Why We Love Patrick Stewart

May 31, 2013 at 2:37 pm | Posted in Miscellaneous | Leave a comment
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No one ever deserved a knighthood more than Sir Patrick, and this video shows why.

(via Buzzfeed)

Posted by Geralyn for Roqoo Depot

Inside ‘The Dancers’ Pit’ With Shea Standefer

May 31, 2013 at 2:15 pm | Posted in Art, Celebration, Star Wars | 2 Comments
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shea-standefer-jainaIf you’re into cosplay and/or the EU, you probably stand a good chance of recognizing Shea Standefer, since she’s pretty much the penultimate Jaina Solo cosplayer.  While you may know her for her love of the EU and cosplay, she is also a talented artist, and I’ve been following Shea’s career since our days together on a discussion forum.  With talent, determination and hard work, Shea’s love of Star Wars has been rewarded.  She is now an official Star Wars artist, with an official print that will be available at CEII, and she shared some of her process for The Dancers’ Pit with Roqoo Depot.  You can read our interview with Shea after the cut.

Shea's CEII print Continue Reading Inside ‘The Dancers’ Pit’ With Shea Standefer…

Comic Review: ‘Aquaman #20’

May 31, 2013 at 8:47 am | Posted in Comic Books, DC Comics, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Star Wars comic writer John Ostrander returns to DC Comics for a super hero story involving The Others. Click here to read our full review of Aquaman #20.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Jinnrise #5’

May 31, 2013 at 8:24 am | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, Reviews | Leave a comment

How goes the war between aliens and genies? Find out in the latest issue of IDW’s Jinnrise #5. Click here for our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Simpsons Summer Shindig #7’

May 31, 2013 at 8:09 am | Posted in Comic Books, Reviews | Leave a comment
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If you’re a Simpsons fan, make sure to check out this week’s Simpsons Summer Shindig #7. Not only does it have good artwork and laughs, but it also feature a story by Star Wars comic writer and author John Jackson Miller. Click here for our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Injustice: Gods Among Us #5’

May 31, 2013 at 7:47 am | Posted in Comic Books, DC Comics, Reviews | Leave a comment
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The Flash gets the spotlight in Injustice: Gods Among Us #5 and Arkham Asylum comes under siege in the second half. Click here to check out our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

May 31, 2013 at 7:08 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Her Universe, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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Star Wars Rebels executive producer Dave Filoni is posting more pictures, this time of a TIE fighter pilot.

Hasbro has unveiled what their exclusive will be for Star Wars Celebration Europe II: Boba Fett and Han Solo in carbonite in the 6″ Black series format. Though it’s not exactly an exclusive since it will also be available at San Diego Comic Con 2013.

Also in Star Wars Celebration Europe II news, you can see Ashley Eckstein‘s Her Universe apparell which will be showing up at the convention right here.

For everyone who was unable to attend Phoenix Comicon 2013, you can watch Sam Witwer‘s panel in its entirety right here. Sam talks The Clone Wars, The Force Unleashed, Being Human, Star Wars Rebels and more. You can also check out author Kevin Hearne on the Author Chair Dancing panel.

Empire and Rebellion series author James S.A. Corey tweeted this week that a draft of their untitled Han Solo novel is now in the hands of their publisher. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Podcasts in Review

May 31, 2013 at 7:07 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Dark Empire Radio: Episode 84 announces a transition for the podcast as they will no longer be doing mission reports for the Dark Empire costume group and will instead be focusing more on audio fan fiction. This episode in particular features some best of highlights from the podcast’s history and some of the famous guests they’ve spoken with. It also includes an audio fan fic for a Mandalorian Jedi story that’s pretty decent, and a somewhat funny fan fic for Indiana Jones that throws in some 007 and snake humor. If you like fan fic audio shorts, this one is worth trying out.

Full of Sith: Episode XXIV includes special guest Andrea Letamendi as they cover the psychology of Star Wars and even a little Star Trek (if you’re avoiding Star Trek spoilers, they keep all the spoilery discussion at the very end and provide lots of fair warning. Just be sure to stop listening when Consetta leaves, as she’s staying spoiler free as well). Lot of fun discussion, be sure to check it out.

Rebel Force Radio: Episode 5-24-13 is full of fun and covers a lot of topics, from toys to entertainment. They cover some recollections of their past toy experiences, the new Star Wars Rebels television show (and the coincidental naming), Kyle Newman’s documentary The Return of Return of the Jedi, J.J. Abrams appearance on the Howard Stern show and his appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel show. They also speak with Cory Freeman, the judge’s pick winner of the We Love Fine Star Wars t-shirt contest. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

The Death Star Owner’s Workshop Manual

May 30, 2013 at 10:58 am | Posted in Books, News, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Going through the edelweiss catalog, our Gungan spies spotted an interesting entry for a new owner’s workshop manual…for the Death Star. According to edelweiss, the book will be written by Ryder Windham and illustrated by Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas, the same team that worked on the Haynes Millennium Falcon Owners’ Workshop Manual. It also has a release date of November 5, 2013 which is pretty interesting considering how close that date is getting and the given the fact that there has been no talk of the book yet from official channels.

The Death Star Owner’s Workshop Manual

by Ryder Windham, Chris Reiff, Chris Trevas
On Sale Date: November 5, 2013
ISBN: 9780804176613, 0804176612
$30.00 US / $34.95 Can Hardback
LucasBooks, 128 pages
10.625 in W | 8.250 in H

Using brand-new, full-color cutaways providing a unique view inside the moon-sized marvel, together with other art and photographs, The Death Star Owner’s Workshop Manual provides the most thorough technical description of the Death Star available, making it essential reading for all Star Wars fans.

The Death Star is a spherical space station, the size of a small moon, highly armored and armed to destroy anything from enemy spaceships to whole planets. Using cutaway drawings, exploded diagrams, and photographs, backed by detailed technical specifications and descriptions of the onboard systems, The Death Star Owner’s Workshop Manual reveals the technology contained within and lays bare the awesome power (and weaknesses) of the Empire’s ultimate weapon.

Marketing: Convention promotion at San Diego Comic-Con (7/13) and New York Comic Con (10/13)

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot, spotted by Geralyn

John Scalzi Interviews Matthew Stover

May 30, 2013 at 7:26 am | Posted in Books, eBooks, Fantasy, Interview, Sci-Fi, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Orbit Books has posted a cool interview done by John Scalzi with renown author Matthew Stover.

John Scalzi:Heroes Die, the first book in the Caine series, in many ways presaged the current wave of “grimdark” fantasy – those works with lots of unapologetic action and violence threaded into their tales. At the time you were writing the book, were you aware you were slashing a new path through that particular jungle? Or were you just focused on writing a story you wanted to tell?

Matthew Stover: I wasn’t trying to do something new. I was only trying to do something good.

I started writing the story that eventually became Heroes Die when I was seventeen. A variety of versions were submitted to, and summarily rejected by, a variety of publishers over the course of the next eighteen years. I tried every approach I could think of to make the story appealing to editors, but nothing worked. Finally – in despair – I said to myself, “Screw this shit. If it’s going to fail anyway, write the goddamn thing exactly how you want it to be. At least you’ll have that.” So I did. And here we are.

This is why my first advice to younger writers is to write the book you wish somebody else would write so you could read it.

Click here to read the full interview.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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