C2E2 2012

April 13, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Posted in Conventions | Leave a comment

C2E2 is such a big event we couldn’t possibly do justice to the whole shebang.  Suffice to say it’s chock full of special guests (C-Threepio!), comic creators (Dark Horse), authors (Anne Rice) and artists (Dave Dorman).  C2E2 runs April 13 – 15 so if you’re anywhere near Chicago join the Monsters Ball, check out the exhibits and own personal favorites.

You can visit the official website here for more information.

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Toronto Comic Con

April 13, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Posted in Conventions | Leave a comment

If you’re anywhere near Toronto this weekend, you might want to head on over to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and check out Wizard World’s Comic Con.  Guests include Scott Bakula (Star Trek: Enterprise), Jeri Ryan (Star Trek: Voyager), and the cast of Being Human (America): Sam Witwer (I’d go just to see him), Meaghan Rath and Sam Huntington.  And for you Star Wars fans, ou’ll also get to see, not one, but two Boba Fetts: Jeremy Bulloch and Daniel Logan.  As well, Oscar and Emmy nominee Dean Stockwell of Battlestar Galactica will make an appearance.

This is also your chance to meet a number comic writers and artists whose talents bring us such amazing work.  You can check out a full list here at the Toronto Comic Con official website.

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Happy Birthday, Katie Lucas

April 13, 2012 at 11:57 am | Posted in Birthday | Leave a comment
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When your dad’s George Lucas and your godfathers are Steven Spielberg and Francis Ford Coppola, it would pretty much seem your destiny is set, and Katie Lucas is getting a fine start on hers.  The second daughter of Star Wars creator, George Lucas, has appeared in all three prequel movies, but her real forte seems to be writing.  In total, Katie has penned 7 episodes for Star Wars, The Clone Wars TV show, including the  return of Darth Maul.

We wish Katie Lucas a very happy birthday and definitely look forward to her continued and, hopefully, increasing involvement in the Star Wars universe.

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John Ostrander Talks ‘Dawn of the Jedi’

April 13, 2012 at 10:46 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Interview, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Newsarama posted a new interview with comic writer John Ostrander covering his latest Dark Horse Comics series Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi. The interview covers a lot of overview questions that would be helpful to new readers who haven’t jumped into the series yet. It covers the time period, what the Tho Yor are, and how the Sith were cast in a new role. You can read the full interview here.

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The Origin of Killiks: From Kevin J. Anderson to Troy Denning

April 13, 2012 at 9:58 am | Posted in Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Whether you love them or hate them, Killiks are an interesting species in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. Many fans were first introduced to them in Troy Denning’s Dark Nest Trilogy. However, something I wasn’t aware of was that the Killiks were actually invented by fellow Star Wars author Kevin J. Anderson. According to Kevin

I created the Killiks for The Illustrated Star Wars Universe with Ralph McQuarrie; Ralph painted these really cool abandoned insect cities, and I loved the idea. You can see the paintings, if you find the book. I liked the idea and decided to use something similar as I was writing Seven Suns, changed the name to Klikiss.

At the same time, Troy Denning had seen the descriptions in the Illustrated book and went off in his own directions for The Swarm War. I talked with him later, and he said he started reading Hidden Empire while he was writing his trilogy, and as soon as he got to the Klikiss stuff,, he had to put the book down and not read any more until he had finished his project.

The Illustrated Star Wars Universe was published back in December of 1995. The 208 page hardcover includes lots of images of the early concept art used for the original Star Wars films. Artists featured in the book included Ralph McQuarrie, Michael Butkus, Harrison Ellenshaw, Chris Evans, Nilo Rodis-Jamero, Joe Johnston, Michael Pangrazio, and Norman Reynolds. All eight planets from the original trilogy are explored with commentary and text by Kevin J. Anderson.

And if you’re looking for Killik info, you can also check out Troy Denning’s latest Star Wars novel Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse and Jason Fry and Paul Urquhart’s The Essential Guide to Warfare.

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More Hutt Please: ‘Scourge’ Mini-excerpt #6

April 13, 2012 at 9:21 am | Posted in Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Star Wars Books has posted mini-excerpt #6 for Jeff Grubb’s upcoming novel Star Wars: Scourge.

Mander leaned back against the shuddering glass and cleared his mind. Ahead of him one of the signblimps was sagging its way slowly across the sky. He reached out, mentally, and pulled it towards them. The lighter-than-air vehicle bobbled towards them, but the droid driver revved its engines to let it clear the building.

“Size matters not.” Mander muttered.

“Inertia, however, is a pain in the butt.”

Scourge will be out on April 24th. You can check out the previous mini-excerpts here: #1, #2, #3, #4, and #5 plus the two Random House excerpts here and here.

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The Lost Tribe will be a Week Early and Bigger Than Ever

April 13, 2012 at 9:13 am | Posted in Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Star Wars Books announced that the release date for John Jackson Miller’s The Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories will be getting bumped up a week. Originally scheduled for release on July 31, the book will now be coming out on July 24. Not only will it be out earlier, but it’s also getting supersized. The Collected Stories have been upgraded from a mass market paperback size to a trade paperback size (like The Clone Wars novel Wild Space). You can check out the news release here.

UPDATE: John Jacksom Miller posted on his blog that the new trade paperback edition will also come with maps of the places known to the Lost Tribe! Click here to see his post.

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The Future of Star Wars: Allston, Zahn, Karpyshyn and Kemp

April 13, 2012 at 9:00 am | Posted in Opinion, Star Wars Books | 2 Comments
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With the end of the Fate of the Jedi series, the future of the Star Wars Expanded Universe is wide open. However, there are only a few books on the near horizon after Jeff Grubb’s Scourge. In August, fans will get the tenth addition to the X-Wing series written by long time favorite Aaron Allston. In December the king of the EU, Timothy Zahn, will deliver his Han Solo heist book Scoundrels. Old Republic and Sith extraordinaire author Drew Karpyshyn will pen his fifth novel Annihilation in November. And relative newcomer Paul S. Kemp has a mysterious “ambitious” duology that will launch early next year. Looking at the playing field, there’s one clear picture: there’s something for everyone. Continue Reading The Future of Star Wars: Allston, Zahn, Karpyshyn and Kemp…

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