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Star Wars: Episode VII

For anyone who is a Star Wars fan, the prospect of an upcoming movie is a chance to be absolutely giddy with joy. While personally I am waiting to see what JJ Abrams can do with this franchise, I am one of the purists who believes that it will never be as good as the original campy version (before the misguided attempt to “remaster” them by Lucas) but hey I am open minded if nothing else. No matter how you feel about the new movie, a chance to appear in it is every Star Wars nerd’s dream, so for you guys there is a chance – keep reading, but for the rest of us its just a chance to help a good cause powered by the momentum of the brand. Enter: Star Wars Force for Change
Star Wars: Force for Change is a brand new charitable initiative from Disney and Lucasfilm in collaboration with Bad Robot dedicated to finding creative solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems. The first Star Wars: Force for Change campaign will raise funds and awareness for UNICEF’s Innovation Labs and its innovative projects benefiting children in need.
You can go directly to Omaze where this benefit event is being supported. There are different contribution levels and various rewards given out for each. Unicef being close to my heart, I contributed at two levels: Supporter / $10 Founding Member Founding Member Digital Badge Friend / $70 Founding Member Founding Member Poster So if you can contribute to the cause, please do and even if you can’t, you can still enter for the promotion free by using the Free Alternative Method of Entry. Good luck.

UPDATE:

My badges and posters arrived – take a look.

Email The Star Wars team On Omaze
You Could Be in Star Wars™: Episode VII
Week 1 - R2D2


Week 1 – R2D2

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Week 2 - Yoda


Week 2 – Yoda

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Week 3 - Darth Vader


Week 3 – Vader

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Week 4 - Storm Trooper


Week 4 – Trooper

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Week 5 - C3PO


Week 5 – C3PO

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Week 6 - Boba Fett

Week 6 – Boba Fett

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Week 7 - M Falcon

Week 7 – M Falcon

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Week 8 - LIghtsaber

Week 8 – LIghtsaber

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Final - ATAT

Final – ATAT

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Final - XWing

Final – XWing

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Feliz Cinco de Mayo

For anyone who has lived in California, it’s practically obligatory to celebrate the Fifth of May with friends, party and lots of alcohol. So have tons of fun but do it responsibly.
Cinco de Mayo

Feliz Cinco de Mayo

So to all the Mexican-American folks in the West of the United States and Mexico, here is to you; and for those who are curious about how it came to be, read on: Not to be confused with Mexican Independence Day. In the U.S., Cinco de Mayo is generally mistaken to be Mexico’s Independence Day—the most important national holiday in Mexico—which is celebrated on September 16. Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May“) is a celebration held on May 5. It is celebrated in the United States and in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla, where the holiday is called El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (English: The Day of the Battle of Puebla). It originated with Mexican-American communities in the American West as a way to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War, and today the date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. [ read more on Wikipedia ]