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February 15, 2013 at 9:31 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Events, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Let’s start with a little convention and event news. First up, author Kevin Hearne announced he will be heading to Madison, WI for Odyssey Con in April.

Fellow Rebels author Martha Wells posted her schedule for ConDFW which is in Dallas, TX this weekend.

Meanwhile author Daniel Abraham (aka James S.A. Corey) will be hanging out in Albuquerque, NM on Saturday with author Steve Gould at Alamosa Books.

The Clone Wars voice actor Ashley Eckstein will be in Los Angeles, CA this weekend for The 24 Hours of Gallifrey One (50th Anniversary of Doctor Who).

Sam Witwer (TCW Darth Maul) and James Marsters (TCW Capt. Faro Argyus) will also be in LA this weekend but for The Star Trek & Sci-Fi Summit.

Boba Fett actor Jeremy Bulloch will be in Telford, England tomorrow for the Midlands Comic Con & MCM Expo.

And wrapping up con news, San Diego Comic Con badges go on sale tomorrow.

Elsewhere in the news, Darth Vader and Son author Jeffrey Brown will be getting a third book called Star Wars: Jedi Academy which is set to come out in September this year. Amazon and Barnes & Noble have a pre-order page if you’re interested.

Stan Lee graced Youtube with a video of “How It Should Have Ended” for Star Wars. (thanks to Jedi News for spotting this gem)

Lastly, TheForce.Net’s The ForceCast has re-launched with new hosts and their first episode is out. The new podcast is headed by Erik Blythe and Eric Geller.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release: ‘Plotting’ by Aaron Allston

February 15, 2013 at 8:41 am | Posted in eBooks | Leave a comment
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Plotting: A Novelist’s Workout Guide by Aaron Allston is out today on Kindle. If you’re a beginning writer, it might be worth checking out.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Spotlight on ‘Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin’

February 15, 2013 at 7:54 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin is an all new series from Dark Horse Comics starring the one and only, Darth Vader. We’ve decided to take an in-depth look at the upcoming series to help give fans an idea of what’s to come. First up, the creators.

Behind the project is writer Tim Siedell, a new face in comic writing, but one of Time’s 140 Best Twitter Feeds. The pencils will be done by Stephen Thompson who previously illustrated the story “Jango’s Legacy” from the Star Wars: Republic 50: The Defense of Kamino. Another familiar face is colorist Michael Atiyeh whose worked on such Star Wars projects as Empire, Knights of the Old Republic, and Knight Errant. New to Star Wars is inker Mark Irwin whose worked with various comic companies including DC Comics on series like Batman: The Black Glove, Blackest Night: Green Lantern, Brightest Day, Justice League and more. Also new to Star Wars is cover artist Ariel Olivetti whose worked on JLA, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, Cable, Punisher War Journal, X-Man and many others.

Dark Horse Comics Editor Randy Stradley shed some light on the series the other day in an interview with Comic Book Resources. Continue Reading Spotlight on ‘Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin’…

Star Wars Frontlist: Forthcoming Titles

February 15, 2013 at 7:38 am | Posted in Books, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment

This year kicked off with Timothy Zahn’s Scoundrels, but we have a long way to go. Since there seems to be no end in sight for our beloved EU, we’ve put together a frontlist of titles that are in the works for this year and beyond.


  • 26 – The Last Jedi (paperback) by Michael Reaves and Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff
  • 27 – Star Wars #1 (3rd printing, clean cover with just the Star Wars title on front)
  • 27 – Agent of the Empire: Hard Targets #5 (of 5)
  • 27 – Dawn of the Jedi: The Prisoner of Bogan #3 (of 5)

Continue Reading Star Wars Frontlist: Forthcoming Titles…

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