Monday Funny: Unfriended

September 30, 2013 at 10:45 am | Posted in Humor, Monday Funny, Regular Feature, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Yoda Unfriend

 

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Essential Guide to Warfare Author’s Cut Part 1

September 30, 2013 at 9:38 am | Posted in Books, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Jason Fry and Paul Urquhart have kicked off a new article series on the Star Wars Blog showcasing the material that was cut from Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare. Part one of the twelve part series covers the Celestials. Click here to check it out.

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Tim Siedell Talks ‘Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows’

September 30, 2013 at 9:23 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Interview, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Comic Book Resources posted an interview with Tim Siedell who talks about his new upcoming series with Dark Horse Comics, Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows. They also have a look at the cover for #2 and one of the interior panels for #1.

Tim, tell us a bit about the central concept behind “Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows.” Where does it pick up with Vader and how does it relate to your recently-concluded series “Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin?”

Tim Siedell: The two stories aren’t related, but in a way they are connected. The evolution of young Vader continues.

In “Ninth Assassin,” Vader was freed up to be a badass. That’s the word that kept coming back to me from readers: “badass.” And because he was surrounded by a motley assortment of characters with their own moral deficiencies, there was some satisfaction in that. “Cry of Shadows” starts out that way, as well. Our main character, a disillusioned clone trooper who has a bone to pick with the Jedi, practically worships Vader’s abilities as a warrior. But where does badass end and evil begin? Let’s put it this way, Vader doesn’t become the most feared man in the galaxy by just being a badass.

Click here to read the full interview.

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Ewok of the Day: Kaink

September 30, 2013 at 12:05 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here at Roqoo Depot, we are counting down the days to the release of Ewoks: Shadows of Endor. Written and drawn by Zack Giallongo with colors by Braden Lamb, this trade paperback comic leads directly in the events of Return of the Jedi and ties into the Ewoks television movies and series. To help get readers in the mood, we’ll be doing an Ewok of the day each day until the comic’s release. Today we’re highlighting Kaink.

Kaink is an Ewok priestess and a guardian of the Soul Trees (sacred trees planeted at the time of an Ewok’s birth). She is also the legend-keeper for Bright Tree Village. She preferred to be by herself and lived in solitude several miles away from the village where she could be at one with nature. Her magical staff is adorned with a crystal that can emit a beam of mystical force or hypnotize animals.

Kaink first appeared in Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure (1984) and in two episodes of the Ewoks television show. She was also a part of the safety video for Star Tours.

Ewoks: Shadows of Endor will be out on October 9, 2013.

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Ewok of the Day: Teebo

September 29, 2013 at 9:36 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | 3 Comments
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Here at Roqoo Depot, we are counting down the days to the release of Ewoks: Shadows of Endor. Written and drawn by Zack Giallongo with colors by Braden Lamb, this trade paperback comic leads directly in the events of Return of the Jedi and ties into the Ewoks television movies and series. To help get readers in the mood, we’ll be doing an Ewok of the day each day until the comic’s release. Today we’re highlighting Teebo.

Teebo studied as a medicine man under the tutilege of Master Logray. Easy to spot by his trademark hat, a gurreck skull adorned with churi feathers, he was known as a poet and a watcher of the stars. His family consisted of his father Warok, his mother Batcheela, and his sister Malani. Later in life, Teebo developed a relationship with Latara.

Teebo appeared in Return of the Jedi and has a memorable scene where R2-D2 zaps him. He appeared in many of the episodes of the Ewoks televison series and the Ewoks comics, as well several children’s books: Three Cheers for Kneesa!: An Ewok Adventure, The Adventures of Teebo: A Tale of Magic and Suspense, Fuzzy as an Ewok, and The Ewoks Join the Fight. In ROTJ, he was played by Jack Purvis, who also played Kitik Keed’kak, Gonk, Chief Ugnaught and one of the main Jawas in the films. In the Ewoks tv show, he was voiced by Eric Peterson (season one) and James Cranna (season two). James Cranna actually played Widdle Warrick in Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure, was an announcer in THX-1138 and played the liquor store thief in American Graffiti.

Ewoks: Shadows of Endor will be out on October 9, 2013.

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RebelForce Radio Kenobi Roundtable

September 28, 2013 at 5:31 pm | Posted in Audiobooks, Books, Del Rey, Podcasts, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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RebelForce Radio put together an outstanding episode this week with a Kenobi roundtable featuring Jimmy Mac, special co-host Steve Glosson from Geek Out Loud, Star Wars books editor Erich Schoeneweiss and the voice of Obi-Wan, James Arnold Taylor. They dive into Kenobi while keeping the discussion relatively spoiler free so everyone can listen in and enjoy. As if that wasn’t enough in itself, Jimmy and Jason also interview the audiobook narrator for Kenobi, Jonathan Davis, and James Arnold Taylor does a new meditation excerpt from the book. Really nice coverage all around and a top notch job from RebelForce Radio for putting it together. You can listen in here on Facebook or on Shotglass Digital.

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Kemp on ‘The Godborn’

September 27, 2013 at 10:22 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy | 1 Comment
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Author Paul S. Kemp has a new Forgotten Realms book coming out next week. The Godborn is the second book in The Sundering series and stars his beloved characters from the Erevis Cale series. Over on io9, they have a cool interview with Paul discussing his new book.

Let’s start by talking about Erevis Cale, who spends a lot of time off-stage in The Godborn, but it still very central to the story. How was that character created, and how has he evolved over the years? And who would play him in the Hollywood blockbuster?

Paul S. Kemp: Well, when a boy with an affinity for shadows loves a girl with an affinity for shadows very much, then….

Oh, you mean something else. Uh, okay.

Cale actually came out of a closed call put out by WotC in 1999-2000, for what would later become the “Sembia Series.” Now, the Sembia Series was a very cool idea from Wizards. Essentially seven authors were each going to write first a novella and then a novel featuring one of the characters in the household of a wealthy Sembian merchant family. Intrigue! Secrets! Swordplay!

Click here to read the full interview. Paul will also be on Dungeon Crawlers Radio tonight, so be sure to give it a listen (6:00 PM MT). If you haven’t ordered The Godborn yet, you can head on over to Amazon or any of your favorite retailers. It will be out in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats on October 1st. If you haven’t read the first book in The Sundering series, don’t worry, this is truly a standalone book as far as that series is concerned. However, if you haven’t read any of the Erevis Cale books, especially the Trilight War Trilogy, then you will miss out on some of the greater context. That said, there’s a lot of good stuff in the book, so if you want to dive in, you certainly can.

We’ll have our interview with Paul S. Kemp and our full review next week, so be sure to check back in on Tuesday.

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Around the Web

September 27, 2013 at 10:10 am | Posted in Around the Web, Conventions, Events, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars, Video Games | Leave a comment
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Here’s this weeks Around the Web gathering up book, movie, con news and more.

Authors/Books

  • Editor Jennifer Heddle revealed the title for the sequel to William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher–William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back.

Speaking of Quirk — am currently reading the manuscript for WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S THE EMPIRE STRIKETH BACK and loving it.

  • SF Signal has a piece asking different authors what authors influenced them when they were young. Among the authors is Martha Wells. You can check it out here.
  • Target Audience Magazine has an interview with author Timothy Zahn.
  • You can check out the cover art for Tim Lebbon‘s upcoming novella Still Life here.
  • Star Wars comic writer Tom Taylor is part of a kickstarter project for a horror anthology called In the Dark. They’re halfway to their goal and still have 33 days to go.

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‘Razor’s Edge’ Roundup

September 27, 2013 at 8:59 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment
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There’s been a lot of promotion with the release of Empire and Rebellion: Razor’s Edge by Martha Wells. Below is a roundup of reviews, interviews and extras.

Reviews

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Concept Art and Story Points for Star Wars 1313

September 26, 2013 at 9:36 am | Posted in News, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Video Games | Leave a comment
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IGN did a write up showcasing some more concept art for Star Wars 1313 as well as a lot of of the plot points for the game including big story reveals. Click here to check it out.

One thing to keep in mind: the extent of the story that IGN reveals in their article seems to indicate that this game is truly dead, especially since they spoil some of the big surprises that would have been in the game.

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