In 2016, before the announcement of Thrawn’s presence in Star Wars Rebels, the Star Wars Actors Guild 77 sent “Ysalamiri” to Lucasfilm to showcase our “Get Thrawn In Campaign” from our “arts and crafts” division.
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 at Star Wars Celebration Orlando, 2017.
We decided that our “arts and craft” division of the “Get Thrawn In Campaign” as a project for kids in the Star Wars Fandom. It was supposed to be 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 in 2016. We could not attend.
For the amount of hate SWAG77 gets, you’d think we are a billion-dollar corporation fully supported by Disney Lucasfilm. We are not. We have no affiliation with Disney Lucasfilm Star Wars. We appreciate and support the content creators of THRAWN through roleplay performance and fandom. Our main goal.
If we had known that space squid-whales (purrgils) would choke Thrawn, we would have made a strong fightback to get Ysalamiri into the Thrawn story. But we need more people for that. More than 3-5 fans. There is strength in numbers. Barraging Lucasfilm with Ysalamiri daily in a coordinated fashion.
People can predict all that they want, but that does not matter for the amount of standing up and protesting that gets a corporation to listen. We do not know if Thrawn will be in another media project with Lucasfilm, it is highly possible, but not inevitable. Fans must be on ONE ACCORD than bashing fans over not liking movies, or disapproving a ship. Fans that continue on this toxic track on social media can push Disney to the brink of ENDING Lucasfilm productions altogether. That is real. If fans want that, then hate SWAG77. The reality is, we all must be about the Star Wars Fandom than bashing fans.
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