Goodreads Star Wars Discussion

October 6, 2013 at 8:11 am | Posted in Books, Events, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment
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As part of Star Wars Reads Day, Goodreads hosted a Star Wars discussion online with the participation of several Star Wars authors. You can check out the full discussion here, or scan below for our edited transcript.


Hi everyone, Hans Jenssen here. Richard Chasemore and I will be dipping into this conversation today and if anyone has any questions about illustrating Star Wars Incredible Cross-Sections we’re happy to answer. Ryder is your man if you want to know about the writing, although we worked very closely together for the project. He’s really good to work with and mighty knowledgeable about Star Wars! Basic facts about the Cross-Sections illustrations: Most of the vehicles took between 200-300 hours to complete. Some of the locations artworks took over 600 hours. We work at home and use traditional media for these, paper, pen, ink and paint. Want to know more? Just ask!

How long did the cover art take?

Hans Jenssen: I never kept an exact track of most of the artworks, but my best guess for the AT-AT would be about 250 hours. This would have included a separate small cutaway of the “head” which I think is in the book although I haven’t actually seen a real copy yet. Continue Reading Goodreads Star Wars Discussion…

Podcasts in Review

September 26, 2013 at 8:39 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s podcasts in review.

All Wings Report In: Episode IX covers a little bit of Star Wars news and lots of updates for the Rebel Legion. For their discussion segment, they have a nice talk with Bob Barker (not the Price as Right Bob Barker) about the Keep Dark Horse Making Star Wars Comics movement. With good audio quality and production value, this is certainly a good podcast to listen to for keeping up to date with the Legion.

Assembly of Geeks: Episode 9/10/2013 covers a lot of ground in a fun format. With hosts Scott Murray (Merchman), Tricia Barr (Fangirl), and Jeff McGee (Admiral 80s), they cover geek news while a doing a little roleplay and presenting the podcast as if from a superhero headquarters complete with robot sidekick GANNIN. In this episode, they talk with Jeremiah from Bombad Radio about the latest Star Wars news, Justin Cavender about Marvel news, and they have an interview with Kenobi author John Jackson Miller. Plus they talk summer movies (warning, there are Star Trek Into Darkness spoilers) and Ben Affleck as Batman. Some nice discussion and worth checking out.

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‘Star Trek Titan: Absent Enemies’ Pre-Order

September 19, 2013 at 5:10 pm | Posted in eBooks, Star Trek | 1 Comment
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John Jackson Miller’s new Star Trek novella Titan: Absent Enemies is now up for pre-order on Amazon. The digital release is set tentatively for February 24, 2014.

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‘Kenobi’ Book Tour

September 19, 2013 at 5:06 pm | Posted in Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Kenobi author John Jackson Miller has quite a few events coming up in October making it a nice little Kenobi book tour. Check below to see if there will be any events near you.

October 5
Madison, WI
Star Wars Reads Day

October 11-12
New York, NY
New York Comic Con

October 19
Green Bay, WI
Powers Comics

October 26
Charleston, WV
Kanawha County Library Jedi Jamboree

For those who can’t make any of the events, John is offering signed copies of Kenobi and the Knights of the Old Republic Omnibus on his site (while supplies last). You can find all the details here.

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John Jackson Miller Live Chat Recap

September 18, 2013 at 5:15 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Events, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Kenobi author John Jackson Miller did a live Facebook chat on Del Rey’s Star Wars Books Facebook Page. You can check out the full chat here, or our edited recap below. This was probably one of the best live chats I’ve seen yet. In fact John answered so many questions that he was banned from Facebook.

John Jackson Miller: Glad to be here! Happy to talk about things Kenobi and Star Wars in general. (Hoping to keep things relatively spoiler free — for more spoiler-y kinds of questions, I suggest posting to this thread on my website, where I’ll be addressing the more detailed questions later on: http://blog.farawaypress.com/…)

Hi John, I’m a big fan of your work. Are we ever going to see Zayne Carrick again?

JJM: It’s a big galaxy, and he’s still around, so anything’s possible. It was many years between X-Wing novels and another one happened. So we’ll see!

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John Jackson Miller Facebook Chat Today

September 18, 2013 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Events, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Don’t forget, Kenobi author John Jackson Miller will be doing a live Facebook chat today on Star Wars Books Facebook page at 3:00 PM ET. Be sure to have your questions ready and remember, if you post a spoiler question, use spoiler tags.

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Around the Web

September 13, 2013 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Dark Horse, Del Rey, Fantasy, Interview, Movies, News, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Here’s this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Books

  • John Jackson Miller has a nice roundup of Kenobi reviews, interviews and extras on his website farawaypress.com.
  • Speculate! SF featured guest author Martha Wells.
  • Insite also has a nice writeup on Martha Wells that’s worth checking out.
  • Wizards of the Coast has the prologue for Paul S. Kemp’s The Godborn online right here.
  • Rounding book news up, Steve Perry posted that he’ll have some new books on the way. The Vastalimi Gambit should be out for Christmas, and The Dixie Conflict will be out in January.

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Hollywood.com Interviews the Kenobi’s

September 12, 2013 at 2:46 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Hollywood.com has posted an interview with Kenobi author John Jackson Miller and Kenobi voice actor James Arnold Taylor.

James, at the start of the novel what would you say is Obi-Wan’s mindset?

James Arnold Taylor: One of the things that’s been so great for me in playing this mythical character for so many years is that throughout the series of The Clone Wars I had to put myself in the mindset of “He does not know what’s going to happen.” He does not know that Anakin’s going to fall, and in Kenobi he actually thinks that Anakin is dead. His belief is that Anakin’s gone, and he did what he had to do. Even though I haven’t voiced him much after the events of Revenge of the Sith, it goes so much deeper than I think most people think.

 

Click here to check it out.

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John Jackson Miller Facebook Chat Next Wednesday

September 11, 2013 at 10:25 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Star Wars Books has announced that Kenobi author John Jackson Miller will be doing a live Facebook chat next Wednesday at 3:00 PM ET. Be sure to have your questions ready.

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‘Kenobi’ Roundup

August 30, 2013 at 12:01 am | Posted in Art, Books, Del Rey, Interview, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, The Roqoo Depot Galleria | 3 Comments
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Kenobi by John Jackson Miller hit bookshelves this week. Here is a roundup of all the reviews, interviews and extras.

Reviews

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