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 | Leave a 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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Databurst From the 501st

May 20, 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 20 to May 26th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

May 21

  • German Garrison will be in Dusseldorf for Fedcon 24 from May 21 to 24th.
  • Midwest Garrison will be in Aurora, IL for a Cub Scout event.
  • Ohio Garrison will be in Cincinnati, OH for a visit to the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
  • Old Line Garrison will be in Elkton, MD for Star Wars Night at the Cherry Hill Middle School Book Fair from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.

May 22

  • Bast Alpha Garrison will be in Houston, TX for Comicpalooza from May 22 to 25th.
  • Florida Garrison will be in Disney World for Star Wars Weekends from May 22 to 24th.
  • Midwest Garrison will be in Geneva, IL for Star Wars Night with the Kane County Cougars.
  • Star Garrison will be in Houston, TX for Comicpalooza from May 22 to 25th.
  • UK Garrison will be in London for MCM Comic Con from May 22 to 24th and in Leicester for the Natwest T20 Blast.

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Around the Web

May 15, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Interview, Marvel, Movies, News, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys, trailers, Video Games | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp has debuted at #17 on the New York Times Best Sellers List and #8 on Publishers Weekly bestsellers list. It’s also getting a third printing.
  • There’s a new blurb up for Dark Disciple by Christie Golden.
  • StarWarsTimeline.Net is release a previously unpublished Star Wars novel that was once approved by Lucasfilm and written by Kenneth C. Flint called The Heart of the Jedi. They are releasing it four chapters at a time and the first four chapters are up.
  • Star Wars Upcoming Books & Comics posted a rundown on the upcoming short fiction coming from Star Wars Insider.
  • Star Wars Frames is being released as a postcard book. You can check out the listing on Amazon.
  • Jawa James posted a view interview with Ultimate Star Wars author Adam Bray. which reveals he is *probably* working on a second visual guide for Star Wars Rebels.
  • And video of the Ultimate Star Wars book tour featuring authors Tricia Barr and Adam Bray which you can watch here.
  • Cobra by Timothy Zahn is now available via Bean Books’ free library.
  • And with the television premiere of Wayward Pines this week, you can check out Timothy Zahn‘s tie-in novella Tree of Life.
  • Troy Denning‘s Halo novel Last Night received a cover reveal.

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Databurst From the 501st

May 13, 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 13 to May 19th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

May 14

  • Austrian Garrison will be in Basel, Switzerland for Fantasy Fair Basel from May 14 to 16th.
  • Dutch Garrison will be in Basel, Switzerland for Fantasy Basel, and in Hoogvliet for Sport Association Rijnmond.
  • Northeast Remnant Garrison will be in Atlantic City, NJ for Atlantic City Boardwalk Con from May 14 to 17th.
  • Redback Garrison will be at the Maroochydore Zing! store opening.

May 15

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Olathe, KS for the Prairie Center Elementary Spring Carnival from 5:30 to 8:30 PM.
  • Carolina Garrison will be in Myrtle Beach, SC for XCON from May 15 to 17th.
  • Garrison Carida will be in Lancaster, PA for Star Wars Night with the Lancaster Barnstormers.
  • Georgia Garrison will be in Atlanta, GA for the Paulding County Relay for Life at Veterans Memorial Park from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
  • Great Lakes Garrison will be in Novi, MI for Motor City Comic Con.
  • Ohio Garrison will be in Fairborn, OH for Spacefest at WPAFB Museum from May 15 to 16th, and in Cincinnati, OH for Star Wars Night with the Cincinnati Reds.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Yorba Linda, CA for the preschool open house from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, in Ventura, CA for the Will Rogers Elementary PTA Carnival from 5:30 to 8:00 PM, and in Corona, CA for the preschool open house from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.
  • UK Garrison will be in Manchester for Cash for Kids Superhero Day from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

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Star Wars Celebration Anaheim in Pictures

May 11, 2015 at 4:33 am | Posted in Celebration, Conventions, Disney, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

When you spend five days in Anaheim, the result is a lot of pictures. While at Star Wars Celebration, there was a lot to see. From droids and panels to things outside the convention center like Disneyland, we captured the experience. So, if you’d like to take the virtual tour, we’ve got you covered. Click here to check it out.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

May 8, 2015 at 12:02 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Interview, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys, Video Games | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Paul S. Kemp’s Lords of the Sith is already getting a second printing.
  • StarWars.com also has an audio excerpt from Lords of the Sith.
  • John Jackson Miller’s A New Dawn is on sale for just a $1.99 (eBook version) from various retailers.
  • TheForce.Net has interviews with Ultimate Star Wars authors Ryder Windham and Daniel Wallace.
  • Preorders are up for Roger Christian’s upcoming books Cinema Alchemist. Roger was the guy who created the first lightsaber prop, and based on his last interview with RebelForce Radio, this should be a great book.
  • The Rhode Show has a video interview with Ryder Windham covering the new book Ultimate Star Wars.
  • Abel G. Pena has posted his endnotes for SkyeWalkers: A Clone Wars Story.

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Databurst From the 501st

May 6, 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 6 to May 12th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

May 7

  • Garrison Titan will be in Seattle, WA for Free Comic Book Day at Comics Dungeon.
  • German Garrison will be in Leipzig for Free Comic Book Day at Leipzig Combo Comic Store.
  • Star Garrison will be at the McKinney Christian Academy Spring Band Concert.

May 8

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in St. Louis, MO for Star Wars Fan Fest Tesson Ferry at the St. Louis County Library Tesson Ferry Branch from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.
  • Canadian Garrison will be in Ottawa, ON for Ottawa Comic Con 2015 from May 8 to 10th.
  • Central California Garrison will be in Fresno, CA for Star Wars Night with the Fresno Grizzlies from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.
  • Central Garrison will be in Papillion, NE for Star Wars Night with the Stormchasers.
  • Garrison Carida will be in Allentown, PA for Star Wars Night with the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs from 7:00 to 9:30 PM.
  • Polish Garrison will be in Krakow for Juvenal.
  • Redback Garrison will be at the Zumba fundraiser for Aiden’s Crusade.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Riverside, CA for the Astronomy Workshop at Rivera Elementary School from 7:30 AM to 9:30 PM, and in Adelanto, CA for Star Wars Night with the Mavericks from 5:30 to 8:30 PM.
  • Spanish Garrison will be in Madrid, Spain for a Marvel Darth Vader event at FNAC Callao from 5:00 to 9:00 PM.
  • Star Garrison will be at Gateway Church for NRH TA Volunteer Appreciation Night.

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Our Celebration Anaheim Interview with John Jackson Miller

May 5, 2015 at 12:05 am | Posted in Books, Celebration, Conventions, Events, Interview, Sci-Fi, Star Trek, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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While at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, we had the chance to interview Star Wars author John Jackson Miller. We talked about not just Star Wars, but also his recent work with Star Trek and his work in his original sci-fi setting Overdraft.


This may be taboo but I’d like to ask you first about your latest novel Star Trek: The Next Generation: Takedown. What kind of prep work did you have to do for this novel?

Well I certainly needed to be aware of where the characters were relative to the other novels that Pocket Books had out. I also needed to get some sense of the specs of Enterprise relative to Aventine, which is the ship that they’re chasing throughout the book. I also got out my copy of Star Trek Star Charts and got a good idea of where all of the locations were in my story. So basically ever place that they go is some place they could reasonably get to.

Character voices can be hard to capture, but Senator Bretorious really leaps off of the page. How did he come about?

Well I think the notion was that I wanted to show that for a Romulan it was…it’s common for Romulans to have to try to claw over each other to become at the top level of their society. With Bretorious I wanted to show someone who had very limited prospects who had advanced as far as he was going to go and was on the way down. I wanted to show particularly, as the events of the story unfold, what happens when somebody of his limited abilities is put into the position that the opportunities of the book provide him. It’s difficult to get too much into this book without revealing some of the secrets, but certainly pitting Riker against Picard, they’re certain friends, but they’re on opposite sides of the situation. Riker, now being an admiral in the book chronology, provides some interesting story opportunities. Then of course pitting Riker against Bretorious, we got to see their two different personalities clashing there, too. I had a lot of fun with the book and it was very well received. Continue Reading Our Celebration Anaheim Interview with John Jackson Miller…

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim James Luceno Panel

May 5, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Celebration, Conventions, Events, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Here is our audio recording of the James Luceno panel at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim.

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Guide to the Celebration Anaheim Livestream

May 3, 2015 at 4:44 pm | Posted in Celebration, Conventions, Events, Interview, Star Wars | Leave a comment

The Star Wars Celebration Anaheim Livestream is a massive, multi-hour video divided into four days. But with some of the videos running as long as ten hours, it’s a difficult thing to go through to find the content you’re looking for. To help fans out, we’ve created a guide to the livestream pointing out all the panels, unique segments and Star Wars celebrity interviews. Below you’ll find an organized list of livestream highlights, followed by a day-by-day breakdown for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

Panels

Interviews Continue Reading Guide to the Celebration Anaheim Livestream…

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