Databurst From the 501st

March 25, 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 March 25 to 31st. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

March 27

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Olathe, KS for the Mahaffie Elementary School Carnival from 4:30 to 8:30 PM.
  • Bloodfin Garrison will be in Evansville, IN for EvilleCon from March 27 to 29th.
  • Capital City Garrison will be in Ottawa for the Ottawa Geek Market from March 27 to 29 at the Nepean Sportsplex.
  • Carolina Garrison will be in Charleston, SC for Wonderfest 2015 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
  • Empire City Garrison will be in Long Island, NY for the Cub Scout Pack 201 Blue & Gold Dinner.
  • Georgia Garrison will be in Columbus, GA for the Cottonmouths hockey game.
  • Northeast Remnant Garrison will be in Pennsauken, NJ for Expo 9 Martial Arts Comic Con from March 27 to 29th.

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Celebration Anaheim Schedule is Up

March 24, 2015 at 3:37 pm | Posted in Celebration, Conventions, Events, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

The Star Wars Celebration Anaheim schedule is now up! Plus they’ve announced some new guests: Rick Carter (Production Designer for The Force Awakens), Doug Chiang (VP and Executive Creative Director, Lucasfilm), Darren Gilford (Production Designer for The Force Awakens), John Knoll (Chief Creative Officer and Sr. Visual Effects Supervisor, Industrial Light & Magic) and Dennis Muren (A.S.C.: Creative Director, Industrial Light & Magic).

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

March 18, 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 March 18 to March 24th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

March 19

  • Central California Garrison will be in Redding, CA for Make-A-Wish Results Radiothon at Mount Shasta Mall from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
  • Midwest Garrison will be in Chicago, IL for Chi-Fi 2015.

March 20

  • Alabama Garrison will be in Huntsville, AL for the 80’s Bash at Bailey Cove Branch Library.
  • Canadian Garrison will be in Toronto, ON for Toronto Comicon 2015 from March 20 to 22nd (Star Wars guests include Dickey Beer, David Ross, Stephane Roux, Ben Templesmith).
  • Capital City Garrison will be in Toronto, ON for Toronto Comicon 2015 from March 20 to 22nd (Star Wars guests include Dickey Beer, David Ross, Stephane Roux, Ben Templesmith).
  • Central Garrison will be in Minneapolis, MN for the Cub Scout Pack 110 Blue and Gold Banquet.
  • Garrison Excelsior will be in Syracuse, NY for Star Wars Night with the Syracuse Crunch.
  • Great Lakes Garrison will be in Lansing, MI for Shuto Con and in Rochester Hills, MI for North Hill Elementary School Carnival.
  • Mountain Garrison will be in Colorado Springs, CO for Colorado Cosmic Con from March 20 to 22nd.

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Around the Web

March 13, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Celebration, Conventions, Events, Interview, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Jedi-Bibliothek has some more news on the recently announced upcoming Star Wars books for this Fall including prelim covers and blurbs.
  • Author Kevin Hearne revealed that Heir to the Jedi is hitting the New York Times Bestsellers List.

I raise this glass of Tullamore Dew to you! Just heard that HEIR TO THE JEDI hit the NYT bestseller list and you’re responsible. Thank you all so much for reading! And PEW! PEW! PEW! *turns up the John Williams soundtrack to 11* -Kevin Hearne

Convention & Event News

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim news this week starts with new guests including Billy Dee Williams, Ashley Eckstein, Margo Apostolos, Debbie Carrington, Steve Gawley, Lorne Peterson, John Ratzenberger, Deep Roy, Kurt Thatcher and Kevin Thompson. They also revealed details about a Wikia Wizards event with Leland Chee, and a cosplay contest hosted by Dee Bradley Baker and James Arnold Taylor and judged by Dave Filoni, Ashley Eckstein and Amy Beth Christenson. And don’t forget, Official Pix pre-orders go live Monday. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Databurst From the 501st

March 11, 2015 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 March 11 to 17th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

March 12

  • Central Garrison will be in Sioux Falls, SD for the 9th Annual Sioux Falls St. Baldrick’s event at the 41st Street Pizza Ranch.
  • Czech Garrison will be in Prague for Future Gate from March 12 to 15th.

March 13

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Kansas City, MO for Planet Comicon 2015 from March 13 to 15th.
  • Bloodfin Garrison will be in Indianapolis, IN for Indiana Comic Con from March 13 to 15th.
  • Central Garrison will be in Ralston, NE for the Lancers hockey game.
  • Garrison 66 will be in Kansas City, MO for Planet Comicon 2015 from March 13 to 15th.
  • Mexican Garrison will be in Mexico City for La Mole Comic Con.
  • Midsouth Garrison will be in Lexington, KY for Lexington Comic & Toy Con from March 13 to 15th. Star Wars guests include Jeremy Bulloch, Jim Cummings, Mark Dodson, Bai Ling, Jake Lloyd, Peter Mayhew and Deep Roy.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Quarts Hill, CA for the 2nd PTA Star Wars Movie Night and in Orange, CA for Community Science Night.
  • UK Garrison will be in Wigan for Sainsbury’s Red Nose Day Collection from 2:00 to 6:00 PM.

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Around the Web

March 6, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Interview, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Toys, Trailer | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Comic News

  • Jedi-Bibliothek spotted a bunch of new Marvel Star Wars collection titles including Star Wars: The Marvel Covers Volume 1, Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: Rise of the Sith Volume 1 and collections for the Star Wars, Darth Vader, Kanan and Princess Leia series.

Convention & Event News

First up, some more Star Wars Celebration Anaheim news. As we get closer to April, they’ve released some more guest announcements. While still no word on any of the new stars from The Force Awakens, they did reveal Ian McDiarmid will be back along with new guests like Star Wars Rebels voice actors Steve Blum, Taylor Gray, Vanessa Marshall, Freddie Prinze Jr. and Tiya Sircar. Other Star Wars guests include Troy Alders, Amy Allen, Christian Alzmann, Joel Aaron, Erik Bauersfeld, Dickey Beer, Anita Castellar, Leland Chee, Hez Chorba, Amy Beth Christenson, Stephen Constantino, Anthony Forest, Chris Glenn, Jennifer Heddle, Pablo Hidalgo, Keith Kellogg, Daniel Logan, Liz Marshall, John Morton, Brian Muir, Kyle Newman, Bonnie Piesse, Kilian Plunkett, Athena Yvette Portillo, Clive Revill, Jonathan Rinzler, Tim Rose, Orli Shoshan, Felix Silla, Pete Vilmur, Corey Dee Williams and Matthew Wood.

They’ve also revealed that the diorama area this year will focus on Bespin, and Sideshow will be doing an R2 art gallery with customized R2’s. You can check out some of the designs here. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Databurst From the 501st

March 4, 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 March 4 to 10th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

March 4

  • Northeast Remnant Garrison will be in Scotch Plains, NJ for the Princess Leia #1 release event at Little Shop of Comics from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Fontana, CA for Read Across America.

March 5

  • Carolina Garrison will be in Indian Trail, NC for the Academy of Imagineers at Union West Regional Library from 1:00 to 5:00 PM.
  • Czech Garrison will be in Prague for Studentska Noc 2015.
  • Ohio Garrison will be in Defiance, OH for the Black Swamp Movie Symphony Concert from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in LaVerne, CA for the Oak Mesa Elementary Book Fair.
  • Star Garrison will be in Royse City, TX for Book Fair and Family Fun Night.

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Around the Web

February 27, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Collecting, Conventions, Events, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Toys | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Del Rey posted an audio excerpt from Heir to the Jedi you can listen to. Note that this excerpt is from the audiobook which will be out next Tuesday.

Convention & Event News

  • Con Nooga is February 27 to March 1 in Chattanooga, TN. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • Culture Shock is February 27 to March 1 in Indianapolis, IN. Star Wars guests include Alan Harris, Daniel Logan, Cathy Monroe, John Mortan, Chris Parsons.
  • Pensacon is February 27 to March 1 in Pensacola, FL. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson, Jeremy Bulloch, Olivia d’Abo, Dave Dorman, Julian Glover, Barbara Goodson, John Hudgens, Felix Silla, Carel Struycken, David Warner.
  • The Scandinavian Sci-Fi, Game & Film Convention is February 28 to March 1 in Malmo, Sweden. Star Wars guests include Ray Park.

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Databurst From the 501st

February 25, 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 February 25 to March 3rd. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

February 25

  • Ohio Garrison will be in North Canton, OH for the Blue & Gold Banquet.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Huntington Beach, CA for the Cub Scouts Blue & Gold banquet.

February 26

  • Empire City Garrison will be in Long Island, NY for the March of Dimes at Carlyle on the Green from 6:00 to 7:30 PM.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Huntington Beach, CA and Garden Grove, CA for the Cub Scout Blue & Gold Banquets.
  • Star Garrison will be in Cypress, TX for the Cub Scout Blue & Gold banquet.

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Around the Web

February 20, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, Movies, Random House, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Toys | 1 Comment

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

Books News

  • Jedi Bibliothek and Jedi News spotted some Amazon listings for The Art of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Both listings have it as a hardcover with a November 2 release from Abrams Books.
  • TheForce.Net has an interview with Sabine My Rebel Sketchbook illustrator Annie Stoll.
  • I hadn’t noticed this, but Club Jade brought it up this week that upcoming Star Wars paperbacks will be getting a new premium size starting with A New Dawn. That’s sure to tick off some collectors and their bookcases.
  • And some early reviews for Kevin Hearne‘s upcoming Luke Skywalker novel Heir to the Jedi: EUCantina.NetMaking Star Wars, Roqoo Depot, Tosche Station and Yoda News.

Comic News

  • Dave Dorman is running a sale on his site for the Star Wars #1 variant cover that he did for Marvel.

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