LFL Confirms AOTC and ROTS 3D Release Dates

November 30, 2012 at 4:34 pm | Posted in Movies, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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lucasfilm_logoAccording to The Official Site, the release dates are as follows:

Attack of the Clones: Sept. 20, 2013

Revenge of the Sith: Oct. 4, 2013

Yep, they’re being released two weeks apart.  Not sure what the reasoning behind that is, unless they want to get them out before the holiday season movie rush.  It’s a safe bet the Original Trilogy will be released in 2014 in anticipation of Episode VII.

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Around the Web

November 30, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Charity, Fantasy, Humor, Regular Feature, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Topping off the headlines this week is Star Wars artist Brian Rood who appeared on his local news station WTOL11. You can watch the clip here. The three minute clip shows off some of Brian’s artwork, as well as a rare behind the scenes look at how he does it. We’re fairly certain the secret to his success is combination of water colors and Ewok’s blood. Yub yub.

Not to be out done, forthcoming Star Wars author Kevin Hearne will be livestreaming a book signing this Sunday at The Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale, Arizona. Kevin will be signing his new book Trapped as well as participating in a Q&A. Fans will have an opportunity to ask their own questions via the livestream, or if you’re in the area, you can ask him in person.

In book news, you can enter for a chance to win a complete, autographed set of Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid Chronicles via Patrick Rothfuss’ Worldbuilders charity. For each $10 donation, you get one entry and all the money goes to a good cause. Other authors involved in the charity include Star Wars author Sean Williams who has donated signed copies of Fatal AllianceThe Force Unleashed II, Metal Fatigue, and The Resurrected Man. However, if you’ve got deep pockets, you can check out the Worldbuilder’s eBay auction for Kevin Hearne’s autographed set (which includes special illustrations by the author) and Sean William’s auction.

The second omnibus of Daniel Abraham‘s Long Price Quartet came out this week. Dan has the full breakdown on his blog with links to both the first and second omnibus. Keep in mind that Daniel Abraham will be one of the writers in the upcoming Rebels series. He and fellow author Ty Franck will be writing the Han Solo novel under the pen name James S.A. Corey. As we understand it, the S.A. stands for Solo’s Awesome.

Meanwhile sci-fi author Kevin J. Anderson has climbed 54 mountains and 400 miles of wilderness trails in his search for Yoda. Unfortunately he was unsuccessful, but he was able to recoup the loss with a trail calendar. While there are no Yoda sightings in the calendar, we’re sure the search for Yoda will continue.

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Rancho Obi-Wan: For Sale

November 30, 2012 at 9:18 am | Posted in Books, Charity, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Toys & Collectibles | Leave a comment
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Are you a Star Wars fan who has always wanted to start a collection but have never had the time? Why, there’s all that hard work of tracking down each Star Wars figure, and who knows if you missed one. Well Steve Sansweet has a solution for you. In promotion of his new book Star Wars: The Ultimate Action Figure Collection, Steve is selling ALL of the Star Wars figures. Yes, this is your chance to own them all in one shot! That’s 1,950 Star Wars action figures. Here’s a link to the eBay auction. Feel free to stare and drool, or for the really brave, place a bid.

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Book Review: ‘The Cloud Roads’ by Martha Wells

November 29, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Next week Martha Wells’ newest novel The Siren Depths will be out. This is the third book in the Books of the Raksura series. Within the last couple weeks I’ve dived into the series and have been swept away by the storytelling and the characters. If you’re looking for a new fantasy series to check out, this one is well worth a try. Click here to read our full review of the first book in the series, The Cloud Roads.

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Yodanews Interviews Steve Sansweet

November 29, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Posted in Books, Interview, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Yodanews.com posted an interview with Steve Sansweet covering his new action figure book, Rancho Obi-Wan, and briefly touching on the collecting possibilities now that Disney owns Star Wars. Click here to read the full interview.

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Smuggler’s Gambit

November 29, 2012 at 11:53 am | Posted in Celebration, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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If you missed out on Smuggler’s Gambit at Star Wars Celebration VI, then the day you’ve waiting for has finally arrived. The Star Wars Blog now has the full audio for the audio drama that featured some of the big names from The Clone Wars ( like Sam Witwer, Tom Kane, Ashley Eckstein, Matt Lanter, Dee Bradley Baker, Matthew Wood, Clare Grant, and Daniel Logan). Click here to check it out.

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New Fiction From Allston on the Horizon

November 29, 2012 at 11:19 am | Posted in Books, Conventions, Sci-Fi | Leave a comment
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Aaron Allston posted a new blog update today with info on a couple of short stories he’s completed. Unfortunately both anthologies will be a bit hard to obtain. First up is “Defenders of Beeman County” which will be included in the Rayguns Over Texas sci-fi anthology which will be sold at LoneStarCon 3 in San Antonio, Texas in 2013. The anthology will have 20 short stories all done by authors in Texas. Editor Richard Klaw has posted some of the featured authors and their stories here.

The second story is “Green Room”, a superhero story set in the Strike Force universe. It’s set to be a part of the Time-Traveled Tales follow up anthology at Origins Game Fair. According to Allston this “is the first story I’ve written in which most of the narrative consists of two old men sitting in recliners arguing with one another. No, really.”

If you’re a die hard Allston fan, then good luck in tracking down these two anthologies when they come out.

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Happy Birthday, Tom Taylor

November 29, 2012 at 12:00 am | Posted in Birthday | Leave a comment
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Today we wish a happy birthday to comic writer Tom Taylor! Be sure to stop by Facebook or Twitter and wish Tom a happy birthday down under.

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New Release: ‘Bart Simpson #77’

November 28, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Posted in Comic Books | Leave a comment
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Almost forgot about this one. Today Bart Simpson #77 hits stores and includes a story by John Jackson Miller, “For A Limited Time Only”. If you’re a big JJM fan, you’ll want to pick this one up.

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New ‘A Discourse In Steel’ Excerpt

November 28, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Posted in Books, Fantasy | Leave a comment
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Paul S. Kemp has posted an excerpt from his upcoming Egil and Nix novel A Discourse In Steel. Features some wonderful dialog from his colorful characters.

Paul S. Kemp: A bit of Egil and Nix from A DISCOURSE IN STEEL, the follow up to THE HAMMER AND THE BLADE. Unedited, of course. Forgive any awkwardness or typos.

“Smells like wet dog,” Nix said, just to say something.

“Bah,” Egil said, and raised his hammers as if he could smite the offending stink with them. “It smells like a diseased dog that bathed in the Deadmire and then rolled in its own shite. I’d breathe deep the smell of a merely wet dog.” Continue Reading New ‘A Discourse In Steel’ Excerpt…

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