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Podathon 2024

Pete Fletzer
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Fan Community Makes Wishes Come True For Kids on Star Wars Day


New Jersey, April 3, 2024 – On May 4, 2024, the Star Wars fan community is set to unite once again for PODATHON 2024, an all-day marathon event in support of Make-A-Wish America. Hosted online at, this fourth annual fundraiser aims to make dreams a reality for children facing critical illnesses.


Starting at 9am EST and continuing until late evening, Star Wars enthusiasts, celebrities, and content creators will join forces in a livestream extravaganza dedicated to raising funds for Make-A-Wish. Throughout the day, viewers can tune in to enjoy content from a dozen of the most popular Star Wars fan creators while having the opportunity to contribute directly through the PODATHON MAKE-A-WISH online platform. Every donation received will directly benefit the foundation.


Pete Fletzer, one of the event organizers, expressed his gratitude for the overwhelming support from the Star Wars community, stating, “The STAR WARS fan community is made up of some of the most generous and caring people I’ve ever met. The outpouring of support in years past has been so powerful and more than we honestly expected.” Since its inception in 2020, PODATHON has raised over $27,000 for Make-A-Wish.


Celebrity guests confirmed so far include Paul Sun-Hyung Lee (The Mandalorian, The Last Airbender, Kim’s Convenience), and Pablo Hidalgo and Matt Martin (Lucasfilm Story Group). While the lineup for 2024 will continue to grow, previous celebrity guests have included notable figures such as writer/director Rian Johnson, actor/producer Seth Green, voice actor Shelby Young, and authors Claudia Gray and Charles Soule.


Becca Benjamin, another member of the event team, emphasized the community’s commitment to giving back, saying, “Our shared love of the STAR WARS universe has led us to opportunities to get to know so many amazing people. Giving back to the community in the form of a wonderful charity like MAKE-A-WISH feels like a natural thing to do.”


More details about the event will be announced in the coming weeks leading up to May 4, 2024. Follow @ThePodathon on Twitter and Instagram for updates, and visit for further information.


Please note that this event is not associated or affiliated with Lucasfilm or Disney in any official capacity.


About Make-A-Wish:

Make-A-Wish invites wish kids into a world of possibilities, where the exciting anticipation of a wish-come-true helps them believe in better days ahead. A wish replaces fear with confidence, sadness with joy, and anxiety with hope. Make-A-Wish is committed to ensuring that no child waits even one unnecessary day to experience the hope and joy that a wish brings.


About the Hosts:

Pete Fletzer is a freelance writer known for his work with Lucasfilm and Topps’ STAR WARS GALAXY and STAR WARS INSIDER magazines. He is also the co-host of Around the Galaxy and ATGLive. Becca Benjamin co-hosts the podcast Tarkin’s Top Shelf, dedicated to bringing "book awareness" to the Star Wars fandom. Nick Mielke, co-host of Around the Galaxy and ATGLive, is passionate about Star Wars and the outdoors.


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