Databurst From the 501st

October 9, 2019 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 events around the world from October 9 to 15th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

October 9

  • Alpine Garrison will be in Albuquerque, NM for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta from October 9 to 14th.
  • Garrison Carida will be in Philadelphia, PA for the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital Visit.
  • Midsouth Garrison will be in Memphis, TN for the Food Truck Garden Party at Memphis Botanic Garden from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.
  • UK Garrison will be in Gibraltar for Gibraltar International Comic-Con from October 9 to 13th.

October 10

  • Midsouth Garrison will be in Knoxville, TN for Boo! at the Zoo from October 10 to 12th.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Laguna Beach, CA for Teenfest Cosplay at the Friends of the Laguna Beach Library from 4:30 to 5:30 PM.
  • UK Garrison will be in St. Albans for God, Science Fiction and Good Space Opera at St. Albans Cathedral from 6:45 to 8:00 PM.

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Around the Web

October 4, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Resistance, Television, Toys & Collectibles, trailers | Leave a comment

Happy Triple Force Friday!

Art News

Book News

  • Del Rey has posted their Star Wars schedule for New York Comic Con.
  • StarWars.com has an excerpt from Resistance Reborn.

Comic News

  • StarWars.com has a preview of Allegiance #1 and Dark Temple #3.

Convention & Event News

  • New York Comic Con is this weekend till October 6 in New York, NY. Star Wars guests include Delilah S. Dawson, , Mark Brooks, Ken Lashley, Rebecca Roanhorse, Cavan Scott, Charles Soule, James Arnold Taylor, and Billy Dee Williams.
  • Authors Kevin Hearne and Chuck Wendig will be in Doylestown, PA on October 7th at 7:00 PM for a book signing at Doylestown Bookshop.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Richmond, VA on October 8th at 6:00 PM for a book signing at Fountain Books.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Charlotte, NC on October 9th at 7:00 PM for a book signing at Park Road Books.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Orlando, FL on October 10th at 7:00 PM for a book signing at Barnes & Noble (Colonial Drive).
  • Disney’s Star Wars Day at Sea will be returning in 2020.
  • Star Wars Celebration 2020 will be in Anaheim, CA from August 27 to 30th.

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Podcasts in Review

October 3, 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. What The Force? How to Female Fandom
  2. Hearts of Kyber Episode 12
  3. Skytalkers Destiny & Fate
  4. Star Wars Bookworms Episode 105
  5. Rebel Force Radio Bob Iger Book Bombshells/Kevin Feige Joins Star Wars

Honorable Mentions

  • Skytalkers Lost Stars Discussion
  • Blast Points Podcast Episode 189 which highlights Trisha Biggar’s work with the costumes for TPM.
  • Wookiee Radio Episode 128 features an interview with author/artist Jeffrey Brown.

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Comic Review: ‘Doctor Aphra #36’

October 2, 2019 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Doctor Aphra #36 might make your head spin, and give Thrawn a run for his money, but the story pulls it off and it’s worth checking out. Click here to check out our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Releases: ‘Doctor Aphra #37’, ‘Return to Vader’s Castle #1’ & ‘Star Wars #72’

October 2, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Marvel and IDW have three new Star Wars comics out today.

Doctor Aphra #37

Writer: Si Spurrier
Artist: Caspar Wijngaard
Cover Artist: Ashley Witter
Variant Cover: Jodie Muir (greatest moments variant)

A ROGUE’S END Part 1: A BRAND NEW ARC STARTS HERE! After all she’s been through, professional disaster-zone DOCTOR APHRA is right back where she started: working for DARTH VADER. What villainous use has the dark lord found for her, to make him spare the life of his most annoying foe…? And how long does she have to try and slither out of harm’s way before he decides to finish what he started years ago…?

Details: 32 Pages, Rated T, $4.99 Continue Reading New Releases: ‘Doctor Aphra #37’, ‘Return to Vader’s Castle #1’ & ‘Star Wars #72’…

Databurst From the 501st

October 2, 2019 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | 1 Comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion events around the world from October 2 to 8th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

October 2

  • Central Garrison will be in Minneapolis, MN for Star Wars Live in Concert: The Empire Strikes Back with the Minnesota Orchestra from October 2 to 5th.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Jurupa Valley, CA for the Walk to School Safety Event from 7:00 to 8:00 AM, and in Santa Ana, CA for the Walk to School Day from 7:30 to 9:00 AM.

October 4

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Collinsville, IL for Archon STL at the Gateway Convention Center from October 4 to 5th.
  • Causeway Garrison will be in Belfast, Ireland for Triple Force Friday at the Disney Store from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
  • Ireland Garrison will be at GameStop Dundrum Shopping Centre, GameStop Henry Street Dublin, GameStop Pavilion Swords, GameStop Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, GameStop Patricks Street Cork, Disney Store Grafton Street, and Disney Store Blanchardstown for Force Friday from October 4 to 5th, and in Tralee at Brandon Hotel for Kingdom Comic Fest from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
  • Redback Garrison will be at Dreamworld at the LEGO Store for Triple Force Friday.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Arcadia, CA for Star Wars Astronomy Night at Rio Hondo School from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
  • Star Garrison will be in Allen, TX for Force Friday Weekend from October 4 to 6th.
  • UK Garrison will be in Brierley Hill, Cardiff, Chelmsford, Gateshead, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, and Southampton for Star Wars Force Friday Weekend 2019 at the Disney Store, and in London, Bluewater, Glasgow, and Leeds for Star Wars Force Friday Weekend 2019 at the LEGO Store from October 4 to 6th.

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Around the Web

September 27, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, IDW, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Resistance, Television, Toys & Collectibles, Video Games | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Attractions Magazine has an interview with the authors of the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook.

Comic News

  • StarWars.com has a preview for Return to Vader’s Castle #1.

Convention & Event News

  • New York Comic Con is October 3 to 6 in New York, NY. Star Wars guests include James Arnold Taylor, Mark Brooks, Ken Lashley, Charles Soule, and Billy Dee Williams.
  • Authors Kevin Hearne and Chuck Wendig will be in Doylestown, PA on October 7th at 7:00 PM for a book signing at Doylestown Bookshop.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Richmond, VA on October 8th at 6:00 PM for a book signing at Fountain Books.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Charlotte, NC on October 9th at 7:00 PM for a book signing at Park Road Books.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Orlando, FL on October 10th at 7:00 PM for a book signing at Barnes & Noble (Colonial Drive).
  • Disney’s Star Wars Day at Sea will be returning in 2020.

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Podcasts in Review

September 26, 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 Podcast Episode 188
  2. Brews and Blasters Episode 225
  3. The Soundtrack Show Raiders of the Lost Ark: the Music (Part IV)
  4. Grand Moff Talkin’ Episode 114
  5. The Deucecast Movie Show Episode 397

Honorable Mentions

  • Talking Bay 94 Episode 47 features an interview with Alan Harris

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Comic Review: ‘Doctor Aphra #35’

September 25, 2019 at 12:05 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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The Doctor Aphra series is winding down, and unfortunately, I’m started to feel that with the creative team on the series. This issue certainly didn’t feel like a great one. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Releases: ‘Kylo Ren #1’, ‘Dark Temple #2’, ‘Target Vader #3’ & ‘Star Wars Adventures #26’

September 25, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Marvel and IDW have several new Star Wars comics out today.

Age of Resistance – Kylo Ren #1

Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Leonard Kirk
Cover Artist: Phil Noto
Variant Cover: Mike McKone (puzzle piece variant)

A DYNASTY OF DOOM! ANAKIN SKYWALKER casts a long shadow. Can KYLO REN ever escape his infamous grandfather’s reputation? Or will he succeed where DARTH VADER failed?

Details: 32 Pages, One-Shot, Rated T, $3.99 Continue Reading New Releases: ‘Kylo Ren #1’, ‘Dark Temple #2’, ‘Target Vader #3’ & ‘Star Wars Adventures #26’…

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