8 Hours of Podcasting! The Kessel Run: A Fan Fundraiser for Rancho Obi-Wan! (Update)

8 Hours of Podcasting! The Kessel Run: A Fan Fundraiser for Rancho Obi-Wan! (Update)


Update 1/12/14 16:46 Central U.S. Time: Click her for best audio/video of Kessel Run Podcasting marathon to benefit Rancho Obi-Wan!

Hello friends! We will be joining many of our friends on Sunday, January 12th, to help raise money for Rancho Obi-Wan! This mecca of Star Wars fandom is a huge favorite of us all, and what better way to spread your enthusiasm then by listening to 8 hours of Podcasting about Star Wars? We will be dropping in to help raise money, and talk about all the topics we know and love. Check out all the details below, courtesy of MakingStarWars.net


This Sunday January 12th, 2014, we will be podcasting for 8 hours non-stop! We’re hoping theStar Wars community will join us while we discuss Star Wars all day for fun and to support a great place! We are urging everyone to make a donation to Rancho Obi-Wan, between the hours of 12 and 8pm PST!

For 8 hours, Randy Lo Gudice of 1985Fm.com, Mark Newbold ofJedi News.co.uk, Johnamarie Macias of theTheWookieeGunner.com, Jeremy Conrad of FuriousFanboys.comand Jason Ward of MakingStarWars.net will be live via:


Throughout the day, we will be joined by:


For every $10.00 donated to Rancho Obi-Wan via the Donate button found here, Rancho Obi-Wan will donate a Star Wars book to Operation Paperback! Operation Paperback is a non-profit organization that collects gently used books nationwide and delivers them to American troops overseas, as well as veterans and military families in the U.S.

How it came about:

After one long three hour podcast, Jeremy’s wife asked “what is there left to talk about?”

Jeremy responded “It’s Star Wars!”

Jason, agreeing with Jeremy said they could easily do eight hours of podcasting! Mark Newbold of Jedi News stepped in and suggested we do it as a fundraiser. For the next few days Jason and Mark shot emails back and fourth and decided there wasn’t a better non-profit to support than Rancho Obi-Wan, which houses the largest Star Wars collection in the world. Such a unique and fantastic place deserves to be preserved via support from the Star Wars fan community!

What will the show entail?

We plan to discuss everything Star Wars over that 8 hours! From Episode I-VI to Episode VII and beyond! From the Expanded Universe and continuity to Star Wars being for everybody! There is also a rumor we might do some Star Wars Mad Libs, but we can neither confirm nor deny that report. We can promise great discussion and a lot of laughs.

We will also interact with the Star Wars community via Twitter during the live show via the hash tag: #KesselRun.

We hope you will join us live on Sunday, January 12th from 12-8pm PST! After the live event, an audio version will be available via NowThisisPodcasting.net. If you cannot join us, you can always make a donation to Rancho Obi-Wan at any time via http://www.ranchoobiwan.org/support/services/

Thanks to Jason, Consetta Parker, and Mark Newbold for the heads up!

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