Book Giveaway: Signed Copy of ‘Jedi Academy’ by Jeffrey Brown

October 4, 2013 at 7:13 am | Posted in Books, Contest, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 15 Comments
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Last month, Star Wars author and illustrator Jeffrey Brown did a book signing at Star Clipper in St. Louis, MO. Not one to miss out on an opportunity, I showed up with a pile of books and Jeffrey was nice enough to sign them. What I didn’t know was that Jeffrey includes a little doodle with his signatures.

This is Jeffrey Brown signing the book you could win!

So for Star Wars Reads Day, we’re giving away a signed copy of Jeffrey Brown’s latest book, Jedi Academy. It’s a little different from Darth Vader and Son and Vader’s Little Princess, but still fun and full of illustrations. This signed copy comes with a doodle of the main character Roan. Continue Reading Book Giveaway: Signed Copy of ‘Jedi Academy’ by Jeffrey Brown…

Star Wars Reads Day Events

October 4, 2013 at 7:00 am | Posted in 501st, Books, Chronicle Books, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Del Rey, DK, Events, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Saturday October 5, 2013 is Star Wars Reads Day. Abrams, Chronicle Books, Dark Horse, Del Rey, DK, Quirk Books, Random House Audio, Scholastic, Titan Magazines, and Workman Publishing will all be joining together to help celebrate reading and there will be lots of events going on across the U.S. and even a few international ones.

In addition to that, Goodreads will be doing an online event that everyone can participate in. The online event will include authors Ryder Windham, Jason Fry, Chris Alexander, John Jackson Miller, Hans Jennsen, Rich Chasemore and Simon Beecroft. Plus Dark Horse Comics is getting in on the fun by offering up to 50% off on select Star Wars titles from October 4-6th (you can check out their offers here).

We’ve put together a complete list of all the events Star Wars guests will be attending, as well as a comprehensive list of the events that the 501st Legion will be at. Be sure to check for an event near you. Continue Reading Star Wars Reads Day Events…

Around the Web

October 4, 2013 at 12:59 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Conventions, Fantasy, Interview, JJ Abrams, Movies, Regular Feature, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web featuring news and events for Star Wars and beyond.

Art

  • Dave Dorman fans looking to get a signed print of his variant cover for The Other Dead #1 featuring President Obama ready to take on the zombie apocalypse can pick one up here while supplies last.

Conventions

  • Dallas Comic Con Fan Days starts today and features quite a few Star Wars guests: Anthony Daniels, Carrie Fisher, David Prowse, Peter Mayhew, Daniel Logan, Ron Perlman and Katee Sackhoff.
  • DEF-CON 2 kicks off Saturday in Southhampton, England and features Star Wars guests Jeremy Bulloch, Pam Rose, Brian Wheeler, Alan Flyng, Nick Joseph, John Chapman, and Brian Muir.
  • Also kicking off Saturday in England is the London Film & Comic Con which will features guests Ailsa Berk, Jett Lucas, Julian Glover, Brian Blessed, Mike Mayhew and J.W. Rinzler.
  • John Jackson Miller has revealed his NYCC schedule. He’ll be signing at the Random House booth (#2205) Friday from 5-6 p.m. and Saturday from 11-noon.
  • Star Wars artist Jeff Carlisle will be a featured Artist Guest of Honor this year at Con on the Cob which kicks off October 17 in Hudson, OH.

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Ewok of the Day: Paploo

October 4, 2013 at 12:05 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | 2 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 Paploo.

Paploo is the nephew of Chief Chirpa and the son of Bozzie, Chief Chirpa’s sister. He often hanged out with Wicket, Teebo, Latara and Kneesaa. During the battle of Endor, he stole a scout trooper speeder bike which created a diversion allowing the Rebels to capture the shield generator. Later on, he actually came to replace Master Logray in Bright Tree Village.

Kenny Baker played Paploo in Return of the Jedi. Originally the roles of Paploo and Wicket were reversed, but on the day for shooting the scene between Leia and her first encounter with an Ewok, Warwick Davis was used instead and the names were later swapped. Paploo went on to appear in the Ewoks television show, the Ewoks comics, in Star Wars Tales 22: “Marooned” and in the children’s books: How the Ewoks Saved the Trees: An Old Ewok Legend and The Ewoks Join the Fight.

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

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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