Crazy, right? Sure, we’ve only been around since 31st October 2017, a mere 85 days, but believe it or not this very post is our 1000th since the launch of the site.
In that time we’ve crammed in a LOT. Here’s a brief rundown of the events we’ve attended so far:
Matt Booker and Martin Keeler’s day at Disneyland Paris
Clair, Mark and Andrew Walker go to the recording of The Graham Norton Show with Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, Gwendoline Christie and John Boyega.
Mark, Matt and Clair at Soundstage with Kevin Jenkins
And our North Sea correspondent Paul McQue has been pretty busy on his travels:
Kevin Smith podcast from Chinese forecourt which started the 1 week liningup.net JediLine which raised $7k for Starlight Children’s Foundation.
501st, Rebel Legion, Droid Builders, Saber Guild gathering at Scum & Villainy Cantina the night before L.A. red carpet.
Nissan custom cars at LA auto show
Sideshow exhibition at Chinese Theatre.
Janina and Verona at Chinese Theatre
Todd Fisher unveiling tribute to Carrie Fisher at Chinese Theatre.
Rian Johnson saying hello at the liningup.net screening at Chinese Theatre.
@rianjohnson Thank you, sir. Here’s me losing it when I seen him at SWCO with @Daniel_Logan
Ps. You’ve made me realise how fickle I am as I’ve ditched the porgs as my favourite space animal. ??@irishgeekgirl @FanthaTracks pic.twitter.com/qD6aM9nxUG
— happy beeps? (@paul_mcq) December 6, 2017
Playing with Gary Fisher after the screening.
TLJ costume exhibit at El Capitan Theatre.
Droid Repair Bay at IMAX VR
Kevin Smith TLJ podcast from Scum & Villainy
Empire Luke saber hilt at Ripley’s Believe it or not
Finn and Phasma costumes at Arclight Hollywood.
Carrie & Debbie’s memorial one year later.
TLJ models and props at Star Wars Launch Bay, Disneyland
We’ve broke some exclusive stories and trended on Twitter:
— Fantha Tracks: Star Wars News In A Single File (@FanthaTracks) December 17, 2017
Black Diamond being the production name of Episode IX
— Clair Henry (@irishgeekgirl) December 6, 2017
Clair’s Tweet exchange with Rian Johnson regarding Space Gary Fisher
— happy beeps? (@paul_mcq) January 19, 2018
Paul’s Mark Hamill Tweet hit 15,000 likes
And so far we’ve interviewed:
— Clair Henry (@irishgeekgirl) December 21, 2017
Gareth Edwards, Martin Rezard, Paul Warren as well as Clair kicking off her weekly From A Different Point Of View series, chatting with fans of the saga
Coming up Matt, Brian, Richard Hutchinson and Mark are travelling to Finse in Norway to visit the shooting locations from The Empire Strikes Back. There’s Farthest From, the SF Ball, MCM Expo, Collectormania, a return trip to Skellig Michael and more on the horizon, as well as New York Comic Con at the end of the year and our international Fantha Trackers reporting from closer to home.
Speaking of our international contributors we have 25 contributors to the site, regularly posting and sending in news. Our team comprises of folks from the UK, USA, Norway, Sweden, Australia and Brazil with people joining all the time.
Our social media following is growing steadily, our YouTube channel is starting to fill up with original content and our podcast network is almost ready to go. Stay tuned, as we have big plans for our podcast programming.
So, come back in a few minutes for article 1001 and we’ll meet back here in 3 months for article 2000!