Around the Web

July 18, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Conventions, Episode VII, Events, Interview, Movies, News, Regular Feature, 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.

Book News

  • Author Kevin Hearne posted some updates. He’s currently working on a fantasy novel called A Plague of Giants. He also revealed the title for the next Iron Druid Chronicles book, Staked. IDC fans can also look forward to a new short story he has written called “A Prelude to War” which is set after the events of Shattered.
  • Star Wars fans interested in checking out some non-Star Wars books by Star Wars authors might be interested in the Humble Sci-Fi Bundle which includes eBooks by Timothy Zahn, Barbara Hambly, William C. Dietz, Alan Dean Foster, Greg Bear and others.

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Around the Web

August 30, 2013 at 12:03 am | Posted in Around the Web, Comic Books, Conventions, Dark Horse, Episode VII, Humor, Interview, Movies, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Video Games | Leave a comment
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Here’s this week’s look at news around the web.

Books

  • Aaron Allston has a new short story (“Epistoleros”) out in the anthology Shadows of the New Sun. You can check it out on Amazon. You can also check out his author notes for free right here.

Comics

  • Massive Fantastic posted an interview with Star Wars artist Dan Scott who has worked on comic covers for series such as Legacy, Knights of the Old Republic and Rebellion.
  • Tom Taylor has a new comic project coming up. Sadly it’s not Star Wars, but Tom usually puts out some good stuff, so this may be worth checking out. It’s called M.I.D.A.S. and will be out in November from Gestalt Comics.

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Happy Birthday, Ian McDiarmid

August 11, 2013 at 8:22 am | Posted in Birthday | Leave a comment
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Today we wish a very happy birthday to the Emperor, Ian McDiarmid!

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

June 28, 2013 at 11:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Interview, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | 1 Comment
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And here is this week’s Around the Web…

Art News

Fans of Star Wars artist Chris Trevas can now visit his new Facebook store which has plenty of items to choose from including original pieces.

Star Wars artist Jerry Vanderstelt has a piece featuring R2-D2 up for sale.

If you don’t feel like spending money, you can head over to WDW Tiki Room who is holding a contest for a free piece of Star Wars artwork by Brian Rood.

Book News

There’s been some talk about Joe Schreiber’s Maul: Lockdown on twitter this week. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Around the Web

May 3, 2013 at 7:59 am | Posted in Around the Web, Comic Books, Dark Horse, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars News, Syfy, Television | Leave a comment
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To kick things off, how about some reassuring news regarding Dark Horse Comics and Star Wars. According to Bleeding Cool, Star Wars will be with Dark Horse Comics for the entirety of 2014.

They will continue to make Darth Vader miniseries, Star Wars Legacy will remain an ongoing book and will alternate between artists every six issues and the mini-series based on George Lucas’ original drafts, The Star Wars, will have a radically different logo to differentiate it.

Star Wars artist Dave Dorman did a video interview with Slice of SciFi which you can watch here. Dave talks about how he got started and what he’s up to now. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Around the Web

March 15, 2013 at 7:08 am | Posted in Around the Web, Detours, Interview, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Television, Video Games | Leave a comment
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In movie news this week, the 1988 film Willow was released in blu-ray for the first time. The film stars Warwick Davis and Val Kilmer, was directed by Ron Howard, and based on a story by George Lucas. If you look closely while watching the film, you might also spot Kenny Baker (R2-D2) as a Nelwyn musician.

Kick-Ass 2 has a red band trailer out now courtesy of MTV. The release date is now set for August 16th.

Star Trek fans can check out the second trailer for Star Trek: Into the Darkness. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Palpatine Heading to Celebration Europe

March 6, 2013 at 1:09 pm | Posted in Conventions, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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It’s been officially announced that Ian McDiarmid will be heading to Star Wars Celebration Europe II. Ian will both be on stage and available for signings. Get your copies of Darth Plagueis ready.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

The Emperor Joins Celebration VI

May 21, 2012 at 8:01 am | Posted in Celebration, Events | Leave a comment
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Last week it was announced that Ian McDiarmid will be attending Star Wars Celebration VI. Ian is famous for his portrayal of Darth Sidious and Palpatine. Not only will he be in attendance, but he’ll also be available for autographs.

Since our last update, a few other attendees have been announced such as Tom Spina (Sculptor and Special Effects Artist) and Bill George (Visual Effects Supervisor, Artist, and Modelmaker). Here is the updated list. Continue Reading The Emperor Joins Celebration VI…

Happy Birthday, Ian McDiarmid

August 11, 2011 at 12:01 am | Posted in Birthday | Leave a comment
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Today Roqoo Depot wishes actor Ian McDiarmid a very happy birthday. For Star Wars fans, Mr. McDiarmid is most famous for playing the role of Palpatine, be it Emperor or Senator, in five of the six Star Wars films.

Ian was born in Carnoustie, Scotland. At an early age he developed a love for acting, but ended up studying for a M.A. in Clinical Psychology at the University of St. Andrews. Later he switched to theater at the Royal Academy of Glasgow. He focused on theater and starred in many Shakespearean plays, winning numerous awards. From 1990 to 2001, he was also the Joint Artistic Director of London’s Almeida Theatre. His role as Harry Hackamore in the play Seduced (1982) netted the attention of George Lucas. and Return of the Jedi director Richard Marquand. After seeing the play, both were impressed with McDiarmid’s portrayal of a much older character. Continue Reading Happy Birthday, Ian McDiarmid…

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