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spring 2019 arizona author events

Spring author events in Arizona

Spring brings a new crop of 2019 author events to Arizona.

Jeff Goldblum

Jeff Goldblum to make Phoenix Fan Fusion appearance

From starring in movies to starring in memes, there is truly nothing Jeff Goldblum can’t do – including appearing at Phoenix Fan Fusion.

DC Primal Age Batman Funko

Points of Articulation: My Life With Toys

I realized: this was like the old days. I was on the hunt. The feelings from all those years of toy hunting came rushing back to me. Now, I couldn’t rest until I had that Batman figure …

Movies

Dune cover artwork

New adaptation of Dune has started filming for Nov. 20, 2020, release; Hans Zimmer scoring

Dune is filming.

Yoda animated Star Wars Galaxy of Adventure

Meet Yoda, the impish Jedi master, all over again in Star Wars animated remix

Luke’s first unknowing meeting with Jedi Master Yoda on Dagobah gets new perspective in animated form.

A Guardians fan reacts: justice for James Gunn

A Marvel Cinematic Universe fan reacts with relief to the return of James Gunn as writer-director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

Gaming

Konami marking 50th anniversary with arcade, Castlevania, Contra collections

Classic games are coming to new platforms as Konami gears up to celebrate its 50th year in business.

Hollow Knight

Hollow victory: One of Nintendo Switch’s best indie games is getting a physical release

Indie gaming masterpiece Hollow Knight is finally getting a physical edition.

Kid Icarus

Play NES adventures Kid Icarus, StarTropics on Nintendo Switch Online

Two classic 8-bit adventure games are the latest Nintendo Entertainment System games to make their way to the Switch Online service’s offerings.

Television

DuckTales moon

SCOOP: Following Della Duck’s debut, DuckTales’ 2nd season resumes in May

We have the scoop on when the next batch of new DuckTales episodes in 2019 will air.

Farscape

Farscape comes to Amazon Prime Video on 20th anniversary; finale miniseries remastered

Farscape is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month, if you can believe that dren!

Mission to the Unknown

Remade Doctor Who lost episode ‘Mission to the Unknown’ delivered to BBC by university

“Mission to the Unknown,” a re-creation of a lost classic Doctor Who episode, is now in the BBC’s hands – as is any possible public release.

Tunes & 'toons

DuckTales Della Duck on the moon singing lullabye

Lunar lullaby: DuckTales video game’s ‘moon theme’ becomes something greater

We trace the evolution of the Ducktales “moon theme,” from video game soundtrack to emotional TV lullaby.

Castlevania: Harmony of Despair

Castlevania: Harmony of Despair now backward compatible on Xbox One

Nearly a decade after its original release on Xbox 360, Castlevania: Harmony of Despair is now available via backward compatibility with the Xbox One.

Some Guys LP

New Jonathan Coulton album arriving this year

On the heels of a successful Kickstarter campaign, Internet musician extraordinaire Jonathan Coulton is back with a new album for 2019: Some Guys.

Dungeons & Dragons

Dungeons & Dragons: Endless Quest

D&D Endless Quest books return with choice chunks of fantasy adventure

Dungeons & Dragons’ Endless Quest series of adventure books have returned to inspire new generations of fantasy roleplayers.

Descend into Undermountain in Neverwinter’s largest expansion yet

Enter a battle of wits and force in Halaster Blackcloak’s sprawling dungeon; enjoy level cap increase, class overhauls and more this spring.

Sail the Seas in Dungeons & Dragons with Ghosts of Saltmarsh Adventure Releasing Everywhere May 21

Dungeons & Dragons setting sail with Ghosts of Saltmarsh

D&D is weighing anchor for adventure with Ghosts of Saltmarsh.

Highlights

Dungeons & Dragons: Endless Quest

D&D Endless Quest books return with choice chunks of fantasy adventure

Dungeons & Dragons’ Endless Quest series of adventure books have returned to inspire new generations of fantasy roleplayers.

Voyage Trekkers TV episode

Voyage Trekkers’ Remarkable crew of misfits returns for a half-hour of dark sci-fi comedy

The Voyage Trekkers TV episode gives the indie web series’ sci-fi sarcasm a more epic format.

Doctor Who Vislor Turlough

Early 1980s episodes show Doctor Who world-building at its biggest

Doctor Who world-building really hit overdrive in the run-up to the sci-fi series’ 20th anniversary.

The Time Lord’s wives: Sex, love and marriage in Doctor Who

Sex, love and marriage in Doctor Who? As audiences have matured, so have the venerable sci-fi series’ themes.

Star Wars canon books

Here is your Disney-approved Star Wars books canon

It can be hard to keep track of which Star Wars books are “canon” now and which ones aren’t.

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