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R2-KT will appear in The Force Awakens

@tk210: It's official, R2-KT is in The Force Awakens. We just received permission to share the news. #R2KTinStarWars @ArtooKatee #StarWars

As suspected due to her brief appearance in the behind-the-scenes video at SDCC, R2-KT will be in The Force Awakens, per Albin Johnson.

The original R2-KT was a gift to and eventually memorialized Johnson’s daughter Katie, who passed away due to an inoperable brain tumor in 2005. A digital version of the pink astromech has previously appeared on The Clone Wars.

R2-D2 and R2-KT on The Clone Wars.

#ForceforDaniel’s Daniel Fleetwood has passed away

forcefordanielDaniel Fleetwood, the ill Star Wars fan who got to see The Force Awakens a last week, has passed away. Per his wife Ashley on Facebook:

Daniel put up an amazing fight to the very end. He is now one with God and with the force. He passed in his sleep and in peace. He will always be my idol and my hero. Please hug uncle Marc for me and give Lucy lots of kisses. Rest in peace my love.

Ashley is still raising money for Daniel’s medical bills on GoFundMe. The fund is now up to $57K – more than half of what’s needed.

Terminally ill fan gets to see rough cut of The Force Awakens

forcefordanielDaniel Fleetwood, a Texas fan with terminal cancer who was given only two months to live in September, got his wish to see The Force Awakens, his wife Ashley said today:

Daniel just finished watching an unedited version of Star Wars: The Force Awakens!!! We would like to thank the awesomely talented JJ Abrams for calling us yesterday to tell us Danjel was getting his wish granted! We also would like to thank Lynne, Ben and Anahuac for coming to our home and screening the movie for Daniel.

Actors Mark Hamill, John Boyega and many more have shown their support for #ForceForDaniel. Hamill has already responded to the news.

Over $31K has been raised for Daniel’s medical bills on GoFundMe.

The Star Wars Stylebook is still around


It (technically) began with a post here several years back, and last year, the @SWStylebook Twitter account was born, for those who like their Star Wars spelling and grammar as pedantic as possible. Despite some occasional periods of downtime, the Twitter account is still up and running, and I recently did an interview about it with Andy Bechtel of The Editor’s Desk.