Monday Funny: Jedi LOL Cats

August 29, 2011 at 9:57 am | Posted in Humor, Monday Funny | Leave a comment
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Sometimes you really have to watch what your cats are getting up to.

Posted by Synlah for Roqoo Depot.  And with thanks to FinalCutKing

Production Notes for Knight Errant: Deluge #1

August 29, 2011 at 9:23 am | Posted in Comic Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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John Jackson Miller has posted the production notes for Knight Errant: Deluge #1 on his blog. If you’ve already read Deluge #1 then I highly recommend checking out the production notes as they provide a lot of insight into the comic (the production notes contain a lot of spoilers). John explains how the second comic arc came into being as well as some explanations on Captain Jenn Devaad, Aquilaris, Kerra Holt’s emotions in Deluge #1, Zodoh the Hutt and his tie to The Star Wars Atlas, ship designs, and some trivia. You can check read the production notes here.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Interview with Sean Williams and Book Contest

August 29, 2011 at 9:02 am | Posted in Books, Interview, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

On Rowena Cory Daniells website, she conducted a very nice interview with author Sean Williams. A wide range of topics were covered including Star Wars, writing, the upcoming World Fantasy Convention in San Diego in October, eBooks and changes in the publishing industry, music, the Royal Institution of Australia, and even curries. There is also a contest at the end where Sean will be giving away a copy of his books Magic Dirt, Troubletwisters, and Cenotaxis, however you’ll have to answer his Doctor Who question:

As a long-time Dr Who fan, Sean says, if the Tardis appeared in your living room and Dr Who stepped out and invited you on an adventure, which of the Doctors would you like it to be and why?

You can head on over to Rowena Cory Daniells website to check out the interview and to enter the contest here.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Happy Birthday, Michael Paul McDowell

August 29, 2011 at 12:01 am | Posted in Birthday | Leave a comment

Today Roqoo Depot wishes author Michael Paul McDowell a happy birthday. Michael wrote the Star Wars novels Before the Storm, Shield of Lies, and Tyrant’s Test which formed The Black Fleet Crisis trilogy. All three novels were done under his pen name Michael P. Kube-McDowell (the Kube is pronounced “CUE-bee”). Born in Philadelphia, PA, McDowell has primarily worked as a science fiction writer. In 1985 he was honored for teaching excellence by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars. He has also written more than 500 nonfiction articles with topics varying from science to education.

If you would like to learn more about Michael Paul McDowell, you can visit his official website.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Happy Birthday, Barbara Hambly and Vonda N. McIntyre

August 28, 2011 at 12:01 am | Posted in Birthday | Leave a comment
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Today Roqoo Depot sends out two happy birthday greetings to Barbara Hambly and Vonda N. McIntyre, both Star Wars authors during the Bantam period and surprisingly born on the same day (though different years).

Barbara Hambly wrote two Star Wars novels: Children of the Jedi, and Planet of Twilight. She also wrote several short stories including Nightlily: The Lover’s Tale, Taster’s Choice: The Tale of Jabba’s Chef, and Murder in Slushtime. Born in San Diego, CA, Barbara would go on to get a Masters degree in Medieval History. Her first published novel was Time of the Dark. In order to facilitate her writing career, she often took jobs that allowed her to write including jobs as a high school teacher, model, waitress, technical editor, all-night liquor store clerk, and Shotokan karate instructor. Continue Reading Happy Birthday, Barbara Hambly and Vonda N. McIntyre…

Filoni TCW Season Four Interview

August 27, 2011 at 11:56 am | Posted in The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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IGN recently spoke to supervising director Dave Filoni about The Clone Wars, season four.  Among other things, Filoni revealed that the ROTS clone armor will be introduced, and the story will start inching towards Anakin’s fall to the dark side.

You can read the entire interview here at IGN.

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Retro Game Review: X-Wing

August 26, 2011 at 11:48 am | Posted in Reviews, Video Games | 4 Comments

Oh the hours of my life I lost playing you

Growing up, I collected those wonderful Micro Machines Action Fleet Star Wars toys. I had just about every model ship they put out, from the countless TIE Fighter permutations to the entire lineup of Rebellion starfighters. I even had Wedge Antilles’ battle damaged X-Wing, because at the age of eight, I didn’t want to be Luke Skywalker the Jedi Knight. I wanted to be Captain Antilles, starfighter jockey. It was the minor characters that fleshed out the Star Wars universe and created a feeling of adventuring grandeur in my mind. I used to spend hours every day with my Red Two X-Wing and Imperial TIE Fighter playing out the continuing adventures of Wedge Antilles in my head*.

*As you can imagine, the day I discovered the X-Wing novels by Michael Stackpole and Aaron Allston was a watershed day in my fandom life.

In my imagination, I was an orange-clad starfighter pilot. I burned a hole through my VHS copy of A New Hope and Return of the Jedi because I would watch, rewind, and re-watch the dogfight scenes.  The first legitimate fanfiction I ever wrote in any fandom were about the military pilots of the New Republic (ed. note: neeeeeeeeeerd).  Thankfully for eight-year-old me, my parents chose to foster my love of these minor characters and non-Jedi stories. Let me tell you about the best birthday ever. Okay, so I won’t actually bore you with the details. In brief, it was the one where I unwrapped a copy of Lucasarts’ X-WING.

Continue Reading Retro Game Review: X-Wing…

New Excerpt for Shadow Games

August 25, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Posted in Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Update: Star Wars Books added the following mini excerpt…

“Confidence,” Dash retorted, annoyed at being pulled out of his pleasant reverie. “The Outrider is twice the ship the Falcon is.” As far as he was concerned Solo’s boat was a scow compared with Dash’s heavily modified YT-2400. has posted a seven page excerpt from the upcoming novel Shadow Games. You can read the excerpt here. Shadow Games is written by Michael Reaves and Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff and will be out November 29, 2011 in paperback and eBook formats.

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An Detailed Look at Star Wars Blu-ray

August 25, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Posted in Blu-ray, Movies, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

TheHDRoom took a comprehensive look at the Star Wars Blu-ray collection. If you’re looking forward to the release and are searching for a nice preview of what to expect, I recommend checking out the articles. The articles includes lots of pictures and details on all the bonuses and changes, plus some videos. You can read the three part series here.

Remember the Star Wars Blu-ray collection will be out September 16th.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Hurricane Irene Inbound

August 25, 2011 at 11:34 am | Posted in Science News | Leave a comment

Today’s Science Thursday post is of a more serious nature. As if the 5.9 earthquake on Tuesday wasn’t enough to startle people on the East Coast, now Hurricane Irene looms on the ocean as it closes in on the coast. With winds already clocked at 115 mph, the effects of the storm could be severe as it hits stateside since the path of the storm is predicted to turn north today. The National Weather Service has warned that “widespread damaging winds, torrential rain, coastal flooding, dangerous rip currents/waves and beach erosion” could happen as a result of Irene and anyone in the projected path should make preparations as soon as possible. New Jersey is especially on guard due to the threat of flooding and the high amount of rainfall they’ve already received. Continue Reading Hurricane Irene Inbound…

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