Star Wars Reads Day III Announced

April 3, 2014 at 11:47 am | Posted in Books, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

star-wars-reads-day-iiiStarWars.com has posted info on the next Star Wars Reads Day, and it will be October 11 this year.

Bookstores and libraries will once again feel the power of the Force.

Disney Publishing Worldwide and its publishing partners announced today the third annual Star Wars Reads Day, to be held October 11, 2014. Last year, Star Wars authors and costumed volunteers participated in over 2,000 Star Wars Reads Day events across North America and, for the first time, around the world. On October 11 of this year, Star Wars fans, authors, and artists will again come together in this multi-publisher initiative that celebrates reading and Star Wars. Participating publishing partners include Abrams, Chronicle Books, Dark Horse, Del Rey, Disney Book Group, DK, Klutz, Quirk Books, Random House Audio, Scholastic, and Workman Publishing.

“With the debut of our new animated series Star Wars Rebels launching on DisneyXD this Fall, and the upcoming theatrical release of Episode VII in 2015, our third Star Wars Reads Day comes at an exciting time,” says Carol Roeder, Director of Lucasfilm Franchise Publishing, Disney Publishing Worldwide.

The following authors are confirmed to participate in official Star Wars Reads Day events: Chris Alexander (Star Wars Origami), Tom Angleberger (Origami Yoda series), Jeffrey Brown (Goodnight Darth VaderStar Wars: Jedi Academy), Troy Denning (Star Wars: Crucible), Ian Doescher (William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, William Shakespeare’s Empire Striketh Back, William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return), Jason Fry (LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary: Updated and Expanded, Star Wars in 100 Scenes), Daniel Lipkowitz (LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles), John Jackson Miller (Star Wars: Kenobi), Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas (Star Wars: Death Star Owner’s Technical Manual), Daniel Wallace (The Bounty Hunter Code, The Jedi Path), and Ryder Windham (Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide, Star Wars Rebels Junior Novel).

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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Podcasts in Review

April 3, 2014 at 6:00 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Full of Sith: Episode LVIII includes two interviews, both conducted by Bryan. One is with Billy Dee Williams and focuses mostly on conventions, fans and being in Star Wars. The second interview is with Wil Wheaton with a discussion on Star Wars board games since International TableTop Day is this Saturday. Aside from that, Bryan and Mike (Bobbie sits this episode out) discuss “This is Madness” and their thoughts on the match ups, Star Wars tattoos, binge watching The Clone Wars, naughty Star Wars Rebels pictures, as well as some listener feedback on Yoda, Force Priestesses, Anakin and redemption. Excellent discussion and intriguing interviews.

RebelForce Radio: Episode 3.28.14 is hosted by Jimmy Mac and Steve Glosson. They talk about RebelForce Radio going to Disney World for Star Wars Weekends this year. Scott Allen from the 501st Legion comes on talk about inducting Alan Ladd into the Legion. Plus they have Tom Kane on the show to talk about Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 6. Tom talks about TCW, Star Wars Rebels, dark Yoda, what would have happened if Yoda had lost his battle, voicing Yoda for “This is Madness” and more. Great episode and a must listen for TCW fans. I have to admit, I always enjoy the episodes with Steve a little more.

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Happy Birthday, Paul S. Kemp

April 3, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Birthday, Books, Events, Fantasy | Leave a comment
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Today we wish a happy birthday to author Paul S. Kemp. Paul is making today extra special by throwing an online book party for his characters Egil and Nix. To participate, Paul is asking readers who have not read his two Egil and Nix books, The Hammer and the Blade and A Discourse in Steel, to go check them out.

For those who have already read them, Paul wants your reviews on Amazon or Barnes & Noble (you can check out our review of The Hammer and the Blade and A Discourse in Steel right here on Roqoo Depot). And for those die hard fans who have already bought and reviewed both books, be sure to share the word.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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