Interview with Marc Sumerak (Droidography)

Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould) for an in-depth conversation on Droid with the author of the Droidography, Marc Sumerak (@msumerak).

On Marc:

Sumerak continues to write comics, informational guides, promotional material, video games, and more for some of pop culture’s most recognizable franchises — including STAR WARS, HARRY POTTER, FIREFLY and more! He also provides script critiques and serves as a mentor for Comics Experience

On Droidography:

Droidography is the ultimate in-universe guide to these lovable characters with insider info on their function and role in the Star Wars universe.

Covering every known model of droid, including free-rolling astromechs, protocol units, KX-series security models, and even bounty hunter droids, the book is filled with fascinating facts and insights that show just how crucial droids are to every faction in the galaxy, from the Rebellion to the First Order.

With thrilling original illustrations and amazing special features including lift-the-flaps, textures, and more, Star Wars: Droidography is guaranteed to thrill the saga’s legions of young fans.

Marc’s:

Webpage: http://sumerak.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sumerakfanpage/

Twitter: @WTForceshow

Website: Whattheforce.ca

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Interview with Amy Ratcliffe – Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy

Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould), and Amy Ratcliffe (@Amy_geek) the author of Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy (Published by Chronicle Books). We discuss the book, the art, and the importance of this book for the fandom.

About Amy:

Amy Ratcliffe is the managing editor of Nerdist and a contributor to StarWars.com, and has written
for outlets such as Star Wars Insider and IGN. She’s a host at Star Wars Celebration and cohosts the
Lattes with Leia podcast. When she’s not visiting a galaxy far, far away, she lives in Los Angeles.

About the Book:

The women of the Star Wars galaxy drive its stories and saga forward at every level. This beautifully illustrated, fully authorized book profiles 75 fascinating female characters from across films, fiction, comics, animation, and games. Featuring Leia Organa, Rey, Ahsoka Tano, Iden Versio, Jyn Erso, Rose Tico, Maz Kanata, and many more, each character is explored through key story beats, fresh insights, and behind-the-scenes details by author Amy Ratcliffe. Also showcasing more than 100 all-new illustrations by a dynamic range of female and non-binary artists― with some characters illustrated for the first time.

Twitter: @WTForceshow

Website: Whattheforce.ca

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Interview with Jason Fry Author of Star Wars: The Last Jedi Novelization

Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould), and Jason Fry (@jasoncfry) the author of Star Wars: The Last Jedi as we discuss the book, the fandom and his experience writing for Star wars. Jason has written 30+ books for Star Wars.

In his own words:

I’ve been a Star Wars fan since I was eight and saw Princess Leia’s ship arrow overhead, followed by a seemingly endless wall of Imperial Star Destroyer. In recent years I’ve been lucky enough to get to write Star Wars material for Lucasfilm and its licensees, and see my son fall in love with the saga just as I did.

Jason’s Links:

Jason Fry’s Dorkery

Twitter: @WTForceshow

Website: Whattheforce.ca

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Interview: Ken Liu Author of The Legends of Luke Skywalker

Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould), and Ken Liu (@Kyliu99) the author of the Legends of Luke Skywalker as we discuss the book, the fandom and collective storytelling.

Ken Liu Website

Ken’s Publications:

The Grace of Kings (2015) and The Wall of Storms (2016) — a silkpunk epic fantasy series

The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories (2016) — my debut collection

The Three-Body Problem and Deaths End (2016) — English translations of vols 1 & 3 of Liu Cixin’s hard SF trilogy

Invisible Planets (2016) — an anthology of contemporary Chinese SF in translation

The Legends of Luke Skywalker (2017) — part of the Star Wars: Journey to The Last Jedi project

Twitter: @WTForceshow

Website: Whattheforce.ca

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Discussion: Last Shot: A Han and Lando Novel **Spoilers**

Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould) and her guest Ty Black (@black_Tym and Wit & Folly on YouTube) to discuss (Star Wars) Last Shot: A Han and Lando Novel, written by Daniel Jose Older (@djolder) published by Del Rey. We discuss the themes, characters, and narrative. **Spoiler Warning**

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Discussion: Star Wars The Last Jedi Novelization Part 2 (Characters, non-romantic pairings and ships)

Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould) and her guest Ty Black (@black_Tym and Wit & Folly on YouTube) to discuss the second part of our Star Wars The Last Jedi Novelization written by Jason Fry, published by Delrey. We discuss characters, non-romantic pairings and ships as presented in the book.

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Website: Whattheforce.ca

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Discussion: Star Wars The Last Jedi Novelization Part 1

Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould) and her guest Ty Black (@black_Tym and Wit & Folly on YouTube) to discuss the Star Wars The Last Jedi Novelization written by Jason Fry, published by Delrey.

We discuss Themes, what this book says about the force and the Saga in general including an understanding of the Hero’s journey. We also talk about Wayward Jedi if you are interested in finding out more about his discussions. We recommend his videos on the Hero’s Journey and Star Wars as well as his videos on Rey/Kylo.

Join us for Part 2 next week – all about the Characters, non-romantic pairings and Ships.

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Website: Whattheforce.ca

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