Around the Web

April 19, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Celebration, Miscellaneous, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • StarWars.com has some information on The Art of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order which will be published by Dark Horse Books.

Fandom News

  • Skywalking Through Neverland has some great coverage of the Galaxy’s Edge booth from Star Wars Celebration Chicago.

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Podcasts in Review

April 18, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Star Wars | 1 Comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review, starting with the top five and honorable mentions, then moving on to the full reviews. As I was at Star Wars Celebration Chicago, not as many podcasts as usual, but I was able to go to some of the podcast stage panels and you can find those reviews below (though the audio isn’t available for all of them yet).

This Week’s Top Five

  1. Skytalkers Live On The Podcast Stage: The Rise of Skywalker Reaction
  2. Brews and Blasters Episode 204
  3. Beyond the Outer Rim The Phantom Menace Fanniversary Event LIVE from Star Wars Celebration Chicago
  4. Star Wars Report Episode 377
  5. Blast Points Podcast Episode 166

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Podcasts in Review

April 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. My Star Wars Story Episode 29
  2. Awards Chatter Mark Hamill – ‘Knightfall’
  3. The JATcast Episode 24
  4. Hearts of Kyber Episode 4
  5. Skywalking Through Neverland Episode 243

Honorable Mentions

For Celebration tips, these are my top three picks this week.

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Max Reebo’s Pick of the Week: “Mickey Mouse and the Goodbye Man”

April 8, 2019 at 5:41 am | Posted in Max Reebo Pick of the Week, Music, Regular Feature | Leave a comment

Max Reebo’s pick this week is “Mickey Mouse and the Goodbye Man” by Grinderman.

Grinderman is a strange band of off key sounds combined into a symphony of intriguing chords. Nick Cave is on the vocals with some bizarre lyrics backed by Warren Ellis, Martyn P. Casey, and Jim Sclavunos on the instruments.

Grinderman was formed as a side project to the band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (which all four members are a part of). Their name came from a Memphis Slim song “Grinder Man Blues.” They only released two albums, Grinderman (2007) and Grinderman 2 (2010), before announcing they were done in 2011. One of my favorite songs from their two albums is the raucous “Mickey Mouse and the Goodbye Man.” It’s a song about werewolves, two brothers, and a killing spree.

It’s a symphony of noise that might not be for everyone.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

April 5, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Celebration, Conventions, Events, Movies, News, 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

  • io9 has a look at the Industrial Light & Magic Presents: Making Solo: A Star Wars Story book.
  • In sad news, Vonda N. McIntyre, the author of the Star Wars Legends novel The Crystal Star, has passed away. Vonda did much more than create one of the most controversial Star Wars villains, Waru, she was also the third woman to win a Hugo Award, she wrote the first original Star Trek novel for the Pocket Books line, and she came up with Sulu and Uhura’s first names. She will be missed, but her books shall live on.
  • I missed this but Jedi Bibliotheck spotted it back in early March, but it looks like they’re doing a Haynes manual for the TIE Fighter. It’s set for an October release.

Celebration News

  • The lotteries have been extended to April 8th so if you haven entered yet there is still time.
  • They’ve revealed more Celebration merchandise on the official site.
  • The collecting sites will have a six piece Celebration patch set you can collect.
  • Here’s a look at all the Star Tots which will be available.
  • Del Rey has revealed their author signing times, and which authors will be at the From A Certain Point of View mega signing. DK will also have signings for its authors. Jason Fry posted his schedule here.
  • Dave Dorman is working on a Rogue One painting he hopes to have done for Celebration. There will not be prints of it available. However, Dave is supplying the artwork for the SWCC VIP package limited edition print, which looks gorgeous.

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Podcasts in Review

April 4, 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. Lots of episodes this week with Celebration tips, so if you’re looking for those, be sure to scan the episodes below.

This Week’s Top Five

  1. Lords of the Sith Podcast Episode 22
  2. Beltway Banthas Episode 70
  3. Wookiee Radio Episode 104
  4. Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels Episode 77
  5. Blast Points Podcast Episode 164

Honorable Mentions

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Max Reebo’s Pick of the Week: “Choctaw Bingo”

April 2, 2019 at 6:44 am | Posted in Max Reebo Pick of the Week, Music, Regular Feature | Leave a comment

Max Reebo’s pick this week is “Choctaw Bingo” by James McMurtry.

It may be true for many, and it certainly was for me. “Choctaw Bingo” is one of the best songs I’ve come across from a band I’ve never heard before. If you’ve never had the good fortune to hear James McMurtry, then it’s time to turn up the speakers for a spectacular jam about meth, guns, family, and the Midwest.

Born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1962, his mother was an English professor and his father the famous novelist Larry McMurtry (Lonesome Dove). Singer, songwriter, guitarist, and actor, James plays with his band The Heartless Bastards. Their first album, Too Long in the Wasteland, came out in 1989. Since then they’ve turned out twelve albums.

“Choctaw Bingo” appeared on their sixth album Saint Mary of the Woods in 2002. It’s just one of the many great songs by James McMurtry.

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March 29, 2019 at 12:02 am | Posted in Around the Web, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

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

Celebration News

  • Anthony Daniels will be heading to Celebration and doing a panel called Droidography on Sunday, and he’ll have an entire room dedicated to himself Saturday and Sunday (room W190A) for some special meet and greet experiences at $100 a pop.
  • StarWars.com has revealed more exclusive merch for Celebration Chicago.
  • New exhibitor pins have been revealed.
  • The Star Wars Show will once again have a live show at Celebration, which is cool as that was pretty awesome last time at Orlando.
  • Celebration panel schedules are up if you haven’t checked them out yet.
  • Regal Robot will have an exclusive for the show – a Jabba’s dais magnet.
  • Star Wars Celebration exhibitor exclusive lotteries are now open for those who want to enter (this is for Fuko, LEGO and Hasbro).
  • Gentle Giant has revealed their Celebration exclusives which include a mini bust of Hera and a status of spider Maul.
  • Pre-orders are up for the ARTFX+ Celebration exclusive droids R2-K9 and R2-B1.

Convention & Event News

  • Star Wars Celebration 2019 is April 11 to 15 in Chicago, IL. Star Wars authors who will be in attendance include Jeffrey Brown, Katie Cook, Zoraida Cordova, Delilah S. Dawson, Alexander Freed, Claudia Gray, Justina Ireland, E.K. Johnston, Cavan Scott and Timothy Zahn.
  • ConGlomeration is April 19 to 21 in Louisville, KY. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • D23 is August 23 to 25 in Anaheim, CA.
  • Disney’s Star Wars Day at Sea will be returning in 2020.

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Podcasts in Review

March 28, 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. Lots of episodes this week with Celebration tips, so if you’re looking for those, be sure to scan the episodes below.

This Week’s Top Five

  1. Card Trader Illuminerdy Star Wars Card Trader 4th Anniversary Special
  2. The Soundtrack Show The Empire Strikes Back: the Music Part I
  3. Kessel Run Weekly Season One Finale Review – Star Wars: Resistance
  4. Rebel Force Radio Episode 3.22.2019
  5. Grand Moff Talkin’ Episode 90

Honorable Mentions

  • Skywalking Through Neverland Episode 242 (good Celebration tips)
  • Lords of the Sith Podcast Episode 20
  • Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels Episode 76.2 (good tips for cosplayers heading to Celebration)

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Max Reebo’s Pick of the Week: “Medicine Man”

March 25, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Max Reebo Pick of the Week, Music, Regular Feature | Leave a comment

Max Reebo’s pick this week is “Medicine Man” by Dorothy.

Dorothy is an Los Angeles band that formed around vocalist Dorothy Martin. In 2014 she released “After Midnight” with guitarist Mark Jackson, bassist Gregg Cash, and drummer Zac Morris. From there they continued to release singles and each garnered success, leading up to an EP (Dorothy, 2014) and then a full album (Rockisdead, 2016). The band changed lineups for their second album, 28 Days in the Valley (2018). Their current lineup is Dorothy Martin (vocals), Owen Barry (guitar), Eli Wulfmeier (guitar), Eliot Lorango (bass), and Jason Ganberg (drums). In my opinion, their second album isn’t as good as their first, but it’s still worth a listen.

“Medicine Man” is off their first album and is a great song. That entire album is pretty solid with great track after great track, most of them much more up beat and classic rock than “Medicine Man” but this one adds some variety to the playlist. Enjoy!

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