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Star Wars: Rebels writer Greg Weisman needs your help, folks…

April 1st, 2015 by Marc Comments

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Gargoyles and Star Wars Rebels writer Greg Weisman has been writing his own series of young adult books for a while and now he needs the help of us all to get the audiobook version up and running.

Audiobooks are a godsend to many – myself included – because sometimes the time to actually sit and read is unattainable (sad but true) so this is something I’m very supportive of.

Anyway, here’s Greg’s letter to you all, explaining what it is he would like help with. We’re also hoping to have Greg on our live show very soon…

As you may know, a few years ago I started writing a series of Young Adult novels, starting with Rain of the Ghosts and followed by its sequel, Spirits of Ash and Foam.  I’ve enjoyed the process and I’ve enjoyed working on a franchise whose course I can steer myself.

More recently, I launched an ambitious project, adapting Rain of the Ghosts into an unabridged full-cast AudioPlay with an all-star list of voice talent, a musical score and sound effects.  (It’s definitely not your standard single-narrator audiobook.)

The voice tracks are already recorded and paid for, but projects like this are expensive, and to finance the post-production (editing, scoring, sound effects and mixing), I’ve launched a KickStarter campaign here

I hope you’ll consider pre-ordering a copy of the Rain of the Ghosts AudioPlay on KickStarter.

Now with this sort of thing, getting early momentum is very important, so if you are going to contribute to the campaign, the sooner you do the more it helps us out.  It would also be very helpful if you could help us spread the word about the campaign.  Forward this email to your friends.  And if its something you do, mention the project on social media like Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.  The campaign’s Facebook page is here and the KickStarter page can also be reached via the official site here.  For those of you who are on Twitter, my handle is @Greg_Weisman and we’re using the hashtag #RainoftheGhosts.  I’m also more than willing to do interviews and press, so if you are connected to any kind of press outlet, please don’t hesitate to contact me.  Every little bit helps!


Greg Weisman

*For those of you, who – like me – choose to live largely in the technological past, KickStarter allows individuals to contribute funds toward worthy projects, receiving “rewards” in exchange for their donations, with a guarantee that no money is delivered unless the project fully funds, thus insuring its completion.  If you’d like to contribute but are having trouble negotiating the KickStarter website, please contact me for help.


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….