Around the Web

January 23, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Events, Interview, 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.

Book News

  • Cover reveal for Jeffrey Brown’s next Star Wars book The Phantom Bully.

Award-winning author/illustrator Jeffrey Brown returns for the third installation of the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling series Star Wars: Jedi Academy!

It’s hard to believe this is Roan’s last year at Jedi Academy. He’s been busier than ever learning to fly (and wash) starships, swimming in the Lake Country on Naboo, studying for the Jedi obstacle course exam, and tracking down dozens of vorpak clones — don’t ask. But now, someone is setting him up to get in trouble with everyone at school, including Yoda. If he doesn’t find out who it is, and fast, he may get kicked out of school! Why can’t middle school just be easy. . .

This incredible, original story captures all of the humor, awkwardness, fun, and frustrations of middle school — all told through one boy’s comics, journal entries, letters, sketches, e-mails, and more.

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Podcasts in Review

January 22, 2015 at 12:02 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

After Buzz:Path of the Jedi” episode features special guest James Arnold Taylor, the voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi. Hosted by Dillon Chance and Katie Cullen, it’s an interesting review of the episode, but mostly I just enjoyed hearing James’ comments. One really nice treat was when James mentioned that there was originally a pitch done for Star Wars Rebels to sell the show. For that pitch, James did the voice of Kanan, Dee Bradley Baker did the voice of Zeb, and Catherine Taber did the voice of Hera and Sabine. Toward the end of the show, they went into a news and rumors section which I tuned out on as I’m still trying to avoid The Force Awakens spoilers, but there’s plenty of warning so no need to worry about accidentally getting spoiled.

Bombad Radio: Episode 183 kicks off with a tough questions – which five expanded universe novels would you make canon? After that, Jeremiah and Jason interview author Walter Jon Williams who talks about his start in historical fiction, his extensive travelling, doing Star Wars, the research involved, what events had to be in the book, rejected ideas that would have explained why Jedi couldn’t marry, coming up with the Sword of the Jedi idea, as well as working on movies and video games and differences between the mediums. It’s a nice interview that helps shine a light on part of the EU and gives fans a better idea about Destiny’s Way and the author behind it.

Fangirls Going Rogue: Episode #15 reveals their newest member, Sarah Woloski, thus creating the fangirl trifecta of awesomeness. Seriously, these are my three favorite female podcasters and now they’re all in one show. A listener could not ask for more (…well maybe one more, Amy Ratcliffe). In this episode they talk about the runDisney Star Wars Half-Marathon, the Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars and the Power of Costume Smithsonian touring exhibit, Tricia mentions and interview she did with Star Wars writer Tish Pahl, they talk about Sabine sketchbook artist Annie Stoll, and they have a character discussion focusing on Luke Skywalker. Lots of fun and plenty of great topics. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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January 16, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Conventions, Events, Movies, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Trailer | 1 Comment

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

Convention & Event News

  • Magic City Comic Con is January 16 to 18 in Miami, FL. Star Wars guests include Jim Cummings, Tom Kane and Greg Weisman.
  • Rustycon is January 16 to 18 in Seattle, WA. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • Daniel Logan will be at Heroes & Fantasies in San Antonio, TX on January 17 for a signing.
  • Peter Mayhew, Margo Apostolos and Mike Quinn will be at Madness Games & Comics in Plano, TX for a signing.
  • Hollywood Show is January 23 to 25 in Los Angeles, CA. Star Wars guests include Femi Taylor.
  • Portland Comic Con is January 23 to 25 in Portland, OR. Star Wars guests include Katee Sackhoff, Paul Gulacy and Michael Golden.
  • South Texas Collectors Expo is January 24 to 25 in Laredo, TX. Star Wars guests include Paul Blake, Mark Dodson and Peter Mayhew.
  • Salt Lake Comic Con is January 29 to 31 in Salt Lake City, UT. Star Wars guests include Carrie Fisher.
  • SFBall 21 is February 6 to 8 in Southampton, England. Star Wars guests include Julian Glover.
  • Madison Comic Con is February 6 to 8 in Madison, WI. Star Wars guests include Michael Golden, James Marsters, Billy Dee Williams.
  • Shock Pop Comiccon is February 13 to 15 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Star Wars guests include Mike Deodato Jr., Greg Land, Hal Rayle, Ben Templesmith.
  • Farpoint is February 13 to 15 in Baltimore MD. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • Gallifrey One is February 13 to 15 in Los Angeles, CA. Star Wars guests include Burn Gorman, Garrick Hagon, Deep Roy, Greg Weisman.
  • Indianapolis Comic Con is February 13 to 15 in Indianapolis, IN. Star Wars guests include John Tyler Christopher, Michael Golden, Jake Lloyd, James Marsters.
  • CifiMad is February 20 to 22 in Fuenlabrada, Spain. Star Wars guests include Angus MacInnes.
  • Cleveland Comic Con is February 20 to 22 in Cleveland, OH. Star Wars guests include Michael Golden, Tony Isabella, James Marsters, John Sloboda.
  • The Official Xena Convention is February 20 to 22 in Burbank, CA. Star Wars guests include Adrienne Wilkinson.
  • Con Nooga is February 27 to March 1 in Chattanooga, TN. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • Culture Shock is February 27 to March 1 in Indianapolis, IN. Star Wars guests include Alan Harris, Daniel Logan, Cathy Monroe, John Mortan, Chris Parsons.
  • Pensacon is February 27 to March 1 in Pensacola, FL. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson, Jeremy Bulloch, Olivia d’Abo, Dave Dorman, Julian Glover, Barbara Goodson, John Hudgens, Felix Silla, Carel Struycken, David Warner.
  • The Scandinavian Sci-Fi, Game & Film Convention is February 28 to March 1 in Malmo, Sweden. Star Wars guests include Ray Park.
  • Long Beach Comic Expo is February 28 to March 1 in Long Beach, CA. Star Wars guests include Greg Weisman and Brian Wood.
  • This one is a ways off, but worth planning for, the Joliet Public Library Annual Star Wars Day, which will be June 6 in Joliet, IL and will include Star Wars guests Joe Corroney, Dave Dorman and John Jackson Miller.

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Podcasts in Review

January 15, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Movies, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Bombad Radio: Episode 182 starts out with Jeremiah and Zach talking about tv shows and Nobility. Then they break to their interview with Adrienne Wilkinson who talks about Xena: Warrior Princess, The Force Unleashed, voice work, acting, and Sam Witwer’s impressive knowledge of Star Wars. It’s a nice interview with some good behind-the-scenes looks at various shows and Star Wars projects.

Coffee With Kenobi: Show #29 is a look back at 2014 with special guest Rob Wainfur (The Bearded Trio). Together they recap their year in Star Wars, their guests, interviews and major events of the year. If you’ve missed any episodes, this is a great way to find out what you need to go back and listen to.

Full of Sith: Episode XCVIII Bobby, Bryan and Amy share what they’ve been up to, before Bobby moves things along to a variety of topics, keeping the pace moving, and the discussion flowing. They touch on Gary Whitta leaving the Star Wars standalone movie, their thoughts on Star Wars Rebels “Path of the Jedi”, the fates of Kanan and Ezra, who Fulcrum might be (Leia or Ahsoka?), whether Kanan is really a Jedi cowboy, whether Hera has been pushed to the side, the impact of Yoda, new The Force Awakens casting leaks, the actors from The Raid, and movie posters. Great episode covering a lot of ground. A nice burst of Star Wars. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Podcasts in Review

January 8, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Bombad Radio: Episode 181 starts with a quick chat on 2015 before heading into their interview with Tim Veekhoven who talks about his journey in Star Wars fandom and how it led to him being a writer for StarWars.com and starting the Belgian Star Wars fan club TK-421. It’s an interesting interview. English is a second language for Tim, but he’s very easy to understand, and he brings a very eye opening viewpoint on what Star Wars fandom is like for international fans, especially in countries where English is not the native language. For that aspect alone, it’s worth a listen.

Coffee with Kenobi: A Cup of Clone Wars with Tom Kane features a nice interview with Star Wars: The Clone Wars Yoda voice actor Tom Kane. Tom talks about his career in Star Wars voice work, voicing Yoda, working on TCW and with George Lucas and Dave Filoni, and he even touches a little on Star Wars Rebels. The audio is a little rough as there is a lot of off and on background noise–which is common in Tom Kane interviews–but it’s still a good one and worth checking out.

Episode #28 has some discussion of The Force Awakens character names, an interview with Thomas Riddle and Wes Dodgens of Star Wars in the Classroom, some fun news in the Bearded Trio segment, and Steve Sansweet stops by to talk about the Rancho Recruiter program and share his thoughts on The Force Awakens. Kind of cool to hear Steve’s thoughts on TFA. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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January 2, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Toys | 1 Comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond kicking off the new year!

Comic News

  • Edelweiss has listings for two new Star Wars Legends Epic Collections from Marvel: The New Republic Volume 1 (featuring comics by Timothy Zahn, Michael A. Stackpole, Steve Perry, John Wagner, Carlos Ezquerra, Ron Randall, Kilian Plunkett and John Nadeau) and The Old Republic Volume 1 (featuring comics by John Jackson Miller, Brian Ching, Travel Foreman, Dustin Weaver and Harvey Tolibao). Release dates are May 26, 2015 and June 16, 2015 respectively. They’re even up for pre-order on Amazon (The New Republic, The Old Republic).
  • There are also listings for Marvel’s Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope Remastered Edition (May 12, 2015) and Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Remastered Edition (August 11, 2015) which feature the original artwork from #1-6 and #39-44 but recolored.
  • Comic Book Resources has a preview of Star Wars #2.

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Podcasts in Review

January 1, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | 1 Comment

Kicking off the new year, here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Assembly of Geeks:Looking Back at a Geeky 2014” includes their thoughts on the Fall 2014 tv shows like Blacklist, Revenge, Goldbergs, Gotham, Star Wars Rebels, Arrow, Flash and Sons of Anarchy. They don’t go too in depth on any of them but they do touch on them and their general thoughts. They talk about the Topps style release of The Force Awakens character names, they cover the female Ghostbuster cast rumors, the idea of a Batman dream sequence for Dark Knight Rises, Marc Singer coming to Arrow, and their favorite Geek movies of the year. Plus there’s their good bye segment to Tricia as this is her last episode. Certainly a great episode to check out.

Bombad Radio: Episode 180 is a team gathering as they get everyone together for a Christmas-cast. They talk all things geek and Star Wars, from director cuts vs theatrical releases, to film scores and who their favorite The Force Awakens characters will be. It’s a fun episode. The audio starts out a little rough for the first couple minutes but clears up after that, so stick with it. They also preview a little bit of the next release of their Zillo Rising audiodrama.

Coffee With Kenobi: Legends Library’s “Dark Force Rising” episode covers the book with an extensive overview of the plot, great for anyone who hasn’t read the book and is looking to find out what it’s about. The hosts work well together and keep things interesting. If you’re looking for an EU book podcast, this one is worth tuning into. After their overview of the book, they consider the qualifications of a recommended reading list and ask listeners what they think the standards should be. Personally, that’s always a hard question to answer as everyone’s reading habits are different. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Podcasts in Review

December 25, 2014 at 12:00 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.

501stCast: Episode 86 features an interview with David Collins on The Comlink, audio of George Lucas discussing his museum, and the usual roundup of troop reports. Even if you’re not looking to catch up with what the 501st is up to, this episode is worth checking out for the David Collins interview. All the troop reports are in the later half of the show if you’re looking to skip them. Personally, I kinda like hearing the troop reports as it’s a good way to stay in touch with what’s going on with the Legion.

Assembly of Geeks:More Star Trek, Hunger Games & Geek Gifts” covers some trailer discussion of Terminator: Genisys, Admiral 80’s thoughts on The Force Awakens teaser trailer, Star Trek 3 discussion, Hunger Games origin stories, movie awards, geek gift ideas, fun with tractor beams, and an introduction to Tricia’s replacement, Amy Marie.

Bombad Radio: Episode 179 features a nice interview the Mark Newbold. Mark talks about getting into fandom, running websites like Lightsaber and now Jedi News, his thoughts on Marvel getting the license for Star Wars back, and other Star Wars topics. Mark is humble as always and it’s a good interview. If you’re a fan of Radio 1138 or visit the site Jedi News UK, you should check out the episode as it’ll give you a better idea of who Mark is and what he and James Burns have accomplished. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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December 19, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Episode VII, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Toys | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • The kickstarter for Athena’s Daughters 2 is up and running. Authors in this anthology include Tiffani Angus, Antha Ann Adkins, Sarah Brand, Elizabeth Bridges, Megan Chee, Liz Colter, Janice Croom, Ellen Goodlett, Emily Lavin Leverett, Alison J. McKenzie, Megan O’Russell, Tish Pahl, Carrie Ryan, Rori Shay, and Tess Tabak with a line-up of additional authors as part of their stretch goals.

Comic News

  • Based on Barnes & Nobles upcoming titles, Marvel will be re-releasing Star Wars comics in digital formats this January (via Jedi News).
  • StarWars.com has a preview of some of the interior art for Princess Leia #1.
  • And while Dave Dorman might not be heading to Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, he’s still canon, this time adding his talents to the array of Marvel Star Wars #1 cover variants. M&M Comics is even running a 50% off sale for pre-orders.

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Podcasts in Review

December 18, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Celebration, Disney, Episode VII, Movies, 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 which includes some catching up and a whole lot of The Force Awakens discussions.

Assembly of Geeks:Legends of the Knight and Cancelling Star Wars” covers the usual range of geeky topics. They talk about the Age of Ultron trailer, the Legends of the Knight Batman documentary, Jeff’s thoughts on the title for The Force Awakens, and other tv and movie news.

The Flash Injuries, The Trailer Disappoints & The Force Awakens” features guest host Bobby Blakey who fills in for Jeff as they talk about the Marvel and DC movie announcements, Big Hero Six, Toy Story 4, favorite animated movies, the cut content for Ernie in Ghostbusters, the physics of the Flash, whether movies trailers show too much or too little, their thoughts on The Force Awakens trailer, and the rumor that Luke might be a bad guy.

Marvel Mayhem: Inhumans, Captain Marvel & More” starts with a LEGO discussion then covers The Flash movie, Supergirl, Terminator: Genisys, other Marvel films as well as more off the wall topics like Star Wars crocs and sarlacc bunt cakes. Fun episode with lots of movie discussion. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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