Established 24 years, 3 months, and 17 days ago


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by J. McGarry

The Boba Fett Fan Club is the premiere destination for fans of the bounty hunter Boba Fett from Star Wars. Established in 1996, this is a non-profit site designed, written, and maintained by volunteers around the world. Support and original content has been provided by four of Boba Fett's original actors: Jeremy Bulloch, John Morton, Daniel Logan, and Mark Austin. This is the longest running Boba Fett web site and the most popular single Star Wars character site.


2020

April 14th

Milestone

Our Twitter surpassed 10,000 followers. Such a friendly, dedicated fan base there. Counting over 50k on Facebook and over 27k on Instagram, we're getting up there.

July 4th

More anniversary designs for charity

It was time for two more original "BFFC" designs, featuring the shelved Star Wars 1313 costume and the rare Kenner Prototype action figure ensemble. You can get each design on shirts, bags, phone cases, and more only on our TeePublic. Like always, all proceeds go to Jeremy Bulloch's favorite charity.

2019

April 11th

Star Wars Celebration Chicago

We were invited back as media/press to Star Wars Celebration, this time in Chicago.

July 4th

More anniversary designs for charity

We released two more original "BFFC" designs, featuring the Pre Production 1 and Pre Production 2 Boba Fett costumes circa 1978. All proceeds still going to Jeremy Bulloch's favorite charity.

July 18th

Milestone

We were invited back as media/press to the San Diego Comic Con, where we did a lot of great video and photo content.

August 1st

Approved as a Google News Publisher

After a few attempts, BFFC was finally accepted as a Google News publisher. This means all of our content in the news category gets an extra boost of visibility through news.google.com and their "subscribe to keyword search" emails.

August 9th

D23 Media Credentials

BFFC was approved for media credentials to the D23 convention. This year the convention is expected to be a big deal for all things about "The Mandalorian." While Boba Fett is not expected to be in the show, per the official synopsis, the opportunity to see and cover the event with a special pass is an honor.

October 1st

Milestone

We partnered with The Pumpkin Geek and Anakin And His Angel to do an Instagram giveaway for a craft Boba Fett pumpkin made by The Pumpkin Geek. The contest generated hundreds of entries and was awarded to one lucky fan, who will get it in time for Halloween.

December 1st

Milestone

We donated the annual proceeds again from our anniversary designs to Jeremy Bulloch's favorite charity.

December 6th

Re-tweeted by Pedro Pascal

Doing press at Empire Con in Los Angeles, we did a popular video with a 4-year old "Mandalorian" cosplayer. Pedro Pascal ("The Mandalorian") shared one of our videos, hitting 550k views. We also did a short video with Tait Fletcher (Heavy Infantry Mandalorian), who later shared "BFFC rules." Daniel Logan did a shout-out from Germany.

2018

August 4th

Jeremy Bulloch's Retirement

We had the exclusive on announcing Jeremy Bulloch's retirement from touring conventions worldwide. It was great to see both the fan memories being shared as well as many fan sites coming together to signal boost the news.

August 9th

Season Finale for "No Disintegrations" Season 1

Our original web series, "No Disintegrations," finished its first season with a solid 22-episode run.

August 19th

Milestone

We headed back to the San Diego Comic-Con as press again.

2017

January 27th

Milestone

A video at Disney World from a BFFC fan that we helped get some eyeballs got a big boost by being featured on Mashable.

April 13th

Star Wars Celebration Orlando

Two of us went to Star Wars Celebration Orlando and we put together a highlight reel each day every day. Check out day 4 in particular.

June 23rd

Milestone

We have started doing more original video content, including stuff with Daniel Logan, like documenting him getting his own Boba Fett costume. We also joined him at the Scum and Villainy Cantina in Hollywood.

July 20th

SDCC Media Credentials

We were awarded our first San Diego Comic-Con press pass. Two of us covered the event with video, photos, and lots of social media posts.

September 17th

Premiere for "No Disintegrations" Season 1

We premiered "No Disintegrations," an original web series with Mark Austin, who played Boba Fett in the first Star Wars: Special Edition. We worked with a Boba Fett fan film writer, along with part of the Boba Fett Fan Club "think tank," to shape the show just right. We're even on IMDb.

2016

July 4th

20 Year Anniversary

We celebrated 20 years online! To celebrate, one of our favorite artists Jason Goad was up for the challenge of designing a graphic to work on a t-shirt. He knocked it out of the park. All proceeds go to Jeremy Bulloch's favorite charity.

August 25th

Milestone

Our Facebook page recently passed 30,000 likes. Incredible growth.

October 3rd

Verified on Twitter

Our Twitter account got "Twitter Verified" today. Quite a cool milestone with just over 5,500 followers and tweets going back to August 2009.

2015

April 1st

Milestone

We changed the name of the website to the Jango Fett Fan Club, complete with new logo and HTML. This April Fool's Day joke was less abrupt because, after one click or one view (thanks to a browser cookie), the temporary landing page would bring the website back the normal.

April 16th

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim

We attended Star Wars Celebration Anaheim with t-shirts and calling cards. We also conducted video interviews with Jeremy Bulloch, Daniel Logan, Dickey Beer, John Morton, and Mark Austin, along with several cosplayers including JC Fett. We also snapped some cool pics of cosplayers like 14killstripes.

May 17th

Featured on StarWars.com

The official Star Wars website at starwars.com graciously added us to their Community page, which lists notible fan sites. The Boba Fett Fan Club is listed under "fan news and blog sites."

July 23rd

Walgreens Exclusive

Walgreens gave BFFC the first look photo at their Funko "Prototype" Boba Fett exclusive, coming soon to stores.

October 10th

10,000 Fans on Facebook

Our Facebook page passed 10,000 fans today. That's a boom of about 7,500 within the last year — a real sign of the times of social media dominance.

2014

March 11th

"Daily Fett" Begins on Instagram

We decide to start an Instagram account and vow to do one post a day every day! One rule is no repeats. Another rule is attribution. Take a look at the first one we chose.

2013

August 22nd

Exclusive News on "The Force Awakens"

We broke the news that Star Wars Episode 7 is being shot on film by Dan Mindel. While at an event for cinematographers, we were first to post online the news, officially from J.J. Abrams' choice cinematographer. The news made front page at Mashable, Gizmodo, AV Club, Yahoo Movies / The Wrap, JoBlo, Ain't It Cool News, IGN, Slashfilm, Latino Review, CNET, Huffington Post, TechRadar, The Verge, Collider, io9, MovieWeb, and more.

2012

March 4th

Milestone

Concept artist Ralph McQuarrie passed away. He held a major role in the development of Boba Fett. We penned a rememberance in his honor.

August 22nd

Milestone

We did a feature on the "As You Wish" helmet series on display at Star Wars Celebration VI in Orlando, Florida. The 40 custom helmets were put up for auction, donating to charity on behalf of The Dented Helmet and the 501st Legion. Joe Johnston and Sandy Dhuyvetter, two artists who literally made Boba Fett's costumes, contributed with their helmets of their own. Also, George Lucas attended the convention and was recorded saying Boba Fett didn't die in the Sarlacc, adding more to the lore that his Fett's status in Star Wars.

November 30th

Milestone

We collaborated with Sean V. Lehosit who runs The Boba Bounty on many news articles. His site also hosted a feed of our "Follow Fett" calendar. Sean's impressive Boba Fett website caught our eye and we had to work together.

2009

April 1st

Milestone

On April 1, we closed the site — but only for 12 hours. The April Fool's Day joke was believed by many of our younger regulars, but the die-hard fans didn't go for our stunt.

2005

May 14th

Front Page of the "San Francisco Chronicle"



We make front page of the Entertainment section of The San Francisco Chronicle on 5/14, in Peter Hartlaub's article "Forget Anakin -- for die-hard 'Star Wars' fans, Boba Fett rules." One of the most awesome pieces of press we have received yet.

2004

February 1st

Milestone

After a short hiatus with the site, we flipped to a content management system to speed things up, since the site previously was coded by hand. Less custom a design, but more cooks in the kitchen.

2002

January 24th

Milestone

In 2002 IG88A's Bounty Hunters Inc. joined the network at bounty-hunters.com, one of the Fan Club's original addresses. (After several years, we stopped using that address after getting a bit too much e-mail about head hunters and actual bounty hunters.)

2001

April 9th

Milestone

Boba Fett Fan Club - Japan Edition

The Boba Fett Fan Club joined with Eric Cromwell's Asteroid-Belt.com, Boba-Rin's Boba Fett Homepage in Japan, and MICKY's Boba Fett Museum in Poland. Boba-Rin's site became the Boba Fett Fan Club - Japan Edition, and MICKY's site became the Boba Fett Fan Club - Polish Edition. Content was collaborative and the foreign sites ran for years to come.

2000

June 15th

Letter from Lucasfilm

One day the "bobafett.com" domain name became available, and for no special price, we were able to have it. The previous owner, who used the site for non-Fett interests, even had lent us extra web space for free in previous years. Unfortunately, on June 15, Lucasfilm sent a cease and desist letter regarding "bobafett.com" and stating their commercial interest.

June 23rd

Letter to Lucasfilm

We wrote a letter back agreeing to turn the bobafett.com domain over, but we actually never heard back from them. After months of waiting for a response, while receiving great support from visitors worldwide, we decided to use the domain again.

With new hosting provided for free by a local design company in San Francisco called The Parlor, the site merged with Joe Carlson's Boba Fett Internet Archive — the original home, and creative force, for expanding the fan club.

1999

April 1st

Milestone

The Boba Fett Multimedia Vault returned to its original mission with the launching of this site as the Boba Fett Fan Club at bobafettfanclub.com on April 1, 1999.

May 1st

Front of Yahoo.com

In May, this website was featured and linked to on the front of Yahoo.com. Incredible!

1997

January 1st

Milestone

By January 1, the site joined forces with Daniel Sully's Boba Fett Homepage, who allowed the site to be hosted pro-bono with the likes of JediNet, creating fun thematic elements like a members section of the site.

We also host a Greedo web site, featuring the bounty hunter Han Solo kills in Star Wars: A New Hope.

The relationship grew to include the support of Tyler Allison, the original inspiration for developing a Boba Fett web site, since he started the first Boba Fett site, The Boba Fett Pages, on his college server in 1995.

January 27th

Featured in U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News and World Report runs a photo and article on BFFC's founder, Aaron Proctor.

1996

July 4th

Our Debut

The Boba Fett Fan Club started on July 4, 1996 as a very small website for a monthly Boba Fett newsletter called "The Hunter's Journal," reaching 200 subscribers in less than six months — all in the age of Usenet newsgroups and AOL chat rooms were huge. We had initial support from Jesse's Boba Fett Page. We soon started to use the name "The Boba Fett Multimedia Vault" which at that time included the fan club. The founder, Aaron Proctor, was 13 years old.

Boba Fett Multimedia Vault (BFMV)