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April 24, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Celebration, Comic Books, Conventions, Dark Horse, Episode VII, Events, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars, Toys, Video Games | Leave a comment

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

Book News

Edelweiss has some Star Wars books updates…

Blurb for Lost Stars by Claudia Gray (304 pages, September 4, hardcover)

This thrilling Young Adult novel gives readers a macro view of some of the most important events in the Star Wars universe, from the rise of the Rebellion to the fall of the Empire. Readers will experience these major moments through the eyes of two childhood friends–Ciena Ree and Thane Kyrell–who have grown up to become an Imperial officer and a Rebel pilot. Now on opposite sides of the war, will these two star-crossed lovers reunite, or will duty tear them–and the galaxy–apart?

Star Wars: Lost Stars also includes all-new post-Star Wars: Return of the Jedi content, as well as hints and clues about the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, making this a must-read for all Star Wars fans.

Blurb for Smuggler’s Run by Greg Rucka (240 pages, September 4, hardcover). Continue Reading Around the Web…

Around the Web

April 10, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Celebration, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Television, The Clone Wars, Toys, Video Games | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond with plenty of Star Wars Celebration Anaheim coverage.

Book News

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

And you can find the full, updated list of all author and book events here. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Podcasts in Review

November 27, 2014 at 12:01 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
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Bombad Radio: Episode 175 features another one of their outstanding interviews, this time with Star Wars author Sean Williams. They talk with Sean about some of his last Star Wars books like Fatal Alliance and The Force Unleashed I and II. However, the real fun kicks in when Sean talks about his ideas for books he didn’t get to write. More than just sharing the pitch, Sean actually goes over a bunch of the ideas he and a fellow co-writer had in mind for a book called Jedi Asylum. He also touches on his thoughts for The Force Unleashed III which he is still hoping might happen, and gets into a fun brainstorming session. It’s a very fun episode and one EU fans might get a big kick out of. I certainly enjoyed it a lot.

Coffee with Kenobi: Book Chat with James Luceno focuses on the author’s latest Star Wars book, Tarkin. Now James has been doing the circuit on various podcasts, so you may have heard him interviewed elsewhere. Some of the questions and answers covers some familiar ground–his approach to the character, working with the story group, unveiling Palpatine’s name–but Jim also talks about focusing on the relationships. On one hand, there’s Tarkin’s relationship with Vader, and on the other is his relationship with Palpatine. He also talks about the Emperor and his ultimate goals. Overall it’s a very fluid discussion with good questions and enlightening conversation. If you’ve heard him on other podcasts, this one is still worth checking out.

Episode #26 kicks off with news, The Force Awakens title, Dave Filoni talking about Luminara, theme park news, and the Bearded Trio chimes in with their usual news segment. For the main discussion, they have special guest James Schron from Bombad Radio on to talk about the Jedi Order. They cover the significance of family and passion, bringing balance to the Force, and of course Anakin. What’s really fun is how they weave it altogether with the original trilogy, the prequels, TCW and Star Wars Rebels. It was also very amusing to hear James keep bringing up elements from the EU and the hosts constantly reminding him that none of that is canon. Us EU fans are a diehard bunch, and I have to admit it’s hard to let go of all that lore, especially when chances are high that authors will weave it back in with the upcoming novels. Aside from the Jedi Order, they also discuss lightsabers, the importance of their colors, and who welded what color blade. Ending the show off is some listener feedback, most of it focusing on Padme, which provides a nice examination of her character. Great show. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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November 14, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Television, The Clone Wars, Toys | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars voice actor Stephen Stanton reprised his role of Tarkin for an audio excerpt for James Luceno’s new novel Tarkin. Click here to listen.
  • Stephen King has a new book out this week called Revival.
  • Jason Fry’s The Jupiter Pirates: Hunt for the Hydra came out in paperback. Fans can look forward to the sequel which will be out next month in hardcover.

Convention & Event News

  • Atomacon is November 14 to 16 in North Charleston, SC. Star Wars guests include John Jackson Miller.
  • Bolton Sci-Fi Comic Con is November 15 in Bolton, England. Star Wars guests include Ken Coombs, Alan Flyng, Derek Lyons, Cathy Munroe, Chris Parsons, Pam Rose, Peter Roy, Femi Taylor, Brian Wheeler.

Continue Reading Around the Web…

Book Review: ‘Star Wars Art: Posters’

October 28, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Abrams, Art, Books, Movies, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars, Video Games | Leave a comment
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If you love the artwork of the Star Wars movie posters, then Star Wars Art: Posters is a must have. This beautiful collection of artwork presents the posters of the original trilogy in stunning detail. But it does more than that. It covers the entire six film saga, the Ewok films, the televisions series, promotional posters and even concept treatments that were never released. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Podcasts in Review

October 23, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Assembly of Geeks: “Reviewing Geek TV Shows” is a geek roundtable episode with guests Kay (FANgirl Blog), Emily (Wrong Button Blog) and Cory (Coffee with Kenobi). This episode includes lots of geek questions and discussions, some negativity on Gotham, thoughts and criticism on the new video game Destiny, and thoughts on geek tv shows and movies, especially Marvel and DC. Good episode overall.

Harry Potter and the Targets of Boba Fett” starts out with a Harry Potter discussion since Scott is watching all the films as they’re being screened at a local theater. They also talk some The Dark Crystal with their special co-host in this episode, Charli Armstrong (who fills in for Tricia). Then they head into an Indiana Jones discussion and the possibility and rumors of an Indy 5. Later they’re joined by Dan Zehr as they talk about Star Wars Rebels.

Bombad Radio: October Free-For-All episode includes host James, and guests Scott Murray and Steve Crellin. As usual in the free-for-all, they cover a lot of topics, but this time around Star Wars stays their main focus. From Christopher Walken going to the dark side to Star Wars Rebels and Star Wars Episode VII (include a potential major spoiler which I fast forwarded through). They also go over Gotham and share their thoughts on the series and where it needs to go to maintain interest.

Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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October 17, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Interview, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars, Toys | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

Comic News

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Around the Web

October 10, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, Interview, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars, Video Games | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Author James Luceno did an interview with SciFiNow on Star Wars, Tarkin and the new EU.
  • If you missed the Google Hangout with The Sundering authors, you can check it out here. Lineup includes Star Wars authors Troy Denning, Paul S. Kemp and R.A. Salvatore.
  • Club Jade has an exclusive preview of the upcoming Imperial Handbook showing off some starfighters.
  • Random House has updated their product page for Ian Doescher‘s William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Trilogy: The Royal Imperial Boxed Set. They’ve revealed an image which appears to the poster that will come with the box set, and a tease that the cover will be revealed on October 14th. The set itself will be out on October 28th.

Continue Reading Around the Web…

Podcasts in Review

October 9, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in 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.

Bombad Radio: Episode 169 is a double interview with voice actresses Belinda Cornish and Alix Wilton Regan. They talk Mass Effect, Dragon Age, voice acting and working with video game projects. Both are good interviews and entertaining guests which makes for a fun discussion. Plus I like the new outro music. Very nice.

Disney Vault Talk: Make Mine Music episode starts out with a lot of listener feedback, their challenge to RebelForce Radio as they throw down the gauntlet to do a Rebels spinoff show, and their “Disney Watch” segment covering various Disney news items. The focus of this weeks episode is the Disney film Make Mine Music which turns out to be a pretty fast discussion as they quickly go through the history and fun facts for the movie and then plow through each of the shorts that comprise the film. I’ve never seen this particular movie, but I have seen a couple of the shorts that are in it. Afterwards they do some post-show Disney trivia.

Full of Sith: Episode LXXXIV includes discussion on the Star Wars: The Clone Wars pre-viz content recently released on StarWars.com. They also talk about Star Wars Rebels “Spark of Rebellion”. There’s some small spoilers but nothing too major. Guests include Riley and Bethany from the Star Wars Report. Interesting episode as I haven’t had a chance to check out the pre-viz arc for TCW, but after hearing their discussion of it, I’m now very intrigued to check it out.

Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

The Clone Wars Legacy and ‘Dark Disciple’ Title Reveal

September 25, 2014 at 6:10 pm | Posted in Books, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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StarWars.com has launched a new page and this video talks about telling the untold stories of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Of great importance to readers, they reveal the title for Christie Golden’s upcoming Ventress/Voss novel as Star Wars: Dark Disciple (at 4:36).

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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