What do YOU WANT from the STAR WARS FANDOM?

Tells us about your wants from Star Wars fans.

All are welcome to tell us.

Please no diatribes or theses dissertations about everything wrong with the franchise.

JUST ANSWER THE QUESTION:

WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM THE STAR WARS FANDOM?

SWAG77 Patreon Cheat Sheet: SW The Yuuzhan Vong

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How to acts and performs the Yuuzhan Vong on social media as presented by SWAG77.  Want to know more? Become a Patreon...
This content is available exclusively to members of SWAG77 Patreon at "YuuzhanVong RisingForce..." or higher tier at the time this content was posted, or having at least $30.00 pledged in total.

SWAG77 Ain’t No Influencers. Right?

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https://patreon.com/SWAG77/ This post is about our Facebook pages, Twitter accounts, and various blogs: WE HAVE A LOT...  We have several social media accounts because seven years ago, social media platforms lacked today's functionality. How many accounts? We are at 500 now. We do not use all of them. At any given moment, we are working on 50 accounts. We have to pay extra for the functionalities that we need for the blogs because we are not coders. Functionalities such as commerce, videos, audio, and cloud services have a cost, and we use more. We have many Facebook character pages and Twitter accounts. Each lead character has a Facebook page and Twitter. The main characters we use daily have blogs at Wordpress and Tumblr. We had a directory, but because few people used it, that Facebook page has lapsed. Characters have packages consisting of Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr because we, SWAG77, have found the best development of stories, plots, drabbles, metas, headcanons, and fan-fictions are best with these packages. Also, these packages develop a character design that gains social media metrics and insights into what works best with this character's portrayal and performance in public. For Example: For Grand Admiral Thrawn, we created a Facebook page, Twitter account, Tumblr blog, WordPress blog, and a Patreon tier. SWAG77 uses the Facebook page to broadcast our story ideas, character background, and canon/non-canon concepts SWAG77 wishes to relay to the public. This account links to our Twitter account with short messages through a social media management platform. The Twitter account reaches out to an audience that craves rapid and concise messages. The pacing of Tweets excites users. SWAG77 roleplays and performs on Twitter. To gain expand understanding, we write blogs to explain SWAG77's stories...
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AUDITIONS: @SWAG_77 social media entertainment & performance #StarWars #TFA

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We are looking for the following roles to be roleplayed performed under SWAG 77:

  • Han Solo
  • Finn
  • Poe Daemeron
  • General Hux
  • Captain Phasma
  • Supreme Leader Snoke
  • Leia Organa
  • Luke Skywalker

We follow a different set of guidelines than other groups. We abide by the terms of Disney Lucasfilm in how we portray their characters.

Members are expected to rehearse often and maintain all social media channels. This activity takes time to develop. We expect you to read the literature.

We need to see your work, why you want the role besides your love of Star Wars. You have to agree with the main goals of Star Wars Wars Actors Guild 77, Star Wars, Lucasfilm and Disney.

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“IT GIRL” @SabineWren77 #StarWarsRebels Has @SWAG_77

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Spirit Halloween SWAG 77

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SWAG 77 Star Wars Rebels Fan Fiction Starter Challenge!

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SWAG 77 is the Star Wars Actors Guild 77. We tell stories on social media. We write a lot of fan created fiction and we challenge Star Wars fans to write a “starter” piece for us that shows off your Star Wars fandom.

1000 words by July 17, 2013. Submit your starter on our blog (under submit).

Relevant story timelines are between the last season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels.

Answer the following question:

What happens to Ahsoka Tano after she leaves the Jedi Order?

These are our specification. The story with the most reblogs that is easy and enjoyable to read wins! 

Just for summer fun!

A Cosplayer’s Art – Give Credit, Where Credit Is Due… by Ashley M. Kalfas

The life of a cosplayer can be the most amazing experience ever! But it’s not as easy as it looks. As an avid cosplayer, I know how much time – sometimes several months; energy and most of all money it takes to create these costumes. Whether they’re closet cosplays – ones you create from cloths you already have; made by hand fully, or even a mix of the two. Either way, how they’re made still takes a lot of time, effort, creativity, patience, perseverance, long nights, and spare change.

Combination of Star Wars Characters Cosplayed. Handmade Costumes.

Combination of Star Wars Characters Cosplayed. Handmade Costumes.

Now as cosplayers we all think our cosplays are pretty good and want everyone to see it took time to create them. Whether the character is your favorite anime hero or your favorite Sci-Fi villain, each costume holds a special place within you. So when you see your photo plastered all over Facebook or your win in a costume contest it’s a really great feeling! You know that all the hard work paid off and is appreciated by fans.

Some of us create Facebook pages or profiles for our cosplays or just the characters, or post the photos on Photobucket, DeviantArt, or various other photo sharing and social media sites. Sadly, that’s where there are problems…

Ashley M. Kalfas as "Rogue" with Lance Henriksen

Ashley M. Kalfas as “Rogue” with Lance Henriksen

Now I’m sure everyone at one point has seen a photo, and thought “wow that is amazing and works so well for such and such” or even to share with their own friends. Don’t get me wrong there is nothing wrong with that, that’s actually part of why we as cosplayers and artists post our work so that people can be inspired. However we also deserve to have credit.

Most of us don’t mind you sharing our photos, but taking credit for them as your own is wrong.  Or not even crediting the cosplayer or artist is wrong. Yes, sometimes we find photos where information is lacking or who originally posted our material. But once your find out, it’s polite to give us credit.

Another major problem besides not asking for permission is cosplayers are often building and maintaining their professional reputations. These are based on their artistry and images. When people steal our photos and post them on fake impostor accounts, it is our reputations that are at stake. Our name, our photos, our reputations, and our BRANDS get destroyed because someone is too lazy to do a search. Since social media spreads fast, then our reputations can be ruined faster.

However cosplay not just about the possible ruined reputations and feeling cheated out of getting recognition. It’s the principal of it! Cosplayers and artists are like your  favorite band or movie, except we do not get a huge salary. Each expression of our creativity took a lot of time, care, preparation, lack of sleep, and a millions of other things.  Unlike big record labels and production companies that want you to pay to use their material (and sometimes people do pay), all we request is some respect – give credit where credit is due. Don’t forget to ask for our permission to use our material.

As a Twi'lek bounty hunter

As a Twi’lek bounty hunter

So before setting up a page on social media, don’t take a cosplayer’s photos and name.  Stop and think of the repercussions. How would it make you feel if someone you didn’t know did that to you?

I could continue, but I hope what I have said has helped bring to light what seems to be a growing issue in the cosplay and social media community.

Ashley M. Kalfas is an avid cosplayer for several major comic conventions and a member of The Dark Empire costuming organization. She is an actress who just completed a role in the upcoming major motion picture, The Lone Ranger with Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer.