Tosche Station at Dragon Con

Dragon Con logoIt’s nearly the most wonderful time of the year–Dragon Con, that is! Once again members of the Tosche Station staff will be in attendance at the largest gathering of geeks in the Southeastern United States. For those not in the know (or who didn’t listen to our Dragon Con preview podcast last week), Dragon Con is held Labor Day weekend in Atlanta, Georgia, and features fan tracks from Alternate History to Young Adult Literature.

The Star Wars track, run by Brandy Roatsey and an intrepid team of volunteers, has its home base in room A706 in the Mariott. Stop by to marvel at their always entertaining room decorations and stay for panels featuring Star Wars authors. This year the track is hosting a new event–the Suits, Sinatra, and Star Wars cocktail mixer–on Friday night, which is sure to be a dapper fun time.

new dawnBrian, Nanci, and Bria will be on several panels. Stop by and say hello, and also for a chance to win one of 25 signed copies of the ARC of A New Dawn by John Jackson Miller!


  • 1 pm: A Farewell to Clone Wars, and Hello Rebels – Bria (Mariott  A706)
  • 4 pm: All the Single Ladies – Brian, Nanci, and Bria (Mariott A706)
  • 7 pm: An Introduction to Costuming – Bria (Mariott A706)


  • 4 pm: Episode VII – Brian and Nanci (Mariott A601-602)
  • 7 pm: Advanced Costuming – Bria (Mariott A706)


  • 11:30 am: A New Hope: Who Was Luke Skywalker – Nanci (Mariott A706)

Don’t forget the Appreciating Aaron Allston and A.C. Crispin panel, which will be held Sunday at 5:30 pm in the Hyatt International North ballroom.

We hope to see you there!


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Nanci and Brian take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Nanci was challenged by her friend Amanda, and Nanci in turn went and challenged Ashley Eckstein of Her Universe and staff writer Brian, which leads to…

…Brian extending the challenge to the Star Wars at Dragon Con team and the Star Wars Books at Del Rey team. You’ve got 24 hours!

Go to to learn more and help fight Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

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Tosche Station Radio #91: Con of Dragons


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Bria joins us this week to preview Tosche Station’s presence at Dragon Con 2014.

Kicking off the show, the hosts highlight What’s New on the Blog. Bria reviewed Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir #4 and The Serpent’s Head by Bryan Young. We started a new column called So You Want to Go to Disney World, and covered Space Mountain and Mission: Space.

In Fixer’s Flash, the hosts are still watching Friends. Brian’s been reading A New Dawn and Nanci’s reading through The Serpent’s Head. Bria’s been busy getting costumes ready for Dragon Con (more later) and getting ALL the reviews written.

Deak’s Dirt starts with two new Rebels shorts: The Machine in the Ghost and Art Attack. Rebels will premiere October 3 on Disney Channel with a one-hour movie called Spark of Rebellion. The regular series starts October 13 on Disney XD. In lit news, a new blurb was released for the upcoming Ventress/Voss book.

This week in Biggs’ Bull$#!*, Nanci takes issues with one of the most persistent and annoying rumors out there: Luke Skywalker’s been held captive for 30 years?

Camie’s Concerns dives into Dragon Con, where you can find us, and the panels and events you should catch.

Wrapping up the show, the hosts field questions in Ask Us Anything.

Tosche Station Radio is the official podcast of and a part of Majestic Giraffe Productions. If you like what you hear, please leave a review on the iTunes Music Store. We can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

Nanci and Brian are the co-founders and writers of You can find Nanci on Twitter with the handle @Nancipants and you can find Brian with @LaneWinree.

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Review: Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir #4

The unused Clone Wars storyline comes to an end today ad Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir #4 by Jeremy Barlow and Juan Frigeri hits comic book stores today.  But will Darth Maul and Mother Talzin’s plan for revenge against Darth Sidious succeed?

This review contains some spoilers for the issue.

Darth Maul returns to Dathomir with Count Dooku, intent on using the Sith’s very life force to give Mother Talzin a physical body once more.  But Darth Sidious is hardly going to let his former apprentice destroy his carefully laid plans.  That can only mean another facedown between Master and former Apprentice!

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Rebels to Premiere in the US on October 3

HeraHooray! The Official Site has finally announced the premiere date of Star Wars Rebels. The one-hour movie, Spark of Rebellion, will air on October 3 at 9:00 p.m. on the Disney Channel. The regular series episodes will air Monday at 9:00 p.m. on Disney XD, beginning October 13.

Fans will also be able to purchase Spark of Rebellion via iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play, and Disney XD VOD on October 4, with the DVD available on October 14.

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Review: The Serpent’s Head

What happens when a lone hired gun ends up responsible for a trio of children who have lost everything and want revenge?  The Serpent’s Head by Bryan Young is a science-fiction western that asks not only that but so much more in a enjoyable and fun novel that will keep readers turning the page.

The gunslinger known as Twelve comes to the planet of Glycon-Prime looking for work but instead of finding any he stumbles upon Nine Mine City.  It’s your typical frontier town except for one thing: the entire city has been massacred leaving three children as the only survivors.  Twelve soon finds himself caught up in the children’s quest not only for revenge but to rescue Miri, the only other survivor, from the mutant Glicks.

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Rebels Clip: Art Attack

The second of four Star Wars Rebels shorts has arrived!  In the second of four clips that originally premiered at Star Wars Weekends, Sabine Wren sneaks onto an Imperial base to decorate.  Explosively.

Somewhere, Grand Admiral Thrawn is sitting back and stroking his chin and saying, “But it was so artistically done.”

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