Around the Web

September 19, 2014 at 9:29 am | Posted in Comic Books, Conventions, Episode VII, Episode VIII, Events, Interview, Marvel, Movies, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News, trailers | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond. Lots of cool stuff this week from the return of Darth Revan, new Episode VII pics and rumors, plus some cool movie trailers.

Book News

  • You can listen to an audio excerpt from James Luceno‘s upcoming book Tarkin over on Random House’s product page. Just click on the audiobook tab.

Comic News

Convention & Event News

  • Bewitched Fan Fare 2014 is September 17 through 20 in Los Angeles, CA. Star Wars guests include David Ankrum, Felix Silla.
  • GrandCon Gaming & Comics Convention is September 19 through 21 in Grand Rapids, MI. Star Wars guests include Jeff Dee, Dave Dorman, Jeff Grubb, Mark McKenna.
  • Fiction Meets Reality is September 19 through 21 in Speyer, Germany at teh Technik Musuem Speyer. Star Wars guests include Jeremy Bulloch, Daniel Logan.
  • Kentucky Star Wars Collectors Club Fall Festival is September 20 in Lexington, KY at Faith Lutheran Church, 1000 Tates Creek Rd. from Noon to 6:00 PM.
  • Rose City Comic Con is September 20 through 21 in Portland, OR. Star Wars guests include Cam Clarke.
  • RocCon is September 19 to 21 in Rochester, NY. Star Wars guests include Bonnie Piesse, Jeremy Barlow, Corrina Bechko, and Gabriel Hardman.
  • Autographica is September 19 through 21st in Birmingham, England. Star Wars guests include Kenny Baker, Jeremy Bulloch, Rusty Goffe, David Prowse.
  • Cincinnati Comic Expo is September 19 to 21 in Cincinnati, OH. Star Wars guests include Peter Mayhew, Tim Rose, John Morton, Dickey Beer, Daniel Logan, David Michael Beck, Joe Corroney, Mark McHaley.
  • Vampire Ball is September 26 to 27 in Birmingham, England. Star Wars guests include James Marsters.
  • Courts Celebrities FanFest is September 26 through 27 in Burbank, CA. Star Wars guests include Kathleen Gati.
  • Alamo City Comic Con is September 26 through 28 in San Antonio, TX. Star Wars guests include Tom Kane, Hal Rayle, George Takei.
  • The Pittsburgh Comicon is September 26 to 28 in Monroeville, PA. Star Wars guests include Orli Shoshan, Christian J. Simpson.
  • Stoke Con Trent is September 28 in Stoke-On-Trent, England. Star Wars guests include Paul Blake, Chris Bunn, Laurie Goode, Garrick Hagon, Alan Harris, Barrie Holland, Derek Lyons, Cathy Munroe, Chris Parsons, Toby Philpott, Marc Silk.
  • Star Wars Day is October 4 at Discovery World in Milwaukee, WI. Star Wars guests include Dave Dorman.

For more events, be sure to check out Star Wars Actors Appearances. You can also find more of Timothy Zahn’s 2014 appearances on his Facebook page.

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John Jackson Miller Q&A

September 18, 2014 at 5:14 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Events, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Del Rey is running a John Jackson Miller Q&A on Twitter and Facebook. Just use the hashtag #AskJJM on Twitter or head on over to their Facebook page to leave your question. You have until September 24 to enter your questions. Whether it’s about his latest book A New Dawn or just a Star Wars question in general, it’s all fair game.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Essential Guide to Warfare Author’s Cut Part 12

September 18, 2014 at 5:08 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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essential-guide-to-warfareJason Fry and Paul Urquhart complete their twelve part series on the cut material from Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare. with part 12 “Tales of the New Republic“.

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The Star Wars Art of Ken Kelly

September 18, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars, The Roqoo Depot Galleria | Leave a comment
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There are many Star Wars artists who have contributed to the franchise. From movie posters to concept artists, and of course, comics. One comic artist who caught my attention is Ken Kelly. Ken is reknown for his fantasy paintings. Studying under Frank Frazetta, Ken’s style is reminiscent of that same style of painting. Throughout his career, he’s done artwork for magazines, book covers, record albums, toy manufacturers, and comics.

For Dark Horse, he did the covers for Star Wars: Republic: Prelude to Rebellion, Outlander, and Boba Fett: Enemy of the Empire. With those 18 covers, he left his mark by portraying Ki-Adi-Mundi, Tusken Raiders, Boba Fett and Darth Vader.

To showcase his wonderful artwork, the Roqoo Depot Galleria present the Star Wars art of Ken Kelly. Continue Reading The Star Wars Art of Ken Kelly…

Podcasts in Review

September 18, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Assembly of Geeks:Star Wars Rebels and Rumors” has a lot of summer movie discussion as they talk about the best and worst summer movies this year. They also get into Avengers 2 and Ms. Marvel news and rumors. Then they talk with Pete Morrison (Rebels Report) to talk Star Wars Rebels. There’s a brief audio sample of their interview with A New Dawn author John Jackson Miller, and a segment with Jeremiah (Bombad Radio) on summer movie thoughts. If you like movies, this is a good episode to check out, though I still cringe every time Scott talks about Godzilla…some of us actually liked that movie ;)

Bonus Points with John Jackson Miller is a special mini episode featuring Scott’s interview with A New Dawn author John Jackson Miller. John talks about being filled in on season one, working with the executive producers, Dave Filoni, what he wanted to show in the book, and more. This is a spoiler free interview so feel free to give it a listen whether you’ve read the book or not.

Full of Sith: Episode LXXXI is a semi-live podcast from Salt Lake Comic Con as Bryan podcasts from there with an audience, and Mike and Bobby skype in. The audio is a little rough but there’s some good discussion and fan questions. Afterwards, Mike and Bobby wrap things up and, as a special treat, Ania joins them for a fun Star War conversation. She definitely steals the show on this one. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Comic Review: ‘Primacy #2′

September 17, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Transformers: Primacy #2 raises the stakes by bringing more allies to Megatron’s banner. In the war for Cybertron, numbers could decide the fate of all. Either way, it leads to large cast of characters in Primacy #2. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

September 17, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from September 17 through 23rd. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

September 17

  • UK Garrison will be in Northampton for The Cube Disability Day Centre Visit.

September 18

  • Central Garrison will be in Papillion, NE for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.
  • Garrison Carida will be in Mechanicsburg, PA for the Cub Scout 279 Pack Meeting.
  • Japanese Garrison will be in Sapporo, Hokkaido for the 23rd Greenbird Volunteer Cleanup.

September 19

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Kansas City, MO for the FHS Star Wars Weekend at the Legoland Discovery Center from September 19 to 21st.
  • Central Garrison will be in Hastings, MN for Charity-Con at the National Guard Armory.
  • Empire City Garrison will be in Babylon, NY for the Cub Scout Pack Night.
  • Excelsior Garrison will be in Rochester, NY for RocCon from September 19 to 21st.
  • Garrison Excelsior will be in Rochester, NY for RocCon from September 19 to 21st.
  • Midwest Garrison will be in Merrillville, IN for Ramencon.
  • Ohio Garrison will be in Cincinnati, OH for the Cincinnati Comic Expo from September 19 to 21st.
  • Old Line Garrison will be in Timonium, MD for Brick Fest Live from September 19 to 22nd.
  • Redback Garrison will be at Yeppon Beach Day Out.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Mission Viejo, CA for the Tom Angleberger book signing at the Mission Viejo Library from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

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Book Review: ‘The Key to Creation’ by Kevin J. Anderson

September 16, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Reviews | Leave a comment
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The Terra Incognita series is without a doubt the best book series I’ve ever read. What Kevin J. Anderson pulls off in these three books is nothing short of breathtaking. The range of emotion and characters, the extent of themes and conflicts, it’s a wonderful combination of storytelling. In the third and final book in the series, The Key to Creation wraps everything up and ends the series on a high note. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

‘Stories of the Raksura’ Print Release

September 16, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy | Leave a comment
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stories-of-the-raksuraStories of the Raksura: Volume 1 by Martha Wells is out today in print. Click here to check out Martha Well’s product page for the book which has lots of links and extra info.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Monday Funny: It’s Not a Party without a Pony

September 15, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Conventions, Humor, Monday Funny, Star Wars | Leave a comment

There’s a reason Dragon Con is the premiere place to cosplay. Only there will you find things like this.

Or, of course, Facebook. Feel free to join the community. Around here, everyone can let their geek flag fly, no matter what strange flavor it may be.

Just don’t let Jeremy Bulloch catch you.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot. Put them in the cargo hold.
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