I think a lot of Star Wars fans of the Clone Wars have the same response to Ahsoka Tano that I did. I hated her at first. She was a typical teenager. Anakin gave her the perfect nickname in “Snips.”
Then I became invested in the show. My feelings for Ahsoka changed. First, it was “ok…I don’t mind an Ahsoka episode.” Then I couldn’t wait for them. The way she exits the show makes her the Jedi (I know she left the Order but she never wavered; it was the Order that did) I admire the most. In fact, when Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple asked who was my favorite character, I didn’t hesitate when I said Ahsoka. Unfortunately, she was asking what lanyard I wanted from Amazon, and she was unforgivably not an option. I went with Rey instead.
Meeting Ashley Eckstein was fantastic. She is one of the last people we needed for our Clone Wars Poster. Ms. Eckstein was even surprised we never met her before when she saw the names already on the poster. She talked to each of us and even noticed that Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple’s sister was wearing one of her jumpers.
The next day at the Rebels Panel, showrunner Dave Filoni was wearing an Ahsoka Lives? shirt. Now, the Saturday of Celebration was the Ahsoka Lives Day! He is completely aware of the fandom and realized that there was going to be a huge meetup that day. In other words, he was basically trolling fans.
After that panel, almost everyone that cosplayed as Ahsoka or who wore any clothing with her on it, gathered at the main steps to the second floor of the convention center to take a group picture. Ashley was there, and so was Dave with a new shirt that changed the “?” to a “!” (Click on the pictures to make them larger).
Later in the day, I attended the Marvel panel. There was an extremely unscientific poll about who should their next comic focus on. Of course, it was Ahsoka.
BECAUSE AHSOKA LIVES!