Our Celebration Anaheim Interview with Christie Golden

April 30, 2015 at 12:05 am | Posted in Books, Celebration, Conventions, Del Rey, Fantasy, Interview, Random House, Sci-Fi, Star Trek, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 4 Comments
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While at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, we got the chance to interview Star Wars author Christie Golden. We spoke about her upcoming novel Star Wars: Dark Disciple, as well as some of her non-Star Wars titles like Star Trek Voyager: A Murdered Sun, Fable: Edge of the World, Warcraft: Lord of the Clans, and Instrument of Fate.

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Celebration Anaheim Interview with Drew Karpyshyn

April 30, 2015 at 12:04 am | Posted in Books, Celebration, Conventions, Del Rey, Fantasy, Interview, Random House, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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It’s always fun being able to chat with the authors at Star Wars Celebration. While in Anaheim, we were able to talk with author Drew Karpyshyn about his Star Wars work, as well as his work in Mass Effect, Forgotten Realms and his original fantasy series The Chaos Born. We even touched on his upcoming short story anthology A Minor Malevolent Spirit and Other Tales.

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To check out more of Drew Karpyshyn’s work, and to stay up to date with his latest releases, be sure to check out his official website.

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Celebration Anaheim Interview with James Luceno

April 30, 2015 at 12:02 am | Posted in Books, Celebration, Conventions, Del Rey, Fantasy, Interview, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Here is our Star Wars Celebration Anaheim interview with author James Luceno covering his latest book Tarkin, his novel Hunt for the Mayan Looking Glass, as wells as topics such as travel and villains.

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Podcasts in Review

April 30, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Audiobooks, Books, Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Bombad Radio: Episode 194 includes several guests. The first guest is Star Wars autograph collector Frank D. Rich who talks about collecting autographs and Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, giving some tips for first timers and some discussion of pricing. Then they play a clip of a James Arnold Taylor interview from Celebration VI where James talked about faith and Star Wars before seguing to their second guest, Greg, who is behind the Celebration of Worship events. Then they cover some news and jump to their third guest, voice actor Stephen Stanton. They talk about Life Itself, Star Wars Celebration, Starlight Foundation, the 501st Bash, Tarkin, Peter Cushing and Doctor Who. But that’s not all as they have one more guest in this episode, Noah Tarnow, who talks about Big Quiz Thing, what type of questions they’ll be doing at Celebration, and they break into some general fan discussion on Marvel, DC, comics, films and the Star Wars movies. It’s kind of a lengthy discussion, and puts this episode at a few minutes shy of two hours, so be prepared for a long one. Still, they have some good guests and some good discussions.

Episode 196 begins with some TFA trailer discussion then breaks to their interview with voice actor Bob Bergen, most recognizably known for voicing Porky Pig since Mel Blanc’s passing. While Bob is not much of a storyteller, and he doesn’t share his voices, he does give out a lot of advice and insight for voice actors looking to break into the business. He also shares how he got the role of Porky Pig, how he Mel Blanc as a kid, and some of the other work he’s done.

Episode 197 has an interview with Ultimate Star Wars author Adam Bray who talks about the project, working with canon and legends, how much of Star Wars Rebels he knew about when working on the book, and his contributions. Then they interview the voice actors for the Star Wars audiobooks: January Lavoy, Marc Thompson and Jonathan Davies. They talk about working on Star Wars books, the challenges of doing audiobooks, as well as the perks. With four interviewees in this episode, it’s jam packed with Star Wars goodness and all of the interviews are top notch. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

New Release: ‘Princess Leia #3’

April 29, 2015 at 1:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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After a delayed release, Princess Leia #3 is out today from Marvel, as well as the second printing for Darth Vader #3.

Princess Leia #3 (of 5)

Writer: Mark Waid
Artist: Terry Dodson
Cover Artist: Terry Dodson

Leia’s mission leads to the underground world of Sullust! The Empire’s forces are on her trail and gaining! Join the galaxy’s toughest Princess on a quest to save her people!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99

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Databurst From the 501st

April 29, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Databurst From the 501st, Events, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from April 29 to May 5th. With Free Comic Book Day being May 2nd and May 4th being “May the Fourth Be With You” Day, there are a lot of events going on this weekend. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

April 29

  • Alabama Garrison will be in Auburn, AL for Star Wars Night with the Tigers.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Irvine, CA for Nico’s Make-A-Wish on World Wish.

April 30

  • Carolina Garrison will be in Charleston, SC for Charleston iFive:K at Charleston Maritime Center from 4:00 to 7:00 PM.
  • Georgia Garrison will be in Lawrenceville, GA for Kanoheda Elementary Career Day.
  • Redback Garrison will be in Helensvlae for a Starlight event at EB Games.

May 1

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Overland Park, KS for May Fourth at Johnson County Community College from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
  • Central Garrison will be in Minneapolis, MN for Wizard World Minneapolis from May 1 to 3rd.
  • Georgia Garrison will be in Atlanta, GA for Kanoheda Elementary Career Day from April 30 to May 1st, and in Atlanta, GA for the Nopi Nationals.
  • Ohio Garrison will be in Lakewood, OH for Free Comic Book Day at Carol and John’s Comic Book Shop from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Santa Monica, CA for the Orchestra Pops Concert at Barnum Hall from 8:00 to 10:00 PM.

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‘Ultimate Star Wars’ Interviews

April 28, 2015 at 12:05 am | Posted in Books, DK, Interview, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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While at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, we got the chance to interview some of the authors for DK Books Ultimate Star Wars. Below you’ll find our interviews with authors Adam Bray and Tricia Barr as they talk about the book, how the project came together and the parts they worked on.

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To find out more about DK Books Ultimate Star Wars, you can check out their official product page. To find out more about the authors, you can visit Adam Bray’s official website, and Tricia Barr’s official website.

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New Release and Review: ‘Lords of the Sith’ by Paul S. Kemp

April 28, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp is out today in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats. Click here to read our full review.

When the Emperor and his notorious apprentice, Darth Vader, find themselves stranded in the middle of insurgent action on an inhospitable planet, they must rely on each other, the Force, and their own ruthlessness to prevail.

“It appears things are as you suspected, Lord Vader. We are indeed hunted.”

Anakin Skywalker, Jedi Knight, is just a memory. Darth Vader, newly anointed Sith Lord, is ascendant. The Emperor’s chosen apprentice has swiftly proven his loyalty to the dark side. Still, the history of the Sith Order is one of duplicity, betrayal, and acolytes violently usurping their Masters—and the truest measure of Vader’s allegiance has yet to be taken. Until now.

On Ryloth, a planet crucial to the growing Empire as a source of slave labor and the narcotic known as “spice,” an aggressive resistance movement has arisen, led by Cham Syndulla, an idealistic freedom fighter, and Isval, a vengeful former slave. But Emperor Palpatine means to control the embattled world and its precious resources—by political power or firepower—and he will be neither intimidated nor denied. Accompanied by his merciless disciple, Darth Vader, he sets out on a rare personal mission to ensure his will is done.

For Syndulla and Isval, it’s the opportunity to strike at the very heart of the ruthless dictatorship sweeping the galaxy. And for the Emperor and Darth Vader, Ryloth becomes more than just a matter of putting down an insurrection: When an ambush sends them crashing to the planet’s surface, where inhospitable terrain and an army of resistance fighters await them, they will find their relationship tested as never before. With only their lightsabers, the dark side of the Force, and each other to depend on, the two Sith must decide if the brutal bond they share will make them victorious allies or lethal adversaries.

Click here to check out Random House’s official product page which includes excerpts and retailer links.

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New Release and Review: ‘Ultimate Star Wars’

April 28, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, DK, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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dk-ultimate-star-warsUltimate Star Wars is out today from DK Books and is authored by Ryder Windham, Daniel Wallace, Adam Bray and Tricia Barr. Click here to read our full review.

Ultimate Star Wars is an in-depth visual feast exploring the characters and storylines from the Star Wars galaxy. This is a beautifully illustrated guide that is structured chronologically and packed full of information about key characters and storylines from the Star Wars movie saga, The Clone Wars, and Rebels™. Ultimate Star Wars will get new and old fans caught up and knowledgeable on all things Star Wars.

You can head on over to the official product page at DK Books for excerpts and retailer links.

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New Release: ‘LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Update and Expanded’

April 28, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, DK, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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lego-star-wars-character-encyclopedia-updated-and-expandedLEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded is out today from DK Books.

The updated and expanded ultimate guide to the minifigures of the LEGO Star Wars galaxy DK’s LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded now includes many more new LEGO Star Wars minifigures! Discover incredible LEGO Star Wars facts, such as which minifigure is the rarest and which can be found in the most LEGO sets. This updated and expanded edition contains 72 additional pages of new minifigures and includes an exclusive minifigure to add to your collection.

Click here for excerpts and retailer links on DK Books’ official product page.

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