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Help Me Get 2 Star Wars Celebration

$50 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 2 people in 21 days
Deron Generally  BIRMINGHAM, AL

My Story

When I started our podcast and website a year ago, I never dreamed that we would be in the position to be able to engage our fandom at the level that we have. Even with partnering with our colleagues at the Geeks World Wide network, I continue to be amazed at the engagement that we have received from the Geek community at large. Our podcast Super Powered Fancast and our website superpoweredfancast.com are small, but we are dedicated to our love of movies, TV and comics.

The Opportunity and the Goal

Our goal is to report on the things that we love and engage with others who feel the same. While we have met many of our goals, one that has eluded us so far has been the ability to visit conventions and report on them as fans. This year, I finally got that opportunity. I have been given a press pass to attend Star Wars Celebration 2017 in order to report on the announcements and guests that will be in attendance. Unfortunately, as we are a free podcast and funded out of our own pockets, I can't afford to go. What I am seeking are the funds to fly from Birmingham to Orlando and the ability to afford both a simple hotel stay and the ability to Uber to and from the convention venue in order to report on and hopefully make contacts that I can hopefully parlay into interviews for the podcast and website.

The Need

There are many other campaigns that are worthy of attention and I know this might sound a little frivolous at first, but this opportunity is one that myself and my colleagues put a lot of time and effort into and we hope to continue doing so into the future. We are first and foremost fans and would like to view the things that we love from a positive place. My goal is to be reasonable with my expectations and realistic with my goals. I have no interest in anything other than travel expenses and accommodations. Everything else will be my responsibility.

Star Wars Celebration 2017 takes place April 13 - 16. In order to make sure that I can book a flight and hotel, I would like to have the funds by April 4, 2017.
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Update 5
Posted by Deron Generally
3 days ago
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Sorry for the lack of updates but I've been in the hospital dealing with some personal health issues. Nothing to be alarmed about but with time winding down for this campaign, if you're thinking of donating to it (whatever you can), the end date is April 4th. Thank you
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Update 4
Posted by Deron Generally
10 days ago
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The group created to oversee and maintain the Star Wars canon will be at Celebration this year. Created by Kathleen Kennedy in 2012, this group of writers is responsible for maintaining the Star Wars timeline of events and making sure any additions to the universe as in canon as well.
As a writer and Star Wars fan, I would love to meet this group and discuss their philosophy on what is and what is not canon and why? Click the link and check out the article and donate whatever you're willing to in order to send me to Orlando to get answers.
Thank you
http://comicbook.com/starwars/2017/03/15/star-wars-celebration-lucasfilm-story-group-attending/
Star Wars Story Group
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Update 3
Posted by Deron Generally
12 days ago
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Thanks to my friends over at The Geeks World Wide website and podcast network for letting me share my campaign on their website thegww.com Take a look by following the link below to learn more about how much this campaign means to me.

http://thegww.com/star-wars-celebration-is-skipping-next-year-a-fans-call-to-action/
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Update 2
Posted by Deron Generally
15 days ago
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So just got news that I will be reporting on my website superpoweredfancast.com that ReedPop who puts together the phenomenal Star Wars Celebration every year has announced that there will be no Star Wars Celebration next year and the Covention will return in 2019.
This is a great story that I would love to cover from the convention. I would love to talk to the organizers and find out what their reasoning is. I would love to interview the guests and get their impressions on the convention and what the lack of next year might mean.
All of these things that I would love to report to you will only be possible if I am able to be there myself to get the news to you. Please consider making a donation. I appreciate it and your time.
Thanks
Deron
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$50 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 2 people in 21 days
Created March 4, 2017
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Brenda Malone
16 days ago

I know this is a drop in the bucket, but every drop will help and I hope it starts "dropping" soon! Love ya!

KW
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Kerry Wright
21 days ago
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