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ForceFest kicks off tomorrow and Making Tracks are a part of a packed show that runs across 6 stages covering a wide range of topics, bringing together content creators, podcasters, websites and stars from the Star Wars galaxy. You’ll find us on the Live Action Stage where we’ll be chatting about The Empire Strikes Back at 40, the Marvel Comics of the time and more.

[GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY, August 28, 2020] In the wake of a postponed Star Wars Celebration this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Star Wars fans have come together to create ForceFest: Celebrating The Saga, a virtual convention taking place over the original Star Wars Celebration weekend: August 28-30, 2020. The goal is to replicate the best part of Star Wars Celebration — the community of fans — as well as the giving nature of those fans, by raising money for Make-A-Wish Greater LA. Your donation directly funds wishes for critically ill children.

What is ForceFest?

ForceFest is a virtual convention that is FREE to attend and is hosted on GetVokl.com, a community-based live-streaming platform. Over the course of 3 days, August 28-30, sixty panels hosted by as many podcasters and content creators will air live on GetVokl, and also simulcast to Facebook and YouTube. Unlike ComicCon@Home, ForceFest panels will be live, and those watching on GetVokl can interact with panelists and other viewers in a live off-camera chat, as well as donate to Make-A-Wish Greater LA live.

You can expect panels that tackle some hot topics (Rose Tico Deserved Better, Navigating Fandom with Different Abilities, Celebrating the Diversity in Star Wars) and also those celebrating special milestones (The High Ground: Celebrating 15 Years of “Revenge of the Sith,” “The Empire Strikes Back” at 40). Plenty more panels will feature fun, geeky conversation (LEGO and Star Wars, Real Lightsaber Martial Arts, This Is The Law: Lawyers on The Mandalorian, Women in Fandom-Built Business).

ForceFest features 6 stages, each focused on different aspects of Star Wars:

The Best Way To Attend ForceFest

  • Creating a free GetVokl account on your computer is the best way to watch and interact live in the chat, and donate live to Make-A-Wish Greater LA using VCoin (like Twitch Bits). Many panelists will have a Q&A section, and you may even be invited to “Grab a Spot” on live video to ask a question! The GetVokl platform is heavily focused on community, which is why we’ve partnered with them for ForceFest.

  • Bookmark the GetVokl ForceFest Landing Page for easy access to the schedule and Stages.

  • Once you’ve created an account, check out all six of the ForceFest stages for panels you want to see. Subscribe to the stages for a “going-live” notification when panels start.

  • Download the GetVokl app to your mobile device and allow notifications to make sure you don’t miss your favorite panel.

How to Follow Along

  • Like the official ForceFest Facebook Page and subscribe to the official ForceFest YouTube channel. Panels will be simulcast to Facebook, and viewable on YouTube. You won’t get the live interaction that you’d get on GetVokl, but this is a great way to see the content as or after it happens.

  • Panels will be recorded and available to view at any time on GetVokl.com, Facebook and YouTube.

  • Follow #ForceFest2020, and @ForceFestSaga on Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates.

How to Donate to Make-A-Wish Greater LA

  • GetVokl will match 33% of all donations made through GetVokl VCoin!  Purchase VCoin on GetVokl, and use it to donate to Make-A-Wish Greater LA during a panel. (tap the handy blue V diamond button on your screen). Everyone watching will see that you’ve donated, and that can inspire even more people to donate!

  • You can also donate directly to Make-A-Wish Greater LA through the ForceFest donation page.

See You There!

And #MayTheForceFestBeWithYou

Instagram: @forcefestsaga | Twitter: @ForceFestSaga | Facebook: ForceFest

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