Around the Web

August 11, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Toys & Collectibles | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Convention & Event News

  • Boston Comic Con is August 11 to 13 in Boston, MA. Star Wars guests include Joe Corroney, Jim Cummings, Anthony Daniels, Tony Harris, Phil Noto, Adam Hughes, Joe Quinones, Drew Struzan, and Alan Tudyk.
  • Colorado Springs Comic Con is August 25 to 27 in Colorado Springs, CO. Star Wars Guests include Paul Springer, Joonas Suotamo, Spencer Wilding, Billy Dee Williams, Simon J. Williamson and Timothy Zahn.
  • New York Comic Con is October 5 to 8 in New York, NY. Star Wars guests include Katie Cook, Jim Cummings, Kieron Gillen, Mark Hamill, Felicity Jones, Skottie Young and more.

For more events, check Star Wars Actor Appearances. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Podcasts in Review

August 10, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review with a new format which includes the #PorgCount (number of times any variation of the word “porg” is used). If you like it, or if you have any suggestions, please let us know.

Blast Points: Episode 85 starts out with some discussion of The Last Jedi leaked pics, the new writer for Episode IX, and the new composer of the Han Solo movie. For their main discussion, they talk about John Williams, diving into how he, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas met, the success of the sound track, and then they go through their favorite John Williams songs from each Star Wars film.
Porg Count: 0, Runtime: 1 hour 6 minutes, Rating: Good episode

Bombad Radio: Episode 283 features an interview with voice actor Tom Taylorson, the voice of Scott Ryder in Mass Effect: Andromeda. They talk about Conduit, teaching, Mass Effect: Andromeda, working alongside Fryda Wolff, what the voice sessions were like, the romance scenes, the audio book, audio book contracts, working with Sully (Taserface from Guardians of the Galaxy), the difference between different game companies, and some of the story threads of Mass Effect: Andromeda.
Porg Count: 0, Runtime: 56 minutes, Rating: Great episode

Coffee With Kenobi: Episode 79 covers Filoni’s post on the Kanan and Ahsoka conversation, then Dan is joined by guests Steele Saunders and Jeff McGee as they talk porgs, D23, collecting, news and keeping up with Star Wars.
Porg Count: 40 (high score for the #PorgCount), Runtime: 1 hour 28 minutes, Rating: Porgtastic Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

New Releases: ‘Cassian & K-2SO #1’ and ‘Doctor Aphra #11’

August 9, 2017 at 12:03 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel | Leave a comment
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Marvel has two new Star Wars releases today.

Rogue One: Cassian & K-2SO Special #1

Writer: Duane Swierczynski
Artist: Fernando Blanco
Cover Artist: Julian Totino Tedesco
Variant Cover Artist: Chris Samnee

Cassian Andor is one of the top intelligence agents in the ranks of the Rebel Alliance, ably assisted by his reprogrammed Imperial security droid, K-2SO. But naturally, the two weren’t always on the same side of the Galactic Civil War. Now, for the first time, read the story of the pair’s first contentious meeting! It is very likely not to go well.

Details: 40 pages, Rated T, $4.99

Doctor Aphra #11

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Kev Walker
Cover Artist: Kamome Shirahama
Variant Cover Artist: Paolo Rivera (40th anniversary cover)

Aphra’s mission to make quick credits by auctioning off an ancient Jedi artifact is going to plan…That is, until it isn’t. Meanwhile, a dark figure from Aphra’s past decides to make an appearance…

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Rogue One #5’

August 9, 2017 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Rogue One #5 brings us almost to the end as the battle of Scarif begins. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Darth Vader #4’

August 9, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Darth Vader #4 marks a comeback for the Dark Lord as he tries his luck in round two against Jedi Master Infil’a. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

August 9, 2017 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from August 9 to 15th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

August 9

  • Carolina Garrison will be in Manteo, NC for the Summer Reading STEM Finale at Manteo Library from 1:30 to 3:30 PM.
  • Nordic Garrison will be in Helsinki for WorldCon 75 from August 9 to 13th.
  • Ohio Garrison will be in Cincinnati, OH for HANDS Back to South Health & Safety Fair at Northgate Mall.
  • Old Line Garrison will be in Walkersville, MD for Galactic Storytime at Fountain Rock Nature Center from 2:00 to 3:00 PM.
  • Star Garrison will be in Garland, TX for the Webb Middle School 6th Grade Orientation.
  • UK Garrison will be in Sandhurst for FlickNic Fun Day at Sandhurst Memorial Park from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

August 10

  • Garrison Carida will be in Erie, PA for the Shriner’s Hospital visit.
  • Star Garrison will be at the Primrose Frisco at Independence Summer Camp.
  • UK Garrison will be in Glasgow for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity Fundraiser Week 7 at Buchanan Galleries from August 10 to 13th, and in Newport for V-Dub Island VW Family Festival at South Fairlee Farm from August 10 to 13th.

Continue Reading Databurst From the 501st…

Book Review: ‘Inferno Squad’ by Christie Golden

August 8, 2017 at 12:02 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Inferno Squad breaks away from the typical Star Wars adventure to give readers something different to dive into. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

August 4, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Fantasy, Interview, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys & Collectibles, trailers | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Lost Stars by Claudia Gray is now out in paperback.
  • Urban Enemies came out this week and features short stories by several authors including Kevin Hearne.
  • Also out this week is The Dark Tower: The Art of the Film by Daniel Wallace.
  • A Conversation in Blood by Paul S. Kemp came out in mass market paperback this week.
  • John Jackson Miller will be contributing a story for the upcoming fantasy anthology Kingdoms Fall which will be out next year from Cohesion Press. The anthology will also include stories by Kevin J. Anderson and David Farland (aka Dave Wolverton).

Comic News

Continue Reading Around the Web…

‘From A Certain Point of View’ Cover and Author List

August 3, 2017 at 2:49 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Del Rey has posted the final cover for Star Wars: From A Certain Point of View as well as the final author list. Here goes… Continue Reading ‘From A Certain Point of View’ Cover and Author List…

Podcasts in Review

August 3, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | 2 Comments
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Blast Points: Episode 84 is more Droids coverage as they do a commentary for Treasure of the Hidden Planet. The voices for the characters in these episodes are ridiculously entertaining. Fun episode.

Brews and Blasters: Episode 129 starts with underwear, pizza and Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge. From Hammerheads to fighting robots, Joe and Chris ponder on the possibilities of how in universe and immersive the Star Wars theme park will be. They also touch on J.W. Rinzler’s blog being taken down, and dive into toys with new toy reveals, SDCC figures and other news. Good episode.

Children of the Force: Reaction Corps – Behind the Scenes of The Last Jedi covers the behind the scenes trailer from D23 as they go through it and discuss. The kids’ reaction to the porgs is priceless. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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