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/


November 14, 2014

Honoring Veterans on Marvel.com

Throughout the week around Veterans day, Marvel.com features a series of articles celebrating the many talented creators who also served their country. From the World War II era to modern day, these creators bring their service experience to the pages of comic books.

A highlight of the project was interviewing Neil Kirby, son of legendary comic creator Jack Kirby. Neil shed light on so many of his father's war stories, and I can't thank him enough for taking the time to share with me and the Marvel.com readers.

You can find the series of articles right here: http://marvel.com/search/?q=veterans%20day&category=news


October 16, 2014

My Latest for StarWars.com: Stormtroopers

My latest blog for StarWars.com is now available! This time, it's all about Stormtroopers.



Stormtroopers hold a very special place for me. In fact, I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for these faceless background characters. Discovering a Galoob stormtrooper play-set at Toys R Us is the reason I am a Star Wars fan. Later, my involvement with the 501st Legion set me down the path that led to the opportunity to write for the official site.  If it wasn't for these plastic baddies, I wouldn't be writing today.  See the latest blog, here.

May 28, 2014

New Blog on StarWars.com: Malevolence and Bismarck

My latest blog is up at StarWars.com, exploring how the saga of the German battleship Bismarck inspired The Clone Wars megaship Malevolence. Find it at: http://starwarsblog.starwars.com/2014/05/15/from-world-war-to-star-wars-malevolence-and-bismarck/

April 10, 2014

My Latest Historical Commentary in Marvel Iron Man #24

In this week's issue of Iron Man #24, I provided a bonus commentary about the History of Elves. To unlock this content, use your Marvel Augmented Reality app on page two of the comic.