Podcasts in Review

September 24, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Comic Books, Interview, Marvel, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Toys & Collectibles | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review. Lot of great interviews this week.

BNN: Episode 9.14.2015 is something a little different from the folks of Bombad Radio as they try a shorter, news focused podcast that’s actually pretty useful. They bring the news with a touch of humor, touching on not just Star Wars, but other topics like Batman v. Superman, Jurassic World, upcoming movies, home releases, video games, comics, webshows, etc. If you’re wondering what’s coming out now, or what news came out this week, then this is a great way to catch up. Best of all, they pack it all in under 30 minutes. I really like the short format and I think it works great for news. It’s very convenient for sliding the episodes in between your normal podcasts on your playlist, thus allowing you to get the news and not fall behind, but also not get stuck with a one to two hour show. The one drawback I noticed in this episode, however, is that the rundown on new comic releases was really long, big info dump, and that’s kind of hard to get away from as a lot of comics come out every week. They might need to work on that a little (either just highlighting the popular titles or some choice picks), otherwise it’s pretty solid. Keep in mind this is their inaugural episode for BNN.

Collectors Cast: Episode 11 is their Force Friday episode with them giving their thoughts on the new collectibles, LEGO, the packaging, the new Falcon, Black Series, Disney Elite Series, talking figures and masks, BB-8 and some live reporting from the UK. They talk at length with fellow collectors Duncan Jenkins and with Steve Sansweet which rounds out the episode.

Comics With Kenobi: Episode #6 covers Shattered Empire #1, which they loved, and Darth Vader #9, which they didn’t love. Lots of spoilers, so if you haven’t read the issues, be sure to read them first before listening. They have some great discussion covering the artwork as much as the writing. Personally I was of an opposite opinion of the hosts, as I rather liked Darth Vader #9 and thought Shattered Empire #1 fell kind of flat. If you’re into the comics, give these guys a listen. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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Around the Web

March 27, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Celebration, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys & Collectibles, trailers | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Via Amazon, Jedi Bibliothek spotted a new Star Wars book featuring some wonderful illustrations by artist Brian Rood. The book is titled Star Wars: The Original Trilogy Stories.
  • For those wondering how many Star Wars: The Clone Wars episodes Christie Golden’s Dark Disciple is based on, the answer is eight. You can also check out the synopsis over on Random House’s official website.
  • Star Wars Books has a shot of the new canon timeline which includes all the novels up to Aftermath, as well as a spot for “Battlefront“.
  • And on the wild shot that you have all 46 of Christie Golden‘s books, send her a pic, and she’ll send you an autographed copy of Dark Disciple.
  • Comicbook.com has an interview with Del Rey Editor Shelly Shapiro.
  • Brazil has rolled out another Star Wars book cover, this time for Troy Denning‘s Crucible.

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Around the Web

June 20, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Conventions, Events, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Star Wars Books has revealed the back cover for Tarkin (illustration by David Smit).
  • The Essential Guide to Warfare Author’s Cut continues with Part 9: “Battlefields of the Clone Wars”.
  • The Jupiter Pirates by Jason Fry is now just a $1.99 for the eBook version on Amazon and B&N.
  • Fans of The Expanse series can look forward to three more books thanks to Oribit Books. This will be books 7-9 by James S.A. Corey.
  • You can win a copy of The Dark Between The Stars by Kevin J. Anderson over on SF Signal.
  • Readers interested in picking up a lot of stories may want to check out StoryBundle which currently has a set including Kevin J. Anderson, Michael A. Stackpole, Kristine Kathryn Rusch and many other authors.
  • Cover reveal for The Tejano Conflict by Steve Perry.

Continue Reading Around the Web…

Star Wars Reads Day Update

July 12, 2013 at 5:31 am | Posted in Books, Chronicle Books, Del Rey, DK, Events, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Star Wars Reads Day has some new author and artist events lined up. Authors Troy Denning, Daniel Wallace and John Jackson Miller will be in Rosville, MN at the local Barnes & Noble. Star Wars artists Chris Trevas, Joe Corroney and Brian Rood will be in Ann Arbor, MI at Barnes & Noble. Authors Aaron Allston and Martha Wells will be in Austin, TX (also at B&N). Author Timothy Zahn will be in Portland, OR at Portland’s Woodstock Festival. And author Jason Fry will be in New York City at the Scholastic Store.

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Star Wars CEII Art Update

July 5, 2013 at 1:17 pm | Posted in Art, Celebration, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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There’s only a couple more weeks till Star Wars Celebration Europe II kicks off in Essen, but for fans interested in picking up some awesome Star Wars artwork, there’s still time to get your order in. Even if you can’t attend, some artists are offering waiting lists for any extra prints they might have left over after the show.

Brian Rood

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Around the Web

July 5, 2013 at 12:33 pm | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Fantasy, Interview, News, Regular Feature, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Video Games | Leave a comment
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Art News

As reported by Jedi News, there will be a limited number of screening for Drew: The Man Behind the Poster, a documentary on artist Drew Struzan. Screenings are currently limited to San Diego, CA (July 19-25), New York, NY (Aug 16-22) and Albuquerque, NM (July 28). You can purchase tickets here.

Book News

John Jackson Miller‘s sci-fi serialization Overdraft: The Orion Offensive will come to an end next Tuesday, and so will the $1.99 entry price for the series. On Tuesday the price will jump up for the completed book. But for those looking to get a physical book rather than an eBook, the print edition is available for pre-order now and will be a whopping 400 plus pages (here’s the pre-order link for UK residents).

Martha Wells‘ book The Death of the Necromancer is now available for free entirely online at Black Gate Magazine. It’s a good book and worth checking out. Martha has a little bit of trivia on the book here, along with links if you’d like to purchase the eBook version or other stories in the series.

R.A. Salvatore fans can pickup a signed copy of The Companions and The Last Threshold via the e-signings page on his website. Bob will be in Columbus, OH on August 14 at the Thurber House for a book signing if you’d like to meet him in person.

Troy Denning‘s Crucible will be out next week and fans in the Roseville, MN area can swing by Barnes & Noble at 7:00 PM on July 9th to get their copies signed. Event details can be found here. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Podcasts in Review

July 4, 2013 at 9:29 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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ForceCast: Special CEII Artist Interviews Episode one includes some really nice interviews with Star Wars Celebration Europe II artists Joe Corroney, Hugh Fleming and Lin Zy. All three artists are interviewed by fellow artist Spencer Brinkerhoff III. Definitely worth listening to.

Special CEII Artist Interviews Episode two covers Star Wars artists Brian Rood, Chris Trevas and Jerry Vanderstelt. I’m really enjoying these special interview episodes. Spencer does a great job and I’m looking forward to listening to more.

Full of Sith: The Story of Star Wars Special Release episode is something fans may or may not want to skip. Mike gives a brief intro and then plays The Story of Star Wars (which was a record released in 1977) in its entirety. It’s basically the audio for A New Hope but with narration so listeners can follow along with the action. Definitely cool to have it out there if you ever want to give it a listen. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Around the Web

June 28, 2013 at 11:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Interview, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | 1 Comment
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And here is this week’s Around the Web…

Art News

Fans of Star Wars artist Chris Trevas can now visit his new Facebook store which has plenty of items to choose from including original pieces.

Star Wars artist Jerry Vanderstelt has a piece featuring R2-D2 up for sale.

If you don’t feel like spending money, you can head over to WDW Tiki Room who is holding a contest for a free piece of Star Wars artwork by Brian Rood.

Book News

There’s been some talk about Joe Schreiber’s Maul: Lockdown on twitter this week. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Jedi News Interviw with Brian Rood

June 24, 2013 at 10:08 am | Posted in Art, Celebration, Interview, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Jedi News posted a really nice interview with Star Wars artist Brian Rood covering his painting for Star Wars Celebration Europe II.

What was the inspiration behind your Celebration Europe piece?

Brian Rood: I have wanted to do this painting for some time…I like the idea of seeing Boba Fett returning to his childhood home in his adult life. We don’t necessarily know what he is doing here. The viewer is not sure if Boba is coming or going…Is he having a moment of doubt or a moment of personal reflection. I love having artwork that can have dozens of possible stories behind one piece. The idea of portraying the actor Temuera Morrison as Boba is something that I have wanted to do since I first saw Episode II. I saw one of Art Andrews photographs of a crouching Boba Fett and that was the initial spark behind the characters pose and setting of this painting. The initial design was just Fett and his ship. It was fun but putting him in the rain in front of his childhood home, really added a new dimension to the story I was trying to portray.

Click here to read the full interview. You can also check out their interview with Star Wars Celebration Europe II artist Matt Busch right here.

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Star Wars Reads Panel at BEA 2013

June 7, 2013 at 11:50 am | Posted in Books, Events, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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For everyone who was not able to attend the Book Expo America 2013 Star Wars panel, the video is up online. It has a short skit from William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, a hoola hooping Leia, and at the 00:15:30 mark, trivia with authors Jason Fry and Matthew Reinhart. Audiobook narrator Marc Thompson comes on at the 33 minute mark to voice a scene from Troy Denning’s Crucible where Leia, Han and Lando get blown up by an asteroid. The panel finishes with a video for Star Wars Reads Day with clips of Timothy Zahn, Ryder Windham, Chris Reiff, Matthew Reinhart, James Luceno, Jeffrey Brown, John Jackson Miller, Jason Fry, and Pablo Hidalgo from Star Wars Celebration VI (which starts at the 41 minute mark).

And speaking of Star Wars Reads Day, a few Star Wars celebrities have already confirmed their participation and where they’ll be at.

  • Star Wars artists Chris Trevas, Joe Corroney and Brian Rood will be in Ann Arbor, MI (via Facebook)
  • Star Wars author Timothy Zahn will be in Portland, OR (via Facebook)
  • Star Wars authors Martha Wells and Aaron Allston will be in Austin, TX (via Martha Wells’ blog)
  • Star Wars author John Jackson Miller will be in Madison, WI (via Facebook)
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