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Seven Things To Get You Prepared For Star Wars VII

With Star Wars fever increasing daily the closer we get to 2015 you may be wondering how to keep up to date on the latest Star Wars news.  You may be new to the Star Wars universe and want to get up to speed before the big day arrives in 2015.  We've put together seven tips to make sure you're on the same page as every other Star Wars fan by the time Star Wars VII comes out.

7 - Expanded Universe

At the time of writing this there was no confirmation whether Star Wars VII would follow the expanded universe or not.  But one thing is for certain it will have a few nods here and there and for EU fans that will make them smile.  It will also introduce you to characters such as Mara Jade and give you some insight into what happens between Leia and Solo after Return of the Jedi.

6 - Star Wars Insider

There is nothing like getting the latest news on Star Wars and what better way than with the official Star Wars magazine, Star Wars Insider.  You can subscribe here and get the magazine in traditional print format or via your tablet.

5 - Official Star Wars website

If you don't do magazines then you can keep up to date with all the latest news at the Star Wars official site.  When big news is released its generally here it first.  The Star Wars blog is also a must read where you get knowledgeable people who really know their Star Wars.  Click here to check the website out.

4 - Jedi News

Unofficial websites can be dangerous, especially if you are wanting to keep up to date on the latest news.  Right now there are a lot of sites making up stories about Star Wars VII to generate traffic to their site.  However there is one site that you can rely on and stands head and shoulders above any other unofficial Star Wars site.  In fact the site is a reliable source for many Star Wars fans, bloggers, podcasters and even those in the Star Wars industry.  Updated daily with all the latest news on the Wars, nothing is ever missed.

3 - Twitter

Twitter is a good way to keep up to date on the latest Star Wars news on the go.  Download the app for your phone and create a Star Wars list.  Follow the official Star Wars twitter account along with the Jedi News, and any others you think may benefit your Star Wars fix.  Make sure to add them to your list you created so its easy to see all the Star Wars news in one place.  Oh!  Add us too, @thebeardedtrio

2 - Podcasts

If you don't have time to browse the web and find the latest Star Wars VII news then let the latest Star Wars VII news come to you.  There is a galaxy of Star Wars podcasts out there but there are some which really stand out from the crowd.  The Bearded Trio recommends:







1 - Watch the Movies and The Clone Wars.

There is no substitute for watching Star Wars.  Whip out the Blu-ray box set of the movies and watch and re-watch them.  Also keep an eye out for the complete box set of The Clone Wars which is out in October.  If you haven't watched the animated series yet then you are missing out on some of the best Star Wars ever made.  Make it essential viewing.

So there you have it.  Seven tips to get you up to speed for Star Wars VII.  A bonus tip would be to attend some conventions such as Star Wars Celebration Anaheim in July 2015 and meet the stars of the movies and the podcasts mentioned above.

May The Force Be With You.



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