Star Wars: Force for Change - A Message from J.J. Abrams

Oh dear, I know I am excruciatingly late in posting this here on this humble blog (ever since I posted it last night on my PopcornX Facebook page, over 1.4million hits has been reached - THAT's HOW LATE I am LOL), but nevertheless, find out more about the "Star Wars: Force for Change" project via, and find out how to be a part of "Star Wars: Episode VII" - like being in the set! In costume! Get to meet the dude with the ostrich-cage backpack! And the tallest "Jawa" ever seen!

"For your chance to be in Star Wars: Episode VII and to support UNICEF Innovation Labs and Programs, visit:

In a special video message from the set of Star Wars: Episode VII, director J.J. Abrams announces the creation of Star Wars: Force for Change, a brand new Star Wars initiative from Disney and Lucasfilm, in collaboration with Bad Robot, dedicated to finding creative solutions to some of the world's biggest problems. The first Star Wars: Force for Change campaign will raise funds and awareness for UNICEF's Innovation Labs and its innovative projects benefitting children in need.

To support the launch of Star Wars: Force for Change, Disney has committed $1 million, and fans can now donate directly at for a chance to appear in Star Wars: Episode VII. By pledging as little as $10 through the Omaze fundraising platform, any eligible supporter will be automatically entered for a chance to win this once-in-a-lifetime experience. The campaign runs from 12:01am PST on May 21stth until 11:59pm PST July 18th."
(read the rest of the message here)

UPDATED: I have not read the fine print for the contest, but I'm glad the Straits Times did ... and quite a few SW-fan hearts will be broken by this, I suspect ... :(