Podcasts in Review

November 19, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Bombad Radio: Episode 215 features a great interview with Star Wars author Daniel Wallace. They talk to Dan about his work on the Star Wars essential guides, trivial pursuit, and his early days on the internet as well as his thoughts on why Superman is more relatable than Batman, and why the Spider Man rogues gallery is better than Batman’s. It’s a fun interview covering a lot of topics and offering some cool insight. If you’re a fan of Dan’s work, be sure to check this one out.

Brews and Blasters: Episode #43 is all over the place as usual, but a whole lot of fun as well. They bring up the interesting fact that “always two there are” is hardly ever right. They talk about Dooku being the cultured Sith, where we might have seen the Grand Inquisitor before, Hondo and the Star Wars Rebels episode “Brothers of the Broken Horn”, where are Wolf and Gregor?, is Jar Jar a Sith?, and they even touch on Battlefront: Twilight Company (don’t worry, no spoilers) and Captain Phasma toys. There’s a little bit of everything and a few laughs in between.

Comic Book Noob: Green Arrow episode covers the origins of the character and his left wing liberal nature, his parallels to Batman, the relation between the show and the comic, the character’s sense of humor, the characters of Felicity and Diggle, the team up between Green Lantern and Green Arrow, the lazarus pit, Constantine, and reading recommendations. If you’re looking to learn more about the Green Arrow and his comic book background, this is a great episode to check out. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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Around the Web

August 14, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Collecting, Conventions, Events, Regular Feature, Star Trek, Star Wars, Toys, 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

  • StarWars.com has revealed details on the “Art Awakens”, a chance for fans to contribute to The Force Awakens with their art.

Book News

  • John Jackson Miller will be writing a Star Trek trilogy call Star Trek: Prey. According to John, it’s “a star-spanning Next Generation epic of the Federation and the Klingon Empire” and will be out starting October 2016 in consecutive months.
  • Jedi Bibliothek has info on three new artbooks Abrams will be publishing next Spring: The Original Topps Trading Card Series Volume One, Volume Two, and Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie.
  • Barnes & Noble is offering signed copies of Battlefront: Twilight Company by Alexander Freed.

Comic News

  • StarWars.com has a preview of Kanan – The Last Padawan #5.
  • StarWars.com also has an interview with Greg Rucka covering Shattered Empire.
  • ComicBook.com has a preview of Star Wars #8.

Continue Reading Around the Web…

Around the Web

May 22, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Events, Interview, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys, Video Games | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know is now on Amazon for pre-order along with some page previews.
  • Jedi News has an interview with author Ryder Windham covering his latest book Ultimate Star Wars.
  • Skywalking Through Neverland has an interview with Star Wars author James Kahn in their latest episode.
  • TheForce.Net has an interview with Star Wars author Michael A. Stackpole.
  • Del Rey tweeted that the Star Wars 2015 sampler given away at Celebration will be available online for free sometime this summer.

  • There’s a really cool video biography of author John Jackson Miller posted by Paul Piaskoski.

Continue Reading Around the Web…

New Release and Review: ‘Ultimate Star Wars’

April 28, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, DK, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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dk-ultimate-star-warsUltimate Star Wars is out today from DK Books and is authored by Ryder Windham, Daniel Wallace, Adam Bray and Tricia Barr. Click here to read our full review.

Ultimate Star Wars is an in-depth visual feast exploring the characters and storylines from the Star Wars galaxy. This is a beautifully illustrated guide that is structured chronologically and packed full of information about key characters and storylines from the Star Wars movie saga, The Clone Wars, and Rebels™. Ultimate Star Wars will get new and old fans caught up and knowledgeable on all things Star Wars.

You can head on over to the official product page at DK Books for excerpts and retailer links.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

‘Ultimate Star Wars’ Book Tour

April 4, 2015 at 6:35 pm | Posted in Books, DK, Events, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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ultimate-star-wars-dk-book-tourDK Books is conducting a book tour for the upcoming release of Ultimate Star Wars. Authors Tricia Barr, Adam Bray, Daniel Wallace and Ryder Windham will all be participating.

  • Vero Beach, FL – Books-A-Million, May 1st, 7:00 PM, Tricia Barr
  • Fishers, IN – Hamilton East Public Library/Star Wars Festival, May 2nd, 11:00 AM, Adam Bray and Daniel Wallace
  • Providence, RI – Books on the Square/Star Wars Day, May 2nd, 1:00 PM, Ryder Windham
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL – Books-A-Million, May 2nd, 2:00 PM, Tricia Barr
  • Barrington, RI – Barrington Books, May 3rd, 1:00 PM, Ryder Windham
  • Lexington, KY – Joseph-Beth Booksellers, May 3rd, 1:00 PM, Adam Bray and Daniel Wallace
  • Decatur, GA – Little Shop of Stories, May 3rd, 3:00 PM, Tricia Barr
  • Minneapolis, MN – Wild Rumpus, May 4th, 3:00 PM, Daniel Wallace
  • Tempe, AZ – Changing Hands Bookstore, May 4th, 7:00 PM, Tricia Barr and Adam Bray
  • Carlsbad, CA – Carlsbad Library, May 6th, 3:30 PM, Tricia Barr and Adam Bray
  • Petaluma, CA – Copperfield’s Books Inc., May 8th, 7:00 PM, Tricia Barr
  • Pasadena, CA – Vroman’s Bookstore, May 8th, 7:00 PM, Adam Bray
  • Beaverton, OR – Powell’s Bookstore, May 9th, 4:00 PM, Adam Bray
  • Houston, TX – Blue Willow Bookshop, May 9th, 2:00 PM, Tricia Barr
  • Northvale, NJ – Books and Greetings, May 9th, 12:00 PM, Ryder Windham
  • Orlando, FL – Disney World’s Star Wars Weekends, May 29th, Tricia Barr
  • Orlando, FL – Disney World’s Star Wars Weekends, May 30th, Tricia Barr
  • Orlando, FL – Disney World’s Star Wars Weekends, May 31st, Tricia Barr
  • Joliet, IL – Joliet Public Library’s Star Wars Festival, June 6th, Adam Bray

Each event will include trivia games, author Q&A’s, book signings and in-store raffles and giveaways. Click here for more details.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

March 13, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Celebration, Conventions, Events, Interview, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Jedi-Bibliothek has some more news on the recently announced upcoming Star Wars books for this Fall including prelim covers and blurbs.
  • Author Kevin Hearne revealed that Heir to the Jedi is hitting the New York Times Bestsellers List.

I raise this glass of Tullamore Dew to you! Just heard that HEIR TO THE JEDI hit the NYT bestseller list and you’re responsible. Thank you all so much for reading! And PEW! PEW! PEW! *turns up the John Williams soundtrack to 11* -Kevin Hearne

Convention & Event News

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim news this week starts with new guests including Billy Dee Williams, Ashley Eckstein, Margo Apostolos, Debbie Carrington, Steve Gawley, Lorne Peterson, John Ratzenberger, Deep Roy, Kurt Thatcher and Kevin Thompson. They also revealed details about a Wikia Wizards event with Leland Chee, and a cosplay contest hosted by Dee Bradley Baker and James Arnold Taylor and judged by Dave Filoni, Ashley Eckstein and Amy Beth Christenson. And don’t forget, Official Pix pre-orders go live Monday. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Podcasts in Review

December 18, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Celebration, Disney, Episode VII, Movies, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review which includes some catching up and a whole lot of The Force Awakens discussions.

Assembly of Geeks:Legends of the Knight and Cancelling Star Wars” covers the usual range of geeky topics. They talk about the Age of Ultron trailer, the Legends of the Knight Batman documentary, Jeff’s thoughts on the title for The Force Awakens, and other tv and movie news.

The Flash Injuries, The Trailer Disappoints & The Force Awakens” features guest host Bobby Blakey who fills in for Jeff as they talk about the Marvel and DC movie announcements, Big Hero Six, Toy Story 4, favorite animated movies, the cut content for Ernie in Ghostbusters, the physics of the Flash, whether movies trailers show too much or too little, their thoughts on The Force Awakens trailer, and the rumor that Luke might be a bad guy.

Marvel Mayhem: Inhumans, Captain Marvel & More” starts with a LEGO discussion then covers The Flash movie, Supergirl, Terminator: Genisys, other Marvel films as well as more off the wall topics like Star Wars crocs and sarlacc bunt cakes. Fun episode with lots of movie discussion. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Ultimate Star Wars and a New Star Wars Author

December 3, 2014 at 7:15 pm | Posted in Books, DK, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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I noticed this entry last week on edelweiss however I didn’t know all the details until I listened to Rebels Declassified – Empire Day which features guests Adam Bray and Tricia Barr. There Adam and Tricia revealed that they both worked on an upcoming DK book called Ultimate Star Wars: The Definitive Guide to the Star Wars Universe. While this is the third Star Wars book for Adam Bray, this will be Tricia Barr’s first Star Wars book, and here at Roqoo Depot, we wish Tricia a congratulations! She’s now part of canon.

As the above image shows, Ultimate Star Wars will be out in April 2015. While it only shows the author as Ryder Windham, the book also includes the before mentioned Adam Bray and Tricia Barr, along with longtime Star Wars author Dan Wallace.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

November 21, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Art, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, DK, Events, Marvel, Movies, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Toys, trailers | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Jedi Bibliothek spotted a new DK book, Ultimate Star Wars (via Star Wars Upcoming Books & Comics). Rather than just being an updated version of their visual guide line, this looks to be something new. It also has an interesting lineup of authors: Ryder Windham, Adam Bray and Daniel Wallace.
  • Bean release an interesting eBook, The Many Deaths of Joe Buckley, which includes author Timothy Zahn.

Comic News

Continue Reading Around the Web…

Book Review: ‘Curse of the Black Hole Pirates’ by Ryder Windham

May 27, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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Continuing our coverage of Ryder Windham’s Secret Mission series, we dive into Curse of the Black Hole Pirates. Is this a kid’s book adult Star Wars fans should check out? Well, if you like Chiss, pirates, bounty hunters and ancient alien technology, the answer is a big yes. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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