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Collect All 21! – Special Bonus Packs

All sold – thanks, readers!

Dec. 7 update: Three of the four copies have been sold! The remaining unused Hasbro cardback is the General Grievous version.

 

I’ve got one four paperback copy copies of Collect All 21! leftover from the Akron Comicon, so I thought I’d package a few extras with them for the holidays. Details below the photo.

Collect All 21 - Memoirs of a Star Wars Geek - John Booth

But wait! There’s more!

So, each paperback copy (signed/personalized/whatever – heck, I’ll put some of my Lego minifig stickers and googly eyes on the title page if you want) will come with:

  • One unused cardback from Hasbro’s current vintage-style line. The fronts are done in the style of the old Kenner packaging – which is very cool – and the backs have a little bit of Kenner figure history on them. These have never had actual action figures attached. (Note: Three of these are Boba Fetts, and one is General Grievous.)
  • TWO vintage Topps cards from the “Giant Full Color Photocards” set. Yes: These are the actual cards from 1980. (Genuine Nostalgia!) No, there is no giant stale gum.
  • A digital version (not pictured – of course) of the extra chapter’s worth of material which was added to the Expanded Edition of Collect All 21! This will be delivered by email and can be sent as a Word document, PDF or in ebook form. It’s only the new interviews and added content – not a digital edition of the entire book.

And I’ll knock 10% off the cover price, so you’ll get the book plus those extras for $13.50 + shipping.

If you’re interested, leave a comment or send me an email at booth (at) fieldsedge.com

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December 2, 2012 Posted by | 1970s, 1980s, Books, eighties, geek, Ohio, science fiction | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Akron Comicon – Saturday, Nov. 10

Collect All 21 Memoirs of a Star Wars Geek by John BoothI’ll be spending Saturday, November 10 at the inaugural Akron Comicon, hanging out at booth A12 shamelessly promoting Collect All 21! Memoirs of a Star Wars Geek and Crossing Decembers.

Adam Besenyodi will be sharing the table and selling Deus ex Comica: The Rebirth of a Comic Book Fan. He may even have some copies of Exo-1 and the Rock Solid Steelbots on hand. (And if he won’t, I’m sure he’ll let me know soon enough.)

There will also be many cool creators and guests, and several neat panels and groups at the convention.

I believe I speak for all both of us at booth A12 when I say it would be excellent for you to come by and nerd out for a few minutes.

November 4, 2012 Posted by | 1980s, Books, Current Affairs, eighties, Fiction, Film, geek, Ohio, science fiction, writing | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Free Star Wars Nostalgia

I’m off to cover Star Wars Celebration VI – keep an eye on GeekDad – , but look: As promised, from now through Sunday, Aug. 26, the expanded Kindle edition of Collect All 21! has a pretty attractive price tag:

August 22, 2012 Posted by | 1970s, 1980s, Books, eighties, Film, geek, Ohio, science fiction, writing | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Just in time for Star Wars Celebration VI: Get Collect All 21! for free!

Along with a few other fans, I’ll be heading to Orlando this week for Star Wars Celebration VI. And since I do enjoy sharing a wee bit of nostalgia for the saga, I’m running an Amazon promotion starting on Wednesday, Aug. 22 – the day before the convention opens – through Sunday, Aug. 26, when everyone packs up their big Corellian ships for the jump home.

Over those five days, the expanded electronic edition of Collect All 21! Memoirs of a Star Wars Geek will be available for Kindle readers and apps for zero dollars. ($0.00).

As in, “Hey – Over here! Free book!

As in, “You mean if I have an Amazon Kindle or even just the reader installed on my phone or tablet or other we-live-in-the-future-and-it-sort-of-rocks device, I can read one of The 10 Greatest Non-Fiction Star Wars Books for NOTHING?”

Collect All 21! Memoirs of a Star Wars Geek - Expanded Edition

Yes, that.

But not quite yet: You need to wait until Aug. 22-26, when the Amazon promotion is running. (And no, this doesn’t include the original paperback The First 30 Years edition of Collect All 21! Although if you enjoy the electronic edition, I highly recommend picking up a physical copy: It’s a bit shorter, but the sweet Kirk Demarais‘ cover really pulls a room together.)

During the promotion, I’ll take some time out from my Celebration nerding to share reminders and some nice things people have said about the book.

A fun week lies ahead!

August 20, 2012 Posted by | 1970s, 1980s, Books, eighties, Film, geek, science fiction, Travel, writing | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Two nice reviews of Collect All 21!

A couple weeks back, Goblin Quest and Princess Series author and nice guy Jim C. Hines posted a brief review of Collect All 21! on his blog, which included this bit:

I suspect Booth and I are roughly the same age, and his stories stirred some nostalgic memories as I read. I found myself thinking back to the original Star Wars Luke Skywalker figure I owned, with the yellow lightsaber that promptly lost its skinny tip. Then when Empire came out, Luke came with a detachable lightsaber and a gun instead of the lightsaber that slid up into his arm, and that was THE MOST AWESOME THING IN THE WORLD!

As I’ve said before, knowing that I’ve helped someone dredge up a few memories of the glory days of Kenner That Was is a very cool feeling, as is, you know, getting a kind word from an author whose work you really enjoy. It’s right up there with Bespin Luke’s yellow lightsaber, and less likely to get lost under the basement stairs.

I also just found this YouTube book review video from user micahc6v8 – he starts talking about Collect All 21! around the 5:02 mark –

I’m guessing that he read the expanded electronic edition, since he doesn’t show a physical copy of the book, and he notes the $2.99 price. At any rate, he also says some positive things about my little Star Wars nostalgia trip, noting in particular that he identified with the book despite being of a different generation, which, again, is nice to hear.

March 8, 2012 Posted by | 1970s, 1980s, Books, eighties, Film, geek, Ohio, science fiction | , , , | 1 Comment

Collect All 21 electronic edition: interview with Dave Filoni

Dave Filoni photo by Jim Carchidi

Please note: As of April 2012, Hukilau has closed its virtual doors, but I have made the expanded digital edition of Collect All 21! available through Amazon.

I’m wrapping up my teasers to the expanded electronic edition of Collect All 21! Memoirs of a Star Wars Geek with a clip from my Star Wars Celebration V interview with Star Wars: The Clone Wars Supervising Director Dave Filoni. This excerpt runs about three minutes, and features Dave talking about how the cartoon series ties not only back to the original 1977 film, but how he works to connect the story with different generations of fans.

Dave Filoni at Star Wars Celebration V (Right click to download.)

The electronic version of Collect All 21! includes more of Dave’s interview, as well as interviews with Matthew Wood and Dee Bradley Baker, and much more material that’s not included in the print edition.

January 5, 2012 Posted by | 1970s, 1980s, Books, eighties, Film, geek, science fiction, Television | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Collect All 21 electronic edition: Matthew Wood interview

Matthew Wood photo by Jim Carchidi

Please note: As of April 2012, Hukilau has closed its virtual doors, but I have made the expanded digital edition of Collect All 21! available through Amazon.

Continuing my sneak peeks into the expanded electronic edition of Collect All 21! Memoirs of a Star Wars Geek, here’s an excerpt from my interview with Matthew Wood, supervising sound editor at Skywalker Sound and the voice of General Grievous in Revenge of the Sith. Recorded in 2010 at Star Wars Celebration V in Orlando, this clip is a little more than three minutes long and includes Matthew talking about being a science fiction and movie geek as a kid, and, as a teenager, hearing about a job opening at this place out in the middle of nowhere…

Matthew Wood at Star Wars Celebration V (Right click to download.)

As previously noted, the electronic version of Collect All 21! includes more from that interview and additional material not included in the print edition.

January 4, 2012 Posted by | 1970s, 1980s, Books, eighties, Film, geek, science fiction | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Collect All 21 electronic edition: Dee Bradley Baker interview

Please note: As of April 2012, Hukilau has closed its virtual doors, but I have made the expanded digital edition of Collect All 21! available through Amazon.

As I mentioned when Hukilau published the electronic “A Few Special Modifications Edition” of Collect All 21! Memoirs of a Star Wars Geek last summer, the expanded version includes interviews with some Star Wars personalities about being first-generation fans of the saga who grew up to play in George Lucas’ sandbox.

Photo by Jim Carchidi

Since it seems likely that the recent holiday season has led to a few new owners of e-book readers and tablet computers, I figure it’s a good time to offer a fun glimpse at of some of the material that sets the Hukilau edition apart from the original paperback. I also figure people who like to talk and read about Star Wars would also enjoy listening to people who work on Star Wars projects geek out a little bit about it.

My first sample comes from a recorded interview with Dee Bradley Baker, the voice of Captain Rex – and the entire Clone Army – on Star Wars: The Clone Wars. (Also Perry the Platypus on Phineas and Ferb, Squilliam Fancyson on SpongeBob SquarePants and a ton of other voices on really cool cartoons.) We chatted in the press room at Star Wars Celebration V back in 2010, and in this two-minute clip, he talks a little about the things that inspired him as a kid, and about seeing The Empire Strikes Back for the first time.

Dee Bradley Baker at Star Wars Celebration V (Right click to download.)

There’s much more from that interview – as well as additional material not included in the print edition – published in the electronic version of Collect All 21!

January 3, 2012 Posted by | 1970s, 1980s, Books, eighties, Film, geek, science fiction, Television | , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Knights Archive Reviews Collect All 21!

Collect All 21 by John Booth

Andrew over at the Star Wars fan site Knights Archive has written a nice dual review of Collect All 21!  and Tony Pacitti’s My Best Friend is a Wookiee.

(You may try not to snicker when you get to the part where he describes me as the “matured family man.” I know it made me grin.)

 

December 20, 2011 Posted by | 1970s, 1980s, Books, eighties, Film, geek, science fiction, writing | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Crossing Decembers in the iTunes Bookstore.

Crossing Decembers, back cover image

Five Mile Bridge, looking west.

Hey future-dwellers: Crossing Decembers is available as a $4.99 eBook through the iTunes Bookstore, so if you’ve read any or all of it online and enjoyed it, why not pick up a digital edition you can keep for your very own?

Crossing Decembers by John Booth

(The paperback edition is, of course, still available through Amazon.)

October 23, 2011 Posted by | 1990s, Books, Fiction, Ohio, writing | , , , , , | Leave a comment

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