Databurst From the 501st

May 10, 2017 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from May 10 to 16th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

May 10

  • Garrison Carida will be in Norristown, PA for the Cub Scout Pack 369 Star Wars Pack Meeting.

May 11

  • Alpine Garrison will be in Provo, UT for BYU Baseball Star Wars Night from 5:00 to 9:00 PM.
  • Central Garrison will be in Rochester, MN for the St. Mary’s Hospital Peds visit.
  • Czech Garrison will be in Prague for Svět Knihy at the Holešovice Exhibition Grounds from May to 11 to 14th.
  • Garrison Carida will be in Philadelphia, PA for Philagraphic from 5:30 to 9:30 AM.
  • New England Garrison will be at the MIT Robot Competition.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Tustin, CA for the Spirit Carnival.

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Free Comic Book Day

May 5, 2017 at 6:32 pm | Posted in 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Free Comic Book Day is Saturday May 6 and there are all kinds of events going on to help make this day even cooler. Below you’ll find a list of the events the 501st Legion will be at.

AUSTRIA

  • Austrian Garrison will be in Wörthersee for Star Wars Day Klagenfurt from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

AUSTRALIA

  • Redback Garrison will be in Helensvale for Social Meet up NightQuarter, and in Bundaberg for Starlight Week at EB Games.
  • Southern Cross Garrison will be in Campbelltown, New South Wales for Free Comic Book Day, in Canberra, ACT for Free Comic Book Day at Impact Comics, and in Gosford, NSW for the Central Coast ComiCon.
  • Southern Dewback Garrison will be in Adelaide for Free Comic Book Day.

California

  • Central California Garrison will be in Sacramento, CA for Free Comic Book Day at Empire’s Comics Vault from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM, in Hanford, CA for Free Comic Book Day at DJ’s Collectible Shoppe from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, in Fresno, CA for Star Wars Fans Blood Drive at Central California Blood Center from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, in Modesto, CA for Star Wars Night with the Modesto Nuts at John Thurman Field at 6:00 PM, and in Elverta for Golden Coast Adventure Faire at Gibson Rancho Park from May 6 to 7th.

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Around the Web

May 5, 2017 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

  • Catalyst by James Luceno is now available in paperback. Worth noting, the paperback edition includes the short story “The Voice of the Empire” by Murr Lafferty (first appeared in Star Wars Insider #170).
  • Pawn: A Chronicle of the Sibyl’s War by Timothy Zahn came out this week. So if you enjoyed Thrawn and are looking for some more Zahn books, you might want to try this one out.
  • I might have missed this if it was announced at Star Wars Celebration, but Forces of Destiny will be getting some books, three of which might be worthy enough for adults to check out.

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Podcasts in Review

May 4, 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 29 Swara talks about Celebration, they talk about Jedi, the Force and where Luke is taking them, then they have the audio from the Star Wars Military panel at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 which featured Jason Fry, John Liang and Thomas Harper.

Blast Points: Episode 71 covers the Celebration panels they weren’t able to go to as they talk about the Rebels panel, speculate on what the animated show will be, and play some audio of Dave Filoni from the Star Wars Show stage as he hints at the next project. They go over the Animated Origins panel, These Are the Droids You’re Looking For panel, the Heroines panel, and they talk about the Cantina panel and the vegetable carver guy. They also talk about the fact that not all of the big panels were livestreamed and are not available on YouTube, they ponder why there were no displays for Rogue One costumes or The Last Jedi, and more. Great episode.

Bombad Radio: Episode 276 is a great interview with author Kevin J. Anderson covering his new projects Spine of the Dragon and Louis and Clark, what it’s like co-authoring projects, his writing process, as well as Star Wars, Dune, Hellhole and Superman. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Comic Review: ‘Darth Maul #3’

May 3, 2017 at 12:03 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Darth Maul #3 continues the adventure as Maul and his bounty hunter allies try to steal a Jedi padawan. Click here to read our full review.

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New Releases: ‘Poe Dameron #14’ and ‘Rogue One #2’

May 3, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Marvel has two new Star Wars releases today.

Rogue One #2 (of 6)

Writer: Jody Houser
Artist: Emilio Laiso
Cover Artist: Phil Noto
Variant Covers: Jon McCoy and Kris Anka

Jyn Erso continues her quest with Cassian Andor to help the Rebellion fight the sinister Galactic Empire. Following the trail to the ancient Jedha City to find Rebel extremist Saw Guerra, Jyn and Cassian get caught in a firefight with the Empire…only to then be taken prisoner by Saw’s followers! The Star Wars story continues!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99

Poe Dameron #14

Writer: Charles Soule
Artist: Angel Unzueta
Cover Artist: Phil Noto
Variant Cover: Chip Zdarsky (40th Anniversary Cover)

It is a sad day for the Resistance as they mourn the loss of a fallen comrade. But their fight is far from over — the First Order must be stopped! And Captain Phasma knows just how to get Terex to toe the line.

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99

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Databurst From the 501st

May 3, 2017 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from May 3 to 9th. Lots of upcoming events for May the 4th Be With You and Free Comic Book Day. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

May 3

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Overland Park, KS for Star Wars Day at the Johnson County Community College from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
  • Alpine Garrison will be in Salt Lake City, UT for the Adam Bray book signing at The King’s English Bookshop from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.
  • Garrison Carida will be in Downingtown, PA for the West Bradford Music Concert from 2:00 to 3:00 PM.
  • Georgia Garrison will be in Augusta, GA for Super Awesome Star Wars Storytime from 10:30 to 11:30 AM.
  • Redback Garrison will be at Fairview Heights State School for Star Wars Day, and at Westfield Helensvale Star Wars Trivia Night.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in the John C. Fremont Library for the Star Wars Party from 6:00 to 7:30 PM.
  • Southern Cross Garrison will be in East Lismore, New South Wales for the May the 4th Celebration, and in Lambton Heights, New South Wales for the JHH visit.
  • Star Garrison will be at Chelsey’s 5K for Kids.

May 4

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in St. Louis, MO for the National Travel and Tourism Week at Busch II Infield (Ballpark Village) from 9:30 AM to noon, in Lawrence, KS for the Annual KU Star Wars Day at KU Memorial Union from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, in St. Louis, MO for Schlafly Library Star Wars Day from 4:00 to 6:00 PM, in Kansas City, MO for Alzheimer Awareness at Villa Ventura Retirement Community from 5:30 to 8:00 PM, in St. Louis, MO for Star Wars Night at Hard Rock Cafe from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, and in Newton, KS for the Newton Library May the 4th Event from 6:30 to 9:00 PM.
  • Alpine Garrison will be in St. George, UT for May the 4th at Santa Clara Library from 3:30 to 4:30 PM, in Sunset, UT for the Lazer Zone fundraiser from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, in Tooele, UT for Utah State University 4H May the 4th event at Tooele Health Dept from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, and in Ogden, UT for The Light Side of Special Needs from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
  • Bast Alpha Garrison will be in New Orleans, LA for May the 4th at the Aquarium of the Americas from May 4 to 7th, in Biloxi, MS for Star Wars Day at the Biloxi Shuckers Baseball Game, and in Lafayette, LA for the Acadiana Human Society Fundraiser.
  • Carolina Garrison will be in Durham, NC for an event at Cambria Hotel & Suites from 7:00 to 8:30 AM, in Charlotte, NC for the Hemby Children’s Hospital visit, in Greenville, SC for the Shriner’s Hospital for Children visit, in Kingsport, TN for the Mountain States Health Alliance Awards Banquet from 4:30 to 7:00 PM, in Kitty Hawk, NC for the Autism Benefit at Barefoot Bernie’s Tropical Grill & Bar from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, in Asheville, NC for Father/Son LEGO Night at Bricks 4 Kidz from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, in Charleston, SC for the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry “Night at the Brewseum” from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, and in Charlotte, NC for Star Wars Knight with the Charlotte Knights at BB&T Ballpark from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.
  • Central Garrison will be in Worthington, MN for May the Fourth at Hy-Vee, in Ankeny, IA for Lazer Blaster Ball at Firetrucker Brewery, in Hiawatha, IA for GoDaddy May the Fourth Employee event, in St. Paul, MN for May the 4th Be With You at Red Balloon Bookshop, and in Fort Dodge, IA for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Fundraiser Fort Dodge, IA May the Fourth Gala at Fort Frenzy.
  • Central California Garrison will be in Sacramento, CA for May the 4th Be With You at Fairytale Town from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, in Roseville, CA for May the 4th Be With You at Maidu Branch Library from 4:00 to 6:00 PM, in Modesto, CA for Star Wars Day Modesto from 6:30 to 9:30 PM, and in Fresno, CA for Project Wish Upon A Star’s May the 4th Be With You from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
  • Cloud City Garrison will be in Beaverton, OR for the Aloha Farmers’ Market Opening Day from 3:00 to 4:00 PM, in Oregon City, OR for May the Fourth at Oregon City Library from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, in Eugene, OR for May the Fourth at Eugene Public Library from 6:00 to 7:30 PM, and in Lebanon, OR for May the Fourth at Lebanon Public Library from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.
  • Fortresse Imperiale Garrison will be in Repentigny, QC for the Press Conference of Geekulture Lanaudière, in Westmount, QC for May the Fourth Be With You from 4:00 to 5:00 PM, and in Sherbrooke, QC for May the Fourth at the Sherbrooke Seminar from 12:30 to 4:00 PM.
  • Garrison Carida will be in Swarthmore, PA for CADES Star Wars Day from 10:00 AM to noon, in Pittsburgh, PA for MAKEnight (21+) May the 4th at the Children’s Museum from 6:30 to 9:00 PM, and in Dover, DE for May Fourth Star Wars Day at Kent County Public Library from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.
  • Garrison Corellia will be in Charleston, WV for West Virginia Power Comic Con.
  • Garrison Excelsior will be in Albany, NY for a May the Fourth visit to St. Margaret’s Center, in Syracuse, NY for a May the Fourth visit to Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, and in Binghamton, NY for the Binghamton Philharmonic’s Star Wars concert.
  • Garrison Titan will be in Seattle, WA for Star Wars Night with the Seattle Mariners.
  • Garrison Tyranus will be at the Big Brother Big Sister of Central Blue Ridge at 6:00 PM, at the Washington West Film Festival Fundraising Event at 6:15 PM, and in VSO Music of Star Wars at 7:30 PM.
  • Georgia Garrison will be in Augusta, GA for May the 4th Be With You Reading Event at the Augusta Public Library from 9:30 to 11:30 AM, in Savannah, GA for Star Wars Reads Day at Live Oaks Public Library from noon to 2:00 PM, in Stewart, GA for Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield Spring Carnival from 5:00 to 9:00 PM, in Woodstock, GA for May the Fourth Be With You Charity Event at Reformation Brewery from 5:30 to 8:00 PM, and in Columbus, GA for Star Wars Day from 6:00 to 8:30 PM.
  • Great Lakes Garrison will be in Grand Rapids, MI for the Devos Children’s Hospital visit, in Detroit, MI for Space Dive Episode III, in Grand Rapids, MI for May the 4th at Gerald R. Ford International Airport, in Grand Rapids, MI for May the 4th Tattoos and Beers at Mos Eisley’s Tattoos and Harmony Brewing Company, and in Canton, MI for May the 4th at the Canton Library.
  • Japanese Garrison will be in Miyagi Prefecture for the Yamamota Yume Farm Third Anniversary, and in Miyagi Prefecture for Children and Adults Play Together event.
  • Midsouth Garrison will be in Louisville, KY for the 2017 Republic Bank Pegasus Parade, in Knoxville, TN for Bricks 4 Kids May the Fourth Be With You Celebration, and in Chattanooga, TN for the Lookouts Baseball game.
  • Midwest Garrison will be in Cherry Valley, IL for May The Fourth Be With You Star Wars Day at the Library.
  • Neon City Garrison will be in Las Vegas, NV for May Science Be With You at the Desert Research Institute from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.
  • New England Garrison will be at the Children’s Hospital for Star Wars Day.
  • Nordic Garrison will be at Iso Omena Library for the May the Fourth Troop, and at Sello Library for the May the Fourth Troop from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.
  • Northeast Remnant Garrison will be in Toms River, NJ for Star Wars Day at Daruma Tattoo from noon to 4:00 PM.
  • Northern Darkness Garrison will be in Fort Wayne, IN for Indiana Tech Free Movie Night from 5:30 to 7:00 PM, and in South Bend, IN for Star Wars Night with the South Bend Cubs at Four Winds Field.
  • Old Line Garrison will be in Catonsville, MD for YMCA Member Day from 9:00 to 11:00 AM, in Suitland, MD for NOAA May the 4th Be With You at the NOAA Satellite Operations Facility from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, in Bel Air, MD for May the 4th Be With You at Forest Hill Elementary School, in Frederick, MD for Star Wars Days at the Earth and Space Science Lab from 4:00 to 7:30 PM, in Washington D.C. for Star Wars or Spy Wars at the International Spy Museum from 5:00 to 9:00 PM, in Ellicott City, MD for May the 4th New Hours event at All Time Toys from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, in Glen Burnie, MD for Pack 887 May the Fourth event, and in Parkville, MD for Star Wars Characters Trivia Night at Markville-Carney Public Library from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.
  • Redback Garrison will be at Royal George Hotel May the Fourth Night, and in Helensvale for Starlight Week at ZING & EB Games.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Fullerton, CA for ASI Production Presents Rogue One at Cal State Fullerton from 7:00 to 10:00 PM, in Sherman Oaks, CA for May the 4th Celebration at The Sherman from May 4 to 5th, in Yucca Valley, CA for May the 4th Be With You Storytime at Yucca Valley Branch Library from 11:00 AM to noon, in Temecula, CA for Star Wars Science Night and Book Fair at Rancho Elementary from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, in Santa Barbara, CA for May the 4th Be With You at the MOXI Museum from 1:00 to 5:00 PM, in Palm Desert, CA for A Star Wars Celebration at Palm Desert Library from 5:30 to 7:00 PM, in Ontario, CA for May the 4th Day, in Ontario, CA for Celebrating for Charity, in Riverside, CA for May the 4th Day, in Hermosa Beach, CA for the 2nd Annual Star Wars Read A Thon from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, in Irvine, CA for May the Fourth Be With You at the Pretend City Children’s Museum from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, in Los Angeles, CA for Star Wars Day on Battleship Iowa from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, in City of Industry, CA for TGIFridays City of Industry 3rd Annual Fan Family Charity Event from noon to 3:00 PM, in Orange, CA for the CHOC Hospital Child Life Services visit, in Santa Monica, CA for the Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia book launch and author signing from 3:45 to 4:45 PM, and in Los Angeles, CA for Star Wars Day at Skyspace LA from 8:00 to 10:00 PM.
  • Southern Cross Garrison will be in Killarney Vale East, New South Wales for May the 4th at Killarney Vale Public School, in Queanbeyan, New South Wales for Starlight Week at EB Games, in Randwick for a visit to Sydney Children’s Hospital, in Westmead, New South Wales for a visit to Sydney Children’s Hospital, in Canberra, ACT for Star Wars Trivia Night at Guild House, and in Charlestown, New South Wales for May the 4th Flash Tattoo Day.
  • Southern Dewback Garrison will be at W&C Hospital for the May the Fourth Celebration.
  • Star Garrison will be at Star Wars Day at Bakfish, in Lubbock, TX for the Alamo Drafthouse Galaxy Party, at STAAR Wars May the Scores Be With You, at Kickstart Kids Belt Ceremony, at Friendswood High School Academic Banquet, in Ft. Worth, TX for the Cook Children’s Hospital visit, at Star Wars Day: Finals Hangout, at the Memorial Hermann Children’s Hospital, at May 4th Day at Republic Harley Davidson, in Rowlett, TX for the Fine Arts Night at Back Elementary, at the May the Fourth Be With You Mixer and Elixir, in Burleson, TX for May the 4th City Event, and in Amarillo, TX for May the 4th.
  • Timberline Garrison will be in Meridian, ID for May the Fourth Scentsy Event from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.
  • UK Garrison will be in Aylesbury for the Buckinghamshire Federation of Women’s Institutes Annual Meeting, in Reading for the Harley Davidson Product Launch, in Bluewater, Glasgow and London at the LEGO Store from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM from May 4 to 6th, and in Winsford for Star Wars Evening at Winsford Library from 3:00 to 6:00 PM.

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New Release: ‘Guardians of the Whills’ by Greg Rucka

May 2, 2017 at 6:58 pm | Posted in Books, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Guardians of the Whills by Greg Rucka is out in hardcover today from Disney Lucasfilm Publishing.

An exciting adventure about two of the brave heroes from the smash hit movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story!

On the desert world of Jedha, in the Holy City, friends Baze and Chirrut used to be Guardians of the Whills, who looked after the Kyber Temple and the devoted pilgrims who worshipped there. Then the Empire came and took over the planet. The temple was destroyed and the people scattered. Now Baze and Chirrut do what they can to resist the Empire and protect the people of Jedha, but it never seems to be enough. Then a man named Saw Gerrera arrives, with a militia of his own and grand plans to take down the Empire. It seems like the perfect way for Baze and Chirrut to make a real difference and help the people of Jedha live better lives. But will it come at too great a cost?

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New Release: ‘Rebel Rising’ by Beth Revis

May 2, 2017 at 6:55 pm | Posted in Books, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Rebel Rising by Beth Revis is out today in hardcover from Disney Lucasfilm Press.

When Jyn Erso was five years old, her mother was murdered and her father taken from her to serve the Empire. But despite the loss of her parents she is not completely alone—Saw Gerrera, a man willing to go to any extremes necessary in order to resist Imperial tyranny, takes her in as his own, and gives her not only a home but all the abilities and resources she needs to become a rebel herself.

Jyn dedicates herself to the cause—and the man. But fighting alongside Saw and his people brings with it danger and the question of just how far Jyn is willing to go as one of Saw’s soldiers. When she faces an unthinkable betrayal that shatters her world, Jyn will have to pull the pieces of herself back together and figure out what she truly believes in…and who she can really trust. 

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SWCO: Jason Fry Panel

April 30, 2017 at 4:57 pm | Posted in Books, Celebration, Conventions, Events, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Here’s the audio from Jason Fry’s writing panel at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017.

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