Podcasts in Reviews

March 13, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Interview, 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. I did some catching up, so there are quite a few this week.

Bombad Radio: Episode 129 has an interview with Star Wars: The Old Republic writer Charles Boyd who talks about what the game designers are working on next giving gamers an idea of what to expect in the way of new content, and what isn’t likely. He also mentions the kind of studies they’ve done to studying player’s behaviors, which was pretty interesting. Very informative episode.

Episode 130 is a Star Wars free-for-all as multiple guests all weigh in on a variety of Star Wars topics. They talk about Mark Hamill and Liam Neeson being in The Clone Wars Season 6, Episode VII news and rumors, and lots more.

Coffee with Kenobi: Rebels Reactions #3 features guest Craig Dickinson as he and the hosts discuss Star Wars Rebels. As can be expected, there’s some insightful commentary on the characters and themes of the show as they cover Kanan, Ezra and Zeb (note this was prior to the reveals of Hera and Sabine). I rather liked the observation regarding the biblical sounding names and it’ll be interesting if the show goes any further into that theme. Nice discussion and worth a listen. Looking forward to hearing them discuss the new female characters as I’m very intrigued by Sabine.

Fangirls Going Rogue: Episode #5 starts out with guest Lisa Granshaw (The Daily Dot) and a Star Wars Rebels discussion which also touches on the controversial male orientation of Disney and Hasbro’s marketing for the show. Afterwards special guest Clare Grant joins them to talk Team Unicorn and lots of other fun Star Wars and geeky topics. Great show, so make sure this one hits your playlist. Continue Reading Podcasts in Reviews…

‘Honor Among Thieves’ Interview with James S.A. Corey

March 4, 2014 at 12:03 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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james-sa-coreyTo coincide with the release of Honor Among Thieves, we have an interview with the authors, Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (aka James S.A. Corey). We touch on the characters, approaching the project, the dialog and what they have coming out next. Click here to read the full interview.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

January 10, 2014 at 12:03 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Marvel, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond. Lots of featured news this week as people respond to the Marvel Star Wars license announcement.

Book News

  • Paul S. Kemp shares why he writes masculine stories. It’s a nice insight into the themes of his books.
  • Athena’s Daughters is now funded and they reached the stretch goal for the Joe Corroney cover for the companion book, Apollo’s Daughters, which will feature stories by familiar Star Wars writers such as Aaron Allston, Michael A. Stackpole and John Jackson Miller.
  • Want to pre-order a signed copy of Mentats of Dune by Kevin J. Anderson and Brian Herbert? Then click here.
  • The Tarnished Crown Book 1: The Path to Power by Karen Miller is in the editing stage and will be ready for publication later this year. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Around the Web

November 1, 2013 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Events, Fantasy, Interview, News, Regular Feature, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup.

Art

  • Looking for Star Wars 1313 concept art? Check out Gus Mendonca’s website for some you probably haven’t seen before.
  • If you’re in the Chicago area this weekend, be sure to check out Star Wars artist Dave Dorman who will be at two events: Wheaton’s Blick Art Supply on Saturday November 2nd (from 2:00 to 4:00 PM) for a live art demo, and in Westmont for the Maleficium exhibit at J. Anthony Kosar’s studio.
  • Ewoks: Shadows of Endor writer and comic artist Zack Giallongo will be at Casablanca Comics in Portland, ME on Saturday November 2nd.

Continue Reading Around the Web…

Around the Web

April 5, 2013 at 7:14 am | Posted in Around the Web, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Interview, News, Regular Feature, Star Trek, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Renowned Star Wars artist Dave Dorman is offering the Dave Dorman Experience: Year Two for some very lucky fans. This is a special opportunity to meet and hang out with Dave, gets some portfolio advice, watch Dave at work, view his paintings and get a chance at some cool gifts. Definitely a rare opportunity. If you’re a Dave Dorman fan, you can check out the details here on Dave’s blog.

Star Wars author Michael Reaves posted an intriguing article on space colonization and migrating off Earth. Michael takes a look at how reality could play out and some of the difficulties we would face in such endeavours.

Something for Star Wars and Star Trek fans, Eric Pfeiffer over at Yahoo! News provided some coverage of the Star Trek vs. Star Wars psychology panel from Wondercon. It’s quite a different look at the two franchises.

Apex Magazine did an interview with author Daniel Abraham which you can check out here. While it doesn’t cover his upcoming Star Wars novel (the unnamed Han Solo book which will be part of the Rebels series), it does cover some interesting stuff.

J.W. Rinzler spoke with Hollywood.com about his newly announced comic project The Star Wars. It includes some details on what readers can expect to see.

Rounding out the interviews, MTV has one with The Clone Wars voice actor Sam Witwer. Sam talks about Being Human, The Force Unleashed and other Star Wars topics.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

The Best Authors in One Book

March 29, 2013 at 11:38 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, News | Leave a comment
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Unfettered is one step closer to completion now that all of the short stories have been submitted. The fantasy anthology features a huge list of talented authors including Terry Brooks, Patrick Rothfuss, Daniel Abraham, Peter V. Brett, R.A. Salvatore, Kevin Hearne and more. Right now they’re aiming for a May release so keep your eyes open for updates.

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Book Review: ‘Leviathan Wakes’ by James S.A. Corey

March 5, 2013 at 7:26 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi | Leave a comment
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James S.A. Corey (aka Ty Franck and Daniel Abraham) is signed up to write a Han Solo novel as part of the Rebels series. Both writers are new to Star Wars. What will they be like? Well, they might be new to Star Wars, but they’re definitely not new to science fiction. Leviathan Wakes is a sci-fi novel populated with deep characters and a rich storyline. It’s a captivating tale that’s definitely worth checking out. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

February 15, 2013 at 9:31 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Events, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Let’s start with a little convention and event news. First up, author Kevin Hearne announced he will be heading to Madison, WI for Odyssey Con in April.

Fellow Rebels author Martha Wells posted her schedule for ConDFW which is in Dallas, TX this weekend.

Meanwhile author Daniel Abraham (aka James S.A. Corey) will be hanging out in Albuquerque, NM on Saturday with author Steve Gould at Alamosa Books.

The Clone Wars voice actor Ashley Eckstein will be in Los Angeles, CA this weekend for The 24 Hours of Gallifrey One (50th Anniversary of Doctor Who).

Sam Witwer (TCW Darth Maul) and James Marsters (TCW Capt. Faro Argyus) will also be in LA this weekend but for The Star Trek & Sci-Fi Summit.

Boba Fett actor Jeremy Bulloch will be in Telford, England tomorrow for the Midlands Comic Con & MCM Expo.

And wrapping up con news, San Diego Comic Con badges go on sale tomorrow.

Elsewhere in the news, Darth Vader and Son author Jeffrey Brown will be getting a third book called Star Wars: Jedi Academy which is set to come out in September this year. Amazon and Barnes & Noble have a pre-order page if you’re interested.

Stan Lee graced Youtube with a video of “How It Should Have Ended” for Star Wars. (thanks to Jedi News for spotting this gem)

Lastly, TheForce.Net’s The ForceCast has re-launched with new hosts and their first episode is out. The new podcast is headed by Erik Blythe and Eric Geller.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Free Fiction: “When We Were Heroes” by Daniel Abraham

January 18, 2013 at 9:51 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy | Leave a comment
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Danial Abraham (one half of the James S.A. Corey writing duo) has a free story up on TOR.com called “When We Were Heroes”. The story is part of George R. R. Martin’s Wild Cards series, a shared universe featuring different authors that’s been ongoing for 25 years. You can read the here.

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