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March 22, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Celebration, Conventions, Events, 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.

Celebration News

  • StarWars.com has revealed how the panel reservation and lottery system will work for Star Wars Celebration.
  • Via the latest episode of The Star Wars Show, it was revealed The Mandalorian will be getting a panel with guests Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni.
  • More autograph and photo ops have been added for Annabelle Davis, Warwick Davis, Penny McCarthy, Bobby Moynihan, and Lorne Peterson.
  • ILMxLAB will be at Celebration with a look at Vader Immortal.

Convention & Event News

  • FantaSci is March 22 to 24 in Raleigh, NC. Star Wars guests include John Jackson Miller, and Timothy Zahn.
  • 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 21, 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. Lipstick and Lightsabers Episode 1
  2. Blast Points Podcast Episode 163
  3. ForceCenter Episode 160
  4. Radio Free Endor It’s a Wrap
  5. The JATcast Episode 21

Honorable Mentions

  • Talk Star Wars Episode 160 gets into some good discussions.
  • Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels Episode 76 has a good discussion on The Phantom Menace and some fun comedy bits.
  • Brews and Blasters Episode 200 is a fun one and it celebrates their 200th episode.

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Max Reebo’s Pick of the Week: “Young Liars”

March 18, 2019 at 1:18 pm | Posted in Max Reebo Pick of the Week, Music, Regular Feature | Leave a comment

Max Reebo’s pick this week is “Young Liars” by TV on the Radio.

There are songs that are fun, some that make you want to dance, and others that take you away in arms of their rhythm. “Young Liars” by TV on the Radio is a song that just captures the beauty of sound with whimsical vocals and a crafty beat.

Formed in 2001, TV on the Raido is a Brooklyn band with five albums. Tunde Adebimpe is on vocals, David Andrew Sitek is on guitar, keyboards, drums, and other instruments, Kyp Malone is on vocals, guitar, and bass, and Gerard Smith and Jaleel Bunton are on various instruments. The song “Young Liars” showed up on an EP with the same name in 2003 which garnered critical acclaim.

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March 15, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Celebration, Conventions, Events, 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.

Celebration News

  • There will be a podcast meet up Saturday at the Arc Bar. You can check out the details here as well as all the podcasts that will be attending.
  • The Episode IX panel will be Friday. Not too many details yet.
  • In addition to the Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels and Star Wars Resistance animation panels previously announced for Star Wars Celebration, there will also be a LEGO Star Wars Animation panel on Saturday. Guests include the shows creators Bill Motz and Bob Roth, as well as Leland Chee and Jason Cosler.
  • There will be a Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge panel on Saturday.
  • New guests have been revealed: Matt Denton, Josh Lee, Hugh Quarshie, Katee Sackhoff, Lee Towersey, and Forest Whitaker.
  • You can now pre-order autographs for Ahmed Best and Erin Kellyman.

Convention & Event News

  • MidSouthCon 37 is March 15 to 17 in Memphis, TN. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • FantaSci is March 22 to 24 in Raleigh, NC. Star Wars guests include John Jackson Miller, and Timothy Zahn.
  • 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 14, 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. Lot of good interviews this week so be sure to read through the reviews to see what’s out there.

This Week’s Top Five

  1. Lords of the Sith Podcast Episode 19
  2. Blast Points Podcast Episode 162
  3. Fly Casual Episode 216
  4. Brews and Blasters Episode 199
  5. Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels Episode 75.2

Honorable Mentions

  • Skywalking Through Neverland Episode 240 includes a conversation with Amy Ratcliffe about Galaxy’s Edge.
  • Coffee With Kenobi Episode 264 is part two of Dan’s Galaxy’s Edge conversation with Clayton Sandell.
  • Star Wars Report Episode 370 also includes a Galaxy’s Edge discussion but with Anthony Breznican who was also there.

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Max Reebo’s Pick of the Week: “Long Black Train”

March 11, 2019 at 10:25 am | Posted in Max Reebo Pick of the Week, Music, Regular Feature | Leave a comment

Max Reebo’s pick this week is “Long Black Train” by House of Freaks.

I had never heard of the band House of Freaks before, but Pandora thought I might be interested. While I’m still not certain they have anything else to offer, there is one song they pulled off that’s absolutely brilliant: “Long Black Train.” This was off of their first album, Monkey on a Chain Gang (1987).

House of Freaks was formed back in the 80’s with just two band members: Bryan Harvey on vocals and guitar; Johnny Hott on percussion. From 1987 to 1994, they turned out five albums (one of them an EP). Afterwards the band broke up with both members joining the supergroup Gutterball. They did two albums, then Hott moved on to the band Cracker. Sadly, Bryan Harvey was murdered along with his wife and children on New Year’s Day 2006. While Bryan Harvey is no longer with us, his music will live on.

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Around the Web

March 8, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Celebration, Conventions, Events, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, 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

  • Okay, I thought this was a joke on The Star Wars Show, but this is a real book that’s coming out this year. This looks awesome. How Not to Get Eaten by Ewoks (and Other Galactic Survival Skills) by Christian Blauvelt will be out in hardcover on September 24, 2019. StarWars.com has an interview with the author and some previews of interior graphs/pictograms. You can pre-order it here.

Convention & Event News

Revealed this week, there will be three animation panels at Star Wars Celebration – one for Star Wars: The Clone Wars, one for Star Wars Rebels, and one for Star Wars Resistance. StarWars.com has the full details. New guests have also been announced – Paul Bettany, Riz Ahmed and Hermione Corfield. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Podcasts in Review

March 7, 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. Blast Points Episode 161
  2. Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels Episode 75
  3. ForceCenter Episode 158
  4. Hearts of Kyber Episode 1
  5. Brews and Blasters Episode 198

Honorable Mentions

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Max Reebo’s Pick of the Week: “Head”

March 4, 2019 at 11:38 am | Posted in Max Reebo Pick of the Week, Music, Regular Feature | Leave a comment

Max Reebo’s pick this week is “Head” by Mark Lanegan.

Through the wonder of Pandora Radio, I came across an artist named Mark Lanegan. Born in 1964 in Ellensburg, Washington, USA, he’s been cranking out music since 1985. Starting out in a band called the Screaming Trees, he ventured into a solo career in 1990, and in 2000 joined Queens of the Stone Age for a few of their albums. He’s also formed a band called The Gutter Twins in 2003.

The album that caught my ear is Blues Funeral by the Mark Lanegan Band. Mark Lanegan does the vocals, guitar is shared between Alain Johannes, Aldo Struyf, David Rosser, David Catching, Chris Goss, and Josh Homme between the various tracks. Alain Johannes and Martyn LeNoble handle the bass. Jack Irons is on drums. Alain Johannes also does percussion, keyboards (along with Aldo Struyf), and backing vocals. Guest musicians include Chris Goss, Greg Dulli, and Shelly Brien with backing vocals. The album has twelve tracks (plus a bonus track on the Japanese album). My favorites include “The Gravedigger’s Song”, “Bleeding Muddy Water”, “St. Louis Elegy”, “Phantasmagoria Blues”, and “Leviathan.” The songs have a great sound to them that’s unique, resonant, and sometimes haunting. While I did not buy the entire album, I did pick off the songs I liked, and it launched me into a hunt for more songs. That’s what led me to “Head.”

“Head” is a song by Mark Lanegan on his 2004 album Bubblegum. Also released as Mark Lanegan Band, this song is by far my favorite. It’s upbeat, catchy, and a great song for any playlist. It’s alternative rock that fits in with a lot of musical styles. Mix it with some Nine Inch Nails, AC/DC, whatever floats your boat. There’s a lot of musicians listed for the album, so for more details check out wikipedia.

If you liked that, you might also like “Hit the City” and “Wedding Dress” which are also on the album.

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Around the Web

March 1, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Celebration, Conventions, Events, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Star Wars Resistance, Television, trailers | Leave a comment

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

Convention & Event News

More Celebration guests have been announced: Ray Park (Darth Maul), Matt Lanter (The Clone Wars Anakin Skywalker), and Tiya Sircar (Star Wars Resistance Sabine). EA will also be showing off Jedi: Fallen Order. Some of the Celebration art prints are also up for pre-order on Dark Ink. Some artists are offering their pre-order through their individual websites. You can check their stuff out here.

  • Classic Plastics Toy & Comic Expo is March 2 to 3 in Parkersburg, WV. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • MidSouthCon 37 is March 15 to 17 in Memphis, TN. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • FantaSci is March 22 to 24 in Raleigh, NC. Star Wars guests include John Jackson Miller, and Timothy Zahn.
  • 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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