The Rebel Legion’s celebration of all things Star Wars books and comics, Rebel Reads, is back for a second year! This free webathon event will stream on the club’s Facebook and YouTube accounts, starting at 9 AM Pacific Time on Saturday, October 16th.
The broadcast will include over ten hours of original video content featuring interviews with Star Wars authors, artists, editors, and audiobook narrators interviewed by members of The Rebel Legion.
Rebel Reads is a video streaming webathon fundraiser to benefit Save The Children in their goal of providing education and other critical aid to children across the world.
This is the third webathon event hosted by The Rebel Legion. This international fan-run organization began hosting webathons in 2020 as a response to club members looking for a way to connect during the pandemic and to provide
much-needed support to charity and the community. Fueled by the passionate global membership of The Rebel Legion, these webathons feature Star Wars celebrity & fan interviews along with engaging member submitted content. So far
these three webathons have raised well over $35,000 for critical pandemic aid.
This year’s fundraiser for Save The Children can be found here.
We’re also encouraging our members to sew for Sew Powerful, which gives reusable menstrual products to girls in Zambia so they can remain in school all month long.
Full Schedule – Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
Saturday, October 16th
9:00 AM – Cavan Scott (High Republic author)
9:45 AM – Emma Candon (author of Ronin)
10:30 AM – EK Johnston (author of Ahsoka and the Padme Trilogy)
11:20 AM – Salvador Larroca – (Vader comic artist) [In Spanish with English subtitles]12:05 PM – Elizabeth Schaefer & Tom Hoeler (Del Rey) [In English with Spanish subtitles]12:45 PM – Omar Francia (Legacy comic artist) [In Spanish with English subtitles]1:25 PM – Trivia Contest w/ Marc Thompson (audiobook narrator)
2:05 PM – Steven Barnes (author of The Cestus Deception)
3:00 PM – Sullivan Jones (narrator of the 2021 Shatterpoint Audiobook)
3:45 PM – Space Scientists Panel
4:25 PM – Tintoy Chuo (Malaysian shadow puppets designer)
5:20 PM – Ario Anindito (High Republic comics artist)
6:25 PM – Tsuyoshi Nagano (novel cover artist) [In Japanese with English subtitles]
Full Schedule – Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
Saturday, October 16th
4:00 PM – Cavan Scott (High Republic author)
4:45 PM – Emma Candon (author of Ronin)
5:30 PM – EK Johnston (author of Ahsoka and the Padme Trilogy)
6:20 PM – Salvador Larroca – (Vader comic artist) [In Spanish with English subtitles]7:05 PM – Elizabeth Schaefer & Tom Hoeler (Del Rey) [In English with Spanish subtitles]7:45 PM – Omar Francia (Legacy comic artist) [In Spanish with English subtitles]8:25 PM – Trivia Contest w/ Marc Thompson (audiobook narrator)
9:05 PM – Steven Barnes (author of The Cestus Deception)
10:00 PM – Sullivan Jones (narrator of the 2021 Shatterpoint Audiobook)
10:45 PM – Space Scientists Panel
11:25 PM – Tintoy Chuo (Malaysian shadow puppets designer)
Sunday, October 17th
12:20 AM – Ario Anindito (High Republic comics artist)
1:25 AM – Tsuyoshi Nagano (novel cover artist) [In Japanese with English subtitles]
About The Rebel Legion
The Rebel Legion is a global charity costuming organization focused on the protagonist characters of Star Wars. We work under the guidance of Lucasfilm to provide costumed characters at a wide variety of charity and community events
around the world. We have approximately 8,000 members in 50 countries that cover every continent but Antartica.
Due to COVID, we have adapted our charity efforts to virtual events. Last year we kicked this off with a very successful webathon, “Rebelthon,” in May to benefit UNICEF’s emergency COVID aid efforts. In November of 2020 we also hosted
“Rebel Reads,” which celebrated Star Wars Reads month and raised funds for UNICEF’s work in education across the globe. We have made these events an annual tradition with “Rebelthon Strikes Back” this May and now our second
“Rebel Reads” event this month. Collectively these webathons have raised well over $35,000.
For inquiries about this event, please email us at: RebelReadsRL@gmail.com
For all other inquiries about our organization, please email us at: RebelLegionInfo@gmail.com
Connect with us online at:
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/therebellegion
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/rebellegion
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/officialrebellegion
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/RebelLegionOfficial
- Website: https://rebellegion.com/
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