‘A New Dawn’ Roundup

September 5, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment
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Here is a roundup of all the reviews, interviews and more for John Jackson Miller’s A New Dawn.

Reviews

Interviews

Misc.

If you haven’t ordered A New Dawn yet, you can head on over to Random House’s official book page which includes excerpts, purchase links and more for the hardcover, audiobook and digital versions. You can also check out author John Jackson Miller’s website Faraway Press for all his latest news and events.

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Podcasts in Review

September 4, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Random House, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review. For those looking for John Jackson Miller interviews, you’re in luck, as they’re are plenty (though more to come).

Coffee with Kenobi: Book Chat with John Jackson Miller covers his new Star Wars novel A New Dawn which stars two of the main characters from the upcoming television series Star Wars Rebels. They cover the outreach of the book, going after old and new fans alike, the timing of the project, where Kanan and Hera are at this point in their lives, and more. As always, the hosts put together a great interview with excellent questions and good production quality.

Disney Vault Talk: The Saludos Amigos episode covers a Disney movie I’ve never seen. It’s a collection of shorts woven with some documentary footage to create a highlight piece for South America during a time when the US was vying for allies in WWII. As usual, Teresa shares some fun facts and trivia that sheds new light on the films and the company that made them. Together, Steve and Teresa give a nice feel for what the film is like and what it accomplished. For someone like me who isn’t very well versed in the Disneyverse, they do a great job of offering insight and provoking interest. If you like Disney or are just interested in the subject, be sure to give this one a try.

Fangirls Going Rogue: Episode #10 features special guest Steve Glosson, which means you’re in for a treat. They start out with listener feedback and a very nice discussion on cosplay and fandom. They get into their recommended episode picks for Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Steve talks about how his Star Wars fandom began, what he feels is the most underrated thing in Star Wars (Hayden Christensen), they cover some Star Wars Episode VII news, and the character discussion this month is Chewbacca which leads to lots of fun conversation. A great episode all around.

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Our Interview with John Jackson Miller

September 2, 2014 at 12:05 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, Random House, Star Trek, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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In celebration of the new release of A New Dawn, we sat down with author John Jackson Miller to talk about the book, the characters, and the new state of canon. John also talked about his upcoming novel Star Trek: The Next Generation – Takedown and his new Overdraft short story that will be featured in the anthology Apollo’s Daughters.

Click here to download and listen.

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Around the Web

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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