Daze of Hate, Knights of Suffering – SWBTF #105

Jedi Cabals, Mandalorians, Giant Space Slugs, and the galaxy on the edge of all out war! All on the next Star Wars Beyond the Films. YOUR Star Wars discussion podcast! YOUR ticket to the EU!

This week true believers, Beyonders, Fanboys, Fangirls, respected aliens around the galaxy, The Defender of the EU; Mark Hurliman, and your EU Guru; Nathan P. Butler, sit down to continue discussing Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic: Daze of Hate, Knights of Suffering by Dark Horse Comics own John Jackson Miller. Strap in and tighten your crash webbing Fandom, Star Wars Beyond the Films is setting off on another rapid-fire trip into the galaxy far, far away!Daze of Hate, Knights of Suffering Continue reading

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The 14 Reasons I am Excited to be a Star Wars Fangirl in 2014

Instead of doing a retrospective piece looking back at 2013 and all the fun things that happened, I decided I would write a piece about the things that I am excited for in 2014. While we do not know a lot of things that will happen in the world of Star Wars in 2014 I can speculate. It will be fun to look back on this piece at the end of the year and see if the things I was excited for happening actually happened.

1. Star Wars Cardigans, Skirts and Scarves?

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I am very excited for the new items that will come from Her Universe this year. After speaking to Ashley and hearing what she has in the pipeline that is not Star Wars related I can’t help but be excited for the new Star Wars gear. I really can not wait for the A line skirts and the Cardigans but my biggest anticipation has me crossing my fingers that there will be a scarf.

2. Star Wars Rebels

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Cartoons and I get along so well. Losing the Clone Wars was a big blow to take last year. I am so glad that there will be a new Star Wars show for me to watch. The timeframe for this show really excites me because I am anxious to see the development of the rebellion.

3. Star Wars Rebels Toys

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The best part of any new TV Show or Film is the merchandise. I love toys and I can not wait to see what things come out for Rebels. We have already gotten word about one of the action figures that will be out as well as possible rumors of LEGO Star Wars Rebel Sets for this year. We won’t know much until announcements are made and of course Toy Fair is in a month or so. I can’t wait for the new things I get to collect, but I am sure my wallet can….

4. Star Wars Episode 7 Casting Announcements

I would suspect that we will get some news on Star Wars episode 7 and if I had to guess we will at least get some casting information. Along with casting information comes my next most exciting thing

5. Star Wars Episode 7 Characters

Hopefully we will learn the identities of the characters that will be in the next Star Wars Film. I doubt we will get a lot of detailed information but at least we will know their names. Once we get the names we may be able to tell where in the EU the story is coming from or…where it is not. This could really cause an uproar amongst Star Wars EU fans.

6. Star Wars Books…or possible lack thereof

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I am NOT excited that there is not much in the lineup to be released on the book front for 2014. However, there are some that I am excited for. I am very much anticipating Joe Schrieber’s Darth Maul: Lockdown and I am also eagerly awaiting the Star Wars Storyboards: Original Trilogy book by JW Rinzler. I am also hoping that we will get some book announcements this year.

7. Star Wars Disney Infinity Characters

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This particular thing is not even something that has been announced. This is just something that I am really hoping for this year. From what we have heard that will be released for the game much of it has already been released. There are going to be plenty of figures and power discs still to come this year and I am very hopeful that there will be Star Wars characters in the lineup.

8. Star Wars Weekends

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We already have the dates for Star Wars Weekends 2014. If you have not heard they will be each weekend Friday- Sunday beginning May 16th and ending June 8th. I have a feeling that they will be different this year. The past several years they have been themed to the Clone Wars which has been really fun. Now that the Clone Wars has ended there is a new show on the horizon and I see Disney using the weekends as an opportunity to launch Star Wars Rebels. There are all kinds of opportunities for exclusive merchandise, previews, and reveals at Star Wars Weekends. As far as the hosts or the guests are concerned I have no idea what they will do.

9. Convention Season 2014

I have vowed that this year I would be attending as many conventions as I can. That was part of the reason that I did not get a real job when we moved. I wanted to be able to focus more on blogging, podcasting and doing anything that I can to further myself in that area. To me this means going to conventions, so come on convention season I am ready for you!

10. LEGOs

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I know I talked about toys already but I love LEGOs the most and I can’t wait for all the new sets for this year. Plus there are the ones that I have not gotten over the past few years that will be all new to me this year when I buy them. So hooray for new Star Wars LEGOs (even though I don’t have them yet).

11. Star Wars Theme Park?

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This is a long shot but one I am really hoping for. I really want to hear some theme park news in regards to Star Wars. I know we got news that Disney was going to put it on the back burner for now but there is a piece of me that just does not believe it. We have to get some news this year as to what they are thinking and hopefully an announcement for a possible plan.

12. The Lost Missions i.e. Clone Wars bonus content

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This is a Fan made trailer for the Lost Missions bonus content. This video was originally seen on Jedi News UK.

There is still so much to be seen from the Clone Wars and I can not wait for these lost missions to air. I don’t really care how they come out whether it is digital or on Disney XD just release them already!

13. Fangirls Going Rogue and Star Wars Bookworms

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I love the podcasts that I do and I can not wait to bring you guys more. Fangirls Going Rogue has just started but we are having so much fun. I really can’t wait for what we come up with in future episodes. Aaron and I have been having fun with bookworms but the end of the year proved difficult as we both got really busy. I can’t wait to get back to a regular schedule for all of you as well as providing some awesome interviews.

14. Star Wars Blogging

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My final thing that I am excited for is being a Star Wars blogger again this year. I have a lot of work to do and I need to get more consistent. It is actually one of my goals for this year, to bring lots of new content from me on a daily basis at Fangirl Next Door and weekly basis on the Star Wars Report and Jedi News UK. I love my blogging community and I can not wait for all the fun things I get to write about. That might be the best part about being a fan, getting to hear all the news and then write about it.

Some of these exciting things are not groundbreaking but they are all very special in their own special ways. Now is a great time to be a Star Wars fan and I am sure 2014 will have some fun things in store. Why are you excited to be a fan in 2014?

Teresa Delgado

2013 Year in Review: The Um… Other Stuff – SWBTF #104

Star Wars The Clone Wars, Angry Birds, The Old Republic MMO, RPGs, and more, all on the next Star Wars Beyond the Films. YOUR Star Wars discussion podcast! YOUR ticket to the EU!

This week true believers, Beyonders, Fanboys, Fangirls, respected aliens around the galaxy, The Defender of the EU; Mark Hurliman, and your EU Guru; Nathan P. Butler, sit down to discuss the rest of the Star Wars releases that came out in the year 2013. Strap in and tighten your crash webbing Fandom, Star Wars Beyond the Films is setting off on another rapid-fire trip into the galaxy far, far away!

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2013 Year in Review: Comics – SWBTF #103

Comics, digests, trade paperbacks, omnibuses, and more, all on the next Star Wars Beyond the Films. YOUR Star Wars discussion podcast! YOUR ticket to the EU!

This week true believers, Beyonders, Fanboys, Fangirls, respected aliens around the galaxy, The Defender of the EU; Mark Hurliman, and your EU Guru; Nathan P. Butler, sit down to discuss all of the Comics that came out in the year 2013. Strap in and tighten your crash webbing Fandom, Star Wars Beyond the Films is setting off on another rapid-fire trip into the galaxy far, far away!

What all did the Expanded Universe provide this year? Your hosts run the gauntlet of releases that came out in 2013.

Comics that began earlier but ended this year:
Purge: The Tyrant’s Fist
Agent of the Empire: Hard Targets
Dawn of the Jedi: The Prisoner of Bogan
Began and ended in 2013:
Dark Times (Fire Carrier, A Spark Remains)
Star Wars Vol. 2 (In the Shadow of Yavin, From the Ruins of Alderaan)
Legacy Vol. 2 (Prisoner of the Floating World, Outcasts of the Broken Ring)
Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin
Began this year and continues into 2014:
Dawn of the Jedi: Force War
The Star Wars
Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows
Digests:
The Clone Wars: Defenders of the Lost Temple
The Clone Wars: The Smuggler’s Code
Ewoks: Shadows of Endor
TPBs:
Blood Ties: Boba Fett is Dead
Omnibus: Infinities
Omnibus: Wild Space Vol. 1 and 2
Legacy, Book 1 (0 1/2 , 1 – 19)
Agent of the Empire: Hard Targets
Dawn of the Jedi: Prisoner of Bogan
Omnibus: KOTOR Vol. 1 and 2
Star Wars Vol. 2: In the Shadow of Yavin

So how did your hosts measure the 2013 year in review? And what new prizes do they have in store for you this week? That’s right! Their MONTH LONG GIVE-A-WAY contest is full swing folks! To learn more you’ll have to listen to the whole episode!

Once again, your dynamic duo cover entirely too much Expanded Universe Comic action in their ONE hour, but don’t worry, give it a go; you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you might even get a little education on the EU while you’re at it. But no matter how you slice it and dice it, you’ll be having another adventure Beyond the Films. So sit back, hang on, enjoy the show, and may the Force be with you!

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