‘Star Wars: From A Certain Point of View’ Revealed

April 7, 2017 at 6:54 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Del Rey revealed the details for their upcoming Star Wars anthology which is entitled From A Certain Point of View and will feature 40 stories by 40 authors! The book not only celebrates the 40th anniversary of Star Wars but it’s also supporting the First Book nonprofit organization. The book will be out this October and will include the following authors (more to be announced)…

  • Ben Acker and Ben Blacker
  • Renee Ahdieh
  • Tom Angleberger
  • Meg Cabot
  • Rae Carson
  • Adam Christopher
  • Zoraida Cordova
  • Delilah S. Dawson
  • Paul Dini
  • Alexander Freed
  • Jason Fry
  • Christie Golden
  • EK Johnston and Ashley Eckstein
  • Paul Kemp
  • Mur Lafferty
  • Ken Liu
  • Griffin McElroy
  • John Jackson Miller
  • Nnedi Okorafor
  • Daniel José Older
  • Mallory Ortberg
  • Madeleine Roux
  • Gary D. Schmidt
  • Cavan Scott
  • Sabaa Tahir
  • Glen Weldon
  • Chuck Wendig
  • Gary Whitta

You can check out StarWars.com for the full announcement.

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Podcasts in Review

July 28, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Celebration, Celebration Europe, 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.

Aggressive Negotiations: Issue 024 discusses the importance of the inclusion of Saw Gerrera in Rogue One, what led to this, and what it might mean for future storytelling. Interestingly enough, they actually don’t talk too much about Saw the character or the Star Wars: The Clone Wars episodes he was in. It’s mainly focused on the decision of using him rather than him as a character.

Assembly of Geeks: Ghostbusters Reboot, Thrawn Reborn & Indy Revitalized starts with their thoughts on the new Ghostbusters film, they cover some news, then head into SWCE and the announcement of Thrawn, and wrap up with Indy, The Secret Life of Pets, and Stranger Things. Good episode.

Beltway Banthas: Star Wars Celebration Roundup features Swara Salih who represented them for SWCE and brought back some fun audio including conversations with Bryan Young (Full of Sith) and Riley Blanton (The Star Wars Report). The hosts also dive into some discussion about the lack of a title for Episode VIII. Fun episode. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Podcasts in Review

April 7, 2016 at 12:00 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review. Warning, Star Wars Rebels spoilers below.

Aggressive Negotiations: Issue 009 is the second part of their Breaking Anakin discussion. They talk about why Yoda should have trained Anakin, Anakin living a lie, whether giving him a padawan was a good idea, Padme’s role in Anakin’s fall, and whether Obi-Wan was to blame. Great discussion.

Blast Points: Episode 13 is devoted to the Star Wars Rebels finale “Twilight of the Apprentice.” They talk about the great use of Maul, why Yoda sent Ezra to Malachor, the look of Vader’s face, Kanan being blind, and where the series will go from here. Great mini-episode with fun discussion and some humor.

Brews and Blasters: Episode #64 dives right into the Star Wars Rebels season two finale “Twilight of the Apprentice.” They talk about punches being pulled with deaths off screen, Kanan now being Ram Kota, listener feedback on the finale, Maul being there, where his lightsaber came from, what happened to the Darksaber, Mike Audette joins them as they get into Maul being over Kenobi, Vader battle damage. Dengar Dan jumps in and they talk helicopter lightsabers, Ezra’s lightsaber being destroyed, the temple guard connection, and is Ahsoka alive. Courtney joins them as they discuss whether Ahsoka’s story should have come to an end, what did Yoda send them after, Yoda and bad advice, Ezra and the Sith holocron, Vader’s eyebrow, and there’s one more guest, Mike McDonald. It’s a fun roundtable discussion. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Podcasts in Review

September 3, 2015 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.

Bombad Radio: Episode 206 covers D23 Expo and all the Star Wars things that were there and the experience in general as Steve was there and he’s one of the special guests for the episode. They also talk about Disney Infinity 3.0, Kingdom of Hearts, Star Wars: Battlefront, Rogue One news, Star Wars Land, the Avatar land stuff, and Toy Story Land. Good episode to round out your D23 dosage.

Coffee With Kenobi: Coffee Chat with Dennis Keithly is an interesting episode as they focus on their earliest memories of Star Wars, seeing the films for the first time, seeing the special editions, and finally the prequels. It’s a pretty intriguing discussion, worth checking out.

Comics With Kenobi: Episode #5 reviews Kanan #5, Star Wars #8, Darth Vader #8, Lando #2 and Lando #3 with lots of interesting viewpoints. If you’re looking for Star Wars comics discussion, these guys have it in bucket fulls. It’s funny though whenever I hear viewpoints that are completely contrary to my own as I have to remind myself that Star Wars fans are a very devise group, and I, by no means, fall into the norm. Lots of in depth discussion but also lots of spoilers, so fair warning. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Podcasts in Review

August 27, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Big Beautiful Podcast: Episode 23 has an interview with Star Wars author Tom Angleberger who wrote some of the Star Wars origami books. He talks about where his ideas come from, how Darth Paper came about, defending the Ewoks, writing Return of the Jedi with a different spin, a victorian flare, and what the other authors are up to. It’s a neat interview and worth checking out as it sheds light on books that don’t get the most attention on major Star Wars outlets.

Bombad Radio: Episode 204 kicks off with a little news, then they head into their interview with voice actors Ellen McLain and John Patrick Lowrie. They talk about their early work, getting into the business, working on games like Portal, Fear, Team Fortress, and even writing a novel. It’s a fun interview and worth checking out.

Coffee With Kenobi: Episode #42 features a lot of interviews. First up is Jim Hill who they talk to about Star Wars Land at Disney World and Disneyland, from what’s known to what’s rumored. It’s an insightful conversation covering what will happen and the challenges involved. After an update from the Bearded Trio, they talk with Star Wars fan Torpedo Ted who was at D23 and shares the experience. Then they talk with Mark Van Ohlen about Star Wars Topps cards. While I don’t collect cards, I really like what they’re doing with those dark side cards with the skewed histories on the back. Those sound really neat. Lastly, they talk with Cole Horton who covers Star Wars and history. Lot of good guests packed into this one, though four back-to-back interviews was maybe a bit much. Felt like a long episode, and now looking back at it, it clocked in at 2 hours 41 minutes, so yeah, that’s a long one. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Around the Web

June 26, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Interview, Marvel, Movies, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Toys & Collectibles | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Drew Karpyshyn‘s A Minor Malevolent Spirit is now available in print format.
  • Timothy Zahn‘s Wayward Pines prequel novella is up for pre-order.
  • The Champions of Aetaltis: A Heroic Fantasy Anthology Kickstarter was successfully funded. For those who participated, you can look forward to new stories by Richard Lee Byers, Elaine Cunningham, Erin M. Evans, David Farland, Ed Greenwood and Michael A. Stackpole.
  • The upcoming Star Wars Trilogy book release now has a cover. The 688 page paperback will encompass all three original trilogy novelizations and will be out September 1, 2015.
  • You can check out a 60 page preview of Star Wars: Dark Disciple by Christie Golden over on Penguin Random House’s official website. Just click on the book cover for the “Look Inside” option. It includes the first six chapters and one page of chapter seven. Dark Disciple will be out July 7th.
  • Jedi-Bibliothek has an update on upcoming book page numbers with some confirmation from Jennifer Heddle. It looks like Claudia Gray’s Lost Stars is going to be a lengthy novel running in at 560 pages.
  • As previously revealed, we’ll be getting a visual dictionary and an incredible cross sections book for The Force Awakens in December, but now we’ll also be getting a character anthology according to a new listing in edelweiss.

Continue Reading Around the Web…

Podcasts in Review

June 11, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Bombad Radio: Episode 198 is hosted by Jeremiah and James as they cover topics like Rogue One and an X-Wing being launched into space. Then they break to Jason and a Star Wars Celebration Anaheim recap he did while at Anaheim with some friends. It’s a little noisy, and sometimes a lot noisy. It also goes on for some length as they ambitiously try to cover everything. Then they switch back to James and Jeremiah for more Star Wars discussion before Jeremiah switches over and talks with Jason about the Seattle Star Wars costume exhibit. Lastly they got back to James and Jeremiah for a little speculation on when we might see a full trailer for The Force Awakens. The episode covers a lot, but it might not be to everyone’s liking.

Fly Casual: Episode 40 is their Memorial Day episode featuring some extra friends as they all gather together in person for the episode. It leads to some extra goofing around, lots of jovialness, and even some Star Wars. This is their news and toy report episode so they do touch on some Star Wars news and they have a short collecting segment that’s actually pretty cool.

Full of Sith: Episode CXVII features Bryan, Mike and special guest Dunc (Club Jade) as they talk The Force Awakens, Rogue One, Rebels, Zahn pronunciations, a rumor about a Shadows of the Empire sequel, and the reveal of Serkis’ character name Snoke. There’s a little bit of everything in this episode. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Podcasts in Review

April 15, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review. I’m putting this one out a day early since I’m heading out to Star Wars Celebration. Enjoy!

Bombad Radio: Episode 193 features Jeremiah and guests Jesse and Amanda as they discuss Neil Blomkamp and his Aliens sequel. They also talk about District 9, Prometheus, Alien 3, Alien vs. Predator and Alien vs. Predator: Requiem. They had a good topic for the episode, sadly it didn’t turn out the best. The audio is very weird (which Jeremiah apologizes for) which makes it kind of hard to listen to and enjoy. While I didn’t really agree a whole lot with their thoughts on the movies, I did appreciate their discussions of the comics as I haven’t checked those out.

Coffee With Kenobi: Episode #34 starts with some Rogue One discussion, a dose from the Bearded Trio, and then segues into their main topic with is a very fun conversation with the hosts of Skywalking Through Neverland. Sarah and Richard talk about how they met, how they got started in podcasting, and the extents of their Star Wars fandom. The episode wraps up with some listener feedback, and puts a bow on another great episode.

Fangirls Going Rogue: Episode #18 covers Rogue One, their Celebration shirts, shoutouts, and what panels and events they have going on at Celebration. Then they talk with Ashley Eckstein about Ahsoka, Her Universe and Celebration. Amy Ratcliffe comes on to talk a little about Celebration, and they finish things off with a character discussion on bounty hunters and Cad Bane. Another awesome episode with great guests and great discussion. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Around the Web

March 13, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Celebration, Conventions, Events, Interview, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys & Collectibles | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Jedi-Bibliothek has some more news on the recently announced upcoming Star Wars books for this Fall including prelim covers and blurbs.
  • Author Kevin Hearne revealed that Heir to the Jedi is hitting the New York Times Bestsellers List.

I raise this glass of Tullamore Dew to you! Just heard that HEIR TO THE JEDI hit the NYT bestseller list and you’re responsible. Thank you all so much for reading! And PEW! PEW! PEW! *turns up the John Williams soundtrack to 11* -Kevin Hearne

Convention & Event News

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim news this week starts with new guests including Billy Dee Williams, Ashley Eckstein, Margo Apostolos, Debbie Carrington, Steve Gawley, Lorne Peterson, John Ratzenberger, Deep Roy, Kurt Thatcher and Kevin Thompson. They also revealed details about a Wikia Wizards event with Leland Chee, and a cosplay contest hosted by Dee Bradley Baker and James Arnold Taylor and judged by Dave Filoni, Ashley Eckstein and Amy Beth Christenson. And don’t forget, Official Pix pre-orders go live Monday. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Podcasts in Review

December 25, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

501stCast: Episode 86 features an interview with David Collins on The Comlink, audio of George Lucas discussing his museum, and the usual roundup of troop reports. Even if you’re not looking to catch up with what the 501st is up to, this episode is worth checking out for the David Collins interview. All the troop reports are in the later half of the show if you’re looking to skip them. Personally, I kinda like hearing the troop reports as it’s a good way to stay in touch with what’s going on with the Legion.

Assembly of Geeks:More Star Trek, Hunger Games & Geek Gifts” covers some trailer discussion of Terminator: Genisys, Admiral 80’s thoughts on The Force Awakens teaser trailer, Star Trek 3 discussion, Hunger Games origin stories, movie awards, geek gift ideas, fun with tractor beams, and an introduction to Tricia’s replacement, Amy Marie.

Bombad Radio: Episode 179 features a nice interview the Mark Newbold. Mark talks about getting into fandom, running websites like Lightsaber and now Jedi News, his thoughts on Marvel getting the license for Star Wars back, and other Star Wars topics. Mark is humble as always and it’s a good interview. If you’re a fan of Radio 1138 or visit the site Jedi News UK, you should check out the episode as it’ll give you a better idea of who Mark is and what he and James Burns have accomplished. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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