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July 26, 2013 at 12:34 pm | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Celebration, Celebration Europe, Interview, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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And here is this week’s news…

Conventions

Author Michael A. Stackpole is holding a contest for two free four day passes to Gencon which is being held in Indianapolis, IN from August 15-18th. To enter, all you have to do is take a picture of yourself reading a Michael Stackpole book. We’re pretty sure your chances of winning will be increased if you do so in complete Rebel pilot garb.

In other convention news, Caravan of the Force has recaps of their journey to Star Wars Celebration Europe II up on the Star Wars Blog: Day 1Day 2 and Day 3Day 4Day 5.

A lot of news has been pouring out of CEII today, and we’ll have a rundown later on, so stay tuned. In the meantime, we recommend checking out Jedi News for extensive coverage.

Books

If you’re in Houston, TX today, be sure to swing by Murder by the Book because upcoming Star Wars author Martha Wells will be there for a book signing at 6:30 PM.

Tomorrow upcoming Star Wars author Kevin Hearne will be at Murder by the Book for a signing as well. It will be at 4:30 PM.

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Del Rey Editor-in-Chief Betsy Mitchell Retires

September 27, 2011 at 7:56 am | Posted in Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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It was announced yesterday that Del Rey editor-in-chief Betsy Mitchell will be retiring this December. Betsy has not only been the editor-in-chief at Del Rey for the last decade, but was also the editor for Timothy Zahn’s famous Heir to the Empire. Many readers will note that she helped with the Heir to the Empire 20th Anniversary Edition by contributing to the annotations as well as writing the afterword. We here at Roqoo Depot wish her the best in her retirement.

Furthermore Frank Paris will be taking the position of in-house coordinator for Del Rey’s Star Wars novels and editorial lead for Del Rey’s other licensed tie-ins. Frank will be working along with Shelly Shapiro and Erich Schoeneweiss. You can read more about the announcements here.

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Interview with Heir to the Empire Editor Betsy Mitchell

September 19, 2011 at 7:25 am | Posted in Books, Interview, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Suvudu posted an interview this morning with Betsy Mitchell, the editor of Timothy Zahn’s Heir to the Empire, one of the co-contributor to the annotations in Heir to the Empire 20th Anniversary Edition, and the Editor in Chief at Del Rey books. In the interview, Betsy talks briefly about her attendance at Dragon*Con, choosing tie-in writers, Mara Jade, and her favorite Star Wars film. Unfortunately there’s no solid word or whether we’ll see an annotated version of Dark Force Rising yet.

SS: You are the Editor in Chief of Del Rey books, privy to Jedi secrets. Will the sequels to Heir to the Empire also receive the annotated and hardcover treatment?

BM: The Jedi Council tells me that if there’s a big enough demand for the anniversary edition of HEIR TO THE EMPIRE, we’d love to follow up with the others.

You can read the full interview here.

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