Around the Web

September 19, 2014 at 9:29 am | Posted in Comic Books, Conventions, Episode VII, Episode VIII, Events, Interview, Marvel, Movies, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News, trailers | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond. Lots of cool stuff this week from the return of Darth Revan, new Episode VII pics and rumors, plus some cool movie trailers.

Book News

  • You can listen to an audio excerpt from James Luceno‘s upcoming book Tarkin over on Random House’s product page. Just click on the audiobook tab.

Comic News

Convention & Event News

  • Bewitched Fan Fare 2014 is September 17 through 20 in Los Angeles, CA. Star Wars guests include David Ankrum, Felix Silla.
  • GrandCon Gaming & Comics Convention is September 19 through 21 in Grand Rapids, MI. Star Wars guests include Jeff Dee, Dave Dorman, Jeff Grubb, Mark McKenna.
  • Fiction Meets Reality is September 19 through 21 in Speyer, Germany at teh Technik Musuem Speyer. Star Wars guests include Jeremy Bulloch, Daniel Logan.
  • Kentucky Star Wars Collectors Club Fall Festival is September 20 in Lexington, KY at Faith Lutheran Church, 1000 Tates Creek Rd. from Noon to 6:00 PM.
  • Rose City Comic Con is September 20 through 21 in Portland, OR. Star Wars guests include Cam Clarke.
  • RocCon is September 19 to 21 in Rochester, NY. Star Wars guests include Bonnie Piesse, Jeremy Barlow, Corrina Bechko, and Gabriel Hardman.
  • Autographica is September 19 through 21st in Birmingham, England. Star Wars guests include Kenny Baker, Jeremy Bulloch, Rusty Goffe, David Prowse.
  • Cincinnati Comic Expo is September 19 to 21 in Cincinnati, OH. Star Wars guests include Peter Mayhew, Tim Rose, John Morton, Dickey Beer, Daniel Logan, David Michael Beck, Joe Corroney, Mark McHaley.
  • Vampire Ball is September 26 to 27 in Birmingham, England. Star Wars guests include James Marsters.
  • Courts Celebrities FanFest is September 26 through 27 in Burbank, CA. Star Wars guests include Kathleen Gati.
  • Alamo City Comic Con is September 26 through 28 in San Antonio, TX. Star Wars guests include Tom Kane, Hal Rayle, George Takei.
  • The Pittsburgh Comicon is September 26 to 28 in Monroeville, PA. Star Wars guests include Orli Shoshan, Christian J. Simpson.
  • Stoke Con Trent is September 28 in Stoke-On-Trent, England. Star Wars guests include Paul Blake, Chris Bunn, Laurie Goode, Garrick Hagon, Alan Harris, Barrie Holland, Derek Lyons, Cathy Munroe, Chris Parsons, Toby Philpott, Marc Silk.
  • Star Wars Day is October 4 at Discovery World in Milwaukee, WI. Star Wars guests include Dave Dorman.

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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John Jackson Miller Q&A

September 18, 2014 at 5:14 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Events, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Del Rey is running a John Jackson Miller Q&A on Twitter and Facebook. Just use the hashtag #AskJJM on Twitter or head on over to their Facebook page to leave your question. You have until September 24 to enter your questions. Whether it’s about his latest book A New Dawn or just a Star Wars question in general, it’s all fair game.

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Essential Guide to Warfare Author’s Cut Part 12

September 18, 2014 at 5:08 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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essential-guide-to-warfareJason Fry and Paul Urquhart complete their twelve part series on the cut material from Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare. with part 12 “Tales of the New Republic“.

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The Star Wars Art of Ken Kelly

September 18, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars, The Roqoo Depot Galleria | Leave a comment
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There are many Star Wars artists who have contributed to the franchise. From movie posters to concept artists, and of course, comics. One comic artist who caught my attention is Ken Kelly. Ken is reknown for his fantasy paintings. Studying under Frank Frazetta, Ken’s style is reminiscent of that same style of painting. Throughout his career, he’s done artwork for magazines, book covers, record albums, toy manufacturers, and comics.

For Dark Horse, he did the covers for Star Wars: Republic: Prelude to Rebellion, Outlander, and Boba Fett: Enemy of the Empire. With those 18 covers, he left his mark by portraying Ki-Adi-Mundi, Tusken Raiders, Boba Fett and Darth Vader.

To showcase his wonderful artwork, the Roqoo Depot Galleria present the Star Wars art of Ken Kelly. Continue Reading The Star Wars Art of Ken Kelly…

Databurst From the 501st

September 17, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from September 17 through 23rd. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

September 17

  • UK Garrison will be in Northampton for The Cube Disability Day Centre Visit.

September 18

  • Central Garrison will be in Papillion, NE for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.
  • Garrison Carida will be in Mechanicsburg, PA for the Cub Scout 279 Pack Meeting.
  • Japanese Garrison will be in Sapporo, Hokkaido for the 23rd Greenbird Volunteer Cleanup.

September 19

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Kansas City, MO for the FHS Star Wars Weekend at the Legoland Discovery Center from September 19 to 21st.
  • Central Garrison will be in Hastings, MN for Charity-Con at the National Guard Armory.
  • Empire City Garrison will be in Babylon, NY for the Cub Scout Pack Night.
  • Excelsior Garrison will be in Rochester, NY for RocCon from September 19 to 21st.
  • Garrison Excelsior will be in Rochester, NY for RocCon from September 19 to 21st.
  • Midwest Garrison will be in Merrillville, IN for Ramencon.
  • Ohio Garrison will be in Cincinnati, OH for the Cincinnati Comic Expo from September 19 to 21st.
  • Old Line Garrison will be in Timonium, MD for Brick Fest Live from September 19 to 22nd.
  • Redback Garrison will be at Yeppon Beach Day Out.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Mission Viejo, CA for the Tom Angleberger book signing at the Mission Viejo Library from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

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Monday Funny: It’s Not a Party without a Pony

September 15, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Conventions, Humor, Monday Funny, Star Wars | Leave a comment

There’s a reason Dragon Con is the premiere place to cosplay. Only there will you find things like this.

Or, of course, Facebook. Feel free to join the community. Around here, everyone can let their geek flag fly, no matter what strange flavor it may be.

Just don’t let Jeremy Bulloch catch you.

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Around the Web

September 12, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Fantasy, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Television | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Kevin Hearne‘s short stories “The Demon Barker of Wheat Street” and “The Chapel Perilous” are now available as standalone digital stories.

Comic News

  • Dave Dorman is running a really good deal on his Wasted Lands Omnibus and throwing in all kinds of extras. Head on over to his website to check it out. Just $50 for the 152 page signed hardcover omnibus, a preview edition of Red Tide, and a limited edition art print.

Convention & Event News

  • Montreal ComicCon is September 12 to 14 in Montreal, QC. Star Wars guests include Katee Sackhoff.
  • Richmond Comic Con is September 12 to 14 in Richmond, VA. Star Wars guests include James Marsters.
  • Fanboy Expo is September 12 through 14 in Tampa, FL. Star Wars guests include Erik Bauersfeld, Tim Rose.
  • HawaiiCon is September 12 through 15 in Kohala Coast, HI. Star Wars guests include Cree Summer.
  • Alpha: 2014 – The UK Chrysalis is September 12 to 15 in Peterborough, England. Star Wars guests include Pam Rose.
  • Le Salon des Geek is September 13 in Lorraine, France. Star Wars guests include Alan Flyng, Andy Herd.
  • Oz Comic Con Sydney is September 13 through 14 in sydney, Australia. Star Wars guests include Jim Cummings.
  • Bewitched Fan Fare 2014 is September 17 through 20 in Los Angeles, CA. Star Wars guests include David Ankrum, Felix Silla.
  • Fiction Meets Reality is September 19 through 21 in Speyer, Germany at teh Technik Musuem Speyer. Star Wars guests include Jeremy Bulloch, Daniel Logan.
  • Rose City Comic Con is September 20 through 21 in Portland, OR. Star Wars guests include Cam Clarke.
  • RocCon is September 19 to 21 in Rochester, NY. Star Wars guests include Bonnie Piesse.
  • Autographica is September 19 through 21st in Birmingham, England. Star Wars guests include Kenny Baker, Jeremy Bulloch, Rusty Goffe, David Prowse.
  • Cincinnati Comic Expo is September 19 to 21 in Cincinnati, OH. Star Wars guests include Peter Mayhew, Tim Rose.
  • Vampire Ball is September 26 to 27 in Birmingham, England. Star Wars guests include James Marsters.
  • Courts Celebrities FanFest is September 26 through 27 in Burbank, CA. Star Wars guests include Kathleen Gati.
  • Alamo City Comic Con is September 26 through 28 in San Antonio, TX. Star Wars guests include Tom Kane, Hal Rayle, George Takei.
  • The Pittsburgh Comicon is September 26 to 28 in Monroeville, PA. Star Wars guests include Orli Shoshan, Christian J. Simpson.
  • Stoke Con Trent is September 28 in Stoke-On-Trent, England. Star Wars guests include Paul Blake, Chris Bunn, Laurie Goode, Garrick Hagon, Alan Harris, Barrie Holland, Derek Lyons, Cathy Munroe, Chris Parsons, Toby Philpott, Marc Silk.

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

September 11, 2014 at 10:49 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 163 is their interview with Nobility producer E.J. De La Pena and Assassin’s Creed voice actor Cas Anvar. E.J. talks about his Star Trek project Nobility, which I’m not familiar with, so it was kind of interesting. The Cas Anvar interview, however, was a lot more interesting. It’s a very casual interview covering voice acting, cons, fans and gaming. Worth checking out.

Episode 164 features an interview with Star Wars puppeteer Tim Rose who talks muppets, The Dark Crystal, The Return to Oz, Doctor Who, Star Wars, animatronics (and how that term began), practical effects, CGI, Jim Hensen, George Lucas, Howard the Duck, and more. Great interview with a nice discussion of the various projects Tim has worked on.

Coffee with Kenobi: A Cup of Clone Wars “The Lost One” episode features guest Bryan Young as they cover the Sifo Dyas arc and go into some deep Star Wars topics for some juicy discussion. Excellent episode and I highly recommend checking it out.

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The Dark Ink Star Wars Alliance

September 11, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Art, Collecting, Star Wars, The Roqoo Depot Galleria | Leave a comment

Dark Ink is running a special Star Wars Alliance timed release featuring prints by artists like David Rabbitte, Dave Nestler, Gary Shipman, Jerry Vanderstelt, Tim Proctor, James Silvani, Peter Ferk, Steve Anderson, Joe Corroney, Brian Miller, Cat Staggs, Jason Reed, Brent Woodside, Kayla Woodside, Charity Wood, Chris Trevas, Brian Rood and Mike Kungl. Running from September 5 to 15th, you can check out and purchase the prints on darkinkart.com. Below you can check out the full array of prints.
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Databurst From the 501st

September 10, 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 September 10 through 16th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

September 11

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Warrensburg, MO for UCMO Get the Red Out at the University of Central Missouri from 3:00 to 6:00 PM.
  • Capital City Garrison will be in Ottawa, ON for the South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre Community BBQ from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.
  • Central California Garrison will be in Sacramento, CA for Crocker-Con at the Crocker Art Museum from 5:00 to 9:00 PM.
  • German Garrison will be in Solingen at Sdpark for Star Wars on the second hand shop from Noon to 4:00 PM, and in Brakeler Forest for the Trike Ride for Lebensverkrzend Ill Children in Essen.

September 12

  • Badlands Garrison will be in Kamloops, BC for Attack-X 2014 from September 12 to 14th.
  • Garrison Carida will be in Lancaster, PA for Star Wars Night with the Barnstormers from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Clipper Magazine Stadium.
  • Garrison Excelsior will be in Verona, NY for Scare-A-Cuse at Turning Stone Casino from September 12 through 14th.
  • Midwest Garrison will be in Schaumburg, IL at the Legoland Discovery Center from September 12 through 14th.
  • Polish Garrison will be in Chrzanów for Atacon 2014 from September 12 to 14th.
  • Redback Garrison will be at the Southport School fundraiser.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Ventura, CA for Central Coast Comic Con from September 12 through 14th.

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