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April 25, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Dark Horse, Episode VII, Events, Fantasy, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars Insider, 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.

Book News

  • Jason Fry‘s next book is up for pre-order on Amazon, The Jupiter Pirates: Curse of the Iris.
  • Jedi News spotted a new book for Star Wars collectors called The Ultimate Guide to Vintage Star Wars Action Figures, 1977-1985.
  • Martha Wells‘ story “Rites of Passage” is now available online for free on her site.

Comic News

Convention & Event News

  • Disney Stores will be holding Star Wars Day festivities on May 4th. First 100 customers in the store get a Star Wars pin, there will be “Ways of the Force” activities for kids, the launch of exclusive Star Wars merchandise and more. Rebelscum.com has a copy of the PDF with all the details.
  • Dark Horse is giving away iPads this weekend along with digital comics. Click here for the details.
  • WonderCon came with some Star Wars Rebels news. StarWars.com release a clip of Star Wars Rebels featuring Hera.

And an interview with Kevin Kiner showing off some of the music for the show.

Rebels Report also recorded some really nice audio of the entire Star Wars Rebels panel at WonderCon.

And on top of all that, StarWars.com shared some artwork.

  • In other news, StarWars.com revealed the full guest lineup of Star Wars Weekends.
  • 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. There’s also an opportunity to win a trip to Star Wars Celebration.
  • 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.
  • StarFest Denver runs May 2-4 in Denver, CO. Star Wars guests include Billy Dee Williams, Sam Witwer, Christie Golden and John Jackson Miller.

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

Fandom News

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Magazine News

  • Star Wars Books shared an early picture for “Blade Squadron” by artist Chris Trevas. “Blade Squadron” is a two part story that will be appearing in Star Wars Insider magazine. Written by David J. Williams and Mark S. Williams, with illustrations by Chris Trevas, “Blade Squadron” part one will debut in Star Wars Insider #149.

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Movie & Television News

  • Alan Horn revealed a few more details about Star Wars Episode VII, this time via Brent Lang (Variety film reporter) at the Tribeca Film Festival. Second unit shooting is happening in Abu Dhabi, May debut for the film is still a possibility, and the budget is around 175-200 million.
  • Peter Mayhew has cancelled another convention appearance, this time for Niagara Falls Comic Con. According to them, “Due to a Star Wars filming scheduling conflict, unfortunately, Peter Mayhew will not make it down to Niagara Falls Comic Con this year. We’re sorry folks, but Disney has cast all Star Wars alumni in the new film.”
  • Mark this down for you calendars: on May 4th The Yoda Chronicles returns to tv with a new episode.
Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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