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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Databurst From the 501st

September 3, 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 3 through 9th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

September 3

  • UK Garrison will be in Leicester for the NSC Computer Science Conference.

September 4

  • Timberline Garrison will be in Salt Lake City, UT for Salt Lake Comic Con from September 4 through 6th.

September 5

  • Central California Garrison will be in Reno, NV for The Great Reno Balloon Race from 6:00 to 9:00 AM at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park.
  • FanWars Garrison will be in Brussels, Belgium for Fête de la BD from September 5 through 7th.
  • Great Lakes Garrison will be in Dearborn, MI for the Dearborn Geek Festival.
  • Redback Garrison will be at the 2014 Beaudesert Show.

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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.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Book Review: ‘A New Dawn’ by John Jackson Miller’

September 2, 2014 at 12:03 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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star-wars-a-new-dawn-sdcc-2014-promo-coverThe long wait is over and it’s a new beginning. A New Dawn represents the first book in the new canon of Star Wars, and it’s also an introduction to two of the stars of Star Wars Rebels. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release: ‘A New Dawn’ by John Jackson Miller

September 2, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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A New Dawn by John Jackson Miller is out today in hardcover, audio and digital formats.

“The war is over. The Separatists have been defeated, and the Jedi rebellion has been foiled. We stand on the threshold of a new beginning.”—Emperor Palpatine

For a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights brought peace and order to the Galactic Republic, aided by their connection to the mystical energy field known as the Force. But they were betrayed—and the entire galaxy has paid the price. It is the Age of the Empire.

Now Emperor Palpatine, once Chancellor of the Republic and secretly a Sith follower of the dark side of the Force, has brought his own peace and order to the galaxy. Peace through brutal repression, and order through increasing control of his subjects’ lives.

But even as the Emperor tightens his iron grip, others have begun to question his means and motives. And still others, whose lives were destroyed by Palpatine’s machinations, lay scattered about the galaxy like unexploded bombs, waiting to go off. . . .

The first Star Wars novel created in collaboration with the Lucasfilm Story Group, Star Wars: A New Dawn is set during the legendary “Dark Times” between Episodes III and IV and tells the story of how two of the lead characters from the animated series Star Wars Rebels first came to cross paths. Featuring a foreword by Dave Filoni.

Click here to check out the official Random House page for the book which includes excerpts, purchase links and more. For those near Grand Chute, WI, author John Jackson Miller and the 501st Legion’s Wisconsin Garrison will be at Barnes & Noble for the A New Dawn book signing. You can check out the details here.

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New Dawn Countdown – Complete!

September 1, 2014 at 3:42 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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John Jackson Miller’s A New Dawn is out tomorrow. To bide you over for the wait, here is a full rundown of all of John Jackson Miller’s tweets for his #NewDawnCountdown full of trivia and hints at what’s in store.

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Monday Funny: ALS Roundup

September 1, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Charity, Humor, Monday Funny, Star Wars | Leave a comment

The ALS ice bucket challenge has helped raise money and awareness for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease). It’s also provided some very funny videos of celebrities getting splashed with freezing cold water by their friends and family. So how about a roundup of all the Star Wars videos?

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Happy Birthday, Timothy Zahn

September 1, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Birthday, Books, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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timothy-zahn-2014-funnyToday we wish a very happy birthday to Star Wars author Timothy Zahn. To stay up to date on the latest Zahn news, be sure to follow him on Facebook. Tim will be at Geek Fan Expo (Sept. 5-7 in Detroit, MI), Fen Con (Sept. 26-28 in Dallas, TX), Necronomicon (Oct. 3-5 in Tampa, FL), Tyler Rose City Comic Con (Oct. 25-26 in Tyler, TX) and Honorcon (Oct. 31-Nov. 2 in Raleigh, NC).

Be sure to check out his latest books Soulminder and A Call to Duty co-written with David Weber.

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Happy Birthday, Steve Perry

August 31, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Birthday, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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steve_perry_2013Today we wish a happy birthday to Star Wars author Steve Perry. You can stay up to date with Steve’s latest books and travels via his blog Old Enough to Know Better.

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50 Page Preview of ‘A New Dawn’

August 29, 2014 at 11:16 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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As part of Suvudu’s 50 Page Fridays” feature, today they are previewing the first 50 pages of John Jackson Miller’s A New Dawn which will be out in hardcover, digital and audio formats on September 2nd. Click here to check out the preview.

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