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A&A The Official Abel G. Pena Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Literature' started by The2ndQuest , Mar 13, 2005.

  1. Eyrezer

    Eyrezer Jedi Master star 3

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    Thanks to you for your attention to detail. It makes it a pleasure to follow.

    ~ Eyrezer
     
  2. Halagad_Ventor

    Halagad_Ventor Star Wars Author - SWRPG Designer star 4 VIP

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    Just doing my job. ;)
     
  3. BootlegVader

    BootlegVader Jedi Master star 4

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    Hey Abel what do you think about Stover new book "Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor" that was just announced. As, I thought you would have opinion on it as it deals with Shadowspawn.
     
  4. Halagad_Ventor

    Halagad_Ventor Star Wars Author - SWRPG Designer star 4 VIP

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    Hey Bootleg!

    I'm excited about Matt Stover's new book. I'm a big fan of his Star Wars work.

    I think I've mentioned before that I had written a new backstory for Shadowspawn in a project on Imperial Warlords I'd co-authored with Dan Wallace for Polyhedron in 2004, before they lost the Star Wars license. As Dan, the Polyhedron editor, and myself are the only ones to have ever seen the text, however, don't expect Shadows of Mindor to incorporate my take on Shadowspawn. Nonetheless, Stover is a very competent Star Wars writer, and I expect the story to be quite entertaining.

    Take care,
    Abel
     
  5. Lord_Hydronium

    Lord_Hydronium Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Hey Abel, I recall you mentioning that in your Fact Files article for Empire: Betrayal, you had a mention of Atha Prime that got cut. I'm trying to source a Wookieepedia article, and I was wondering if you could confirm and/or expand on that.
     
  6. The_Four_Dot_Elipsis

    The_Four_Dot_Elipsis Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Hullo there Abel.

    As a sign of gratitude to your inadvertant "Making easier of Wookieepedia editing", I'll dedicate the [link=http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Halagad_Ventor]Halagad Ventor[/link] Featured Article to you.

    Cheers.
     
  7. Halagad_Ventor

    Halagad_Ventor Star Wars Author - SWRPG Designer star 4 VIP

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    Sure. First of all, I do confirm that I made the reference and that it was cut from the final print article. The reference was vague, IIRC, but suggested that, at some point in his past, Trachta was in cahoots with Atha Prime. At that time, Empire: Betrayal was the first story to canonize the "stormtroopers are clones" theory, and I wanted to help fuel reader speculation by adding Atha Prime to the fire.

    That's awesome, Elipsis. What an honor. :) That's quite an impressive article, in terms of writing and layout. I'm surprised you guys squeezed so much info out of so few sources!

    Hopefully I can add more to Halagad's backstory before it's featured on the main page.

    Take care,
    Abel
     
  8. Lord_Hydronium

    Lord_Hydronium Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Thanks a bunch.
     
  9. The_Four_Dot_Elipsis

    The_Four_Dot_Elipsis Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I'll give you a "canonise Ventor's torture on the Exactor" for an "all my money". :p

    Actually, that's a pretty poor deal.
     
  10. arf_maul

    arf_maul Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Man we hope so too. :) [face_praying]

    [image=http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/a/aa/Halagadispissedoff.jpg]
     
  11. Halagad_Ventor

    Halagad_Ventor Star Wars Author - SWRPG Designer star 4 VIP

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    No prob!

    For which of us? (I just don't know how much money you have. ;) )

    [face_laugh] [face_laugh] He even sounds like me.

    Celebration 4 coming up soon here in LA, folks! Any of you gonna be there?
     
  12. QuentinGeorge

    QuentinGeorge Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I won't be, but fellow Aussie Wookieepedian Arf will be making the long arduous trip state-side....
     
  13. Halagad_Ventor

    Halagad_Ventor Star Wars Author - SWRPG Designer star 4 VIP

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    A fine ambassador. I expect to see him at the Wookieepedia Trivia event.
     
  14. jawajames

    jawajames FF Pacific RSA / Chapter Rep San Diego, CA star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    see you at C4, o prophet!
     
  15. jSarek

    jSarek VIP star 4 VIP

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    Yeah, well, as a Wookieepedia administrator, we kinda had to not let him be a contestant. :p
     
  16. Halagad_Ventor

    Halagad_Ventor Star Wars Author - SWRPG Designer star 4 VIP

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    Howdy folks! [link=http://blogs.starwars.com/abelgpena/88]Back from C4![/link]

    It was really great meeting so many of you guys. Hope those of you who were at the Meet & Greet enjoyed the Skywalker wine! And many thanks for the T-shirt, Wookieepedians!

    Also, I met with several Star Wars licensee editors throughout Celebration, and without saying too much, I'll impart that I should be working on some very cool new Star Wars projects soon. In the meantime, I've posted this blog about my various recent writing projects:

    [link=http://blogs.starwars.com/abelgpena/89]Abel Vs. Star Wars A.K.A. Recent Projects Mashup[/link]

    Alas, I missed you again, jawajames! Maybe the Force just couldn't handle a vergence of two of Waru's prophets. [face_hypnotized]

    I believe Arf's currently partying around the world for the next few weeks. [Napoleon]Lucky![/Napoleon]

    Take care,
    Abel
     
  17. Rogue_Follower

    Rogue_Follower Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    "Hell, its about time!" :D

    Good luck with the projects. :)
     
  18. jawajames

    jawajames FF Pacific RSA / Chapter Rep San Diego, CA star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    seriously! let's plan to almost meet up at comic-con - at least there, i think we've proven that we can at least be in the same room at the same time and not know it!
     
  19. TheEmpireStrikes

    TheEmpireStrikes Jedi Youngling star 2

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    And Vader's Legacy abideth still in the Netherworld of the Force.
     
  20. Halagad_Ventor

    Halagad_Ventor Star Wars Author - SWRPG Designer star 4 VIP

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    I just invoiced a couple. You should see em soon.

    Alas, I had a rehearsal and wedding to attend as a groomsman smack in the middle of Comic-Con this year. The selfishness of childhood friends, eh?

    Sadly. It's putting up a Herculean fight, though. Who will win?
     
  21. Matthew78

    Matthew78 Jedi Knight star 2

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    Hi Mr.Pena, i really liked your Evil Never Dies artical on the Sith in Insider that was great stuff, very well written, do you have any plans to do an updated version after LOTF has been finished?and this would also probably include much of Legacy as well because LOTF wont be finished until next august, but that would be great to expand on all of the new history, i also like your other work as well.
     
  22. Joe_Corroney

    Joe_Corroney Artist: -Empire -HNN -Insider -RPG star 2 VIP

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    I love it!!! :D
     
  23. Pajamaswithfeet9

    Pajamaswithfeet9 Jedi Youngling

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    [hl=black]Yeah, I'm not really seeing the relevance of that to this thread.[/hl]
     
  24. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I was wondering: will we ever be hearing more about the Order of the Canted Circle? There isn't much information about the upper class of the Galactic Empire and that's one of the few mentions of it we have.
     
  25. Princess-Leah

    Princess-Leah Sketch Card Artist star 5 VIP

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    ...brief commercial break...

    Hi!
    Hope you're well, dear Abel. Happy Holidays to you!

    :D

    Leah

    ...that is all...back to regular programming...