Tags: Star Wars Celebration
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Tags: celebration anaheim
Star Wars Celebration Anaheim kicks off tomorrow and will run for four days of non-stop Star Wars awesomeness. Many people are already lining up for the J.J. Abrama/Kathleen Kennedy The Force Awakens panel line. While I won’t be partaking in that bit of fan zeal, I am in Anaheim and I have scoped the convention center out. One things for certain, this place is big.
Alas there’s not a lot to do at the convention yet, but that will change tomorrow. For now, I’m just enjoying Anaheim. I’ve taken a walk around the city, chowed down and In-and-Out Burger (which is delicious by the way, I highly recommend the animal style burger), and had to chance to say to Dave Filoni who still thinks he’s invisible without his cowboy hat.
With the weather being so nice, I’m about to head out to Disneyland and put a cap on day one. Tomorrow I’ll be posting a recap for the first day of Celebration, so be sure to check it out to get a taste of the convention experience.
Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
Tags: Ashley Eckstein, chris trevas, greg weisman, lin zy, randy martinez
Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review. I’m putting this one out a day early since I’m heading out to Star Wars Celebration. Enjoy!
Bombad Radio: Episode 193 features Jeremiah and guests Jesse and Amanda as they discuss Neil Blomkamp and his Aliens sequel. They also talk about District 9, Prometheus, Alien 3, Alien vs. Predator and Alien vs. Predator: Requiem. They had a good topic for the episode, sadly it didn’t turn out the best. The audio is very weird (which Jeremiah apologizes for) which makes it kind of hard to listen to and enjoy. While I didn’t really agree a whole lot with their thoughts on the movies, I did appreciate their discussions of the comics as I haven’t checked those out.
Coffee With Kenobi: Episode #34 starts with some Rogue One discussion, a dose from the Bearded Trio, and then segues into their main topic with is a very fun conversation with the hosts of Skywalking Through Neverland. Sarah and Richard talk about how they met, how they got started in podcasting, and the extents of their Star Wars fandom. The episode wraps up with some listener feedback, and puts a bow on another great episode.
Fangirls Going Rogue: Episode #18 covers Rogue One, their Celebration shirts, shoutouts, and what panels and events they have going on at Celebration. Then they talk with Ashley Eckstein about Ahsoka, Her Universe and Celebration. Amy Ratcliffe comes on to talk a little about Celebration, and they finish things off with a character discussion on bounty hunters and Cad Bane. Another awesome episode with great guests and great discussion. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…
Tags: princess leia
Princess Leia #3 is out today from Marvel.
Princess Leia #3 (of 5)
Writer: Mark Waid
Artist: Terry Dodson
Cover Artist: Terry Dodson
Leia’s mission leads to the underground world of Sullust! The Empire’s forces are on her trail and gaining! Join the galaxy’s toughest Princess on a quest to save her people!
Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99
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Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from April 15 to April 21st. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.
- Austria Garrison will be in Anaheim, CA for Star Wars Celebration from April 16 to 19th.
- Badlands Garrison will be in Anaheim, CA for Star Wars Celebration April 16 to 19th, and in Calgary, AB for the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo from April 16 to 19th.
- Bast Alpha Garrison will be in Anaheim, CA for Star Wars Celebration April 16 to 19th.
- Canadian Garrison will be in Anaheim, CA for Star Wars Celebration April 16 to 19th.
- Carolina Garrison will be in Anaheim, CA for Star Wars Celebration April 16 to 19th.
- Central California Garrison will be in Anaheim, CA for Star Wars Celebration April 16 to 19th.
- Diamond Garrison will be in Anaheim, CA for Star Wars Celebration April 16 to 19th.
- Garrison Excelsior will be in Anaheim, CA for Star Wars Celebration April 16 to 19th.
- Great Lakes Garrison will be in Anaheim, CA for Star Wars Celebration April 16 to 19th.
- Mountain Garrison will be in Anaheim, CA for Star Wars Celebration April 16 to 19th.
- Nordic Garrison will be in Anaheim, CA for Star Wars Celebration April 16 to 19th.
- Old Line Garrison will be in Frederick, MD for Fandom Night at Calvert Library from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.
- Redback Garrison will be in Anaheim, CA for Star Wars Celebration April 16 to 19th, and at Gold Coast Supanova 2015.
- Southern California Garrison will be in Anaheim, CA for Star Wars Celebration April 16 to 19th.
- UK Garrison will be in Garrison will be in Anaheim, CA for Star Wars Celebration April 16 to 19th.
Tags: the black series
Judge me by my size, do you? Yoda may be the smallest figure in The Black Series 6 inch lineup, but he’s pretty cool. Below you’ll find our complete review of this diminutive yet awesome figure and with tons of pics.
By command of Lord Vader, the Empire has invaded Los Angeles, CA as they begin their push toward Anaheim.
Brought to life by visual artist Kaipo Jones, and audio mix by Luke Bechthold.
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Tags: dark disciple, greg rucka, incursion, shattered empire, tim lebbon
Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond with plenty of Star Wars Celebration Anaheim coverage.
Star Wars Celebration Anaheim is next week and book lovers will definitely want to catch up with their favorite authors. Here is a list of their convention schedules.
- Jason Fry
- Christie Golden
- Drew Karpyshyn
- John Jackson Miller
- James Luceno
Thursday (5:00-6:00 PM) Signing at Mysterious Galaxy
Friday (4:00-5:00 PM) Signing at Mysterious Galaxy
Saturday (11:00 AM-12:00 PM) Signing at Mysterious Galaxy
Saturday (2:30-3:30 PM) Panel: Star Wars at Del Rey, Behind-The-Scenes Stage
Saturday (6:30-7:30 PM) Writing Workshop, Star Wars University (Room 206AB)
Sunday (1:00-2:00 PM) Signing at Mysterious Galaxy
- Alan Dean Foster
Friday (6:00-7:00 PM) Signing at Del Rey Booth
Saturday (10:00-11:00 AM) Signing at Del Rey Booth
Sunday (10:00-11:00 AM) Signing at Del Rey Booth
Sunday (11:30 AM-12:30 PM) Panel: Novelizing of Star Wars, Behind-The-Scenes Stage
Tags: bonnie burton, chris dee, Freddie Prinze Jr, john jackson miller, karen hallion, matt busch, Shea Standefer, takedown, victoria sampson
Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.
Assembly of Geeks: “Movies The Ruin Childhoods” kicks off with Amy’s report from Paleyfest including stuff on Outlander, Flash, Arrow and Tron. As an aside, I’m kinda surprised by how apathetic they were toward Tron: Legacy. Scott hasn’t seen it, Jeff didn’t like it, and Amy is the only one who did enjoy it. I, on the other hand, really enjoyed the new Tron. Beyond that, they also talk about Guardians of the Galaxy and Groot’s aversion to dancing in front of Drax, Agent Carter comments about the future, J.J. Abrams’ comments, the 20 new books for Journey To Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: Aftermath, and the female Ghostbuster movie. Their main discussion is on whether movies can ruin your childhood and the use of phrase as of late, which is an interesting topic. They also touch on whether or not we’re heading for a superhero burnout.
“Our Very Own Marvel Civil War” starts off with a discussion of Pixels and the recently released trailer before heading into a March Madness tournament discussion for Marvel characters. They start out with a bunch of character, have them face off against each other, then each hosts/guest says which one should win. Whoever gets the most votes proceeds to the next round until there’s an ultimate victor. I have to be honest, it runs a bit long. At first it was neat, but as it dragged on, the discussion struggled to keep my interest. I think it might have worked better as a smaller segment spread out over several episodes rather than doing it all at once.
“Fish’s End, Leia’s Story & Supergirl’s Costume” begins with some discussion on the new Avengers trailer, the Groot comic, and thoughts on Gotham and Toy Story 4. Then they have guest Jenna Busch on to talk about Princess Leia #1, and guests Andy Behbakht (The Flash Podcast) and Rebecca Johnson (Supergirl Radio) to talk and speculate about The Flash television show and the upcoming Supergirl show. I didn’t enjoy this episode as much. For starters, Princess Leia #1 was one of the worst Star Wars comics I’ve read in a while so there was a disconnect there. That in turn wasn’t helped too much by their next guests as I haven’t watched The Flash. Wasn’t a whole lot for me to connect with on this episode. However, if you enjoyed Princess Leia #1 and are a fan of The Flash, you’ll probably enjoy it. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…
Tags: aftermath, canon, journey to the force awakens
The State of the EU
According to Disney, the old Star Wars Expanded Universe, the vast wealth of stories, comics and novels, are all a part of Legends now. Moving forward, books and comics are a part of canon. So far we have seen Del Rey and Marvel both take their their first steps in the realm of canon with A New Dawn, Star Wars, Tarkin, Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Heir to the Jedi and Kanan: The Last Padawan. These tentative first steps have tread lightly on the expanded universe we used to know. However, this Fall, that will all change with the Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
It was first announced on EW.com and followed up by further announcements on StarWars.com that the lead up to the release of The Force Awakens would be preceded by over 20 new books. From sticker books for kids to a new adult novel from Del Rey, the publishing lineup is all a part of their Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens campaign. Among those involved are Marvel, Del Rey, DK Books, Studio Fun International, Egmont UK, Topps, Phoenix International Publications, Disney-Lucasfilm Press and Disney Publishing Worldwide.
At first, book lovers rejoiced at the initial announcement, “Twenty new books!” Then reality and the details dawned on us. Yes, 20 new books, but really it’s just two new Marvel comics and one new Star Wars novel with a few extra young reader stories that may or may not be of interest to adult readers. I don’t think there are too many people excited by new sticker books or look and find books.
So, what does Aftermath have in store for us? What will it mean for Star Wars readers? And how will it affect Legends? Continue Reading Ewok Corner: The State of the EU…