Podcasts in Review

November 23, 2017 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.

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 99 starts with the Rian Johnson trilogy news, the live action TV show news, and they discuss what could be next for animated shows. Their main topic is the old Star Wars fan film Hardware Wars which was one of the most profitable films ever made at that time. They talk about how it came about, who was in it, how it was released, how it ties into Poggle the Lesser, and they watch it and provide a commentary.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 56 minutes, Rating: Fun

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 100 celebrates their 100th episode by watching all six Star Wars movies at once via the overlay video which, if you haven’t checked it out, is pretty bizarre and awesome. They sort of do a commentary for it, while also tackling listener emails and voice mails. At over 2 hours, it’s a lot of fun in one episode.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 2 hours 26 minutes, Rating: Fun

Bombad Radio: Episode 290 features an interview with author and game writer Jeff Grubb. Jeremiah talks with Jeff about the differences in writing for different worlds and franchises, short stories vs novels vs comics, working with artists, his Forgotten Realms comics, writing for video games and the team effort, Guild Wars, PVP, PVE, text and socializing, the various aspects of gaming, the different types of writers in games now, planing out voices, amount of material you’re given to work with, and roleplaying books. Nice interview and a very interesting conversation that includes a lot of game designing stories.

Podcast Network: Bombad RadioRuntime: 1 hour 1 minute, Rating: Good Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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Happy Birthday, Jeff Grubb

August 27, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Birthday | Leave a comment
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jeff-grubb-2013Today we wish a happy birthday to author Jeff Grubb. To stay up to date on what Jeff’s up to, you can check him out on Facebook or visit his blog.

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Podcasts in Review

July 10, 2014 at 12:00 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.

Assembly of Geeks:The Fandom Strikes Back” covers a lot of stuff including Video Game: The Movie, The LEGO Movie, a study on kids to see if they would tell the truth, a case of a child getting bullied over a Spiderman lunch box, the Rian Johnson Star Wars news, Daniel Radcliffe wanting to be in a new standalone Batman movie, and more. Excellent podcast to check out for all the latest geeky news and lots of great discussion.

Bombad Radio: Episode 154 features a very entertaining interview with Mark Meer. Mark is probably most well known as the voice of Commander Shepard in the Mass Effect games. What I didn’t realize was that Mark’s normal speaking voice is the same one he used for the games, thus for the entire episode you get to hear Commander Shepard. Mark talks about his comedy work, improv, how he got started with Bioware, his other work like Dragon Age, playing D&D, and perhaps the biggest highlight of the show, he does his Vorcha voice. I didn’t realize Mark did a bunch of the voices of the aliens in the game, and it was pretty amazing to hear him do the Vorcha as it’s spot on without any extra effects. Great episode for Mass Effect fans.

Episode 156 is another interview episode, this time with game creator and author Jeff Grubb. Let me just say that this interview is awesome. Jeff talks about how he was tasked with meeting Ed Greenwood to buy Forgotten Realms, working with Ed in those early days, and writing the novel Cormyr with him. He talks about leaving TSR and how he wound up with WOTC later on. He covers his Star Wars novel and how he was originally tasked to write a videogame tie-in novel, but the game was cancelled. They then asked him to write a The Old Republic MMO tie-in novel, but he couldn’t since he was working on another MMO, Guild Wars. Thus they asked him a third time if he would do an original novel. After tossing out his pitches for a Jaxxon novel and a Jar Jar novel which would have ended with his death, surrounded by his children with a heroes farewell, they decided to go with a Hutt book. Jeff talks about writing for Magic the Gathering and The Brothers’ War. They cover all of that and a lot more. A must listen to for Jeff Grubb fans, he has some great stories.

Coffee with Kenobi: Episode #20 features an interview with Bobby Roberts (Full of Sith) as they talk about the nature and role of rumors. It’s a good discussion and worth checking out, plus it wraps up their series of interview they’ve been doing with the hosts of Full of Sith. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Around the Web

September 20, 2013 at 12:30 am | Posted in Art, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Dark Horse, Detours, Events, News, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Television | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web gathering together the Star Wars related news you might have missed elsewhere.

Art

  • FANgirl Blog has been posting a bunch of awesome, original artwork featuring the characters of Empire and Rebellion: Razor’s Edge. You can check out Caline Metara (the Alderaanian pirate captain), Sian Tesar (Rebel pilot), Kifar Itran (Rebel trooper), and of course Leia.
  • Depending on how deep your pockets are, you can get this one of kind Star Wars Topps card colored by Star Wars artist Jerry Vanderstelt.
  • Star Wars artist Chris Trevas shared some cool stuff on Facebook. First off, he teased a new project he’s working on (Transformers?) and some upcoming Star Wars projects.

Chris Trevas: “Starting work on a non-Star Wars project today. What?! I think it’s been around three years since I worked on something outside that galaxy. I’m having fun painting robots from another franchise…Don’t worry. I already have another Star Wars book that will be starting fairly soon plus a few other SW projects.”

He also posted a hilarious Transformers comic cover. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Book Review: ‘The Wyvern’s Spur’ by Kate Novak and Jeff Grubb

April 23, 2013 at 12:05 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Reviews | Leave a comment
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It’s interesting how many Star Wars authors have come over from the Realms: Elaine Cunningham, Troy Denning, Paul S. Kemp, Drew Karpyshyn, R.A. Salvatore, Christie Golden. Jeff Grubb is also no exception. Before writing Scourge, he wrote several Forgotten Realms novels with his wife, Kate Novak. The first one was Azure Bonds, a fun fantasy story and part of The Finder’s Stone Trilogy.

The Wyvern’s Spur is the second book in that trilogy, but surprisingly, it has little to do with the previous book and is a great standalone story in itself. Even more surprisingly, it’s a superior book to the first. If you’re looking for a great fantasy story to escape in, this one is well worth checking out. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

March 22, 2013 at 7:54 am | Posted in Around the Web, Charity, Interview, News, Regular Feature, Star Trek, Star Wars, Star Wars News | 1 Comment
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The Star Wars Underworld is organizing a #SaveTheCloneWars event for Saturday at 9:30 AM PDT (11:30 AM CDT/12:30 AM EDT). They’re asking fans to get together and tweet #SaveTheCloneWars at @Disney and @starwars in order to get it trending.

Iron Druid fans rejoice, Atticus and Oberon are heading to Egypt in Kevin Hearne‘s new novella The Grimoire of the Lamb. There’s no release date yet, but Kevin has informed fans that this novella will be longer than Two Ravens and One Crow. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Utini Shout Outs

October 19, 2012 at 11:38 am | Posted in News, Regular Feature, Utini Shout Outs | Leave a comment
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Wampa’s Lair Podcast: for fun discussion.  Be sure to check them out and give their facebook page a like.  You can find their podcast here.

Jeff Grubb: you can snag yourself a free short story by Jeff from the Midgard Preview online here.  The Midgard Campaign is part of the Pathfinder RPG, the world”s oldest fantasy roleplaying game.

Geekologie: for showcasing an awesome Star Wars Halloween display made out of straw.

blastr: for unearthing some making of footage for The Empire Strikes Back.

Jedi News: for finding this great Star Wars flash mob orchestra.

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Happy Birthday, Jeff Grubb

August 27, 2012 at 11:18 am | Posted in Birthday | Leave a comment
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Today we wish a happy birthday to Star Wars: Scourge author Jeff Grubb! Be sure to stop by his Facebook page and wish him a happy birthday.

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Star Wars Book Report Interview with Jeff Grubb

May 22, 2012 at 8:25 am | Posted in Interview, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Star Wars Book Report‘s latest podcast includes an interview with Scourge author Jeff Grubb. You can listen to the interview here.

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Star Wars Insider #133 ‘Hunting the Gorach’

May 7, 2012 at 7:37 am | Posted in Star Wars Insider, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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In case you missed it, Star Wars Insider #133 is out and it features new fiction by Scourge author Jeff Grubb. The short story is entitled Hunting the Gorach and follows the Hutt Parella the Hunter.

“The stories of the Gorach said they did not age, and met their end only by violence. I think it is a single beast you have been reporting for centuries. I will bring him to heel, and place his stuffed and preserved form in my hall. He will be a piece of art for my fellow Hutts to admire as I regale them with the tale of the hunt.”

While the story is short, it has a neat ending. Plus there are some nice illustrations by Joe Corroney. It’s worth checking out.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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