In 2015, before the announcement of my presence in Star Wars Rebels, my group, Star Wars Actors Guild 77 sent our “arts and crafts” divisional “Ysalamiri” to Lucasfilm. We were told bluntly that Dave Filoni did not want ysalamiri. At any rate, we defied him by handing out Ysalamiri at our SWAG77 booth and giving some to Timothy Zahn who LOVED them.
We went with an “arts and craft” project for the kids. It was suppose to something where the kids could get involved as an art project in Star Wars. It did not turn out to be that way, but that was our intention.
Then Thrawn was announced at Star Wars Celebration Europe in Germany and we could not attend.
You know, for the amount of hate we get, you’d think we are a billion dollar corporation fully supported by Disney Lucasfilm. We are not. Far from it. All we are trying to do is appreciate THRAWN through roleplay performance and fandom. That is our goal. That has always been our goal.
If we had known that squid-whales (purrgils) would choke out Thrawn, we would have made strong fight back to get Ysalamiri into the Thrawn story. But we need more people for that. 3-5 fans does not work. There is strength in numbers. Barraging Lucasfilm with Ysalamiri daily in a coordinated fashion. People predict all that they want, but that does not matter for the amount of standing up and protesting that has to be done to make these people comply to our fan servicing. Now we do not know if Thrawn will be in another media project with Lucasfilm, it’s highly possible, but not inevitable. To make them do it requires people on ONE ACCORD than bashing each other because they don’t like a ship or don’t like movie. Because it can push Disney on the brink of ENDING Lucasfilm productions altogether. That’s real. If folks want that, then hey, hate SWAG77 busting them on Twatter all you like. But the reality is, you should be about the fandom than bashing fans. Just saying.
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