New Release: ‘Thrawn: Treason’ by Timothy Zahn

July 23, 2019 at 5:12 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Thrawn: Treason by Timothy Zahn is out today in hardcover, digital and audiobook format.

Grand Admiral Thrawn faces the ultimate test of his loyalty to the Empire in this epic Star Wars novel from bestselling author Timothy Zahn.

“If I were to serve the Empire, you would command my allegiance.”

Such was the promise Grand Admiral Thrawn made to Emperor Palpatine at their first meeting. Since then, Thrawn has been one of the Empire’s most effective instruments, pursuing its enemies to the very edges of the known galaxy. But as keen a weapon as Thrawn has become, the Emperor dreams of something far more destructive.

Now, as Thrawn’s TIE defender program is halted in favor of Director Krennic’s secret Death Star project, he realizes that the balance of power in the Empire is measured by more than just military acumen or tactical efficiency. Even the greatest intellect can hardly compete with the power to annihilate entire planets.

As Thrawn works to secure his place in the Imperial hierarchy, his former protégé Eli Vanto returns with a dire warning about Thrawn’s homeworld. Thrawn’s mastery of strategy must guide him through an impossible choice: duty to the Chiss Ascendancy, or fealty to the Empire he has sworn to serve. Even if the right choice means committing treason.

Click here to check out the official product page for purchase links, excerpts and more.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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Max Reebo’s Pick of the Week: “Wake Up”

July 22, 2019 at 2:03 pm | Posted in Music | Leave a comment

Max Reebo’s pick this week is “Wake Up” by Mad Season.

“Wake Up” is an excellent example of Layne Staley’s musical talents. The vocals are a perfect accompaniment to the laid back notes of the song. And when the song transitions, the vocals match the more frenzied tone of the instruments. It’s a great song that dances between soothing and haunting.

Mad Season only put out one album, Above. The band was formed by Layne Staley from Alice in Chains (vocals/rhythm guitar), Mike McCready from Pearl Jam (lead guitar), John Baker Saunders (bass) and Barrett Martin from Screaming Trees (drums).

Around the Web

July 19, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, Movies, News, Random House, Regular Feature, 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

Convention & Event News

  • San Diego Comic Con is July 18 to 21 in San Diego, CA. Star Wars guests include Greg Bear, Steve Sansweet, and Kevin Smith.
  • Geekmania Skegness is July 21 at the Embassy Theatre in Skegness, England. Star Wars guests include Paul Blake.
  • Newcastle Comic-Con is July 21 in Newcastle England. Star Wars guests include Arie Dekker, Richard Oldfield, and Pam Rose.
  • GalaxyCon Raleigh is July 25 to 28 in Raleigh, NC. Star Wars guests include Howard Chaykin, Tim Curry, Daniel Logan, David Tennant, Terence McGovern, Ron Perlman, George Takei, and Keone Young.
  • London Film & Comic Con is July 26 to 28 in London, England. Star Wars guests include Paul Blake, Michael Carter, Neil Ellis, Barbara Frankland, Rusty Goffe, Jessica Henwick, Jason Isaacs, Annette Jones, Amanda Noar, Katie Purvis, Hugh Quarshie, Katee Sackhoff, Peter Serafinowicz, John Simpkin, Gina Torres, Billy Dee Williams, Corey Dee Williams, and Ian Whyte.
  • The School of Witchcraft & Wizardry is July 26 to 28 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Star Wars guests include Spencer Wilding, and Miltos Yerolemou.
  • Galactic Swag Expo is July 27 to 28 in Arlington, TX. Star Wars guests include Felix Silla.
  • Otakon is July 26 to 28 in Washington D.C. Star Wars guests include Kari Wahlgren.
  • The Official Star Trek Convention is July 31 to August 4 in Las Vegas, NV. Star Wars guests include Olivia d’Abo, Clint Howard, and Brent Spiner.
  • D23 is August 23 to 25 in Anaheim, CA.
  • New York Comic Con is October 3 to 6 in New York, NY. Star Wars guests include James Arnold Taylor, Mark Brooks, Ken Lashley, Charles Soule, and Billy Dee Williams.
  • Disney’s Star Wars Day at Sea will be returning in 2020.

Fandom News Continue Reading Around the Web…

Podcasts in Review

July 18, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review, starting with the top five and honorable mentions, then moving on to the full reviews.

This Week’s Top Five

  1. Inside Star Wars Episode 1 through 8
  2. Blast Points Podcast Episode 179
  3. Rebel Force Radio Episode 7.12.2019
  4. Skytalkers Yoda One: Development
  5. Inside Jaws Episode 1 through 8

Honorable Mentions

  • Tarkin’s Top Shelf Episode 71 features voice actress Cat Taber.

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New Releases: ‘Doctor Aphra #34’ & ‘TIE Fighter #4’

July 17, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Marvel has two new Star Wars releases today.

Doctor Aphra #34

Writer: Si Spurrier
Artists: Wilton Santos, and Caspar Wijngaard
Cover Artist: Ashley Witter
Variant Covers: Caspar Wijngaard (greatest moments)

UNSPEAKABLE REBEL SUPERWEAPON CONTINUES! Hiding out on the world where she grew up, everyone’s favorite scoundreless, DOCTOR APHRA, takes a trip down memory. NB: Turns out memory lane is a hellhole covered in the agonizing thermal landmines of emotional honesty and family dysfunction. NB (2): Also bounty hunters. Lots and lots of bounty hunters.

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99 Continue Reading New Releases: ‘Doctor Aphra #34’ & ‘TIE Fighter #4’…

Databurst From the 501st

July 17, 2019 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 events around the world from July 17 to 23rd. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

July 17

  • Garrison Carida will be in Philadelphia, PA for Star Wars Night with the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park from 5:30 to 10:00 PM.
  • Northeast Remnant Garrison will be in Glen Ridge, NJ for an event at Glen Ridge Public Library from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.
  • Oklahoma Garrison will be in Perkins, OK for the Perkins Library Summer Reading Program from 12:30 to 3:00 PM.
  • Star Garrison will be in Montgomery, TX for the End of Summer Reading Program Party.

July 18

  • Alaskan Garrison will be in Anchorage, AK for a visit to Providence Hospital.
  • Central Garrison will be in Springfield, NE for the Springfield Library Summer Reading Program.
  • Japanese Garrison will be in Sapporo City, Hokkaido for the Volunteer Greenbird Cleanup around Odori.
  • Northeast Remnant Garrison will be in Cedar Grove, NJ for at event at Cedar Grove Public Library from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.

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Max Reebo’s Pick of the Week: “Shame On Me”

July 15, 2019 at 7:18 am | Posted in Max Reebo Pick of the Week, Music, Regular Feature | Leave a comment

Max Reebo’s pick this week is “Shame On Me” by The Bottle Rockets.

You’ve probably never heard of The Bottle Rockets, but they’re a band worth checking out. I bring to your attention “Shame On Me”, a song with a great sound and good lyrics.

The Bottle Rockets are a Missouri band that have been around since 1992. With thirteen albums including one live album and one accoustic, they have lots to choose from for those music hunters digging into discographies. “Shame On Me” appeared on their 2009 album Lean Forward.

The band features Brian Henneman and John Horton on guitar and vocals, Keith Voegele on bass and vocals, and Mark Ortmann on drums.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

July 12, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, IDW, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Toys & Collectibles, trailers | Leave a comment

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

Comic News

  • SyFy Wire has a sneak peak at Star Wars Adventures Annual 2019 which will be out in September. They also have an interview with writer Cavan Scott.

Convention & Event News

StarWars.com has info on the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art panel that will be at San Diego Comic Con. D23 also revealed that Lucasfilm will have their own pavilion at their event, and attendees will get a look at The Mandalorian. Plus we now have dates for the Rise of the Resistance rides at Galaxy’s Edge, as well as a poster. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Podcasts in Review

July 11, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review, starting with the top five and honorable mentions, then moving on to the full reviews.

This Week’s Top Five

  1. Skywalking Through Neverland Episode 253
  2. Blast Points Podcast Episode 178
  3. Grand Moff Talkin’ Episode 103
  4. The Saturday Morning Super-Cast Episode 1
  5. Around the Galaxy Episode 19

Honorable Mentions

  • Doing Talking Episode 53 celebrates their one year anniversary (congratulations!).
  • Star Wars 7×7 Episode 1829 celebrates their fifth anniversary (congratulations!).

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Comic Reviews: ‘Dark Visions #5’, ‘Finn #1’ & ‘Luke Skywalker #1’

July 10, 2019 at 12:03 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Catching up on comic reviews…

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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