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

February 7, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, eBooks, News, Regular Feature, Rumor, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Television, Video Games | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Art News

  • Artist John Raya designed some awesome looking Star Wars football helmets. Seriously, even if you don’t like football, you have to admit they’re cool looking.
  • Star Wars artist Dave Dorman is taking suggestions for his next sketchbook. Be sure to tell him you want Star Wars.

Book News

Podcasts in Review

October 3, 2013 at 8:51 am | Posted in 501st, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here’s this week’s podcasts in review.

501stCast: September 2013 Episode is out and covers all the latest 501st Legion news, from mission reports to upcoming events. If you want to catch up with what the Legion is up to, this is the place to go.

ForceCast: Episode 272 includes an interview with LucasBooks senior editor Jennifer Heddle. It starts at the 29 minute mark. Jen talks a little bit about how she became an editor for the Star Wars line and what her job entails. She also let drop that there will be more Star Wars books announced for 2014 in addition to those that have already been revealed, but they aren’t ready to reveal what those books are yet. Definitely good to hear that there’ll be more books.

Full of Sith: Special Release David Prowse and Peter Mayhew Episode has audio of the panel from Salt Lake Comic Con hosted by Bryan Young. If you’ve already listened to the Bombad Radio episode of the same audio, you can go ahead and skip this one, otherwise be sure to check it out to hear what David and Peter had to say about their work on the films. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Happy Birthday, Peter Mayhew

May 19, 2013 at 9:46 am | Posted in Birthday | Leave a comment
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Today we wish a happy birthday to Peter Mayhew, aka Chewbacca!

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WonderCon 2013

March 29, 2013 at 12:00 am | Posted in Comic Books, Conventions, Dark Horse, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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WonderCon kicks off today in Anaheim, CA. Star Wars guests in attendance include Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Dan Parsons (inker for Dawn of the Jedi), Jason Palmer (illustrator for The Essential Guide to Warfare), Carlos D’Anda (artists for Star Wars), Gabe Eltaeb (colorist for Star Wars), Corinna Bechko (writer for Legacy), Gabriel Hardman (writer/artist for Legacy) and Randy Stradley. You can check out WonderCon’s official site here. Below you’ll find Dark Horse Comic’s list of Star Wars signings and panels.

FRIDAY, MARCH 29

  • 5:00 p.m. STAR WARS: DAWN OF THE JEDI signing with inker Dan Parsons. Free Dawn of the Jedi #1 while supplies last

SATURDAY, MARCH 30

  • 3:00 p.m. STAR WARS signing with artist Carlos D’Anda and colorist Gabe Eltaeb. Free 5.5” x 8.5” print featuring a dramatic panel by Carlos D’Anda and Gabe Eltaeb from the upcoming Star Wars #4 issue. TICKETED EVENT

SUNDAY, MARCH 31

  • 12:00 p.m. STAR WARS: DARK TIMES signing with writer Randy Stradley. Free Star Wars: Dark Times—Fire Carrier #1
  • 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Star Wars Comics in 2013! Room 207 BCD
  • 3:30 p.m. STAR WARS: LEGACY VOLUME II signing with writer/artist Gabriel Hardman and writer Corinna Bechko. TICKETED EVENT * Limit five comics per person
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Save a Life Day

January 25, 2013 at 12:00 am | Posted in Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Peter Mayhew, aka Chewbacca, will be in Metairie, LA today at BSI Comics for Save a Life Day. There will a blood drive and Peter will be doing a photo op and signing. The 501st’s Bast Alpha Garrison will also be there. The event will last from 5-7:30 PM. Plus on Saturday, Peter and his wife Angie will be participating in the Chewbaccus Parade. You can find out more here. If you’re in the area, be sure to check it out.

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Mayhew and Windham at RICC 2012

November 15, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Posted in Conventions | Leave a comment
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Forces of Geek has posted a video of the Star Wars panel at Rhode Island Comic Con featuring actor Peter Mayhew and author Ryder Windham discussing all things Star Wars including the recent Disney acquisition.

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Celebration Celebrity Sightings

August 25, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Posted in Celebration | Leave a comment
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The Flanneled One with Roxy the Rancor

(via 501st) Continue Reading Celebration Celebrity Sightings…

Celebration VI Pics

August 24, 2012 at 11:17 am | Posted in Celebration | Leave a comment
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Shoot-A-Trooper 501st Legion Charity

August 16, 2012 at 8:41 am | Posted in 501st, Celebration, Conventions, Events | Leave a comment
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The 501st Legion will be at Star Wars Celebration VI in full force. Just one of the many activities they have setup is Shoot-A-Trooper. This is your chance to pick up a Nerf gun and blast a stormtrooper…or maybe a celebrity. Shoot-A-Trooper is raising funds for the Peter Mayhew Foundation and will be in the Exhibit Hall near the Food Court.

Along with all the 501st members who will be allowing themselves to be shot, there will be a few celebrity guests as well such as The Clone Wars voice actor Stephen Stanton (who’ll most likely be wearing his Tarkin outfit, Thursday from 12pm-1pm), the young Boba Fett Daniel Logan (Saturday at 12:30 along with Slave Leias), and Peter Mayhew will be hanging out each day toward the end of the day. Stephen Stanton is also bringing his buddy Rick Fitts who played Dr. Martin in Star Trek: The Next Generation, so this may be your one and only chance to play Shoot-A-Trekker!

You can find out more about Shoot-A-Trooper by visiting their official Facebook page.

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