Throughout the forty-year history of Star Wars, there have been countless ways that fans have chosen to show their appreciation for the saga. Since the advent of the internet it has made many of these ways much easier. Whether it be through podcasts or websites just like this one, fans have come out en mass to show their support for the Galaxy Far, Far Away. While podcasts and websites certainly have their own merits and outreach to them, it would be wrong to omit one of the other sides of the Star Wars fandom, those that create their own Star Wars fan-works.
Earlier this month the Star Wars fandom descended upon Orlando, Florida for the latest Star Wars Celebration. Besides new film releases, Celebration’s have quickly become the next biggest event in the Star Wars calendar. This year’s convention certainly lived up to the hype (even with some hiccups along the way). While there were plenty of announcements, reveals, trailers, and events, the most important thing, to me at least, were the people.
It’s time for Episode 16 of Lattes with Leia! With Star Wars Celebration Orlando recently wrapping, we spend some of the episode going over highlights from the convention – including The Last Jedi teaser. We also dive into Star Wars moments that have stuck with us and had a last impact on us. Plus, we touch on some awesome art and the new Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie book.
Here is our report from Day Two of Celebration Orlando, including interviews with Star Wars fans on the convention floor, as well as initial reactions to the teaser trailer of The Last Jedi from Dan Z, Cory Clubb, Jeff McGee of Comics With Kenobi & Marvin Dog Media, and Scott Murray of Assembly of Geeks. We also catch up with The Star Wars Heresies author, Paul McDonald. Live from the Convention floor, this is the podcast you’re looking for!
Today, Lucasfilm officially announced the official title for Episode VIII.