Databurst From the 501st

October 29, 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 October 29 through November 4th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

October 29

  • Garrison Excelsior will be in Rochester, NY for Accessible Halloween at the Center for Disability Rights at 5:00 PM.
  • Mountain Garrison will be in Glendale, CO for the City of Glendale Halloween Party from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the Sports Center.
  • Nordic Garrison will be in Stockholm, Sweden for The Scandinavian Sci-Fi, Game & Film Convention from November 29 to 30th. Star Wars guests include Kenny Baker and David Prowse.
  • Timberline Garrison will be in Idaho Falls, ID for Boo at the Zoo at Tautphaus Park Zoo from 5:00 to 9:00 PM.
  • UK Garrison will be in Tottenham for the Spurs Family Spooktacular.

October 30

  • Italian Garrison will be in Lucca for Lucca Comics and Games from October 30 to November 2nd. Star Wars guests include Drew Karpyshyn.
  • Nordic Garrison will be in Stockholm, Sweden for Comic Con Stockholm from October 30 to November 2nd.
  • Ohio Garrison will be in Toledo, OH for the Whitmer Community Halloween event from 5:00 to 7:30 PM at Whitmer High School.
  • Southern California Garrison will be at the Dos Cominos Elementary School 50 Year Carnival, at the Hansen Elementary School fundraiser, and in Atwater Village, CA for Trick or Treat on the BOOlevard from 4:30 to 6:00 PM along Glendale Blvd.
  • UK Garrison will be in Nottingham for Oscars for Orchestra, and in IOW for the Imperial Invasion of C.H.A.R.M.

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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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Star Wars Reads Day 2014

October 11, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Chronicle Books, Del Rey, DK, Events, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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star-wars-reads-day-3Star Wars Reads Day is here! Below you’ll find an extensive listing for the participating 501st and author events. You can also check out StarWars.comStar Wars Reads Day Facebook and DK Books for more events and info.

501st Events


Arizona

  • Apache Junction, AZ – Dune Sea Garrison will be at Apache Junction Public Library from 1:30 to 4:30 PM
  • Chandler, AZ – Dune Sea Garrison will be at Chandler Public Library from 1:30 to 4:30 PM
  • Flagstaff, AZ – Dune Sea Garrison will be at East Flagstaff Community Library from 10:00 AM to Noon
  • Litchfield Park, AZ – Dune Sea Garrison will be at Litchfield Park Library from 2:00 to 4:00 PM
  • Phoenix, AZ – Dune Sea Garrison will be at the Phoenix Public Library from 10:00 AM to Noon
  • Tuscon, AZ – Dune Sea Garrison will be at Bookman’s from 11:00 AM to Noon

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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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Star Wars Reads Day Planner

October 6, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in 501st, Books, Events, Star Wars | 2 Comments

star-wars-reads-day-3Star Wars Reads Day III is October 11 and there will be Star Wars guests and 501st Legion members at events around the world. You can check out StarWars.com to get all the details on what will be happening that day and who will be participating, and you can check out Star Wars Reads Day on Facebook for more event details. Below you’ll find our roundup of where the Star Wars guests and 501st Legion will be, plus some early events that are planned.

Early 501st Events


  • October 7 – Southern California Garrison will be in Hacienda Heights, CA for an early Star Wars Reads Day event at Hacienda Heights Library from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, and in Los Angeles, CA at Junipero Serra Branch Library from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.
  • October 8 – 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.
  • October 10 – 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.
  • October 10 – German Garrison will be in Hagen, Germany for Star Wars Reads Day at Comic Centrum from 3:00 to 6:00 PM and in Speyer, Germany for Star Wars Reads Day at the Speyer Library.
  • October 10 – 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.
  • October 10 – UK Garrison will be in Warwick, England 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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