‘Kenobi’ Production Notes & More

December 17, 2013 at 6:03 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Author John Jackson Miller has posted his production notes for Kenobi. If you aren’t familiar with John’s production notes, he always writes up a bunch of fun trivia and cool behind-the-scenes info for all of this stories, be they books, comics or short stories. And they do contain spoilers so tread at your own risk. Click here to check out the notes for Kenobi.

Also worth noting, preorders are now available for the mass market paperback edition of Kenobi on Amazon. For Christmas gift ideas, John has small quantities of signed books and comics available for those who are interested. Plus don’t forget to check out John’s newsletter (something I’d not seen before and I’m definitely signing up for).

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Around the Web

December 13, 2013 at 10:49 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Events, Interview, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Video Games | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond. And to kick things off, let’s start with some ‘This Day in Star Wars’ trivia: On December 14, 1975, Twentieth Century Fox officially green-lighted Star Wars. One of the first steps in the legacy we enjoy today. Now on to…

Art News

  • You can check out Star Wars artist Dave Dorman‘s American Academy of Arts lecture online. In the video, he covers the full extent of his art career. At over an hour in length, you’ll need to set some time aside to watch this one.

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Around the Web

November 29, 2013 at 11:08 am | Posted in Around the Web, Interview, JJ Abrams, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Television, The Clone Wars, Video Games | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news round up of Star Wars and beyond.

Black Friday Deals

  • Amazon has the Star Wars Legacy Droid Factory figures half off. You can check out their other half off Star Wars deals here which includes wave one of the 6″ Black Series figures.
  • Titan Magazines is running a special promotion for Star Wars Insider. Sign up and you can get a free copy of the Millennium Falcon Owner’s Workshop Manual or the Death Star Owner’s Technical Manual.
  • Yakface.com is doing a Black Friday Giveaway for Wave 2 of the 3-3/4″ Black Series figures.
  • As a comic fan, my favorite Black Friday sale is Things From Another World. Discounts vary, but on nick and dent items you can get 80% off. Click here to check out their Star Wars selection.
  • Her Universe has a Black Friday sale going on with free shipping, a free Darth Vader holiday pin with any purchase, and new items being offered.
  • The Force Among Us is doing a sale with 50% off some items and some freebies like the Ewok Tusken Raider poster and trading cards.
  • Dark Horse Comics has a Star Wars digital mega bundle.
  • WeLoveFine is running both a Black Friday deal and a Cyber Monday deal. For Black Friday, use promo code BLACKFRIDAYTSHIRTS15 for 15% off and BLACKFRIDAYTSHIRTS25 for 25% off orders over a $100. On Cyber Monday, use promo code JEDI15 for 15% off and REBEL25 for 25% off orders over $100.
  • The short story “Human Error” by John Jackson Miller is free today on Amazon.
  • Angry Robot Books is having a half off sale today on eBooks. While they don’t have any Star Wars titles, they do have books by Star Wars authors such as Emilie & The Hollow World by Martha Wells, The Hammer and the Blade by Paul S. Kemp, and A Discourse in Steel by Paul S. Kemp. Just enter “robotfriday” for the promo code.
  • Star Wars artist Joe Corroney is running a 30% off sale today for his online store. Just use the promo code SITH.
  • Star Wars artist Jerry Vanderstelt is also running a sale with 15% off his artwork on his online store. Just use the promo code BFW-1.

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New Release: ‘Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword #6′

November 27, 2013 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, scifi/fantasy | 1 Comment
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Today Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword #6 is out from Dark Horse Comics and features a story by John Jackson Miller.

Multi-Eisner Award nominee Matt Kindt teams with comic-book superstar Keu Cha to bring you a familiar Conan story with a twist! Paul Tobin and Francesco Francavilla deliver the second exciting installment of Dark Agnes: Sword Woman, while Ian Edginton and Richard Pace show us why the Picts are such a formidable fighting force in part 2 of Bran Mak Morn: Men of the Shadows. This and much more in Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword #6!

Click here for a six page preview.

Writers: Paul Tobin, Ian Edginton, John Jackson Miller
Penciller: Keu Cha
Artists: Francesco Francavilla, Richard Pace

Format: FC, 80 Pages
Price: $7.99

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Podcasts in Review

November 21, 2013 at 12:01 am | Posted in Episode VII, Movies, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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Here’s this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Fangirls Going Rogue: Episode 1 is a long one, almost two hours, but hosts Tricia Barr and Teresa Delgado do a good job of keeping it interesting. In their debut episode, they cover a lot of ground, introductions, an overview of their intended focus for the podcast, their opinions on fandom and women, a great interview with Star Wars: The Clone Wars voice actress Catherine Taber, and so much more. I think my highlight of the episode, aside from the interview with Cat Taber, was Tricia and Teresa’s discussion segment on Boba Fett. Tricia isn’t a big fan of Fett but Teresa is, and it was fun to hear their opinions on one of my favorite Star Wars characters.

Fictional Frontiers: Episode 261 (listed as Episode #1 on Shotglass Digital) includes an interview with Kenobi author John Jackson Miller. Fiction Frontiers’ host, Sohaib, is one of the best interviewers out there, so if you like listening to interviews, you’ll want to check this one out. As always, he does a nice job talking with John, covering his book, and touching on his upcoming projects.

Episode 265 has a nice interview with Empire and Rebellion: Razor’s Edge author Martha Wells. Sohaib covers some of the choices Martha made in the direction of the book, as well as her view on Leia, Han, and the Alderaanian pirates. The interview is spoiler free, so be sure to check it out.

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NYCC Interview with John Jackson Miller

November 14, 2013 at 9:31 am | Posted in Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Interview, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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One of our site admins, Ryan, had the opportunity to speak with Star Wars author John Jackson Miller at New York Comic Con 2013. Below you’ll find their spoiler free discussion of Kenobi.

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Around the Web

November 8, 2013 at 12:05 am | Posted in Books, Conventions, Episode VII, Events, Fantasy, Interview, JJ Abrams, Movies, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Here’s this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars news and beyond.

Books

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Suvudu Interview with John Jackson Miller

October 17, 2013 at 9:49 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Suvudu posted an interview with Kenobi author John Jackson Miller from New York Comic Con 2013. John talks about Kenobi’s transition from Obi-Wan to Crazy Old Ben, the Tusken Raiders and more.

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NYCC Update: Star Wars Books Signings

October 9, 2013 at 2:35 pm | Posted in Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Random House has released their signing schedule for New York Comic Con 2013.

John Jackson Miller Signing
5:00-6:00 PM Fri
Location: Booth 2205 (free copies of Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories)

J.W. Rinzler (The Star Wars) and Jan Duursema (Dawn of the Jedi)
5:00 PM Fri
Location: Booth 1636

John Jackson Miller Signing
11:00 AM – Noon Sat
Location: Booth 2205 (free copies of Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories)

Drew Karpyshyn Signing
Noon – 1:00 PM Sat
Location: Booth 2205 (Ticketed Signing: free copies of Children of Fire)

J.W. Rinzler Signing
5:00 – 5:30 PM Sat
Location: Booth 2205 (free Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi posters)

Ryder Windham and Chris Reiff Signing
5:45 – 6:30 PM Sat
Location: Booth 2205 (free Death Star posters and copies of the Millennium Falcon Owner’s Technical Manual)

J.W. Rinzler Signing
5:00-5:30 PM Sun
Location: Booth 2205 (free Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi posters)

For all of the Star Wars signings and panels that will be taking place at New York Comic Con, you can check out our full rundown.

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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…

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