Databurst From the 501st

March 13, 2019 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion events around the world from March 13 to March 19th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

March 13

  • Garrison Tyranus will be in Mechanicsville, VA for OKMS STEM Fest at Oak Knoll Middle School from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.
  • Great Lakes Garrison will be in Grand Rapids, MI for Star Wars Project Night Lights.

March 14

  • Central Garrison will be in Sioux Falls, SD for the 13th Annual Sioux Falls St. Baldricks at Pizza Ranch from 4:30 to 8:30 PM.
  • Midsouth Garrison will be in Nashville, TN for The Empire Strikes Back: In Concert with the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center from March 14 to 17th.
  • Northeast Remnant Garrison will be in Wood-Ridge, NJ for the Wallington High School Fundraiser from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.

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Toy Review: Jabba’s Sail Barge

March 12, 2019 at 11:33 am | Posted in Star Wars, Toys & Collectibles | Leave a comment

Well the barge has arrived, and this thing is awesome. It’s also huge. Here’s a look at what you might be missing out on.

The barge started with Hasbro’s HasLab, a crowdfunded projected that got 8,810 backers. Only 5,000 were needed for the project to get the greenlight but participants had to lay down a whopping $500 dollars to get their own Vintage Collection Jabba’s Sail Barge aka The Khetanna. There was also a long wait time, but it was worth it. Continue Reading Toy Review: Jabba’s Sail Barge…

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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New Releases: ‘Padme Amidala #1’, ‘Star Wars #62’, ‘Vader Dark Visions #1’ & More

March 6, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, IDW | Leave a comment
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Marvel has several new releases today and IDW has a new graphic novel.

Star Wars #62

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Andrea Broccardo
Cover Artist: Gerald Parel
Variant Cover: John Tyler Christopher (action figure variant)

THE SCOURGING OF SHU-TORUN: ROAD TO REVENGE! How is LEIA going to scourge SHU-TORUN? She’ll need an all-star team…and a plan they won’t see coming!

Details: 32 Pages, Rated T, $3.99 Continue Reading New Releases: ‘Padme Amidala #1’, ‘Star Wars #62’, ‘Vader Dark Visions #1’ & More…

Databurst From the 501st

March 6, 2019 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion events around the world from March 6 to March 12th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

March 6

  • Danish Garrison will be visiting the Odense University Hospital.

March 7

  • UK Garrison will be in London for Crowdfunding Day at the University of Westminster from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.

March 8

  • Austrian Garrison will be in Rho, Italy for Cartoomics from March 8 to 10th.
  • Star Garrison will be in Dallas, TX for the North Texas Irish Festival from March 8 to 10th.

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New Release: ‘Queen’s Shadow’ by E.K. Johnston

March 5, 2019 at 7:57 am | Posted in Books, News, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Queen’s Shadow by E.K. Johnston is out today in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats.

When Padmé Naberrie, “Queen Amidala” of Naboo, steps down from her position, she is asked by the newly-elected queen to become Naboo’s representative in the Galactic Senate. Padmé is unsure about taking on the new role, but cannot turn down the request to serve her people. Together with her most loyal handmaidens, Padmé must figure out how to navigate the treacherous waters of politics and forge a new identity beyond the queen’s shadow.

Link to publisher’s page.

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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.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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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