Star Wars Celebration Artists Revealed

November 20, 2014 at 6:33 pm | Posted in Art, Conventions, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

StarWars.com has revealed the artist lineup for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim.

  • Steve Anderson
  • Drew Baker
  • Lin Zy Busch
  • Matt Busch
  • Jeff Carlisle
  • Jason Christman
  • Jeff Confer
  • Katie Cook
  • Joe Corroney
  • Doug Cowan
  • Mark Daniels
  • Chris Dee
  • Terry Dodson
  • Grant Gould
  • Karen Hallion
  • Scott Harben
  • Stephen Hayford
  • Jessica Hickman
  • Adam Hughes
  • Brandon Kenney
  • Brian Kesinger
  • Lee Kohse
  • Ken Lashley
  • Erik Maell
  • Randy Martinez
  • Brian Miller
  • Jake Murray
  • William O’Neill
  • Jason Palmer
  • Brian Rood
  • Alex Ross
  • Tsuneo Sanda
  • Cat Staggs
  • Shea Standefer
  • Chris Trevas
  • Malcom Tween
  • Jerry Vanderstelt
  • Russell Walks
  • Marc Wolfe
  • Brent Woodside

Sadly, Dave Dorman will not be attendance during this Star Wars Celebration, but you can check out his proposed art piece here. Would have been awesome to see it completed. Hopefully Dave will have another opportunity to do so.

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Databurst From the 501st

November 19, 2014 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 November 19 through 25th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

November 19

  • Alpine Garrison will be in Lindon, UT for the Alpine School District Star Wars Concert from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.
  • New England Garrison will be at LegoLand Adult Night at 7:00 PM.
  • UK Garrison will be at Ayr Campus for the Tommy Gormley Talk at UWS.

November 21

  • Capital City Garrison will be in Ottawa, ON for World Trivia Night at the EY Centre from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
  • Great Lakes Garrison will be in Grand Rapids, MI for Grand Rapids Comic Con from November 21 to 23rd. Star Wars guests include Joe Corroney and Livio Ramondelli.
  • Midwest Garrison will be in Morton, IL for Space Derby.
  • Redback Garrison will be in Bundaberg for the School Formal Escort.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Cerritos, CA for Stuff A Bus at the Los Cerritos Center Mall from 4:30 AM to 6:30 PM.
  • Southern Dewback Garrison will be in Adelaide, Australia for Supanova from November 21 to 23rd.

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Around the Web

November 14, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Television, The Clone Wars, Toys | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars voice actor Stephen Stanton reprised his role of Tarkin for an audio excerpt for James Luceno’s new novel Tarkin. Click here to listen.
  • Stephen King has a new book out this week called Revival.
  • Jason Fry’s The Jupiter Pirates: Hunt for the Hydra came out in paperback. Fans can look forward to the sequel which will be out next month in hardcover.

Convention & Event News

  • Atomacon is November 14 to 16 in North Charleston, SC. Star Wars guests include John Jackson Miller.
  • Bolton Sci-Fi Comic Con is November 15 in Bolton, England. Star Wars guests include Ken Coombs, Alan Flyng, Derek Lyons, Cathy Munroe, Chris Parsons, Pam Rose, Peter Roy, Femi Taylor, Brian Wheeler.

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Databurst From the 501st

November 12, 2014 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 November 12 through 18th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

November 14

  • Carolina Garrison will be in Charleston, SC for Atomacon 2014 from November 14 to 16th (Star Wars guests include John Jackson Miller), and in Raleigh, NC for the North Carolina Symphony Move Music Concert from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.
  • Mexican Garrison will be in León, Fuera de México for Festival Internacional del Globo de León 2014.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Bakersfield, CA for Star Wars Night with the Bakersfield Condors.
  • UK Garrison will be in Peterfield for the Chrismas Light’s Switch On.

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Welcome Home Star Wars! Jaxxon is Back!

November 5, 2014 at 4:27 pm | Posted in Books, Comic Books, Marvel, News, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

SW1VariantWelcome Home Star Wars!      Jaxxon is Back!

Star Wars #1 Party Variant Only Available at Local Comic Shops!

This January, the iconic Star Wars franchise returns to the House of Ideas in grand fashion with the first can’t-miss ongoing series kicking off in STAR WARS #1! Today, Marvel Entertainment and Lucasfilm Ltd. are extremely proud to unveil artist John Tyler Christopher’s STAR WARS #1 Party Variant – featuring none other than the return of Jaxxon! Only available at Star Wars #1 Launch Parties, don’t miss your chance to get your hands on this one-of-a-kind variant cover to one of the biggest issues of the year!

“We couldn’t be happier to have Star Wars comics back at Marvel,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “Star Wars has always been an important part of Marvel’s history and we knew we wanted to honor that legacy with a callback to the original Marvel Comics Star Wars series. We think old and new fans alike will be just as excited as we are to see Jaxxon, even if it’s only for this fun variant cover.”

From the star studded creative team of writer Jason Aaron, artist John Cassaday and colorist Laura Martin comes a brand-new series spotlighting beloved characters from the original trilogy. Taking place immediately after the events of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, follow the continued adventures of Luke, Han, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, Darth Vader and more as the growing Rebel Alliance battles for freedom against the Imperial Forces of the Galactic Empire!

Retailers: Please check upcoming Marvel Mailers for more information about how you can participate in STAR WARS #1 Launch Parties. Retailers are strongly urged to check their orders on this highly anticipated first issue.

STAR WARS #1
Written by JASON AARON
Art by JOHN CASSADAY
Party Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
On Sale in January!

For more on Star Wars please visit marvel.com and join in the conversation on Twitter with #StarWars. To experience Star Wars online, visit StarWars.com or follow Star Wars on Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ or YouTube.

To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook.

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit http://www.marvel.com

 

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Around the Web

October 24, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Interview, Marvel, Movies, News, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys, trailers, Video Games | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • StarWars.com has a small preview of Star Wars Art: Posters. Having just gotten a copy of the book, this is a really cool collection of Star Wars poster art. It’s definitely worth checking out.
  • IGN has a sneak peek at Star Wars Costumes: The Original Trilogy (which will be out October 28).
  • And The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight by Tony DiTerlizzi and Ralph McQuarrie came out this week (Amazon link).
  • Edelweiss now has a listing for Jedi Academy 3. Release date is slated for July 28, 2015. Price is listed at $12.99, hardcover, 176 pages. Here’s the blurb for it…

After last year, Roan will attempt to redeem himself, avoid the Dark Side, be a better student, and a better friend. But as he and his friends deal with substitute teachers, new aliens, more robots, vegan food, braces, final exams, and more middle school awkwardness, will Roan be able to stay the path of the Jedi?

  • They also have listings for a new series of illustrated Star Wars movie trilogy books for younger readers. There’s Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope: Being the Story of Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, and the Rise of the Rebellion by R.J. Palacio with illustrations by Iain McCaig (release date: June 23, 2015, $17.99, hardcover, ages 8 to 12, Disney Lucasfilm Press, 224 pages); Star Wars: Return of the Jedi by Tom Angleberger and illustrations by Iain McCaig (release date: August 18, 2015, $17.99, hardcover, ages 8 to 12, Disney Lucasfilm Press, 224 pages); and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want To Be A Jedi? by Adam Gidwitz and illustrations by Iain McCaig (release date: July 21, 2015, $17.99, hardcover, ages 8 to 12, Disney Lucasfilm Press, 224 pages).
  • Drew Karpyshyn also updated that he’s completed Chaos Unleashed (which won’t be out until July). Drew also revealed he’ll be heading to the Lucca Comics and Games convention in Italy.

Comic News

  • Newsarama has an interview with Kanan: The Last Padawan comic writer Greg Weisman.

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Around the Web

October 17, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Interview, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone 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

Comic News

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Around the Web

October 10, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, Interview, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars, Video Games | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Author James Luceno did an interview with SciFiNow on Star Wars, Tarkin and the new EU.
  • If you missed the Google Hangout with The Sundering authors, you can check it out here. Lineup includes Star Wars authors Troy Denning, Paul S. Kemp and R.A. Salvatore.
  • Club Jade has an exclusive preview of the upcoming Imperial Handbook showing off some starfighters.
  • Random House has updated their product page for Ian Doescher‘s William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Trilogy: The Royal Imperial Boxed Set. They’ve revealed an image which appears to the poster that will come with the box set, and a tease that the cover will be revealed on October 14th. The set itself will be out on October 28th.

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Databurst From the 501st

October 8, 2014 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 October 8 through 14th. Lots to look forward to with Star Wars Reads Day on Saturday. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

October 8

  • New England Garrison will be in South Hadley, MA for the Star Wars: The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight Launch Party at Odyssey Bookshop along with author Tony DiTerlizzi at 6:30 PM.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Cypress, CA for an early Star Wars Reads Day event at the OC Public/Cypress Library from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.

October 10

  • Alpine Garrison will be in Springville, UT for an early Star Wars Reads Day event at the Springville Public Library from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.
  • Carolina Garrison will be in Jacksonville, NC for Star Wars Reads Day at Onslow County Library from 6:00 to 8:30 PM.
  • Central Garrison will be in Sioux Falls, SD for an early Star Wars Reads Day event at Harrisburg Explorer Elementary School from 8:30 to 11:00 AM.
  • Empire City Garrison will be in New York City, NY for New York Comic Con from October 10 through 13th.
  • German Garrison will be in Hagen for Star Wars Reads Day at Comic Centrum from 3:00 to 6:00 PM and in Speyer for Star Wars Reads Day at the Speyer Library.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Lemon Grove, CA for an early Star Wars Reads Day event at Lemon Grove Library from 2:30 to 5:00 PM.
  • UK Garrison will be in Warwick for Newburgh School Star Wars Reads Day.

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Around the Web

October 3, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Interview, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Trek, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Mike Stackpole fans have a lot to look forward to with the upcoming Athena’s Daughters anthology. Mike’s short story has now grown into a full length novella and he’s already planning on turning it into a full length novel at some point in the future. If you checked out our interview with Mike back in July, then you know this story will be set in his Crown Colonies series.
  • The Imperial Handbook is up for pre-order.
  • Star Wars Books released the opening crawl for James Luceno’s Tarkin.
  • Author Kevin Hearne posted an update including upcoming appearances, an Iron Druid eBundle, and a teaser for The Book of Five Meats.
  • Stories of the Raksura: Volume Two by Martha Wells is already up for pre-order over on B&N.
  • Chronicle Books is doing a book giveaway for The Bounty Hunter Code, The Jedi Path, and Book of Sith.
  • FANgirl Blog has an interview with Star Wars author Ryder Windham.

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