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March 16, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • The Last Jedi novelization has hit the #2 spot on The New York Times Best Sellers list for print hardcover fiction.

Comic News

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Podcasts in Review

March 15, 2018 at 12:30 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Beltway Banthas: Interview: Dan Wallace of The Rebel Files kicks off with a little Star Wars Rebels discussion, then 14 minutes in, they hand it over to John Liang who interviews Star Wars author Dan Wallace. Dan talks about reading the scripts for Rogue One and The Last Jedi before the films came out, working with the storygroup, tackling the book and the various characters, his thoughts on the Rebel Alliance, New Republic and the Rebel leaders, the politics of the Rebel Alliance, and the extras included in the deluxe edition of The Rebel Files. Great interview.

Podcast Network: RetroZapRuntime: 1 hour 5 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Stephen, Swara, and John Liang, Rating: Great

Brews and Blasters: Episode 158 has Chris beating Joe to the Star Wars party yet again! Joe plays with his Panda Baba figure, they talk about the different versions of The Last Jedi home release, then they get into Star Wars Rebels. Specifically, they cover “Wolves and a Door” and “World Between Worlds” and they make some spot on predictions for the finale. They also go over the new Solo books and comics that are coming out, and they do some need’em got’em featuring the Black Series Captain Rex. Plus there’s listener feedback. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 1 hour 15 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Joe, and Chris, Rating: Fun

Brews and Blasters: Episode 159 tries out some new music, heads into a burger discussion, then they dive into the Star Wars Rebels finale. They talk about Ryder’s betrayal, Hondo, the wolf battle, the royal guards, Thrawn’s end, the epilogue ending, Rex, and what could be done with the Unknown Regions. Another fun episode.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 1 hour 10 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Joe, and Chris, Rating: Fun Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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March 9, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, IDW, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Toys & Collectibles, trailers | Leave a comment

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

Book News

Comic News

  • Free Comic Book Day posted an interview with Cavan Scott and Derek Charm covering their upcoming Star Wars Adventures comic and it includes preview images.

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Podcasts in Review

March 8, 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.

Beltway Banthas: Episode 51 features guests Caitlin and Charlotte from Skytalkers podcast. They start off with some Star Wars Rebels discussion, then they get into their main topic which delves into Rey and Kylo and the connections to real world bipartisan politics. It’s a very interesting discussion with some connections I never even thought of making. Definitely worth a listen.

Podcast Network: RetroZapRuntime: 1 hour 11 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Stephen, and Swara, Rating: Great

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 113 they talk about the Solo Japanese trailer, May the 4th, and some The Last Jedi stuff, then they move on to their main discussion, The Art of The Phantom Menace. Great discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 57 minute, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Jason, and Gabe, Rating: Great

Fly Casual: Episode 170 starts off with a poop discussion, and they talk movies. Then they get to Star Wars news, they have a canon/Legends book tangent, go over new books, and the toy report covers Toy Fair and HasLab.

Podcast Network: Betterkind MediaRuntime: 1 hour 36 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Corey, Steve, Garrick, and Mike, Rating: Good Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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March 2, 2018 at 12:02 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, Star Wars Rebels, Television, trailers | Leave a comment

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

Book News

Convention & Event News

  • Emerald City Comic Con is March 1 to 4 in Seattle, Wa. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson, Terry Brooks, Katie Cook, Delilah S. Dawson, Terry Dodson, Tommy Lee Edwards, Adi Granov, Kevin Hearne, Brian Herring, Jody Houser, Adam Hughes, Phil LaMarr, Ken Lashley, John Jackson Miller, Joe Quinones, R.A. Salvatore, Charles Soule, Landry Q. Walker, and Chuck Wendig.
  • Sci-Fi Weekender Convention is March 22 to 25 in Wales, UK. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson, Alistair Petrie, and Hugh Quarshie.
  • Indiana Comic Con is March 30 to April 1 in Indianapolis, IN. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Scottsdale, AZ for a Scourged signing at The Poisoned Pen on April 3 at 7:00 PM.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Boulder, CO for a Scourged signing at Barnes & Noble on April 4 at 7:00 PM.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Houston, TX for a Scourged signing at Murder By the Book on April 5 at 6:30 PM.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Huntsville, AL for a Scourged signing at Barnes & Noble on April 6 at 7:00 PM.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Doylestown, PA for a Scourged signing at Doylestown Bookship on April 7 at 4:00 PM.
  • East Coast Comicon is April 27 to 29 in Meadowlands, NJ. Star Wars guests include Howard Chaykin, Jan Duursema, and Timothy Zahn.
  • Comic Con Revolution is May 19 to 20 in Ontario, CA. Star Wars guests include Jason Aaron, Howard Chaykin, Tom Hodges, Mike Mayhew, Cat Staggs, Greg Weisman, and Timothy Zahn.
  • 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.

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Podcasts in Review

March 1, 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 112 covers some news, touching on some of the details for the upcoming Blu-ray release of The Last Jedi, and J.J. Abrams’ appearance on Colbert. Afterwards, they get to their main topic – Marcia Lucas. They cover how she got started in editing, how she met George Lucas, how they got married, her work on THX1138, American Graffiti, Star Wars, the things she was responsible for, their adoption of Amanda, and their separation. They talk about how important she was in regards to Star Wars, how she may have been the secret ingredient for the original trilogy, and how her absence may have affected the prequels. Plus there’s a couple audio clips. Great stuff. Definitely one you’ll want to listen to.

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

Brews and Blasters: Episode 157 they go over a Star Wars cookbook, the toy news from Toy Fair, Solo toys, the new Falcon, other Toy Fair reveals, and the HasLab sail barge. They also discussion Star Wars Rebels, and fair warning, they kick it off with the big spoilers and no warning, so listen at your own risk if you’ve somehow avoided spoilers and haven’t seen “Jedi Night” yet. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 1 hour 20 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Joe, and Chris, Rating: Fun

Children of the Force: Episode 98 they talk a little Iron Man 3, then move on to Star Wars news. They talk about the Solo poster, the Episode IX art director, the Solo books, toy reveals, and they delve into how Darth Vader uses the bathroom.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 49 minute, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Al, Anna, and Liam, Rating: Fun Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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February 23, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Events, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Pre-orders are up for Star Wars: Last Shot by Daniel Jose Older which will be out April 17, 2018 in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats.
  • Here’s the blurb for Last Shot (via Edelweiss).

Han Solo and Lando Calrissian star in an action-packed novel that ties into the new Han Solo film—due to release May 25, 2018.

THEN: It’s one of the galaxy’s most dangerous secrets: a mysterious transmitter with unknown power and a reward for its discovery that most could only dream of claiming. But those who fly the Millennium Falcon throughout its infamous history aren’t your average scoundrels. Not once, but twice, the crew of the Falcon tries to claim the elusive prize—first, Lando Calrissian and the droid L3-37 at the dawn of an ambitious career, and later, a young and hungry Han Solo with the help of his copilot, Chewbacca. But the device’s creator, the volatile criminal Fyzen Gor, isn’t interested in sharing. And Gor knows how to hold a grudge….

NOW: It’s been ten years since the rebel hero Han Solo last encountered Fyzen Gor. After mounting a successful rebellion against the Empire and starting a family with an Alderaanian princess, Han hasn’t given much thought to the mad inventor. But when Lando turns up at Han’s doorstep in the middle of the night, it’s Fyzen’s assassins that he’s running from. And without Han’s help, Lando—and all life on Cloud City—will be annihilated.

With the assistance of a young hotshot pilot, an Ewok slicer prodigy, the woman who might be the love of Lando’s life, and Han’s best and furriest friend, the two most notorious scoundrels in the New Republic are working together once more. They’ll have to journey across the stars—and into the past—before Gor uses the device’s power to reshape the galaxy.

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Podcasts in Review

February 22, 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.

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 111 is a listener email and voicemail episode as they go through feedback and answer listener questions. They talk about The Empire Strikes Back Danish documentary, excitement over the Game of Thrones Star Wars news, Solo thoughts, favorite Star Wars things and more. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 1 hour 15 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Jason, and Gabe, Rating: Fun

Brews and Blasters: Episode 156 kicks off with Five Guys Burgers and Fries. They talk Cloverfield Paradox, 8 bit The Last Jedi, listener feedback, they get into some sandwich discussions, and they go over the Jaina Solo 6″ Black Series figure for Need’em Got’em. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 49 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Joe, and Chris, Rating: Fun

Children of the Force: Episode 97 celebrates their third anniversary as they go over the Game of Thrones Star Wars news, whether this means we’ll see mature Star Wars content, new Solo images and EW’s coverage, a clip from their first episode, and their favorite things from the past three years. Good Solo discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 1 hour 1 minute, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Al, Anna, and Liam, Rating: Fun Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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February 16, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, 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

  • Edelweiss has a listing for a new Star Wars novel by Jason Fry called Rose Tico: Resistance Fighter. The hardcover is one of the replica journal style books and will be out on May 1, 2018.

Star Wars The Last Jedi: Rose Tico: Resistance Fighter
Jason Fry
FRONTLIST | May 1, 2018
Hardcover
$11.99 USD, $15.99 CAD
Juvenile Fiction / Media Tie-In
Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7
96 pages
Series: Replica Journal
Full color
8.3 in H | 5.8 in W | 0.6 in T

Follow the next adventure in the Star Wars saga in this first person narrative. This book for tweens will feature a first-person account from one of the main characters of the second installment in the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Format includes foldouts.

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Podcasts in Review

February 15, 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 110 they kick off with the news, the Game of Thrones creators doing Star Wars movies, TV news, Solo EW coverage, and then they discuss the loves of George Lucas. I have to admit, aside from a podcast that did a biography on George, this is the first time I’ve heard a podcast focus on George Lucas’ love life. Great episode. Tons of fun.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 54 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Jason, and Gabe, Rating: Great

Bright Tree Radio: Episode 27 breaks down the Solo trailer as they share their thoughts, discuss what they want and don’t want, and more. Very casual conversation with some goofing around.

Podcast Network: Bright Tree RadioRuntime: 1 hour 15 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Sophie, and Phil, Rating: Good

Children of the Force: Reaction Corps – Solo Teasers covers the Solo TV spot and the teaser trailer as they go through each one shot-by-shot. Fun discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 50 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Al, Anna, and Liam, Rating: Fun Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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