Podcasts in Review

April 6, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in 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.

Beltway Banthas: Episode 26 is the audio from their panel at Oak City Comicon. The panel features Stephen, Swara and Nick Dicolandrea from Coffee With Kenobi as they talk real world politics and how politicians have tried to use Star Wars to their advantage. Interesting episode. Audio is pretty good, too.

Blast Points: Interview with Joe Corroney and Brian Miller is a great conversation with both Star Wars artists as they talk about their Celebration prints, the ideas behind them, their art styles and their love of Star Wars.

Brews and Blasters: Episode 114 features Joe and Chris as they touch on Star Wars Rebels “Twin Suns,” they get on to Pineapple Express, then head into Celebration. Joe reveals his Denis Lawson plan, they rundown the schedule, what they’re podcast stage plans would have been, then they circle back to “Twin Suns” and carry on into “Zero Hour.” They give a quick recap of Star Wars Rebels season 3, then get into need’em got’em, Star Wars Monopoly, and listener emails. Fun episode. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Around the Web

March 31, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Celebration, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars News, trailers | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath: Life Debt came out this week in paperback and includes the short story “Blade Squadron: Kuat.”
  • Jason Fry has posted his author’s notes for The Secret Academy Part 1 and Part 2.
  • Troy Denning has a new HALO novel slated for later this year called HALO: Retribution. You can pre-order it on Amazon. Details are scarce at the moment though Troy had hinted earlier this year that he was working on a tie-in book.

Comic News

Convention & Event News

In Celebration news, Mark Hamill and Denis Lawson have been announced, and there’s a look at the Star Wars merchandise. Del Rey has also updated their con schedule. The full list of events and panels can be found here, and Jedi News has a nice roundup of the Podcast Stage. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Podcasts in Review

March 30, 2017 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.

501stCast: Episode 101 goes over the current Legion strength, newly elected leaders, new costumes that are now accepted and the garrison reports. They also have details on the Galactic Academy events and panel info for Star Wars Celebration Orlando as well as trading opportunities at their booth. Good episode.

Blast From the Past (Assembly of Geeks): Uncle Buck focuses on the John Hughes/John Candy comedy Uncle Buck. Scott interviews Jean Louisa Kelly who talks about her time on the movie and what it was like working with John Candy and John Hughes. Scott also talks a little about the attempts at sequels and even the tv show. Interesting episode for those who are fans of the film.

Blast Points: Episode 66 starts with news and then they head into their main discussion which focuses on Order 66. They breakdown what we know and how it all fits together into one narrative, piecing together the bits from the films and the television show. Good episode. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Around the Web

March 24, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Celebration, Conventions, Events, Interview, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

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

Art New

  • Dave Dorman had a nice update for his Star Wars fans, “Because I am not going to SW Celebration this year, I don’t want my fans, old and new, to miss out on any Dorman SW prints. So for one week prior to Celebration, I will have a sale on my SW artist proofs. This will probably run from April 4-12. Keep it tuned here on FB for more as we get closer. I am working on a new small oil painting of DARTH MAUL. I will have that to show and sell towards the end of the week.” You can watch Dave paint Darth Maul right here.

Book News

  • Author Jason Fry has posted part 1 and part 2 of his author notes for Imperial Justice.
  • Update from author Paul S. Kemp via Facebook, “In vague writing news, finished a novel outline and am now pondering a short story for a cool antho.” That novel outline may or may not be related to the tie-in novel he mentioned he was working on in his January reddit AMA.

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Podcasts in Review

March 23, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television | 1 Comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Blast Points: Episode 64 kicks off with news, some The Last Jedi stuff, scene descriptions, and then they get to what may be the best Star Wars holiday of all, St. Panaka Day! They celebrate Captain Panaka like no other with all of his dialog from The Phantom Menace, rating each line on grumpiness which turns out to be really fun. They talk about the character, and even go into why he wasn’t in Attack of the Clones. Excellent episode.

Blast Points: Episode 65 is Jason and Gabe geeking out on Star Wars Rebels “Twin Suns.” This one is fun from the get go. They talk about how Obi-Wan knows Ezra’s name, the duel, how perfect Obi-Wan is, Luke being the chosen one, and the glimpse of Luke. Great episode.

Bombad Radio: What If with The Witcher features Jeremiah and Chris Cannon as they discuss the possibility of a movie of The Witcher with lots of fan casting. Should it be based off the books or the games, and who would play who? Good episode for fans of the series. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Around the Web

March 17, 2017 at 12:10 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, Marvel, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Toys | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • This one is beyond Star Wars, but written by Star Wars authors. Kevin Hearne and Delilah S. Dawson will be teaming up to write a book called Kill The Farm Boy which will be published by Del Rey. It’s quite the tongue and cheek title, and given the authors involved, this one will probably be a lot of fun. Here’s the project in Kevin’s own words…

About a year ago my buddy Delilah S. Dawson and I were killing an hour in the Dallas airport and we came up with an idea for messing with fantasy tropes in a humorous fashion. KILL THE FARM BOY was born. Had to file it away for a while and enjoy some tacos. But a couple months ago, because of, you know, THE WORLD, we needed something lighthearted to work on as therapy. So we started writing a proposal. We outlined the book and wrote five sample chapters that made us both laugh. We also came up with ideas for a couple more books.

And what do you know? Del Rey thought they were funny too and said we can go ahead and write them! So that’s coming, friends. KILL THE FARM BOY will be out next year. Delilah and I are taking turns writing chapters while we also work on our solo projects.

I think y’all are going to dig it. We’re laughing out loud as we do this.

  • In Star Wars book news, Amazon now has a look at the cover for Star Wars: On the Frontlines by Daniel Wallace.
  • Author Paul S. Kemp has posted his short story “Continuum” online for free. This story connects Shadowstorm and Shadowrealm., books two and three of The Twilight War.

Continue Reading Around the Web…

Podcasts in Review

March 16, 2017 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.

Brews and Blasters: Episode 111 is hosted by Joe and special guest Tyler Westhause. They talk Star Wars Celebration, Drowning in Moonlight, there’s some movie discussion, some Star Wars Rebels and a bunch of other stuff, including JNCO jeans. Lots of fun as always.

Fauxthentic History: The Lost Culture of Alderaan covers what Alderaan was like, the planet’s geography, landmarks, how their society worked, their culture, wine, architecture, history, Bail and Leia’s roles, and what happened post-destruction. Very informative, they include info from the films and beyond.

Fauxthentic History: The Eugenics War goes over the origin of Khan, the super soldiers, the Chrysalis Project, and different versions of the history. It’s quite an elaborate backstory that I’ve never heard before, which makes me really curious where all these ideas were laid out and explored. I didn’t realize Khan’s history overlaps with our own history. Very enlightening. Note this episode was recorded live at SLCC, but it still has really good audio quality. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Podcasts in Review

March 9, 2017 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 24 starts with current topics and news, then they discuss the Empire and like the bad guys with guests Andrea Letamendi and Tyler Westhause which leads to a very interesting discussion on what it is about the villains that interests us so much. Good episode.

Blast Points: Episode 63 starts with a little The Last Jedi news ala biohexacrypt, and they go over Star Wars Celebration announcements, guests and the UK’s Star Wars Fun Day with Bor Gullet. Then they go into Aftermath: Empire’s End with full spoilers. There’s an interesting take from Gabe on this one as he only read some of Aftermath and none of Life Debt, catching most of the major plot points via online breakdowns. Jason, on the other hand, read all three. They talk about Palpatine’s Plan B, a possible mention of Captain Phasma which I missed on my read through of the book, the Church of the Force interlude, Chewbacca’s interlude, Lando’s interlude, and going back to Jakku. They don’t spoil the entire book as they mostly touch on the interludes and even then, they don’t go into too much detail, so you could listen to this entire episode and still find lots of surprises in the book. They made a good observation about how having the recognizable film characters in such small roles, and the new characters in such large roles, can actually be a negative when the film characters are the more interesting ones. Overall, fantastic episode. Both informative and entertaining.

Brews and Blasters: Episode 110 kicks off with Blue Russians as they talk about Conty’s toy find, Twinkie ice cream, Mandalorian windows, the Auralnauts R2 video, Jedi cologne, Oppo molting, listener feedback, some need’em got’em, and more. Fun as always, but I think the Blue Russians and Oppo’s molting makes this one special. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Around the Web

March 3, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, Marvel, News, Random House, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • USA Today has an excerpt from Timothy Zahn‘s upcoming novel Thrawn.
  • You can read Delilah S. Dawson‘s short story Scorched online for free on StarWars.com. It’s a tie-in to Star Wars: Bloodline.
  • Dey Rey revealed what stories will be in the 2017 sampler.

  • Edelweiss now has an entry for the Star Wars Stormtroopers guide which we knew Adam Bray was working on, but now we also know that Ryder Windham is involved.

Continue Reading Around the Web…

Podcasts in Review

March 2, 2017 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: Episode 61 starts with a little news on The Last Jedi, the newly announced Star Wars spoof film, and then they go into the Star Wars read along books for the original trilogy. Great episode as always as they continual explore interesting areas of the Star Wars franchise with lots of fun commentary and analysis.

Blast Points: Episode 62 starts with the news, then they talk about the original auditions for A New Hope and the audition tapes. They go over who tried out for what parts, comment on their auditions from the tapes, and they play audio clips so you can hear Harrison Ford reading for Han Solo with various other actors playing Luke or Leia, or you can hear some of the actors who read for Han including Kurt Russell. Very cool episode.

Bombad Radio: Episode 271 debuts a new co-host, Kaela, and they interview voice actors Yuri Lowenthal and Tara Platt. They talk Ben 10, Young Justice and voicing Rogue One. Good episode. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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