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STAR WARS CONTENT CREATORS COLLABORATE TO RAISE MONEY FOR MAKE-A-WISH
New Orleans, LA, September 14, 2021 – Pete Fletzer of the Around the Galaxy podcast and Scotty Jayro of The Bombadcast are excited to announce that PODATHON 2021, the second annual all-day marathon livestream event benefiting Make-A-Wish, will take place on Saturday, November 6, 2021 beginning at 9am eastern and concluding sometime after 10pm that day with an epic STAR WARS event to anchor the day (details to be finalized and announced).
The full day livestream will feature more than a dozen of the most popular STAR WARS fan content creators (full list below) in approximately one-hour slots producing their show live while giving audience members a chance to donate through the Podathon Make-A-Wish online site. All proceeds go directly to the charity and hosts will plan giveaways and special events to take place during their shows.
In 2020, Pete Fletzer created and led the event alongside partners from his content network. This year, with the assistance of Scotty Jayro, they have enlisted more than a dozen of STAR WARS fandom’s most influential content creators, special guests ranging from authors to actors to the people behind the STAR WARS universe, and have begun acquiring unique STAR WARS collectibles for a live auction that will take place at the end of the event.
“The STAR WARS fan community is made up of some of the most generous and caring people I’ve ever met,” said Pete Fletzer. “The outpouring of support last year was so powerful and more than we honestly expected.” Last year’s Podathon raised over $2,000 for Make-A-Wish and their hope is to beat that number this year.
“Our shared love of the STAR WARS universe has led us to opportunities to get to know so many amazing people,” said Scotty Jayro. “Giving back to the community in the form of a wonderful charity like Make-A-Wish feels like a natural thing to do.”
More information will be released in the coming weeks leading up to the November 6, 2021 event. Follow @ThePodathon on Twitter for announcements and visit www.ATGcast.com/Podathon for further details. Or, to donate ahead of the event, visit http://site.wish.org/goto/podathon2.
This event is not associated or affiliated with Lucasfilm or Disney in any official capacity.
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About the Hosts:
Pete Fletzer is a freelance writer who was best known for his work in the mid-90s for Lucasfilm and Topps’ STAR WARS GALAXY and STAR WARS INSIDER magazines. Discovered by Steve Sansweet, he wrote content about toys and collectibles, unique fan stories and New York area Star Wars movie premiers. He was right in the thick of the STAR WARS resurgence at the turn of the century, covering events like the Special Editions in 1997 and all three Prequel premiers. He was also the author of almost 200 STAR WARS questions for The Amazing Science Fiction & Horror Trivia Game.
Scotty Jayro is the co-creator & editor of The Bombadcast. He is best known for his reaction in the viral video titled “THE RISE OF SKYWALKER Teaser Trailer Reaction Live” which has gotten a staggering 4 million plus views on YouTube. His perspective on STAR WARS has been influenced by the Prequel Trilogy and growing up in his twenties with the Sequel Trilogy. He is often noted for his bold opinions on the Special Editions & deep thematic analysis of the Star Wars films. When this proud Louisiana native isn’t podcasting he can be found in front of a class teaching middle school science, creating music, and watching movies with his peers.
Full List of Contributing STAR WARS Fan Content Creators:
Star Wars Explained
Tarkin's Top Shelf
Blue Bantha Milk Co.
The Imperial Senate
Beyond the Blast Doors LIVE
Podcast of the Whills
Around the Galaxy
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