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2013 SWAG 77 Social Media Pro

 

 

 

 

SWAG 77 stands for the Star Wars Actors Guild 77.

We manage Star Wars Social Media…

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2013 SWAG 77 Social Media Pro

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SWAG 77 stands for the Star Wars Actors Guild 77.

We manage Star Wars Social Media Entertainment and Performance on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Google+

What does that mean for you?

  1. You want to write that Star Wars story and you want it to be good, exciting and original. Did you know that Lucasfilm does not accept submissions? Do you have an inside contact? Did you know that most Lucasfilm writers have diverse writing background from the Wall Street Journal to only blogging? It is a business and we believe, social media is a great tool to see if you have a Star Wars story.
  2. You have written your Star Wars story, but how do you know it works? How do you know the audience enjoys it? A few comments on your Facebook profile does not mean it is good. Hiding your work until it is finished does not mean your audience will enjoy reading it.
  3. How do you know your story will resonate with your audience before the first print? Before submission to Smashwords or FanFiction.net? What if we told you, we can test that on social media for you. Is that something  that might interest you?

 

WIIFM? What do you get out of this?

  • Aren’t you tired of trying to figure out how to  a Facebook page to building a core of followers on Twitter, to posting material that resonates on Tumblr? It is just time consuming. We manage your social media so that you don’t have to.

 

  • You have confidence in your control of your desired content.  We  program and code all the links from website to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Google+. And we can do more than that.

 

  • We are the cybersecurity specialists trained by experts in fan/follower management.

 

  • As secondary administrators with over 10 years of experience, we are timely and personable. We are devoted to having your brand standout that shows off your creativity.

 

  • We have been recognized by Lucasfilm and several other entertainment genres for our work. We are finalists for Social Media Awards and attend comic conventions. We have interviewed celebrities on our Podcasts and have celebrity administrators on our social media portals. We are in constant communication with corporate social media departments and we know their professional social media expectations.

 

  • SWAG 77, ISCA and Ariafya LLC are the Star Wars Social Media Entertainment and Performance specialists you should trust!

 

Should you think SWAG 77 is for you, contact us in the form below “2013 SWAG 77 Social Media Pro” for your evaluation today!

Even the SWAG 77 Owner Does the “Mando Shake” ;)

DrGina owner of SWAG 77 in her “cosplay” Bo-Katan Nite Owl Helmet and Dr.TheHub with is lightsaber. Yes. It’s suppose to be funny.  A dance to the “Harlem Shake” by Baauer.

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.

THE BEST ARC of Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 5 – Shadow Conspiracy

If you have not been watching Season 5 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, then you do not have SWAG 77 😉

About the BEST arc is to unfold. Highly anticipated. Well-prepared. Excellent voice acting by mainstream actors, such as Sam Witwer, Clancy Brown, Jon Favreau and Katee Sackhoff.

The scenes are fast paced, lots of shooting, lots of lightsabering and all the wonderful facets that a Star Wars movie should have without a Death Star.

And this conversation must be stopped due to the desire of SPOILERS…

The Shadow Collective

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Anyhow, the first episode of the arc, entitled, “Eminence” is due to start in another couple of weeks. While watching the arc, follow along with us at SWAG 77 by liking our character pages as we remain “in character”.

All of us are more than geeked out when this episode starts.  To show you why, watch the video below:

C’mon! This is where the fun begins! Unleash your inner fandom!

Scruffy Rebel has been initiated in “Sigma Tau Alpha Rho Omega Alpha Rho Sigma”

Scruffy Rebel

The universe of Scruffy Rebel in Star Wars & Disney

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Wedge Antilles is from where? CONTROVERSY #StarWars & Low hanging fruit!

Today, Sunday, November 25, 2012 the official Star Wars Facebook Page posted this image of the beloved character, “Wedge Antilles” played by the actor, Denis Lawson, who is also the Uncle to Ewan MacGregor who plays Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars Prequels. It says that Wedge Antilles is a childhood friend of Luke Skywalker on the planet, Tatooine.

Thinking it was a mistake, many fans, included a few SWAG 77  members admonished the Star Wars Facebook Page for posting incorrect information, for many a hardcore fan KNOWS that “Wedge Antilles” is from the planet Corellia

But SWAG 77 benefits from good relations with intelligent Star Wars fan group communities, such as Wookieepedia that showed us this: Star Wars 78: Hoth Stuff! is the seventy-eighth issue in the Marvel Star Wars series of comics.

It is not so much of learning a lesson on content or inaccurate information, it is more about what will be in Star Wars Episode VII… And there is much speculation. However, what made us fans think that Disney would not choose low hanging fruit for Star Wars Episode VII, given the fact the do own Marvel Comics?

Did the Official Facebook Fan Page of Star Wars announce what the story will be drawn from? Interesting because they have “de-age” all the original actors: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford.

Disney does have the resources… Nice one. Well played.

Ashley Kalfas is READY

Miss Ashley is the first professional actress to join SWAG 77. She has quite a few credits to her name:

 

 

She is:

  • Dedicated

  • Energetic

  • Committed

She has been an actress for 9 years and have worked in Theater  Film/TV, and Voice Overs. Also quite a bit of experience behind the camera with crew. As well as Star Wars Costumer (light side and Dark side).

Her Facebook pages are:

Actress

Cosplay

Lord Bruticus is READY!

  • Quiet

  • Patient

  • Sith

Joe Mignano is a hidden treasure for Star Wars fans! He is one of the fellow members of the Dark Empire – the Sith Costuming Club. He is well-meaning, well-intentioned and enjoys eating cheesecake! Who knew that Sith love cheesecake?

He is a champion for Star Wars cosplay and comic conventions! He is a believer in service to the community!

In addition to his cosplaying, he does voice work for many Star Wars fan groups who have podcasts, including SWAG 77 Podcast.

Then there is The Dark Empire Podcast

He is active on the Facebook pages:

The Dark Empire

The Cheesecake Holocron

The Wookielover1138 is ready!

Wookielover1138, aka: Jennifer Shaffer has been doing her Kessel Run Review youtube broadcast for several years. She has attended many cons, her latest that we know of was Star Wars Celebration VI

She states on her website:

My show is for Star Wars collectors, artists and enthusiasts. On the show I review some of the latest Hasbro Star Wars toys and check out the custom-made figures and artwork of the underground Star Wars art world.

And she discusses it on her broadcast!

A longtime fan, she has participated on several other podcasts shared among the fans. Couple of them are:

and more!

Please like and visit her Facebook Fan Page!