Around the Web

June 15, 2018 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 | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • New blurb for Thrawn: Alliances by Timothy Zahn has been posted. It will be out next month.

Convention & Event News

Star Wars Celebration tickets are going fast with VIP, 5 day adult and child tickets, and Saturday tickets all sold out. Continue Reading Around the Web…

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Podcasts in Review

June 14, 2018 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. Fair warning, I’m no longer avoiding Solo spoilers in the review descriptions.

Blast Points Podcast: Bonus Points Episode – Solo Listener Reviews is dedicated to listener voicemails weighing on Solo. If you want to know what the people think, then this one is for you.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 7 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Good

Blast Points Podcast: Bonus Episode – Interview With the Solo Premiere’s L3-37, Darren Moser covers Darren’s experience cosplaying at the the Solo premier, making the costume, meeting the actors and ILM members, how she’s different from K2-SO, and his thoughts on L3 in Solo. Plus some listener feedback.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 5 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Good Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

The Origin of the Life Debt

June 13, 2018 at 12:09 am | Posted in Ewok Corner, Regular Feature, Star Wars | 1 Comment

With the Solo movie, a lot of people have been talking about the life debt between Chewbacca and Han. Many of us expected to see that moment in the film, but it didn’t happen, at least not explicitly. We certainly see Han and Chewbacca saving each others lives, but there’s never any mention of a life debt. Some people are even wondering if the life debt is being written out of canon, but there’s also the question of where did this whole idea come from in the first place? Now that’s the kind of question that get’s a die hard Star Wars fan thinking. Where did that idea come from? Continue Reading The Origin of the Life Debt…

Around the Web

June 8, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Toys & Collectibles, Trailer, Video Games | Leave a comment

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

Convention & Event News

Star Wars Celebration tickets are on sale and some are selling out (VIP is sold out, 5 day tickets are sold out). However, since Thursday is a preview day only (no stage programming) you might be better off with a four day stay anyway. Hotels are going fast through the official website, but you might have some luck trying the hotel sites directly.

  • Origins is June 13 to 17 in Columbus, OH. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • All*Star Comic Con is June 15 to 17 in Tysons Corner, VA. Star Wars guests include Jason Aaron, John Jackson Miller, and Brian Muir.
  • Westercon is July 4 in Denver, CO. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson.
  • Bell County Comic Con is August 3 to 5 in Belton, TX. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • Tampa Bay Comic Con is August 3 to 6 in Tampa Bay, FL. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson.
  • Dragon Con is August 30 to September 3 in Atlanta, GA. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson.
  • FanX is September 6 to 8 in Salt Lake City, UT. Star Wars guests include Tim Curry, Delilah S. Dawson, Kevin Hearne, Paul Reubens, and Brent Spiner.
  • Star Wars Celebration 2019 is April 11 to 15 in Chicago, IL.

Continue Reading Around the Web…

Podcasts in Review

June 7, 2018 at 12:05 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 126 they talk a little Solo, new things they noticed on repeated viewings, then they dive into Teras Kasi. They talk about the mention in Solo, the Masters of Teras Kasi video game, the origin on Shadows of the Empire, the mention in Shadow Hunter, and the connection to the Praetorian guards. They talk about the story of the game and their experiences with it. Fun discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 47 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Fun

Brews and Blasters: Episode 170 kicks off with some discussion on grills and deals, then they get into Solo and feedback, they address the box office and media, then some Solo discussion with spoilers. They also touch on The Toys That Made Us. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 53 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Joe, and Chris
Rating: Fun Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Around the Web

June 1, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Chronicle Books, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys & Collectibles | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story will be getting a Del Rey novelization which will be out in September and is being written by Mur Lafferty, a newcomer to Star Wars.
  • Amy Ratcliffe will be writing a new Star Wars book called Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy which will be out in October in hardcover. You can check out the full details here and an interview with Amy talking about the book.
  • Canto Bight is out this week in paperback.

Convention & Event News

Star Wars Celebration ticket prices have been revealed. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Podcasts in Review

May 31, 2018 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. Some of the summaries might be a little plain as I’m leaving out any Solo spoilers for the time being.

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 125 is their Solo discussion episode as they go over their initial thoughts then dive in and walk through the movie. Interesting thought about connecting L3 to Star Wars: Adventures in Colors and Shapes. Worth noting, there were some things they had issues with, which seems to be a common theme with the Solo podcast discussions.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 27 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Fun

Brews and Blasters: Episode 169 they share their thoughts on Solo, first 3 minutes is spoiler free, then they go into spoilers for the rest of the show. They go through the entire movie and provide a fun breakdown and discussion. Lot of positivity and fun in this one.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 9 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Joe, and Chris
Rating: Fun Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Around the Web

May 25, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, 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

  • The latest issue of A Star Wars Comic is out today.
  • Adventures in Poor Taste has a preview of Lando – Double or Nothing #1.

Convention & Event News

  • Phoenix Comicon is May 24 to 27 in Phoenix, AZ. Star Wars guests include Steve Blum, Katie Cook, Joe Corroney, Tim Curry, Delilah S. Dawson, Jason Fry, Adi Granov, Tom Hodges, R. A. Salvatore, Charles Soule, Chuck Wendig, and Wil Wheaton.
  • MantiCon is May 25 to 27 in Minneapolis, MN. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • Star Wars: Galactic Nights is May 27 in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
  • Lilac City Comicon is June 2 to 3 in Spokane, WA. Star Wars guests include Daniel Logan, and Timothy Zahn.
  • Origins is June 13 to 17 in Columbus, OH. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • All*Star Comic Con is June 15 to 17 in Tysons Corner, VA. Star Wars guests include Jason Aaron, John Jackson Miller, and Brian Muir.
  • Westercon is July 4 in Denver, CO. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson.
  • Bell County Comic Con is August 3 to 5 in Belton, TX. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • Tampa Bay Comic Con is August 3 to 6 in Tampa Bay, FL. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson.
  • Dragon Con is August 30 to September 3 in Atlanta, GA. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson.
  • FanX is September 6 to 8 in Salt Lake City, UT. Star Wars guests include Tim Curry, Delilah S. Dawson, Kevin Hearne, Paul Reubens, and Brent Spiner.
  • Star Wars Celebration 2019 is April 11 to 15 in Chicago, IL.

Continue Reading Around the Web…

Podcasts in Review

May 24, 2018 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.

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 124 follows along with Jason and Gabe at The Detroit Institute of Arts as they visit the Star Wars and the Power of Costume exhibit. They have some audio of some of the speakers at the exhibit opening talking about the event and the props, then they have audio as Jason and Gabe walk around and enjoy all the sights to be had. A bit different than usual since this one is live from the scene, but the audio quality is still pretty good. A fun listen.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 6 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Fun

Brews and Blasters: Episode 168 starts with some hype for Solo as the days draw nearer, then they dive into the Star Wars Resistance announcement and spotlight one of the voice actors, Bobby Moynihan. Cool episode as I never realized just how big a Star Wars fan Bobby Moynihan was. Nice way to start getting pumped for Star Wars Resistance.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 58 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Joe, and Chris
Rating: Fun Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Podcasts in Review

May 17, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Awards Chatter: Emilia Clarke – ‘Game of Thrones’ kicks off with Scott talking with The Hollywood Reporter executive editor Stephen Galloway about publicists. The interview with Emilia Clarke kicks in at 18 minutes. Emilia talks a little about her parents and childhood, then goes over how she got into acting, getting into theater, and making ends meet until she got the offer for Game of Thrones. She talks about the first audition for the show, getting the part, reading the books, the wig and dyeing her hair, having to do the nudity, working on the show, and she touches on some of her other projects, including Solo (which, worth noting, she signed up for three movies just like Alden). Great interview. Emilia sounding like a very down to earth person. Definitely worth a listen. Most of the interview does focus on Game of Thrones, though, so don’t expect much Star Wars.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 17 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Host: Scott
Rating: Great Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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