Tuesday, August 26, 2014

EPISODE 004 - Steven Greenwood, Wookieepedia co-founder

This week we continue our talks with the co-founders of Wookieepedia.  Jason has a conversation with Steven Greenwood about what life is like on Wookieepedia today.  As a note, we had to record the conversation over the phone, instead of via Skype.  Please forgive the slightly lower sound quality.

This week, we also bring back Jason's Jawa Giveaway (Utinni!) for another round.  This time you can win a 6 inch Darth Goofy plush toy from Disney World.  To win, all you need to do is leave us a positive review on iTunes.  That simple!  Leave a review, and we will put your name in hat for our next random drawing.  (listen to the show for more details) Good luck!

We also talk about Star Wars birthdays (Happy Birthday to Jason who turns 40 today!), video games, we recap the rumors we talked about last week, and Jason's crush on Jamie King!  And, we have a phone number you can use to leave us voice mails!  Dial 205-383-3663 and leave a message.  If it's good, we just may use it on the show!

Show Timeline...
Intro - 00:25
News - 2:55
Interview - 16:04
Five Question Bonus Round - 38:15
Guest Game Time - 46:16
Jason's Jawa Giveaway - 59:45
Ending - 1:03:11

Jamie King, Star Wars Fan
Star Wars Rebels Premere Info
Star Wars Commander Game
Star Wars Birthdays 
Rumor Recap

Links to Steve...

Darth Goofy Could Be Yours!

Friday, August 22, 2014


Like I did during the shows "Beta Period" (the first ten episodes before Jason joined me and we before started getting serious), I have posted the shows to YouTube. You can now find Episode Zero, 001, 002 & 003 on YouTube. I will keep doing this from now on. Why? Why not!  -Tim


Thursday, August 21, 2014


On last weeks episode, Jason and I discussed just how far we should go when discussing rumors and potential spoilers on the show. Jason is all for discussing every little detail out there. I want to hold back a bit. I will look at the photos floating around, but I don't want to talk about plot and characters.

So, we have left it up to you, the listener, to decided. What is your opinion? Please take our poll and leave a comment to tell us what you think. Thank you very much!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

EPISODE 003 - Chad Barbry, Wookieepedia co-founder

This week we welcome Chad Barbry, one of the co-creators of Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki.  Chad tells us all about how he and Steve Greenwood started out on Wikipedia, what lead to the decision to create a Star Wars themed wiki, and just how it was done.

This week, we are also happy to announce the winner of our first Jason's Jawa Giveaway! (Utinni!)  Congratulations go to Chris Franck!  Chris will be taking home the Star Wars Celebration III exclusive talking Darth Vader action figure.

In this episode Jason and I talk about the return of bootlegging friends in the far east, we discuss the Star Wars themed events in our lives the past week, and we get long winded about this weeks news. Plus, we end the show with another visit from our good friend, Mr. Dan White, who will chew the power cables as he tell us his opinion about the link between childhood and Star Wars.

Show Timeline...
Intro - 0:00:25
News - 0:16:17
Interview - 0:47:55
Five Question Bonus Round - 1:26:03
Guest Game Time - 1:40:00
Jason's Jawa Giveaway - 1:53:37
Chewing the Power Cables with Dan White - 1:56:00
Ending - 2:02:11

Links to the news...
Interior Millenium Falcon photos - HERE & HERE
Possible new Stormtrooper & Snowtrooper helmets
Omaze Episode VII Winner
Original cut of Original Trilogy coming to Bly-Ray
Or maybe not

Links to Chad Barbry...
And, find him on the Jedi Covenant serve of The Old Republic MMO game, as Albus Puer.

Video of Tim's opening pitch

Video of the Jason's Jawa Giveaway (Utinni!) drawing of the winner

Saturday, August 16, 2014


Thank you to everyone who participated in Jason's Jawa Giveaway (Utinni!)  We have put all the names in a Stormtrooper helmet, and pulled a name by random.

And The Winner Is...
Well, you're going to have to wait until next weeks episode to find out!  Look for that episode on Tuesday!  -  After the episode is out, we will post the name of the winner here, along with video of the actual drawing.
Check back then!  Thanks!


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

EPISODE 002 - Kirby Howell, authors

This week we welcome Dana Melton and Jess Alexander.  Together they form the writing team of Kirby Howell.  These two old friends started writing Star Wars fan fiction and role playing game adventures together.  Their partnership grew, and they are now published authors who have created their own series of young adult novels.  We talk about their writing process, growing up nerdy before it was cool, embarrassing cosplay, and Star Wars collecting.

This week we also talk about a friend of the show, Frank O'Sullivan.  Tim begs for Franks forgiveness, as Frank was to be our first correspondent, but Tim screwed up the recording.  (Frank was a former guest on the show, and you can listen to his old interview HERE.)

We also have a reminder about Jason's Jawa Giveaway (Utinni!), talk about the biggest Star Wars news of the week that relates to fandom, discuss Jason's wages for working on the show, figure out how Jason can direct Episode XIII, and Tim asks how corny is too corny.  So, sit back and enjoy!

Show Timeline...
Intro - 00:25
News - 4:40
Interview - 24:00
Five Question Bonus Round - 1:01:24
Guest Game Time - 1:15:02
An Apology to Frank O'Sullivan - 1:22:15
Jason's Jawa Giveaway - 1:34:57
Ending - 1:36:58

Links to the News...
Star Wars Calendar Changes
Disney Parks Star Wars Expansion
Superman vs Batman/Episode VII Twitter War 
Fan Film Awards Make a Comeback 

Links to Kirby Howell...

Dana's embarrassing cosplay photo.

The domed monastery on Skellig Michael

Thursday, August 7, 2014


Jason's Jawa Giveaway! (Utinni!)

We are having our first contest, and YOU could win!
We are giving away one (1) Darth Vader action figure. But this is not just any old regular Darth Vader action figure. No, this the Celebration III Exclusive talking Darth Vader figure.

More about the figure... Source: (Revenge of the Sith)
Year: 2005 (Celebration III Exclusive)
Assortment: Exclusive Figures
Retail: $15.00
Assortment Number: 85178
UPC Number: 5356901151
Weapons and Accessories: Lightsaber & Display Base

Notes: This Darth Vader figure was created especially forCelebration III to celebrate the release of the final episode in the Star Wars saga, Revenge of the Sith. This Exclusive Collectors Edition is limited to 50,000. James Earl Jones recorded lines of dialog exclusively for this figure.

How to win... Simply post on our Facebook page, or leave a comment on any of our Facebook posts (https://www.facebook.com/TheExpandedFandomverse) between Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 and Friday, August 15th, 2014, 11:59:59PM Eastern Time.

We will then collect the names of all who entered, place them in a hat, and draw one lucky entry. Your name only goes in the hat once, no matter how many times you post or reply on our site. (But don't let that stop you from posting multiple times!) We will then contact the lucky winner by Facebook Messenger to get your shipping address. And don't worry, we will pay the cost of shipping for you! We're just that nice!

Contest open to any and all Facebook users except for... Tim and Jason, our families, previous show correspondents, and people who have won previous contests we've help in the last 6 months. (But since this is our first contest, you can ignore that part!

Thanks for entering Jason's Jawa Giveaway! (Utinni!) Good luck!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

EPISODE 001 - Craig Chenery, Star Wars poet

You're probably asking... "What?!? Another new episode already?!?"

Let me explain...  We had intended to release these episodes a week apart, but due to an incident involving kidney stones, our schedule was thrown of course.  We could have waited another week to release this episode, the first "official" episode of the all new, all improved, all awesomer Expanded Fandomverse, but... we were too exited to wait.  We had to release it to the world!

This weeks conversation is with Mr. Craig Chenery.  Craig is a man of many talents, but what brought him to our attention is his epic retelling of Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope, in haiku form.  We're not just talking a handful of haikus, he wrote 200 or so stanzas to tell the entire story of the film!

Craig was kind enough to sit down with us to discuss his poem, growing up a Star Wars Fan, about his books, being a 501st member, fatherhood, long form improv, and much much more.  After you listen to our conversation, be sure to check out his poem.  It's a great read!

Also, this week Mr. Dan White is back with Chewing the Power Cables.  Dan revisits his annoyance with EU fans who wont seem to let things go.  And has a few words for Kevin Smith as well!

And this week, we start "Jason's Jawa Givaway".  (Utinni!)  Jason will be giving away the Celebration III exclusive action figure, Darth Vader from Revenge of the Sith.  This figure talks!  It has lines recorded by James Earl Jones specifically for this figure, and for this figure only!  So listen for that in the show, and for all the details about how you can win!

Show Timeline...
Into - 00:25
News - 1:38
Interview - 20:42
Five Questions Bonus Round - 52:45
Guest Game Time - 1:18:00
Correspondents - 1:23:50
Jasons Jawa Give Away - 1:25:10
Chewing the Power Cables with Dan White - 1:28:28
Ending - 1:34:15

Links to the News...

Links to Craig Chenery...

Here is a video of the Darth Vader figure that we are giving away as part of Jason's Jawa Giveaway. (Utini!).  --- Please note, this is not our video, just one we found on YouTube.

Oh, and one more thing...  You're probably wondering why this episode is numbered Episode 001.  
"There has already been an Episode 1!"  your saying.  Well, just like in Star Wars, continuity is fluid.

The first 10 episodes I did, which I now call me "beta period", and no longer part of the Expanded Fandomverse cannon.  Yes, they exist, but they now live under the "Legends" banner.  What this means is...  I'm starting over with the episode numbers.  That's all. No big deal.

Monday, August 4, 2014

EPISODE 000 - Pax Holley, from the Nerd Lunch Podcast


Welcome to the all new, all improved, all awesomer Expanded Fandomverse!
Well, kinda...

Jason and I sat down are recorded a "test interview" with our friend, Pax Holley.  Pax is a fellow Star Wars fan, but also a blogger and a podcaster.  Well, the interview went well enough that we decided to record a complete "test episode".  We are calling this episode, Episode Zero.

Please keep in mind that this episode is a test, so, there are still a lot a kinks to work out.  Not all aspects of the show are in place yet, and we get a little long-winded this time around.  Also, we were not recording on our normal equipment, so the sound quality is a little off.  It's not bad, it's just not what you can expect to hear in the future.

So, sit back and have a listen, and please, tell us what you think!  This show cant improve without your input.  Email us anytime at TheExpandedFandomverse@gmail.com.  Or, check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram and Tumblr.  We cant wait to hear your comments!


Show Timeline...
Intro - 00:00
News - 5:39
Interview - 29:30
About Correspondents - 1:40:57
Five Question Bonus Round - 1:42:07
Ending - 2:12:47


From the show...

Links to Pax's work...

Jason and Pax prepare to duel on Halloween, 1998.