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April 18, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Events, Interview, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Books News

  • Star Wars author Kevin Hearne has finished off his untitled Luke Skywalker novel which will be the third book in the Empire and Rebellion series. So far, that book has a tentative January 2015 release date.
  • Author Tim Lebbon did a nice interview with SF Signal you can check out here. It covers his latest novel, Coldbrook.
  • Random House now has a new page for a William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Trilogy: The Royal Box Set. No details yet, but collector’s will definitely want to keep an eye out for this one.
  • And over on edelweiss and Rebels Report, they’ve revealed some covers for the Star Wars Rebels books.

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May 4th Rebels Sneak Peak

April 14, 2014 at 4:47 pm | Posted in Events, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment

star-wars-rebels-promoSweeties Freebies is reporting that there will be a sneak peak of Star Wars Rebels at a Million Dollar Arm premier event in Los Angeles, Ca.

Okay, now that you are up to speed, there is no slowing down. I’m going to be coming at you like a fastball with all kinds of awesomeness from LA. Not only will we be attending the Red Carpet Tailgate Premiere of Million Dollar Arm, we will also be partaking in some lightsabericious fun during a dinner and exclusive sneak peek of Star Wars Rebels that will be coming to Disney Channel and Disney XD this Fall! You now what’s pretty sweet? It will be happening on Star Wars Day, May 4th! :D

Thanks to Rebels Report for catching the news!

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

More Rebels at Wondercon

April 14, 2014 at 4:13 pm | Posted in Conventions, Events, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment

vanessa-marshallJoining Dave Filoni at WonderCon this weekend will be Star Wars Rebels voice actor Vanessa Marshall, the voice of Hera. Click here to check out the official announcement.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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April 11, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Conventions, Detours, Episode VII, Events, Fantasy, Movies, Rumor, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Television, Toys | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Books News

  • Suvudu has a 50 page preview of Troy Denning‘s latest book The Sentinel which takes place in the Forgotten Realms.
  • Star Wars: Kenobi by John Jackson Miller has been nominated for the 2014 Scribe Awards Speculative Novel Original category.
  • The Dance Like A Monkey kickstarter is raising money to benefit author CJ Henderson. The anthology will include short stories by authors such as Timothy Zahn, Kevin J. Anderson, Rebecca Moesta, Michael A. Stackpole, and even Ed Greenwood.
  • Star Wars author Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff was interviewed as part of an article on religious themes in science fiction films. It’s kind of interesting and worth a look.

Convention & Event News

Here’s a list of upcoming conventions and events this month. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Podcasts in Review

April 10, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Assembly of Geeks: Their “Superman Dies and Kermit is Framed” episode covers a little bit of Superman as they talk about the 1992 graphic novel The Death of Superman and whether DC should use that in their next movie. From there, they delve into the idea of television shows with movie endings before getting into some serious Muppets talk with special guest Ryan Dosier. It’s an entertaining episode and I really enjoyed the Muppets discussion.

The “Getting Inside Batman’s Head” episode changes gears as they dive into the Dark Knight. This is a really meaty episode as they cover some very cool insights into the character that is Batman with their special guest Dr. Travis Langley. If you’re a Batman fan, you will not want to miss this one.

Bombad Radio: Episode 135 continues their EU book series by covering some of the more prominent tie-in books for the Original Trilogy era. This includes a book-by-book breakdown of the Han Solo Trilogy written by A.C. Crispin, an overview of Shadows of the Empire by Steve Perry and some discussion of the Bounty Hunter Wars and Tales of anthologies. The Han Solo Trilogy gets focused on the most, and for good reason: it’s a great series. There are a few minor audio problems in this episode, but it’s still a good one to check out for those interested in the EU books set around the original films. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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April 4, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Around the Web, Comic Books, Conventions, Dark Horse, Events, Humor, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Television | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Comic News

  • Star Wars fans looking to branch out might want to try Deep Gravity which will be written by Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman (Star Wars: Legacy). CBR has an interview with creators plus a look at the interior art.

Convention & Event News

  • Odyssey Con is this weekend in Madison, WI. Star Wars author Troy Denning will be there. You can check out Troy’s schedule below.

Friday

  • 5:30pm The Walking Dead: Where’s the Love?
  • 8pm Opening Ceremonies


Saturday

  • 10am Firefly: Why is it so Shiny?
  • 1pm-2:30 Guest of Honor Book Signing
  • 2:30 Editors Agents and Publicists, Oh My!
  • 4pm Writer’s Workshop
  • 7-8pm Dinner with Master of Ceremonies/Con Chair
  • 8pm Guest of Honor Presentation/Speeches


Sunday

  • 10am When to Quit the Day Job
  • 11:30am True Blood
  • Gem City Comic Con is in Dayton, OH this weekend. Star Wars artist Joe Corroney will be there.
  • WonderCon Anaheim runs April 18-20, and of great importance to Star Wars fans, there will be a Star Wars Rebels panel. Star Wars guests in attendance at the con include Katie Cook, Tommy Lee Edwards, Paul Gulacy, Mike Mayhew and Gabriel Hardman (Saturday only).

Behind the Scenes of Star Wars Rebels

Members of the cast and crew of Star Wars Rebels present an exclusive look at the highly anticipated television series. Star Wars Rebels is set between Episodes III and IV, and it is a dark time in the galaxy. In the spirit of the original trilogy, the Empire is once again the preeminent villain of the saga, and Star Wars Rebels puts the might of Imperial forces in the spotlight. Produced by Lucasfilm Animation and featuring many of the key talents from the Emmy Award-winning Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels is scheduled to premiere this fall as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel; it will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world.

Saturday April 19, 2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Room 300AB

  • Jedi News has a rundown on upcoming Rebel Legion UK events this month.

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March 28, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Dark Horse, Events, Interview, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Video Games | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Joining the list of “Untitled” Star Wars books is “Untitled Star Wars Book #3″ (via edelweiss) which is set for a January 13, 2015 release (352 pages, hardcover). This is most likely Kevin Hearne‘s untitled Luke Skywalker novel, the third book in the Empire and Rebellion series. No blurb or description is given for the book. As for the other two “Untitled” Star Wars books, there is still no new updates, however they are not the Star Wars Rebels original novels, as those two have separate listings.
  • Tim Lebbon‘s Mannequin Man and the Plastic Bitch is now available as an eBook.

Comic News

  • Predator and Alien fans can check out some sneak peaks at Dark Horse’s upcoming content. Bleeding Cool has an interview with Scott Allie and Joshua Williamson featuring artwork from the Predator comic, and CBR has an interview with Chris Robertson featuring artwork from the Aliens comic.

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Podcasts in Review

March 27, 2014 at 12:05 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

501stCast: Episode 80 is a bit of a short episode. Ed Cook fills in for Scott Allen as co-host, and this show focuses on 501st Legion troop reports and upcoming events. Nice to hear that the Legion had some pretty good charity success at Toronto Comic Con with over $6,000 raised with shoot-a-trooper. Good podcast to check out if you want to keep up to date on Legion news.

Assembly of Geeks:Grumpy Gamorrean Godzilla” covers a variety of geeky topics which a focus on television and film news and rumors. Lots of entertaining discussion, and I really enjoyed their gag with the giant Gamorrean trampling Mos Eisley. Good way to stay up on tv and movie news for sci-fi and superhero stuff.

Bombad Radio: Episode 131 has a nice interview with Star Wars voice actor David Ankrum who voiced Wedge in Star Wars: A New Hope. It’s a very upbeat interview as David talks about his job in Star Wars, the other film work he’s done, and how he transitioned into writing and working as a talent agent.

Episode 132 is hosted by Jeremiah and Jason and begins their discussion of the novels of the Star Wars Expanded Universe. Tearing apart and assigning praise, the hosts ambitiously go through nearly every Star Wars novel to give listeners and overview of the EU and what’s to come. In future episodes, they’ll be diving into deeper discussion on specific books, but in this episode they touch on all of them. If you’ve already the books, you may not agree with all their opinions, but I have to give them props for actually discussing each one and giving new readers an idea of what to expect. This would be an excellent episode to listen to if you’re new to the EU and would like a crash course on the books.

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Dave Filoni Talks The Clone Wars Season 6

March 18, 2014 at 10:51 am | Posted in Interview, Star Wars, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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Dave Filoni talked with IGN about some of the most important issues in Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 6. He touched on Order 66, the Yoda arc and even the significance of the banking clans and Palpatine.

Also in this arc, Palpatine gets the banks all underneath him to fund massive operations like building a Death Star, showing Imperialism take over — because ultimately we had discussed where, at the time Palpatine aligns all of these banks underneath him in the Republic with no oversight, that’s basically when the Empire is really formed. Everything after that becomes a matter of just toppling certain dominoes that are in his way, but once he has that kind of power, he’s pretty unstoppable to do what he wants. So it’s actually a really important story arc in the whole scope of Star Wars, and I know a lot of fans want the whole mythic aspect of the dark versus light, and we had sufficient note of that with the whole Yoda arc, so I thought that doing this other arc, which was very important to George, about how these politics that we see in the Prequels, how they all line up in the end, turned out to be a pretty exciting arc. Plus, I got Embo in there. I added a big snow chase just to keep the kids awake if the whole banking thing wasn’t working out for them, because I know it’s a challenge. We try to balance those things these days. But directorially, it was really exciting to tell something that was so different and off the norm for us.

Click here to read the full interview.

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March 14, 2014 at 8:03 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Dark Horse, Detours, Events, Interview, Marvel, News, Regular Feature, Rumor, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond. Be sure to check out the book and comic news. Random House has revealed two new Star Wars books and a bunch of Star Wars comic trade paperback collections for October.

Book News

  • Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void had it’s UK release yesterday, so Star Wars fans across the pond can dig into Tim Lebbon’s enjoyable launch to the beginning of the timeline. Tim has a list of retailers on his website if you need to check them out.
  • Jeffrey Brown has a new book coming out this week: Kids Are Weird. Similar to Darth Vader and Son and Vader’s Little Princess, it features full color artwork with one page comic bits. You can check Amazon’s page which has the look inside option to get a better idea.
  • Random House has updated their product page with two new Star Wars books. Unfortunately, there’s not much info on either. Simply called “Untitled Star Wars #1 by Ballantine” and “Untitled Star Wars #2 by Ballantine“, they’re both listed at 256 pages and have ISBN numbers. The #1 has a September 2 release date and #2 has a November 4 release date. This corresponds somewhat with the mysterious Amazon listing Knights Archive spotted last month for a Jedi Academy Trilogy by Ballantine. Could this mean a shift from Del Rey back to Ballantine for the Star Wars adult novel line?
  • Star Wars artist Dave Dorman is doing a new G.I. Joe art book. You can check out the details here along with a link for orders.

Comic News

  • According to Bleeding Cool, Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso, along with several other reps, visited Lucasfilm last week for some Star Wars discussions. Rumor has it that there will be a “couple monthly series”. Nothing official, but it’s an interesting rumor.
  • Random House has also updated their product page with some new comic trade paperbacks. There’s Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir (October 14), Star Wars: Rebel Heist (October 21), Star Wars Volume 4: A Shattered Hope (October 28), Star Wars Legacy II Volume 4: Empire of One (October 28), and Star Wars Volume 3: Rebel Girl (October 14).

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