New Release: ‘The Crusader Road’ by Michael A. Stackpole

July 15, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy | Leave a comment
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pathfinder-tales-the-crusader-road-by-michael-a-stackpoleAuthor Michael A. Stackpole has a new book out with Paizo Publishing. Entitled The Crusader Road , the book is set in the Pathfinder setting, which is both an online and tabletop roleplaying game.

When the aristocratic Vishov family is banished from Ustalav due to underhanded politics, Lady Tyressa Vishov is faced with a choice: fade slowly into obscurity, or strike out for the nearby River Kingdoms and establish a new holding on the untamed frontier. Together with her children and loyal retainers, she’ll forge a new life in the infamous Echo Wood, and neither bloodthirsty monsters nor local despots will stop her from reclaiming her family honor. Yet the shadow of Ustalavic politics is long, and even in a remote and lawless territory, there may be those determined to see the Vishov family fail…

Click here to check out the official website, or head on over to Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

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Monday Funny: Take a Wookiee With You

July 14, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Humor, Monday Funny, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Some Solo humor.

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Around the Web

July 11, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Del Rey, Episode VII, Movies, News, Random House, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Toys | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Art News

Books News

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Give Us Legends: August 2nd

July 10, 2014 at 4:48 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Events, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | 3 Comments

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Mark August 2nd on your calendars, Star Wars Expanded Universe fans. The community is joining together with Give Us Legends to let Lucasfilm and Del Rey know that we want to see the Legends line continue. For those who want another X-Wing novel, for those who want to see Thrawn one more time, and for those who want to see Sword of the Jedi reach bookshelves, August 2nd will be the day to make yourselves heard. Just hit Facebook and Twitter and spread the word #GIVEUSLEGENDS. Be sure to hit up Del Rey’s Star Wars Facebook page, their Twitter handle @DelReyStarWars, the official Star Wars Facebook page and Twitter handle @starwars, and they’re also pushing for the Star Wars Rebels Facebook page and Twitter handle @starwarsrebels.

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Podcasts in Review

July 10, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Assembly of Geeks:The Fandom Strikes Back” covers a lot of stuff including Video Game: The Movie, The LEGO Movie, a study on kids to see if they would tell the truth, a case of a child getting bullied over a Spiderman lunch box, the Rian Johnson Star Wars news, Daniel Radcliffe wanting to be in a new standalone Batman movie, and more. Excellent podcast to check out for all the latest geeky news and lots of great discussion.

Bombad Radio: Episode 154 features a very entertaining interview with Mark Meer. Mark is probably most well known as the voice of Commander Shepard in the Mass Effect games. What I didn’t realize was that Mark’s normal speaking voice is the same one he used for the games, thus for the entire episode you get to hear Commander Shepard. Mark talks about his comedy work, improv, how he got started with Bioware, his other work like Dragon Age, playing D&D, and perhaps the biggest highlight of the show, he does his Vorcha voice. I didn’t realize Mark did a bunch of the voices of the aliens in the game, and it was pretty amazing to hear him do the Vorcha as it’s spot on without any extra effects. Great episode for Mass Effect fans.

Episode 156 is another interview episode, this time with game creator and author Jeff Grubb. Let me just say that this interview is awesome. Jeff talks about how he was tasked with meeting Ed Greenwood to buy Forgotten Realms, working with Ed in those early days, and writing the novel Cormyr with him. He talks about leaving TSR and how he wound up with WOTC later on. He covers his Star Wars novel and how he was originally tasked to write a videogame tie-in novel, but the game was cancelled. They then asked him to write a The Old Republic MMO tie-in novel, but he couldn’t since he was working on another MMO, Guild Wars. Thus they asked him a third time if he would do an original novel. After tossing out his pitches for a Jaxxon novel and a Jar Jar novel which would have ended with his death, surrounded by his children with a heroes farewell, they decided to go with a Hutt book. Jeff talks about writing for Magic the Gathering and The Brothers’ War. They cover all of that and a lot more. A must listen to for Jeff Grubb fans, he has some great stories.

Coffee with Kenobi: Episode #20 features an interview with Bobby Roberts (Full of Sith) as they talk about the nature and role of rumors. It’s a good discussion and worth checking out, plus it wraps up their series of interview they’ve been doing with the hosts of Full of Sith. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Zahn and Bulloch reddit AMA’s Today

July 9, 2014 at 11:27 am | Posted in News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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redditStar Wars author Timothy Zahn and Star Wars actor Jeremy Bulloch are both doing reddit “Ask Me Anthing” (AMA’s) today. You can check out Tim Zahn’s AMA at 6:00 PM EDT right here. Jeremy Bulloch’s AMA has already begun and you can read it here.

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Roqoo Depot, In A Bookstore Near You

July 9, 2014 at 6:05 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 2 Comments
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While it may be shameless self-promotion, I can’t help but geek out over the fact that Roqoo Depot is now on the back of three Star Wars book covers. If you start checking out the latest paperback Star Wars novels, you’ll notice some review blurbs on the back. You’ll find Roqoo Depot on Troy Denning’s Star Wars: Crucible, Tim Lebbon’s Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void, and Drew Karpyshyn’s The Old Republic: Annihilation.

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New Release & Review: ‘Star Wars #19′

July 9, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Star Wars #19 is out today from Dark Horse Comics. Click here to read our review.

Star Wars #19 (of 20)

Luke, Leia, Han, and Chewie are together again aboard the Millennium Falcon. Disguised as smugglers, they have a crazy caper to pull off—if they can avoid the dread bounty hunter IG-88!

Click here to read a four page preview.

Writer: Brian Wood
Artist: Carlos D’Anda
Colorist: Gabe Eltaeb
Cover Artist: Hugh Fleming

Format: FC, 32 pages; Ongoing
Price: $2.99

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Databurst From the 501st

July 9, 2014 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 July 9 through 15th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

July 9

July 10

  • Central Garrison will be in Sioux Falls, SD for Hot Harley Night’s Family Night at J&L Harley Davidson.
  • New England Garrison will be in Raymond, ME for Camp Hinds Cub Scout Day program.
  • Ohio Garrison will be in Florence, KY for Florence Freedom‘s Superhero Night, and in Columbus, OH for the Autism Buddy Walk from 1:00 to 5:00 PM.

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New Star Wars Sampler Goes Digital

July 8, 2014 at 10:43 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

star-wars-2014-samplerThe San Diego 2014 Del Rel Star Wars Sampler this year is going digital, so now all Star Wars fans can enjoy. You can check out the pre-order on Amazon. Best of all, it’s free!

This free eBook sampler is the perfect way to prepare for the next exciting era of Star Wars storytelling! With Episodes VII, VIII, and IX on the horizon, Del Rey is proud to present the first wave of novels that are part of the official Star Wars film canon, created in collaboration with the newly formed Lucasfilm Story Group. The exclusive previews of these four books, starring fan favorites and set during and before the original trilogy, will transport you once again to a galaxy that doesn’t feel quite so long ago, or so far away. . . . A NEW DAWN by John Jackson Miller Set during the legendary “Dark Times” between Episodes III and IV, A New Dawn tells the story of how two of the lead characters from the animated series Star Wars Rebels first came to cross paths. TARKIN by James Luceno Bestselling Star Wars veteran James Luceno gives Grand Moff Tarkin the Star Wars: Darth Plagueis treatment, bringing a legendary character from A New Hope to full, fascinating life. HEIR TO THE JEDI by Kevin Hearne The author of The Iron Druid Chronicles tells 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. LORDS OF THE SITH by Paul S. Kemp When the Emperor and his notorious apprentice, Darth Vader, find themselves stranded in the middle of insurgent action on an inhospitable planet, they must rely on each other, the Force, and their awesome martial skills to prevail.

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