Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2022 Recap

We’re back from Star Wars Celebration Anaheim! We’re here to recap our trip to California: Our Disneyland days, those perfect 4 days of Star Wars Celebration, funny stories, and much more. Plus, hear audio Caitlin recorded from inside the Lucasfilm Studio Showcase of John Williams. Click here to download the episode directly!

Live at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim: “Obi-Wan Kenobi” Part I & II Discussion

We’re LIVE at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim! Here’s our discussion of the first two episodes of our most anticipated show of the year, Obi-Wan Kenobi. We loved sharing this experience with you all! Please note: there’s a Q&A portion at the end that gets a bit wonky with the audio; I raised the levels so the questions are discernible but it’s a little strange, audio-wise. Click here to download the episode directly.

Thanks to everyone who attended and to those supporting us at home! 

Hayden Christensen Interview (Obi-Wan Kenobi)

We were fortunate enough to be invited back to do a roundtable interview with Hayden Christensen ahead of the premiere of “Obi-Wan Kenobi”! This is truly a dream come true, and we hope you enjoy this interview! Charlotte and Caitlin ask Hayden about his interpretation of the character of Anakin and Vader, Vader’s state of mind, and what Star Wars means to him. Thank you again to Lucasfilm and Disney once again for this opportunity! Click here to download the episode directly.

Once again we were joined by: Dan Zehr of Coffee With Kenobi, James Burns of Jedi News (represented by Dan), and Tricia Barr of FANgirl Blog. 🙂 

Skytalkers will be on the Podcast Stage on 5/27 at 3:30 PM at Celebration Anaheim 2022!

POV: You’re Packing for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2022

… and you’re listening to Skytalkers! Star Wars Celebration Anaheim is SO CLOSE — right around the corner! Settle in and listen to Charlotte and Caitlin speak specifically about our plans and some more tips for this upcoming Star Wars Celebration. We chat about our packing lists, our panel wishlist, Star Wars Nite at Disneyland tips, the best memories, and so much more.  Click here to download the episode directly!

Skytalkers will be on the Podcast Stage on 5/27 at 3:30 PM at Celebration Anaheim 2022!

Links:

Blast Points x Skytalkers Celebration Survival Guide
Caitlin’s Notion Template for Packing
Bob & Brad’s Foot Health Tips
Skytalkers x A Fan Of Shop T-Shirts

Essays on Carrie: Part 2 “Gatekeeping the Past”

Caitlin and Charlotte continue their multi-part series discussing essays on Carrie Fisher and Princess Leia from “Our Blessed Rebel Queen: Essays on Carrie Fisher and Princess Leia,” edited by Linda Mizejewski and Tanya D. Zuk. This episode covers the essay “Gatekeeping the Past: Fandom and the Gendered Cultural Memory of Star Wars” by Philipp Dominik Keidl. On the episode: More talk of commodification, “participatory historical culture,” cultural memory and fandom, traditional gatekeepers, Star Wars as “a boy’s thing,” the “fake geek girl” trope, personal reflections of our own fandom experience, and much more. Click here to download the episode directly.

Click here to buy the essay anthology on Amazon.

Essays on Carrie: Part 1 “Who Owns Carrie Fisher?”

Caitlin and Charlotte begin a multi-part series discussing essays on Carrie Fisher and Princess Leia from “Our Blessed Rebel Queen: Essays on Carrie Fisher and Princess Leia,” edited by Linda Mizejewski and Tanya D. Zuk. In this episode, we discuss “Who Owns Carrie Fisher? A complicated embodiment of manufactured commodity and avatar of resistance.” by Jennifer M. Fogel. Topics include commodification, identity, gender, parasocial relationships, body image, feminism, the golden bikini outfit, and much more. Please take care as this episode handles some heavy topics referenced above. Click here to download the episode directly.

Buy “Our Blessed Rebel Queen” here.