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March 27, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Celebration, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys, trailers | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Via Amazon, Jedi Bibliothek spotted a new Star Wars book featuring some wonderful illustrations by artist Brian Rood. The book is titled Star Wars: The Original Trilogy Stories.
  • For those wondering how many Star Wars: The Clone Wars episodes Christie Golden’s Dark Disciple is based on, the answer is eight. You can also check out the synopsis over on Random House’s official website.
  • Star Wars Books has a shot of the new canon timeline which includes all the novels up to Aftermath, as well as a spot for “Battlefront“.
  • And on the wild shot that you have all 46 of Christie Golden‘s books, send her a pic, and she’ll send you an autographed copy of Dark Disciple.
  • Comicbook.com has an interview with Del Rey Editor Shelly Shapiro.
  • Brazil has rolled out another Star Wars book cover, this time for Troy Denning‘s Crucible.

Continue Reading Around the Web…

Celebration Anaheim Schedule is Up

March 24, 2015 at 3:37 pm | Posted in Celebration, Conventions, Events, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

The Star Wars Celebration Anaheim schedule is now up! Plus they’ve announced some new guests: Rick Carter (Production Designer for The Force Awakens), Doug Chiang (VP and Executive Creative Director, Lucasfilm), Darren Gilford (Production Designer for The Force Awakens), John Knoll (Chief Creative Officer and Sr. Visual Effects Supervisor, Industrial Light & Magic) and Dennis Muren (A.S.C.: Creative Director, Industrial Light & Magic).

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Around the Web

March 20, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Celebration, Collecting, Comic Books, Contest, Conventions, Fantasy, Interview, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Video Games | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

Comic News

  • Marvel announced that Stuart Immonen will be replacing artist John Cassaday on the Star Wars series starting with Star Wars #8. There will also be a special guest artist doing Star Wars #7 making Cassaday’s last comic Star Wars #6.
  • I missed this one last week, but Marvel revealed the cover for Shattered Empire #1 which will be out September 2015.

Continue Reading Around the Web…

Marvel Star Wars Solicitations for June 2015

March 17, 2015 at 4:22 pm | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Marvel has revealed their comic solicitations for June 2015. Here’s the Star Wars rundown.

Star Wars #6

Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist/Cover Artist: John Cassaday
Variant Cover: Action Figure Variant by John Tyler Christopher
Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: June 3, 2015

Luke vs. Boba Fett! Han Solo in hot water! Continue Reading Marvel Star Wars Solicitations for June 2015…

Cover Reveal for ‘The Clone Army Attaketh’

March 17, 2015 at 3:43 pm | Posted in Art, Books, News, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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CNET has revealed the cover for William Shakespeare’s The Clone Army Attacketh by Ian Doescher. The book will be out July 7 and if you head on over to Quirk Books you can enter their pre-order campaign for Phantom of Menace for a chance to get a signed bookplate and other free swag.

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‘Star Wars: Aftermath’ Author and Cover Reveal

March 17, 2015 at 3:26 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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StarWars.com has revealed the cover and the author for Aftermath. Check it out.

I’m also excited to share with you that Aftermath will be written by Chuck Wendig, the critically-acclaimed author of Blackbirds, Mockingbird, Under the Empyrean Sky, and many other novels, as well as countless blog posts about the craft and business of writing. We’re thrilled that he agreed to work on this epic new project with us.

The second Death Star has been destroyed. Rumors are flying that the Emperor and his enforcer, Darth Vader, are dead. A new government is forming to replace the Empire. But the galaxy is a big place, and the fallout of this cataclysm will affect different worlds in different ways. Does everyone accept the fall of Imperial rule? Has everyone even heard the life-altering news? What rushes in to fill the vacuum the Empire has left? And who will try to stop them? Those are some of the themes we’ll be exploring in Aftermath, and as a lifelongStar Wars fan, just writing those words gives me chills. I can’t wait for our first canon glimpse into the state of the galaxy after the Battle of Endor.

What’s more, Aftermath will be the first book in a trilogy that begins to bridge the Star Wars timeline between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. There is so much unknown between the Battle of Endor and the events of The Force Awakens, and we’re excited to take our first step into that space.

Obviously I wish I could tell you more about the story, but I can’t just yet. What I can reveal is that you will be introduced to a sweeping new cast of characters, along with a fan favorite from the films. And who knows what other familiar faces will pop up along the way? And once you’ve seen The Force Awakens in movie theaters, you may find that certain names and places in Aftermath have a relevance you never knew–so keep your eyes wide open! -Jennifer Heddle, Editor Lucas Books

Pre-orders for Aftermath are up here on randomhouse.com.

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Around the Web

March 13, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Celebration, Conventions, Events, Interview, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Jedi-Bibliothek has some more news on the recently announced upcoming Star Wars books for this Fall including prelim covers and blurbs.
  • Author Kevin Hearne revealed that Heir to the Jedi is hitting the New York Times Bestsellers List.

I raise this glass of Tullamore Dew to you! Just heard that HEIR TO THE JEDI hit the NYT bestseller list and you’re responsible. Thank you all so much for reading! And PEW! PEW! PEW! *turns up the John Williams soundtrack to 11* -Kevin Hearne

Convention & Event News

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim news this week starts with new guests including Billy Dee Williams, Ashley Eckstein, Margo Apostolos, Debbie Carrington, Steve Gawley, Lorne Peterson, John Ratzenberger, Deep Roy, Kurt Thatcher and Kevin Thompson. They also revealed details about a Wikia Wizards event with Leland Chee, and a cosplay contest hosted by Dee Bradley Baker and James Arnold Taylor and judged by Dave Filoni, Ashley Eckstein and Amy Beth Christenson. And don’t forget, Official Pix pre-orders go live Monday. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Release Dates for Episode VIII and ‘Rogue One’

March 12, 2015 at 4:35 pm | Posted in Episode VIII, Movies, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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release_datesDisney and Lucasfilm have revealed some very important release dates for their upcoming films, and Variety has the details. Star Wars Episode VIII will be out May 26, 2017 and the first Star Wars standalone film will be out December 16, 2016. Furthermore, the standalone film be called Rogue One. It will star Felicity Jones, and of course is being directed by Gareth Edwards. They also made it official that Rian Johnson is directing Episode VIII.

“Rogue One,” based on an idea by Oscar-winning vfx supervisor John Knoll, was written by “Cinderella” scribe Chris Weitz. Kathleen Kennedy will produce the standalone film alongside Knoll, Tony To and John Schwartz.

Click here to check out their full write up, or head on over to StarWars.com for more details.

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Databurst From the 501st

March 11, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from March 11 to 17th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

March 12

  • Central Garrison will be in Sioux Falls, SD for the 9th Annual Sioux Falls St. Baldrick’s event at the 41st Street Pizza Ranch.
  • Czech Garrison will be in Prague for Future Gate from March 12 to 15th.

March 13

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Kansas City, MO for Planet Comicon 2015 from March 13 to 15th.
  • Bloodfin Garrison will be in Indianapolis, IN for Indiana Comic Con from March 13 to 15th.
  • Central Garrison will be in Ralston, NE for the Lancers hockey game.
  • Garrison 66 will be in Kansas City, MO for Planet Comicon 2015 from March 13 to 15th.
  • Mexican Garrison will be in Mexico City for La Mole Comic Con.
  • Midsouth Garrison will be in Lexington, KY for Lexington Comic & Toy Con from March 13 to 15th. Star Wars guests include Jeremy Bulloch, Jim Cummings, Mark Dodson, Bai Ling, Jake Lloyd, Peter Mayhew and Deep Roy.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Quarts Hill, CA for the 2nd PTA Star Wars Movie Night and in Orange, CA for Community Science Night.
  • UK Garrison will be in Wigan for Sainsbury’s Red Nose Day Collection from 2:00 to 6:00 PM.

Continue Reading Databurst From the 501st…

More Than 20 New Star Wars Books This Fall!

March 10, 2015 at 5:27 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, DK, Episode VII, Movies, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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The headline says it all: more than twenty new Star Wars books. EW and StarWars.com both have articles on this breaking lit news. For the lovers of the written word, this is very good news to hear.

At least 20 new books—from novels for adults and teens to storybooks and stickerbooks for younger kids—will be released this fall to fill the gap between 1983’s Return of the Jedi and this December’s The Force Awakens, EW has learned exclusively.

Those hoping to find out what Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo have been up to for the past three decades will find it first on the page, with Disney Worldwide Publishing and Lucasfilm Press confirming that the titles will be filled with Easter eggs foreshadowing events in J.J. Abrams’ Dec. 18 movie.

This new flood of literature is being called the Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. According to EW, “Many of the books are still being written and edited, so details (including who is writing them) are still under wraps.” But they were able to reveal a couple titles. Star Wars: Aftermath by Del Rey, Star Wars: Journey to the Force Awakens and Star Wars: Journey to the Force Awakens-C-3PO, both by Marvel, and Star Wars: Ships of the Galaxy by Studio Fun International. DK will be getting in the action with Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know.

As part of their Young Adult novels, Disney-Lucasfilm Press will be publishing Moving Target by Cecil Castellucci (Princess Leia adventure), The Weapon of a Jedi by Jason Fry (Luke Skywalker adventure), Lost Stars by Claudia Gray, and Smuggler’s Run by Greg Rucka (a Han Solo adventure).

So, for adult readers, the big news is Aftermath and question of what author will be attached to the project. That said, it’s great to hear so many books are coming out, and hopefully the YA novels will be worth checking out. With Star Wars Celebration Anaheim right around the corner, more news may not be so far away.

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