Around the Web

July 31, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Fantasy, Interview, Marvel, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Toys | Leave a comment

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

Art News

  • Star Wars artist Randy Martinez posted a nice still shot of his Kylo Ren painting from SDCC.

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  • As well as a nice Leia commission.

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Podcasts in Review

July 30, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Card Trader Illuminerdi: While there’s a handful of Star Wars podcasts I listen to on a regular basis, I try to branch out and listen to new ones every now and then. And yes, I do follow through on suggested ones (so feel free to hit me up with your suggestions). I got a poke on Facebook suggesting I listen to Card Trader Illuminerdy, so I did. First off, these guys live up to their name. They go in deep on the Star Wars Topps Trading App covering new cards, upcoming releases, and even the odds on different cards. Unfortunately if you’re unfamiliar to the trading app (like me) the discussion quickly gets overwhelming. I couldn’t really follow along with a lot of the stuff they were talking about. But, if you’re a big fan of the app, this may be the podcast you’re looking for. It’s certainly the only podcast I’ve heard of focusing on the game, they’ve got a good mix of hosts, good audio quality, and there’s some nice additions of humor and information. In particular, I checked out the July.17.2015 Episode.

Coffee With Kenobi: Coffee Chat with Pablo Hidalgo features a conversation with Pablo covering storytelling, Star Wars, and insight on the story group. I especially enjoyed hearing his comments on how they’re handling Vader as a character. The only downside to the episode is that Pablo’s audio is a little crummy, everyone else is fine. Still worth a listen.

Comic Book Noob: Ant-Man episode is a nice little episode that provides some background on the main characters in the Ant-Man comics, their many iterations, and how it ties into the film. It doesn’t spoil anything and for anyone unfamiliar with Ant-Man (like me) it gives some much needed insight on the character and the series without diving too deep into the subject matter and getting bogged down. It stays light, informational, entertaining, and gives just the right about of info for fans new to the character. I have to say the Comic Book Noob episodes are a great thing to check out. I’m really enjoying them so far.

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Around the Web

July 17, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Events, Interview, Regular Feature, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Kevin J. Anderson and Timothy Zahn will be part of a six author team writing tie-in novellas for Heroes Reborn. The first novella will be out in September.
  • Jedi News provided an update on Roger Christian’s upcoming book Cinema Alchemist. There is currently a crowdfunding project to raise money for a feature film version of his short film Black Angel. Part of the crowdfunding is signed copies of his book. Interesting to see they’re trying to get Rutger Hauer in the film.
  • Edelweiss has some new info on an upcoming Jason Fry The Force Awakens‘ novel.

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Podcasts in Review

July 16, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Big Beautiful Podcast: Episode 18 features an interview with author Christie Golden as they discuss her novel Star Wars: Dark Disciple, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and the prequels. This being my first time listening to this podcast, I was impressed with the sound quality and the hosts had some good questions which makes it worth checking out. I might be listening to some more episodes of this podcasts, especially if I can find some more Star Wars interviews.

Coffee With Kenobi: Rebels Reactions: The Siege of Lothal features Cory, Dan and Jeff as they discuss the episode with a nice, thorough breakdown. There’s a lot of thematic coverage that dives deep into the underlying story and the connective tissue of the premiere. With Cory, Dan and Jeff directing the discussion, it’s a dynamic trio.

Book Chat with Christie Golden has a nice, spoiler light discussion with the author of Dark Disciple. Dan and Cory do a great job as interviewers digging into some good subjects. Definitely a good one to check out.

Episode 39 begins with a donation thing they’re doing. The Bearded Trio provides an update on Jurassic World and the box office records it’s broke along with other Spielberg news. They talk about Star Wars SDCC exclusives before diving into their main topic: the music of Star Wars. For this segment they bring on guest Steve Torok whose music they use for the podcast. Ending things off is some listener feedback. Another great episode for Star Wars fans. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

‘Dark Disciple’ Roundup

July 10, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Television, The Clone Wars | 4 Comments
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Here is a roundup of reviews, interviews and more for Christie Golden’s Dark Disciple.

Reviews

Interviews

Misc.

If you have a review or interview you’d like to share, just leave a link in the comments and we’ll add it to the roundup.

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‘Dark Disciple’ Interview with Christie Golden

July 6, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment

At Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, we were able to interview Star Wars: Dark Disciple author Christie Golden. Below you’ll find our transcript of the interview which covers her familiarity with The Clone Wars, how much of the scripts were utilized, and working with the story group with the new canon.


You’re next book is Dark Disciple, which will be out in July and will be starring Asajj Ventress and Quinlan Vos. Up until this point, you’ve written all post-Return of the Jedi books, and this one will be during The Clone Wars. Did you have to do a lot of research in catching up with The Clone Wars episodes and the comics?

Christie Golden: Yes, I wasn’t familiar with them at all, and I had heard really good things about them, but it just hadn’t been something I’d invested the time in watching at that point. The nice thing about it is that it’s all really self-contained. There’s a finite number of episodes. I started watching it and I absolutely fell in love with it. What a great show. I’ve seen every episode and some of them more than once. Continue Reading ‘Dark Disciple’ Interview with Christie Golden…

Podcasts in Review

July 2, 2015 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.

Assembly of Geeks: The Matrix Ruins, Batman Returns & Dinosaur Rages episode touches on Star Wars collectibles, Agent Carter shirts, the Heroes comic, Independence Day 2, Christopher Lee, Jurassic World, Batman Returns, and The Matrix. Quite the variety of topics.

Taking Over E3 and Preparing for Disneyworld episode features guest Genese Davis who talks about going to E3. They talk about Han having a wife in the Marvel comics, Disney being in negotiations with Ewan McGregor for Star Wars movies, Transformers SDCC exclusives, and some Disney World tips.

Collectors Cast: Episode 9 features a whole lot of Steve Sansweet as he joins James to pretty much co-host much of the show. Steve talks about Rancho Obi-Wan, Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, recent events, and there’s an audio segment from Star Wars Celebration Anaheim where Steve gives an audio tour of the Rancho Obi-Wan experience. After about an hour, Mark comes on and shares an discussion he had with Anton Torres from Fantasy Flight Games. Then Mark and James talk about UK Toy Fair and Nuremberg Toy Fair. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Around the Web

June 26, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Interview, Marvel, Movies, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Toys | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Drew Karpyshyn‘s A Minor Malevolent Spirit is now available in print format.
  • Timothy Zahn‘s Wayward Pines prequel novella is up for pre-order.
  • The Champions of Aetaltis: A Heroic Fantasy Anthology Kickstarter was successfully funded. For those who participated, you can look forward to new stories by Richard Lee Byers, Elaine Cunningham, Erin M. Evans, David Farland, Ed Greenwood and Michael A. Stackpole.
  • The upcoming Star Wars Trilogy book release now has a cover. The 688 page paperback will encompass all three original trilogy novelizations and will be out September 1, 2015.
  • You can check out a 60 page preview of Star Wars: Dark Disciple by Christie Golden over on Penguin Random House’s official website. Just click on the book cover for the “Look Inside” option. It includes the first six chapters and one page of chapter seven. Dark Disciple will be out July 7th.
  • Jedi-Bibliothek has an update on upcoming book page numbers with some confirmation from Jennifer Heddle. It looks like Claudia Gray’s Lost Stars is going to be a lengthy novel running in at 560 pages.
  • As previously revealed, we’ll be getting a visual dictionary and an incredible cross sections book for The Force Awakens in December, but now we’ll also be getting a character anthology according to a new listing in edelweiss.

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Podcasts in Review

June 25, 2015 at 12:01 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. It’s a shorter one as I’m catching up from my vacation last week, but we’ll be back in the swing of things next week.

80’s Reboot Overdrive Podcast: James Kahn Interview is a good one to listen to. James has been making the rounds lately with podcast interviews, and this one, while covering some familiar ground, also breaks into some new territory. It’s a good interview with good hosts, excellent sound quality and a lot of Goonies focus.

Fangirls Going Rogue: Episode 20 includes news highlights, Star Wars Weekends coverage with audio clips and interviews with Steve Blum and Daniel Logan, a special discussion on their ten favorite Star Wars musical moments, and a character discussion on Barriss Offee. Great episode.

Full of Sith: Episode CXIX is hosted by Mike and Bryan with special guest Holly Frey as they talk about legendary actor Christopher Lee who recently passed away. They cover a little bit of everything, from his role in Star Wars, to Lord of the Rings and his Hammer Films work. Entertaining as always, this is a good one to check out.

RebelForce Radio: Episode 6.19.2015 has Star Wars Weekends coverage with Jimmy Mac and Steve Glosson as they talk with James Arnold Taylor, Ashley Eckstein, Taylor Gray and Ray Park, do the RebelForce Radio listener meetup, recount their Star Tours and Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular experiences and more. Definitely a fun episode to listen to.

Episode 6.12.2015 they cover some Star Wars book release dates, Jimmy discusses why he stopped reading Heir to the Jedi, they play Steve Glosson’s great Star Wars parody song of Nickleback’s “Rockstar”, they cover the upcoming mobile game Star Wars Uprising, the Han Solo bombshell from Marvel, and movie rumors. Lots of stuff packed into this one.

Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 82 features guest Kevin Reitzel for Star Wars Weekends #3 coverage then shifts to Christopher Lee highlights, history and audio clips. As a big fan of Christopher Lee, I really enjoyed this episode. From his early career to his upcoming, unreleased work, they cover it all. Highly recommend it, and it goes great with the Full of Sith Christopher Lee episode, so be sure to double up.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

June 5, 2015 at 12:04 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Interview, Marvel, Regular Feature, Star Wars Books, Toys, Video Games | 1 Comment

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

Book News

  • Den of Geek has an interview with Dark Disciple author Christie Golden.
  • Del Rey showed off the back cover of Dark Disciple.

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  • The standalone version of The Imperial Handbook is up for pre-order now on Amazon. It will be out August 11th.

Comic News

  • StarWars.com has a preview of Kanan – The Last Padawan #3.
  • StarWars.com also has an interview with Star Wars comic writer Jason Aaron.

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