Utini Shout Outs!

September 21, 2012 at 10:35 am | Posted in Regular Feature, Star Wars News, Utini Shout Outs | Leave a comment
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And our shout outs this week go to…

Jedi News for their interview with Bill Slavicsek, writer and editor behind the Star Wars West End Games material, and a director at Wizards of the Coast.

Paul S. Kemp whose next Egil and Nix story A Discourse in Steel is now available for pre-order on Amazon.

FANgirlblog for their interview with Darth Internous who many will know from the Star Wars Books Facebook page.  Darth Internous aka Tom Hoeler gave some interesting insight on what it’s like to work for Del Rey and with the Star Wars Books team. Definitely worth checking out.

EUCantina for their interview with Haden Blackman, the writer for Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison.

Steve Thomas for his amazingly cool Star Wars themed vintage travel poster art.  Here’s an example and you can see the rest on his website.

The Rumor that Matt Stover is taking over for Karen Traviss with Imperial Commando.  We still don’t know if it’s true because it hasn’t been confirmed or denied.  But it sure provided some entertaining WTF moments out there in fandom.

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Star Wars Reads Day: Find An Author Near You

September 21, 2012 at 9:02 am | Posted in Events, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Star Wars Reads Day is only a couple weeks away and there are a ton of events across the country. It’s easy to find the nearest event with the help of their handy map, but what if you’re trying to find the nearest Star Wars author, artist, or voice actor event? Yes, for some lucky fans there are authors, artists, and voice actors in their area who will be doing Star Wars Day activities. Many of the participating authors, artists, and voice actors have posted on various social media sites, and we’ve gathered them all here for your convenience.

Along with all the artists, authors, and voice actors, the 501st Legion will be out in full force across the nation helping to promote the event. Be sure to check out your local garrison to see which events they’ll be attending near you.

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Star Wars Reads Day Press Release

September 21, 2012 at 8:44 am | Posted in Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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NEW YORK, NY., September 18, 2012 – On Saturday, October 6, 2012, over 1200 bookstores and libraries across the United States will host events in celebration of a national Star Wars Reads Day.  Star Wars Reads Day is an initiative of Lucasfilm and its publishing partners to celebrate reading and Star Wars.  Participating publishers include Abrams, Chronicle Books, Dark Horse Comics, Del Rey, DK, Klutz, Random House Audio, Scholastic, Titan Magazines, and Workman.
 
At Star Wars Reads Day events, officially participating bookstores and libraries will offer a range of activities such as raffle prizes; promotional giveaways; trivia; and more.  Sponsors for various raffle prizes include Thermos, Kotobukiya, Uncle Milton, Mimoco, and Comic Images.  Select events will feature appearances by the more than 30 Star Wars authors and artists located throughout the United States.  Participating authors include Chris Alexander, Aaron Allston, Tom Angleberger, Jeremy Barlow, Haden Blackman, Charles Boyd, Jeffrey Brown, Troy Denning, Dave Dorman, Ashley Eckstein, Alexander Freed, Jason Fry, Henry Gilroy, Christie Golden, Jeff Grubb, Paul Gulacy, Pablo Hidalgo, Hall Hood, Drew Karpyshyn, Rick Leonardi, Steven Melching, John Jackson Miller, John Ostrander, Chris Reiff, Matthew Reinhart, Mike Richardson, Ian Ryan, Chris Scalf, Lara Starr, Randy Stradley, Marc Thompson, Chris Trevas, Daniel Wallace, and Ryder Windham. Continue Reading Star Wars Reads Day Press Release…

Customizing Ewoks

September 21, 2012 at 8:38 am | Posted in Toys & Collectibles | Leave a comment

There are some dark paths so addictive, they become all consuming. Yet action figure customization is one of those dangerous journeys that has always tempted me. Who hasn’t looked at an action figure with an awful paint job and wondered if they could do better? With my artistic inclination, I always thought about it, but was afraid to do so and ruin one of my prized toys.

Until now.

Staring at my small Star Wars Ewok collection, I wondered what Logray would look like with black stripes. I had the paint, a paint brush, and even an extra Logray I could afford to ruin. In about ten minutes his brown stripes turned black and I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome.

Logray was now Wartuk. Continue Reading Customizing Ewoks…

Brotherly Love

September 21, 2012 at 8:12 am | Posted in Star Wars News, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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Another new preview clip from the upcoming debut of The Clone Wars Season 5, this one via TheForce.Net. It looks like Maul and Opress won’t always be getting along.

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