Databurst From the 501st

July 1, 2015 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 July 1 to July 7th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

July 1

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Wichita, KS for the Weird Al concert at Orpheum Theatre.
  • Badlands Garrison will be in Edmonton for Sherwood Park Canada Day.
  • Capital City Garrison will be in Ottawa for the Canada Day Celebration at the Aviation Museum, and in Kanata for Canada Day at Walter Baker Place.
  • New England Garrison will be in South Burlington, VT for the Tilt Classic Arcade and Ale House Anniversary.
  • Old Line Garrison will be in Frostburg, MD for the Summer Reading Series at the Frostburg Library from 2:00 to 3:00 PM.
  • Outer Rim Garrison will be in Kelowna for KFX support on Canada Day.
  • Star Garrison will be at the Hitachi Annual Food Drive Kick-Off.

July 2

  • Alpine Garrison will be in Provo, UT for the 2015 Freedom Festival balloon launches from 5:30 to 9:00 AM from July 2 to 4th.
  • Badlands Garrison will be in Calgary for the Calgary ACH Parade.
  • Central Garrison will be in Council Bluffs, IA for the Weird Al concert at Stir Concert Cove.

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Around the Web

June 26, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Interview, Marvel, Movies, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Toys | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Drew Karpyshyn‘s A Minor Malevolent Spirit is now available in print format.
  • Timothy Zahn‘s Wayward Pines prequel novella is up for pre-order.
  • The Champions of Aetaltis: A Heroic Fantasy Anthology Kickstarter was successfully funded. For those who participated, you can look forward to new stories by Richard Lee Byers, Elaine Cunningham, Erin M. Evans, David Farland, Ed Greenwood and Michael A. Stackpole.
  • The upcoming Star Wars Trilogy book release now has a cover. The 688 page paperback will encompass all three original trilogy novelizations and will be out September 1, 2015.
  • You can check out a 60 page preview of Star Wars: Dark Disciple by Christie Golden over on Penguin Random House’s official website. Just click on the book cover for the “Look Inside” option. It includes the first six chapters and one page of chapter seven. Dark Disciple will be out July 7th.
  • Jedi-Bibliothek has an update on upcoming book page numbers with some confirmation from Jennifer Heddle. It looks like Claudia Gray’s Lost Stars is going to be a lengthy novel running in at 560 pages.
  • As previously revealed, we’ll be getting a visual dictionary and an incredible cross sections book for The Force Awakens in December, but now we’ll also be getting a character anthology according to a new listing in edelweiss.

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Databurst From the 501st

June 24, 2015 at 4:56 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 June 24 to June 30th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

June 25

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Cameron, MO for the Summer Reading Program Heroes event at Cameron Public Library from 1:30 to 2:30 PM.
  • Star Garrison will be in New Caney, TX for Tullis Library Comic Con.

June 26

  • Bloodfin Garrison will be in Indianapolis, IN for Indy Pop Con from June 26 to 28th.
  • Mountain Garrison will be in Cheyenne, WY for the Relay for Life at South High School from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
  • UK Garrison will be in Loughborough for the Holywell Primary Summer Fair from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, and in Leicester for the Natwest T20 Blast at the Leicestershire County Cricket Club from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

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Databurst From the 501st

June 17, 2015 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 June 17 to June 23rd. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

June 18

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Merriam, KS for KVC Foster Kids at Antioch Park from 4:30 to 7:00 PM.
  • Carolina Garrison will be in Cary, NC for the Weird Al concert at Koka Booth Amphitheatre Cary from 8:00 to 11:00 PM.
  • Star Garrison will be in Houston, TX for Cosplay Night at Space Center Houston.

June 19

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Jefferson City, MO for Cosplacon 2015 and in Kansas City, KS for Star Wars Night at the KC TBones at Community America Ballpark from 5:00 to 10:00 PM.
  • Carolina Garrison will be in Charlotte, NC for the Weird Al concert from 8:00 to 11:00 PM, and in Charlotte, NC for HeroesCon at the Charlotte Convention Center from June 19 to 21st.
  • Midwest Garrison will be in Loves Park, IL for the Rockford Aviators baseball game.
  • Mountain Garrison will be in Colorado Springs, CO for Wounded Warrior Project Star Wars Night at DoubleTree by Hilton from 6:30 to 9:00 PM.
  • Northern Darkness Garrison will be in Fort Wayne, IN for Star Wars Night with the TinCaps.
  • Ohio Garrison will be in Kirtland, OH for the Landon Pettrey Cut-a-thon/Kirtland Strawberry Festival.
  • Old Line Garrison will be in Washington D.C. for Capital City Con from June 19 to 21st, and in Baltimore, MD for the One Man Star Wars Trilogy at the Baltimore Soundstage from 7:00 to 10:00 PM.
  • Star Garrison will be in Cypress, TX for Spillane Middle School Jedi Academy.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Lancaster, CA for Star Wars Night with the Jethawks.
  • UK Garrison will be in Leamore for the Brass Wars Concert from 7:00 to 9:30 PM at Forest Arts Centre, and in London for the Space Spectacular at Royal Albert Hall from June 19 to 20th.

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Around the Web

June 12, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Collecting, Conventions, Events, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Toys | 1 Comment

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

Book News

  • You can read the first 50 pages of Christie Golden’s Dark Disciple here.
  • Champions of Aetaltis has a kickstarter for a short story anthology featuring authors such as Michael A. Stackpole, David Farland (aka Dave Wolverton), Elaine Cunningham, Ed Greenwood, Erin M. Evans and Richard Lee Byers.
  • Silence in the Library Publishing has a kickstarter for a short story anthology called Monsters. It features authors such as Aaron Allston, Michael A. Stackpole, and Timothy Zahn.

Comic News

  • Marvel will be having some comic delays in July pushing many previously announced Star Wars titles to August release dates.
  • Jedi News also has a rundown on Marvel Star Wars titles that will be getting more reprints.

Convention & Event News

StarWars.com has a look at what Star Wars events will be happening at San Diego Comic Con. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Databurst From the 501st

June 10, 2015 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 June 10 to June 16th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

June 10

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Leawood, KS for Cerner DevCon 2015 at the Overland Park Convention Center.
  • Ohio Garrison will be in Galion, OH for the Party on the Lawn at Galion Public Library from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.

June 11

  • Central Garrison will be in Fargo, ND for CoreCon VII: A Touch of Evil at Baymont Inn from June 11 to 14th.
  • Garrison Tyranus will be in Richmond, VA for the Weird Al concert.
  • Great Lakes Garrison will be in Grand Rapids, MI for the Food for Families event.

June 12

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in O’Fallon, MO for River City Rascals Star Wars Night at TR Hughes Ballpark from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.
  • Alpine Garrison will be in Highland, UT for the Special Olympics Victory Dance.
  • Bast Alpha Garrison will be in Metairie, LA for Star Wars Night with the Zephyrs.
  • Florida Garrison will be in Orlando, FL for Star Wars Weekends from June 12 to 14th.
  • Garrison Tyranus will be in Vienna, VA for the Weird Al concert.
  • Imperial Sands Garrison will be in San Diego, CA for the Marshall Middle School Star Wars Club Invasion.
  • Ohio Garrison will be in Florence, KY for Star Wars Night with the Florence Freedoms.
  • Old Line Garrison will be in Vienna, VA for the Weird Al concert.
  • Redback Garrison will be at Sandgate State Primary School Disco, at Tamborine Mountain College, and at the Somerset Hills State School Disco.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Corona, CA for the Coronita Elementary Intersession.
  • Star Garrison will be in Winnie, TX for the Summer Reading event.
  • UK Garrison will be in Sully for Hooray for Hollywood from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.

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Podcasts in Review

June 4, 2015 at 12:05 am | Posted in Conventions, Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television | 4 Comments
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Bombad Radio: Glenn Panel features audio from the Glenn Moreshower panel from Salt Lake Comic Con. While you probably won’t recognize his name, you would recognize his face and voice as he’s been in a lot of movies in small roles. He talks about show business and Hollywood and is actually really funny. He tells some good stories and has a hilarious tip for people to get over their nervousness. I recommend checking this one out, it’s a lot of fun.

Coffee With Kenobi: Episode #36 is hosted by Dan and Jeff as they talk Star Wars news. Corey joins them for an experimental review of A New Hope done as if it’s the first time they saw it back in the day which is kind of corny but also funny. Then they have audio of a radio segment they did, an interview with Lou Mongello who talks Star Wars and Disney World (good guest), and they wrap things up with a collection of hilarious outtakes and then some listener feedback. Great episode. I also want to give a shout out to Jeff for filling in for Corey. He does a superb job. Fans of the show won’t be disappointed.

Celebration Anaheim Recap features their coverage of days three and four of Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. It’s recorded on their way home from the airport, so the audio is a little raw, but it’s still worth a listen as they have some good stories on what they did, who they met, and what happened. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Databurst From the 501st

June 3, 2015 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 June 3 to 9th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

June 3

  • Imperial Sands Garrison will be in Santee, CA for Star Wars Day at the Santee Library from 3:00 to 4:30 PM.
  • Great Lakes Garrison will be in Shelby Township, MI for the Roberts Elementary School Carnival.

June 4

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Tonganoxie, KS for Comicon at the Tonganoxie Public Library from 3:30 to 5:00 PM.
  • Austrian Garrison will be in Gunzburg at Legoland from June 4 to 7th.
  • Dutch Garrison will be in Günzburg, Germany at Legoland.
  • Georgia Garrison will be in Atlanta, GA for the Superhero Meet & Greet at Jefferson Public Library, and in Palmetto, GA for Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading Kick Off at Palmetto Library.
  • German Garrison will be in Günzburg, Germany at Legoland from June 4 to 7th.
  • Ohio Garrison will be in Lyndhurst, OH for the end of the year school celebration at Julie Billiart School.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Riverside, CA for a last day of school event.

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Databurst From the 501st

May 27, 2015 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 May 27 to June 2nd. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

May 28

  • Star Garrison will be in Royse City, TX for Book Fair & Family Fun Night.
  • UK Garrison will be in Leicester for Natwest T20 Blast at Leicestershire County Cricket Club from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

May 29

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Belleville, IL for the Belleville Circus Parade in Downtown Belleville from 5:30 to 10:00 PM.
  • Carolina Garrison will be in Concord, NC for ConCarolinas from May 29 to June 1st.
  • Central California Garrison will be at the Youth Center on Beale Airforce Base for Beal-Con from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.
  • Central Garrison will be in Omaha, NE for O Comic Con at Mid America Center from 11:30 AM to 6:00 PM from May 29 to 31st, in Duluth, MN for Berserkon from May 29 to 30th, in Brookings, SD for the Special Olympics Summer Games, and in Cedar Rapids, IA for the Colonels baseball game.
  • Florida Garrison will be in Orlando, FL for Star Wars Weekends at Disney World from May 29 to 31st.
  • Mountain Garrison will be in Denver, CO for A Weekend of Star Wars at Boettcher Concert Hall from May 29 to 30th.
  • Old Line Garrison will be in Washington D.C. for AwesomeCon 2015 from May 29 to 31st.
  • Spanish Garrison will be in Palma, Spain for the Benefit for Sander at Carrer Bailen from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.
  • Star Garrison will be in Dallas, TX for Dallas Comic Con from May 29 to 31st.
  • Timberline Garrison will be in Idaho Falls, ID for the Walmart Children’s Miracle Network Fundraiser from noon to 3:00 PM.

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Around the Web

May 22, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Events, Interview, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys, Video Games | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know is now on Amazon for pre-order along with some page previews.
  • Jedi News has an interview with author Ryder Windham covering his latest book Ultimate Star Wars.
  • Skywalking Through Neverland has an interview with Star Wars author James Kahn in their latest episode.
  • TheForce.Net has an interview with Star Wars author Michael A. Stackpole.
  • Del Rey tweeted that the Star Wars 2015 sampler given away at Celebration will be available online for free sometime this summer.

  • There’s a really cool video biography of author John Jackson Miller posted by Paul Piaskoski.

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