Happy New Year from Talk Star Wars! It's 2018, the year of Solo: A Star Wars Story, and we can' wait to get started...
We closed out 2017 with episode 100 of the Talk Star Wars podcast, which was a 3 hour plus look at The Last Jedi and we head into 2018 with episode 101 dropping soon which includes some exciting news from the next Star Wars movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story. We look forward to talking about the first official image of Alden Ehrenreich as Han when it drops, the first poster and of course, breaking down the first trailer.
2017 was a great year for our Patreon campaign.
We kicked things off nicely with an incredible community of supporters who stay in touch via our wonderful TSW VIP Facebook Group. We launched a daily podcast called Talk Star Wars Daily, where I look at the Star Wars news for the day, our facebook group get together once a week for a live session just before the recording of the Talk Star Wars podcast, and we gave away a bunch of Star Wars stuff including collectable art, new canon books, old legends comics, toys and so much more. In 2018 we intend to raise the bar and celebrate everyone 100 Patron landmark by giving away a premium item during our facebook live sessions once each month. Want to win and Xbox of a PS4? Maybe you want a high end Lego construction set but can't justify the expense? We will be drawing TSW VIP names to win these items every time was cross a 100 Patron goal. Head to Patreon.com/TalkStarWars and sign up to be in with a chance of winning!
In 2017 we had a couple of TSW VIP meet ups. One was at Star Wars Identities, where we took in the exhibition and then grabbed some dinner and talk Star Wars. The other was at Star Wars Force Friday II, where we lined up with Star Wars fans to be among the first to buy the new Star Wars The Last Jedi march. Several of the guys won items at the event including the voice changing Black Series Stormtrooper helmet and a LEGO BB-8! We will be kicking off 2018 with our next TSW VIP meet up to go see The Last Jedi together! If you'd like to be a part of this event, and future meet ups, become a Patron.
All that and a new Star Wars movie. The Last Jedi may have been divisive among the fans, but it certainly generated a lot of conversation. We know we will have just as much fun talking about Solo: A Star Wars Story, and then we will be watching the production of J.J. Abrams' Star Wars Episode IX. And during the down time between Solo and IX we will be doing a Star Wars retrospective on a new series of podcasts hosted by Robert Cast. The series will be called the TSW Round Table Retrospective and sill kick off with Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace.
We have so much to look forward to it's hard to slow down enough to celebrate this year!
Happy new year, and may the Force be with you...
Thank you for reading,