Welcome to The Downtime Cantina, the fan site for the Rogues and the Wraiths of the Star Wars universe. I've been a fan of the Rogues and Wraiths for some time and I originally had the idea for this site back in 2005(ish). For various reasons, The Downtime Cantina was put on hold because of computer trouble. Now, I've decided to return to the project, and hopefully in the process give the Star Wars fandom on the internet the revival it needs.
On this site, you'll find information on the novels, comics and characters that make up Rogue Squadron and Wraith Squadron, along with some fan works as well. It's one of my opinions that the stories for these characters were never really completed and as fans, we wanted more!
I am looking forward to the new film, Rogue One, and I hope that it will live up to the expectations of fans, and be a nice addition to the novels and comics which we already have.
It is sad that Aaron Allston, the creator of Wraith Squadron and one of the most prolific authors of the expanded universe of the Legends canon is no longer with us, and I hope this site does justice to his memory. Michael Stackpole has written a nice tribute to the author on his website.
I've not really done a great deal on this site since I started it as I've been trying to get the fanlistings mostly in order. Running a site and trying to fix all the problems caused by having a forced domain name change isn't easy when you're running it alone. I could just use a content management system for these sites and I would, if they were easy to change the layout, etc, of, but I find they often have hidden coding which needs to be accounted for in layouts and, only being a hobbyist where this is concerned, doing it this way is simpler for me when it comes to making layouts and such. I'm also having difficulties with the gotop100 list which is out of my hands, really. (And I know that this site is the most popular of all of them, so I guess I'll have to do some work on it soon. Anyway, as new images for Rogue One has come out, I'm going to be adding these to the gallery. Enjoy.
Posted by Emimar, 15th August, 2016
The site is officially open, though there will be a lot of work to do on it. Not many of the links work yet, but the gallery is up and running. If you want to follow updates, there is a tumblr blog and a twitter that you can follow for updates on this, and other sites hosted at Dead Winter's Night. There is also a dreamwidth community and a forum that you can join. Hopefully, sometime in the future, I hope to build a fan fic archive for the site where people can submit their stories featuring these characters.
Posted by Emimar, 8th April, 2016
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All Star Wars characters belong to
George Lucas, Disney, Lucasfilm, and like groups. Of course, the characters which first appear in the X-Wing novels were created by Michael A. Stackpole and Aaron Allston. The pictures in the art galleries were gathered from multiple sources and may include comic images from Dark Horse, Marvel, etc. Wherever possible, I have credited images used in this site to its source and you can find links to the websites of authors and artists in my links section. This is just a fan site, created for fans, and no money is being made from this venture.