Podcasts in Review

July 17, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Assembly of Geeks:Avoid Transformers & 250 Great Geek Moments” begins with a very odd discussion of the latest Transformer’s movie given that none of the hosts have seen it yet. Regardless, they discuss the reactions of critics and fans and lament the daunting runtime of the movie (a whopping 2 hours and 45 minutes). Afterwards they rundown the latest geek news including the appearance of the pilot episode of The Flash online, Pacific Rim 2, the Phineas & Ferb Star Wars episode trailer, and then dive into SFX magazine’s 250 greatest moments in sci-fi, fantasy and horror. Sadly a lot of the top ten is dominated by very recent films which seems like a poor way to form the list, but the hosts chime in with their picks and it makes for a good discussion.

Bombad Radio: Episode 155 has a bit of an intro with Jeremiah and Nick before going into an interview with actor Doug Jones. The Doug Jones interview is really good. He talks about working with Guillermo Del Toro, his roles in Hellboy, Hellboy II, Mimic, Pan’s Labyrinth, Falling Skies, Batman Returns, and Warriors of Virtue. As primarily a suit actor, he talks about how his background as a mime and listing himself as a contortionist has helped him get roles. However, the best parts are probably his impressions of Del Toro. It’s a very fun interview. Capping off the show is some more commentary from Jeremiah and Nick. Worth noting, the intro and extro audio quality isn’t the best but the interview portion is good, so you might want to skip ahead when listening. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Around the Web

July 4, 2014 at 12:02 am | Posted in Around the Web, Movies, News, Regular Feature, scifi/fantasy, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Television, Toys & Collectibles | Leave a comment
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Happy July the 4th! After last week’s vacation, I’m back and ready to dish out this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond. Enjoy!

Book News

  • Author Greg Keyes was interviewed by Michael Taylor over on examiner.com and talks about his latest book Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Firestorm.
  • Author Drew Karpyshyn showed up as a guest on this week’s Star Wars Bookworms podcast.

Convention & Event News

  • Florida Supercon runs July 3 through 6 in Miami, FL. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn, Bob McLeodCourtenay Taylor and Deep Roy.
  • FantasyCon runs July 3 through 5 in Salt Lake City, UT. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson, David Farland (Dave Wolverton), Simon Pegg, and Adrienne Wilkinson.
  • WesterCon 67 runs July 3 through 6 in Salt Lake City, UT. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson and David Farland (Dave Wolverton).
  • Kevin Hearne Shattered book tour will be in San Diego, CA at San Diego Comic Con from July 24 to 27th.
  • Kevin Hearne Shattered book tour will be in San Diego, CA at the Upstart Crow on July 26th.

For more events, be sure to check out Star Wars Actors Appearances. You can also find more of Timothy Zahn’s 2014 appearances on his Facebook page.

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‘The Scorched Earth’ Giveaway

June 13, 2014 at 7:53 am | Posted in Books, Contest, Random House | Leave a comment
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the-scorched-earth-by-drew-karpyshynAuthor Drew Karpyshyn is giving away an early arc copy of The Scorched Earth which won’t be out until August 19th. To enter, just send a picture of yourself holding a copy of Children of Fire (the first book in Drew Karphysn’s The Chaos Born trilogy) to Drew Karpyshyn’s Twitter feed or to him via email (eBook copies are valid too). Be sure to use #ChaosBornContest if you enter via Twitter, and “Chaos Born Contest” in the subject line if you enter via email. You have until June 20th to enter. For more details, you can check out Drew Karpyshyn’s website.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

March 28, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Dark Horse, Events, Interview, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Video Games | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Joining the list of “Untitled” Star Wars books is “Untitled Star Wars Book #3” (via edelweiss) which is set for a January 13, 2015 release (352 pages, hardcover). This is most likely Kevin Hearne‘s untitled Luke Skywalker novel, the third book in the Empire and Rebellion series. No blurb or description is given for the book. As for the other two “Untitled” Star Wars books, there is still no new updates, however they are not the Star Wars Rebels original novels, as those two have separate listings.
  • Tim Lebbon‘s Mannequin Man and the Plastic Bitch is now available as an eBook.

Comic News

  • Predator and Alien fans can check out some sneak peaks at Dark Horse’s upcoming content. Bleeding Cool has an interview with Scott Allie and Joshua Williamson featuring artwork from the Predator comic, and CBR has an interview with Chris Robertson featuring artwork from the Aliens comic.

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Around the Web

February 28, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Dark Horse, Events, Interview, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Toys & Collectibles | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

Comic News

Around the Web

February 14, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond. Lots of news this week with Star Wars Rebels, but also a lot of other news in the book realm and elsewhere.

Book News

  • This one falls more under rumor than solid news as it’s a very strange find, but Knights Archive spotted an Amazon listing for an untitled Ballantine Star Wars book with “(Star Wars: Jedi Academy)” in the listing. The hardcover has a November 4, 2014 release date with LucasBooks as the publisher. Placeholder mess up? Re-release of Kevin J. Anderson’s classic trilogy? Or something genuine and new? Who knows, but it’s interesting.
  • Other new listings on Amazon include Star Wars Costumes by Brandon Alinger coming from Chronicle Books in October, and the next book in the Star Wars Art series Star Wars Art: Posters which is also set for October.
  • Kevin Hearne has posted tour dates for his next Iron Druid Chronicles book Shattered.
  • The cover for Jason Fry‘s next book has been revealed – The Jupiter Pirates: Curse of the Iris.

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Around the Web

January 31, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Episode VII, Episode VIII, Her Universe, Interview, Movies, Rumor, Sci-Fi, Star Trek, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars, Toys & Collectibles | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Books News

  • CNET has a look at the next Star Wars book by Ian Doescher called The Empire Striketh Back.
  • Somewhat random, but Amazon has a listing for a deluxe box set of The Jedi Path and Book of Sith with an October 2014 release.
  • There’s also a listing on edelweiss now for a Star Wars Rebels: Visual Guide with a July 21, 2014 release date. It’s a hardback by DK Publishing, 144 pages.

Travel the galaxy far, far away and experience Star Wars Rebels firsthand with the companion to the new Star Wars animated series, Star Wars Rebels. Featuring key scenes and iconic moments, you’ll learn the ins and outs of the rebel legion. With tons of interesting facts and information about your favorite characters, weapons, vehicles, and locations from the new TV show, Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide is the ultimate guide for the ultimate fan!

Around the Web

January 24, 2014 at 12:05 am | Posted in Books, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Fantasy, Interview, News, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Books News

  • Author Kevin J. Anderson has wrapped up another Dan Shamble Zombie P.I. novel as well as a new short story which includes some Star Wars nods…

And, it’s off—final copy-edted ms. of Dan Shamble, Zombie PI SLIMY UNDERBELLY, and so is the Shamble story “Role Model” about murder at a cosplay convention for FICTION RIVER –Kevin J. Anderson

“This time a murder’s getting in the way—Star Wars fan dressed up in a stormtrooper outfit found dead with a stake through his heart. Turns out he was a vampire. We’ve got a Klingon as our main witness.” Yes, I love writing new Dan Shamble, Zombie PI stories! –Kevin J. Anderson

Dan Shamble’s new case, ROLE MODEL: “A Mandalorian “Boba Fett” bounty hunter sneered at a colorful figure of Kenny from South Park, saying, “He’s no good to me dead.” –Kevin J. Anderson

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Around the Web

January 3, 2014 at 11:17 am | Posted in Around the Web, Regular Feature, Star Wars | 2 Comments
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Event and Convention News

Book Review: ‘Mass Effect: Retribution’ by Drew Karpyshyn

December 31, 2013 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi | Leave a comment
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Drew Karpyshyn’s Mass Effect trilogy comes to an end in Retribution. Anderson, Sanders and Grayson all face off against the Illusive Man in a desperate gamble of survival. Set prior to the events of Mass Effect 3, this novel wraps up the character arcs with a satisfying conclusion while preparing gamers for the next chapter of the franchise. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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