Podcasts in Review

May 4, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
Tags: , , , ,

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Beltway Banthas: Episode 29 Swara talks about Celebration, they talk about Jedi, the Force and where Luke is taking them, then they have the audio from the Star Wars Military panel at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 which featured Jason Fry, John Liang and Thomas Harper.

Blast Points: Episode 71 covers the Celebration panels they weren’t able to go to as they talk about the Rebels panel, speculate on what the animated show will be, and play some audio of Dave Filoni from the Star Wars Show stage as he hints at the next project. They go over the Animated Origins panel, These Are the Droids You’re Looking For panel, the Heroines panel, and they talk about the Cantina panel and the vegetable carver guy. They also talk about the fact that not all of the big panels were livestreamed and are not available on YouTube, they ponder why there were no displays for Rogue One costumes or The Last Jedi, and more. Great episode.

Bombad Radio: Episode 276 is a great interview with author Kevin J. Anderson covering his new projects Spine of the Dragon and Louis and Clark, what it’s like co-authoring projects, his writing process, as well as Star Wars, Dune, Hellhole and Superman. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Advertisements

New Release and Review: ‘Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia’

April 4, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, DK, News, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
Tags: , , ,

Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia by Tricia Barr, Adam Bray and Cole Horton raises the bar on Star Wars reference books by creating something new, fun and extremely useful. Click here to read our full review.

Available in hardcover from any of your favorite retailers, you can check out the official product page for purchase links and preview pages.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Podcasts in Review

July 23, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
Tags: , ,

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

501stCast: Episode 88 touches base with the trooper who finished walking around Australia and the trooper who trekked from San Francisco to San Diego. Then they recap their Star Wars Celebration experiences and play a live segment they did at the con. Wrapping things up is troop reports and upcoming events. Great way to catch up with the legion. Lots of good content in this episode.

Coffee With Kenobi: Ultimate Star Wars Book Chat features authors Adam Bray and Tricia Barr as Dan and Corey interview them about the book Ultimate Star Wars. It was a good interview but I do want to note there were a couple audio issues with overlapping audio and one lengthy pause. Otherwise a good episode.

Comics With Kenobi: Episode 1 is hosted by Jeff and Matt as they talk a little about themselves and their comic fandom then dive into Star Wars comics. They go over all the Marvel Star Wars series that are currently out and talk a little about the latest issues. With there not being that many Star Wars comic podcasts out there (in fact I actually don’t know of any dedicated solely to Star Wars comics), this podcast definitely fills a niche that’s been longing for some attention. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Around the Web

May 15, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Interview, Marvel, Movies, News, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys & Collectibles, trailers, Video Games | Leave a comment
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp has debuted at #17 on the New York Times Best Sellers List and #8 on Publishers Weekly bestsellers list. It’s also getting a third printing.
  • There’s a new blurb up for Dark Disciple by Christie Golden.
  • StarWarsTimeline.Net is release a previously unpublished Star Wars novel that was once approved by Lucasfilm and written by Kenneth C. Flint called The Heart of the Jedi. They are releasing it four chapters at a time and the first four chapters are up.
  • Star Wars Upcoming Books & Comics posted a rundown on the upcoming short fiction coming from Star Wars Insider.
  • Star Wars Frames is being released as a postcard book. You can check out the listing on Amazon.
  • Jawa James posted a view interview with Ultimate Star Wars author Adam Bray. which reveals he is *probably* working on a second visual guide for Star Wars Rebels.
  • And video of the Ultimate Star Wars book tour featuring authors Tricia Barr and Adam Bray which you can watch here.
  • Cobra by Timothy Zahn is now available via Bean Books’ free library.
  • And with the television premiere of Wayward Pines this week, you can check out Timothy Zahn‘s tie-in novella Tree of Life.
  • Troy Denning‘s Halo novel Last Night received a cover reveal.

Continue Reading Around the Web…

Around the Web

May 1, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News | 1 Comment
Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • TheForce.Net has interviews with Ultimate Star Wars authors Tricia Barr and Adam Bray.
  • Adam Bray also did a quick write-up for StarWars.com on Ultimate Star Wars.
  • And via Jedi-Bibliothek, there are some new DK titles for December with The Force Awakens in the title. This will certainly help us figure out that 20+ book equation. Among the titles revealed are a new visual dictionary, cross-sections, two sticker books and a kid’s book. While the last three are a bust, a new visual dictionary and cross-sections book on The Force Awakens will be very very cool.
  • Star Wars Bookworms Episode 41 includes interviews with Star Wars authors Christie Golden, John Jackson Miller, James Luceno and Jeffrey Brown.
  • Aside from Paul S. Kemp‘s new Star Wars novel Lords of the Sith, you can check out the eBook version of Blackguards for a new Egil & Nix short story by Paul.

Comic News

‘Ultimate Star Wars’ Interviews

April 28, 2015 at 12:05 am | Posted in Books, DK, Interview, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
Tags: , ,

While at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, we got the chance to interview some of the authors for DK Books Ultimate Star Wars. Below you’ll find our interviews with authors Adam Bray and Tricia Barr as they talk about the book, how the project came together and the parts they worked on.

Right click here and pick save as to download audio file.

To find out more about DK Books Ultimate Star Wars, you can check out their official product page. To find out more about the authors, you can visit Adam Bray’s official website, and Tricia Barr’s official website.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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
Tags: , , , ,

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
Tags: , , , ,

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.

Podcasts in Review

December 4, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Full of Sith: Episode XCII is another cross-over style episode, this time featuring the hosts of the ForceCast, Eric, Erik and Justin. They talk about their introductions to Star Wars, how they got started on the ForceCast, and some discussion on the trailer and the Mace Windu rumors.

Episode XCIII kicks off with a full on discussion of the newly released trailer for The Force Awakens. Mike, Bryan, Bobby and Amy share their favorite moments from the trailer without taking up an hour of time. Instead, the rest of the show focuses on Star Wars Tours. They talk about the old version of the ride, the new incarnation, what the ride is like, and they even get into a Disneyland discussion about Disney jail and Tom Sawyer island. Really fun episode and definitely worth a slot on your playlist.

Now Playing Podcast: to broaden my horizons a bit (and mostly because I enjoyed Star Wars Action News’ cross-over cast for Plastic Galaxy), I decided to try out a few episodes of Now Playing Podcast. Fair warning, if you see a short show, it’s because it’s a teaser for one of their fundraising episodes. Sometimes they’ll do exclusive shows only available to those who donate and they’ll release a short teaser of the full show for everyone to check out. I’d recommend skipping those as it’ll just aggravate you that you can’t listen to the full show. Picking some movies I like at random, I tried their Halloween, Predator, The Lost Boys and Terminator shows. Each is a full discussion with a three host format breaking down the main scenes of the movie, providing a little bit of film trivia, and sharing their thoughts on the film, the actors, the director and the music. I don’t mind, but for those that do, they do use profanity. Overall, it’s kind of entertaining, but I’m not sure if I’ll check out more or not.

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
Tags: , , , ,

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.
Next Page »

Blog at WordPress.com.
Entries and comments feeds.