Podcasts in Review

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

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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
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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  • StarWarsTimeline.Net is release a previously unpublished Star Wars novel that was once approved by Lucasfilm and written by Kenneth C. Flint called The Heart of the Jedi.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.

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‘Ultimate Star Wars’ Giveaway

May 1, 2015 at 12:50 am | Posted in Books, Contest, DK, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 20 Comments
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With this weekend being Free Comic Book Day and “May the Fourth Be With You” (which is Monday), we have to do something special. So, coinciding with the recent release of DK Books Ultimate Star Wars, we are going to give away a copy for free! As long as you live in the US (sorry, no international shipping) you’re eligible. Just leave a reply in this post letting us know your favorite location in Star Wars is. On Monday evening, we’ll randomly select a winner. With one little post, you could win this 320 page hardcover book written by Ryder Windham, Daniel Wallace, Adam Bray and Tricia Barr, so don’t miss out.

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Podcasts in Review

April 30, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Audiobooks, Books, Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Bombad Radio: Episode 194 includes several guests. The first guest is Star Wars autograph collector Frank D. Rich who talks about collecting autographs and Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, giving some tips for first timers and some discussion of pricing. Then they play a clip of a James Arnold Taylor interview from Celebration VI where James talked about faith and Star Wars before seguing to their second guest, Greg, who is behind the Celebration of Worship events. Then they cover some news and jump to their third guest, voice actor Stephen Stanton. They talk about Life Itself, Star Wars Celebration, Starlight Foundation, the 501st Bash, Tarkin, Peter Cushing and Doctor Who. But that’s not all as they have one more guest in this episode, Noah Tarnow, who talks about Big Quiz Thing, what type of questions they’ll be doing at Celebration, and they break into some general fan discussion on Marvel, DC, comics, films and the Star Wars movies. It’s kind of a lengthy discussion, and puts this episode at a few minutes shy of two hours, so be prepared for a long one. Still, they have some good guests and some good discussions.

Episode 196 begins with some TFA trailer discussion then breaks to their interview with voice actor Bob Bergen, most recognizably known for voicing Porky Pig since Mel Blanc’s passing. While Bob is not much of a storyteller, and he doesn’t share his voices, he does give out a lot of advice and insight for voice actors looking to break into the business. He also shares how he got the role of Porky Pig, how he Mel Blanc as a kid, and some of the other work he’s done.

Episode 197 has an interview with Ultimate Star Wars author Adam Bray who talks about the project, working with canon and legends, how much of Star Wars Rebels he knew about when working on the book, and his contributions. Then they interview the voice actors for the Star Wars audiobooks: January Lavoy, Marc Thompson and Jonathan Davies. They talk about working on Star Wars books, the challenges of doing audiobooks, as well as the perks. With four interviewees in this episode, it’s jam packed with Star Wars goodness and all of the interviews are top notch. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

‘Ultimate Star Wars’ Interviews

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

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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.

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‘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.

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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.

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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 & Collectibles, 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

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