In today’s show, we have breaking news about the future of Coffee With Kenobi. In our discussion segment, Stephen Stanton returns for our topic on Show # 64, the role of the anti hero in Star Wars. We also talk about the latest Celebration Orlando announcements, our current Celebration itinerary, and Cory continues to taunt Dan about Pacific Rim is. Returning contributor Nick DiCo is back to discuss Star Wars video games and Jason Brame brings us an update on the Star Wars canon.
Memorial Gala to honor Carrie Fisher during Star Wars Celebration Orlando
Thursday night, April 13th, when the lights go out at Star Wars Celebration, one group of fans is seeing to it that the celebrating won’t be over. They are the hosts of Drowning in Moonlight: the memorial gala in honor of Carrie Fisher being held poolside at the adjacent Rosen Centre Hotel. The party kicks off at 7:30 and features a silent auction, a custom photo booth, exclusive merchandise, and an ever-growing roster of special guests. Tickets to the gala are $40 per person with a special price of $75 for couples that runs through Valentine’s Day. All proceeds will benefit The Midnight Mission, a charity that was close to Ms. Fisher’s heart.
Her Universe has added an all-new t-shirt to their Star Wars collection — but this isn’t just any Star Wars tee! Titled “Self-Rescuing Princess,” this tee is an homage to Carrie Fisher, and proceeds from sales of this shirt will benefit the mental health charity The Thalians, which once had Debbie Reynolds as President. A fitting tribute to two wonderful women who are deeply missed!
Drowning in Moonlight is a memorial benefit in honor of Carrie Fisher (1956-2016) and in the service of The Midnight Mission – a cause that was close to Ms. Fisher’s heart. The gala is scheduled to be held on Thursday, the 13th of April, 2017 in Orlando, Florida in concert with Star Wars Celebration Orlando. The event is being coordinated by the team from Tosche Station and the Star Wars Podcast Alliance with support from an ever-growing list of prominent Celebration personalities, sponsors, and fan sites including Full of Sith, Jedi News, Coffee With Kenobi, Star Wars Report, Retro Zap, and more.
We did it! The thirteenth episode of Lattes with Leia marks our year anniversary. After discussing what we’re most excited about related to Star Wars at the moment – the Star Wars Day at Sea Disney Cruise and runDisney’s Star Wars half – we talk about Carrie Fisher. We cover her role as Princess Leia, her work raising awareness for mental issues, her writing, and her legacy.
This one’s for you, Carrie.
2016 was a year that teemed with memorable moments, from the Cubs winning a World Series for the first time in over a century to a grueling election season with results that–to put it mildly–proved divisive to American citizens. Perhaps the most surprising facet of the sixteenth year of the new millennium came not from the annals of sports or politics, but pop culture. Last year was deemed “The Year of Death,” as an unusual number of actors and musicians passed from this world. Many of these people were not of the character actor, “where have I seen this guy before” variety, but titanic icons whose names conjure immediate images: David Bowie, Prince, Alan Rickman, George Michael.
And, of course, Carrie Fisher, who passed away in the final week of 2016 after suffering a massive heart attack.
It’s never easy losing a friend, an idol, an icon. The loss of Carrie Fisher is one we won’t forget and will feel, acutely, through 2017 and beyond.
It’s among the reasons this episode starts somber, and for good reason, but we never lose sight of the hope that Star Wars brings its legion of fans and the community that has built itself up around the Saga.
The passing of Carrie Fisher was sudden, unexpected, and is a tremendous loss felt worldwide. Coffee With Kenobi is joined by returning guest, and Hollywood Insider, Bill Thill, as we reflect on the legacy of Carrie Fisher, her many talents and roles, and what she meant to each of us.
On December 27, the unthinkable happened. The world lost Carrie Fisher. Family, friends, colleagues, and fans have shared their grief over the devastating reality that she’s gone. Known not only for her most famous role as Princess Leia in Star Wars, but also as a best-selling author, first-rate actress, script doctor, and mental-health advocate. Most importantly, she was a mother, a daughter, and a sister. She leaves a hole no one will ever fill. Carrie Fisher was one-of-a-kind and loved by everyone who knew her personally, or were touched by her work and enduring spirit over the years.
We here at Coffee With Kenobi would like to share some recollections of our Princess, our General, our beloved Carrie Fisher.
Two weeks to the day after seeing it ourselves, my husband, Tom, and I finally got to see “Rogue One” with our two daughters who came home for the holidays. Neither one of them had seen the newest chapter in Star Wars lore as of yet, and Tom and I were waiting with bated breath for them to see it – especially this past week since the two of us could not talk about the movie at all if there was even the smidgeon of a possibility that either of the girls were within ear shot [our ‘eagle-eared’ daughters can hear just about anything from any corner of the house, we learned long, long ago]. Best to err on the side of caution, and not say one word. In all fairness to the girls, Tom and I each were ‘allowed’ to utter one word in regard to “Rogue One” – we could answer “yes” or “no” to the query, “Did you like it?” after seeing it opening night [December 15]. We embellished our answers by giving a thumb’s up signal. They allowed that. 😉