Around the Web

September 27, 2013 at 10:10 am | Posted in Around the Web, Conventions, Events, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars, Video Games | Leave a comment
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Here’s this weeks Around the Web gathering up book, movie, con news and more.

Authors/Books

  • Editor Jennifer Heddle revealed the title for the sequel to William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher–William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back.

Speaking of Quirk — am currently reading the manuscript for WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S THE EMPIRE STRIKETH BACK and loving it.

  • SF Signal has a piece asking different authors what authors influenced them when they were young. Among the authors is Martha Wells. You can check it out here.
  • Target Audience Magazine has an interview with author Timothy Zahn.
  • You can check out the cover art for Tim Lebbon‘s upcoming novella Still Life here.
  • Star Wars comic writer Tom Taylor is part of a kickstarter project for a horror anthology called In the Dark. They’re halfway to their goal and still have 33 days to go.

Events/Cons

  • Crypticon Minneapolis starts today in Bloomington, MN. Star Wars guests Billy Dee Williams, Corey Dee Williams and Stephen Constantino will be there.
  • Granite State Comic Con runs this weekend in Manchester, NH. Star Wars voice actors Jim Cummings (Hondo Ohnaka) and Grey DeLisle will be there.
  • MICE 2013 kicks off this weekend in Cambridge, MA. Ewoks: Shadows of Endor writer and artist Zack Giallongo will be there. Be sure to stop bye and say “Yub yub” for a special surprise.
  • Monster-Mania Con starts today in Hunt Valley, Maryland and will include special guest David Prowse (the original Darth Vader).
  • Pittsburgh Comicon also starts today in Monroeville, Pennsylvania and will include special guest Jeremy Bulloch (the original Boba Fett).
  • RoberCon kicks off this Sunday in Binghamton, NY. While there is going to be a Twilight Zone emphasis, the 501st Legion, Rebel Legion and other Star Wars groups will be in attendance, so be sure to check it out if you’re in the area.
  • Super Sac-Con will be running this weekend in Sacramento, CA. Star Wars guests include Phil LaMarr, Howard Chaykin, Ted Naifeh, Joshua Ortega, Dan Brereton and Nate Watson.
  • Star Wars Reads Day volunteers can sign up for a free patch right here. Remember, Star Wars Reads Day is October 5th. You can check out all the events here. You can also find an event list of all the celebrity locations here.
  • In addition to Star Wars Reads Day next month, Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination will be moving to San Jose, CA. If you’re Indiana, this will be your last weekend to check out the exhibit before it moves.

Movies/TV

  • FANgirl Blog and Knights Archive spotted an interesting promotional piece regarding Disney and Star Wars Rebels. It appears the shows promotion next summer will include four interstitials (short clips that run in between shows).
  • Prescott Harvey and Sincerely, Truman made a really cool video expressing four key elements of Star Wars in an open letter to J.J. Abrams. Their  four rules? The location is on the frontier, it’s dirty, mysterious, and not cute. Whether you agree or not, it has some really nice animation. You can also check out io9 who has more info on the story behind Harvey and the video.
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 5 has a new trailer out.
  • In other film news, Sherlock Holmes 3 still has the green light but progress is moving slow with now details on when the next one will begin. Screen Rant has a nice write up on it and a few words from Jude Law.
  • Screenwriter David S. Goyer reveals that Batman vs Superman is further along than fans think.
  • Hunger Games fans can head on over to IGN for a new gallery of pics from Catching Fire as well as look at the soundtrack.
  • And wrapping up movie and television news, IGN did a hilarious highlight of Breaking Bad‘s star Bryan Cranston and his work on…Power Rangers.

Video Games

  • Star Wars Pinball has a trailer up for their Return of the Jedi update.
Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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