Getting the holiday weekend started right with Star Wars RPG Game Day. Star Wars even has soldiers fighting to preserve a republic, so there can even be touches of this particular weekend's holiday theme.
General conversation starters: What are folks's favorite SW eras for a campaign? Are there some eras that you think work better or worse for campaigns? Will the "Disney-ification" of the timeline (relegating 30 years of continuity to "Legends") affect your campaign?