Fans of The Wookiee Gunner, if you’d like to partake in a charity event this weekend, tune in to the fan fundraiser for Rancho Obi-Wan, entitled “The Kessel Run.” More details below:
This Sunday, January 12th, 2014, we will be podcasting for 8 hours non-stop! We’re hoping the Star Wars community will join us while we discuss Star Wars all day for fun and to support a great place! We are urging everyone to make a donation to Rancho Obi-Wan, between the hours of 12 and 8pm PST!
For 8 hours, Randy Lo Gudice of 1985Fm.com, Mark Newbold of JediNews.co.uk, Johnamarie Macias of the TheWookieeGunner.com, Jeremy Conrad of FuriousFanboys.com and Jason Ward of MakingStarWars.net will be live via MakingStarWars.net’s Ustream.
Throughout the day, we will be joined by:
- Mike and Joao of The Cantina Cast!
- Dunc and Jawa James from Club Jade!
- Dion from Star Wars Always!
- And his worshipfullness, Chris from the Star Wars Kidscast!
- Plus many more Star Wars fans and aficionados (…perhaps even Steve Sansweet himself?)
For every $10.00 donated to Rancho Obi-Wan via the Donate button found here, Rancho Obi-Wan will donate a Star Wars book to Operation Paperback! Operation Paperback is a non-profit organization that collects gently used books nationwide and delivers them to American troops overseas, as well as veterans and military families in the U.S.
How it came about:
After one long three hour podcast, Jeremy’s wife asked, “What is there left to talk about?”
Jeremy responded, “It’s Star Wars!”
Jason, agreeing with Jeremy, said they could easily do eight hours of podcasting! Mark Newbold of Jedi News stepped in and suggested we do it as a fundraiser. For the next few days, Jason and Mark shot emails back and forth and decided there wasn’t a better non-profit to support than Rancho Obi-Wan, which houses the largest Star Wars collection in the world. Such a unique and fantastic place deserves to be preserved via support from the Star Wars fan community!
What will the show entail?
We plan to discuss everything Star Wars over that 8 hours! From Episode I-VI to Episode VII and beyond! From the Expanded Universe and continuity to Star Wars being for everybody! There is also a rumor that we might do some Star Wars Mad Libs, but we can neither confirm nor deny that report. We can promise great discussion and a lot of laughs.
We will also interact with the Star Wars community via Twitter during the live show via the hash tag: #KesselRun.
We hope you will join us live on Sunday, January 12th, from 12-8pm PST! After the live event, an audio version will be available via NowThisisPodcasting.net. If you cannot join us, you can always make a donation to Rancho Obi-Wan at any time via RanchoObiWan.org.