Podcasts in Review

September 18, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Assembly of Geeks:Star Wars Rebels and Rumors” has a lot of summer movie discussion as they talk about the best and worst summer movies this year. They also get into Avengers 2 and Ms. Marvel news and rumors. Then they talk with Pete Morrison (Rebels Report) to talk Star Wars Rebels. There’s a brief audio sample of their interview with A New Dawn author John Jackson Miller, and a segment with Jeremiah (Bombad Radio) on summer movie thoughts. If you like movies, this is a good episode to check out, though I still cringe every time Scott talks about Godzilla…some of us actually liked that movie ;)

Bonus Points with John Jackson Miller is a special mini episode featuring Scott’s interview with A New Dawn author John Jackson Miller. John talks about being filled in on season one, working with the executive producers, Dave Filoni, what he wanted to show in the book, and more. This is a spoiler free interview so feel free to give it a listen whether you’ve read the book or not.

Full of Sith: Episode LXXXI is a semi-live podcast from Salt Lake Comic Con as Bryan podcasts from there with an audience, and Mike and Bobby skype in. The audio is a little rough but there’s some good discussion and fan questions. Afterwards, Mike and Bobby wrap things up and, as a special treat, Ania joins them for a fun Star War conversation. She definitely steals the show on this one. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Comic Review: ‘Primacy #2′

September 17, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Transformers: Primacy #2 raises the stakes by bringing more allies to Megatron’s banner. In the war for Cybertron, numbers could decide the fate of all. Either way, it leads to large cast of characters in Primacy #2. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

September 17, 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 September 17 through 23rd. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

September 17

  • UK Garrison will be in Northampton for The Cube Disability Day Centre Visit.

September 18

  • Central Garrison will be in Papillion, NE for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.
  • Garrison Carida will be in Mechanicsburg, PA for the Cub Scout 279 Pack Meeting.
  • Japanese Garrison will be in Sapporo, Hokkaido for the 23rd Greenbird Volunteer Cleanup.

September 19

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Kansas City, MO for the FHS Star Wars Weekend at the Legoland Discovery Center from September 19 to 21st.
  • Central Garrison will be in Hastings, MN for Charity-Con at the National Guard Armory.
  • Empire City Garrison will be in Babylon, NY for the Cub Scout Pack Night.
  • Excelsior Garrison will be in Rochester, NY for RocCon from September 19 to 21st.
  • Garrison Excelsior will be in Rochester, NY for RocCon from September 19 to 21st.
  • Midwest Garrison will be in Merrillville, IN for Ramencon.
  • Ohio Garrison will be in Cincinnati, OH for the Cincinnati Comic Expo from September 19 to 21st.
  • Old Line Garrison will be in Timonium, MD for Brick Fest Live from September 19 to 22nd.
  • Redback Garrison will be at Yeppon Beach Day Out.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Mission Viejo, CA for the Tom Angleberger book signing at the Mission Viejo Library from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

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Book Review: ‘The Key to Creation’ by Kevin J. Anderson

September 16, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Reviews | Leave a comment
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The Terra Incognita series is without a doubt the best book series I’ve ever read. What Kevin J. Anderson pulls off in these three books is nothing short of breathtaking. The range of emotion and characters, the extent of themes and conflicts, it’s a wonderful combination of storytelling. In the third and final book in the series, The Key to Creation wraps everything up and ends the series on a high note. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

‘Stories of the Raksura’ Print Release

September 16, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy | Leave a comment
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stories-of-the-raksuraStories of the Raksura: Volume 1 by Martha Wells is out today in print. Click here to check out Martha Well’s product page for the book which has lots of links and extra info.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Monday Funny: It’s Not a Party without a Pony

September 15, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Conventions, Humor, Monday Funny, Star Wars | Leave a comment

There’s a reason Dragon Con is the premiere place to cosplay. Only there will you find things like this.

Or, of course, Facebook. Feel free to join the community. Around here, everyone can let their geek flag fly, no matter what strange flavor it may be.

Just don’t let Jeremy Bulloch catch you.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot. Put them in the cargo hold.

Around the Web

September 12, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Fantasy, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Television | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Kevin Hearne‘s short stories “The Demon Barker of Wheat Street” and “The Chapel Perilous” are now available as standalone digital stories.

Comic News

  • Dave Dorman is running a really good deal on his Wasted Lands Omnibus and throwing in all kinds of extras. Head on over to his website to check it out. Just $50 for the 152 page signed hardcover omnibus, a preview edition of Red Tide, and a limited edition art print.

Convention & Event News

  • Montreal ComicCon is September 12 to 14 in Montreal, QC. Star Wars guests include Katee Sackhoff.
  • Richmond Comic Con is September 12 to 14 in Richmond, VA. Star Wars guests include James Marsters.
  • Fanboy Expo is September 12 through 14 in Tampa, FL. Star Wars guests include Erik Bauersfeld, Tim Rose.
  • HawaiiCon is September 12 through 15 in Kohala Coast, HI. Star Wars guests include Cree Summer.
  • Alpha: 2014 – The UK Chrysalis is September 12 to 15 in Peterborough, England. Star Wars guests include Pam Rose.
  • Le Salon des Geek is September 13 in Lorraine, France. Star Wars guests include Alan Flyng, Andy Herd.
  • Oz Comic Con Sydney is September 13 through 14 in sydney, Australia. Star Wars guests include Jim Cummings.
  • Bewitched Fan Fare 2014 is September 17 through 20 in Los Angeles, CA. Star Wars guests include David Ankrum, Felix Silla.
  • Fiction Meets Reality is September 19 through 21 in Speyer, Germany at teh Technik Musuem Speyer. Star Wars guests include Jeremy Bulloch, Daniel Logan.
  • Rose City Comic Con is September 20 through 21 in Portland, OR. Star Wars guests include Cam Clarke.
  • RocCon is September 19 to 21 in Rochester, NY. Star Wars guests include Bonnie Piesse.
  • Autographica is September 19 through 21st in Birmingham, England. Star Wars guests include Kenny Baker, Jeremy Bulloch, Rusty Goffe, David Prowse.
  • Cincinnati Comic Expo is September 19 to 21 in Cincinnati, OH. Star Wars guests include Peter Mayhew, Tim Rose.
  • Vampire Ball is September 26 to 27 in Birmingham, England. Star Wars guests include James Marsters.
  • Courts Celebrities FanFest is September 26 through 27 in Burbank, CA. Star Wars guests include Kathleen Gati.
  • Alamo City Comic Con is September 26 through 28 in San Antonio, TX. Star Wars guests include Tom Kane, Hal Rayle, George Takei.
  • The Pittsburgh Comicon is September 26 to 28 in Monroeville, PA. Star Wars guests include Orli Shoshan, Christian J. Simpson.
  • Stoke Con Trent is September 28 in Stoke-On-Trent, England. Star Wars guests include Paul Blake, Chris Bunn, Laurie Goode, Garrick Hagon, Alan Harris, Barrie Holland, Derek Lyons, Cathy Munroe, Chris Parsons, Toby Philpott, Marc Silk.

For more events, be sure to check out Star Wars Actors Appearances. You can also find more of Timothy Zahn’s 2014 appearances on his Facebook page.

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Podcasts in Review

September 11, 2014 at 10:49 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Bombad Radio: Episode 163 is their interview with Nobility producer E.J. De La Pena and Assassin’s Creed voice actor Cas Anvar. E.J. talks about his Star Trek project Nobility, which I’m not familiar with, so it was kind of interesting. The Cas Anvar interview, however, was a lot more interesting. It’s a very casual interview covering voice acting, cons, fans and gaming. Worth checking out.

Episode 164 features an interview with Star Wars puppeteer Tim Rose who talks muppets, The Dark Crystal, The Return to Oz, Doctor Who, Star Wars, animatronics (and how that term began), practical effects, CGI, Jim Hensen, George Lucas, Howard the Duck, and more. Great interview with a nice discussion of the various projects Tim has worked on.

Coffee with Kenobi: A Cup of Clone Wars “The Lost One” episode features guest Bryan Young as they cover the Sifo Dyas arc and go into some deep Star Wars topics for some juicy discussion. Excellent episode and I highly recommend checking it out.

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The Dark Ink Star Wars Alliance

September 11, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Art, Collecting, Star Wars, The Roqoo Depot Galleria | Leave a comment

Dark Ink is running a special Star Wars Alliance timed release featuring prints by artists like David Rabbitte, Dave Nestler, Gary Shipman, Jerry Vanderstelt, Tim Proctor, James Silvani, Peter Ferk, Steve Anderson, Joe Corroney, Brian Miller, Cat Staggs, Jason Reed, Brent Woodside, Kayla Woodside, Charity Wood, Chris Trevas, Brian Rood and Mike Kungl. Running from September 5 to 15th, you can check out and purchase the prints on darkinkart.com. Below you can check out the full array of prints.
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New Release and Review: ‘Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1′

September 10, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Dark Horse Comics is relaunching their Aliens and Predators franchise with Fire and Stone, kicking out four new runs focusing on Aliens, Predator, Aliens vs. Predator, and Prometheus. Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1, hitting stores today, is the first in the new launch. Click here to check out our full review. Fair warning, we delve into some minor spoilers.

Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1

When the Prometheus never returned from her fateful journey to LV-223, the questions surrounding the origins of man went unanswered. Now a new team of explorers seeks to uncover the dark mystery that holds not only the fate of the original mission, but possibly their own damnation.

* Ties directly into the hit motion picture!
* First issue in a blockbuster crossover event!
* From Eisner Award–nominated team of Paul Tobin and artist Juan Ferreyra (Colder)!

Click here for a four page preview.

Writer: Paul Tobin
Artist: Juan Ferreyra
Cover Artist: David Palumbo

Format: FC, 32 pages; Miniseries
Price: $3.50

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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