President Awards National Medal of Arts to George Lucas

July 10, 2013 at 3:34 pm | Posted in George Lucas | Leave a comment
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(via The Uptake youtube)

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Overdraft “Human Error” Free!

July 10, 2013 at 3:05 pm | Posted in eBooks, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Author John Jackson Miller’s prequel short story “Human Error” which originally appeared in the anthology Armored is now available as a free download on Amazon! Offer good until July 12th.

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Full Schedule For Star Wars Celebration Europe II

July 10, 2013 at 2:43 pm | Posted in Celebration, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Star Wars Celebration Europe II now has the programming schedule up. When planning your schedules, make sure to allow time for lines, especially for the big events.

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“Incognito” by John Jackson Miller

July 10, 2013 at 11:47 am | Posted in Art, Books, Del Rey, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Insider | Leave a comment
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For Star Wars fans looking forward to John Jackson Miller’s Kenobi, Star Wars Insider #143 has a nice treat: the short story “Incognito.” Set during the events of Revenge of the Sith (during Obi-Wan’s trip to Tatooine) and including three new illustrations by artist Chris Scalf, “Incognito” is a fun little story that acts as a great teaser for Kenobi.

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More ‘Crucible’ Interviews

July 10, 2013 at 10:08 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, Podcasts, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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TheForce.Net posted an interview with author Troy Denning covering Crucible in some length.

Why did you choose the title Crucible?

Troy Denning: We spent a lot of time talking about titles and trying to figure out what to call the book. I had proposed several different titles and finally Shelly [Shapiro, Del Rey editor] informed me that they had come back with the idea of the title “Crucible” for the story. We all agreed that it fit. It has a couple of different meanings. One was the whole basic melting and re-forging idea, and then also the crucible that you go through as a transition — the idea of changing people. We all agreed that it fit and the only hesitation I had was that I had already used it in the title on a Forgotten Realms book about fifteen years earlier. I guess that kind of shows your age when you’re recycling your titles! I told them that and they were fine with it. We chose it because it really worked on several different levels.

Click here to read the full interview.

Star Wars Action News also conducted an interview with Troy which you can listen to in their latest podcast right here.

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Dave Dorman Star Wars Art Sale

July 10, 2013 at 9:58 am | Posted in Art, Events, Star Wars | 1 Comment
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Star Wars artist Dave Dorman is doing a very special art sale for a limited time only. From July 10 through 14, fans can pick up two prints for just $100 and that includes shipping. Click here to check it out.

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Our Review of ‘Transformers: Monstrosity #2’

July 10, 2013 at 9:43 am | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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While Megatron wanders Junkion, Optimus Prime struggles to keep Cybertron from falling apart. Scorponok rules the Decepticons with an iron fist, and the Dynobots go berserk on anyone unfortunate enough to cross their path. But below the surface of Cybertron, a new discovery could yield the hope for the future or it’s ultimate doom. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Hollywood.com Interview with Troy Denning

July 10, 2013 at 9:00 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Star Wars author Troy Denning was interviewed by Hollywood.com on his new novel Crucible. Troy had some interesting things to say including some comments about the Mortis Monolith and Dave Filoni…

When we last left off, at the end of Fate of the Jedi, Luke and the Jedi had discovered the existence of Mortis, and that’s something that enters into Crucible. Why did you decide to involve Mortis in this new story?

Troy Denning: It came about as an outgrowth of what happened in Apocalypse, when Luke sent ten Knights out to search for the Dagger of Mortis so he could deal with Abeloth in a final showdown. It’s very romantic, like the search for the Lost Grail. Through an intermediary I talked with Dave Filoni about the nature of the monoliths. It was me asking him a few questions about monoliths and then him coming back with an answer. I didn’t want to ignore Mortis, and it intersected with what I was asked to do in this book: to have Han, Luke, and Leia’s last hurrah.

…as well as Star Wars Episode VII.

Was the concept of Crucible being a “passing of the torch” novel affected at all by the announcement of the new movie trilogy?

Troy Denning: The introduction of Episode VII made our understanding of what Crucible was going to be a lot less certain. The original idea was that, yes, this was going to be a “passing of the torch” book in which Luke, Han, and Leia hand off their legacy to the next generation, and begin to stand back and let them take the lead. Then Episode VII comes along and changes everything, because it’s uncertain exactly what’s going to happen to the EU after that. Shelly Shapiro said, “Hey, it’s the EU, we should keep our original intentions for the book.” So it is still a passing of the torch book, we just don’t know what we’re passing the torch to.

Click here to read the full interview. They also have an excerpt from Crucible.

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Our Review of ‘Star Wars #7’

July 10, 2013 at 12:17 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Star Wars #7 moves forward and possibly toward some conclusions and revelations. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren and Geralyn.

New Release: ‘Star Wars #7’, ‘Purge’ TPB & ‘Star Wars #4’ Sketch Variant

July 10, 2013 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Dark Horse Comics has several new Star Wars releases today, including the Alex Ross sketch cover variant for Star Wars #4.

Star Wars #7

Princess Leia takes the Rebels’ secret mission to the next level! Playing it safe has gotten them nowhere, and they are running out of resources and time. What’s the fastest way to get inside info on the Empire? Have your top pilots get themselves captured!

* Ryan Kelly, the artist from Brian Wood’s Local series, joins the Star Wars team!

Click here for a four page preview.

Writer: Brian Wood
Artist: Ryan Kelly
Inker: Dan Parsons
Colorist: Gabe Eltaeb
Cover Artist: Rodolfo Migliari

Format: FC, 32 pages; Ongoing
Price: $2.99

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