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August 30, 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 | 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 author Delilah S. Dawson going over her latest book Black Spire.

Comic News

Convention & Event News

  • 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.
  • Authors Kevin Hearne and Chuck Wendig will be in Doylestown, PA on October 7th at 7:00 PM for a book signing at Doylestown Bookshop.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Richmond, VA on October 8th at 6:00 PM for a book signing at Fountain Books.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Charlotte, NC on October 9th at 7:00 PM for a book signing at Park Road Books.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Orlando, FL on October 10th at 7:00 PM for a book signing at Barnes & Noble (Colonial Drive).
  • Disney’s Star Wars Day at Sea will be returning in 2020.

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New Release and Review: ‘Black Spire’ by Delilah S. Dawson

August 27, 2019 at 12:05 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, News, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | 2 Comments
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Black Spire by Delilah S. Dawson is out today in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats.

Walk the ancient streets, meet the colorful characters, and uncover the secret history of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the new expansion to the Disney Parks experience!

After devastating losses at the hands of the First Order, General Leia Organa has dispatched her agents across the galaxy in search of allies, sanctuary, and firepower—and her top spy, Vi Moradi, may have just found all three, on a secluded world at the galaxy’s edge.

A planet of lush forests, precarious mountains, and towering, petrified trees, Batuu is on the furthest possible frontier of the galactic map, the last settled world before the mysterious expanse of Wild Space. The rogues, smugglers, and adventurers who eke out a living on the largest settlement on the planet, Black Spire Outpost, are here to avoid prying eyes and unnecessary complications. Vi, a Resistance spy on the run from the First Order, is hardly a welcome guest. And when a shuttle full of stormtroopers lands in her wake, determined to root her out, she has no idea where to find help.

To survive, Vi will have to seek out the good-hearted heroes hiding in a world that redefines scum and villainy. With the help of a traitorous trooper and her acerbic droid, she begins to gather a colorful band of outcasts and misfits, and embarks on a mission to spark the fire of resistance on Batuu—before the First Order snuffs it out entirely.

Click here to go to the official product page for excerpts and purchase links, and you can check out our full review here.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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August 23, 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, Video Games | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • A second and third excerpt have been released for Black Spire which will be out August 27th.

Convention & Event News

You can check out the livestream schedule for D23 here.

  • 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.
  • Authors Kevin Hearne and Chuck Wendig will be in Doylestown, PA on October 7th at 7:00 PM for a book signing at Doylestown Bookshop.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Richmond, VA on October 8th at 6:00 PM for a book signing at Fountain Books.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Charlotte, NC on October 9th at 7:00 PM for a book signing at Park Road Books.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Orlando, FL on October 10th at 7:00 PM for a book signing at Barnes & Noble (Colonial Drive).
  • Disney’s Star Wars Day at Sea will be returning in 2020.

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New Release and Review: ‘Rey and Pals’ by Jeffrey Brown

August 20, 2019 at 7:19 am | Posted in Books, Chronicle Books, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment

Jeffrey Brown’s newest book Rey and Pals is out today in hardcover from Chronicle Books.

What if Rey hadn’t grown up all alone on dusty planet Jakku, but instead had a galaxy of friends to play with? New York Times bestselling author of the Darth Vader and Son series Jeffrey Brown returns to the Star Wars galaxy with a collection of brand-new adventures starring young Rey and Kylo, Finn and Poe, Hux and Phasma, Rose and BB-8—all under the watch of Luke, General Leia, Han, and Chewie. Whether it’s Kylo trying to use the Force to cheat at Go Fish, Poe bowling with BB-8, or Rey lifting rocks to play hide and seek, Jeffrey Brown’s charmingly hilarious vision will delight of Star Wars fans of all ages.

For more information on Rey and Pals, you can check out the official product page at Chronicle Books. You can check out our review of Rey and Pals right here.

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‘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…

‘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.

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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.

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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…

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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.
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