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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Comic Review: ‘Aliens vs. Predator: Fire and Stone #1′

October 8, 2014 at 12:03 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Aliens vs. Predator: Fire and Stone #1 takes a bold move by jumping ahead of all the other storylines to plunge readers deep into the action. At this point everyone is at war: the humans, the androids, the xenomorphs, and the predators. We don’t know how it all happened, but there are clues and glimpses. Still, even with all the confusion, the story is intriguing and packs in a lot of great artwork. Click here to check out our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Releases: Aliens vs. Predator and Rebel Heist TPB

October 8, 2014 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, scifi/fantasy, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Aliens vs. Predator: Fire and Stone #1 is out today from Dark Horse Comics with two covers, as well as the Star Wars: Rebel Heist TPB.

Aliens vs. Predator: Fire and Stone #1

As the mercenary crew of the Perses leave the horror of LV-223 behind them, one passenger reveals a terrible new danger, and the crew soon find themselves in a deadly struggle between predator and prey!

Click here for a four page preview.

Writer: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Ariel Olivetti
Cover Artists: E. M. Gist (regular cover), Mike Mignola (variant cover)

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

Rebel Heist TPB

The Rebel Alliance’s newest recruits are teamed with its greatest heroes to hatch a plot and pull off a heist right under the noses of the Empire’s finest. Is it possible that Princess Leia’s, Han Solo’s, and others’ most obvious weaknesses might also be their greatest strengths? Collects Star Wars: Rebel Heist #1–#4.

Click here for a four page preview.

Writer: Matt Kindt
Penciller: Marco Castiello
Inker: Dan Parsons
Colorist: Gabe Eltaeb
Cover Artist: Adam Hughes

Format: FC, 104 pages; TP, 7” x 10”
Price: $15.99

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Comic Review: ‘Earth 2 #25′

October 8, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, DC Comics, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Earth 2 #25 brings Tom Taylor’s arc closer to it’s end with one last hurrah. Click here for a full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

October 8, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from October 8 through 14th. Lots to look forward to with Star Wars Reads Day on Saturday. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

October 8

  • New England Garrison will be in South Hadley, MA for the Star Wars: The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight Launch Party at Odyssey Bookshop along with author Tony DiTerlizzi at 6:30 PM.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Cypress, CA for an early Star Wars Reads Day event at the OC Public/Cypress Library from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.

October 10

  • Alpine Garrison will be in Springville, UT for an early Star Wars Reads Day event at the Springville Public Library from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.
  • Carolina Garrison will be in Jacksonville, NC for Star Wars Reads Day at Onslow County Library from 6:00 to 8:30 PM.
  • Central Garrison will be in Sioux Falls, SD for an early Star Wars Reads Day event at Harrisburg Explorer Elementary School from 8:30 to 11:00 AM.
  • Empire City Garrison will be in New York City, NY for New York Comic Con from October 10 through 13th.
  • German Garrison will be in Hagen for Star Wars Reads Day at Comic Centrum from 3:00 to 6:00 PM and in Speyer for Star Wars Reads Day at the Speyer Library.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Lemon Grove, CA for an early Star Wars Reads Day event at Lemon Grove Library from 2:30 to 5:00 PM.
  • UK Garrison will be in Warwick for Newburgh School Star Wars Reads Day.

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Book Reviews: ‘Hellhole: Inferno’ by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

October 7, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Hellhole: Inferno brings an end to the series. A huge cast, a ton of plotlines, there’s a lot on the line in this one. The question is: did they pull it off? Click here to read our full review and find out if this is a series worth checking out or passing on.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Star Wars Reads Day Planner

October 6, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in 501st, Books, Events, Star Wars | 2 Comments

star-wars-reads-day-3Star Wars Reads Day III is October 11 and there will be Star Wars guests and 501st Legion members at events around the world. You can check out StarWars.com to get all the details on what will be happening that day and who will be participating, and you can check out Star Wars Reads Day on Facebook for more event details. Below you’ll find our roundup of where the Star Wars guests and 501st Legion will be, plus some early events that are planned.

Early 501st Events


  • October 7 – Southern California Garrison will be in Hacienda Heights, CA for an early Star Wars Reads Day event at Hacienda Heights Library from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, and in Los Angeles, CA at Junipero Serra Branch Library from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.
  • October 8 – Southern California Garrison will be in Cypress, CA for an early Star Wars Reads Day event at the OC Public/Cypress Library from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.
  • October 10 – Alpine Garrison will be in Springville, UT for an early Star Wars Reads Day event at the Springville Public Library from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.
  • October 10 – Central Garrison will be in Sioux Falls, SD for an early Star Wars Reads Day event at Harrisburg Explorer Elementary School from 8:30 to 11:00 AM.
  • October 10 – German Garrison will be in Hagen, Germany for Star Wars Reads Day at Comic Centrum from 3:00 to 6:00 PM and in Speyer, Germany for Star Wars Reads Day at the Speyer Library.
  • October 10 – Southern California Garrison will be in Lemon Grove, CA for an early Star Wars Reads Day event at Lemon Grove Library from 2:30 to 5:00 PM.
  • October 10 – UK Garrison will be in Warwick, England for Newburgh School Star Wars Reads Day.

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Monday Funny: Hodor, Groot and Chewbacca Enter a Bar…

October 6, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Humor, Monday Funny, scifi/fantasy, Star Wars | Leave a comment

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via George Takei

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Around the Web

October 3, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Interview, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Trek, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Mike Stackpole fans have a lot to look forward to with the upcoming Athena’s Daughters anthology. Mike’s short story has now grown into a full length novella and he’s already planning on turning it into a full length novel at some point in the future. If you checked out our interview with Mike back in July, then you know this story will be set in his Crown Colonies series.
  • The Imperial Handbook is up for pre-order.
  • Star Wars Books released the opening crawl for James Luceno’s Tarkin.
  • Author Kevin Hearne posted an update including upcoming appearances, an Iron Druid eBundle, and a teaser for The Book of Five Meats.
  • Stories of the Raksura: Volume Two by Martha Wells is already up for pre-order over on B&N.
  • Chronicle Books is doing a book giveaway for The Bounty Hunter Code, The Jedi Path, and Book of Sith.
  • FANgirl Blog has an interview with Star Wars author Ryder Windham.

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