Over at Skywalking Through Neverland, I chat with Preston Postle, the man who came up with the name for the original Star Wars fan club – Bantha Tracks.
Recently I was combing through vintage issues of the Official Star Wars Fan Club newsletters and Bantha Tracks looking for future podcast interviews and website articles for Skywalking Through Neverland. I stumbled upon various names of fans that have been spotlighted because of their artistry, stories they shared and contests they won.
For episode 169 of Skywalking Through Neverland, I tracked down Matthew Pak who won a trip to London and spent a day on the set of The Empire Strikes Back schmoozing with the cast and crew. Then I remembered as a child reading an article about another fan who won a contest where he came up with a new name for the Official Star Wars Fan Club newsletter. The winner was a teen from Ohio named Preston Postle and that winning name was…Bantha Tracks!
I sought Preston out to catch up with him. After all he came up with a name that means so much to us first generation fans and I wanted to hear his story. Like many of us, Preston was hit hard by Star Wars at first sight.
Let’s find out a little about his fandom and how it started…
And of course, Bantha Tracks inspired the name of this very site! Head on over to Skywalking Through Neverland to read the interview in full.