SDCC Epic Fantasy Panel Dream Team Video

July 29, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Posted in Events | Leave a comment
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Thanks to Suvudu you can now head over to their site and view the Epic Fantasy panel discussion from SDCC.  The Panel consisted of fantasy heavy hitters George R.R. Martin, Brandon Sanderson, Kevin J. Anderson, Christopher Paolini, Peter Orullian, Patrick Rothfuss and K. J. Taylor.  Kudos to Shawn Speakman of Suvudu for recording the panel and sharing the video.

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Lost Tribe of the Sith: Pantheon Available on Kindle

July 29, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Posted in Books | 1 Comment
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Here’s some good news for Star Wars kindle users: Lost Tribe of the Sith: Pantheon by John Jackson Miller is available for download.  The better news from Star Wars Books Facebook is that it’s free.  If you happen to have a kindle, head over to Amazon for the free download.

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Retro Game Review: Star Wars: Rebel Assault II: The Hidden Empire: Death by Colons

July 29, 2011 at 10:38 am | Posted in Video Games | 5 Comments

You were so much better in 1995.

Every now and then (read: once every ten years or so) I get the urge to clean up my dreaded Technology Closet of Doom. Like a time capsule lost to the ages, this closet contains delightful relics of a bygone era, when apps on a cellphone consisted entirely of Snake and CPU clockspeeds were measured in these archaic units called megahertz. With much sadness, I took these ancient items and placed them in boxes to be discarded. Farewell, Pentium II motherboard and chipset that I have no idea why I kept. So long, broken Sega Genesis that I was never going to find the time to fix. Goodbye, VHS copy of that horrible anti-drug mashup of cartoon characters that … Okay, I have no idea how this got in there.

While knee-deep in old technological artifacts that probably belonged in the possession of the Smithsonian, a CD jewel case caught my eye. Picking it up and turning it over, I discovered that it was my copy of Star Wars: Rebel Assault II that my dad bought for me way back in 1995 when I was seven. Cue nostalgia music. It had been about fifteen years since I had played it last, but Seven-Year-Old Lane thought it was the greatest game ever to grace the family computer at the time. I used to rush home after school to load it up and play through levels I had already beat dozens of times.

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Update on Grubb and Zahn Projects

July 29, 2011 at 10:24 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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In the world of Star Wars books a couple of things of note came out earlier this week: Jeff Grubb’s novel is set right before the New Jedi Order series, and Tim Zahn has talked with Shelly Shapiro about doing a new novel.

The Jeff Grubb news was a quick answer from Star Wars Books on their Facebook page.  However, the news about the possible Zahn project has a little bit more information to it.  Tim Zahn spoke with Star Wars Action News about it in a recent interview.

There will be new characters and a cutting back of old characters.

The time period will be new and unexplored.

Release would be November 2013, but there’s also the possibility of this becoming a duology.  Release dates could change.

Zahn’s project has not yet been greenlighted by Lucasfilm.

Here’s hoping LFL approves and we get two new Star Wars novels from the author who gifted the EU with some of its most popular characters.

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