Daisy Ridley shuts down her Instagram. She deleted her account on the social photo site after receiving harassment over an anti-violence message. Ridley has previously deleted both her Twitter and Instagram, though only the Instagram returned.
Want to win some cool convention loot? Here’s your chance to score some swag while helping Wear Star Wars Every Day! You can win:
- An uncorrected advance proof copy of Ahsoka by E. K. Johnston: to be given to random person who donates $25 or more in August via gofundme.com/WearStarWars2016.
- CREW shirt from Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016 (Size L): to be given out to a random person who has donates any amount in August via gofundme.com/WearStarWars2016 or is set up as a monthly donor (via gofundme) or per-day pledge maker via the online form.
3. THE RUSTY DROID bottle opener from Celebration Europe 2016 – to be given out to a random person who has liked the Wear Star Wars Every Day Facebook page and shared at least one of the daily #WearStarWarsEveryDay photos on their FB page in August.
Drawings to be held in September! Remember that your donations help Collateral Repair Project, a non-profit that provides assistance, education, and community support to urban refugees. Learn more about Wear Star Wars Every Day!
Dunc on the latest Blast Points podcast. I chat Star Wars fandom, the future and more with Jason.
Spoiler: It’s all footage from the trailer, but interesting that we’d be seeing this quite so soon.
Rumor: Prequel trilogy, The Force Awakens coming to Blu-ray 3D in the fall? The Phantom Menace and The Force Awakens had wide releases in 3D, but the Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith conversions have only been shown at fan events.
Mythbusters’ Adam Savage traditionally does some heavy-duty cosplay for San Diego Comic-Con, and this year one of his choices was Kylo Ren. Check out the video below, or his interview at StarWars.com.
Daisy Ridley was named the Breakout Star at the Teen Choice Awards last night, giving a shoutout to “her boy” John Boyega and debuting a new haircut. (Which could be for a non-Star Wars role, maybe The Lost Wife, as she’s mentioned being “employed again soon”.) Adam Driver wasn’t there, but he did win for Movie Villain for The Force Awakens.
It’s been a busy few weeks for me, but rest assured, #WearStarWarsEveryDay is still going strong! Now that I’ve gotten to recover a bit from the marathon of Celebration Europe and San Diego Comic-Con, I’ve made the recap video for the past three weeks. We’ve got a ton of t-shirts, a random polo shirt, a Jar Jar baseball jersey and First Order soccer jersey, and even a dress in this batch of wear for charity. Yup, I show some leg. Big thanks to Brian, Sam, and Walt for donating shirts (all at Celebration Europe). And thanks to everyone who has lent me apparel that I’ve worn in these three weeks: James, Paul, Christine, Anastasia, Daniel, Michael, Mark, Danielle, and Mediocre Jedi! Remember, every day i keep the streak of wearing a different Star Wars apparel item going, that’s another $4.65 pledged from my donors!
We’ve got a bunch of different wear, including some custom designs, as well as a slew from Celebration Europe, and some for The Old Republic, 501st Legion, mashups, and more. This review for Weeks 28 through 30 covers July 8 to July 28 of my wearathon, and an update on fundraising for Collateral Repair Project, a non-profit organization that provides emergency assistance, education, and community support to urban refugees. While we have three weeks of cool wear, we don’t have a lot of fundraising news to report – just a single automatic monthly donation, so maybe now’s the time to pitch in and help us reach our fundraising goal!
Thanks to everyone who has supported Wear Star Wars Every Day so far, both our one-time donors and our per-day pledgemakers. Each day I continue my project is another $4.65 donated by our pledge makers. I’d love to get that total up to $5.00 even (or higher!) for the second half of 2016. If you’d like to chip in at a dime a day or a quarter per day (or more), make your pledge at the per-day pledge form and you can choose whether to support the project for the entire year, or just start at the beginning of July. Or you can just make a one-time or monthly donation at GoFundMe.com/WearStarWars2016.
Lucasfilm shared a new picture of Riz Ahmed’s Bodhi Rook in Rogue One. Don’t forget to act surprised when his hairstyle prompts a new wave of theories as to Rey’s parentage!
→ Mads Mikkelsen says the film’s reshoots “will be done soon,” and calls director Gareth Edwards “a real actors’ man.”
→ Also making waves this week is some 100% official confirmations of who won’t be in Rogue One, as spotted by Star Wars Underworld.
We’re getting a second wind for Aftermath: Life Debt, with io9 having a new interview with author Chuck Wendig, and Lucasfilm’s Jennifer Heddle on 7 reasons to pick it up. From earlier, James’ Wendig interview on StarWars.com, Eleven-ThirtyEight’s Jay Shah on Leia and Rae Sloane and io9’s rundown of what we learned from the book.
→ There’s a cover art Q&A with Del Rey art director Scott B. on Star Wars book cover design, including concepts for Aftermath and Dark Disciple.
→ Del Rey is shutting down their Star Wars Action Team community, they announced via email Thursday. Fans could accumulate points for books and items (usually convention exclusives) by publishing reviews and other actions. The site will be up through August 31 for fans to earn and spend their reward points.
→ And finally, just for fun, I got to reintroduce people to the concept of Corran Horn sleeping with a sentient otter. Glorious. But seriously, today on the CJ Tumblr is dedicated to General Hux and his newly-revealed first name, because fandom is amazing and hilarious. (Yes, there will be Millicent. And a guest appearance by Thrawn.)