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Children of the Force #131 - Days 3, 4, and 5 of Star Wars Celebration Chicago

Children of the Force #131 - Days 3, 4, and 5 of Star Wars Celebration Chicago

April 20, 2019

Join us for days 3, 4, and 5 of Star Wars Celebration Chicago! Be sure to check out the post on our website for photos and links and all of the good stuff that goes along with this episode: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2019/04/21/episode-131-days-3-4-and-5-of-star-wars-celebration-chicago/

After some opening thoughts about Celebration and some news of how we’re acclimating back into our regular lives, we get into it…

SATURDAY [7:40]

The Rebels Remembered panel was great, emotional and hilarious.

We stopped by the Star Wars Show stage and Cameron took our picture, as you can see here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BwNZbZqAnv1/

Then we witnessed The Running of the Hoods, which is delightfully bizarre. Check out the videos on our Twitter feed here: https://twitter.com/ForceChildren/status/1117291095543701505

Then we went to the Sisters of the Force panel on the Celebration stage, which was a great conversation full of appreciation and tears. The energy in that stadium was so amazing.

And we ended the day with A Star Wars Let’s Play, the video game panel. Which was so funny my face was sore at the end of it. I wish I would have taken video of this panel. Alas...

But actually, we ended the day with the Podcast Meetup at the hotel bar. It was a blast. So fun to meet some of our fellow podcasters.

SUNDAY [34:50]

We went to the Mandalorian panel on the Celebration stage. It was awesome and we’ll talk more about it on an upcoming show! (It's hard to see, but there are ton of Mandalorian Mercs right in the middle of that photo holding up their helmets.)

EK Johnston signed a couple books and we had a great conversation with her about Crokinole.

Then we met Andi Gutierrez and Anthony Carboni and Scott Bromley!

 

I got Anthony Daniels autograph on my 1977 trading card of 3PO! And he held the action figure I’ve owned nearly my entire life!

Then we went to the Clone Wars panel, which was awesome! You can watch it here (including the clips from upcoming episodes and the trailer for the new season!):

https://youtu.be/I0XlB2EJZuA?t=10

We ended the day with laughter again at the Anthony Daniels one-man show. Which included us all singing along to this video of 3PO on Sesame Street:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDRlZHn_oPE

MONDAY [54:00]

We went to the Celebration Store, which was pretty cool. The kids got this photo with a Loth Wolf:

We saw the awe-inspiring completed diorama.

Met Ryan and Dillon from the Me and My Padawan podcast. 

We ran into the Geeky Bubble crew!

And we got Peter Mayhew’s autograph on my 1977 trading card of Chewbacca!

FINAL THOUGHTS ABOUT CELEBRATION [1:16:35]

OUTRO [1:20:10]

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Children of the Force #130 - Day 2 of Star Wars Celebration Chicago

Children of the Force #130 - Day 2 of Star Wars Celebration Chicago

April 13, 2019

Coming to you from Star Wars Celebration Chicago! Hear all about our second day, the trailer reveal, seeing all the stars live, and more! 

I'll be adding a ton of photos and links for this episode to our website at a later date, but for now have a good listen!

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Children of the Force #129 - Day 1 of Celebration

Children of the Force #129 - Day 1 of Celebration

April 12, 2019

Coming to you from Star Wars Celebration Chicago! Hear all about our first day, an interview with Frank from Diorama Builders, Janina Gavankar plugging our podcast, and a whole bunch more!

I'll be adding a ton of photos and links to our website at a later date, but for now at least, here's Janina Gavankar's twitch video of her signing the autograph for us. The link will take you to right before meet her: 

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/409664481?t=01h28m05s

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The Road to Celebration ABCs … literally

The Road to Celebration ABCs … literally

April 10, 2019

We are in ... well, Schaumberg. Which is a suburb of Chicago. But by the time you listen to this, we'll probably be in Chicago at our hotel across the street from STAR WARS CELEBRATION!!!

In this episode, we reveal that we got into the Mandalorian panel at the Celebration stage and the overflow stage for Episode IX!

There's going to be so much to talk about these next few days, we thought we'd do a quick fun little episode from the hotel room tonight. Enjoy! 

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Children of the Force #128 - Celebration Anticipation

Children of the Force #128 - Celebration Anticipation

March 28, 2019

This week, we're talking all about Celebration and a whole bunch more! 

STAR WARSY STUFF [9:10]

We’re hopping back on the Star Wars watch-through train! ROTJ, TFA, and TLJ are on the list for sure. And maybe Battlefront II cut-scenes?

Anna and Al have started reading Queen’s Shadow. It’s great.

NEWS [12:25]

Black Spire has a cover!

Is Taika Waititi playing an assassin droid? Maybe.

Master and Apprentice and Queen’s Shadow Celebration exclusive covers have been revealed! 

CANON NEWS [21:50]

Our mild spoiler canon news comes from Queen’s Shadow. 

JOKE [26:40]

What did Anakin say when he found his lost Naboo credit chip with an image of Padmé  on it. 

Q&A COUNCIL [28:35]

Now that we have more info about Celebration, what are we looking forward to most?
Who would we want to run into the most?

CELEBRATION NEWS [41:10]

Hayden!

We’ve decided on our autographs: Peter Mayhew, Joonas Suotamo, and Janina Gavankar!

I run down how the lottery and reservation system works. We’re super happy about it.

SHOUTOUTS [1:05:00]

Liam shouts out to Fred and Blaine, friends of his who recently started listening to the show at episode #0.

OUTRO [1:07:50]

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Children of the Force #127 - Full-Sized Mediocrity

Children of the Force #127 - Full-Sized Mediocrity

March 20, 2019

We're back with a full(er)-sized episode! From Resistance to Galaxy's Edge to Celebration and a bunch of places in between ... it's no moon, it's a big ol' episode of Children of the Force! 

STAR WARSY STUFF [2:00]

I started reading the great Queen’s Shadow by E.K. Johnston.

Isaiah left us a voicemail!

A Neimoidian correction.

We watched the season finale of Resistance. No spoilers here, but it was pretty darn good!

We also talk about Star Wars Creature Madness!

NEWS[12:20]

We don’t have a title. And that’s OK.

Galaxy’s Edge looks amazing! Check out Nerdist and Entertainment Weekly for photos and more!

Q&A COUNCIL[33:45]

Michal sends the response to her question about what story change we could make if we could. Her thoughts dwell on Padmé, as well. And we read her fantastic email all about Padmé surviving.

Then we talk about Amy’s great fan ficlet about Padmé. Check it out here: https://twitter.com/AmyWishman/status/1101616417391165441

CELEBRATION NEWS [45:00]

We cover all of the panels and guests that have been announced in the last few weeks.

STUMP THE LUMP [1:03:35]

From Evan: What’s the name of the species who built Jabba’s palace?

OUTRO [1:09:20]

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Children of the Force #126 - Introducing Emma! - Return of the Mini-Cast

Children of the Force #126 - Introducing Emma! - Return of the Mini-Cast

March 16, 2019

It's the Return of the Mini-Cast! We haven't had one of these since May, 2016! 

This time around, three year old Emma makes her triumphant debut on the show! We talk about lightsabers, stormtroopers, and that time she watched Star Wars way back when she was fifteen years old. 

It's a fun little episode. Enjoy! 

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Children of the Force #125 - Science Museum of MN’s Star Wars Day!

Children of the Force #125 - Science Museum of MN’s Star Wars Day!

February 26, 2019

It’s our Science Museum of Minnesota Star Wars day special! We interviewed a ton of Star Wars fans of every age. It was a busy day! Check out our website to see photos from the day: http://childrenoftheforce.com/2019/02/27/episode-125-science-museum-of-mns-star-wars-day/

We talked to (let me know if I misspelled your name!):

Maxwell - 4:05

Mason and Miles - 6:20

Ella - 7:50

Evan and Caleb - 9:22

Chris - 12:07

Grant - 17:08

Ethan - 20:05

Addie - 21:33

Theodore and Landon - 23:55

Kohyn - 26:25

Tim - 27:30

Aaron - 28:33

Vinnie - 32:00

Brock - 32:50

Cale - 33:50

Matias and Oliver - 34:55

Noah - 39:30

Levi - 44:25

Evan - 48:42

Wyatt - 52:58

George - 56:03

Luella - 58:46

Tom - 1:02:38

Chloe - 1:13:15

Dylan - 1:15:03

Ira - 1:19:30

RECAP AND THANK YOUS [1:22:05]

Thanks to everyone for coming on the show! Thanks to Jenn from the 501st for organizing all of us. And thanks to the Science Museum of Minnesota for putting on such an awesome event. 

OUTRO [1:32:00]

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Children of the Force #124 - This Song’s Gonna Get Stuck Inside Your

Children of the Force #124 - This Song’s Gonna Get Stuck Inside Your

February 20, 2019

Join us, and together we will rule the galaxy as father and son and daughter and listener....

Principle photography has wrapped on Episode IX, Triple Force Friday his going to hit us like a ton of Star Wars, Krennic and Tarkin didn't like each other much, and a bunch of other stuff! Welcome to Children of the Force! 

STAR WARSY STUFF [2:00]

We watched the Resistance episode, The Core Problem. Good episode!

The Lego Movie 2 is stuck inside our hea-a-a-a-ad.

NEWS [8:05]

Principle photography has wrapped on Episode IX. JJ Abrams and Victoria Mahoney tweeted about it.

Triple Force Friday is going to give us the goods.

Those Benioff and Weiss movies are probably a trilogy.

CANON NEWS [22:40]

Yeah, but how did Tarkin and Krennic really feel about each other?

We discuss Pablo Hidalgo’s short story in From a Certain Point of View, On the Verge of Greatness.

We then discuss a fantastic tweet by Kristen Hidalgo.

JOKE [32:00]

How did the idea of turning into his father fit Luke?

Q&A COUNCIL [33:55]

What should we ask people at the MN Science Museum’s Star Wars Day on Saturday?

CELEBRATION NEWS [37:00]

Nick from London joins us to give us some Celebration tips.

Autographs and photo-ops are up for pre-sale! Here.

 SHOUTOUTS [53:50]

Thanks to Roqoo Depot for the honorable mention last week! And sorry for butchering your name repeatedly in the outtakes at the end of this episode. 

OUTRO [54:30]

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Children of the Force #123 - Children of the 4th Podiversary

Children of the Force #123 - Children of the 4th Podiversary

February 13, 2019

Just like that! Four years! Join us, and together we will celebrate the galaxy as father and son and daughter and listener and listener and listener...

First we start the episode off with a conversation with our honorary fourth host, Nick from London!

Then we listen to amazing voicemails of amazing people wishing us a happy 4th.

The first, from BB-Kate of the Nerd of Paradise podcast. Listen to her awesome podcast here: http://nerdofparadise.net

Evan and Wyatt also sent us a funny (I think?) voicemail.

We also heard from Jonathon from the Random Star Wars Show

Genevieve sent us a voicemail, too! Remember her from Episode 84?

Michal Schick also left us a great voicemail which inspired some outro music for this episode. You can find Michal being awesome here: https://twitter.com/inkasrain

Q&A COUNCIL [25:10]

Michal also had a question for the Question and Answer Council? If you could change one story decision in Star Wars, what would it be and why?

Then we listen to a voicemail (with sound effects!) from Andrew and Rufus!

CELEBRATION NEWS [39:10]

We discuss the new announcements of actors coming to Celebration! Check out the two announcements on www.starwars.com

Then we listen a lively message from the Me and My Padawan crew! You can listen to their podcast over here: https://meandmypadawan.podbean.com

We also got a happy birthday from the Younglings, who are on youtube now. Check out their most recent video:

https://youtu.be/_sAE1Pwj5po

And Micah also wished us a happy birthday on twitter. Thanks, Micah!

OUTRO [58:30]

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