Get Pop-Cultured

July 22, 2014 at 10:46 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Events, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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del-poster-samplerDel Rey and Barnes & Noble have teamed up for the Get Pop-Cultured event running from July 18 to August 10th in select Barnes & Noble stores. As part of the event, there will be giveaways including the 2014 Star Wars poster and the 2014 Del Rey Spectra Sampler. Some stores will also have special guests. You can find the full list over on B&N, but we’ve included all the Star Wars guests below.

  • Ian Doescher (William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return) 7/26/14 2:00 PM, 7881 Edinger Avenue Huntington Beach, CA
  • Ian Doescher (William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return) 7/9/14 7:00 PM, 91 Old Country Road Carle Place, NY
  • Ian Doescher (William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return) 7/13/14 2:00 PM, 401 E. Northgate Way Seattle, WA
  • Jeffrey Brown (Goodnight Darth Vader) 7/19/14 2:00 PM, 55 Old Orchard Center Skokie, IL
  • Zack Giallongo (Ewoks: Shadows of Endor) 7/30/14 7:00 PM, 1 Worcester Road Framingham, MA
  • Daniel Wallace (The Marvel Encyclopedia) 8/2/14 3:00 PM, 3225 W 69th Street Edina, MN
  • Drew Karpyshyn (The Scorched Earth) 8/19/14 7:00 PM, 10000 Research Blvd Austin, TX
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Around the Web

July 18, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Conventions, Episode VII, Events, Interview, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, 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

  • Author Kevin Hearne posted some updates. He’s currently working on a fantasy novel called A Plague of Giants. He also revealed the title for the next Iron Druid Chronicles book, Staked. IDC fans can also look forward to a new short story he has written called “A Prelude to War” which is set after the events of Shattered.
  • Star Wars fans interested in checking out some non-Star Wars books by Star Wars authors might be interested in the Humble Sci-Fi Bundle which includes eBooks by Timothy Zahn, Barbara Hambly, William C. Dietz, Alan Dean Foster, Greg Bear and others.

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Databurst From the 501st

July 16, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from July 16 through 22nd. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

July 16

  • Garrison Titan will be in Stanwood, WA for the Shakespeare’s Star Wars author book signing from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.

July 17

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Tonganoxie, KS for the Summer Reading Program at Tonganoxie Public Library from 11:00 AM to Noon.
  • Czech Garrison will be in Pardubice for GameCon from July 17 to 20th.
  • Florida Garrison will be in Jacksonville, FL for Ancient City Con from July 18 to 20th.
  • New England Garrison will be in Scarborough, ME for the Galaxy Event at Camp Ketcha.
  • Northeast Remnant Garrison will be in Brick, NJ for Star Wars Camp at the Brick Library from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.
  • Ohio Garrison will be in Grove City, OH for the Star Wars Celebration at Grove City Library from 1:30 to 3:00 PM, and in Metamora, OH for the Star Wars Summer Reading Challenge Party at Evergreen Community Library from 3:00 to 4:00 PM.
  • UK Garrison will be in London for BFI Sci-Fi Days of Fear and Wonder press launch.

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Give Us Legends: August 2nd

July 10, 2014 at 4:48 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Events, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | 3 Comments

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Mark August 2nd on your calendars, Star Wars Expanded Universe fans. The community is joining together with Give Us Legends to let Lucasfilm and Del Rey know that we want to see the Legends line continue. For those who want another X-Wing novel, for those who want to see Thrawn one more time, and for those who want to see Sword of the Jedi reach bookshelves, August 2nd will be the day to make yourselves heard. Just hit Facebook and Twitter and spread the word #GIVEUSLEGENDS. Be sure to hit up Del Rey’s Star Wars Facebook page, their Twitter handle @DelReyStarWars, the official Star Wars Facebook page and Twitter handle @starwars, and they’re also pushing for the Star Wars Rebels Facebook page and Twitter handle @starwarsrebels.

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Databurst From the 501st

July 9, 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 July 9 through 15th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

July 9

July 10

  • Central Garrison will be in Sioux Falls, SD for Hot Harley Night’s Family Night at J&L Harley Davidson.
  • New England Garrison will be in Raymond, ME for Camp Hinds Cub Scout Day program.
  • Ohio Garrison will be in Florence, KY for Florence Freedom‘s Superhero Night, and in Columbus, OH for the Autism Buddy Walk from 1:00 to 5:00 PM.

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Databurst From the 501st

July 2, 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 July 2 through 8th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

July 2

  • Alpine Garrison will be in Salt Lake City, UT for FantasyCon 2014 from July 2 to 5th.
  • Czech Garrison will be in Chotěboř for the Fantasy Festival from June 27 to July 6th.
  • Empire City Garrison will be in Lynbrook, NY for the Star Wars celebration at Lynbrook Public Library from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Garden Grove, CA for the 2014 WSA National Convention.
  • UK Garrison will be in Sherborne for Abbey School H&V’s Day and at the IOW Pretty in Pink Troop.

July 3

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in St. Louis, MO for the Zoo Parade VP Fair at the St. Louis Zoo from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.
  • Florida Garrison will be in Miami, FL for Florida Supercon from July 3 to 6th.
  • Ohio Garrison will be in Fairborn, OH for the Fairborn Downtown Block Party from 5:00 to 10:00 PM.

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Databurst From the 501st

June 25, 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 June 25 through July 1st. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

June 25

  • Garrison Carida will be in Hollidaysburg, PA for the Summer Reading Kickoff at the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.
  • UK Garrison will be at a screening of The Empire Strikes Back with Empire Magazine.

June 27

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Wichita, KS for Anime Festival Wichita 10 from June 27 to 29th, and in Kansas City, KS for Star Wars Night with the KC T-Bones from 5:00 to 10:00 PM at Community America Ballpark.
  • Austrian Garrison will be in Salzburg, Austria for the Salzburg City Library event from 1:00 to 7:00 PM.
  • Central Garrison will be in Chaska, MN for the SayHey5k Mascot Run.
  • Czech Garrison will be in Chotěboř for the Fantasy Festival from June 27 to July 6th.
  • Midwest Garrison will be in Normal, IL for the Relay for Life.
  • Northern Darkness Garrison will be in Fort Wayne, IN for Jr. Achievement Day.
  • Ohio Garrison will be in Cincinnati, OH for Cincinnati Zoo‘s Members Night from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.
  • Polish Garrison will be in Milicz for American Cars Mania 2014 form June 27 to 29th.
  • UK Garrison will be in Bristol for the St. Bernard’s School Summer Fayre, and in Watford for the albanwood School Summer Fair.

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Around the Web

June 20, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Conventions, Events, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television | 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 Books has revealed the back cover for Tarkin (illustration by David Smit).
  • The Essential Guide to Warfare Author’s Cut continues with Part 9: “Battlefields of the Clone Wars”.
  • The Jupiter Pirates by Jason Fry is now just a $1.99 for the eBook version on Amazon and B&N.
  • Fans of The Expanse series can look forward to three more books thanks to Oribit Books. This will be books 7-9 by James S.A. Corey.
  • You can win a copy of The Dark Between The Stars by Kevin J. Anderson over on SF Signal.
  • Readers interested in picking up a lot of stories may want to check out StoryBundle which currently has a set including Kevin J. Anderson, Michael A. Stackpole, Kristine Kathryn Rusch and many other authors.
  • Cover reveal for The Tejano Conflict by Steve Perry.

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Databurst From the 501st

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

June 18

  • Florida Garrison will be in Jacksonville, FL for Ancient City Con from July 18 to 20th.
  • Mountain Garrison will be in Aurora, CO for Kidtopia Children’s Festival from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Southlands Shopping Center.

June 19

  • Capital City Garrison will be in Ottawa, ON for the National Arts Centre Orchestra Concert “The Music of John Williams” from June 19 to 21st.
  • Carolina Garrison will be in Durham, NC for Mawat District Cub Scout Day Camp.
  • Czech Garrison will be at Legoland Germany from June 19 to 22nd.
  • Dutch Garrison will be at Legoland Germany.
  • German Garrison will be at Legoland Germany from June 19 to 22nd.
  • Ohio Garrison will be in Defiance, OH for Star Wars Versus Trekkies 1 at Defiance Public Library from 6:00 to 7:30 PM.
  • UK Garrison will be in Leicester for the Leicestershire cricket match.

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World Blood Drive Day

June 14, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

world-blood-drive-2014Today is World Blood Drive Day! There will be lots of events going on with the 501st Legion and Rebel Legion in attendance. Those in the Rhode Island area can check out the Warwick Library where Star Wars author Ryder Windham will be. You can check out the full list of event below.

ARGENTINA
Saturday, June 14
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Hospital de Pediatria Garrahan, Combate de Los Pozos 1881, CABA

Saturday, June 14
1:00 p.m. – 5:00p.m.
CEMAR, San Luis 2020, Rosario

AUSTRALIA
Saturday, June 14
1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Australian Red Cross Blood Service
Frankston Donor Centre
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