July 31, 2016

Summer 2016 Recap

Now more than half way through 2016, its about time I got around to a post here. Needless to say, it's been a busy 2016, full of new (secret) writing projects in the works, exciting professional work at EA, a new book release, convention appearances, and more.

Among the coolest happenings of 2016 was the release of my latest DK book, LEGO Star Wars Chronicles of the Force. This fact and figure-packed visual guide covers the wacky history of LEGO Star Wars and even includes quite a bit of information about the sets released for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. If you aren't into reading about LEGO Star Wars, there is an exclusive minifigure included with the book, making it well worth the cover price.



The other major writing project I worked on this year is the Commemorative Guide for Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016. It's a full color guide to the show and also includes exclusive content, articles, photos from upcoming films, and more. Unfortunately, the guide sold out at the show... even I couldn't get one!  But keep an eye out for next year's guide....


Speaking of Celebration, the London show came and went way too fast. It was great meeting many of you on one of my three panels, at the DK stand for autograph signings, or just around the show.

Before I knew it, I was off to San Diego Comic Con to do it all again. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Star Wars books booth each day during my book signings.

And while I'm here, I might as well recap two (sweaty) events from earlier this year. Thanks to the folks at runDisney, I ran TWO half marathons (plus some 5ks and 10k races) at the Disney Parks. The full recap of those events can be found at StarWars.com.


June 28, 2015

Cole at San Diego Comic-Con

I'll be back at Comic-Con International in San Diego this year! The easiest place to find me is at the DK Publishing Booth inside the Lucasfilm Pavilion, where I'll be signing promotional items for my upcoming book, Star Wars Absolutely Everything You Need to Know.  Stop by their booths all weekend to meet other authors, including my Absolutely Everything co-authors Adam Bray and Michael Kogge.

Don't forget: You can preorder the book today via the online retailers found here: http://www.dk.com/us/features/all/star-wars-absolutely-everything-you-need-to-know/


You can also find me roaming the San Diego Convention Center, often attending the Marvel comic book panels.

April 20, 2015

Announcing My First Book: Star Wars Absolutely Everything You Need to Know

I'm excited to finally announce a project that I worked on for many months: my first official Star Wars book! The title is a big one: Star Wars Absolutely Everything You Need to Know. The book is a visual guide to the Star Wars universe done in an engaging, infographic style.  At 200 pages, its a big book and I am honored to join fellow authors Adam Bray, Kerrie Dougherty, and Michael Kogge in writing it.  



The book comes out on Force Friday, September 4, 2015.  You can preorder it right now via these links. Here is an example of one of the spreads I wrote:




April 13, 2015

Marvel at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2015

My latest for Marvel.com highlights everything a Marvel comics fan will want to see at Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim.  You can check it out right here!


April 10, 2015

Cole's Celebration Anaheim Schedule

It will be a busy Celebration next week. Here are some of my biggest events and appearances:

Thursday
Signing at the DK Publishing Booth
2pm-5pm
History of R2 Building (Fan Stage 303ABCD)
5:30pm-6:30pm

Friday
Signing at the DK Publishing Booth
10am-1pm

Saturday
How to Plan a Galactic Event at Your School or Library (Room 206AB)
11am-12pm
From World War to Star Wars (Fan Stage 303ABCD)
12pm-1pm

and more!


March 31, 2015

From World War to Star Wars on StarWars.com

My ever-growing archive of World War II and Star Wars articles for the official site can be found at http://www.starwars.com/news/tag/world-war-ii

Including my latest about wartime bars, cafes and cantinas!


January 21, 2015

Me, running? My adventures with runDisney!

This January, I had the chance to be part of the first runDisney Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend. It's a series of Star Wars themed races through the Disneyland Resort in California, including the 5K and 10K that I ran.

I am not a runner or athlete by any stretch of the imagination, but this was the perfect excuse to stop typing and start running.

You can read my entire series of articles, including my training and recaps, over on StarWars.com: http://www.starwars.com/news/tag/rundisney-star-wars

Also check out my first contribution to the runDisney blog: http://www.rundisney.com/blog/articles/running-costumes-from-a-galaxy-far-far-away-01-12-15/