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August 22, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Comic Books, Contest, Conventions, Dark Horse, Del Rey, Events, Interview, JJ Abrams, Movies, Random House, Star Trek, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, 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

  • Random House is giving away twenty copies of the SDCC promo copies of John Jackson Miller‘s upcoming book A New Dawn. Click here to enter.
  • Suvudu released an exclusive video of their Star Wars: A New Dawn panel from SDCC.
  • Coffee with Kenobi interviewed John Jackson Miller on his new book A New Dawn.
  • Goodreads has a giveaway for Stories of the Raksura by Martha Wells.
  • Silence in the Library has a kickstarter out for one of Timothy Zahn‘s novels Cloak. In his words, “So if you think you might be interested in reading about a stolen Indian tactical nuke, an assassination plot, and the theft of a newly-invented Cloak of invisibility, hop over to the Kickstarter page and take a look.”
  • Kevin J. Anderson also has a book out now on writing called Million Dollar Productivity.

Comic News

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Podcasts in Review

August 21, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Assembly of Geeks: “Guardians of the Galaxy, Deadpool & Ivy Doomkitty” episode starts with an interview with cosplayer Ivy Doomkitty. Then they talk about the leaked Deadpool test footage with Ryan Reynolds and cover some other news and rumors. The main discussion, however, is Guardians of the Galaxy which all three hosts managed to see. They share their thoughts and how they thought it ranked with the other Marvel movies.

Bombad Radio: August Free-For-All Episode features Jeremiah, James and Jesse. They cover the leaked Deadpool footage featuring Ryan Reynolds, Age of Ultron news, lots of SDCC stuff, a strange Spider-Man statue in Korea, other Spider-Man news, Flash, Gotham, Mad Max: Fury Road, Sinister 6, Wonder Woman, Dwayne Johnson and even a little bit about Agent Carter. It’s a jam packed movie and tv discussion episode.

Coffee with Kenobi:A Cup of Clone Wars – The Disappeared Parts I & II” features special guests Laird Malamed (Indy Cast) and Chris Hamilton (Star Wars Kidscast) as they cover the Jar Jar/Mace episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season Six. From Mace’s treatment of Jar Jar, the music, Mother Talzin and all the Indy nods, they cover a wide range of topics. Fun discussion to check out.

Full of Sith: Episode LXXVII is a great show features guests Dan and Cory from Coffee with Kenobi. The whole gang weighs in on Star Wars Rebels, Kevin Kiner, Greg Weisman and even some Leia discussion. Lots of great topics and definitely worth checking out.

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Drew Karphshyn on ‘The Scorched Earth’

August 15, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Interview, Random House | Leave a comment
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the-scorched-earth-by-drew-karpyshynNext week Drew Karpyshyn’s new original fantasy novel The Scorched Earth will hit stores in paperback and digital formats. This will mark the second book in The Chaos Born Trilogy, and having already read an early copy, fans are in for a lot of fun. We managed to interview Drew about the book, covering the structure of the story, the evolution of the characters, a few hints at what readers can expect to see but all spoiler free. Click here to read the full interview.

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Around the Web

August 15, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Conventions, Events, Interview, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Art News

  • The next issue of Star Wars Insider will feature an excerpt for A New Dawn along with three new illustrations by Doug Wheatley.
  • The cover art for Nemesis Games, the next book in The Expanse series, has been revealed.

Convention & Event News

  • Gen Con is August 14 through 17 in Indianapolis, IN. Star Wars guests include author Michael A. Stackpole and Troy Denning (Troy’s schedule).
  • ComiCONN is August 15 through 17 in Bridgeport, CT. Star Wars guests include Ray Park and Ryder Windham.
  • Hollywood Show is August 15 through 17 in Rosemont, IL. Star Wars guests include Bai Ling.
  • Horror Realm is August 15 through 17 in Pittsburgh, PA. Star Wars guests include Felix Silla.
  • “The Crow” Stars Bai Ling Live is August 16 at Hollywood Palms in Naperville, IL.
  • FantastiCon is August 16 in Hull, England. Star Wars guests include Toby Longworth.
  • Hero Fest is August 16 through 17 in Woodbridge, ON. Star Wars guests include Alan Flyng and Pam Rose.
  • Daniel Wallace will be in Eden Prairie, MN on August 17th for a book signing at Barnes & Noble for Star Wars: The Bounty Hunter Code.
  • Drew Karpyshyn will be in Austin, TX for The Scorched Earth book signing at Barnes & Noble on August 19th.
  • Chicago Comic Con is August 21 through 24 in Rosemont, IL. Star Wars guests includeJames Marsters.
  • CharFest is August 22 through 24 in Bournemouth, England. Star Wars guests includeJohn Chapman and Derek Lyons.
  • RushCon 2014 is August 22 through 24 in Toronto, ON. Star Wars author Kevin J. Anderson will be there.
  • Who-Con 2014 is August 23rd in Lincoln, England. Star Wars guests include Nick Joseph and Peter Roy.
  • Collectormania is August 23 through 24 in Glasgow, Scotland. Star Wars guests includeKenny Baker, Mark Capri, Alan Flyng, Julian Glover, Angus MacInnes, John Mortonand David Prowse.
  • Timothy Zahn will be in Atlanta, GA on August 28 for the A Call to Duty book launch party at the Westin.
  • Fan Expo Canada is August 28 through 31 in Toronto, ON. Star Wars guests include Ray Park and Tabitha St. Germain.
  • Dragon Con is August 29 through September 1st in Atlanta, GA. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson, David Farland (aka Dave Wolverton), Christie Golden (click here for her schedule), Christopher Golden, Rebecca Moesta, John Ratzenberger, Michael A. Stackpole,John StockerSam Witwer and Timothy Zahn.
  • Sheffield Film & Comic Con is August 30 through 31 in Sheffield, England. Star Wars guests include Paul Blake (Sunday only), Jeremy Bulloch, Ian Liston and John Morton.

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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Podcasts in Review

August 14, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Bombad Radio: Episode 161 starts off with an unboxing of Dungeons & Dragons Next, flows into a con report of SDCC 2014, then jumps into the main feature: an interview with actor Adam Lazarre-White who voiced Jacob in the Mass Effect series. Adam talks about he got into acting, his early career in soap opera, moving into voice acting, the differences between roles, identifying scenes, being the character, and even basing Jacob on Han Solo. Kind of a neat interview and worth listening to if you’re a Mass Effect fan or interesting in acting and voice acting.

Coffee with Kenobi: Episode #22 includes some feedback on the Star Wars Rebels trailer out of SDCC 2014, some comments on the X-wing revealed in the Force for Change video, and the usual “Expresso Shot” from the Bearded Trivia hitting film news including Jurassic World. Consetta Parker stops by to talk about the upcoming Rancho Obi-Wan Gala, and they interview author Ian Doescher. Ian talks about the William Shakespeare Star Wars books, finding the right voices for the characters, and even shares what he’s working on next. Lot of goodness packed into this one episode, so be sure to check it out.

Special Edition: Coffee with Kenobi Discusses SDCC 2014” includes their thoughts on the Star Wars Rebels preview clips and the character of the Inquisitor. Then they with special guest Jeff McGee (Assembly of Geeks) about SDCC and collectibles. Jeff’s always a fun guy to listen to and Star Wars Rebels and SDCC make good discussion topics. Another good one to add to your playlist.

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Podcasts in Review

August 7, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Assembly of Geeks:Looking Back on Comic-Con & Looking Forward to the Quest” gives a recap of SDCC from the Wonder Woman reveal to the Flash pilot and everything else. Justin Cavender joins them to talk about being at the con and some of the panels. They also play some clips of interviews with the producers of The Quest, talk about Robert Downey Jr. doing Iron Man 4, Dwayne Johnson possibly being in Shazam, and the J.J. Abrams Force for Change video.

Big Pop Fun: Episode #104 features an excellent interview with legendary stuntman Ted White. Ted has some great stories. He talks about working with John Wayne, what he was like, being Wayne’s stuntman and doing movies like Rio Bravo and Hatari. In fact Ted has some pretty wild stories about Hatari. He also talks about actors Ben Johnson and Jeff Bridges, his work on Fast and the Furious, and training stuntmen. Excellent interview that provides some insight on Hollywood, stuntmen and some legendary actors.

Bombad Radio: Episode 158 features their interview with voice actor Bill Ratner. Let me just say that this one has some good stuff. Bill talks about doing narration, voice over, impressions, there’s lots of joking around and Bill is just a funny guy. He’s also a great storyteller. He talks about his work for the old G.I. Joe cartoon and his newer work like Mass Effect. It’s a very enjoyable episode and the kind of show anyone can listen to and have fun, no matter what your fandom. I recommend checking it out, it’s another one of Bombad Radio’s priceless interviews.

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Around the Web

August 1, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Del Rey, Interview, Movies, Random House, Regular Feature, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond. A lot of videos and a bit more from SDCC 2014 that’s worth checking out.

Book News

  • Jawa James (Club Jade) interviewed authors Adam Bray (which you can watch here) and John Jackson Miller (which you can watch below) at SDCC 2014.

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Interview with Michael A. Stackpole on ‘The Crusader Road’

July 31, 2014 at 6:55 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Interview | Leave a comment
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We caught up with author Michael A. Stackpole to talk about his latest novel Pathfinder Tales: The Crusader Road. Mike talks about how he got the project, working with the characters and mentions what he’s working on next. Plus, if you’re a fan of The Crown Colonies series, Mike has some very good news. Click here to read our interview.

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Podcasts in Review

July 31, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Disney, Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Assembly of Geeks: “The Evil Spielberg Pic & The San Diego Comic-Con Preview” episode starts off pretty fast with a lengthy audio clip from one of the Guardians of the Galaxy trailers. Everyone is pretty excited for this one. They also cover a picture of Steven Spielberg that made the rounds on Facebook and garnered some ridiculous comments, plus they talk about the stuff that will be happening at SDCC. Yeah, it being post-SDCC now, I hit this one a little late, but it’s still worth a listen. Beyond SDCC, they touch on a new Heroes tv show and Kevin Smith’s reaction to the Episode VII set.

“The New Thor, Captain America & Turtle That Are Also Ninjas” episode covers the usual recent geeky news. This one in particular discusses Marvel’s move to a female Thor in the comics, a new Captain America, who is voicing the Inquisitor in Star Wars Rebels, Once Upon a Time and Agent Carter updates, and other headlines. The main part of the show features guest Ryan Hurley for a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles discussion. I haven’t been following the movie closely, so it was kind of humorous to hear all the rumors and announcements that have come and out and been contradicted. If you plan on seeing the movie, this is a great episode to get caught up on without having any of the movie spoiled.

Coffee with Kenobi: Book Chat with Jeffrey Brown covers his latest books Goodnight Darth Vader and Jedi Academy: Return of the Padawan, as well as his previous Star Wars books and a little on what he’s working on next (Jedi Academy Book 3 and The Force Darth Vader). Jeffrey talks about his creative process, working with the editors on the books, and where he draws his inspiration from. It’s a really good interview and something Jeffrey Brown fans won’t want to miss.

Disney Vault Talk: The Dumbo Episode may start out with listener feedback, but Steve and Teresa cover all the aspects of the movie in the main discussion. They have history, fun facts and lots of commentary on one of Disney’s shortest animated films. Plus there’s also some news on casting for The Jungle Book, and premiere dates for the news seasons of Once Upon A Time, and Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. News aside, the main draw here is the Dumbo discussion. This is a movie I haven’t seen since I was a kid, and after hearing their discussion, I’m drawn to wanting to watch the film again, this time with an adult’s perspective. One thing I’m learning from Disney Vault Talk is that old Disney films certainly hit hard with the nostalgia factor. There’s something about wanting to revisit those movies of your childhood.

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Around the Web

July 25, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Conventions, Events, Interview, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond including Star Wars panels and signings at San Diego Comic Con 2014.

Comic News

  • Bleeding Cool is reporting that Marvel will be doing two Star Wars monthly series and a Prince Leia comic. If this rumor is true, we might get confirmation at the Marvel: Women of Marvel panel which is Sunday 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM in Room 5AB.
  • Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko will be doing a new sci-fi series for Image Comics called Invisible Republic. You can check out their interview right here.

Convention & Event News

San Diego Comic Con has arrived and today is Star Wars day. Here’s a list of the Star Wars panels for today. Continue Reading Around the Web…

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