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May 9, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Comic Books, Conventions, Dark Horse, Events, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Video Games | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Comic News

Throughout the month of May, Dark Horse Comics is celebrating women in comics by highlighting a female comics professional each weekday for the entire month. Here’s the list so far.

In other news, what is comic artist Stephane Roux working on…

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And comic artist Marco Castiello shared some prelim and ink art for Rebel Heist #1 (inks by Dan Parsons).

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Convention & Event News

  • Jason Fry‘s DK Book Tour stops off in Carlsbad, CA today at 3:30 PM at the Carlsbad City Library (Dove).
  • Tulsa Comic Expo is May 9 to 11 in Tulsa, OK. Star Wars guests include Cas Anvar and Billy Dee Williams.
  • Ottawa Comiccon is May 9 to 11 in Ottawa, ON. Star Wars guests include Ray Park.
  • Trek Con Springfield is May 9 to 11 in Springfield, MO. Star Wars guests include Adrienne Wilkinson.
  • Jason Fry‘s DK Book Tour stops off in Corte Madera, CA on May 10 at Book Passage at 10:00 AM.
  • Star Wars Day is May 10 at The Ritz Cinema in Lincoln, England. Star Wars guests include Jeremy Bulloch.
  • Planet Folkestone’s Geek Fest is May 10 at Leas Cliff Hall in Folkestone, England. Star Wars guests include Kenneth Colley, Ken Coombs, Alan Flyng, Michael Henbury, Nick Joseph, Derek Lyons, Paul Markham, David Prowse, Pam Rose, Peter Roy and Brian Wheeler.
  • Jason Fry‘s DK Book Tour stops off in Tempe, AZ on May 12 for a visit to Changing Hands at 6:00 PM.
  • The RT Booklovers Convention is May 14 to 18 in New Orleans, LA. Upcoming Star Wars author Kevin Hearne will be there for several panels and will be signing books. You can check out his schedule here.
  • Jason Fry‘s DK Book Tour swings by Katy, TX on May 15 for a stop at Books-A-Million at 7:00 PM.
  • Collectormania is May 16 to 18 in Milton Keynes, England. Star Wars guests include Kenny Baker, Paul Bannon, Chris Bunn, John Cannon, Derek Chafer, David Church, David Field, Salo Gardner, Joe Gibson, Noel Hawkins, Frank Henson, Steve Ismay, Michael Leader, Dean Mitchell, Mike Mungarvan, Quentin Pierre, Mike Randall, Colin Skeaping, Tony Smart, Adam J. Smith, Barry Summerford, Tommy Weldin and Syd Wragg.
  • Star Wars Weekends Rebel Rendezvous is May 15 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Lake Buena Vista, FL. Star Wars guest Ashley Eckstein will be there.
  • Star Wars Weekends May 16-18 will feature Star Wars guests Ahmed Best, Vanessa Marshall, Peter Mayhew and James Arnold Taylor at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Lake Buena Vista, FL.
  • Xcon World is May 16 to 18 in Myrtle Beach, SC. Star Wars guests include Daniel Logan.
  • Jason Fry‘s DK Book Tour will be in Mount Juliet, TN on May 16 for a book signing at Books-A-Million at 7:00 PM.
  • SuperFan ComicCon is May 17 to 19 in Toronto, ON. Star Wars guests include Jeremy Bulloch, Olivia Hack and John Stocker.
  • An Evening With Brian Blessed is May 18, 2014 at The Ritz Cinema in Lincoln, England.
  • STICCON is May 22 to 25 in Bellaria, Italy. Star Wars guests include John Coppinger and Toby Philpott.
  • Star Wars Weekends May 23-25 will feature Star Wars guests Jeremy Bulloch, Warwick Davis, Tiya Sircar and James Arnold Taylor at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Lake Buena Vista, FL. Star Wars author Jason Fry will also be there at The Writer’s Stop for books signings all weekend rom 11:00 AM to Noon each day.
  • MCM London Comic Con is May 23 to 25 in London, England. Star Wars guests include Barrie Holland (Sat & Sun only), Derek Lyons (Sat & Sun only)and Peter Roy (Sat & Sun only).
  • Comicpalooza is May 23 to 26 in Houston, TX. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson, Jim Cummings, James Marsters and Billy Dee Williams.
  • Pop Culture Expo is May 24 to 25 in Wilmington, MA. Star Wars guests include Deep Roy.
  • FedCon 23 is May 29 to June 1 in Dusseldorf, Germany. Star Wars guests include Olivia d’Abo, Nalini Krishan and Bai Ling.
  • Indy Pop Con is May 30 to June 1 in Indianapolis, IN. Star Wars guests include John DiMaggio and Dave Dorman.
  • Star Wars Weekends May 30 to June 1 will feature Star Wars guests Taylor Gray, Ray Park, John Ratzenberger and James Arnold Taylor at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Lake Buena Vista, FL.
  • Atlanta Comic Con is May 30 to June 1 in Atlanta, GA. Star Wars guests include James Marsters and Brian Muir.
  • Jason Fry‘s DK Book Tour will be in Maplewood, NJ for a book signing at Maplewood Memorial Library at 2:00 PM.
  • The Millennium View Con is May 31 to June 1 in Liverpool, England. Star Wars guests include Kenny Baker, Paul Blake, John Chapman, Laurie Goode, Garrick Hagon, Katie Purvis, Peter Roy and Brian Wheeler.
  • Jason Fry‘s DK Book Tour will be in Huntington, NY for a book signing at Book Revue at noon.

For more events, be sure to check out Star Wars Actors Appearances.

Fandom News

Movie & Television News

  • Rebels Report poured over some info brought to light by Dan Curto showing some new Hasbro figures that give clues to what Star Wars Rebels characters we’ll be seeing.
  • Rebels Report also spotted some clues that Billy Dee Williams may be doing some voice work for Star Wars Rebels.
  • And because they’re on the ball, Rebels Report caught one more Star Wars Rebels piece of news with the identity of another voice actor on the show, Benjamin Diskin.
  • How about the extended trailer for Gotham

Toy & Collectible News

  • Toyark has a nice look at the upcoming 6-inch Black Series Jabba the Hutt with Salacious Crumb and Yoda.
  • And speaking of the Black Series, Entertainment Earth is offering free shipping for pre-orders of Wave 4 which includes 6-inch Boba Fett, Clonetrooper, Stormtrooper and ROTS Anakin.
  • Toyark has a list of some Star Wars statues Entertainment Earth is currently offering for 20% off.
  • Anvos unveiled the first in their line of Star Wars replica movie props and costumes with Luke Skywalker’s Bespin fatigues.
  • An interesting new Star Wars item at ThinkGeek: Han Solo in carbonite rug.
  • Whether you plan on buying one or not, LEGO Master Builder has a stop motion video of the LEGO Sand crawler as it’s constructed.
  • Outside of Star Wars, NECA showed off the new Alien 3 figure they are working on.
  • LEGO and Jaws fans may want to visit LEGO Ideas to support an awesome idea for a LEGO set.
  • Toyark also has pictures of some really awesome looking Planet of the Apes figures that NECA is working on. The figures are 7″ tall so they might be a bit tall to mix with your 6-inch Black Series figures.

Video Game News

  • Star Wars: Battlefront will be shown off at E3 this year.
  • Game Informer has a huge write up on the canceled Darth Maul game that Red Fly was working on years ago.
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