Star Wars Fans Come to Wikia in Record Numbers Star Wars Fan Site, Wookieepedia, Gets Biggest Release Day Traffic in Wikia History
December 22, 2015 – Wikia, the Home of Fandom and home to the world’s largest Star Wars fan site, announced today that it saw record-breaking traffic to Wookieepedia (StarWars.Wikia.com) over the course of this past weekend. On the heels of the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” release, Wookieepedia saw over 2 million unique visitors and over 8 million page views on opening day alone. This explosive engagement makes it the biggest single day traffic driver to a community in Wikia’s history, surpassing release day traffic to other major franchises like Fallout 4, Mass Effect and Skyrim.
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The Battle of Endor is over. The Emperor is dead. Rumors of the Rebellion's victory spread like a fire across the galaxy. But for Imperial Governor Adelhard of the Anoat sector, those rumors mean only one thing: treason. To quell the insurrection that could be left in the wake of the Death Star's destruction, he locks the sector down behind the Iron Blockade, leaving it cut off from the Rebel Alliance and the rest of the galaxy. If the sector is to ever be free, it will be up to a band of assassins, bounty hunters, freedom fighters, pirates, and smugglers to start an uprising and bring an end to the tyranny of the Galactic Empire.
This is Star Wars: Uprising, an upcoming canon mobile game from Kabam set in the days after Star Wars: Episode VI …Read more >
Star Wars Rebels is back with an all-new television movie event! Although the full second season won't begin airing until the fall, the one hour movie Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal aired tonight on Disney XD, continuing the adventures of the Ghost crew as they return to Lothal on a daring mission to rescue an Imperial defector. Along the way, they come face to face with a dangerous new foe: Darth Vader, the dreaded Dark Lord of the Sith.
Like all of the show's episodes, The Siege of Lothal was chock full of trivia and Easter eggs, and Wikia Fan Brain is back with a special Siege of Lothal edition. Check out the Fan Brain video below, using facts and trivia from Wookieepedia.
Know of any trivia we missed? Share what you found in the comments b…
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In the first season of Star Wars Rebels, the spark of rebellion spread like a fire across the galaxy. As we look forward to the premiere of Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal, Wikia has produced a series of videos in the long-running Wikia Fan Brain series for the entire first season of the show!
Fan Brain puts the accumulated knowledge compiled by some of Wikia's largest communities to video, unearthing fun pieces of trivia associated with Easter egg-heavy TV shows. Drawing inspiration from the expansive continuity of the Star Wars films, other canon stories, and Star Wars Legends, Star Wars Rebels is no exception!
Check out all fourteen episodes in the Star Wars Rebels Season One edition of Wikia's Fan Brain series, and leave a comment with othe…Read more >
What do Anthony Daniels, Vanessa Marshall, Steve Blum, and Alan Dean Foster all have in common? They're just a few of the many people, celebrity talent and fans alike, who took the time to wish Wookieepedia a Happy 10th Anniversary at Celebration Anaheim! Check out the video above to hear them send their birthday wishes, in this special video put together by Wikia's video team—just in time for Star Wars Day!
This was one of the highlights of Celebration for me. When we're all here on Wookieepedia, just working on the project day to day, it's easy sometimes to forget the wider fandom out there and how important Wookieepedia is to people. To hear celebrities take the time to wish Wookieepedia a happy anniversary, to hear them say how even they …Read more >
It's hard to believe that it's been nearly two weeks since Celebration Anaheim, undoubtedly the biggest celebration of Star Wars fandom ever. Wookieepedia is home to some of the most passionate and knowledgable Star Wars superfans in the world, and Wikia is the Social Universe For Fans, By Fans, so we wanted to give a few fans the opportunity to go on video and share what their Star Wars Celebration experience had been like—especially after we all watched the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Here's what some of these fans had to say.
is also a Wookieepedia user and former administrator!]]
(That last one was pretty good, in my totally unbiased opinion.)
Whether you watched the live stream on StarWars.com or were there at the convent…
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Unless you've been living under a rock on Jakku for the last few days, you probably saw that the latest teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was revealed at Celebration Anaheim. Thousands of people were in attendance at the Celebration Stage to see the trailer's reveal. On the Star Wars YouTube page alone, the trailer has been viewed 37,190,931 at the time of this story's posting. The teaser has taken the internet by storm and has had a hugely positive reaction.
What happens after you see a trailer you really like? You think, "I want to know more!" People turn to the internet to do just that. When you search for Star Wars, you're undoubtedly going to end up on Wookieepedia. With search engine power like ours, it's almost impossible n…Read more >
I'm sitting here in the hotel bar with a drink writing this while I look back on an awesome weekend. This whole time has been invigorating, really showing me how much passion us Star Wars fans have. From the reaction to the the Rebels premier to the new homemade EP. 7 armor, it has truly been amazing. New fans are coming into the fold everyday, and the new product announcements show the franchise is stronger than ever. I really can't say it enough, it has been invigorating. And shoutout to my fellow Wookieepedians and other booth attendees, it was really cool to get to know you in the flesh, so to speak. I'm grateful I got the chance to go.
And I finally got the last pieces or my YVH-1 build-a-droid.Read more >
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending the panel for the cast of Star Wars Rebels. All of the main actors—Freddie Prinze Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Tiya Sircar, Taylor Gray, and Steve Blum—were in attendance, along with executive producers Dave Filoni and Simon Kinberg. The first half of the panel involved the cast discussing their love of Star Wars and their love of working on the show, but the real meat of it came in the second half when it was time to see the trailer for the show’s second season. That trailer is below:
After the trailer, the voices of Ahsoka Tano and the clone troopers—Ashley Eckstein and Dee Bradley Baker, respectively—took to the stage and talked about their experience moving on from Star Wars: The Clone Wars to Star Wars Re…
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Just got out of the novel panel withADF, James Kahn, Michael Kogge, Shelly Shapiro, and Ryder Windha. They had good things to say about their processes and experience.
And for the first , Kahn showed pages and notes from his script for ROTJ.Read more >
I'm not going to spoil anything, but it would be....unwise to assume that itll keep the status quo.
Well...they do get off Lothal
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It's no real secret that I often feel that we at Wookieepedia are very insular, and not part of the greater fan community. Our interactions with the rest of the wider Star Wars fandom is very limited and, due to the nature of what we do and how we do it, we communicate even with each other through chat programs and talk pages. So going into Celebration Anaheim, I was both worried about the response we would receive, and determined to boost our interaction with the wider fandom. It turns out I had very little to fear. Nearly everyone who came to our booth had heard of us, and had very positive things to say about the site and the work we do, and how we handled the entire Legends/Canon split. And those that had never heard of us were educated…Read more >
Attending Celebration Anaheim is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and going in, I knew who I wanted to meet. Surrounded by Star Wars actors and content contributors, there were a few that I intended to actively seek out. Who I ended up meeting was a different story, and it was one that was better than envisaged.
On my first day at the Anaheim Conventin Center, I managed to totally walk past Ashley Eckstein, voice actress of Ahsoka Tano, without realising it until someone waiting in line for the J.J. Abrams/Kathleen Kennedy opening panel called out to her.
But the first day went better after that. While at lunch with John Hazlett (), he introduced me to Jason Fry, author of many of my favourite reference works including The Essential Guide to W…Read more >
One of the coolest things that we're doing here at Celebration Anaheim is going around and asking notable Star Wars talent, including authors, writers, and producers, to share their happy birthday wishes for Wookieepedia's 10th Anniversary. I won't tell you who they all are, because I don't want to ruin any of the bigger surprises, but there is one that I want to share with you all today.
Dave Filoni, supervising director of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and executive producer of Star Wars Rebels, was kind enough to take a moment on the show floor to record a birthday message. To his right is the illustrious Cavalier One, an administrator here on Wookieepedia.
I've talked to Dave before and he's a huge fan of Wookieepedia. Virtually everyone here at …Read more >
Cosplay—the act of dressing up and performing as a character other than yourself—is always a big draw at pop culture conventions, and Celebration is no exception. When I arrived Thursday, I was a little shocked to see just how prevalent costuming really was. I saw characters from ever facet of the saga; major film characters, like Han Solo and Darth Vader, were joined by major EU characters, such as Thrawn and Mara Jade. Of course, there were plenty of Jedi, plenty of Clone and Stormtroopers, plenty of Rebel pilots, and a plethora of Mandalorian mercs to join them; though not representing specific characters, per se, each costume matched an organization in the Star Wars universe. In addition to all of these, I've noticed several mashup char…Read more >
Yesterday, Jorrel Fraajic and I had the opportunity to speak to Zack O'Malley Greenburg, a music, media, and entertainment business reporter at Forbes. Zack was interested in learning more about Wikia's Star Wars communities, particularly Wookieepedia. We talked for a bit about what we thought of the new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the difference between Canon and Legends, and, of course, about Wookieepedia itself.
We went into a lot of detail about how Wookieepedia operates, how Wookieepedia reacted to the Canon/Legends divide, and what the community thinks about the future of the Star Wars franchise. No discussion of Wookieepedia would be complete without discussing the passionate superfans that edit here and read all of this fa…Read more >
Today FFG had a panel. They gave an immersive behind the scenes look.
They then announced a couple new Imperial Assault expansions.
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Hey Folks, CP here. Just got out of the Star Wars: Battlefront (DICE) panel. Can I just say, it was amazing!!! Doug Chiang and three Dice employees were there. They showed more game engine footage on Endor, with all the vehicles, characters and customization we've come to love.
They will be releasing Ep. 7 content in the form of DLC, the Battle of Jakku. Game is out Nov 17. Definitely a must-have.Read more >
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending a media demo for the upcoming game Star Wars: Battlefront by DICE, a subsidiary of Electronic Arts. The designers of the game gave an in-depth preview of what was to come. All information was embargoed until today, so now I am thrilled to share my reactions to the upcoming game.
But first, a caveat: I'm not much of a gamer. My most advanced consoles are Nintendo 64 and PlayStation 2, and the only games I regularly play are Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast and Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy. So needless to say, I don't have much in the way of gaming experience—but I did play the first two Battlefront games, and I always enjoyed them when I played them. That's why I was pretty excited to see…Read more >
The December 18, 2015 release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is still eight months away, but, at Celebration Anaheim, Lucasfilm has put the film front and center. In addition to the release of the new trailer, Celebration has an exhibit showing props and costumes from The Force Awakens. It's nothing new if you've seen the two trailers, but it's still cool to see.
Check out each of the props and costumes below:
You'll have to forgive my utter lack of photography skills. In addition to not being that talented with an Android phone camera, I was also in a rush to get through the exhibit in order to get somewhere else. I can't write about what that "somewhere else" was yet, but I will be able to tomorrow morning—so stay tuned!
But from what I did s…
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Before I get into my reaction, I want to brag a bit by saying that this is the first blog ever written on Wookieepedia. I'm thrilled that the community took this step so those of us at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim can document their experience and gush about all of the awesome things they saw.
Now let's get right into the most awesome thing of all: the new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was revealed at a panel featuring The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams, as well as The Force Awakens producer and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. Also included in the panel were Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, and the R2-D2 Builders Club, along with a legion of new stormtroopers f…Read more >