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June 13, 2014 at 6:36 am | Posted in Books, Conventions, Events, News, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys & Collectibles, 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

Convention & Event News

  • Origins is June 12-15 in Columbus, OH. Star Wars authors Michael A. Stackpole and Timothy Zahn will be in attendance (link to Zahn’s schedule and link to all author seminars) as well as Star Wars artist Jeff Carlisle (Booth #441).
  • Superman Celebration is June 12 to 15 in Metropolis, IL. Star Wars guests include Billy Dee Williams.
  • Doctor Who CovCon is June 13 to 14 in Coventry, England. Star Wars guests will include Nick Joseph and Peter Roy (Saturday only).
  • Star Wars Weekends finishes off in Lake Buena Vista, FL at Disney’s Hollywood Studios from June 13 to 15th. Star Wars guests include Dee Bradley Baker, Steve Blum, Tom Kane, Matt Lanter, Cat Taber and James Arnold Taylor.

  • Denver Comic Con is June 13 to 15 in Denver, CO. Star Wars guests include Jeremy Bulloch, Jim CummingsJennifer Hale, Katie Cook, Michael Golden,  Ben TemplesmithKevin J. Anderson and Dave Wolverton (aka David Farland).
  • Special Edition: NYC is June 14 and 15th. Star Wars guests include Howard Chaykin, Mahmud Asrar, Brian WoodGabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko (schedule).
  • Eternal Con is June 14 to 15 in Garden City, NY. Star Wars guests include Ray Park.
  • World Blood Drive Day is June 14th. The 501st Legion and author Ryder Windham will be out in force. Be sure to participate. Ryder will be at the Warwick Library event in Rhode Island.
  • Supanova Pop Culture Expo is June 13 through 15 in Sydney, Australia. Star Wars guests include Tom Taylor, Colin Wilson, Mark Raats and Ashley Wood.
  • Sci-Fi By the SeaQuel is June 15 in Herne Bay, England. Star Wars guests include David Prowse, Mike Quinn, Pam Rose, Tim Rose, Peter Roy, Ken Coombs, Alan Flyng and Femi Taylor.
  • James S.A. Corey Cibola Burn book tour hits Barnes & Noble in Santa Monica, CA on June 17th.
  • Kevin Hearne Shattered book tour will be in Scottsdale, AZ at The Poisoned Pen on June 17th.
  • James S.A. Corey Cibola Burn book tour hits the Tattered Cover in Littleton, CO on June 18th.
  • Kevin Hearne Shattered book tour will be in Houston, TX at Murder By the Book on June 18th.
  • James S.A. Corey Cibola Burn book tour hits Powell’s Books in Beaverton, OR on June 19th.
  • Kevin Hearne Shattered book tour will be in Lexington, KY at Joseph-Beth Booksellers on June 19th.
  • LEGOLAND Germany will have a Star Wars weekend event June 19 to 22 with Star Wars guest Tim Dry.
  • Philadelphia Comic Con is June 19 to 22 in Philadelphia, PA. Star Wars guests include James Marsters and Michael Golden.
  • James S.A. Corey Cibola Burn book tour hits Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego, CA on June 20th.
  • Kevin Hearne Shattered book tour will be in Roseville, MN at Barnes & Noble on June 20th.
  • Texas Comicon is June 20 to 22 in San Antonio, TX. Star Wars guests include Michael Bell, Gregg Berger and David Michael Beck, .
  • James S.A. Corey Cibola Burn book tour hits Borderlands Books in San Francisco, CA on June 21st.
  • Kevin Hearne Shattered book tour will be in Seattle, WA at University Bookstore on June 21st.
  • Santa Rosa Toy Con is June 21 in Santa Rosa, CA. Star Wars guests include Chris Edgerly.
  • A Division CID Life on Mars Event is June 21 in Chiswick, England at King George IV Pub. Star Wars guests include Tom Mannion.
  • Star Wars Mini Con is June 21 in Sioux City, IA at ACME Comics & Collectibles. Star Wars guests include Felix Silla.
  • Return of the Garrison is June 21 to 22 at the National Space Centre in Leicester, England. Star Wars Guests include Kenny Baker, David Prowse, Jeremy Bulloch, Warwick Davis, Peter Mayhew, Julian Glover, Peter Burroughs, and Ray Griffiths.
  • James S.A. Corey Cibola Burn book tour hits Elliot Bay Bookstore in Seattle, WA on June 22nd.
  • Kevin Hearne Shattered book tour will be in Beaverton, OR at Powell’s Books on June 22nd.
  • Wigan Comic-Con is June 22 in Wigan, England. Star Wars guests include Kenny Baker, Jeremy Bulloch, Brian Muir and Femi Taylor.
  • Kevin Hearne Shattered book tour will be in Cambridge, MA at the YMCA on June 23rd.
  • Kevin Hearne Shattered book tour will be in Toronto, ON at Bakka Phoenix on June 24th.
  • Albuquerque Comic Expo is June 27 to 29 in Albuquerque, NM. Star Wars guests include Sam Witwer, Michael Golden and Brian Muir.
  • Evolution Expo is June 27 to 29 in Oakland, CA. Star Wars guests include Katee Sackhoff.
  • Kevin Hearne Shattered book tour will be in Highlands Ranch, CO at the Tattered Cover on June 29th.
  • Kevin Hearne Shattered book tour will be in San Diego, CA at San Diego Comic Con from July 24 to 27th.
  • Kevin Hearne Shattered book tour will be in San Diego, CA at the Upstart Crow on July 26th.

For more events, be sure to check out Star Wars Actors Appearances. You can also find more of Timothy Zahn’s 2014 appearances on his Facebook page.

Movie & Television News

  • While you may or may not be looking forward to the Phineas and Ferb Star Wars episode, it will now be featuring a preview for Star Wars Rebels. It will air July 26 at 9:00 PM on the Disney Channel.
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season Six “The Lost Missions” is out in new outlets: Apple iTunes (US & Canada), Amazon, Google (US & Canada), Microsoft (US & Canada), Sony (US & Canada), Verizon and VUDU.

Toy & Collectible News

  • Pre-orders are up for the Sideshow Cad Bane in Denal Disguise sixth scale figure.
  • OfficialPix still has a few copies left of Warwick Davis‘ autobiography Size Matters Not. They’re hardcover, signed by Warwick, and at a $5 nick and dent discount.
  • Pre-orders are also up for Dark Horse Comics last comic release, a special gallery edition of Dark Times: Path to Nowhere. Currently Amazon and B&N have links up. The 9” x 13 1/4” hardcover will be 248 pages long, featuring just issues #1 through #5 but with the scans of Doug Wheatley‘s black and white art at original size and the scripts provided by Randy Stradley.
  • Dork Side Toys has pre-orders for the next waves of 6″ Black Series figures including Jabba the Hutt, the scout trooper, ROTJ Luke, Darth Vader, Chewbacca and the sandtrooper with black pauldron. Plus you can check out the 6″ MAFEX Darth Vader.
  • ANOVOS has unveiled their next Star Wars outfit: Bespin Han Solo. Fair warning, it comes at a steep price.
  • USA Today gave a first look at Hot Wheels Star Wars offering, a Darth Vader car.
  • Gentle Giant is running a Vader’s Day Sale until June 18th.
  • Charity Buzz has an auction up for a signed score of Star Wars by John Williams.
  • Art collectors will want to check out the Star Wars Blog which has a preview of some upcoming prints from Acme Archives Direct which will be on sale today.

Video Game News

Star Wars Weekend Videos

  • Inside the Magic brings us a full video of Mark Hamill‘s conversation with James Arnold Taylor at Star Wars Weekends.
  • The Wolfpack Podcast has video of Warwick Davis’ “An Ewok’s Tale”.
Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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