Monday Funny: Luke Gets His Lightsaber

June 27, 2011 at 7:46 am | Posted in Humor, Monday Funny, Monday Funny, Regular Feature | Leave a comment

Here’s today’s humor courtesy of One Minute Galactica.

Posted by Synlah for Roqoo Depot.  Watch where you’re pointing that lightsaber, boy.

Pottermore Reveals the Future of the Publishing Industry

June 27, 2011 at 7:00 am | Posted in Books, eBooks | 1 Comment
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Some interesting publishing news has come out recently, and one of the big headlines in the last week is Pottermore. J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, has recently opened up a site called Pottermore. Although the site kicked off with a circulation of rumors, it was soon revealed that the intention for Pottermore is that of an online store. On the surface that doesn’t sound all that interesting but one of the unique things about this store is that it will be the only place to buy Harry Potter eBooks. Up until now the Harry Potter books have been available only in print. The first up for release is Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (UK) aka Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (US) which will go on sale in October in both digital audio format and eBook format. Unfortunately fans will have to wait awhile before Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets goes on sale as that won’t happen until early 2012. This also seems to indicate that it may take over a year for the whole series to be released in digital format. Continue Reading Pottermore Reveals the Future of the Publishing Industry…

Kristine Kathryn Rusch Talks About Han Solo

June 26, 2011 at 11:27 am | Posted in Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Borders is doing an interesting little author feature up until the release of Star Wars on Blu-Ray. Today they posted an article written by author Kristine Kathryn Rusch who wrote the Star Wars novel The New Rebellion. Kristine talks about Harrison Ford, films, and the iconic bad boy Han Solo. She touches upon her views of Han and how that affected her book. It’s a nice little article with some good insight, so be sure to check it out.

If you would like find out more about Kristine, you can visit her official website and remember this Tuesday will be the release of the digital Star Wars catalog which will include the eBook of The New Rebellion.

Posted By: Skuldren.

Who is the Biggest Publishing House on Twitter?

June 26, 2011 at 9:17 am | Posted in Books, Miscellaneous, Star Wars News | 1 Comment

According to Publishers Weekly, the biggest publishing house on Twitter is none other than Random House. As a Star Wars fan, I’m proud to see all that book buying has helped keep Random House in the lead beating out HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Penguin, Hachette, and Macmillan. Random House (@randomhouse) has 193,845 followers on Twitter (193,932 as I write this). That gives them a 10,000 follower lead over their closest competitor Penguin Group who has 183,477 (185457 right now, so the gap is closing fast). Twitter is certainly a thriving source for quick news and social interaction. For the sake of competition, let’s see if we can keep Random House ahead of the game.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot. Dropping publishing news faster than a Corellian smuggler.

New Cover for ‘Star Wars: Red Harvest’ Paperback

June 24, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Posted in Art, Books, Star Wars News | 1 Comment
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Courtesy of, it’s been revealed that Star Wars: Red Harvest, written by author Joe Schreiber, will be released with a new cover when it comes out in paperback February 2012.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot. News so smoking hot, you’d think we were Zeltrons.

Qui-Gon, Dooku, and Cannibals? Dark Horse Interviews Scott Allie

June 24, 2011 at 11:44 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Interview, Star Wars News | 1 Comment
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Dark Horse posted an interview with Randy Stradley and Scott Allie today as part of their regular Star Wars Friday feature. Randy Stradley conducted the interview, with Scott Allie answering the questions. Scott Allie is the writer for the current Star Wars comic series Jedi – The Dark Side. The interview covers why Scott Allie chose to do a Qui-Gon story, how he does the Yoda dialogue, and his dream project involving Count Dooku and cannibals. While short, some of the answers are pretty enjoyable, so be sure to check it out. You can see the full interview here on Dark Horse’s website.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot. We feed our cannibals to the Ewoks.

John Jackson Miller in New Orleans Today

June 24, 2011 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Events, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Star Wars author and comic writer John Jackson Miller posted on his site that he will be in New Orleans, LA today for the American Library Association Conference on behalf of Dark Horse and Del Rey. John will be at the Diamond Comics booth at 3:00 PM for autographs. He will also be there on Saturday and Sunday. You can check the link for further details.

If you’d like to find out more about the American Library Association Conference, you can visit their official website here.

Posted By: Skuldren.

J.W. Rinzler’s Star Wars: The Blueprints

June 23, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Posted in Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Have you ever wanted to buy a book that cost about as much as a computer? Fortunately some Star Wars fans have credits burning holes in their pockets, so a $500 price tag doesn’t quite scare them away. If you’re curious what makes a book worth $500, then check out what Star Wars: Blueprints can offer you.

First off copies of the original blueprints, concept sketches, and technical drawings used for the creation of the Star Wars films. Secondly the book includes images and photographs of the crew and creators as they were making the films. Thirdly the images are accompanied by commentaries from Star Wars author J.W. Rinzler. But the real money maker is the quality of the book itself. Only 5,000 copies will be sold. The book will feature a cloth case, 200gsm matte paper pages with a varnish seal (for those who don’t know, gsm stands for g/m², typical typing paper is only 80 g/m², so these pages are two and a half times thicker), and weighs 22 pounds!

But don’t think you have to blindly purchase this epic tome of Star Wars material. This book has it’s own website. Peruse the pages, check out the stats, and just drool at the exquisite details of this masterpiece. If you’re really looking for an excuse as to why you need it, just tell yourself it’s for your new exercise program. While you’re reading it at night, you can curl the 22lb tome and get a workout. Who needs P90X?

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot. For all your Star Wars news.

Space Truckers Coming Home

June 23, 2011 at 11:14 am | Posted in Science News | 2 Comments
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For Science Thursday I give you a picture taken of  The Automated Transfer Vehicle Johannes Kepler from the International Space Station that was posted on the ISS’s Facebook page this morning.

*BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP* "Dammit I just missed the trash truck again!"

Good morning #FromSpace. The Automated Transfer Vehicle Johannes Kepler arrived at the International Space Station in February filled with tons of cargo, and left the Station Monday with lots of trash. Here it is just after departing.

by Revmacd For Roqoo Depot – All The Latest Star Wars News and real space news too!

Behind-the-scenes of Jedi – the Dark Side…en francais!

June 23, 2011 at 5:24 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse | 1 Comment

C’est bon! Star Wars comics fans, I’ve discovered two behind the scenes looks for two Jedi – The Dark Side covers, complete with a pretty model and never seen before images.

On his blog, French artist Stephane Roux revealed how he created Dark Horse’s Jedi – The Dark Side #2 cover.  He made a preliminary drawing to show Dark House.  After his proposal was accepted, Stephane enlisted the beautiful Emmmanelle:

This time, I had help from Emmanuelle, since she has a figure close to the main character to appear on the cover this time. Hey, it’s NOT always going to be funny pics, okay? Doodling and drawing sexy girls IS serious business.

He then used pencils and colors with Adobe Photoshop.   While the first Jedi – The Dark Side cover featured sunny hues, Stephane wanted a “nightlike mood” for the second cover.  Visit Moulinroux for pretty model pics and more, available with an English translation.

French site Beyond Comic Books shows the Jedi – The Dark Side #3 cover creation. Stephane Roux had two proposals for Dark Horse. Here’s a never seen before preliminary drawing:

Visit Beyond Comic Books for the original French and here for an English translation via Google.   The final cover is stunning to say the least.   Jedi – The Dark Side #2 is available now.  Jedi – The Dark Side #3 hits stores in July.

Posted by: Dancelittleewok
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