Databurst From the 501st

October 22, 2014 at 12:01 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 October 22 through 28th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

October 23

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Wichita, KS for Wichita Light the Night at Exploration Place from 4:00 to 9:00 PM.
  • Alpine Garrison will be in Syracuse, UT for the Syracuse Pumpkin Walk from 8:00 to 10:00 PM from October 23 to 25th, and in Sandy, UT for the Read Today Reading Celebration at the South Towne Expo Center from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.
  • Central Garrison will be in Omaha, NE for the Halloween Family Night at Paypal.
  • Great Lakes Garrison will be in Midland, MI for the Midland Pumpkin Festival.
  • Ohio Garrison will be in Wadsworth, OH for Scare on the Square from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

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Databurst From the 501st

October 15, 2014 at 12:01 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 October 15 through 21st. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

October 15

  • Japanese Garrison will be in Tokyo, Japan for the IT Pro Expo 2014 from October 15 to 17th.
  • Redback Garrison will be in Rockhampton for the Light the Night Walk.
  • Southern California Garrison will be at Hawking Charter School for an event.
  • UK Garrison will be in Telford for CineWorld Conference & Awards 2014.

October 16

  • Dutch Garrison will be in Utrecht for Legoworld.

October 17

  • Empire City Garrison will be at the Salisbury Mills Fire Company Haunted Firehouse from October 17 to 18th.
  • Midwest Garrison will be in Burbank, IL for the Burbank Haunt for Hunger.
  • Ohio Garrison will be in Cincinnati, OH for Brick Fest Live at Duke Energy Convention Center from October 17 to 19th, and in Worthington, OH for the Worthington Community Center Outer Space Spooktacular from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.
  • Redback Garrison will be at the 2014 MS Moonwalk.
  • Timberline Garrison will be in Boise, ID for Tree City Comic Con from October 17 to October 18th.

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Around the Web

October 10, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, Interview, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars, Video Games | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Author James Luceno did an interview with SciFiNow on Star Wars, Tarkin and the new EU.
  • If you missed the Google Hangout with The Sundering authors, you can check it out here. Lineup includes Star Wars authors Troy Denning, Paul S. Kemp and R.A. Salvatore.
  • Club Jade has an exclusive preview of the upcoming Imperial Handbook showing off some starfighters.
  • Random House has updated their product page for Ian Doescher‘s William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Trilogy: The Royal Imperial Boxed Set. They’ve revealed an image which appears to the poster that will come with the box set, and a tease that the cover will be revealed on October 14th. The set itself will be out on October 28th.

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NYCC 2014

October 9, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Conventions, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

nycc-2014New York Comic Con 2014 is upon us. For those lucky enough to go, here is a rundown on all the Star Wars goodness at this year’s show.

Thursday

  • 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM – Joe Corroney signing at Random House/Del Rey booth #2204
  • 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM – 501st Legion: Empire City Garrison’s Blast-a-Trooper, Location: Family HQ – 1C04
  • 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM – Dark Horse Builds Characters Panel, Location: 1A14, panelists include: Aub Driver, Gail Simone, Jim Calafiore, Brian Wood, Rafael Albuquerque, Fred Van Lente, Donny Cates, Matt Kindt, and David Mack
  • 5:00 to 5:45 PM – Diamond Select Toys: The Best of All Worlds, 1A18
  • 6:00 PM to 6:50 PM – Matt Kindt will be at the Dark Horse Comics booth (#1636) for a Hellboy/Mind Mgmt signing
  • 6:15 PM to 7:00 PM – Dark Horse and Sega Present: 35 Years of Alien, Location: 1A24, panelists include: Aub Driver, Mike Richardson, Randy Stradley, Paul Tobin, Joshua Williamson, and Chris Mooneyham
  • 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM – Kotobukiya Fall/Winter Preview 2014, 1A18

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Databurst From the 501st

October 8, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from October 8 through 14th. Lots to look forward to with Star Wars Reads Day on Saturday. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

October 8

  • New England Garrison will be in South Hadley, MA for the Star Wars: The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight Launch Party at Odyssey Bookshop along with author Tony DiTerlizzi at 6:30 PM.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Cypress, CA for an early Star Wars Reads Day event at the OC Public/Cypress Library from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.

October 10

  • Alpine Garrison will be in Springville, UT for an early Star Wars Reads Day event at the Springville Public Library from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.
  • Carolina Garrison will be in Jacksonville, NC for Star Wars Reads Day at Onslow County Library from 6:00 to 8:30 PM.
  • Central Garrison will be in Sioux Falls, SD for an early Star Wars Reads Day event at Harrisburg Explorer Elementary School from 8:30 to 11:00 AM.
  • Empire City Garrison will be in New York City, NY for New York Comic Con from October 10 through 13th.
  • German Garrison will be in Hagen for Star Wars Reads Day at Comic Centrum from 3:00 to 6:00 PM and in Speyer for Star Wars Reads Day at the Speyer Library.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Lemon Grove, CA for an early Star Wars Reads Day event at Lemon Grove Library from 2:30 to 5:00 PM.
  • UK Garrison will be in Warwick for Newburgh School Star Wars Reads Day.

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Databurst From the 501st

October 1, 2014 at 12:05 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from October 1 through 7th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

October 2

  • Italian Garrison will be in Rome for Romics from October 2 to 5th.
  • Timberline Garrison will be in Boise, ID for Light the Night at Ann Morrison Park from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.
  • UK Garrison will be in Moscow for Russian Comic Con from October 2 to 5th.

October 3

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Collinsville, IL for Archon STL from October 3 to 5th at the Gateway Center. Star Wars guests include R.A. Salvatore.
  • Austrian Garrison will be in Dusseldorf for Jedi Con from October 3 through 5th. Star Wars guests include Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Garrick Hagon, Bonnie Piesse, Susanna Bonasewicz, Wolfgang Pampel, Hans-Georg Panczak, Oliver Doring, Brian Muir, John Ostrander, Matt Busch and Lin Zy.
  • Bloodfin Garrison will be in Indianapolis, IN for Indy Awesome Con from October 3 to 5th. Star Wars guests include Jim Cummings and Phil LaMarr.
  • Dutch Garrison will be in Leiden for Leids Ontzet.
  • Southern Dewback Garrison will be at the Elizabeth City Centre for the October School Holidays LEGO Fan Display from October 3 to 5th.
  • UK Garrison will be in London for the 4th Ealing Guides Centenary Celebration.

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Around the Web

September 26, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Events, Interview, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | 1 Comment

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

Book News

  • Courtesy of the hard work over on Star Wars Upcoming Books & Comics, there’s some new Star Wars titles coming our way including: Star Wars Art: A Poster Collection from Abrams, Ultimate Star Wars by Ryder Windham and published by DK (Amazon link), Darth Vader and Friends by Jeffrey Brown (April 2015 release), and William Shakespeare’s The Phantom Menace by Ian Doescher via Random House.
  • Drew Karpyshyn‘s third Chaos Born book has a cover image up on Amazon. Feel free to pre-order while you’re there. Pre-orders help the authors out a lot.

Convention & Event News

  • 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.
  • Wordfest is September 26 to 28 in Waco, TX. Star Wars guests include author Martha Wells who will be at the Fiction Writing panel on Saturday.
  • 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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Databurst From the 501st

September 24, 2014 at 12:01 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 24 through 30th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

September 26

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Mission, KS for the Rushton Elementary FUNdwalk from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM, and in Overland Park, KS for SOAR Parents Night Out at Grace Church from 5:30 to 8:30 PM.
  • Badlands Garrison will be in Edmonton, AB for the Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo from September 26 to 28th.
  • Garrison Carida will be in Charleston, WV for ShockaCon Horror Sci-Fi Convention from September 26 to 28th.
  • Mountain Garrison will be in Greenwood Village, CO for Family Fun Night from 5:30 to 7:00 PM.
  • Redback Garrison will be at Surfer’s Paradise Kids Week.
  • UK Garrison will be in Hastings for Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

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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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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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