I have been BURSTING for the last few weeks to tell you about an absolutely incredible opportunity that I have been invited to attend. Disney, Lucasfilm, ABC TV and Marvel have invited me to Los Angeles for the event of the year. Yes, Star Wars. Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
For those of you that have been following the blog for a while, you may have heard me mention Star Wars a few times. We are HUGE fans. In fact, back in the mid 2000s we had a Star Wars “Room” in our house where a lot of the hubby’s Star Wars collection was on display. We own the movies on every type of playback available, even laser disc! Oliver’s room has the posters from all of the 6 movies so far. Plus, an epic Wampa rug. There isn’t a day that goes by where we are not talking about Star Wars in one way or another.
The toys, the collecting, the movies all bring us closer together as a family as it is something we all enjoy! We may be a little obsessed. You can see just a small corner of the collection back in 2006/7.
And you want to know a CRAZY secret? My son, Tristan, was actually BORN in the Star Wars room (homebirth). It was the easiest birth ever (less than an hour!) and we still say that the Force was with him 😉
I am so thrilled to be given this opportunity. Myself and 24 other top bloggers are all headed in to Los Angeles TODAY for this event. I will be tweeting, posting on Instagram and maybe even Periscope (when allowed) during this entire event. Make sure you are following me on Twitter, Instagram and Periscope for updates and real time tidbits!
So get this, Sunday we will be interviewing Daisy Ridley (Rey), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), John Boyega (Finn), Kathleen Kennedy (Producer & President of Lucasfilm), JJ Abrams and… drumroll please… Harrison Ford (Han Solo).
Yes, this is going to be one incredibly unforgettable day. I cannot wait to share it ALL with you. These are exclusive interviews with the bloggers, so if you have questions that you would like me to ask, feel free to comment (or tweet me!).
Make sure you are following along with the hashtag #StarWarsEvent all day Sunday!
All of that would have been more than enough but there is MORE!! On Monday we have another full day of activities planned.
First up is Zootopia — have you seen the trailer? It looks great!! We will be visiting the animation studio, watching an extended clip and Q&A with Directors Byron Howard & Rich Moore and Producer Clark Spencer.
After we finish with the Zootopia portion, we are off to the set of Marvel’s Agent Carter. This is another bit that I am THRILLED about, we are also big Marvel fans and I cannot wait to interview Hailey Atwell (Agent Carter) and James D’Arcy (Jarvis). Do you follow along with Marvel at all? Have you seen the dubsmash war between these two and the Agents of Shield cast? I LOVE it!
Once we are finished there, we will actually be LIVE tweeting the premiere of The Great Christmas Light Fight (loved watching this one last year). And get this… we will be doing this live tweeting WITH the host & judge Carter Oosterhouse AND his wife, actress Amy Smart!!
Finally on Tuesday morning, we are covering two more ABC shows.
Do we have any Bachelor fans in the house?! We are meeting with Chris Harrison to learn some Season 20 secrets!! We are getting some inside skinny and a preview of the season. And yes this is on the schedule to be “the MOST dramatic blogger brunch EVER!” 😉
The last stop on this journey is for the series premiere of Galavant! We will be interviewing Executive Producers Dan Fogelman & Kat Likkel and Timothy Omundson (“King Richard”). Have you watched this one yet? Funny and fun!