Daily Archives: April 16, 2012

There is No Try – SWR #41

Welcome back to the Star Wars Report podcast!

On this episode, your hosts Mark, Riley and Bethany are joined by special guest host Jason of the Wampa’s Lair Podcast! We talk about many things Star Wars, and talk to Jason about how he got into Star Wars, and what his favorite Star Wars moments are, among other things.

Star Wars Identities has an official website!

We gave several Star Wars Celebration Six updates,  and talked about Lucasfilm’s decision to abandon the facility building plans they had for Marin County, CA.

A new Darth Maul comic has been announced.

DK publishing donates $95,000 in children’s books on behalf of the 501st and the Rebel Legion!

We also discuss Star Wars Kinect a bit more.

Why is The Clone Wars writer Brent Friedman skulking around LF?

What is coming in the future of Star Wars, now that TCW is getting older, and the Fate of the Jedi series is at an end, what stories will be told? What will happen to the Jedi?

We talked about Del Ray’s April fools joke, and laughed about it.

We hope you enjoy this episode, and remember, many Bothans died to bring you this podcast!

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Dallas Comic Con Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Largest Show Yet!

Dallas Comic Con celebrates 10th anniversary with largest show yet!

Actors Patrick Stewart, Val Kilmer and TV’s original Dynamic Duo – Adam West and Burt Ward – join a long list of comic artists and media guests for the largest Dallas Comic Con yet on May 19 and 20. Presented by legendary comic book writer Stan Lee, the show will celebrate its 10th anniversary at the 300,000-square-foot Irving Convention Center in Irving, Texas.

“This is definitely our biggest show thus far,” said producer Ben Stevens. “Not only do we have a huge line-up of artists, actors and other guests, but we’re using every square foot of the facility so we can bring in some new and exciting surprises for our fans. There will be more things for them to do and see at this show.”

Mr. Lee, a guest at last year’s Dallas Comic Con, signed up for this year’s show immediately afterward. In addition to being the former president of Marvel Comics, he’s well known in the industry as a writer, editor, actor, producer and publisher.

Comic artists appearing at the show include Neal Adams, co-founder of Continuity Comics and legendary artist of Batman, Conan the Barbarian, Green Arrow, Superman and X-Men; Superman artist George Perez, also known for Wonder Woman; Len Wein, co-creator of Wolverine and Swamp Thing; and Marvel artist Arthur Suydam, award-winning creator of the smash hit Marvel Zombies series.

Mr. Lee charges a fee for autographs, and many of the artists draw small sketches for a fee. However, most artists will sign autographs at no charge

Actor Kevin Conroy, the voice of “Batman/Bruce Wayne” in both animated film and video games, also will be signing at no charge throughout the weekend.

Patrick Stewart and Val Kilmer top the media guest list that will appeal to fans of Star Trek, Star Wars, Batman and even the recent hit movie, The Hunger Games.

Mr. Stewart is best known to sci-fi fans as Star Trek’s “Capt. Jean-Luc Picard” and “Professor Charles Xavier” in the X-Men movies and video games. Mr. Kilmer took on the iconic lead role in 1995’s Batman Forever, played “Doc Holliday” in Tombstone, and nailed the role of “Jim Morrison” in Oliver Stone’s The Doors.

Other media guests include actors Adam West and Burt Ward, aka “Batman” and “Robin” in the 1960s Batman TV series; actress Kristanna Loken from Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines; John de Lancie, who starred in both Star Trek: The Next Generation and Stargate SG-1; and Dallas native Tim Taylor, who plays “The Gamekeeper” in the recent smash hit The Hunger Games.

Star Wars fans will welcome back perennial favorites Dave Prowse, who played the villainous “Darth Vader” in the original trilogy; Jeremy Bulloch, portrayer of favorite bounty hunter “Boba Fett;” and Englishman-turned-Texan Peter Mayhew, best known as the gruff but lovable sidekick “Chewbacca.”

During the two-day event, the actors will be available to sign autographs, talk with fans and answer questions during special panel discussions, which are free to attend as space allows. Guests charge a fee for autographs.

In addition to meeting the actors and artists, fans may peruse more than 200 exhibitor booths featuring comic books, movie memorabilia, old and new toys, clothing and other merchandise. For an additional fee, fans also may have their photo taken with select actors by a professional photographer.

Admission to Dallas Comic Con is $20 Saturday and $15 Sunday when pre-purchased online, and an additional $5 if purchased at the box office. Online sales end April 20. VIP and Priority passes for this show are sold out.

Show hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 20. The Irving Convention Center, 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd., is at the intersection of SH114 and Northwest Highway in Irving, Texas.

For more information or to pre-purchase tickets, please visit the website at http://dallascomiccon.com.

Nathan’s Interview with WARS Radio 2

Greetings and welcome!

On Dec. 31, 2011, Nathan Butler was interviewed by James Robert Crews Wylder for the podcast WARS Radio 2. The discussion involved Nathan’s previous writing experiences with Star Wars Tales, WARS, and original works like Greater Good that was just professinally released this month. As a curiosity for those interested in Nathan’s other works, we re-release “WARS Radio 2 #3” here through the Star Wars Beyond the Films podcast feed. We hope you enjoy the interview. More information can be found at http://nathanpbutler.com/.

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