The Clone Wars Earns Five Annie Nominations

December 8, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Posted in News, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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For their 39th Annual Annie Awards the International Animated Film Society has honored Star Wars: The Clone Wars with five nominations in the following categories.

  • Best General Audience Animated TV Production
  • Animated Effects in an Animated Production: Joel Aron
  • Voice Acting in a Television Production: Dee Bradley Baker as the clone troopers
  • Voice Acting in a Television Production: Nika Futterman as Asajj Ventress
  • Editing in Television Production: Jason W.A. Tucker

ILM also received multiple nominations including one for Star Tours: The Adventure Continues.  You can read more on TOS as well as the Annie Awards Official Site.

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New Superfast Memory Chips

December 8, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Posted in Regular Feature, Science News | Leave a comment
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Ghent would be drooling over this news…IBM has unveiled the prototype Racetrack memory chip which boosts read/write speeds to potentially a 100,000 times faster than current commercial hard disks. That’s a big boast, and if the technology can live up to the claim, consumers could see an enormous change in the IT market.

According to BBC News, the Racetrack technology relies on magnetic nanowires which can convey electrical pulses. Using the electrical pulses, they can manipulate magnetic read/write heads to create the standard 1’s and 0’s that represent data. The data is raced along the wires, hence “Racetrack.” Continue Reading New Superfast Memory Chips…

Darth Plagueis Lengthy Excerpt Available Online

December 8, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Posted in Star Wars Books | Leave a comment

The first chapter for next year’s Darth Plagueis is now available online at the Random House website.  In the excerpt, Darth Plagueis (of course!) and his Master Tenebrous discuss Darth Bane before getting into a life-or-death situation.  Darth Plagueis goes on sale January 10, 2011.

UPDATE: Star Wars Books has also posted mini-excerpt #4.

“Welcome, Jabba Desilijic Tiure,” Plagueis said.

Jabba, Maul, Qui-Gon, this book sounds like it has it all.

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Suvudu Posts Del Rey/Spectra Publishing Schedule

December 8, 2011 at 10:50 am | Posted in Books, News, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment
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Starting today you’ll be able to find the publishing schedule for Del Rey, Spectra and some Ballantine and Bantam books just a click away on Suvudu.  Posted on the site is the schedule through August, 2012.  Of special note is Star Wars: Scourge by Jeff Grubb with a scheduled release date of 4/24/12.  And for Matthew Stover fans, Caine’s Law, 4/3/12.

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Happy Birthday, Aaron Allston

December 8, 2011 at 12:01 am | Posted in Birthday, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Today we wish a very happy birthday to author Aaron Allston. Aaron started off in the Star Wars Expanded Universe with X-Wing: Wraith Squardon in 1998. Since then, he has written twelve novels for Star Wars with another book on the way.

Aaron was born in Corsicana, Texas. He graduated from Denton High School and attended the Univeristy of Texas. He worked as an editor for Space Gamer magazine, and as a freelance game designer before becoming a novelist. His first published novel was Web of Danger based on the Top Secret/S.I. game line. Several novels later, his work with Michael A. Stackpole in the gaming industry paid off when he got the opportunity to write several of the books in the Star Wars X-Wing series.

Aside from books, Aaron directed, wrote, and produced the independent film Deadbacks. He’s also a bit of a movie aficionado with a weakness for zombie flicks.

If you’d like to find out more about Aaron Allston, you can check out his official website and blog. Don’t forget to swing by Twitter and wish him a happy birthday! You can also find him on Facebook.

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