It's no real secret that I often feel that we at Wookieepedia are very insular, and not part of the greater fan community. Our interactions with the rest of the wider Star Wars fandom is very limited and, due to the nature of what we do and how we do it, we communicate even with each other through chat programs and talk pages. So going into Celebration Anaheim, I was both worried about the response we would receive, and determined to boost our interaction with the wider fandom. It turns out I had very little to fear. Nearly everyone who came to our booth had heard of us, and had very positive things to say about the site and the work we do, and how we handled the entire Legends/Canon split. And those that had never heard of us were educated…Read more >
Attending Celebration Anaheim is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and going in, I knew who I wanted to meet. Surrounded by Star Wars actors and content contributors, there were a few that I intended to actively seek out. Who I ended up meeting was a different story, and it was one that was better than envisaged.
On my first day at the Anaheim Conventin Center, I managed to totally walk past Ashley Eckstein, voice actress of Ahsoka Tano, without realising it until someone waiting in line for the J.J. Abrams/Kathleen Kennedy opening panel called out to her.
But the first day went better after that. While at lunch with John Hazlett (), he introduced me to Jason Fry, author of many of my favourite reference works including The Essential Guide to W…Read more >