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March 7, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Episode VII, Events, Fantasy, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Rumor, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Steampunk | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • The paperback edition of Paul S. Kemp‘s novel The Godborn is out this week, and if you’d like a signed copy, Paul can hook you up.
  • Author Jason Fry did an interview with Views From the Tesseract covering his latest novel The Jupiter Pirates: Hunt for the Hydra.
  • Martha Wells also has a new book out this week, Emilie & the Sky World. She has a full list of retailers on her blog as well as an excerpt from the book.
  • If you’d like a signed copy of Troy Denning‘s upcoming book The Sentinel, you may be in luck.

“With the release of my Forgotten Realms novel, THE SENTINEL, less than a month away, I’ve been receiving a lot of requests for autographed copies. I’m pleased to announce that Janet Waller of the Roseville Barnes and Noble store has graciously agreed to handle mail-order requests. I’ll drive up and sign the books on the release date (April 1 — and no, that’s not a joke), and then she will send the books out.

To place your order, send Janet Waller an email at crm2614@BN.com . Please place your orders ASAP, as this will help her determine how many books to order. (Otherwise, there could be a wait while she restocks.) I believe she can mail to Canada as well as the U.S., but I’m not sure about other countries.” –Troy Denning

Convention & Event News

  • EPIC runs March 7-9 in El Paso, TX. Star Wars guests Dave Barclay, Stephen Costantino, Corey Dee Williams, Deep Roy and Erik Bauersfeld will be there.
  • Monster-Mania Con runs March 7-9 in Cherry Hill, NJ. Star Wars guests include Bai Ling.
  • Sacramento Comic Con runs March 7-9 in Sacramento, CA. Star Wars guests Billy Dee Williams and James Marsters will be there.
  • Toronto ComiCon runs March 7-9 in Toronto, Ontario. Star Wars guest Matthew Wood will be there.
  • Newcastle Film & Comic Con runs March 8-9 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. Star Wars actors David Prowse, Kenny Baker, Paul Blake, Kenneth Colley, Frazer Diamond, Warwick Diamond, Patrick Ginter and Jerome Blake will be there.
  • Heart of Texas Comic Con runs March 8-9 in Waco, TX. Star Wars guests Peter Mayhew and T.C. Carson will be there.
  • Invasion Belfast runs March 8-9 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Star Wars actors Michael Carter and Alan Ruscoe will be there.
  • Lexington Comic & Toy Convention runs March 14-16 in Lexington, KY. Star Wars actors Felix Silla, John Morton, Ralph Brown, Mike Quinn, Eric Walker, Daniel Logan, Jett Lucas and Tim Rose will be there along with Star Wars voice actors Jim Cummings, Tom Kane, Barbara Goodson, Raphael Sbarge and George Takei.
  • La Mole Comic Con runs March 14-16 in Mexico City, Mexico. Star Wars guest Garrick Hagon will be there.
  • Sun City Scifi runs from March 14-16 in El Paso, TX. Star Wars guests Dave Prowse, Ray Park, C. Andrew Nelson and Phil LaMarr will be there.
  • Planet Comicon runs March 14-16 in Kansas City, MO. Star Wars guests Femi Taylor and John Ratzenberger will be there.
  • EM-Con is March 16 in Nottingham, England. Star Wars guests Brian Muir, Simon Williamson and Alan Ruscoe will be there.
  • Anime Boston runs March 21-23 in Boston, MA. Star Wars voice actor John Stocker will be there.
  • Autographica runs March 21-23 in Heathrow, England. Star Wars actors Dave Prowse, Kenny Baker and Jeremy Bulloch will be there.
  • Movie Days will be March 22-23 in Dortmund, Germany. Star Wars guest Julian Glover will be there.
  • MegaCon kicks off later in March (21-23) in

    Orlando, FL. Star Wars guests include Peter Mayhew, voice actors Jim Cummings, Matthew Senreich, Phil LaMarr, Ron Perlman, Jennifer Hale, James Marsters and Tom Kane, artist Mike Mayhew, and Roxy the Rancor!

  • MCM Comic Con Birmingham runs March 22-23 in Birmingham, England. Star Wars guests include actors Julian Glover, Benedict Taylor, Christian J. Simpson, Salo Gardner, Gerald Home, Jack Klaff, Kamay Lau, Derek Lyons, Peter Roy, and Dermot Crowley.
  • Anime Celebration runs March 28-30 in Lewisville, TX. Star Wars voice actors John Stocker, Sam Vincent and Kelly Metzger will be there.

  • Louisville Comic Con runs March 28-30 in Louisville, KY. Star Wars guest James Marsters will be there.
  • Emerald City Comicon runs March 28-30 in Seattle, WA. Star Wars guests Kevin J. Anderson, Carlos D’Anda, Katie Cook, Matt & Shawn Fillbach, Braden Lamb, Cree Summer, Joe Quinones, Brian Thies, Doug Wheatley, Dave Wolverton, and Ron Perlman will be there.
  • London Film Memorabilia Convention is March 29 in London, England. Star Wars guest Michael Culver and Julian Glover will be there.
  • Geeks Unleashed will be March 29 in Cleethorpes, England. Star Wars guest Nick Joseph will be there.

  • Oz Comic Con runs March 29-30 in Perth, Australia. Star Wars guest Tim Rose will be there.
  • London Comic Mart is March 30 in London, England. Star Wars guest Dave Prowse will be there.

For more convention info, be sure to check out Star Wars Actor Appearances.

Fandom News

Movie News

  • Transformers: Age of Extinction has a new teaser trailer out.

Rumors

  • According to Variety, Adam Driver is up for a villain role in Star Wars Episode VII in the vein of Darth Vader.
Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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