Inside ‘The Dancers’ Pit’ With Shea Standefer

May 31, 2013 at 2:15 pm | Posted in Art, Celebration, Star Wars | 2 Comments
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shea-standefer-jainaIf you’re into cosplay and/or the EU, you probably stand a good chance of recognizing Shea Standefer, since she’s pretty much the penultimate Jaina Solo cosplayer.  While you may know her for her love of the EU and cosplay, she is also a talented artist, and I’ve been following Shea’s career since our days together on a discussion forum.  With talent, determination and hard work, Shea’s love of Star Wars has been rewarded.  She is now an official Star Wars artist, with an official print that will be available at CEII, and she shared some of her process for The Dancers’ Pit with Roqoo Depot.  You can read our interview with Shea after the cut.

Shea's CEII print Continue Reading Inside ‘The Dancers’ Pit’ With Shea Standefer…

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Podcasts in Review

April 9, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Celebration, Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Assembly of Geeks:Movies The Ruin Childhoods” kicks off with Amy’s report from Paleyfest including stuff on Outlander, Flash, Arrow and Tron. As an aside, I’m kinda surprised by how apathetic they were toward Tron: Legacy. Scott hasn’t seen it, Jeff didn’t like it, and Amy is the only one who did enjoy it. I, on the other hand, really enjoyed the new Tron. Beyond that, they also talk about Guardians of the Galaxy and Groot’s aversion to dancing in front of Drax, Agent Carter comments about the future, J.J. Abrams’ comments, the 20 new books for Journey To Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: Aftermath, and the female Ghostbuster movie. Their main discussion is on whether movies can ruin your childhood and the use of phrase as of late, which is an interesting topic. They also touch on whether or not we’re heading for a superhero burnout.

Our Very Own Marvel Civil War” starts off with a discussion of Pixels and the recently released trailer before heading into a March Madness tournament discussion for Marvel characters. They start out with a bunch of character, have them face off against each other, then each hosts/guest says which one should win. Whoever gets the most votes proceeds to the next round until there’s an ultimate victor. I have to be honest, it runs a bit long. At first it was neat, but as it dragged on, the discussion struggled to keep my interest. I think it might have worked better as a smaller segment spread out over several episodes rather than doing it all at once.

Fish’s End, Leia’s Story & Supergirl’s Costume” begins with some discussion on the new Avengers trailer, the Groot comic, and thoughts on Gotham and Toy Story 4. Then they have guest Jenna Busch on to talk about Princess Leia #1, and guests Andy Behbakht (The Flash Podcast) and Rebecca Johnson (Supergirl Radio) to talk and speculate about The Flash television show and the upcoming Supergirl show. I didn’t enjoy this episode as much. For starters, Princess Leia #1 was one of the worst Star Wars comics I’ve read in a while so there was a disconnect there. That in turn wasn’t helped too much by their next guests as I haven’t watched The Flash. Wasn’t a whole lot for me to connect with on this episode. However, if you enjoyed Princess Leia #1 and are a fan of The Flash, you’ll probably enjoy it. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

The Art of Anaheim

April 2, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Art, Celebration, Conventions, Star Wars, The Roqoo Depot Galleria | Leave a comment

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim has a full lineup of artists and exclusive prints for this year’s art show. Amongst that group is a wide selection of artists and art styles. From photorealistic images like Chris Trevas’ “Folly of TK-421” and Brian Rood’s “A New Hope Montage” to more animated pictures like Katie Cook’s “Return of the Jedi” and Grant Gould’s “The Legend of Thrawn”. Fans can also choose from a variety subject matter stretching from the Jawa sandcrawler featured in Malcom Tween’s piece to the iconic Boba Fett in Shea Standefer’s print. To help fans get ready for the show, we’ve gathered together all of the prints for your viewing pleasure.

The Art of Star Wars Celebration Anaheim


“Trust in the Force” by Steve Anderson
250 piece lithograph edition, 20 ” x 40″, limit 2, $50.00 Continue Reading The Art of Anaheim…

Star Wars Celebration Artists Revealed

November 20, 2014 at 6:33 pm | Posted in Art, Conventions, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

StarWars.com has revealed the artist lineup for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim.

  • Steve Anderson
  • Drew Baker
  • Lin Zy Busch
  • Matt Busch
  • Jeff Carlisle
  • Jason Christman
  • Jeff Confer
  • Katie Cook
  • Joe Corroney
  • Doug Cowan
  • Mark Daniels
  • Chris Dee
  • Terry Dodson
  • Grant Gould
  • Karen Hallion
  • Scott Harben
  • Stephen Hayford
  • Jessica Hickman
  • Adam Hughes
  • Brandon Kenney
  • Brian Kesinger
  • Lee Kohse
  • Ken Lashley
  • Erik Maell
  • Randy Martinez
  • Brian Miller
  • Jake Murray
  • William O’Neill
  • Jason Palmer
  • Brian Rood
  • Alex Ross
  • Tsuneo Sanda
  • Cat Staggs
  • Shea Standefer
  • Chris Trevas
  • Malcom Tween
  • Jerry Vanderstelt
  • Russell Walks
  • Marc Wolfe
  • Brent Woodside

Sadly, Dave Dorman will not be attendance during this Star Wars Celebration, but you can check out his proposed art piece here. Would have been awesome to see it completed. Hopefully Dave will have another opportunity to do so.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Sword of the Jedi Update

December 30, 2013 at 11:31 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Knights Archive spotted a comment made by author Christie Golden over on Facebook regarding the Sword of the Jedi series. The trilogy was announced back at Star Wars Celebration VI and Christie Golden was set to be the author.

“The very talented Shea Standefer wearing the art that was used to announce my Jaina Solo trilogy which may or may not happen (don’t know yet.) I think I better get one of these shirts…” -Christie Golden

So, we can now official add Sword of the Jedi to the unknown pile along with Kemp’s mysterious duology. Hopefully will get some more news early next year on what we can expect in the way of new Star Wars books, especially as the script for Episode VII is completed.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Podcasts in Review

July 18, 2013 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Star Wars | 1 Comment

Curto Burns Collector’s Cast: In the June 30, 2013 episode they talk with Steve Sansweet who was very optimistic about there being more episodes of The Clone Wars bonus content than fans might expect and the possibility that we might see something more on Detours as we get closer to the launch of Episode VII. Afterwards they talk about a UK show called Collectoholics which Curto will be on, a rundown of upcoming action figures from Hasbro, LEGO, Gentle Giant and Sideshow Collectibles. Later on there is a second interview with Steve Sansweet talking about what will be at the Rancho Obi-Wan exhibit at Celebration Europe II, a TV show spot he and Ann did and more. Pretty long episode with lots of collecting info. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Star Wars CEII Art Update

July 5, 2013 at 1:17 pm | Posted in Art, Celebration, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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There’s only a couple more weeks till Star Wars Celebration Europe II kicks off in Essen, but for fans interested in picking up some awesome Star Wars artwork, there’s still time to get your order in. Even if you can’t attend, some artists are offering waiting lists for any extra prints they might have left over after the show.

Brian Rood

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Celebration Europe Art Prints

May 29, 2013 at 11:07 am | Posted in Art, Celebration, Conventions, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | 1 Comment
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The art prints for Star Wars Celebration Europe II have been revealed and include artists: Drew Baker, Paul Allan Ballard, Spencer Brinkerhoff III, Matt Busch, Joe Corroney, Doug Cowan, Hugh Fleming, JAKe, Ken Lashley, Brian Rood, Tsuneo Sanda, Joshua Smith (Hydro74), Shea Standefer, Chris Trevas, Malcolm Tween, Jerry VanderStelt, and Lin Zy.

Drew Baker – “Shade”

Price: € 40.00, Measurements: 16″x 28.5″, Number of Prints: 250, Giclee print, Pre-Order Available

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Star Wars Celebration Europe Artists Announced

February 12, 2013 at 2:09 pm | Posted in Events, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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The artists for Star Wars Celebration Europe have been announced!

  • Steve Anderson
  • Drew Baker
  • Paul Ballard
  • Spencer Brinkerhoff III
  • Matt Busch
  • Richard Chasemore
  • Joe Corroney
  • Doug Cowan
  • Hugh Fleming
  • Hans Jenssen
  • Ken Lashley
  • Erik Maell
  • Jason Palmer
  • Brian Rood
  • Tsuneo Sanda
  • Joshua Smith (Hydro74)
  • Shea Standefer
  • JAKe (Jake Steel)
  • Chris Trevas
  • Malcolm Tween
  • Jerry VanderStelt
  • Christian Waggoner
  • Lin Zy

It has also been announced that Pablo Hidalgo will be hosting the Behind the Scenes Stage again.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Interviews

February 15, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Posted in | Leave a comment


2016

Martha Wells MidAmeriCon II interview (August 28, 2016)
Kevin J. Anderson MidAmeriCon II interview (August 28, 2016)
Rebecca Moesta MidAmeriCon II interview (August 28, 2016)
John Jackson Miller DoDeca Con interview (September 23, 2016)

2015

Adam Bray and Tricia Barr Star Wars Celebration Anaheim interviews (April 16, 2015)
James Luceno Star Wars Celebration Anaheim interview (April 16, 2015)
Drew Karpyshyn Star Wars Celebration Anaheim interview (April 16, 2015)
Christie Golden Star Wars Celebration Anaheim interview (April 16, 2015)
John Jackson Miller Star Wars Celebration Anaheim interview (April 16, 2015)
Brian Miller Star Wars artist interview (May 7, 2015)
Christie Golden Dark Disciple interview (July 6, 2015)
Landry Walker Tales From A Galaxy Far, Far Away interview (December 22, 2015)

2014

Joe Schreiber Maul: Lockdown interview (January 25, 2014)
James S.A. Corey Honor Among Thieves (March 4, 2014)
Michael A. Stackpole Pathfinder Tales: The Crusader Road (July 31, 2014)
John Jackson Miller A New Dawn (September 2, 2014)
James Luceno Tarkin (October 24, 2014)
Kathy Tyers guest interview (December 8, 2014)

2013

Jerry VanderStelt Star Wars artist interview (January 23, 2013)
Mats Gunnarsson Star Wars artist interview (January 31, 2013)
Martha Wells interview (February 8, 2013)
Kosept Star Wars artist interview (February 14, 2013)
Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff The Last of the Jedi interview (February 26, 2013)
Carolyn Golledge interview on writing short stories for Star Wars (March 29, 2013)
John Jackson Miller Overdraft: The Orion Offensive and pre-Kenobi interview (April 5, 2013)
Patricia A. Jackson interview on writing short stories for Star Wars (April 25, 2013)
Tim Lebbon Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void interview (May 7, 2013)
Livio Ramondelli Legacy cover art interview (May 16, 2013)
Shea Standefer Star Wars Celebration Europe II interview (May 31, 2013)
Kevin Hearne Hunted interview (June 25, 2013)
Michael A. Stackpole Vol’jin: Shadows of the Horde interview (July 2, 2013)
Troy Denning Crucible interview (July 9, 2013)
Jason M. Hough The Darwin Elevator interview (July 29, 2013)
John Jackson Miller Kenobi interview, part one (August 20, 2013)
John Jackson Miller Kenobi interview, part two (August 27, 2013)
Drew Karpyshyn Children of Fire interview (August 27, 2013)
Martha Wells Razor’s Edge interview (September 24, 2013)
Paul S. Kemp The Godborn interview October 1, 2013)
Ryder Windham Death Star Owner’s Technical Manual interview (November 5, 2013)
Chris Trevas Death Star Owner’s Technical Manual interview (December 6, 2013)

2012

Chris Trevas, Ryder Windham, and Chris Reiff Millennium Falcon Owner’s Workshop Manual interview (February 2, 2012)
Troy Denning Apocalypse interview (March 13, 2012)
Leland Chee Apocalypse interview (March 20, 2012)
John Jackson Miller and Sean Williams Armored interview (March 27, 2012)
Matthew Stover Caine’s Law interview (April 3, 2012)
Michael Atiyeh interview on coloring comics (April 10, 2012)
Jeff Grubb Scourge interview (April 24, 2012)
James Arnold Taylor audio interview on voice acting (April 30, 2012)
Timothy Zahn ‘Mara Month’ interview(May 7, 2012)
Paul S. Kemp The Hammer and the Blade interview (June 25, 2012)
Tim Lebbon pre-Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void interview (August 13, 2012)
Drew Karpyshyn Star Wars Celebration VI interview (August 2012)
Timothy Zahn Star Wars Celebration VI interview (August 2012)
James Luceno Star Wars Celebration VI interview (August 2012)
Troy Denning Star Wars Celebration VI interview (August 2012)
John Jackson Miller Star Wars Celebration VI interview (August 2012)
Pablo Hidalgo Star Wars: The Essential Reader’s Companion interview (September 22, 2012)
Drew Karpyshyn The Old Republic: Annihilation interview (November 13, 2012)
Kevin Hearne Trapped interview(November 26, 2012)
Timothy Zahn Scoundrels interview (December 31, 2012)

2011

Ian Keltie interview on Fate of the Jedi cover art (February 24, 2011)
Scott Allie Jedi–The Dark Side interview (May 23, 2011)
John Jackson Miller interview on writing comics (May 31, 2011)
Christie Golden Ascension interview (August 7, 2011)
Marc Thompson interview on voicing the Star Wars audiobooks (August 19, 2011)
Jeff Grubb pre-Scourge interview (September 13, 2011)
Paul S. Kemp  Riptide interview (October 25, 2011)
Maya Kaathyrn Bohnhoff Shadow Games interview (November 22, 2011)

2009

Matthew Stover interview (January 2, 2009)
Dave Seeley interview on Star Wars cover art (January 11, 2009)
Walter Jon Williams Destiny’s Way interview (January 16, 2009)
Joe Schreiber Death Troopers interview (November 6, 2009)

2008

Drew Karpyshyn interview (September 2008)
Kevin J. Anderson interview (December 7, 2008)


Live Chat Transcripts (Facebook and Twitter)

Paul S. Kemp Facebook Chat Transcript, 3/30/11
Christie Golden Facebook Chat Transcript, 8/17/11
Timothy Zahn Facebook Chat Transcript, 9/28/11
Paul S. Kemp Facebook Chat Transcript, 11/9/11
James Luceno Facebook Chat Transcript, 1/25/12
Troy Denning Facebook Chat Transcript, 4/4/12
Jason Fry Facebook Chat Transcript, 4/11/12
Jeff Grubb Facebook Chat Transcript, 4/19/12
Tom Taylor Twitter Chat Transcript, 7/30/12
Paul S. Kemp Twitter Chat Transcript, 8/1/12
John Jackson Miller Facebook Chat Transcript, 8/8/12
Leland Chee Facebook Chat Transcript, 8/14/12
James Kahn Twitter Chat Transcript, 9/24/12
Matt Lanter Twitter Chat Transcript, 12/4/12
Ashley Eckstein Facebook Chat Transcript, 2/27/13
Drew Karpyshyn Reddit Transcript, 3/19/13
Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman and Brian Wood Twitter Chat via Club Jade, 4/3/13
Pablo Hidalgo Twitter Chat Transcript, 5/3/13
John Jackson Miller Facebook Transcript discussing Kenobi, 9/18/13
Goodreads Star Wars Reads Day Panel featuring John Jackson Miller, Jason Fry, Ryder Windham, Richard Chasemore and Hans Jenssen, 10/5/13


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