We've almost made it, friends! What to many of us is probably the worst year in memory - is almost over! We have every right to celebrate the symbolic "moving on" from this year, and we also have every right to be hopeful about the future. In fact, as Star Wars fans, I think it's … Continue reading From Pyre to Fireworks: A Message for the New Year
I had a friend that told me once a long time ago that the best science fiction and fantasy takes us out of our own world but still teaches us about our world. The last few days and weeks and months have been filled with plenty of strife, anguish, hurt, and sickness. If Star Wars … Continue reading Three Things Star Wars Teaches About Social Change
May the Fourth is quickly approaching, and we want to put together something special to celebrate. The reason we set aside this day to revel in our Star Wars fandom is simple: Star Wars means something to us. Since these stories are set in a massive galaxy with a vast array of different characters, what … Continue reading Guarding the Light: What Does Star Wars Mean to You?
There's no getting around it. The last few weeks have been stressful, crazy, and downright depressing more often than not. And the next few weeks or possibly months don't look a lot different as we sit here right now. Seeing everything close down and major events cancelling or postponing their plans throws everything into doubt. … Continue reading Guarding The Light: Celebration Online
I stumbled across this story last week, and it's just one of those feel-good stories. With so much negativity going on in social media and on the news, it's not often you get a story like this. If you're in Louisiana, you can start your Jedi training for just 25 cents. Local Jedi Master Elliot … Continue reading Guarding the Light: Community Jedi Training
The image above depicts both the dark side and the light. Have I experienced darkness in the Star Wars fandom? Absolutely. Especially in the years following the release of The Last Jedi. To be honest, it was a very difficult time for me to be a Star Wars fan because I loved The Last Jedi … Continue reading Guarding The Light: Star Wars Celebration 2019
Image from 501st.com. I can't think of a better place to start showcasing the good in our community than by starting with the 501st Legion. You'd be hard-pressed to find a group of fans that are as devoted to the franchise while being as devoted to doing wonderful things both locally and globally. I'll just … Continue reading Guarding the Light: The 501st Legion