Monday Funny: Star Wars Rebel Enquirer

October 13, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Humor, Monday Funny, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment

I’m a sucker for a Star Wars newspaper. Hats off to Brian Snook.

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Happy Birthday, Pablo Hidalgo

October 12, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Birthday | Leave a comment
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pablo-hidalgo-nyccToday we wish a happy birthday to Pablo Hidalgo. If you’re at New York Comic Con, be sure to tell him happy birthday, or swing by and tell him on Twitter or Facebook.

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‘Heir to the Jedi’ Synopsis

October 11, 2014 at 6:41 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 2 Comments
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Random House has posted the full synopsis for Kevin Hearne’s Heir to the Jedi.

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. . . .

A thrilling new adventure set between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, and—for the first time ever—written entirely from Luke Skywalker’s first-person point of view.

Luke Skywalker’s game-changing destruction of the Death Star has made him not only a hero of the Rebel Alliance but a valuable asset in the ongoing battle against the Empire. Though he’s a long way from mastering the power of the Force, there’s no denying his phenomenal skills as a pilot—and in the eyes of Rebel leaders Princess Leia Organa and Admiral Ackbar, there’s no one better qualified to carry out a daring rescue mission crucial to the Alliance cause.

A brilliant alien cryptographer renowned for her ability to breach even the most advanced communications systems is being detained by Imperial agents determined to exploit her exceptional talents for the Empire’s purposes. But the prospective spy’s sympathies lie with the Rebels, and she’s willing to join their effort in exchange for being reunited with her family. It’s an opportunity to gain a critical edge against the Empire that’s too precious to pass up. It’s also a job that demands the element of surprise. So Luke and the ever-resourceful droid R2-D2 swap their trusty X-wing fighter for a sleek space yacht piloted by brash recruit Nakari Kelen, daughter of a biotech mogul, who’s got a score of her own to settle with the Empire.

Challenged by ruthless Imperial bodyguards, death-dealing enemy battleships, merciless bounty hunters, and monstrous brain-eating parasites, Luke plunges head-on into a high-stakes espionage operation that will push his abilities as a Rebel fighter and would-be Jedi to the limit. If ever he needed the wisdom of Obi-Wan Kenobi to shepherd him through danger, it’s now. But Luke will have to rely on himself, his friends, and his own burgeoning relationship with the Force to survive.

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‘Star Wars Rebels’ NYCC Clip

October 11, 2014 at 6:38 pm | Posted in Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment

A new clip of Star Wars Rebels was revealed at NYCC.

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‘Star Wars: Kanan’ Comic Series

October 11, 2014 at 6:26 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Interview, Marvel, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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Straight out of New York Comic Con today, Marvel announced a new comic series starring Star Wars Rebels lead character Kanan. Star Wars: Kanan #1 will be out April 2015 and will be based on a story by Greg Weisman and Pepe Larraz titled “The Last Padawan”. The series will show Kanan’s training under Master Billaba. You can check out Marvel’s official website for more info including an interview with Greg Weisman.

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Star Wars Reads Day 2014

October 11, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Chronicle Books, Del Rey, DK, Events, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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star-wars-reads-day-3Star Wars Reads Day is here! Below you’ll find an extensive listing for the participating 501st and author events. You can also check out StarWars.comStar Wars Reads Day Facebook and DK Books for more events and info.

501st Events


Arizona

  • Apache Junction, AZ – Dune Sea Garrison will be at Apache Junction Public Library from 1:30 to 4:30 PM
  • Chandler, AZ – Dune Sea Garrison will be at Chandler Public Library from 1:30 to 4:30 PM
  • Flagstaff, AZ – Dune Sea Garrison will be at East Flagstaff Community Library from 10:00 AM to Noon
  • Litchfield Park, AZ – Dune Sea Garrison will be at Litchfield Park Library from 2:00 to 4:00 PM
  • Phoenix, AZ – Dune Sea Garrison will be at the Phoenix Public Library from 10:00 AM to Noon
  • Tuscon, AZ – Dune Sea Garrison will be at Bookman’s from 11:00 AM to Noon

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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.

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New ‘Tarkin’ Excerpt Plus Chance to Win Early Copy

October 9, 2014 at 5:05 pm | Posted in Books, Contest, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Star Wars Books has posted a new excerpt from James Luceno’s Tarkin.

He turned his clean-shaven face to both sides and lifted his chin. He folded his arms across his chest, then stood with his hands clasped behind his back, and finally posed akimbo, with his fists planted on his hips. Drawing himself up to his full height, which was just above human average, he adopted a serious expression, cradling his chin in his right hand.

There were few beings to whom he needed to offer salute, though there was one to whom he was obliged to bow, and so he did, straight-backed but not so low as to appear sycophantic.

“Eliminate the top line collars on the boots, and lower the heels,” he told the droid.

“Of course, sir. Standard duranium shank and toes for the boots?”

Tarkin nodded.

Stepping down from the platform, out from inside the cage of laser tracers, he began to walk circles around the hologram, appraising it from all sides. During the war, the belted tunic, when closed, had extended across the chest on one side and across the midsection on the other; now the line was vertical, which appealed to Tarkin’s taste for symmetry. Just below each shoulder were narrow pockets designed to accommodate short cylinders that contained coded information about the wearer. A rank insignia plaque made up of two rows of small colored squares was affixed to the tunic’s left breast.

It’s not the most exciting excerpt from the book, but having already dived into an advance ARC, I can say there’s a lot more to look forward to. If you’ve been wonder if Tarkin knew who Darth Vader really is, just how much he knows about Palpatine, Vader, and the Sith, or even what Darth Sidious’ ambitions are now that he’s Emperor, then you’re in for a treat.

Click here to check out the special Tarkin landing page which includes a link to win an advanced copy.

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NYCC 2014

October 9, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Conventions, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

nycc-2014New York Comic Con 2014 is upon us. For those lucky enough to go, here is a rundown on all the Star Wars goodness at this year’s show.

Thursday

  • 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM – Joe Corroney signing at Random House/Del Rey booth #2204
  • 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM – 501st Legion: Empire City Garrison’s Blast-a-Trooper, Location: Family HQ – 1C04
  • 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM – Dark Horse Builds Characters Panel, Location: 1A14, panelists include: Aub Driver, Gail Simone, Jim Calafiore, Brian Wood, Rafael Albuquerque, Fred Van Lente, Donny Cates, Matt Kindt, and David Mack
  • 5:00 to 5:45 PM – Diamond Select Toys: The Best of All Worlds, 1A18
  • 6:00 PM to 6:50 PM – Matt Kindt will be at the Dark Horse Comics booth (#1636) for a Hellboy/Mind Mgmt signing
  • 6:15 PM to 7:00 PM – Dark Horse and Sega Present: 35 Years of Alien, Location: 1A24, panelists include: Aub Driver, Mike Richardson, Randy Stradley, Paul Tobin, Joshua Williamson, and Chris Mooneyham
  • 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM – Kotobukiya Fall/Winter Preview 2014, 1A18

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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.

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