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April 5th - A.C. Crispin's birthday

Ann Carol Crispin was a science fiction writer and the author of over sixteen published novels, including The Han Solo Trilogy. She had also written two Star Wars short stories: Play It Again, Figrin D'an: The Tale of Muftak and Kabe for Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina and Skin Deep: The Fat Dancer's Tale for Tales from Jabba's Palace, and created her own original science fiction series called StarBridge. She was married to science fiction author Michael Capobianco.

She wrote some great Star Wars novels but was also loved by Star Trek fans for her work there including 1983′s Yesterday’s Son, the first original Trek novel to be a New York Times bestseller. She is one of the founders of SFWA’s Writer Beware, a watchdog group for scams and fraud in the publishing industry.

On September 3rd, 2013 she made this post - "I've been hesitant to make this post, but it's time. I want to thank you all for your good wishes and prayers. I fear my condition is deteriorating. I am doing the best I can to be positive but I probably don't have an awful lot of time left. I want you all to know that I am receiving excellent care and am surrounded by family and friends..."

She became one with the Force three days later on September 6th, 2013

-Dwayne

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One of our fellow Star Wars fans is now MUCH richer. He can probably buy some of those collectibles he has always wanted.

-Dwayne

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A San Jose-area retiree has claimed the $425 million Powerball jackpot from February, California Lottery officials and the man's publicist announced Tuesday.
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An official video just released about the birth of the #Lightsaber   It has some interesting interviews with George Lucas and Ben Burtt along with behind the scenes/raw footage from the movies. Some great information for the fans in here and I highly recommend it to everyone.

-Dwayne

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Special message from our friends at +TeeBusters 

'Dark Side Is Coming' limited edition tees & zoodies on sale on http://www.teebusters.com/ now for only 48 hours! Use voucher code 'DRKS1DE' for 10% off your order before April 3rd!

Go check them out for high quality and unique Star Wars shirts. We have about a dozen and we get compliments on all of them. Tell them that the #starwarsfanbase  sent you!

-Dwayne
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Dave Prowse (@isDARTHVADER in Twitter) just tweeted:
I am going into hospital May 13th for yet another operation on my knee and can't do any shows abroad until early July. My sincere apologies.

Best of luck to him and speedy recovery!

-Dwayne
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Podcast Queue - Now, This Is Podcasting

Tune in this week to hear Jason, Randy, Johnamarie and Jeremy discuss the latest in Star Wars news including:

- Mark Hamill at Star Wars Weekends for the first time ever!

- Episode VII is set 30 years after ROTJ and principal photography begins May 2014.

- Star Wars EpVII coming to IMAX

- Sam Witwer would have auditioned for Episode VII if the role hadn’t changed.

- Star Wars Rebels teasers in an AMC theater near you!

http://makingstarwars.net/tag/now-this-is-podcasting/

-Dwayne

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Our beloved Ben Kenobi, Sir Alec Guinness would be 100 today (April 2, 2014).

He was born in England in 1914, and in 1938, he married actress Merula Salaman. In 1940, they had a son, Matthew Guinness.

During World War II, he served in the Royal Navy and became a commissioned officer in 1942. During his service, he thought of becoming an Anglican Priest but returned to acting after performing in Flare Path by Terence Rattigan during the war. He came home to England in 1946.

Besides his portrayal of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Guinness won acclaim for many roles on live theater, television, and film, including his Academy Award-winning role as Lt. Col. Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai. He was honored with a knighthood in 1959, and an Academy Honorary Award in 1980. To date, he is the only Star Wars actor to get an Academy Award nomination for a role in any of the Star Wars movies.

Although Guinness disliked the fame that followed work he did not esteem, Lucas and fellow cast members Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Anthony Daniels and Carrie Fisher have spoken highly of his courtesy and professionalism, both on and off the set. Lucas credited him with inspiring cast and crew to work harder, saying that Guinness contributed significantly to achieving completion of the filming. Guinness was quoted as saying that the royalties he obtained from working on the films gave him "no complaints; let me leave it by saying I can live for the rest of my life in the reasonably modest way I am now used to, that I have no debts and I can afford to refuse work that doesn't appeal to me." In his autobiography, Blessings In Disguise, Guinness tells an imaginary interviewer "Blessed be Star Wars", regarding the income it provided.

He died on August 5, 2000, of liver cancer at the age of 86 and was buried in Petersfield, Hampshire, England. His widow, Lady Guinness, died of cancer at Petersfield, two months after her husband, also aged 86, and was interred alongside her husband of 62 years.

May the Force always be with him

-Dwayne

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Happy Birthday. (Man I really wanted to meet him but he died before I was even 1 I was a Probably a Couple of months.)
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From Dave Prowse's Twitter account (@isDARTHVADER)

I am going into hospital May 13th for yet another operation on my knee and can't do any shows abroad until early July. My sincere apologies.

Speedy recovery Lord Vader!

-Dwayne
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Come join us at the Fanbase and keep up with the #starwarsfacts  and not all the rumors.
 
Just published the latest issue of Star Wars Weekly, and this time it has actual Ep7 news! Please let us know what you think.

-Dwayne 

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