New Release: ‘The Making of’ Enhanced eBooks

October 22, 2013 at 12:01 am | Posted in eBooks, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Today ‘The Making of’ enhanced eBooks are out and available for various devices including Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices. The Making of Star Wars, The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Enhanced Editions include rare behind-the-scenes video, audio interviews with the cast and crew, and additional photos and artwork. You can find links to the participating retailers via Random House’s product pages.

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Around the Web

October 4, 2013 at 12:59 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Conventions, Fantasy, Interview, JJ Abrams, Movies, Regular Feature, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web featuring news and events for Star Wars and beyond.

Art

  • Dave Dorman fans looking to get a signed print of his variant cover for The Other Dead #1 featuring President Obama ready to take on the zombie apocalypse can pick one up here while supplies last.

Conventions

  • Dallas Comic Con Fan Days starts today and features quite a few Star Wars guests: Anthony Daniels, Carrie Fisher, David Prowse, Peter Mayhew, Daniel Logan, Ron Perlman and Katee Sackhoff.
  • DEF-CON 2 kicks off Saturday in Southhampton, England and features Star Wars guests Jeremy Bulloch, Pam Rose, Brian Wheeler, Alan Flyng, Nick Joseph, John Chapman, and Brian Muir.
  • Also kicking off Saturday in England is the London Film & Comic Con which will features guests Ailsa Berk, Jett Lucas, Julian Glover, Brian Blessed, Mike Mayhew and J.W. Rinzler.
  • John Jackson Miller has revealed his NYCC schedule. He’ll be signing at the Random House booth (#2205) Friday from 5-6 p.m. and Saturday from 11-noon.
  • Star Wars artist Jeff Carlisle will be a featured Artist Guest of Honor this year at Con on the Cob which kicks off October 17 in Hudson, OH.

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New Release and Review: ‘The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi’ by J.W. Rinzler

October 1, 2013 at 12:02 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Today The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi hits stores. If you haven’t ordered a copy already, this is definitely one book worth checking out. J.W. Rinzler dives into all of the aspects that went into making the film. There are snippets from the various drafts of the script, including the bits that feature Palpatine in his volcanic lair on Had Abaddon. There’s behind the scenes details on things like the selection of the director and how Richard Marquand was not George Lucas’ first choice. Plus there are tons of pictures, from photos onset to awesome concept art. Click here to read our full review.

You can find retailer links via Random House’s official product page along with a 74 page preview of the book. If you’re interested in the Enhanced Edition for eReaders, that version won’t be out until October 22nd.

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J.W. Rinzler Interview and Book Trailer for ‘The Making of the Return of the Jedi’

May 23, 2013 at 8:54 am | Posted in Books, Interview, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Huffington Post put up an interview earlier this week with author J.W. Rinzler covering his upcoming book The Making of Return of the Jedi which covers a diverse set of topics to say the least. They also have a book trailer that shows some of the pictures and artwork in the book. You can check it out here.

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Cover Reveal of ‘The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi’

May 2, 2013 at 8:25 am | Posted in Books, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Entertainment Weekly has revealed the cover for J.W. Rinzler’s upcoming book, The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.

The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi is currently set to release on October 1st in hardcover and digital formats.

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Around the Web

April 26, 2013 at 8:06 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Charity, Comic Books, Conventions, Disney, Events, Fantasy, Interview, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Steampunk | Leave a comment
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Kicking the news off with interviews, author Martha Wells did an interview with Evan Ramspott covering her new book, Emilie & the Hollow World. They also discuss cover art, plotting and theme songs. You can check it out here.

Comic Book Resources has an entertaining interview between comic writers Brian Wood and Steve Horton. The writers engage in a dual interview that covers their comic work and then some.

Author Michael A. Stackpole did an interview with Rick Novy that covers the usual territory but does include a nice update on what’s coming soon from Mike. Continue Reading Around the Web…

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