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April 18, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Events, Interview, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Books News

  • Star Wars author Kevin Hearne has finished off his untitled Luke Skywalker novel which will be the third book in the Empire and Rebellion series. So far, that book has a tentative January 2015 release date.
  • Author Tim Lebbon did a nice interview with SF Signal you can check out here. It covers his latest novel, Coldbrook.
  • Random House now has a new page for a William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Trilogy: The Royal Box Set. No details yet, but collector’s will definitely want to keep an eye out for this one.
  • And over on edelweiss and Rebels Report, they’ve revealed some covers for the Star Wars Rebels books.

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Comic News

  • Amazon is set to acquire comiXology, a platform renowned for offering digital comics. It’s an interesting combination, as Amazon not only has  hardware for viewing digital products, but also an extensive online storefront. With comiXology in their arsenal, they can now offer graphic novels, trade paperbacks collections and digital comics. It’s be interesting to see if Amazon presses further into the marketplace by trying to put out their own comics.
  • Star Wars Volume 3 is getting a new name according to Random HouseStar Wars Volume 3: Rebel Girl.

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On Sale: October 14, 2014
ISBN: 978-1-61655-483-5

To the shock of all who know her, Princess Leia has announced her intention to marry the prince of the remote planet Arrochar! While the Rebellion is losing a princess, it is gaining a new base–a safe haven from the Empire.

But as preparations for the wedding begin, a feeling of unease grows among the Rebels, and clues are discovered that the new “friends” of the Rebellion may not be so friendly. When the locals try to kill Luke Skywalker, their Imperial ties are revealed!

Convention & Event News

Here’s a list of upcoming conventions and events this month.

  • Salt Lake City Comic Con runs April 17-19 in Salt Lake City, UT. Star Wars guests include Billy Dee Williams, Jeremy Bulloch, Daniel Logan, Nick Gillard, Tom Kane, James Marsters, Joe Corroney, David Farland (aka Dave Wolverton), Bryan Young, the 501st and Rebel Legion.
  • Awesome Con runs April 18-20 in Washington, DC. Star Wars guests include John Morton, Jim Cummings, Phil LaMarr and Timothy Zahn.
  • Fan Expo Vancouver runs April 18-20 in Vancouver, BC. Star Wars guests include Ray Park, Steve Blum, Robert Bailey and the 501st Legion.
  • Wondercon runs April 18-20 in Anaheim, CA. Star Wars guests include Dave Filoni, Gabriel Hardman, Katie Cook, Tommy Lee Edwards, Paul Gulacy and Mike Mayhew.
  • Andercon runs April 19-20 in Heathrow, England. Star Wars guests include Shane Rimmer and Pam Rose.
  • Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo runs April 24-27 in Calgary, AB. Star Wars guests include Anthony Daniels, Sam Witwer, John Ratzenberger and Cam Clarke (TCW).
  • Trek Trax runs April 25-27 in Atlanta, GA. Star Wars guests include Felix Silla.
  • C2E2 runs April 25-27 in Chicago, IL. Star Wars guests include Ashley Eckstein, Adam Hughes, Dave Dorman, Katie Cook, Stephane Roux, Cat Staggs, Daxiong, Joe Corroney, and Kevin Hearne.
  • Corsham Sci-Fi Family Funday is April 26 in Corsham, England. Star Wars guests include David Prowse and John Morton.
  • South Texas Comic Con runs April 26-27 in McAllen, TX. Star Wars guests include Ray Park.
  • Scandinavian Sci-Fi, Game & Film Convention runs April 26-27 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Star Wars guests include Paul Black and the 501sts Norway Garrison.
  • Wales Comic Con is on April 27 in Wrexham, Wales. Star Wars guests include Kenny Baker, Warwick Davis, John Morton, Bonnie Piesse, Marc Silk and Garrick Hagon.
  • Antwerp Convention is April 27 in Antwerp, Belgium. Star Wars guests include Jeremy Bulloch.

For more event and convention information, be sure to check out Star Wars Actors Appearances.

Fandom News

  • FANgirl Blog has a nice reality check on recent Star Wars news announcements and a factor I hadn’t noticed: all the Star Wars Celebration Anaheim hosts and Star Wars authors for Star Wars Reads Day are all males. It doesn’t get much more one sided than that. And it’s not like they don’t have women to choose from, people like Ashley Eckstein, Martha Wells and Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, just to name a few.
  • Elsewhere on the web, actor Harrison Ford did a reddit “Ask Me Anything” Q&A, as did Ahmed Best.
  • Random House Audiobooks shared a funny clip of Marc Thompson doing a singing Ewok for the upcoming audiobook of The Jedi Doth Return.
  • Want to cosplay as Hera Syndulla from Star Wars Rebels? Well Dave Filoni has you covered.
  • And speaking of Dave Filoni, WolfPack Podcast has an interview with Dave you can listen to here with lots of Star Wars: The Clone Wars questions.
  • Note: Dave’s publicist comes in near the end clarifying Star Wars Rebels will have a one hour premier on Disney channel and Disney XD.

Movie & Television News

  • Rebels Report spotted a tweet revealing a new Star Wars Rebels poster showcasing the Inquisitor.

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  • Screen Crush has a picture of a Star Wars Episode VII prop which some people are comparing to an AT-AT foot.
  • In other television news, SyFy has picked up The Expanse for a ten episode season.
Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

 

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