I’m participating in ForceFest this weekend!
Because of the ongoing pandemic, Star Wars Celebration was cancelled this year. Luckily, an awesome group of fans got together to make ForceFest: Celebrating The Saga, a virtual convention taking place over the weekend of August 28-30, 2020.
I’m going to hosting a panel:
A Look Back at Star Wars Animation
A look back at Star Wars animation discussing Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels, and Star Wars Resistance. Also a peek into what’s to come from .
Joining me are three amazing panelists! First up, there’s Candace from , which is an awesome media podcast covering a variety of topics. Next, we have Arezou who is an excellent book reviewer over on ! Last but certainly not least, we’re joined by Thomas from
podcast. I’m so honored to talk with this group of people. They’re some of the smartest people I know.
Our panel is August 30th 11am PT/2pm EST. There will be multiple ways to watch, but the main link is . It will also be simulcasted on Facebook and YouTube. I don’t have the exact links at the moment. Keep an eye on
in . I will post updates there!
Don’t fret if you can’t watch live this weekend! Once I get the audio and video, I will post the panel. The video will go up on . Since it’s a Star Wars animation panel, the audio will go on my Star Wars podcast, .
ForceFest is also teaming up with The Make-A-Wish Foundation! You’ll be able to donate live during the panel or .
I hope to see you this weekend! There’s going to be so many amazing panels all weekend long! Here’s more information about the event from their press release:
In the wake of a postponed Star Wars Celebration this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Richard and I have partnered with ,
to create ForceFest: Celebrating The Saga, a virtual convention taking place over the original Star Wars Celebration weekend: August 28-30, 2020. Our goal is to replicate the best part of Star Wars Celebration — the community of fans — as well as the giving nature of those fans, by raising money for the .
ForceFest is a virtual Star Wars-themed convention that is FREE to attend and is hosted on, a community-based live-streaming platform. Over the course of 3 days, August 28-30, sixty panels hosted by as many podcasters and content creators will air live on GetVokl, and also simulcast to Facebook and YouTube. Unlike ComicCon@Home, ForceFest panels will be live, and those watching on GetVokl can interact with panelists and other viewers in a live off-camera chat, as well as donate to Make-A-Wish live.
You can expect panels that tackle some hot topics (Rose Tico Deserved Better, Navigating Fandom with Different Abilities, Celebrating the Diversity in Star Wars) and also those celebrating special milestones (The High Ground: Celebrating 15 Years of “Revenge of the Sith,” “The Empire Strikes Back” at 40). Plenty more panels will feature fun, geeky conversation (LEGO and Star Wars, Real Lightsaber Martial Arts, This Is The Law: Lawyers on The Mandalorian, Women in Fandom-Built Business).
ForceFest features 6 stages, each focused on different aspects of Star Wars:
Click on each stage above to peruse panel names and descriptions that suit your interests.
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