So I am like the worst mod ever, guys. At least, when it comes to posting here. I saw calico_reaction
's post here this morning and was like... Huh. Yeah. I run that comm, don't I? I'm afraid I haven't been so great at keeping you guys up.
I'm sure you've all heard about Disney buying Lucasfilm and making Episode VII by now - I don't know how one couldn't, if they've been on the internet for the past month at all. Here's everything we officially know
- it's not much - but there are a ton of rumors
which mostly, at this point, involve possible directors.
There has been nothing official said on how or if the Expanded Universe will figure into the movies, but if you've been paying attention to what's been going on with The Clone Wars
it's not hard to guess. I've addressed the issue in a pair of posts on CJ: Unlearn what you have learned: Will the Expanded Universe survive new Star Wars movies? Should it?
and Reflections on Episode VII, blogging and the future of the Expanded Universe
As for the books... We've got Timothy Zahn's Scoundrels
coming up on January 1st, with an ebook short story
due out next week.
Our first big announcement this summer was Troy Denning's Crucible
at SDCC. It's a standalone hardcover featuring just the Big 3 and it's due out in July.
The Jaina-centric Sword of the Jedi trilogy
by Christie Golden was announced at Celebration VI in August, along with a set of original trilogy-era character-centric books called Rebels
. They'll be written by Martha Wells (Leia,) Kevin Hearns (Luke,) and, as we heard later at NYCC
, James S.A. Corey (Han.) No release dates on these yet.
Also announced at NYCC
by John Jackson Miller, which is set somewhere between Revenge of the Sith
and A New Hope
. It's due out in the fall.
I think that's all the major stuff... I am still posting regularly at cj_rss
and have started a Tumblr
So, question: Should I revive weekly posts on what's up? There hasn't been a whole lot of EU news lately, thanks to Hurricane Sandy, Disney/EpVII and the holidays. Or should I only stick to the major stuff like new book announcements, anything official regarding the EU and EpVII, novel release dates and the like? Is there any interest, or has everyone abandoned LJ for greener pastures?