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August 9, 2013 at 5:37 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Dark Horse, Fantasy, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

From Harrison Ford in Expendables 3 to Jan Duursema’s new website, here’s this week’s news roundup.

Art News

  • Dave Dorman has a new sketchbook for sale which includes various sketches including some Star Wars ones.
  • Joe Corroney is offering copies of The Slave Princess print signed by Boba Fett himself, Jeremy Bulloch, for serious collectors only. Click here to check out the details.
  • Jedi News posted a nice interview with Celebration artist Doug Cowan which you can read here.
  • Jan Duursema has a new website up you can check out.

Book News

  • Paul S. Kemp has posted the fifth excerpt of his upcoming book The Godborn which will be out October 1st.
  • Paul also revealed that his outline for A Conversation in Blood has been approved.
  • Bombad Radio is back from their break with an interview with R.A. Salvatore and his latest book The Companions.
  • Lastly in book news, Ryder Windham mentioned on Facebook that he, Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas will be sending a signed copy of the Death Star Owner’s Technical Manual to President Obama. While this most likely won’t save the Build a Death Star project, it’s still pretty cool.

Comic News

  • CBR has a six page preview of Dark Times: A Spark Remains #2.
  • Zack Giallongo did an interview with Newsarama discussing his upcoming comic Ewoks – Shadows of Endor.

Convention News

  • D23 Expo kicks off today and runs all weekend. The Star Wars panels will be Saturday. You can check out all the info on their official site.
  • Wizard World Chicago also kicks off this weekend. Star Wars artist Dave Dorman will be there.
  • If you’re heading to Dragoncon, be sure to check out author Aaron Allston‘s con schedule.

Fandom News

  • Pete over on Lightsaber Rattling wrote up a nice article on the Lucasfilm story group. Be sure to check it out here.
  • Rich Handley & Abel G. Peña have a nice writeup on the Star Wars Blog about alien henchman under Palpatine’s regime.
  • Sandtroopers posted a nice Youtube interview with Jet Lucas.

Movie and Television News

  • The 22 minute fan film Star Wars Smuggler’s Run by Oliver Thompson is now online.
  • The online hit Star Wars filibuster by Patton Oswalt is now animated thanks to Nerdist.
  • ABC is in talks with Lucasfilm about bringing Star Wars to tv according to IGN. Whether or not we’ll actually see a tv show out of this, we’ll just have to wait and see.
  • In other news, Sylvester Stallone tweeted that Bruce Willis will not be in Expendables 3…but Harrison Ford will! I liked the first two films and I’m pretty excited about the news. It’s been awhile since we’ve seen Harrison Ford as an action hero. Expendables 3 is set to come out next August and will include the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham and Mickey Rourke with the addition of Wesley Snipes.
Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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