Welcome, intergalactic friends and neighbors, to the latest TORWars Podcast. In this week’s show, we cover some very tantalizing news bits about the SWTOR community team, as well as a couple of juicy, inside bits of information about the next Star Wars movie. Trust me, you’ll be intrigued when you hear what we’ve got to say. So, without further ado, on to this week’s show!
1. Out with Amber!
She’s no longer a part of the Community Team, but it’s all good. Her career has taken a jump to lightspeed as she’s now SWTOR’s Live Producer!
2. In with Tait!
A big welcome to Tait Watson, the newest member of the Community Team! Huzzah!
3. Community Cantina in Phoenix on January 31st (and Atlanta, Georgia sometime in February! Also, NYCC, and PAX East Cantinas are planned!)
We’re happy to announce that the next stop in the Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Community Cantina Tour will be happening on Friday, January 31st, in Phoenix, AZ!
This is your chance to join the Star Wars: The Old Republic community for a development team Q&A as well as complimentary drinks*, food, and giveaways. Every attendee will be receiving a highly coveted Tauntaun Fawn code. Space is limited so be sure to come early.
If you’re in the area, make sure to stop by and hang out with us!
Venue: Hyatt Regency Phoenix
Date: Friday, January 31st, 2014
Time: 8:00-11:00PM CDT
Address: 122 North Second Street, Phoenix AZ 85004
Space will be limited, so be sure to arrive early! You can RSVP on Facebook here (Facebook RSVP is not required for attendance).
We look forward to seeing you there!
The Star Wars: The Old Republic Community Team
INSIGHT: BIG INCOMING CHANGES TO STAR WARS LORE?
In this segment, Deirdre and Jeff discuss the formation of the “Star Wars Story Group”, which offers fans a whole new take on what is, and is not, canon in the Star Wars universe. Consider these quotes from Leland Chee, a member of the Story Team:
Star Wars Canon is now determined by the Lucasfilm Story Group which [Pablo Hidalgo] and I are both a part of.
Story Group has a hand in all facets of Star Wars storytelling, including movies, TV, games, and publishing. More so than ever, the canon field will serve us internally simply for classification rather than setting hierarchy.
[Disposing of the hierarchy and having one cohesive canon is] definitely a primary goal of the Story Group.
DISCUSSION: TOMORROWLAND IS YESTERDAY
In this segment, your hosts discuss the latest rumor (now confirmed!) that Disneyland is doing away with Tomorrowland, and replacing it with Star Wars Land.
There will be multiple rides and attractions based on the Star Wars universe.
Disney Imagineers have been briefed on elements of Episode VII, in order to include those features in Star Wars Land.
Three key attractions in Star Wars land were specifically mentioned:
- A Milennium Falcon “walk through” on the old People Mover platform is on the drawing board.
- The Mos Eisley Cantina is slated to replace the old Tomorrowland Terrace.
- A Speederbike ride through Endor is planned to replace Autopia.
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