Around the Web

August 26, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Regular Feature, Toys | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Author Timothy Zahn was awarded the 2016 Life Achievement Award by the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers.
  • Author Jason Fry talks about his new book Star Wars: Aliens of the Galaxy on StarWars.com.
  • Did you spot the Tuckerization of Star Wars author Kevin Hearne in Aftermath: Life Debt?
  • Edelweiss has a new entry for the Art of Coloring Star Wars: Rogue which looks kind of neat. It’s a 128 page coloring book targeted for young adults and will be out December 20 from Disney Lucasfilm Press.

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Podcasts in Review

August 25, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | 4 Comments
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

501stCast: Episode 97 covers the latest 501st Legion troop reports, events, and even a little Rogue One trailer discussion.

Assembly of Geeks: The Cursed Child Review & The Fall Movie Preview starts with the Harry Potter book The Cursed Child as they go over what it’s like, some of the differences, and they avoid spoilers. They give a farewell to Kenny Baker, touch on news like the Star Trek tv series, Wonder Woman and the Rogue One trailer. Then they wrap up with their thoughts on upcoming Fall movies. Good episode.

Beltway Banthas: Interview with Tamara Keith is a fun one. Tamara is the White House correspondent for NPR and co-host of the NPR Politics podcast. They talk with Tamara about Star Wars and the politics of Star Wars. Definitely worth checking out. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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August 19, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Movies, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, trailers | Leave a comment

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

Art News

  • Dave Dorman did a cool personal painting of Rey and BB-8.

Book News

  • The release date for Aftermath: Empire’s End has been slightly adjust. It will now be coming out on February 21, 2017 (moved from January 21st).
  • Edelweiss has some new entries and updates.

Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia (by DK Books)

Release Date: April 4, 2017
$40.00, Hardcover, 360 pages, 11.9 in H | 9.9 in W

With a galaxy of information on every page, Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia is the perfect illustrated guide to everything Star Wars.

The saga in more than 3000 characters, vehicles, droids and objects.

With a galaxy of information on every page, Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia is the perfect illustrated guide to everything Star Wars.

This beautiful visual tour of the Star Wars universe includes gallery upon gallery of stunning images and fascinating facts. The object-themed spreads focus down onto hundreds of topics, from Star Wars fashion and food, to vehicles and creatures. Explore a range of droids, from medical to spy droid, or discover the different snacks you can eat in the Star Wars universe.

A virtual museum in a book, DK’s Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia is the perfect pictorial companion to that galaxy far, far away….

Unique approach: A unique, taxonomical approach to Star Wars, with five chapters: geography, science & technology, history, culture and nature. Objects are arranged according to increasingly narrowing categories, e.g. Culture » Fashion » Helmets.

Visual: Carefully curated images that allow the reader to explore the Star Wars story picture by picture and special feature boxes and sidebars will pull out items in more detail, display movie action shots and delve into cross-sections.

Star Wars Box Set Slipcase (by Marvel)

Release Date: April 18, 2017
$350.00, Hardcover, 784 pages, 1st Print: 18K

Celebrate Star Wars with a box set that you’ll need to be Force strong to lift! Enjoy adaptations of every film in the series so far, plus a special prelude to Episode VII-The Force Awakens. Follow Luke Skywalker and the Rebels into all new adventures with the first collection of Marvel’s best-selling new Star Wars series, and turn to the Dark Side with Darth Vader’s own debut volume! Then savor a stunning gallery of Star Wars covers by Marvel’s greatest artists. It’s the ultimate celebration of cinema’s greatest sci-fi epic in comic book form!

Star Wars Rogue One Rebel Dossier (by Disney Book Group)

Release Date: December 20, 2016
$12.99, Hardcover, 64 pages, 1st Print: 150K

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Podcasts in Review

August 18, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | 3 Comments

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Assembly of Geeks: Summer Movie Recap & Suicide Squad Review starts with their thoughts on this summer’s movies, biggest surprises, biggest disappointments, then they talk news. They cover Jimmy Smits, Marvel TV/Netflix, and they share their thoughts on Suicide Squad. Good episode.

Beltway Banthas: Interview with Rep. Jason Saine of NCs 97th district. Jason talks about his Star Wars fandom and how Star Wars plays a part of his political life. It’s a neat interview, and while there are a few weird audio issues, it’s still worth a listen.

Blast Points: Episode 33 starts with the news, Jimmy Smits, Two-Tubes, Bistan, U-Wing, they talk human Jabba, speculate about flashbacks, dive into Episode VIII news, Han movie news, the Han Solo comic, and tv rumors and news. Pretty much a jammed packed episode with news and fun discussion. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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August 12, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Marvel, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Kevin Hearne is working on a collection of Iron Druid short stories called Besieged which will be out next summer. Omnivoracious has a short interview with him that you can check out here.
  • Pre-orders are now up for Paul S. Kemp‘s next novel A Conversation In Blood. This is part of his ongoing Egil & Nix series.

Comic News

Convention & Event News

Registration is now open for the runDisney The Dark Side Star Wars Half Marathon. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Podcasts in Review

August 11, 2016 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.

Assembly of Geeks: Star Trek Beyond and The Killing Joke starts with their thoughts on Star Trek Beyond, then they talk about the Justice League trailer, the Wonder Woman trailer, and Matt Moore joins them to talk about The Killing Joke. Good episode.

Awards Chatter: Bob Odenkirk interview is top notch and a must listen for Better Call Saul or Breaking Bad fans. Bob talks about where he grew up, getting into comedy, his work as a writer, transitioning to acting, and how he wound up on Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul.

Brews and Blasters: Episode 82 features Joe and Chris as they talk Star Wars and action figures while listening to both of the Bill and Ted soundtracks. Fun as always but the musical change-up does provide some variety and some musical side road discussions. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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August 5, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys | 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

  • ArmadilloCon is July 29 to 31 in Austin, TX. Star Wars guests include author Martha Wells.
  • MidAmeriCon II is August 17 to 21 in Kansas City, MO. Star Wars guests include authors Kevin J. Anderson, William Dietz, Rebecca MoestaMartha Wells and Walter Jon Williams.
  • Dodeca Con is September 16 to 18 in Columbia, MO. Star Wars guests include author John Jackson Miller.
  • New York Comic Con is October 6 to 9 in New York City, NY. Star Wars guests include author Chuck Wendig, actress Carrie Fisher, artists Mark Brooks, Katie Cook, Adi Granov, Alex Maleev and comic writer Charles Soule.
  • Star Wars Celebration Orlando is April 13 to 16, 2017 in Orlando, FL.

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Podcasts in Review

August 4, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Aggressive Negotiations: Issue 022 covers Star Wars video games as they talk about their favorites and least favorites, from Super Star Wars to The Force Unleashed II.

Blast Points: Episode 31 features guest Ryan Porter. They start off talking a little about Aftermath by Chuck Wendig, then work their way to Life Debt. Lot of good observations and some fun discussion, but it’s only a half hour long. I could have definitely listened to them for a full hour. Great show regardless.

Blast Points: Episode 32 features Dunc from Club Jade. They talk about the early days of online fandom, Dunc talks about how she got into the books, fanfic and zines, and they talk about Star Wars fandom in general. It’s a fun episode. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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July 29, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Abrams, Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Del Rey, DK, Events, Movies, News, Regular Feature, SDCC, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, trailers | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • The cover for The Art of Rogue One was revealed at SDCC. The cover art is by Doug Chiang and pre-orders are already up on Amazon.

 

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  • io9 has an interview with Life Debt author Chuck Wendig.
  • Papercut has a video of the Star Wars publishing panel at SDCC.

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Podcasts in Review

July 28, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Celebration, Celebration Europe, Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Aggressive Negotiations: Issue 024 discusses the importance of the inclusion of Saw Gerrera in Rogue One, what led to this, and what it might mean for future storytelling. Interestingly enough, they actually don’t talk too much about Saw the character or the Star Wars: The Clone Wars episodes he was in. It’s mainly focused on the decision of using him rather than him as a character.

Assembly of Geeks: Ghostbusters Reboot, Thrawn Reborn & Indy Revitalized starts with their thoughts on the new Ghostbusters film, they cover some news, then head into SWCE and the announcement of Thrawn, and wrap up with Indy, The Secret Life of Pets, and Stranger Things. Good episode.

Beltway Banthas: Star Wars Celebration Roundup features Swara Salih who represented them for SWCE and brought back some fun audio including conversations with Bryan Young (Full of Sith) and Riley Blanton (The Star Wars Report). The hosts also dive into some discussion about the lack of a title for Episode VIII. Fun episode. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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