Podcasts in Review

October 8, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Interview, Marvel, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Cloud City Casino: Episode 016 features Rich and Sarah from Skywalking Through Neverland as they talk about Disney Infinity 3.0. They talk about the characters, the game mechanics, unlocking features, gameplay, and even a little bit about Force Friday. Fun episode.

Comic Book Noob: Aquaman episode covers why Aquaman has such a bad reputation, and why it’s not deserved. The talk about his powers, his responsibilities, and why the character should be respected, plus their comic recommendations. As someone who is not very familiar with character, this was a great episode and it helped me get a better understanding on who Aquaman really is.

Comics With Kenobi: Issue #7 reviews Lando #4 and a has a great interview with Marvel Star Wars assistant editor Heather Antos. Worth checking out for the interview alone as Heather provides a neat look behind the scenes. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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Happy Birthday, R.A. Salvatore

January 20, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Birthday | Leave a comment
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Today we wish a happy birthday to author R.A. Salvatore!

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Be sure to stop by Facebook or Twitter and wish Bob a happy birthday.

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Around the Web

November 8, 2013 at 12:05 am | Posted in Books, Conventions, Episode VII, Events, Fantasy, Interview, JJ Abrams, Movies, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Here’s this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars news and beyond.

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Book Review: ‘The Companions’ by R.A. Salvatore

August 6, 2013 at 7:45 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Reviews | Leave a comment
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The Companions kickstarts the The Sundering series and R.A. Salvatore steps away from the conventional fantasy story readers might expect. Rather than serving up a tale starring his famous Drizzt, this book star his companions: Cattie-brie, Bruenor and Regis. As my first foray into Salvatore’s Forgotten Realms material, The Companions was quite the adventure. Click here to read my full review.

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New Release: ‘The Companions’ by R.A. Salvatore

August 6, 2013 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy | Leave a comment
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The Sundering begins today with the release of R.A. Salvatore’s novel The Companions. This is the first in a six book series set in the Forgotten Realms setting. Each book in The Sundering series revolves around an event that will change the Realms, thus giving each book a lose connection with the others without being direct tie-ins or a sequentially building story.

In The Companions, Drizzt’s fate hangs in the balance, and it is up to his companions to save him. While Drizzt doesn’t appear much in the book, his companions go on quite the journey as they are faced with trials and tribulations in the new lives that have been give to them.

The Companions is available in hardcover and digital formats. You can find product links here as well as a sample chapter.

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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…

The Best Authors in One Book

March 29, 2013 at 11:38 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, News | Leave a comment
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Unfettered is one step closer to completion now that all of the short stories have been submitted. The fantasy anthology features a huge list of talented authors including Terry Brooks, Patrick Rothfuss, Daniel Abraham, Peter V. Brett, R.A. Salvatore, Kevin Hearne and more. Right now they’re aiming for a May release so keep your eyes open for updates.

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The Sundering: Kemp, Denning, Salvatore and More!

August 18, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Posted in Books, Fantasy, News | 2 Comments
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One of the big announcements at Gen Con 2012 was the announcement of a new six book series that will change the world of the Forgotten Realms. The new series is being called The Sundering and will feature a different author for each book. The authors (in order) will include R. A. Salvatore (The Companions), Paul S. Kemp (The Godborn), Erin M. Evans (The Adversary), Richard Lee Byers (The Reaver), Troy Denning (The Sentinel), and Ed Greenwood (The Herald). Popular characters such as like Drizzt Do’Urden, Elminster, Drasek Riven, and Erevis cale will be appearing in the novels, as well as some new characters like Erevis Cale’s son, Vasen Cale.

For Denning fans this is big news since Troy hasn’t written a Forgotten Realms novel since The Sorcerer back in 2002. I’m really interested to see who the “old favorites” will be in The Sentinel.

As a huge Kemp fan, I’m glad that they revealed some new artwork of the characters which includes Erevis Cale, Drasek Riven, and Vasen Cale (Vasen Cale is crouching with the sword and shield, Erevis Cale is behind him bleeding shadowstuff, and Drasek Riven is second from the far right right). I’ve been looking forward to The Godborn and I can’t wait to see what Paul cooks up.

The Keynote Address also featured a cover gallery showcasing each book. You can watch the 2012 Gen Con Keynote Address below (book news starts around 34:00).

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Gen Con Indy 2012

August 16, 2012 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Conventions, Events, Sci-Fi, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Gen Con kicks off today in Indianapolis and will run all the way till Sunday. The gaming convention is celebrating it’s 45th year and has packed a ton of guests. For Star Wars fans, there will be plenty of authors to check out. Paul S. Kemp, Troy Denning, R.A. Salvatore, and Michael A. Stackpole will all be there. Forgotten Realms fans can look forward to the Candlekeep Seminar which will include a bunch of Realms’ authors. Here’s a rundown on some of the author signings. Continue Reading Gen Con Indy 2012…

R.A. Salvatore Q&A on Reddit

February 7, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Posted in Books, Interview, Sci-Fi, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Former Star Wars author R.A. Salvatore has started a Q&A on Reddit. There he is taking questions on the new video game Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, as well as his long list of novels. So feel free to ask him about Drizzt or the infamous death of the might Chewbacca right here.

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