Happy May the 4th Be With You Day! Are you up to date with your May the 4th facts? We've got you covered in our most recent episode of The Rehash.
Today, you might think you're a Star Wars fan but you aren't a true Star Wars aficionado until you know where to get all the best and most reliable Star Wars news on the web. Everybody wants a piece of the Star Wars pie. By the way, you can make your very own Star Wars pie with the cookbook, "Wookiee Pies, Clone Scones, and Other Galactic Goodies: The Star Wars Cookbook," available on Amazon.com. But we digress. Today is Sunday, May the 4th...Be With You, and it's more significant than most. With a new Star Wars movie in the works (and now we have the cast photo to prove it), the force is strong and you need to know where to go and who to trust on the internet.
Here are the best sites for all things Star Wars.
1.TheForce.net is where it's at for Star Wars updates. Particularly on May the 4th as they keep track of all events surrounding the day both online and worldwide. While they are careful about posting rumors about the upcoming Episode VII movie, Lucasfilm has been known to give them information directly every now and then. They're especially known for their podcast "The Force Cast" that they do in conjuction with the website Rebelscum.com which is a website for Star War collectors.
You can follow TheForce.Net on twitter @TheForceNet.
2.MakingStarWars.net is a website we recently started following here at Daily Rehash. The site is run by Jason Ward and he'll post just about anything and everything Star Wars related, rumors and all. There's also an Episode VII countdown clock right on the home page. You can check out their podcast called "Now, This is Podcasting."
You can follow Jason Ward and MakingStarWars.Net on twitter @MakingStarWars.
3. The webseries Dweebcast is a great place to get all kinds of nerdy news and while they don't focus ONLY on Star Wars, they know their stuff. When Lucasfilm recently announced that the Expanded Universe would no longer be recognized as Star Wars canon, their blog was a calm voice of reason.
"If Lucasfilm’s new story panel can effectively make the new films, new games, shows and literature all fit into one cohesive continuity, it could make for a huge Star Wars universe that works a lot like the Marvel Cinematic Universe."
In rememberence of the Expanded Universe that is no more, here's a look back at some of Dweebcast's favorite EU characters.
You can follow Dweebcast on twitter @Dweebcast.
4. Star Wars Celebration is a fan gathering to celebrate the movies that first started in 1999. Since then, it's been held almost every year in various locations around the world. The next Star Wars celebration is scheduled for April 16-19, 2015 in Anaheim, California. To buy your tickets and learn more about the event, go to StarWarsCelebration.com
You can get updates about the Star Wars Celebration on twitter @SW_Celebration.
5. There's always Wookiepedia which is the Star Wars encyclopedia that anyone can edit. As you can imagine, this is a comprehensive website that covers every little thing about Star Wars. It's a great place for a real Star Wars fanatic to flex his or her knowledge.
You can follow Wookieepedia on twitter @WookOfficial.
For all official Star Wars twitter updates follow @StarWars.
Good luck navigating your way through these sites. There's at least 30 years worth of information out there with more coming out every single day. May the 4th (and force) be with you.
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