Around the Web

September 12, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Fantasy, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Television | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Kevin Hearne‘s short stories “The Demon Barker of Wheat Street” and “The Chapel Perilous” are now available as standalone digital stories.

Comic News

  • Dave Dorman is running a really good deal on his Wasted Lands Omnibus and throwing in all kinds of extras. Head on over to his website to check it out. Just $50 for the 152 page signed hardcover omnibus, a preview edition of Red Tide, and a limited edition art print.

Convention & Event News

  • Montreal ComicCon is September 12 to 14 in Montreal, QC. Star Wars guests include Katee Sackhoff.
  • Richmond Comic Con is September 12 to 14 in Richmond, VA. Star Wars guests include James Marsters.
  • Fanboy Expo is September 12 through 14 in Tampa, FL. Star Wars guests include Erik Bauersfeld, Tim Rose.
  • HawaiiCon is September 12 through 15 in Kohala Coast, HI. Star Wars guests include Cree Summer.
  • Alpha: 2014 – The UK Chrysalis is September 12 to 15 in Peterborough, England. Star Wars guests include Pam Rose.
  • Le Salon des Geek is September 13 in Lorraine, France. Star Wars guests include Alan Flyng, Andy Herd.
  • Oz Comic Con Sydney is September 13 through 14 in sydney, Australia. Star Wars guests include Jim Cummings.
  • Bewitched Fan Fare 2014 is September 17 through 20 in Los Angeles, CA. Star Wars guests include David Ankrum, Felix Silla.
  • Fiction Meets Reality is September 19 through 21 in Speyer, Germany at teh Technik Musuem Speyer. Star Wars guests include Jeremy Bulloch, Daniel Logan.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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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Book Review: ‘Shattered’ by Kevin Hearne

September 9, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Random House, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Kevin Hearne dives back into The Iron Druid Chronicles with avengeance as he rekindles the magic of the series with Shattered. New characters, new creatures and new gods bring back the mystery and fun as each are explored and unleashed. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

‘A New Dawn’ Roundup

September 5, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment
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Here is a roundup of all the reviews, interviews and more for John Jackson Miller’s A New Dawn.

Reviews

Interviews

Misc.

If you haven’t ordered A New Dawn yet, you can head on over to Random House’s official book page which includes excerpts, purchase links and more for the hardcover, audiobook and digital versions. You can also check out author John Jackson Miller’s website Faraway Press for all his latest news and events.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

September 5, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, DC Comics, Events, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars, Video Games | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Art News

Book News

  • Becker & Mayer has a preview of the Imperial Handbook Deluxe Edition by Daniel Wallace.

Comic News

  • Star Wars artist Jan Duursema is pencilling art for DC Comics Earth 2: World’s End. Jan is doing issue #6-8. She also has a two issue mini-series for DC in the works.

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Podcasts in Review

September 4, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Random House, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review. For those looking for John Jackson Miller interviews, you’re in luck, as they’re are plenty (though more to come).

Coffee with Kenobi: Book Chat with John Jackson Miller covers his new Star Wars novel A New Dawn which stars two of the main characters from the upcoming television series Star Wars Rebels. They cover the outreach of the book, going after old and new fans alike, the timing of the project, where Kanan and Hera are at this point in their lives, and more. As always, the hosts put together a great interview with excellent questions and good production quality.

Disney Vault Talk: The Saludos Amigos episode covers a Disney movie I’ve never seen. It’s a collection of shorts woven with some documentary footage to create a highlight piece for South America during a time when the US was vying for allies in WWII. As usual, Teresa shares some fun facts and trivia that sheds new light on the films and the company that made them. Together, Steve and Teresa give a nice feel for what the film is like and what it accomplished. For someone like me who isn’t very well versed in the Disneyverse, they do a great job of offering insight and provoking interest. If you like Disney or are just interested in the subject, be sure to give this one a try.

Fangirls Going Rogue: Episode #10 features special guest Steve Glosson, which means you’re in for a treat. They start out with listener feedback and a very nice discussion on cosplay and fandom. They get into their recommended episode picks for Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Steve talks about how his Star Wars fandom began, what he feels is the most underrated thing in Star Wars (Hayden Christensen), they cover some Star Wars Episode VII news, and the character discussion this month is Chewbacca which leads to lots of fun conversation. A great episode all around.

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New Release: ‘Stories of the Raksura: Volume 1′ by Martha Wells

September 2, 2014 at 12:20 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy | Leave a comment
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stories-of-the-raksuraToday Stories of the Raksura: Volume 1 by Martha Wells is out. If this anthology of short stories proves to be as good as the previous Raksura novels, then this will be a must buy. Click here to check out Martha Well’s product page for the book which has lots of links and extra info. Please note that only the digital format is  out today. The print release will be later this month (September 16).

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Our Interview with John Jackson Miller

September 2, 2014 at 12:05 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, Random House, Star Trek, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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In celebration of the new release of A New Dawn, we sat down with author John Jackson Miller to talk about the book, the characters, and the new state of canon. John also talked about his upcoming novel Star Trek: The Next Generation – Takedown and his new Overdraft short story that will be featured in the anthology Apollo’s Daughters.

Click here to download and listen.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Book Review: ‘A New Dawn’ by John Jackson Miller’

September 2, 2014 at 12:03 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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star-wars-a-new-dawn-sdcc-2014-promo-coverThe long wait is over and it’s a new beginning. A New Dawn represents the first book in the new canon of Star Wars, and it’s also an introduction to two of the stars of Star Wars Rebels. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release: ‘A New Dawn’ by John Jackson Miller

September 2, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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A New Dawn by John Jackson Miller is out today in hardcover, audio and digital formats.

“The war is over. The Separatists have been defeated, and the Jedi rebellion has been foiled. We stand on the threshold of a new beginning.”—Emperor Palpatine

For a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights brought peace and order to the Galactic Republic, aided by their connection to the mystical energy field known as the Force. But they were betrayed—and the entire galaxy has paid the price. It is the Age of the Empire.

Now Emperor Palpatine, once Chancellor of the Republic and secretly a Sith follower of the dark side of the Force, has brought his own peace and order to the galaxy. Peace through brutal repression, and order through increasing control of his subjects’ lives.

But even as the Emperor tightens his iron grip, others have begun to question his means and motives. And still others, whose lives were destroyed by Palpatine’s machinations, lay scattered about the galaxy like unexploded bombs, waiting to go off. . . .

The first Star Wars novel created in collaboration with the Lucasfilm Story Group, Star Wars: A New Dawn is set during the legendary “Dark Times” between Episodes III and IV and tells the story of how two of the lead characters from the animated series Star Wars Rebels first came to cross paths. Featuring a foreword by Dave Filoni.

Click here to check out the official Random House page for the book which includes excerpts, purchase links and more. For those near Grand Chute, WI, author John Jackson Miller and the 501st Legion’s Wisconsin Garrison will be at Barnes & Noble for the A New Dawn book signing. You can check out the details here.

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New Dawn Countdown – Complete!

September 1, 2014 at 3:42 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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John Jackson Miller’s A New Dawn is out tomorrow. To bide you over for the wait, here is a full rundown of all of John Jackson Miller’s tweets for his #NewDawnCountdown full of trivia and hints at what’s in store.

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