It’s Force Friday but our countdown giveaways are still going! Thanks to our friends at Del Rey, we’re giving away a hardcover copy of Christie Golden’s Battlefront II: Inferno Squad. Set right after Rogue One and A New Hope, the Empire wants justice for the Death Star, and they assemble Inferno Squad to get it for them. Learn more about the Empire’s best in my interview with Golden at the official site.
Want to win? Simply leave a message in the comments with your favorite ship of this post by the deadline of 11:59 pm EDT on September 3, 2017, and we’ll announce a random winner the following week. Only one entry per person, so choose wisely. We can ship the book to a winner in the US or I can deliver it to you in person at Salt Lake Comic Con (Sept. 21-23, 2017) or at the Rancho Obi-Wan gala in November.
Continuing that count down to Force Friday with two more book giveaways! Thanks to our friends at Insight Editions, we’re giving away two books each to a random winner: Rogue One: AT-ACT Deluxe Book and 3D Wood Model (guidebook by Michael Kogge) and Rogue One: Death Star Deluxe Book and 3D Wood Model (guidebook by Ryder Windham). Both of these sets make for awesome reference books as well as really cool wood models to assemble. Want more info about these cool books? Check out the double-header interview I did with both authors back in July on the official site.
Want to win? Simply leave a message in the comments with the name of the IncrediBuilds book you’d like to win (AT-ACT or DEATH STAR) of this post by the deadline of 11:59 pm EDT on September 3, 2017, and we’ll announce a random winner the following week. Only one entry per person, so choose wisely. We can ship the book to a winner in the US or I can deliver it to you in person at Salt Lake Comic Con (Sept. 21-23, 2017) or at the Rancho Obi-Wan gala in November.
Time to count down to Force Friday with a few book giveaways! Before you head out to the bookstores this Friday, you can get your hands on some cool books from Club Jade! Today we are starting the giveaway for a copy of Star Wars Super Graphic by Tim Leong. Thanks to our friends at Chronicle Books, we’re giving away one copy to a random winner. I totally loved this book of awesome Star Wars infographics, which came out in late July – you can check out my interview with creator Tim Leong over at the official site.
Want to win? Simply leave a message in the comments of this post with the name of your favorite droid by the deadline of 11:59 pm EDT on September 3, 2017, and we’ll announce a random winner the following week. We can ship the book to a winner in the US or I can deliver it to you in person at Salt Lake Comic Con (Sept. 21-23, 2017) or at the Rancho Obi-Wan gala in November.
Just in time for the 40th anniversary of Star Wars, it’s the new batch of #WearStarWarsEveryDay auctions. I’m turning apparel items that were donated for me to wear in my charity fundraising campaign for Collateral Repair Project into an additional way to raise funds for them to continue providing assistance to refugees.
SWCVI exclusive Blue Harvest mesh ball cap
SWCE 2016 Poe Dameron Badge Art tee
Rogue One Death Trooper tee
Funko Pop! Tees Limited Edition BB-8 Poster tee
SDCC 2004 exclusive Trivial Pursuit Star Wars DVD Edition tee
Retro Galaxy from BustedTees
That’s No Moon from Busted Tees
Hand-crocheted R2-D2 beanie with tasseled ear flaps
In the first batch of auction items, the two Star Wars Celebration exclusive shirts sold, raising $81 for Collateral Repair Project. Don’t forget to check out the fundraising results & breakdown of what I wore in the main wear-a-thon of my Wear Star Wars Every Day fundraiser – we raised over $7,900 for Collateral Repair Project.
It’s almost the 40th anniversary of Star Wars, so while everyone has Star Wars on the brain, time to check in to see how the Wear Star Wars Every Day fundraising campaign did! In the last nine days of 2016, #WearStarWarsEveryDay raised over $2,800 for Collateral Repair Project from thirty-eight donors, which put the total amount raised at $7,935.50. Talk about a big finish! The month of December alone saw donations totaling over $3,800 or nearly half of the total of the project – it looks like everyone was waiting to see if I would make it to the end of the year with my goal of wearing a different Star Wars apparel item every day! We even had a donor chip in the equivalent of a dollar a day! I greatly appreciate everyone’s contributions and I know that Collateral Repair Project also greatly appreciates everyone’s generosity.
Thank you so much to everyone who donated to CRP, or donated or lent apparel to me, or otherwise supported the project. Here’s the week 52+ video to recap what I wore in that final week (plus last two days of the year):
I’m amazed that we were able to not only cross the $5,000 threshold in week 51, but we just kept getting donations to push us over $7,500 total, and over $6,000 on the GoFundMe. Just to put it into perspective, $7,935.50 is enough to have Collateral Repair Project provide food for 100 families of four for a month plus purchase 100 sets of school supplies for kids plus purchase 75 mattresses for adults. Still want to make a contribution? You can still help us out by donating at the Wear Star Wars Every Day GoFundMe page, or purchasing Wear Star Wars Every Day apparel up for auction on ebay.
Here’s a quick breakdown of what I wore for Wear Star Wars Every Day. Every day I wore a different Star Wars apparel item, from shirts to hats to costumes to baby clothes – one new item each day, with a bonus item on one day for a total of 367 articles of clothing.
111 items (30%) were owned by me (or Mrs Jawa or Baby Jawa)
217 items (59%) were lent from Wear Star Wars Every Day supporters
39 items (11%) were donated to Wear Star Wars Every Day
We had 3 aloha shirts, 1 bandanna, 3 baseball jerseys, 1 belt, 3 bowling/racing shirts, 2 button down shirts, 5 costume or costume pieces, 1 cover, 1 dress, 1 happi coat, 17 hats, 2 henleys, 1 hockey jersey, 2 long-sleeve shirts, 5 baby onesies, 1 pair of pajama pants, 2 polo shirts, 1 scarf, 1 set of shoelaces, 1 skirt, 2 soccer jerseys, 4 and a half pairs of socks, 1 pair of sweatpants, 9 sweatshirts/sweaters, 2 tank tops, 1 necktie, 2 work shirts, 2 wrist sweatbands, and 288 t-shirts.
Overall, I wore 3 items from Adidas, 5 from TeeFury, 6 from We Love Fine, 9 from Teepublic, 12 items from Her Universe, 13 from Disney (or runDisney), 21 items from Fifth Sun, 21 items from Mad Engine, and 36 official Star Wars Celebration items (covering all the Celebrations as far, except CII). Items came from Ireland, Mexico, Jordan, Germany, Malaysia, Japan and the UK. We had a small number of items from the 1970s and 1980s, a few more from the 1990s, but most from the 2000s and present. All kinds of stuff covered, from individual movies to books and video games and even the Ewoks cartoon, Star Wars In Concert, and the canceled Detours animated series. Items from fan groups included 6 items from Rebel Legion and 23 items from the 501st Legion as well as from about ten different podcasts and sites.
Some of our biggest lenders/donors of apparel are Ian Camaclang (5+ donated), Todd Felton (10 items lent), Margaret Mays (12 lent), Ryan Chung (12 lent), Tom Mascari (12 lent), Kristen Hidalgo (10 donated, 2 lent), Mediocre Jedi (13 lent), Brian Sims (13 lent, 1 donated), Danielle Janda (15 lent), James Sebree (18 lent), Paul Farquhar (25 lent).
For the final push in late December (12/21 to 12/31), I had offered some cool prizes in a random drawing of donors, and we had a lot of donors in this time frame – almost fifty!
A set of four Star Wars Topps trading card series books donated by Abrams ComicArts, including two signed by the series editor, Gary Gerani. Winner: Lillian N.
A set of four Star Wars Topps trading card series books donated by Abrams ComicArts, including two signed by the series editor, Gary Gerani Winner: Annalee H.
Star Wars: Ahsoka novel signed by both the author, E. K. Johnston, and the voice of Ahsoka Tano and audiobook narrator, Ashley Eckstein. Winner: Susan D.
LEGO Star Wars: Chronicles of the Force, signed by authors Cole Horton and Adam Bray. Winner: Amy F.
Star Wars: Maul: Lockdown Advance Uncorrected Proof by Joe Schreiber. Winner: John V.
Star Wars: Aftermath: Life Debt audiobook on CD, written by Chuck Wendig, read by Marc Thompson. Winner: Trina G.
Star Wars: The Original Topps Trading Card Series, Volume One donated by Abrams ComicArts. Winner: Christine M.
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back: The Original Topps Trading Card Series, Volume Two donated by Abrams ComicArts. Winner: Terry F.
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi: The Original Topps Trading Card Series, Volume Three donated by Abrams ComicArts. Winner: Michael W.
Star Wars Galaxy: The Original Topps Trading Card Series donated by Abrams ComicArts. Winner: Mediocre Jedi
Star Wars: Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel hardcover by James Luceno. Winner: MC Y.
Star Wars: Aliens of the Galaxy by Jason Fry. Winner: Nerf
Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi paperback by Kevin Hearne. Winner: Maia M.
Big thanks to everyone who donated in the Week 52+ timeframe (from Dec 24 on into 2017): John V., Jennifer Q., Kyle L., Jazz K. R., Shehryar S., Nerf, Mediocre Jedi, Amy F., Tara M., Nick D., Oei One, Lillian N., Anonymous, Yav, Gerard T., Anonymous, Lynn N., Anonymous, Gregory H., Tom H., Diane O., Cyndi G., Brian C., Tony B., Chickaphant, Eliz, Anonymous, Lillian N., Amy W. N., Trina G., Christine M.-K., Holly F., Patricia B., Caitlin S., Michael W., Maliha S., and Margaret M. Also thanks to Ian for donating a shirt worn in week 52, and Dani and Stuart for lending me apparel for week 52.
The final nine days of 2016 covered the holidays and some of my favorite Star Wars clothing items. We had a scarf, a Christmas-themed shirt, a shirt that was a Christmas present, and finished the year with my favorite Star Wars hat, a Captain Rex cap from The Clone Wars, and an Ewok aloha shirt. Every day I wore a new and different Star Wars apparel item, my daily pledge makers will chip in $4.65 to Collateral Repair Project! This review for Week 52 covers December 23 to December 31 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. With many borrowed and donated items still unworn, I unofficially kept my streak continuing for another two weeks into January, which can be tracked on this album of the Wear Star Wars Every Day Facebook page and ended with a Baze Malbus running costume.
Last week, for Star Wars Day, we had a prize drawing for the Star Wars Notebook Collection, a set of three sweet notebooks featuring classic A New Hope artwork on the covers, graciously given to us from the good folks at Chronicle Books. The winner of our contest, randomly selected from the entries, is John Markham. He will be getting the notebook collection, released earlier this year to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars! Thanks to our friends at Chronicle Books and watch for more prize drawings!
While I finished up the wear-a-thon part of my Wear Star Wars Every Day charity fundraising project after completing the entire year of 2016 by wearing a different Star Wars apparel item each day, the project is now moving onto a new phase with extra fundraising through the auction of donated clothing. Starting us off for Star Wars Day and the first week of May, we have five t-shirts and a hat up on eBay for folks to bid on. Or you can just donate directly to the Wear Star Wars Every Day site to benefit Collateral Repair Project, a non-profit that provides emergency assistance, education, and community support for urban refugees in Amman, Jordan.
Here’s what we have in this first round of auctions, with 100% of the proceeds going to Collateral Repair Project:
Since Star Wars Day is coming up later this week, let’s kick May off with a contest! Chronicle Books recently released a Star Wars Notebook Collection to celebrate the 40th anniversary of A New Hope. This three-pack of blank lined notebooks features iconic ANH artwork on the front, back, and inside covers, as well as spot quotations throughout the notebooks. Each notebook has about 60 pages, and is 6 x 8.5 in. Perfect for keeping a journal while you’re waiting for some escaped droids to show up and start you on your hero’s journey. Thanks to our friends at Chronicle Books, we’re giving away one three-notebook set to a random winner!
Want to win? Simply leave a message in the comments of this post by the deadline of 11:59 pm EDT on May 5, 2017, and we’ll announce a random winner on May 7. We can ship the book to a winner in the U.S. or deliver it to you in person if you’ll be attending Origins Game Fair in Columbus in June or San Diego Comic-Con in July.
Last week, we held a prize drawing for the new Star Wars: Darth Vader and Family coloring book featuring the artwork of Jeffrey Brown, donated by Chronicle Books. And the winner is Stephanie! She will be getting a copy of the coloring book that contains tons of the best Star Wars scenes from earlier Jeffrey Brown books, like Vader’s Little Princess, converted into coloring pages, and includes nine new art pieces just for this book. (Adorable Wookiee and other books for illustrative purposes only.) Thanks to our friends at Chronicle Books!