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.
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
The Holiday Reads Drive 2018 is going to be a little different from past fundraisers in that the goal will be funding enough books to bring to two different hospitals in two different states on two different dates! This time the aim is to raise $1,700.00. The money will go toward Star Wars Legends books for Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC in Pennsylvania and another to be announced. Find out more on their donate page. Their previous Hyperreads Drive was a huge success and so was their table at Star Wars Celebration in 2017. You can also check out more details on their projects on their Facebook page. This is our chance to let kids meet the heroes we love, encourage a love of reading and distract them from the suffering that hospitalization usually entails all at once! If they hit the mark by July 22, all extra money will go for a new billboard to either ask for more Legends or (in the unlikely event they’ve finally continued it) to thank them for the continuation. But it only happens with your help!
The Billboard Project!
This BILLBOARD Project That Made a Difference!
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.
Until the billboard, no one seemed to hear the fans, no response came to either social media or writing campaigns. With the billboard, Expanded Universe fans finally got noticed by more of the mainstream media. Fans who wrote letters finally got a response.
While the response wasn’t what we wanted and gave evidence they could placate us with ‘integration’ it did prove we were now on the radar.
Petitions: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.
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:
Star Wars Com
You can also post directly on the website under their books and comics
A few other possibilities not mentioned on the page:
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
Correspondence to Lucasfilm can be mailed to: Attn: Fan Mail, P.O. Box 29901, San Francisco, CA 94129-0901
The Walt Disney Company Attn: Fan Mail Dept.
500 South Buena Vista Street Burbank, CA 91521
New York New York 10019 USA
The main points to hit when writing on social media or snail mail are that you want more Legends continued separately, in their own separate canon and not integrated into the new. Many other stories including Stargate, Star Trek, and so on have gone this route and successfully sold both.
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.
Keep an eye out for new plans to petition them and tell them we want more!
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.
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!