Around the Web

March 28, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Dark Horse, Events, Interview, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, 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

  • Joining the list of “Untitled” Star Wars books is “Untitled Star Wars Book #3” (via edelweiss) which is set for a January 13, 2015 release (352 pages, hardcover). This is most likely Kevin Hearne‘s untitled Luke Skywalker novel, the third book in the Empire and Rebellion series. No blurb or description is given for the book. As for the other two “Untitled” Star Wars books, there is still no new updates, however they are not the Star Wars Rebels original novels, as those two have separate listings.
  • Tim Lebbon‘s Mannequin Man and the Plastic Bitch is now available as an eBook.

Comic News

  • Predator and Alien fans can check out some sneak peaks at Dark Horse’s upcoming content. Bleeding Cool has an interview with Scott Allie and Joshua Williamson featuring artwork from the Predator comic, and CBR has an interview with Chris Robertson featuring artwork from the Aliens comic.

Convention and Event News

  • Dark Horse Comics will be at Emerald City Comic Con this weekend. You can check out their full roster of guests and events here.
  • Fans heading to Emerald City Comic Con have the opportunity to get their portrait drawn by Gabriel Hardman if they’re willing to give up 30 minutes. Gabriel won’t be giving away the portraits, as he keeping those for his sketch book, but he is willing to send you a scan. You can check out his blog for more details as well as his full con schedule. Corinna Bechko has her full schedule up here.
  • Emerald City Comicon runs March 28-30 in Seattle, WA. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson, Carlos D’Anda, Katie Cook, Matt & Shawn Fillbach, Braden Lamb, Cree Summer, Joe Quinones, Brian Thies, Doug Wheatley, Dave Wolverton, Randy Stradley and Ron Perlman.
  • 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.
  • Leo Con is March 29 in Commerce, TX. Star Wars author Martha Wells 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.
  • Paul S. Kemp is throwing an online birthday party on April 3rd. To join in, you have to buy a book :) …or you can write a review. Either way, it’s all about spreading the word of Egil and Nix.
  • Star Wars artist Dave Dorman will be in Evanston, IL for a 3-man art show at Hevanston Art Gallery on April 4th.
  • Odyssey Con is April 4-6th in Madison, WI. Star Wars author Troy Denning will be there as literary guest of honor.
  • And while the World Blood Drive is still some months away, you can still head on over to their Facebook page and give them a like to show your support.

Fandom News

  • Rancho Obi-Wan is offering chances for free tours. Just follow the link for your chance to win. Tour date is set for May the 4th for those who win.
  • Rancho Obi-Wan is also launching a blog.
  • The Wolfpack Podcast has a brief video clip of Star Wars: The Clone Wars voice actor Tom Kane at Megacon 2014 (alongside Peter Mayhew). In the clip, the a member of the audience asks Tom if he’ll be in Star Wars Rebels. The short answer: yes, but not as a major character.
  • Author Drew Karpyshyn has finished his “On Writing” series with part six.
  • WUWF shared an interview with Star Wars author Timothy Zahn. There are two links in the article, first one is a 5 minute portion of the interview, toward the end is a 25 minute version of the interview.
  • Dungeon & Dragons has an interview with author Troy Denning for his new book The Sentinel which will be out next Tuesday.
  • “If George calls, I’ll do it.” –Drew Struzan quipped in an interview with Beyond the Marquee Show. He also talks about his retirement, the documentary about him, a Dark Tower movie poster,

Movie News

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is coming back to the big screen and the trailer is out.

Toy News

  • Brickset is reporting a new Star Wars LEGO mini-figure for Darth Revan spotted in the Czech Republic and available at Czech Shop.

Video Game News

  • The iconic weapon of the Jedi, the lightsaber, has been unlocked in the Disney Infinity game. Game Trailers has a video showing off the gameplay. You can watch Buzz Lightyear, the Lone Ranger and even Mickey Mouse using lightsabers in combat.
  • The Star Wars Youtube channel has a trailer for Star Wars: Assault Team, a mobile game from Disney. It’s an odd combination of an interactive card game and KOTOR.
Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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