Star Wars News for New York Comic Con

September 12, 2013 at 7:48 pm | Posted in Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Dark Horse, News, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment

StarWars.com teased that New York Comic Con will be seeing some Star Wars news, including some Star Wars Rebels. Here’s the full rundown.

Star Wars Rebels: The Might of the Empire
Saturday, October 12, 2013
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m., Room 1E
What happens when the Galactic Empire takes over a planet? What if Imperials took interest in your world, and garrisoned Stormtroopers and TIE fighters to maintain order? Star Wars Rebels, the thrilling, all-new animated television series from Lucasfilm for Disney XD will ask those questions — and so will this panel hosted by Lucasfilm’s resident Star Wars expert, Pablo Hidalgo.

Details on the show are closely guarded, but fans at NYCC will get a first look at new art from the series, and learn new information about the formidable forces of the Galactic Empire. Star Wars Rebels is set between Episodes III and IV, and it is a dark time in the galaxy. In the spirit of the original trilogy, the Empire is once again the preeminent villain of the saga, and Star Wars Rebels puts the awesome might of Imperial forces in the spotlight.

The series is still a year away, so don’t miss this chance to get an early look at its development. Continue Reading Star Wars News for New York Comic Con…

Hollywood.com Interviews the Kenobi’s

September 12, 2013 at 2:46 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Hollywood.com has posted an interview with Kenobi author John Jackson Miller and Kenobi voice actor James Arnold Taylor.

James, at the start of the novel what would you say is Obi-Wan’s mindset?

James Arnold Taylor: One of the things that’s been so great for me in playing this mythical character for so many years is that throughout the series of The Clone Wars I had to put myself in the mindset of “He does not know what’s going to happen.” He does not know that Anakin’s going to fall, and in Kenobi he actually thinks that Anakin is dead. His belief is that Anakin’s gone, and he did what he had to do. Even though I haven’t voiced him much after the events of Revenge of the Sith, it goes so much deeper than I think most people think.

 

Click here to check it out.

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‘Razor’s Edge’ Interview and Excerpt via Her Universe

September 12, 2013 at 11:00 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Her Universe has an interview with Razor’s Edge author Martha Wells and an excerpt from the book. You can check them both out on the Her Universe Facebook page right here.

Empire and Rebellion: Razor’s Edge will be out on September 24 in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats. You can find product links here on Random House’s official page, as well as a 50 page preview. Here’s a rundown of the previous excerpts: micro-excerpt #1#2, and #3, plus first 50 pages.

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‘Razor’s Edge’ Micro-Excerpt #3

September 12, 2013 at 10:54 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Star Wars Books has posted micro-excerpt #3 for Empire and Rebellion: Razor’s Edge.

“I’m sorry. I just didn’t think—I assumed—”

“That I was a figurehead? A symbol?” Leia said. She got that a lot, and it wasn’t as if Mon Mothma and other members of the Alliance High Command hadn’t tried to make it clear that that was how they preferred it. Leia knew that being a symbol was part of her duty to the Alliance, but she wasn’t sure Mothma and the others really understood what they were asking of her. Unlike living, breathing people, fi gureheads were made of stone and incapable of mistakes; Leia wasn’t certain how long she could bear that weight.

Empire and Rebellion: Razor’s Edge by Martha Wells will be out on September 24 in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats. You can find product links here on Random House’s official page, as well as a 50 page preview.

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Update on ‘The Essential Characters’

September 12, 2013 at 10:00 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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According to Edelweiss, Star Wars: The Essential Characters is getting pushed back…way back…to March 1, 2016. The book, written by Daniel Wallace and illustrated by Doug Wheately, was set for an April 15, 2014 release. There hasn’t been much promotion of the book as of late, which is understandable considering the situation with Disney and Episode VII.

The large jump in the release could indicate that the publishing arm wants to delay the book in order to include characters from the new sequel films. If so, the content of the book could be getting a drastic change from the previously planned content. If they do add new characters, it’s unknown as of yet whether Doug Wheatley will be handling the additions or if a new artist will be brought in. Either way, there’s a lot up in the air with the release change.

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Rancho Obi-Wan Makes Guinness Book of World Records

September 12, 2013 at 9:11 am | Posted in Books, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Rancho Obi-Wan has finally made the Guinness Book of World Records for “Largest Collection of Star Wars Memorabilia”. The Guinness World Records Edition 2014 features a two page spread for Rancho Obi-Wan. Click here to check out the video.

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‘Star Wars Rebels’ and Disney Publishing

September 12, 2013 at 8:42 am | Posted in Books, Disney, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment

As reported by Knights Archive, Star Wars Rebels now has some book release info. According to edelweiss, there are three juvenile books in the works.

Star Wars: Rebels Picture Book
On Sale Date: August 5, 2014 9781484706695, 1484706692 $16.99 US / $17.99 Can. Hardback Juvenile Fiction / Media Tie-In Ages 6 to 8, Grades 1 to 3 Disney Press 32 pages Status: Forthcoming

Star Wars: Rebels Read-Along Storybook and CD
On Sale Date: August 5, 2014 9781484705049, 1484705041 $6.99 US / $7.99 Can. Paperback / softback Juvenile Fiction / Media Tie-In Ages 6 to 8, Grades 1 to 3 Disney Press Series: Read-Along Storybook and CD 32 pages Status: Forthcoming

Star Wars: Rebels Early Reader #2 (Level 2)
On Sale Date: August 5, 2014 9781484704868, 148470486X $3.99 US / $4.50 Can. Paperback / softback Juvenile Fiction / Media Tie-In Ages 6 to 8, Grades 1 to 3 Disney Press Series: World of Reading 32 pages Status: Forthcoming

All three books are being put out by Disney Press which is a member of Disney Book Group which in turn handles the bulk of their book publishing. Disney Press tends to focus on young reader material for both children and young teens. It’s worth noting that Scholastic and DK usually cover all of the young reader Star Wars material, so it’s unclear what this means. It could signify that Disney will be taking over that area of the Star Wars book market, or that Disney will simply be handling the Star Wars Rebels material, or even the possibility that Disney is simply joining the others and adding to rather than taking away. For the moment, we’ll just have to wait and see.

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Podcasts in Review

September 12, 2013 at 8:11 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Bombad Radio: Episode 87 includes an interview with Simon Wilkie who talks about cosplaying as C-3PO. Simon was a pretty interesting guest making it a fun episode to listen to. He had some neat stories about making the costume and some of the celebrity encounters he’s had.

Episode 88 has a nice interview with Nick Joseph, the medal bearer from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Nick talks about being onset and interacting with the other actors, as well as his work on the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me, and Doctor Who. Aside from films, Nick talked about his other passions: Formula 3 racing and marathons. All in all, a cool episode to check out.

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