Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels #78: Scoundrels in the Windy City

On episode 78, Dennis, Jay, and Darth Taxus begin the official Scoundrel recap of their Star Wars Celebration Chicago experience.

The Scoundrels are back from Chicago, and they are ready to talk Star Wars Celebration Chicago. In part one of their recap, they talk about their experiences during the first two days of Celebration.

Welcome to episode 78 of Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels: Scoundrels in the Windy City. On this episode, Dennis, Jay, and Darth Taxus reunite for a discussion about the Star Wars Celebration Chicago experience. There is a little news to cover as well.

Star Wars News

Before the Scoundrels get to Star Wars Celebration Chicago, they turn to the news with stories about:

  • The launch of Disney+ this fall,
  • K-2SO on the upcoming Cassian Andor series, and
  • The product packing for The Rise of Skywalker products.

Star Wars Celebration Chicago

In the “Hyperthetical” discussion, the Scoundrels dive into Star Wars Celebration Chicago and reflect on:

  • The bounty hunter day on the opening Thursday,
  • Issues with the Celebration mobile app and panel lotteries,
  • Autographs with Ian McDiarmid and others,
  • The official Scoundrel gathering – all the Scoundrels in one place at one time,
  • The experience of consuming the Rise of Skywalker panel with thousands of other fans,
  • The ILM “Making of Solo” panel, and
  • Much, much more.

Silence Fools

In the listener feedback and community news portion of the show, the Scoundrels recap the RetroZap podcast meetup at Star Wars Celebration Chicago. Several RetroZappers, dozens of podcasters, and listeners were in attendance for an incredible party and celebration.

The Scoundrels hope you enjoy episode 78: “Scoundrels in the Windy City.” We hope you will consider subscribing to Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels wherever you get your podcasts.

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Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels is a bi-weekly show that features three first-generation Star Wars fans. Each episode, RetroZappers Dennis Keithly, Jay Krebs, and Darth Taxus offer their thoughts and reactions on Star Wars news. Then, they engage in Star Wars discussion in the “Hyperthetical” segment. Top ten lists, book reviews, Resistance and television discussion, and interviews are all on the table. After the Hyperthetical, each episode features listener feedback with Silence Fools!

The Scoundrels on Twitter: Dennis Keithly can be followed @DJKver2, Darth Taxus is @DarthTaxus, and Jay Krebs is @JoyceKrebs.

SCubedPod thrives on listener feedback. Therefore, Dennis, Taxus, and Jay would love to read your email on the show. To reach them, email the show at For instance, have an opinion on Star Wars comics, Rebels, or the novels? We want to hear it. Also, have a question about some Star Wars detail? Send it to us! It doesn’t have to be Star Wars to make it on our show.

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