Databurst From the 501st

October 5, 2016 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from October 7 to 11th. Lot of Star Wars Reads Day events coming up, so keep your eyes open. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

October 5

  • UK Garrison will be in Bromsgrove for The Charles Ross One Man Star Wars Show from 7:15 to 8:00 PM.

October 6

  • Empire City Garrison will be in New York City, NY for New York Comic Con from October 6 to 8th.
  • German Garrison will be in Herten Germany for the Michael Holtschulte exhibition at Cartoons in the Pott.
  • Midwest Garrison will be in East Peoria, IL for Lincoln and Shute School Reading Night.

October 7

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Leawood, KS for Into the Night at Ironwoods Park Leawood from 5:30 to 9:30 PM.
  • Alpine Garrison will be in Hurricane, UT for Sleepy Hollow Halloween from 5:30 to 8:30 PM.
  • Garrison Carida will be in Cranberry Township, PA for Fall Frenzy from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.
  • German Garrison will be in Herne-Wanne for Star Wars Reads Day at the Herne-Wanne Library.
  • Midwest Garrison will be in Peoria, IL for Howl-Zoo-Ween.
  • Redback Garrison will be in Mackay, Townsville and Bundaberg for the Light the Night Walk.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Riverside, CA for In A Galaxy Far, Far Away, and at Family Movie Night.
  • Southern Cross Garrison will be in Newcastle, New South Wales for the Star Wars KeepCup Launch at Empire Coffee Co.
  • Star Garrison will be at Candlelighters Camp CLIFF.
  • UK Garrison will be in Glasgow for The Charles Ross One Man Star Wars Show from 7:15 to 8:00 PM.

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Star Wars Reads Day 2014

October 11, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Chronicle Books, Del Rey, DK, Events, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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star-wars-reads-day-3Star Wars Reads Day is here! Below you’ll find an extensive listing for the participating 501st and author events. You can also check out StarWars.comStar Wars Reads Day Facebook and DK Books for more events and info.

501st Events


Arizona

  • Apache Junction, AZ – Dune Sea Garrison will be at Apache Junction Public Library from 1:30 to 4:30 PM
  • Chandler, AZ – Dune Sea Garrison will be at Chandler Public Library from 1:30 to 4:30 PM
  • Flagstaff, AZ – Dune Sea Garrison will be at East Flagstaff Community Library from 10:00 AM to Noon
  • Litchfield Park, AZ – Dune Sea Garrison will be at Litchfield Park Library from 2:00 to 4:00 PM
  • Phoenix, AZ – Dune Sea Garrison will be at the Phoenix Public Library from 10:00 AM to Noon
  • Tuscon, AZ – Dune Sea Garrison will be at Bookman’s from 11:00 AM to Noon

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Around the Web

October 18, 2013 at 11:42 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, DC Comics, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars, Video Games | Leave a comment
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Here’s this week’s Around the Web news.

Art

  • Jazma Online has an interview with Star Wars artist Dave Dorman covering the controversial cover for The Other Dead and more.

Books

  • Star Wars Bookworms has a look at the back cover for Maul: Lockdown by Joe Schreiber.
  • Martha Wells has a first look at the cover for Emile & the Sky World.
  • Kevin J. Anderson fans can look forward to the next Dan Shamble story “Naughty and Nice” which will be out November 1st.
  • Author Jason Fry provides a fun look at The Bounty Hunter Code.

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The Essential Characters Guide “Paused”

October 17, 2013 at 2:28 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, News, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | 1 Comment
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Going through YouTube, I was searching for Star Wars Reads Day coverage and came across a nice video of the Star Wars Reads Day event in Roseville, MN. The event included Star Wars authors Troy Denning and Daniel Wallace. RFBikerScout was nice enough to capture the video and post it for fans to enjoy. Of course the authors talked about their history in Star Wars, their books and lots of other fun topics, but right at the end of the video, Dan said something that caught me off guard. He said that the new Essential Guide to characters book has been paused.

“I was in the middle of–cause it was announced–writing the new Essential Guide to Characters…has kind of…you know, paused, I guess right now because of the movies.” -Daniel Wallace, at 28:16

Now The Essential Characters was slated for an April 15, 2014 release prior to the Disney purchase of Star Wars and the announcement of the sequel movies. Last month that release date was changed in the edelweiss catalog to March 1, 2016, a massive pushback. Without hearing anything from the publishers, it was hard to know whether that date could be trusted. However, hearing Dan say that the book has been paused certainly clears up the matter. While it makes perfect sense to delay the project in order to add all the new characters from Episode VII and possibly even Star Wars Rebels, it’s still sad to see another book being put on hold. Hopefully we’ll get some more positive news soon, especially with hints that there are more Star Wars books yet to be announced for 2014.

Until then, you can check out the video below by RFBikerScout and his coverage of the Troy Denning and Daniel Wallace Star Wars Reads Day event.

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Joe Schreiber on ‘Maul: Lockdown’

October 7, 2013 at 12:42 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Events, Podcasts, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Star Wars Bookworms has posted a special podcast episode with their audio from the Star Wars Reads Day event that author Joe Schreiber was at. The audio includes Joe Schreiber reading an excerpt from his upcoming book Maul: Lockdown as well as answering questions from the Q&A. Click here to listen.

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Goodreads Star Wars Discussion

October 6, 2013 at 8:11 am | Posted in Books, Events, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment
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As part of Star Wars Reads Day, Goodreads hosted a Star Wars discussion online with the participation of several Star Wars authors. You can check out the full discussion here, or scan below for our edited transcript.


Hi everyone, Hans Jenssen here. Richard Chasemore and I will be dipping into this conversation today and if anyone has any questions about illustrating Star Wars Incredible Cross-Sections we’re happy to answer. Ryder is your man if you want to know about the writing, although we worked very closely together for the project. He’s really good to work with and mighty knowledgeable about Star Wars! Basic facts about the Cross-Sections illustrations: Most of the vehicles took between 200-300 hours to complete. Some of the locations artworks took over 600 hours. We work at home and use traditional media for these, paper, pen, ink and paint. Want to know more? Just ask!

How long did the cover art take?

Hans Jenssen: I never kept an exact track of most of the artworks, but my best guess for the AT-AT would be about 250 hours. This would have included a separate small cutaway of the “head” which I think is in the book although I haven’t actually seen a real copy yet. Continue Reading Goodreads Star Wars Discussion…

Star Wars Reads Day Events

October 4, 2013 at 7:00 am | Posted in 501st, Books, Chronicle Books, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Del Rey, DK, Events, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Saturday October 5, 2013 is Star Wars Reads Day. Abrams, Chronicle Books, Dark Horse, Del Rey, DK, Quirk Books, Random House Audio, Scholastic, Titan Magazines, and Workman Publishing will all be joining together to help celebrate reading and there will be lots of events going on across the U.S. and even a few international ones.

In addition to that, Goodreads will be doing an online event that everyone can participate in. The online event will include authors Ryder Windham, Jason Fry, Chris Alexander, John Jackson Miller, Hans Jennsen, Rich Chasemore and Simon Beecroft. Plus Dark Horse Comics is getting in on the fun by offering up to 50% off on select Star Wars titles from October 4-6th (you can check out their offers here).

We’ve put together a complete list of all the events Star Wars guests will be attending, as well as a comprehensive list of the events that the 501st Legion will be at. Be sure to check for an event near you. Continue Reading Star Wars Reads Day Events…

Around the Web

September 27, 2013 at 10:10 am | Posted in Around the Web, Conventions, Events, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars, Video Games | Leave a comment
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Here’s this weeks Around the Web gathering up book, movie, con news and more.

Authors/Books

  • Editor Jennifer Heddle revealed the title for the sequel to William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher–William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back.

Speaking of Quirk — am currently reading the manuscript for WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S THE EMPIRE STRIKETH BACK and loving it.

  • SF Signal has a piece asking different authors what authors influenced them when they were young. Among the authors is Martha Wells. You can check it out here.
  • Target Audience Magazine has an interview with author Timothy Zahn.
  • You can check out the cover art for Tim Lebbon‘s upcoming novella Still Life here.
  • Star Wars comic writer Tom Taylor is part of a kickstarter project for a horror anthology called In the Dark. They’re halfway to their goal and still have 33 days to go.

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New Events for Star Wars Reads Day

September 14, 2013 at 7:37 am | Posted in 501st, Books, Chronicle Books, Del Rey, DK, Events, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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StarWars.com has updated their event list for Star Reads Day. If you’re looking to check out the nearest event that will include Star Wars celebrity guests, you can check below.

Ann Arbor, MI
Barnes & Noble
3235 Washtenaw Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Attending: Star Wars artists Chris TrevasJoe Corroney, and Brian Rood

Austin, TX
Barnes & Noble
10000 Research Blvd
Austin, TX 78759
Attending: Star Wars authors Aaron Allston and Martha Wells

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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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