Kay Joins Star Wars Bookworms

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On Journey to Star Wars Celebration, episode #38 of Star Wars Bookworms, I join Aaron Goins to fill in for Teresa as co-host. It was my first time on the show and we had a lot of fun! Aaron and I have recently been on Fangirl Chat talking Doctor Who as well as the Rebels Season 1 Finale episode of Disney Vault Talk’s Rebel Yell together and it was good to get to talk with him about Star Wars books and comics new and old.

We cover a lot of ground from Legends to recent releases to upcoming stories as well as my first Marvel Star Wars comic – Princess Leia #1. We get a little goofy speculating on the 20-book Journey to the Force Awakens series. And the cherry on top is that ever so briefly we mention Jaina and Jag – twice.

From the show notes:

Star Wars Celebration is almost here and we have so much to talk about. Sadly Teresa wasn’t able to join in for this episode, but we got a great guest host in Kay from Fangirl Blog and the Hyperspace Theories podcast.

We talk about the details of the Bookworms panel that will be on the podcast stage at Star Wars Celebration. We also reveal the artist who did the design for our exclusive panel pins. You are going to want one of these! Aaron gives his brief thoughts on Splinter of the Mind’s Eye and Aaron and Kay talk about the . . . → Read More: Kay Joins Star Wars Bookworms

Aftermath of Losing the Star War Expanded Universe

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by Priya Chhaya

In eighth grade science class my friend Tracy slid me a folded piece of notebook paper. Scrawled across the top were the words “Star Wars Expanded Universe and Ratings” or something like that. On this paper she had painstakingly written out the name of each of the books marking each in turn with a series of stars. One for Children of the Jedi. Five for The Last Command. A blueprint for a newly inducted fan.

Soon I found myself devouring each book as it came along. Wanting to stay current, and let’s be honest, to know everything. In 1995, the internet was in its infancy, and my sphere of conversation on this topic was limited. But, boy, did I read.

I read regularly until the end of the New Jedi Order. Then things took a turn towards darkness. bugs, strange adventures, twisted Solo children. So I moved on, returning occasionally for a book by Timothy Zahn and to read about Mara’s demise firsthand. I felt like I owed it to her to read about her death, to pay my last respects.

Despite all this the internet kept me informed and it was enough. A single toe in a larger pond.

Enter Disney.

Let’s get this out of the way: I am hopeful. Cautiously optimistic. Filled with anticipation. Even thrilled now that we have three films in three years.

Seriously all — ROGUE ONE. Even if it isn’t linked to Michael Stackpole/Aaron Allston, the idea alone… Whew.

Then . . . → Read More: Aftermath of Losing the Star War Expanded Universe

The Phantom Menace LEGO Miniland in Atlanta

This weekend, March 21-22, is the grand opening of a new LEGO Star Wars Miniland Model Display at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta based on Episode I: The Phantom Menace. The exhibit includes lots of models and minifigures from the movie, as well as sound effects. For the grand opening weekend, LEGOLAND is offering special events including Build Like a Jedi for children, a large-scale Group Build, and meet-and-greets with the 501st Legion. For more details, check out the official announcement.

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Fanon, Canon and the Blurring Lines Between Them

The Force Awakens fan art by professional artist Phil Noto

Fan fiction is being covered widely across media. Tricia Barr discusses why it is a topic that has become unavoidable to franchises. . . . → Read More: Fanon, Canon and the Blurring Lines Between Them

Celebration Anaheim: 30 Days and Counting!

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Celebration Anaheim, taking place April 16-19, begins one month from today. . . . → Read More: Celebration Anaheim: 30 Days and Counting!

Linda Interviews Dan Wallace about Sabine’s Sketchbook

Linda interviews Dan Wallace, author of Sabine: My Rebel Sketchbook. . . . → Read More: Linda Interviews Dan Wallace about Sabine’s Sketchbook

Disney Announces Title of First Star Wars Standalone Movie

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Disney’s Bob Iger announces title and actress in first Star Wars standalone movie. . . . → Read More: Disney Announces Title of First Star Wars Standalone Movie

Kay Talks Star Wars Rebels Finale on Rebel Yell

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Well, the Star Wars Rebels first season finale definitely lived up to its name “Fire Across the Galaxy.” There was much to discuss about it and the second to last episode – “Rebel Resolve” (or as I call it “Rebels Mockingjay Part 1″). It’s true my Fulcrum speculation didn’t turn out to be correct, but I still have hope we’ll see those two characters pop up somewhere.

Nevertheless, I was happy to join Disney Vault Talk’s Rebel Yell hosts Steve Glosson and Teresa Delgado along with fellow guests Erich Shoeneweiss from Del Rey Books and Aaron Goins from Star Wars Bookworms to put it all on the table. For discussion on Chopper’s WALL-E moments and his dangerous side, where the villains stand, a hat tip to Jaina Solo, our awe of the show’s visuals, the latest developments in #spacemarried and a lot more, give the podcast a listen.

From the show notes:

Teresa and Steve are joined by Erich Shoeneweiss (@Darth_Duff on Twitter), Aaron Goins from Star Wars Bookworms and Bad Wolf Radio and Kay from Fangirl Blog to discuss the final two episodes of the first season of Star Wars Rebels. Rebel Resolve and Fire Across the Galaxy rounded out the first season of what was for Steve a surprisingly great show, for Teresa business as usual, and for our panel? Well..everyone loved the season, but what are our thoughts as we close things out with deaths, returns and appearances, the first season ended with jaw dropping results, and . . . → Read More: Kay Talks Star Wars Rebels Finale on Rebel Yell

Marvel’s Princess Leia #1 Begins Today

Today is the first issue of Marvel’s comic mini-series Princess Leia. . . . → Read More: Marvel’s Princess Leia #1 Begins Today

Kay Reviews Heir to the Jedi

Kay reviews the newest Star Wars novel from Del Rey, Kevin Hearne’s Heir to the Jedi. . . . → Read More: Kay Reviews Heir to the Jedi