The Road to Celebration ABCs … literally

It’s a Star Wars Celebration Chicago minicast of Children of the Force!

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We are in … well, Schaumberg. Which is a suburb of Chicago. But by the time you listen to this, we might just be in Chicago at our hotel across the street from STAR WARS CELEBRATION!!!

In this episode, we reveal that we got into the Mandalorian panel at the Celebration stage and the overflow stage for Episode IX!

There’s going to be so much to talk about these next few days, we thought we’d do a quick little episode from the hotel room tonight. Enjoy!

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Episode 128 – Celebration Anticipation

It’s episode 128 of Children of the Force!

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First of all, join us at the Arc Bar at Celebration on Saturday, organized by Coffee With Kenobi! From their site:

Where: The Arc Bar at the Hyatt-Regency at McCormick Place

When: Saturday, April 13th, 2019

Time: 7:30 pm to whenever our Republic credits run out

Why: We want Star Wars podcasts and their listeners to get together and share the joy of this saga and fandom together!

STAR WARSY STUFF [9:10]

We’re hopping back on the Star Wars watch-through train! ROTJ, TFA, and TLJ are on the list for sure. And maybe Battlefront II cut-scenes?

Anna and Al are into reading Queen’s Shadow. It’s great.

NEWS [12:25]

Black Spire has a cover!

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Is Taika Waititi playing an assassin droid? Maybe.

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Master and Apprentice Celebration exclusive cover has been revealed!

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Also, the Queen’s Shadow exclusive!

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CANON NEWS [21:50]

Our mild spoiler canon news comes from Queen’s Shadow. 

JOKE [26:40]

What did Anakin say when he found his lost Naboo credit chip with an image of Padmé  on it. 

Q&A COUNCIL [28:35]

Now that we have more info about Celebration, what are we looking forward to most?
Who would we want to run into the most?

CELEBRATION NEWS [41:10]

Hayden!

We’ve decided on our autographs: Peter Mayhew, Joonas Suotamo, and Janina Gavankar!

I run down how the lottery and reservation system works. We’re super happy about it.

SHOUTOUTS [1:05:00]

Liam shouts out to Fred and Blaine, friends of his who recently started listening to the show at episode #0.

OUTRO [1:07:50]

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Episode 127 – Full-Sized Mediocrity

It’s episode 127 of Children of the Force!

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STAR WARSY STUFF [2:00]

I started reading the great Queen’s Shadow by E.K. Johnston.

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Isaiah left us a voicemail!

A Neimoidian correction.

Also, this:

We watched the season finale of Resistance. No spoilers here, but it was pretty darn good!

We also talk about Star Wars Creature Madness!

NEWS [12:20]

We don’t have a title. And that’s OK.

Galaxy’s Edge looks amazing! Check out Nerdist and Entertainment Weekly for photos and more!

Check out this animatronic Hondo!

Here’s that Wired video of Oscar Isaac and Pedro Pascal:

Q&A COUNCIL [33:45]

Michal sends the response to her question about what story change we could make if we could. Her thoughts dwell on Padmé, as well. And we read her fantastic email all about Padmé surviving.

Then we talk about Amy’s great fan ficlet about Padmé. Check it out here: https://twitter.com/AmyWishman/status/1101616417391165441

CELEBRATION NEWS [45:00]

We cover all of the panels and guests that have been announced in the last few weeks.

STUMP THE LUMP [1:03:35]

This question comes from Evan: What’s the name of the species who built Jabba’s palace?

OUTRO [1:09:20]

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Children of the Force #126 – Introducing Emma! – Return of the Mini-Cast

It’s the Return of the Mini-Cast! We haven’t had one of these since May, 2016!

This time around, three year old Emma makes her triumphant debut on the show! We talk about lightsabers, stormtroopers, and that time she watched Star Wars way back when she was fifteen years old.

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It’s a fun little episode. Enjoy!

Episode 125 – Science Museum of MN’s Star Wars Day!

It’s our Science Museum of Minnesota Star Wars day special! We interviewed a ton of Star Wars fans of every age. It was a busy day!

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We talked to (let me know if I misspelled your name!):

Maxwell – 4:05

Mason and Miles – 6:20

Ella – 7:50

Evan and Caleb – 9:22

Chris – 12:07

Grant – 17:08

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Ethan – 20:05

Addie – 21:33

Theodore and Landon – 23:55

Kohyn – 26:25

Tim – 27:30

Aaron – 28:33

Vinnie – 32:00

Brock – 32:50

Cale – 33:50

Matias and Oliver – 34:55

Noah – 39:30

Levi – 44:25

Evan – 48:42

Wyatt – 52:58

George – 56:03

Luella – 58:46

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Tom – 1:02:38

Chloe – 1:13:15

Here’s a picture of Anna with Chloe’s dad!

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Dylan – 1:15:03

Ira – 1:19:30

RECAP AND THANK YOUS [1:22:05]

Thanks to everyone for coming on the show! Thanks to Jenn from the 501st for organizing all of us. And thanks to the Science Museum of Minnesota for putting on such an awesome event. Here are some photos of the event. I didn’t get nearly as many as I wanted, since we were behind the microphone most of the day. But it was still awesome!


OUTRO [1:32:00]

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