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Wear Star Wars, share Star Wars on Friday

wearstarwarsFriday, December 4 is the sixth annual Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day. Started as a way to rally support for Katie Goldman, who was bullied in school because she was a girl who liked Star Wars, the movement is a way to show geek pride, take a stand against bullying and state that Star Wars is for everyone.

So here’s how you can mark the day:

  1. Wear Star Wars apparel. If so inclined, post a pic on social media with #WearStarWars2015.
  2. Share Star Wars toys. Donate Star Wars toys to kids in need, and include a note that it can go to a boy or a girl! (You’re already going to Toys R Us to get that Yavin medal, right?

Get more information about Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars 2015 on their Facebook event.

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.

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#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.