156: Skywalking Through Tatooine

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Imagine trekking to Tatooine – visiting those same sand dunes used for Jabba’s Sail Barge and Sarlacc Battle in Return Of The Jedi. Then hunkering down under the stars that evening to watch Return Of The Jedi surrounded by those same dunes. Would you say you’re in Star Wars heaven? Well, we thought so!

Last week we headed to the Imperial Sand Dunes in Buttercup Valley, CA for their now-annual “Discover the Desert Star Wars Event.” We recap the day with Jawa James (Starwars.com / ClubJade) and Margaret Mays. There’s also a great interview with the three organizers of the event: Kris Haugh (501st, Rebel Legion, Mando Mercs), Carla Teeters (Imperial Valley Film Commission / United Desert Gateway), Michelle Puckett (Bureau of Land Management). They tell us about what it takes to put this on and give us a sneak peek to what they have planned next year.

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Jocasta Drew Kaplan (Star Wars Maven) and Sarah take on Catalyst to tell how the book enhances and rounds out characters and situations in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Also on this episode:

  • Winner Revealed of the Foreign Dub Contest
  • John Williams wins his 24th Grammy Award for The Force Awakens soundtrack
  • John Williams is conducting and recording the score for The Last Jedi!!
  • Margaret Kerry releases her book, Tinker Bell Talks: Tales of a Pixie-Dusted Life on 2/19/17!
  • Skywalker Moment – Kevin Raidernerd Reitzel
  • Skywalker Shout-Outs and Skywalker of the Week

WHERE WE WILL BE (IN REAL LIFE)

4/14/17: GALACTIC NIGHTS at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. A one-night Star Wars celebration during Star Wars Celebration Orlando. Details Here

4/16/17: Hoojib Hop and Skywalker Roundtable at Star Wars Celebration Orlando. Details TBD

4/17/17: Skywalker Meet-up at Magic Kingdom. Details TBD

September 17-22, 2017: Skywalking HALLOWEEN ON THE HIGH SEAS Disney Cruise! To get more info, email Randy Crane at cruise@storiesofthemegic.com to get a free, no obligation quote. You’re not committing to anything, just getting information with that request. In the Comments section mention “Skywalking Through Neverland” so Randy Crane knows you want to be part of our group.

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