‘Rey and Pals’ Interview with Jeffrey Brown

August 19, 2019 at 6:54 am | Posted in Books, Chronicle Books, Interview, News, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | 2 Comments
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Tomorrow, Jeffrey Brown’s new book Rey and Pals will be out from Chronicle Books and we had the opportunity to ask him a few questions. Enjoy!

What’s your creative process like? For example, do you start with a list of ideas for the jokes, or do you start with doodles or thumbnail sketches to develop the ideas.

I usually start with the ideas – for Rey and Pals, I came up with almost 200 initial ideas! Sometimes these start with a quote from one of the films and I need to figure out a situation to use it, or I might want to make a joke about a real life situation and figure out what scene from the film I could use to make the joke. Other times there’s something from the films I want to draw – like Maz’s castle with its menagerie of aliens – and I need to figure out a joke that might fit with it. These ideas are all drawn as tiny thumbnail sketches, which I then work with my editors at Chronicle and Lucasfilm to refine and flesh out before I start final artwork. Continue Reading ‘Rey and Pals’ Interview with Jeffrey Brown…

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‘Rey and Pal’s Giveaway Winner

August 19, 2019 at 6:52 am | Posted in Books, Chronicle Books, Contest, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment

And the winner is… Shane! Congratulations! We want to thank everyone who entered and be on the look out for Rey and Pals which will be out tomorrow.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Giveaway: ‘Rey and Pals’ by Jeffrey Brown

August 16, 2019 at 5:39 am | Posted in Books, Chronicle Books, Contest, News, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | 4 Comments

Rey and Pals by Jeffrey Brown will be out next week and to help celebrate, we’re giving away a free copy of the book. To enter, just leave a comment on this post telling us who your favorite new character is from the The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi or The Rise of Skywalker. We will pick a random winner on Monday (August 19th).

To be eligible you must reside in the continental United States.

For more information on Rey and Pals, you can check out the official product page at Chronicle Books.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

August 2, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Events, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, trailers, Video Games | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • StarWars.com has a quick interview with author Timothy Zahn.

Convention & Event News

  • 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.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Doylestown, PA on October 7th for a book signing. No details on the locations yet.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Richmond, VA on October 8th for a book signing.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Charelston, NC on October 9th for a book signing.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Orlando, FL on October 10th for a book signing.
  • Disney’s Star Wars Day at Sea will be returning in 2020.

Continue Reading Around the Web…

Around the Web

July 26, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Events, Fantasy, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Sci-Fi, Star Trek, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Resistance, Television, Toys & Collectibles, trailers | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • StarWars.com has an interview with Timothy Zahn about his new book Thrawn: Treason.
  • StarWars.com also has a look at the artwork for Star Wars: Myths & Fables.
  • Kevin Hearne has revealed the cover for his upcoming book A Blight of Blackwings. This is the sequel to A Plague of Giants and it will be out February 4, 2020.
  • John Jackson Miller has a new book coming out this, Star Trek: Discovery – The Enterprise War. This is a tie-in to the CBS show Star Trek: Discovery which will explain where the U.S.S. Enterprise was during season one. It’ll be out July 30th.

Convention & Event News Continue Reading Around the Web…

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.

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…

Around the Web

June 28, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, Marvel, Movies, News, Random House, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys & Collectibles, trailers, Video Games | Leave a comment

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

Book News

Comic News

Convention & Event News

If you’re planning on going to Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, tickets are going fast. The adult 4 day tickets, adult Saturday tickets, and adult Friday tickets are all sold out, as well as the Jedi Master VIP tickets. That leaves just the adult Thursday and Sunday tickets and kids’ 1 day tickets for purchase. Despite being sold out, you might be able to pick them up still via the Lyte ticket exchange. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Book Review: ‘Alphabet Squadron’ by Alexander Freed

June 11, 2019 at 12:05 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Alphabet Squadron has finally arrived, and now it’s time to jump into pilot’s seat and enjoy the ride. In this character focused story that explores Rebels, Imperials, deserters and drifters, you’ll get a taste of what happened after Return of the Jedi and what the galaxy is like with an Empire without an Emperor and the New Republic asserting control amidst the chaos. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release: ‘Alphabet Squadron’ by Alexander Freed

June 11, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Alphabet Squadron by Alexander Freed is out today in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats. The first in a new trilogy focused on the soldiers in a post-Return of the Jedi galaxy. If you’re a fan of Twilight Company or the Old X-Wing books, this is one you won’t want to miss.

The first novel in a new trilogy starring veteran New Republic pilots!

On the verge of victory in a brutal war, five New Republic pilots transform from hunted to hunters in this epic Star Wars adventure. Set after Return of the Jedi, Alphabet Squadron follows a unique team, each flying a different class of starfighter as they struggle to end their war once and for all.

Check out the official product page for an excerpt and purchase links.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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