The Washington DC Metro Area Star Wars Collecting Club (DCSWCC) wishes to announce their ninth biennial charity lapel pin.  The 2020 pin features Princess Leia in her white Hoth battle gear with Cloud City topped by a Washington DC skyline.  Ninth in the series of high-quality soft enamel pins, and officially licensed by Lucasfilm Ltd., each pin is individually stamped and numbered – only 500 will ever be made!

All proceeds benefit the House of Ruth, Washington D.C. chapter.  House of Ruth’s comprehensive continuum of support and services empowers women, children, and families to rebuild their lives and heal from trauma, abuse, and homelessness.  For more information, visit their website at http://www.houseofruth.org.

DCSWCC has a rich history of supporting children’s and family charities in the Washington DC region.  Their other charity pins featured Yoda, Chewbacca, the animated Boba Fett, Luke on his tauntaun, R2-D2, Commander Cody, BB-8, and jedi Luke, and have raised over $38,000 for organizations including Children’s National Medical Center, The Children’s Inn at NIH, Believe in Tomorrow Children’s Foundation, and Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors.

To order your pins, visit http://store.dcswcc.org today!

DCSWCC is one of the oldest, largest, and most active collecting clubs in America, with over 50 members.  The club meets monthly and holds special events throughout the year such as socials, picnics, and “Roadshow” appraisal events.  For more information, visit the club website at http://www.dcswcc.club

Boba Fett Charity Medallion Sold Out!

Thanks to fans in the Star Wars community, the PSWCS.org Boba Fett charity medallion, benefitting Valhalla Veteran’s Services, is now sold out!

The last of the 1,000 medallions sold this afternoon making it the fastest selling medallion PSWCS.org has released. The previous fastest selling was Darth Vader which was released during Star Wars Celebration Anaheim in 2015. Darth Vader sold out on Sunday, the fourth day of the convention. Boba Fett sold out in just 58 hours.

The final donation will be announced once all of the medallions have shipped to fans. PSWCS.org wants to thank everyone that chose to help support a very important charity in Valhalla Veteran’s Services.

Shadow Fall (Star Wars): An Alphabet Squadron Novel

News of the New Republic’s victory still reverberates through the galaxy. In its wake, the capital ships of the newly legitimized galactic government journey to the farthest stars, seeking out and crushing the remnants of imperial tyranny. But some old ghosts are harder to banish than others. And none are more dangerous than Shadow Wing.

Yrica Quell’s ragtag Alphabet Squadron still leads the search for Shadow Wing, but they’re no closer to their goal – and the pressure to find their quarry before it’s too late has begun to shake them apart. Determined to finish the fight once and for all, Quell works with New Republic Intelligence’s contentious Caern Adan and the legendary General Hera Syndulla to prepare the riskiest gambit of her starfighting career – a trap for Shadow Wing that could finish the chase once and for all. 

But in the darkness, their enemy has evolved. Soran Keize, last of the Imperial aces, has stepped into the power vacuum at the head of Shadow Wing, reinvigorating the faltering unit in their hour of need. Once adrift in the aftershocks of the war, Keize has found meaning again, leading the lost soldiers of his unit through to safety. The only thing standing in his way? The most mismatched squadron in the New Republic Navy, led by his former mentee: the traitor Yrica Quell. 

Releases June 23, 2020 – Click Here or below to Pre-Order 

Over 700 Boba Fett Medallions Sold in 24 Hours!

Thanks to a tremendous amount of support, PSWCS.org can announce that over 700 Boba Fett charity medallions sold within the first 24 hours of going live. Sales continued steadily through Tuesday and now fewer than 250 medallions are left.

PSWCS.org is overwhelmed by the success of our 2020 fundraiser so far. We’d like to ask all supporters to be patient, shipping has already begun but it may take several weeks to process all orders.

Celebrating 40 years of The Empire Strikes Back and our 10th charity, the 2020 Boba Fett medallion supports Valhalla Veteran’s Services. The medallion is limited to 1,000 pieces and sells for $12.50 shipped in the US. With sales being this brisk, we anticipate a quick sellout.

The Boba Fett medallion is fully approved by Lucasfilm and features the likeness of Boba Fett on the front along with the date and the name of the charity, Valhalla Veteran’s Services. Each medallion will be accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity and receipt as they are tax deductible. International purchases are welcome, extra shipping charges will apply. Place your order now at pswcs.com/charity.cfm

How Much Do You Know About George Lucas?

George Lucas is a great inspiration for everyone who is interested in great achievers and in how you can use the maximum of your potential to become great at anything you want to accomplish. Having such an interesting and creative mind, he didn’t live his life like everybody else wanted him to, and decided to give life to his imagination and ultimately became a legend.

There are many people out there who, like us, love Star Wars and are interested in George Lucas and the way he thinks and lives. If you want to make an excellent gift to a Star Wars fan, a Star Wars motorcycle helmet would be a great one, but providing valuable info about Lucas is even better, so here are some things that you probably didn’t know about him.

  1. How did his dog make a difference in his work?

George Lucas was a very creative person and, over time, he lived his life around his passions. While writing his scripts for Indiana Jones and Star Wars he took his inspiration from many places and one of his inspirations was his dog. The dog’s name was Indiana and this is how the name of Indiana Jones was born.

Furthermore, because his dog, an Alaskan Malamute, was very important to him, he created Chewbacca, a character that is one of the most popular Star Wars characters of all time.

  1. His connection to the movie ‘Grease’

The creator of Grease, Randal Kleiser, was George Lucas’ roommate. Well, not a roommate in the context of living in the same room, more like housemates because Lucas and Kleiser had been living on separate floors of the same house. They became great friends and helped each other with their projects.

  1. His passion for flying

Even if George Lucas became one of the most popular creators of the 20th century, his career did not meet his first expectations. Lucas initially wanted to become a pilot and he dreamed of joining the Air Force one day when he was a teenager. Over the years, he also discovered a passion for racing cars and eventually had an accident.

However, the years of racing had an unfortunate impact on his dream of becoming a pilot because the Air Force denied his application due to the fact that he had too many speeding tickets.

  1. His connection to Norman Rockwell

Being as creative as Lucas is, it is no wonder that he has been fond of art all of his life and his favorite painter is Norman Rockwell. He is an illustrator and also a painter and his works reflect the American culture. He is very famous for his illustrations for The Saturday Evening Post.

Lucas was inspired by him and now owns a lot of his sketches and paintings along with the paintings of other creators.

  1. His connection to Vietnam

When people were drafted into the army to go and serve in the Vietnam War, George Lucas was one of the chosen ones. However, because his father’s father died because of diabetes, he was exempted. So he was very close to becoming a veteran and, maybe, Star Wars wouldn’t have existed.

  1. His connection to adoption

Even if we don’t know much about his personal life, an important thing we know is that he has three adopted children which he raised by himself after divorcing his wife, Marcia Lou Griffin. The youngest one was born in 1993 and his name is Jett Lucas. Katie Lucas was born in 1988, and the oldest one was born in 1981 and her name is Amanda Lucas.