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Episode 051: The Episode Strikes Back
4 years ago

Episode 051: The Episode Strikes Back

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In this week’s episode, we nerd out over Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and a teensy bit about Jurassic World.
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Star Wars Fans Build Authentic Stormtrooper Costume For 10-Year-Old Girl
6 years ago

Star Wars Fans Build Authentic Stormtrooper Costume For 10-Year-Old Girl

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Two years ago, Katie Goldman was the victim of bullying by the boys at her school because she was a girl who loved Star Wars, which was apparently “only for boys.” Fans all over the galaxy used the Force (of the internet) to defend this little girl and every little girl’s passion for Star Wars. Some of Katie’s most involved supporters were from the 501st Legion.

If you don’t know who these guys and girls are, the 501st is a costuming organization that raises millions of dollars for charity and spreads the magic of the Star Wars genre worldwide with authentic-looking costumes. They have become the leading force in fan-based charity events and are truly dedicated to brightening the lives of those less-fortunate.

Two years after Katie’s story hit the internet, something happened.

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