Book Giveaway: Signed Copy of ‘A New Dawn’

June 26, 2015 at 1:00 am | Posted in Books, Star Wars Books, Contest, Del Rey, Star Wars, Random House | 9 Comments
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Want a free autographed paperback copy of John Jackson Miller’s A New Dawn? Then leave a comment on this post telling us who your favorite Star Wars Rebels character is. Contest is open to all United States residents and the winner will be announced Monday June 29th.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

June 26, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Interview, Marvel, Movies, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Toys | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Drew Karpyshyn‘s A Minor Malevolent Spirit is now available in print format.
  • Timothy Zahn‘s Wayward Pines prequel novella is up for pre-order.
  • The Champions of Aetaltis: A Heroic Fantasy Anthology Kickstarter was successfully funded. For those who participated, you can look forward to new stories by Richard Lee Byers, Elaine Cunningham, Erin M. Evans, David Farland, Ed Greenwood and Michael A. Stackpole.
  • The upcoming Star Wars Trilogy book release now has a cover. The 688 page paperback will encompass all three original trilogy novelizations and will be out September 1, 2015.
  • You can check out a 60 page preview of Star Wars: Dark Disciple by Christie Golden over on Penguin Random House’s official website. Just click on the book cover for the “Look Inside” option. It includes the first six chapters and one page of chapter seven. Dark Disciple will be out July 7th.
  • Jedi-Bibliothek has an update on upcoming book page numbers with some confirmation from Jennifer Heddle. It looks like Claudia Gray’s Lost Stars is going to be a lengthy novel running in at 560 pages.
  • As previously revealed, we’ll be getting a visual dictionary and an incredible cross sections book for The Force Awakens in December, but now we’ll also be getting a character anthology according to a new listing in edelweiss.

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Podcasts in Review

June 25, 2015 at 12:01 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. It’s a shorter one as I’m catching up from my vacation last week, but we’ll be back in the swing of things next week.

80’s Reboot Overdrive Podcast: James Kahn Interview is a good one to listen to. James has been making the rounds lately with podcast interviews, and this one, while covering some familiar ground, also breaks into some new territory. It’s a good interview with good hosts, excellent sound quality and a lot of Goonies focus.

Fangirls Going Rogue: Episode 20 includes news highlights, Star Wars Weekends coverage with audio clips and interviews with Steve Blum and Daniel Logan, a special discussion on their ten favorite Star Wars musical moments, and a character discussion on Barriss Offee. Great episode.

Full of Sith: Episode CXIX is hosted by Mike and Bryan with special guest Holly Frey as they talk about legendary actor Christopher Lee who recently passed away. They cover a little bit of everything, from his role in Star Wars, to Lord of the Rings and his Hammer Films work. Entertaining as always, this is a good one to check out.

RebelForce Radio: Episode 6.19.2015 has Star Wars Weekends coverage with Jimmy Mac and Steve Glosson as they talk with James Arnold Taylor, Ashley Eckstein, Taylor Gray and Ray Park, do the RebelForce Radio listener meetup, recount their Star Tours and Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular experiences and more. Definitely a fun episode to listen to.

Episode 6.12.2015 they cover some Star Wars book release dates, Jimmy discusses why he stopped reading Heir to the Jedi, they play Steve Glosson’s great Star Wars parody song of Nickleback’s “Rockstar”, they cover the upcoming mobile game Star Wars Uprising, the Han Solo bombshell from Marvel, and movie rumors. Lots of stuff packed into this one.

Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 82 features guest Kevin Reitzel for Star Wars Weekends #3 coverage then shifts to Christopher Lee highlights, history and audio clips. As a big fan of Christopher Lee, I really enjoyed this episode. From his early career to his upcoming, unreleased work, they cover it all. Highly recommend it, and it goes great with the Full of Sith Christopher Lee episode, so be sure to double up.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Star Wars Comic Releases

June 24, 2015 at 5:17 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Out today from Marvel is some cover variants for the fourth printing of Darth Vader #2, the third printing of Darth Vader #3, the third printing of Darth Vader #4, and the fifth printing of Star Wars #2.

 

 

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Databurst From the 501st

June 24, 2015 at 4:56 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 June 24 to June 30th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

June 25

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Cameron, MO for the Summer Reading Program Heroes event at Cameron Public Library from 1:30 to 2:30 PM.
  • Star Garrison will be in New Caney, TX for Tullis Library Comic Con.

June 26

  • Bloodfin Garrison will be in Indianapolis, IN for Indy Pop Con from June 26 to 28th.
  • Mountain Garrison will be in Cheyenne, WY for the Relay for Life at South High School from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
  • UK Garrison will be in Loughborough for the Holywell Primary Summer Fair from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, and in Leicester for the Natwest T20 Blast at the Leicestershire County Cricket Club from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

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Comic Review: ‘Kanan – The Last Padawan #3′

June 24, 2015 at 4:51 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Catching up on comic reviews, Kanan – The Last Padawan #3 steps things up with great artwork and storytelling. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Marvel Star Wars Solicitations for September 2015

June 23, 2015 at 5:50 pm | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Marvel has released their comic solicitations for September 2015. Here’s the Star Wars rundown.

 

Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Shattered Empire #1 (of 4)

Writer: Greg Rucka
Artist: Marco Checchetto
Cover Artist: Phil Noto
Variant Covers: Movie photo variant cover, Marco Checchetto variant cover, hyperspace variant cover, blank variant cover

For the first time in the new Star Wars canon, journey with us into the time after the end of Return of the Jedi! Writer Greg Rucka (PUNISHER, WOLVERINE, Gotham Central) and artist Marco Checchetto (AVENGERS WORLD, PUNISHER) take us past the destruction of the second Death Star into the chaos of a Shattered Empire.

Release Date: September 2, 2015
Details: 32 pages, Rated T+, $3.99 Continue Reading Marvel Star Wars Solicitations for September 2015…

Databurst From the 501st

June 17, 2015 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 June 17 to June 23rd. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

June 18

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Merriam, KS for KVC Foster Kids at Antioch Park from 4:30 to 7:00 PM.
  • Carolina Garrison will be in Cary, NC for the Weird Al concert at Koka Booth Amphitheatre Cary from 8:00 to 11:00 PM.
  • Star Garrison will be in Houston, TX for Cosplay Night at Space Center Houston.

June 19

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Jefferson City, MO for Cosplacon 2015 and in Kansas City, KS for Star Wars Night at the KC TBones at Community America Ballpark from 5:00 to 10:00 PM.
  • Carolina Garrison will be in Charlotte, NC for the Weird Al concert from 8:00 to 11:00 PM, and in Charlotte, NC for HeroesCon at the Charlotte Convention Center from June 19 to 21st.
  • Midwest Garrison will be in Loves Park, IL for the Rockford Aviators baseball game.
  • Mountain Garrison will be in Colorado Springs, CO for Wounded Warrior Project Star Wars Night at DoubleTree by Hilton from 6:30 to 9:00 PM.
  • Northern Darkness Garrison will be in Fort Wayne, IN for Star Wars Night with the TinCaps.
  • Ohio Garrison will be in Kirtland, OH for the Landon Pettrey Cut-a-thon/Kirtland Strawberry Festival.
  • Old Line Garrison will be in Washington D.C. for Capital City Con from June 19 to 21st, and in Baltimore, MD for the One Man Star Wars Trilogy at the Baltimore Soundstage from 7:00 to 10:00 PM.
  • Star Garrison will be in Cypress, TX for Spillane Middle School Jedi Academy.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Lancaster, CA for Star Wars Night with the Jethawks.
  • UK Garrison will be in Leamore for the Brass Wars Concert from 7:00 to 9:30 PM at Forest Arts Centre, and in London for the Space Spectacular at Royal Albert Hall from June 19 to 20th.

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Around the Web

June 12, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Collecting, Conventions, Events, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Toys | 1 Comment

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

Book News

  • You can read the first 50 pages of Christie Golden’s Dark Disciple here.
  • Champions of Aetaltis has a kickstarter for a short story anthology featuring authors such as Michael A. Stackpole, David Farland (aka Dave Wolverton), Elaine Cunningham, Ed Greenwood, Erin M. Evans and Richard Lee Byers.
  • Silence in the Library Publishing has a kickstarter for a short story anthology called Monsters. It features authors such as Aaron Allston, Michael A. Stackpole, and Timothy Zahn.

Comic News

  • Marvel will be having some comic delays in July pushing many previously announced Star Wars titles to August release dates.
  • Jedi News also has a rundown on Marvel Star Wars titles that will be getting more reprints.

Convention & Event News

StarWars.com has a look at what Star Wars events will be happening at San Diego Comic Con. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Podcasts in Review

June 11, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Bombad Radio: Episode 198 is hosted by Jeremiah and James as they cover topics like Rogue One and an X-Wing being launched into space. Then they break to Jason and a Star Wars Celebration Anaheim recap he did while at Anaheim with some friends. It’s a little noisy, and sometimes a lot noisy. It also goes on for some length as they ambitiously try to cover everything. Then they switch back to James and Jeremiah for more Star Wars discussion before Jeremiah switches over and talks with Jason about the Seattle Star Wars costume exhibit. Lastly they got back to James and Jeremiah for a little speculation on when we might see a full trailer for The Force Awakens. The episode covers a lot, but it might not be to everyone’s liking.

Fly Casual: Episode 40 is their Memorial Day episode featuring some extra friends as they all gather together in person for the episode. It leads to some extra goofing around, lots of jovialness, and even some Star Wars. This is their news and toy report episode so they do touch on some Star Wars news and they have a short collecting segment that’s actually pretty cool.

Full of Sith: Episode CXVII features Bryan, Mike and special guest Dunc (Club Jade) as they talk The Force Awakens, Rogue One, Rebels, Zahn pronunciations, a rumor about a Shadows of the Empire sequel, and the reveal of Serkis’ character name Snoke. There’s a little bit of everything in this episode. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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