Nice Look at ‘Star Wars Costumes: The Original Trilogy’

October 29, 2014 at 3:46 pm | Posted in Books, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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StarWars.com has a nice video showing off Star Wars Costumes: The Original Trilogy. From what they show, this book looks like a must have for all fans.

Star Wars Costumes: The Original Trilogy is already out in hardcover from Chronicle Books. Be sure to check it out.

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MTFBWY, John

October 29, 2014 at 3:00 pm | Posted in Comic Books | Leave a comment
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john ostranderJohn Ostrander, one of our favorite comic book writers (Star Wars: Legacy), is having triple bypass surgery tomorrow.  Our thoughts are with John and his family.  Have a great outcome and a speedy recovery, John.  MTFBWY

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An Author Behaved Badly…Very Badly

October 29, 2014 at 2:25 pm | Posted in Books, Miscellaneous | Leave a comment
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speshul snowflakeDisclaimer: I do not review YA books, post reviews on Goodreads or use a pseudonym for my reviews.  Also, I have cordial-to-great relationships with authors.  So there’s that.

 Last week a corner of the internet blew up.  Short version: YA author, Kathleen Hale, read a one star review of her first novel on Goodreads, became obsessed, did some online and real life reviewer stalking over a number of months, then got a piece about it published in the Guardian.  Some people, who have their own issues — I’m looking at you, Anne Rice —  drank the Hale kool-aid, tweeted support for Hale and applauded her for standing up to bullies.

Which would be all well and good if Hale or her supporters had a grasp on how the internet really works.  And by “how the internet really works” I mean that if you piss off enough people in a really public way, those people are going to start digging around the internet. Of course, that’s what Immediately happened because, by stalking a real, live person who happened to review books in a snarky manner, Hale angered a lot of book blogger/reviewers and, incidentally, a number of authors.  The fact that, in her article, Hale cast Stop the Goodreads Bullies in a favorable light did not go unnoticed either.  Using STGRB in conjunction with your bad author behavior is a major red flag to reviewers.  You might as well paint a target on yourself, jump up and scream, “Come and get me.” Continue Reading An Author Behaved Badly…Very Badly…

New Release and Review: ‘Aliens: Fire and Stone #2’

October 29, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Aliens: Fire and Stone #2 is out today from Dark Horse Comics. Click here to read our full review.

Aliens: Fire and Stone #2

After crashing their clunky mining ship on a strange planet, a group of human survivors face both xenomorph attacks and friction among themselves—which could spell doom for everyone! The stranded and desperate group has a single chance: one of their scientists, who seeks the key to their freedom.

Click here for a six page preview.

Writer: Chris Roberson
Artist: Patric Reynolds
Colorist: Dave Stewart
Cover Artist: David Palumbo

Format: FC, 32 pages; Miniseries
Price: $3.50

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Databurst From the 501st

October 29, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from October 29 through November 4th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

October 29

  • Garrison Excelsior will be in Rochester, NY for Accessible Halloween at the Center for Disability Rights at 5:00 PM.
  • Mountain Garrison will be in Glendale, CO for the City of Glendale Halloween Party from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the Sports Center.
  • Nordic Garrison will be in Stockholm, Sweden for The Scandinavian Sci-Fi, Game & Film Convention from November 29 to 30th. Star Wars guests include Kenny Baker and David Prowse.
  • Timberline Garrison will be in Idaho Falls, ID for Boo at the Zoo at Tautphaus Park Zoo from 5:00 to 9:00 PM.
  • UK Garrison will be in Tottenham for the Spurs Family Spooktacular.

October 30

  • Italian Garrison will be in Lucca for Lucca Comics and Games from October 30 to November 2nd. Star Wars guests include Drew Karpyshyn.
  • Nordic Garrison will be in Stockholm, Sweden for Comic Con Stockholm from October 30 to November 2nd.
  • Ohio Garrison will be in Toledo, OH for the Whitmer Community Halloween event from 5:00 to 7:30 PM at Whitmer High School.
  • Southern California Garrison will be at the Dos Cominos Elementary School 50 Year Carnival, at the Hansen Elementary School fundraiser, and in Atwater Village, CA for Trick or Treat on the BOOlevard from 4:30 to 6:00 PM along Glendale Blvd.
  • UK Garrison will be in Nottingham for Oscars for Orchestra, and in IOW for the Imperial Invasion of C.H.A.R.M.

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