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The first Star Wars reference book you can actually use!  The end-all reference on the subject.  Beautiful locations, great stories.
The first Star Wars reference book you can actually use! The end-all reference on the subject. Beautiful locations, great stories.
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Wednesday Morning Update: 33 Hours left on the Kickstarter effort, and the surge continues!! 199 backers have pledged a total of $11,512 so far! Just 33 hours remain for you to pledge & claim a signed first edition copy!!


The three-day tour the Star Wars Death Valley locations is still up for grabs!!!  We've made two big changes to the three-day tour offer:

First, the required pledge has been slashed from $5,000 to $3,000!!!  Second, the backer can bring along two friends!!  So in the end, you'll be splitting the just-slashed pledge three ways!!  That's a grand each for a trip that will change your life forever.  We'll make sure that the scheduling works with everyone's calendar, and we are promising what is sure to be a life-changing experience.  

With three days left in the campaign, this deal just got a whole lot sweeter.  Time for someone, (actually 3 someones), to step up to the plate.  Not interested, but know someone you think might be?  Send them a link to the story and get started.  Let's go have some fun out west, huh?

- Adam & Carl

2/17/12 - Updated Reward Structure - Each Level Sweetened!!

$10 - 1 8"x10" location photo print, signed

$20 - 2 8"x10" location photo prints & 2 8"x10" location art prints, all signed

$30 - 3 8"x10" location photo prints & 3 8"x10" location art prints, all signed

$40 - 1 signed book

$60 - 1 signed book, 2 photo prints & 2 art prints, all signed

$85 - 1 signed book, 4 photo prints & 4 art prints, all signed

$125 - 2 signed books, 6 photo prints & 6 art prints, all signed

$225 - 3 signed books, 7 photo prints & 8 art prints, all signed

$350 - 4 signed books, 7 photo prints & 8 art prints, all signed

$500 - 6 signed books, 7 photo prints & 8 art prints, all signed

$750 - 8 signed books, 7 photo prints & 8 art prints, all signed

$1,000 - 8 signed books, 7 photo prints & 8 art prints, all signed, PLUS one-day guided tour of the Death Valley locations

$5,000 - 8 signed books, 7 photo prints & 8 art prints, all signed, PLUS three-day guided tour of the Death Valley locations

This labor of love began between three friends nearly ten years ago, while we were still running StarWarsFan.Org.  Now, after overcoming a number of obstacles, we're oh-so-close to making this dream a tangible reality.  Our book about the Star Wars filming locations of the United States will be released in early February 2012. It's the very first complete reference guide to all the shooting locations, (along with many other significant Star Wars-related spots), in the United States. 


This book was not written in a lab or a library; it's based on our first-hand experience & extensive field work.  It's based on our travels, our research, our photography & our documentation.  We've been to all the locations multiple times and have put together a book which has no rival.  It provides detailed routes & directions, reference photographs & illustrations, beautiful original location & scene artwork, maps, travel tips, personal experiences, historical background info, photographic suggestions & much more. It is very much a complete & exhaustive reference, and a perfect addition to any Star Wars book collection.  


This is the book that’s been missing from the body of Star Wars reference titles for over 30 years now.  Reference books about the vehicles & technology of the Star Wars films?  Check.  Books about the costumes of the films? Absolutely. Books about the environments & thewildlife of Star Wars? Books on the esoteric religions, philosophies & cultures found in the Star Wars films? Check, check & check. 


But, how about a Star Wars reference book that you can actually use?  How about a book that covers places that you can actually visit?  Essentially, a guide to Star Wars in your own backyard.  Not to mention the fact that these are some of the most beautiful natural environments that you’ll find anywhere in America. 


That is the essence of our book.  We delve into the natural & historical aspects of these places.  And we connect the scenes in the films to the spots on the ground.  We make these connections visually, historically & practically.  This book presents a fundamental part of the incredible “making of” story of Star Wars that, until now, has been clouded & murky at best.

This is indeed a dynamic project with more than one component.  The book is certainly the centerpiece, but there’s a lot more in store.  We’re also looking forward to the chapter that YOU will ultimately add to this project, when you share your own location stories, travelogues & photos on our websites.  Our permanent home at StarWarsRoadTrips.com is currently being developed, but you can join us right now at facebook.com/starwarsroadtrips.   Visit this preliminary page, "Like" the page, look at some of the photos & stories we’ve begun to post.  You’ll start to get more of a feel for what’s inside this book.


So join us today, right nowPledge your support for this project, claim some of the extremely cool rewards listed on the right-hand side of this page, and help us make this book a tangible reality that all sorts of fans, readers & collectors will enjoy.  Thanks a million in advance for your help & support.


(All proceeds raised through this Kickstarter effort will be used to pay for actual production costs associated with this project that have already been realized.  You'll be helping to pay for things like the beautiful original artwork found throughout the book, legal work, and the incredible design & layout of the book itself.)

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(Full-Size Sample Pages on Facebook here)

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    Our eternal thanks & unending gratitude PLUS the postmortem ability to spontaneously manifest as a cool, blue shimmering spirit being.

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    Your support permanently enshrined in our Founder's Gallery at StarWarsRoadTrips.com, PLUS Your support announced to the community at large via our companion site at facebook.com/starwarsroadtrips PLUS the $1 Reward Package.

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    One Location Photo Print, signed by the authors, PLUS the $5 Reward Package. (Photo Print previews will be available online at facebook.com/starwarsroadtrips.)

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    One first edition copy of the book signed by all three authors, PLUS Two Location Photo Prints signed by Adam, the author, PLUS the $5 Reward Package.

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    One first edition copy of the book signed by the authors, PLUS Four Location Photo Prints signed by the authors, PLUS the $5 Reward Package. (Photo Print previews will be available online at facebook.com/starwarsroadtrips.)

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    Two first edition copies of the book signed by the authors, PLUS Six Location Photo Prints signed by the authors, PLUS the $5 Reward Package. (Photo Print previews will be available online at facebook.com/starwarsroadtrips.)

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    Two first edition copies of the book signed by the authors PLUS Six Location Photo Prints signed by the authors PLUS One Location Artist's Print from the book signed by Camron, the artist, PLUS the $5 Reward Package. (Photo Print & Artist's Print previews will be available online at facebook.com/starwarsroadtrips.)

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    Four first edition copies of the book signed by the authors, PLUS Seven Location Photo Prints signed by the authors, PLUS Eight Location Artist's Prints from the book signed by Camron, the artist, PLUS the $5 Reward Package. (Photo Print & Artist's Print previews will be available online at facebook.com/starwarsroadtrips.)

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    Three first edition copies of the book, signed by the authors PLUS Six Location Photo Prints, signed by the authors PLUS Five Location Artist's Prints from the book, signed by Camron, the artist, PLUS the $5 Reward Package. (Photo Print & Artist's Print previews will be available online at facebook.com/starwarsroadtrips.)

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    1-Day Guided Tour of select Star Wars Filming Locations in Death Valley National Park, PLUS the $750 Pledge Reward package. (Note: We'll provide the guided experience but all your travel costs are your own. This is not an "all expenses paid" trip.)

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    2/20/12: Original $5,000 pledge slashed to $3,000 for last 3 days of the campaign!!! 3-Day Guided Tour, for up to 3 people, of all the Star Wars Filming Locations in Death Valley National Park. You & two friends, (each can contribute a third of the pledge), PLUS the $750 Pledge Reward package. (Note: We'll provide the guided experience but all your travel costs are your own. This is not an "all expenses paid" trip.)

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