First Look at Knights of the Old Republic: War #4 and new Boba Fett is Dead

January 5, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Rebelscum.com has an exclusive first look at the cover for KOTOR: War #4. Click here to check it out.

UPDATE: They also have a first look at the variant cover for Blood Ties: Boba Fett is Dead #1.

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Timothy Zahn Facebook Update

January 5, 2012 at 10:52 am | Posted in Books, Sci-Fi, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars: The Old Republic | 1 Comment
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Star Wars author Timothy Zahn has posted a few updates on his Facebook page worth taking note of. First off, his upcoming, untitled Han Solo novel will be set around A New Hope. As of yet, it hasn’t been determined whether it will take place after or before. In other news, a fan asked about the Chiss’ appearance in Star Wars: The Old Republic and how that would fit in with Zahn’s stories.

If I had to hand-wave this one, I’d probably say that over the thousands of years between SWTOR and HttE the Chiss pulled back to their own territory and the records of them were lost.

From another point of view, of course, the fact that the game designers thought the Chiss popular enough to include is a wonderful compliment. However we have to work things to make the the continuity shake out, it’s an honor to have Thrawn’s people kicking butt and taking names.

Now if only someone could get them to ask me to write a side adventure… -Timothy Zahn

Plus Tim has a new book out this week, Cobra Gamble, the third book in the Cobra War Trilogy. Available in hardcover, eBook, and audiobook formats, you can pick it up at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or your local bookstore. You can also click on the link for it on Baen.com for a free five chapter preview.

SWTOR Named Game of the Year by In-Game and GameSpy

January 5, 2012 at 10:52 am | Posted in Star Wars: The Old Republic, Video Games | Leave a comment
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Todd Kenreck, editor in chief for MSNBC’s In-Game named Star Wars: The Old Republic the game of the year.  Entered into a competition against Portal 2, Skyrim, Batman: Arkham City, and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, Kenreck had nothing but praise for TOR.  He listed the tech innovation, story telling, art and finished with:

“They redefined what a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game could be.”

You can catch the entire announcement/mini-review on video at MSNBC Online.

Kenreck isn’t alone in picking TOR as game of the year.  So did GameSpy with sentiments echoing Kenreck.

“we’ve become fully immersed in SWTOR unlike any MMO before it.”

Not bad for a game that launched less than a month ago.  Congratulations to everyone involved in creating SWTOR.

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Live Twitter Chat with John Jackson Miller

January 5, 2012 at 10:27 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Events, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Dark Horse Comics will be hosting a live Twitter chat with comic writer John Jackson Miller on January 10 coinciding with the release of his new comic Knights of the Old Republic: War. On top of that, they’ll be giving away five free digital copies of KOTOR: War #1 which comes out January 11th. Click here to check out all the details.

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Aaron Allston’s 2012 Con Schedule

January 5, 2012 at 10:19 am | Posted in Books, Events, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Aaron Allston posted on his blog today that he’ll be the Guest of Honor at the Origins Game Fair this year. The Columbus, OH convention is still a ways off (May 30-June 3) so there’s plenty of time to plan ahead. Allston posted his full schedule for the con which you can read here. It’s worth noting that Allston will be there with fellow Star Wars authors Timothy Zahn and Michael A. Stackpole.

Beyond Origins, Allston mentioned he’ll also be trying to attend ArmadilloCon in Austin, TX; Celebration VI in Orlando, FL; and Dragon*Con in Atlanta, GE.

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Kevin J. Anderson Book Signing Today in Mundelein, IL

January 5, 2012 at 9:51 am | Posted in Books, Events, Sci-Fi | Leave a comment
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If you’re in the Mundelien area tonight, be sure to stop by Fremont Public Library for the Kevin J. Anderson book signing. Kevin will be discussing and signing copies of his new book Sisterhood of Dune. The event starts at 7:00 PM. You can check out the Fremont Library’s official website for more details.

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The Clone Wars is Back with Escape From Kadavo

January 5, 2012 at 9:41 am | Posted in Star Wars News, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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After the long break, The Clone Wars returns tomorrow with an all new episode. Escape From Kadavo will wrap up the Slaves of the Republic trilogy.

Anakin tries to convince the Zygerrian Queen that she too is a slave and pawn in an evil Separatist plot. Meanwhile, Obi-Wan toils in the slave camps of Kadavo, a grim situation that grows increasingly bleak.

It will be on at it’s regularly scheduled time of 8:00 PM EST, following a replay of both Kidnapped and Slaves of the Republic which will start at 7:00 PM EST.

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Darth Maul vs. Yoda

January 5, 2012 at 9:16 am | Posted in Humor, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Pepsi-Cola and Lipton are riding on the wave of the upcoming re-release of the Phantom Menace in 3D by bringing fans an epic fight: Darth Maul vs. Yoda. Who will win? Check out the video and find out.

They’re also promoting a new app called Bricksaber that lets you unleash a lightsaber in some carefree fun. The new app is available through Android’s app store or iTunes.

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