This page is an archive of a community-wide discussion. This page is no longer live. Further comments or questions on this topic should be made in a new Senate Hall page rather than here so that this page is preserved as a historic record. Advanced Jedi Training Droid 6(Talk to my master) 00:00, May 5, 2016 (UTC)
In regards to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens—The Official Visual Story Guide magazine that was put out recently as a film companion, if you come across information that cannot be found in any other sources, please do not include that information in canon pages. Lucasfilm Story Group creative executive Pablo Hidalgo tweeted here that he wasn't aware that this guide even existed. So it has not gone through Story Group vetting.
For example, the guide says that Kylo Ren founded the Knights of Ren. According to Pablo, "...it would seem the author is guessing based on nothing." He also said that if he/the Story Group had seen that information, it would have been removed. So that also calls into question any other information that can't be found in other sources.
Let's not use this thread as a venue for remarking on how things are being released without vetting, or how Lucasfilm treats canon is confusing to you, or anything like that. Sorry if I seem negative there, but since a lot of other threads have gone that way, and this is just a simple note to not include any information specific to this guide, I figure we don't need to go down that road. Thanks! - Brandon Rhea(talk) 21:22, April 2, 2016 (UTC)
Nice catch Brandon! The sample even called the Tashtor sector the Tashtor section, so I already considered this source dubious. - AV-6R7Crew Pit 21:38, April 2, 2016 (UTC)
Credit for the catch goes to Cevan, who included the tweet I mentioned in edit summaries earlier today. Thanks Cevan! - Brandon Rhea(talk) 21:40, April 2, 2016 (UTC)
Added that tidbit to the Official Visual Story Guide article, where it'll have more visibility than in a Senate Hall thread. Asithol (talk) 18:19, April 4, 2016 (UTC)
You know, we have a template for the old Legends continuity called "Unlicensed" in which we indicate material that originated from a source that wasn't licensed by Lucasfilm. Maybe it would be helpful to have something like that for these sorts of situations as well. It could say something like "This article concerns a product whose contents were not vetted by the Lucasfilm Story Group. While its material may focus on characters and situations found within the new canon continuity, material originating from this source should not be considered canon unless verified by another source." ProfessorTofty (talk) 21:41, April 4, 2016 (UTC)