Campaigns to Save the Expanded Universe

Join the campaigns to bring our favorite stories back to life! There is always something going on. The goal is to get our stories continued, even if it must be alongside the new canon in a separate continuity.  Plenty of other franchises do this successfully without confusion. We can too.

“There’s always time for the important things. The trick is to recognize the need, and to create the necessary time.” ―Luke Skywalker | Judges Call

This isn’t just about canon. It’s about unfinished story arcs and promised stories cancelled due to the Disney take over. You get to end of a novel or comic and … nothing. No ending. Because they took it away. Take Action.

Current Campaigns to Restore the Expanded Universe

DONATIONS:

Twin Suns Winter 2017 Fundraiser

Campaigns to Save the Expanded Universe

Twin Suns Foundation is going to Orlando! Founded by the same group that did the billboard and the library book drive, Twin Suns is an officially recognized non profit charity dedicating to bringing enjoyment of Star Wars (particularly the Expanded Universe) through literacy and reading to the world.

They have been officially invited by Lucasfilm to Star Wars Celebration and are now seeking donations to spread the love the of Expanded Universe to the world.  To donate or check out their website visit Twin-Suns.net Extra funds go toward Star Wars Expanded Universe books for libraries.

You can also check out more details on their projects on their Facebook page.

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Taking the petitions to the next level!

The Billboard Project!

This BILLBOARD IS LIVE!
Check out the press release!

The billboard was up for a month and additional money left over from the fundraising went to purchase new Expanded Universe books for libraries.

Petitions:

Original Star Wars Battlefront

They even stole the name. Instead of giving it a new name, or calling it Battlefront 3, they simply hijacked the name Battlefront for the game Twilight Company ties into. So much for their ‘non confusing’ canon

The We Want More Legends Campaign
Sponsored by Events Page for Preserve the Alliance to Preserve the Expanded Universe

 EVENT IS USUALLY THE LAST FRIDAY EACH MONTH: 

A. Resist Temptation! Do NOT purchase the new canon new, at least until they agree to more Expanded Universe. Even delaying a purchase helps. The only thing they recognize is money, finding the new canon doesn’t sell like the old gets their attention. It isn’t about whether the book is any good or not, or even if you read it (there are always libraries and used book stores eventually.) The next story up is Battlefront: Twilight Company. Apparently even if all their canon is supposed to be equal, the game has no campaign or story so they need a book to tie it in (so much for making a simpler canon.)

B. Let them know politely but persistently that you want new expanded universe stories, and that is what you will purchase. There is a sample letter on the events page as well as the one from the paper letter writing campaign you can customize. It’s not recommended to use it ‘as is’ as it might get blocked by spam bots when sent ‘en masse’.

C. Screenshot your comments on the Facebook pages. They have a tendency to delete them, especially if they are in reply to something else they didn’t like. This way you have proof and can even repost.

Here is how you can reach them: Note you probably need to post in comments on Facebook as they often have post to page disabled.

Disney:
http://thewaltdisneycompany.com/contact-us/corporate-communications
Lucasfilm:
Publicity@Lucasfilm.com
You can also reach them through these pages to post the same messages on their timelines or recent posts if you cannot comment directly on their page:
Star Wars Books:
https://www.facebook.com/starwarsbooks?fref=ts
Star Wars:
https://www.facebook.com/StarWars?fref=ts
Star Wars Com
https://www.facebook.com/StarWarsCom?fref=ts
Lucasfilm
https://www.facebook.com/lucasfilm?fref=ts
You can also post directly on the website under their books and comics
http://www.starwars.com/news/category/books-and-comics

A few other possibilities not mentioned on the page:

https://twitter.com/starwars
https://twitter.com/DelReyStarWars
https://plus.google.com/+StarWars/posts
https://plus.google.com/103956971371623742871/posts


The Disney / Lucasfilm Letter Writing Campaign on Facebook – in a world of instant messages and emails, nothing says something is important to you like a physical letter. If you don’t have facebook, you can still join in. Just grab the addresses and go. Ideas are in progress for stock letters you can customize. Certain dates are listed for sending letters so we can get them in en masse and have greater impact.

Next Mass Mail Day is May 27

Lucasfilm LTD
Correspondence to Lucasfilm can be mailed to: Attn: Fan Mail, P.O. Box 29901, San Francisco, CA 94129-0901

Disney
The Walt Disney Company Attn: Fan Mail Dept.
500 South Buena Vista Street Burbank, CA 91521

Del Rey
1745 Broadway
New York New York 10019 USA


 

Here is a Stock Letter you can customize originally found on facebook:

Stock letter

Dear Disney/Lucasfilm,

Hello, my name is [your name], and I am a huge Star Wars fan – not just a fan of the movies, but a fan of the Expanded Universe, too. [Describe how you first found Star Wars and were introduced to the EU.]

However, I was deeply saddened by the April 2014 announcement that the Expanded Universe would be discontinued and de-canonized. [Mention how the EU strengthened your love of Star Wars, how much the stories and characters meant to you.] I want to see the stories of [your favorite characters] continued.

In 2013, the Guinness Book of World Records reported that Star Wars had the most successful book series based on a film series ever: over 100 million sales and more than 80 New York Times bestsellers. Some estimates suggest that the EU was responsible for as much as 40% of Star Wars’ total profits, and yet the new Disney canon is not doing anywhere near as well. Almost certainly, if these “Legends” stories were allowed to continue, the Star Wars books would once again be profitable.

So please, Disney/Lucasfilm, I humbly ask that you please do everything in your power to continue the Expanded Universe (now titled “Legends”), with new stories and adventures in the same continuity that we had from 1976 until 2014.

This really is what the fans want. New movies are okay, but what we really want are the characters we’ve had and loved for so many years.

Thank you for your time and May the Force Be With You,

Sincerely,

[Your name]

 

Petition to Restore 1313

Lucasarts was hard at work on this video game to allow the player to take the role of a bounty hunter on Coruscant. Then Disney took the reins and shut them all down.

This is the Demo. It was expected to be rated M for mature.

 


 Groups/Pages/Causes

alliance to preserve expanded universe events and campaignsEvents Page for Preserve the Alliance to Preserve the Expanded Universe on Facebook

Keep an eye out for new plans and ‘raids’ to petition them and tell them we want more!


 


 

thrawn-studies-artThrawn for the Arts on Facebook – For years, the Star Wars Expanded Universe promoted Star Wars Reads day. Now, they’ve taken a ‘sequel’ movie character and plunked him in as the mascot, even though the old Universe was literally full of stories for everyone and the new one is very bare. This is the counter campaign to not only encourage reading: but encourage reading of the Expanded Universe.


 

 


Petitions

Another thing people can do is remind the world that the Expanded Universe fans are here, want more, and aren’t going away. If you are going to a comics, sci fi or gaming convention, especially where there will be a Star Wars presence, you can let them know..and don’t forget to sign online.

The Walt Disney Bring Back the Star Wars Expanded Universe

Disney Continue the Star Wars Legends Storyline

Bring the Star Wars EU into “Official Classic Era Canon”

ReRelease the Ewoks Movies – These movies are out of print and very expensive to purchase as VHS or DVD online.

ReRelease the Young Reader Series – These include the likes of Jedi Apprentice, Jedi Quest (young Obi-Wan, young Anakin, and other Jude Watson series as well as Junior Jedi Knights and Young Jedi Knights by Anderson and Moesta (Jacen, Jaina and Anakin Solo). They are out of print and hard to get for a good price. You might get lucky and find one for a penny…or you might look and find them all ten dollars or more, not counting shipping!

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