Star Wars Fans Make-A-Wish Come True

When a fellow fangirl shared that her cosplaying group Rogue Base had made the local news, I had to check it out. Alpine Garrison and Rogue Base joined forces with Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant Mitchell Harline’s wish: to become an honorary Jedi Knight. Mitchell has the degenerative disease, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, which will become worse as he ages. Check out Mitchell’s knighting ceremony. Star Wars fans are awesome.



Tricia Barr took her understanding of brand management and marketing, mixed it with a love of genre storytelling, and added a dash of social media flare to create FANgirl Blog, where she discusses Star Wars, fandom, and the intersection of women within Star Wars fandom. She is co-author of Ultimate Star Wars and Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia from DK Publishing, a featured writer for Star Wars Insider magazine with numerous articles on the Hero's Journey. Her FANgirl opinions can be heard on the podcasts Hyperspace Theories and Fangirls Going Rogue. Tricia Barr's novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library's successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena's Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to

One thought on “Star Wars Fans Make-A-Wish Come True

  • February 10, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Hahah, awesome! Thanks for posting it!

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