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! We get a lot of letters in the old Rebelscum mailbag...most of them are bantha poodoo. However, recently we did get a Rebel transmission from the Legends Consortium about a new convention coming up and wanted to pass along the information to you.
The Legends Consortium announces their first LegendsCon, a fan-run convention focused on celebrating the Star Wars Expanded Universe books, comics, games, and other media that are now known as Legends. The show will feature vendors, artists, authors and other special guests all focused on Expanded Universe media. LegendsCon is open to all ages and will be held September 9th and 10th, 2023 at the Marriott Convention Center in Burbank, California.
The convention is organized and run by fans of the Expanded Universe (Legends), and is not affiliated, sponsored or run by Lucasfilm LTD. All proceeds from LegendsCon will be donated to The Peter Mayhew Foundation
, a 501(c)(3) founded by the late Peter and Angie Mayhew. The Mayhew Foundation is devoted to the alleviation of disease, pain, suffering, and the financial toll brought on by life’s traumatic events.
“With this convention, we seek to create an event that brings together fans in an environment that fosters positivity and inclusivity while we celebrate our love of Legends material,” stated Katherine, Legends Consortium Executive Director.
Creators who have contributed to the stories and history of the Star Wars Expanded Universe including Randy Stradley, Matthew Stover, Corinna Bechko, Sean Stewart, Barbara Hambly, and Abel Peña will be appearing at LegendsCon to meet with fans, sign autographs, and participate in panels throughout the weekend. The three panel halls featured at LegendsCon will also house fan-led panels, a small fanfilm festival, trivia contests, a costume contest, a fashion show, and live performances. Additionally, a reception will be held on the evening of Saturday, September 9th featuring hors d'oeuvres, a bar and exclusive swag.
Tickets for LegendsCon are on sale now through EventBrite
, and you can provide additional support though Kickstarter
through June, or via Kofi.com
for a variety of perks and rewards. Applications for fanfilms, fan panels, fan booths, costume contest, and fashion show can be found on the programming page
of the LegendsCon website. Media badge applications
for press, content creators and professionals are open through July 1st.
For more information on LegendsCon, please visit https://legends-con.com/
and keep up to date with news and announcements on social media: TwitterInstagramFacebookTumblrWhat is The Legends Consortium? The Legends Consortium is a fan-run organization celebrating the original Expanded Universe books, comics, games, and other media that are now known as Legends. We seek to create an event that brings together fans in an environment that fosters positivity and inclusivity while we celebrate our love of Legends material.
What is Star Wars Legends? Legends (formerly "Expanded Universe" is a collection of stories that were created to complement, expand and build upon Geroge Lucas's Star Wars films. These books and comics featured characters from these films as well as new characters and worlds that were not featured in the original and prequel film trilogies. When Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012, the company set out to create a new "canon universe," that expanded the original and prequel trilogies with many original characters that are different from Legends, although some Legends characters are still featured in these new canon stories. As of 2014, no additional legends material would be written and Disney would focus on their new canon material exclusively.
What do you think Rebelscum
? Are you down to celebrate the Expanded Universe with a whole convention experience? Discuss this upcoming convention in the forums!
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