Interview: Ken Liu Author of The Legends of Luke Skywalker

Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould), and Ken Liu (@Kyliu99) the author of the Legends of Luke Skywalker as we discuss the book, the fandom and collective storytelling.

Ken Liu Website

Ken’s Publications:

The Grace of Kings (2015) and The Wall of Storms (2016) — a silkpunk epic fantasy series

The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories (2016) — my debut collection

The Three-Body Problem and Deaths End (2016) — English translations of vols 1 & 3 of Liu Cixin’s hard SF trilogy

Invisible Planets (2016) — an anthology of contemporary Chinese SF in translation

The Legends of Luke Skywalker (2017) — part of the Star Wars: Journey to The Last Jedi project

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Discussion: Eastern Religions & Star Wars

Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould) and special guest Dr. Sarah Gallant (@sarah_gallant) for the first of many discussions about Religion and Star Wars. We start with a focus on eastern Religious elements we see in Star Wars across the Saga.

Sarah was so kind to include the Academic source for this Podcast HERE

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Discussion: Solo Movie Part 2 **Spoilers**

Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould), and co-hosts Liam Rathgeber (@Liamrathgeber), Ty Black (@Black_tym) and James Dalton (@skullflare) for part 2 of our spoiler discussion and review of Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Part 1: http://whattheforce.ca/discussion-solo-movie-p1/

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Discussion: Solo movie PART 1 **spoilers**

Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould), and co-hosts Liam Rathgeber (@Liamrathgeber), Ty Black (@Black_tym) and James Dalton (@skullflare) for part 1 of our spoiler discussion and review of Solo: A Star Wars Story.

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What the Fandom: Darths & Droids (Webcomic)

Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould) and our guests David Morgan-Mar (@dmmaus) and Andrew Shellshear (@shellshear) and in our segment ‘What the Fandom’ as we discuss the unparalleled Webcomic Darths and Droids which has been running for the last 11 years. This amazing comic is the parent venn diagram between Star Wars, Roleplaying games and headcanon. Come in, get your pre-rolled dice ready! Come listen to Marie-Claire Fangirl!

What is Darths & Droids?
Darths & Droids is an “RPG screencap comic”.

RPG – The characters in our comic are roleplaying game (RPG) players. The Game-Master (GM) guides the players as they take the roles of characters on a quest in a science-fiction universe.
Screencap – Our visuals come from screencaps (still frames) of Star Wars movies.
Comic – This means it’s funny. We hope.
(More: http://www.darthsanddroids.net/faq.html)

Awesome Links:
Website: http://www.darthsanddroids.net/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DarthsAndDroids

All of DMM’s amazing Stuff: http://www.dangermouse.net/

Eavesdropper: http://www.mezzacotta.net/eavesdropper/

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Interview with Vanessa Marshall (Hera from Star Wars Rebels)

Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould), and co-host James Dalton (Skull’s Armory and @skullflare) as we are joined by the amazing Vanessa Marshall (@vanmarshall) Hera from Star Wars Rebels.

We talk about her Fandom, the lessons Star Wars has taught her, all about her experiences with the Star Wars RPG, and the newest Forces of Destiny episode “Chopper and Friends”. **Rebels Spoilers**

Vanessa Marshall’s amazing links:

Vanessa Marshall’s site

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0551223/

 

Good Evening and Good Night Twitchstream of Sam Witwer’s Star Wars RPG Game:

Episode 1: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/218036023

Epsidoe 2: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/226649933

Episode 3: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/241432434

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What the Fandom: Safe Spaces with Joanna Wallace

Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould) with special guest Joanna Wallace (@MissUpsetter ‏). Today we will be talking about Safe Space, with one such advocate and conservationist Joanna Wallace the creator of the Galactic Fempire and Holocron Salon. Joanna is also a fellow podcaster at The Star Wars Hour by Channel Star Wars. Joanna Wallace is creator and admin for the facebook groups Galactic Fempire and Holocron Salon. Galactic Fempire is a fangirl only group. Holocron Salon is a speculation/theory/deep discussion group. Both groups are safe, positive places for fans to gather and discuss Star Wars.

Joanna`s Awesome Links:

http://www.starwars.com/news/most-impressive-fans-youngling-ahsoka

https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheGalacticFempire/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/HolocronSalon/

Another positive group from Marie-Claire:

https://www.reddit.com/r/StarWarsCantina/

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What the Fandom: Fan Art with Troy David Millhoupt

Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould) and our guest Troy David Millhoupt (@troydavidmill)in our segment ‘What the Fandom’ as we discuss Fan Art.

In Troy’s Own Words:

Hi, I’m Troy, an award-winning Creative. Over the last 10+ years I’ve developed unique and innovative solutions, thought-provoking visuals, strategized large campaigns and managed teams of designers for some of the most widely known brands in the world. My ability to work across a broad range of media has made me a creative problem-solver, able to combine amazing designs & marketing strategies. I obsess over details that will only haunt my dreams and go unnoticed by the general public. My background includes directing project life cycles from initial conceptualization to implementation on projects both large and small in scope, for both print and interactive platforms.

Awesome Links:

Troy David Designs Site

Star Wars IX – A New Order Fan Poster

NOTE: For the A New Order art piece, The Knights of Ren characters were referenced from custom action figures by the talented @accustomfigures @jinsaotome .

Balance Fan Poster – Which appeared on the red carpet for Star Wars The Last Jedi.

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The Power of Myth & Symbolism: Sequel Trilogy = Fairy Tale

Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould) and co-host Ty Black (@black_Tym and Wit & Folly on YouTube) in our new segment “The Power of Myth & Symbolism” in Star Wars. Today we speak of Fairy Tales and especially how the sequel trilogy falls into that category.

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Discussion: Last Shot: A Han and Lando Novel **Spoilers**

Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould) and her guest Ty Black (@black_Tym and Wit & Folly on YouTube) to discuss (Star Wars) Last Shot: A Han and Lando Novel, written by Daniel Jose Older (@djolder) published by Del Rey. We discuss the themes, characters, and narrative. **Spoiler Warning**

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