Meanwhile, CBR has John Jackson Miller, John Ostrander, Jan Duursema and Randy Stradley to talk about Vector now that it’s done – and/or the first trade is imminent, depending on your point of view. But the piece does contain spoilers.
- Interviews: John Ostrander talks up Vector and Legacy at Comic Book Resources, while The Clone Wars’ Karen Miller headlines SWbooks.
- Upcoming: Dan Wallace has a blog entry on The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia. It’ll be out in a little over a week (Dec. 9) but at least one of the Amazons is already shipping it…
- Toys: Up close and personal with some of the new comic packs: Wedge Antilles, Borsk Fey’lya, Luke Skywalker, Deena Shan, Ki-Adi-Mundi and Sharad Hett.
- Media: Civilian Alice Bradley’s account of life with two hard-core Star Wars fans.
- Fanzines: FF Portugal has released the first full issue of their zine, Undercity #1.
- 501st: Vader’s finest inducted comic writer John Ostrander as an honorary member at ICON earlier this month.
- Video: Cartoonist Adam Koford draws Yoda on Sketchcast. (via)
- Charity: The Washington DC Metro Area Star Wars Collecting Club is selling a Boba Fett pin to raise funds for young burn survivors.
- Art: Katie Cook drew a Luke and Mara sketch card. Also check out her stormtrooper baby shower.
- Comics: Legacy scribe John Ostrander is O in Comics Should Be Good’s Alphabet of Cool.
- Previews: Legacy #22, Dark Times #10, Rebellion #13.
- E-books: The folks over at NJOE spotted a listing on Random House for the first eight Legacy of the Force books due out April 29th. At only $40, it’ll save you more than $20 than if you were buying them all in paperback, so if you haven’t started LOTF yet, this is a great deal. (Sacrifice sees PB release the same day.) The last book, Invincible, comes out May 13th. (via)
Newsarama has been catching up with the Dark Horse folks to talk about the upcoming crossover Vector. First up, editor Randy Stradley (and a peek at another cover) and then creators John Jackson Miller, John Ostrander and Jan Duursema. Interesting factoid: They’ve been laying the groundwork for the crossover for a while now. Intrigue!
The HP week in review
- Naomi Watts, Joseph Fiennes, and Stuart Townsend are not going to be in Half-Blood Prince, their agents say. But I read it it on the internet!
- John Ostrander on HP alternatives.
- Amy H. Sturgis recs political analysis of Potter.
- Slate’s Book Club dissects Deathly Hallows
- Would you send your kids to Hogwarts?
- Fans translate Hallows into Spanish.
- “Yes, Virginia, there is a Potterdammerung.” But nothing beats the Russian Snape fans who burn a copy of DH. Dude. We’re crazy, but not that crazy.
- A mind-cleansing LOLcat.
So far tonight…
- AP interviews Rowling
- Authorities could find leakee by tracing camera
- Crossover! John Ostrander speculates on Hallows.
- The story so far…
- It’s hard saying goodbye to Harry. Buck up kids! Write fanfic!
- What lurks beyond HP for the the literary world?
- You might be a Potter addict if…
- Now I’ve seen everything: Harry Potter grief counseling. (via Boing Boing)
Irvin Kershner is coming to Celebration! Along with Howard Kazanjian, Norman Reynolds, and Robert Watts.
More CIV updates
It’s an infrequent yet irritating occurrence: Fan shows up on Star Wars novel forum saying they want to write a novel. Old fans sigh, roll our eyes, and tell him or her it’s not easy. Established authors. They call you. Write your own stuff, or fanfic, if you’re so set on Star Wars, etc, etc. One lucky fan on TFN gets replies from comic pros John Ostrander and Randy Stradley. Turns into a pretty interesting conversation.
Years and years ago, Corellian trilogy author Roger MacBride Allen wrote an article on this very subject. It’s still worth reading.