Star Wars Episode VII Casting Call *Confirmed*

June 19, 2013 at 10:15 am | Posted in Episode VII, Movies, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Update: The casting call news has been confirmed by LucasFilm (source TheForce.Net and Big Shiny Robot). Bleeding Cool reported the casting sheet as follows.

  • Late-teen female, independent, good sense of humour, fit.
  • Young twenty-something male, witty and smart, fit but not traditionally good looking.
  • A late twentysomething male, fit, handsome and confident.
  • Seventy-something male, with strong opinions and tough demeanour. Also doesn’t need to be particularly fit.
  • A second young female, also late teens, tough, smart and fit.
  • Forty something male, fit, military type.
  • Thirtysomething male, intellectual. Apparently doesn’t need to be fit.

Let the speculating begin!

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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Dave Dorman Interview with Galactic Squid

June 19, 2013 at 9:36 am | Posted in Art, Interview | Leave a comment
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Galactic Squid posted a very nice interview with Star Wars artists Dave Dorman that covers a lot of topics: favorite characters to draw, influences, The Wasted Lands, and of course Star Wars.

George Lucas is a well known fan of your work and has purchased dozens of your original oil paintings. What are your thoughts on the new Star Wars Trilogy?

Dave Dorman: I certainly am looking forward to the new trilogy. Having J. J. Abrams come on, I think he understands the material very well, as is obvious from his handling of Star Trek and his various TV series. I think Disney will probably keep a light touch over the production since Lucas has really set good groundwork and I trust Lucas’ decision to hand it over to Disney that they will not put Mickey Mouse ears on Luke and Leia.

Click here to read the full interview.

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‘Crucible’ Spoiler Contest

June 19, 2013 at 8:43 am | Posted in Books, Contest, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Author Troy Denning is running a Crucible Spoiler Contest on Facebook. He’s looking for the most outlandish Crucible spoilers that aren’t true.

The Crucible spoilers keep coming — and if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em! So I’m asking for your most outlandish (i.e. not real) Crucible spoilers, especially from those who haven’t read the book yet.

The two people whose spoilers receive the most “likes” will receive an autographed copy via snail mail (once my author copies arrive). And I’ll buy lunch for another winner (+ guest) who is attending either San Diego Comic Con, Gen Con, or my signing in Roseville MN (July 9 — though this would have to be an early dinner).

The rules are simple: one spoiler per post, the spoiler can’t be real (or it will be deleted), I’m the final judge of all contest matters, and the contest ends at midnight Central Time on June 21st.

Better hurry if you want to enter, because time is running out.

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Kemp Talks ‘A Discourse in Steel’

June 19, 2013 at 8:31 am | Posted in Angry Robot, Books, Fantasy | Leave a comment
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Author Paul S. Kemp shared the story behind the story for A Discourse in Steel on Upcoming4me.com. Click here to check it out.

A Discourse in Steel will be out on June 25 in paperback and digital formats.

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Let Us Not Forget…

June 19, 2013 at 12:06 am | Posted in Humor | 4 Comments
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…this day which shall forever live in infamy for this, one year to this day.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot. Because Hutt overlords never forget.

Comic Review: ‘Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin #3’

June 19, 2013 at 12:05 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin #3 continues to raise the bar. This is one series you don’t want to miss out on. Click here to check out our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release: ‘Lost Tribe of the Sith: Spiral’ TPB

June 19, 2013 at 12:04 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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An ambitious Sith rebel, Spinner, is about to upset the balance of a lost tribe of Sith. When he is arrested for treason and sent away on a prisoner vessel, thoughts of overcoming his station, destroying the Tribe, and even finding a way to escape into the galaxy lead Spinner to a powerful, long-forgotten weapon. A rival stowaway Sith on that same vessel has her own ideas about the future of the Tribe. They don’t need eradication; they need a new leader—her! Collects Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith #1–#5.

Click here for a six page preview.

Writer: John Jackson Miller
Penciller: Andrea Mutti
Inker: Pierluigi Baldassini
Colorist: Michael Atiyeh
Cover Artist: Paul Renaud

Format: FC, 120 Pages; TP, 7″ x 10″
Price: $18.99

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New Release: ‘The Smuggler’s Code’

June 19, 2013 at 12:03 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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When he encounters a criminal from his past, Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi strikes out, determined to fulfill a promise he made to himself as a young Jedi: to bring in this fugitive on his own! While on the trail, Obi-Wan earns a favor from a local smuggler, but her devotion to working for her own benefit may be more trouble for Obi-Wan than her help is actually worth!

Click here for an eight page preview.

Writer: Justin Aclin
Artist: Eduardo Ferrara
Colorist: Michael Atiyeh

Format: FC, 80 pages; TP, 5 1/4″ x 7 1/2″
Price: $7.99
Age range: 8+

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New Release: ‘Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin #3’

June 19, 2013 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Darth Vader’s search for the culprits behind an assassination attempt on the Emperor leads to a shattered Star Destroyer floating lifeless above a mysterious moon. On the ground he finds no survivors—instead ancient ruins, and frightening inhabitants. All the while, a hunter follows, waiting for the moment to strike!

Click here for a five page preview.

Writer: Tim Siedell
Penciller: Ivan Fernandez
Inker: Denis Frietas
Colorist: Michael Atiyeh
Cover Artist: Ariel Olivetti

Format: FC, 32 Pages
Price: $3.50

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Databurst From the 501st

June 19, 2013 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from June 19 through 25th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

June 20

  • Golden Gate Garrison will be in Oakland, CA for a visit to the Children’s Hospital and Research Center Oakland.
  • Midwest Garrison will be in Schaumburg, IL at Legoland Discovery Center from June 20-22.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Camp Cuyamaca, Descanso for the MDA Summer Camp.
  • UK Garrison will be in Leicester for the NSC Surgeons Conference Dinner.

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