Tosche Station #2 – Dead Serious

February 1, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Posted in Miscellaneous | Leave a comment
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In this installment, hosts Brian and Nanci pat themselves on the back for making it episode two, proclaiming the show is now “a thing.” Right off the bat we talk about a pair of new releases in the world of Star Wars books, Darth Plagueis and the Haynes Millennium Falcon Owner’s Workshop Manual. Nanci talks about her article examining the effect of the prequel films on the Expanded Universe and dives into FSL Tonight, a delightful mashup of sports and fandom. Meanwhile, Brian rants about the lack of sales metrics in print literature*.  Both of us take a few minutes to gush about the latest book we’ve read, The Hunger Games.

*Really. We tried to stop him. We’re so sorry. 

Next up we take a look at death in the Expanded Universe, examining six instances where death worked and six instances where it left us grumbling. Be warned, the hosts are feelin’ ranty today!

Closing out the episode, Brian and Nanci highlight their picks for fanworks of the week:

Nanci’s featured fanwork pick: Lord Vader’s Limpet by frodogenic

Brian’s featured fanwork pick: Rob’s replica speeder bike handle lightsaber from I, Jedi.

Also, be sure to check out the Star Wars Book Report’s fan fiction contest.

Tosche Station is a part of the Solo Sound network and the official podcast of Roqoo Depot. If you like what you hear, please leave a review on the iTunes Music Store or the Zune Marketplace, where we can be found under Solo Sound >> Tosche Station Radio. Any reviews we receive will help the show grow within the online community. While you’re at it, be sure to check out the rest of the great podcasts available from Solo Sound. If you would like to drop us an email with your questions, comments, rants or raves, you can do so at toschestation@solosound.net. We can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

Nanci is a news and column writer at EUCantina. You can find her on Twitter with the handle @Nancipants

Brian is a staff writer at Roqoo Depot. You can find him on Twitter with the handle @LaneWinree

Paul S. Kemp ‘Crossing the Streams’ Book Contest

February 1, 2012 at 10:07 am | Posted in Books, Events, Sci-Fi | Leave a comment
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Author Paul S. Kemp and a large group of speculative fiction writers have joined together for a massive book contest they’re calling Crossing the Streams. Each author is giving away signed copies of their books to lucky winners, and at the end of February a “super-winner” will be picked. The super-winner will get signed books from every author. Aside from Paul S. Kemp, the other authors include: Ari Marmell, Aaron Rosenberg, Keith Baker, Nathan Long, Kevin Hearne, Joshua Palmatier/Benjamin Tate, Matt Forbeck, Marsheila Rockwell, Jason Bradley Thompson, Howard Andrew Jones, Eugie Foster, Scott Oden, Katharine Kerr, and Jon Sprunk.

Each author will have their own rules for each contest. Paul has a list of the authors with links to their sites here.

To enter for a chance to win a signed copy of any of Paul S. Kemp’s books, just leave a comment on his post and make sure to use a unique screen name. Two winners will be chosen, and who knows, you could end up being the super-winner with over a dozen signed novels!

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

EXCLUSIVE: Two pages from ‘Book of Sith: Secrets from the Dark Side’

February 1, 2012 at 9:30 am | Posted in Art, Star Wars News | 1 Comment
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Book of the Sith: Secrets of the Dark Side by Daniel Wallace will be released in nine short days.  Until then, Roqoo Depot is proud to present two exclusive pages from Book of Sith: Secrets of the Dark Side.  These images below were created by Artisita/HIVE studios.

Special thanks to Wunderkind PR’s Elena Stokes for identifying the artists for us. Book of Sith: Secrets of the Dark Side goes on sale February 10, 2012 from publisher becker & mayer!

For more Book of Sith: Secrets of the Dark Side pictures, please check out our Facebook album!

Posted by: Dancelittleewok for Roqoo Depot.

Star Wars: ‘Dawn of the Jedi #0’ Review

February 1, 2012 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews | Leave a comment
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“For over a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Before the dark times… before the Empire.” – Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope.

For nearly 35 years fans have been left waiting to see the origins of the Jedi.  Now in a bold step Dark Horse’s creative team of John Ostrander and Jan Duursema are tackling the very story some thought would never be told.  Today sees the release of Dawn of the Jedi #0, the issue that sets the stage for the origins of the Jedi.  Roqoo Depot is going to take a closer look at this issue, but we are doing it in a unique way.  Joining me in this review is my wife, Mrs Corax, a Star Wars fan who doesn’t have much experience with the Expanded Universe.  Together we will answer the question of whether this series works for experienced EU readers and those new to the EU.  Be warned there are definitely going to be huge SPOILERS for this issue.  Be prepared to take your first steps in to a larger world.

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New Release: ‘Dawn of the Jedi #0’

February 1, 2012 at 12:00 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Today the new Star Wars comic series Dawn of the Jedi #0 hits stores.

It began with the mysterious pyramid ships–the Tho Yor–scattered to the eight corners of the galaxy, and ended with the establishment of an Order that would change the universe forever. Here’s your first look at the Star Wars of 25,000 years ago–before there were lightsabers, when the ties to the Force were new, and before the Jedi spread out into the galaxy.

Writer: John Ostrander
Artist: Jan Duursema
Cover Artist: Rodolfo Migliari

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

February 1, 2012 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Latest Databurst From the 501st covering event news from February 1-7th. A few events coming up and a busy Saturday. With February 10th drawing nearer, get ready for a bunch of Phantom Menace 3D events. Remember to mark your calendars and show your support for your local garrisons.

February 3rd

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Jefferson City, MO for the IC School Carnival from 5-8pm.

February 4th

Next Databurst…February 8th.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot. Shoot straight and troop on.

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