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June 20, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Conventions, Events, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, 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

  • Star Wars Books has revealed the back cover for Tarkin (illustration by David Smit).
  • The Essential Guide to Warfare Author’s Cut continues with Part 9: “Battlefields of the Clone Wars”.
  • The Jupiter Pirates by Jason Fry is now just a $1.99 for the eBook version on Amazon and B&N.
  • Fans of The Expanse series can look forward to three more books thanks to Oribit Books. This will be books 7-9 by James S.A. Corey.
  • You can win a copy of The Dark Between The Stars by Kevin J. Anderson over on SF Signal.
  • Readers interested in picking up a lot of stories may want to check out StoryBundle which currently has a set including Kevin J. Anderson, Michael A. Stackpole, Kristine Kathryn Rusch and many other authors.
  • Cover reveal for The Tejano Conflict by Steve Perry.

Convention & Event News

  • 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 includeJames 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 WitwerMichael Golden and Brian Muir.
  • Evolution Expo is June 27 to 29 in Oakland, CA. Star Wars guests include Katee Sackhoff.
  • LibertyCon is June 27 to 29 in Chattanooga, TN. Star Wars guests include author Timothy Zahn.
  • 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.

Fandom News

  • StarWars.com has a new “Scene Maker” feature allowing you to recreate scenes from Star Wars…or change them.
  • Star Wars comic artist Carlos D’Anda is now taking commissions for those interested.
  • Lightsaber Rattling shares a cool lightsaber infographic via the Star Wars Fact Files.
  • Star Wars artist Brian Rood has gone over to the Disney side with a painting Frozen fans will love.

Frozen-Snowman-by-Brian-Rood

Movie & Television News

  • According to ABC News, Harrison Ford had successful surgery after the ankle/leg injury he suffered. He’s now heading into rehab.
  • TheForce.Net has some Star Wars Rebels spoilers revealing a big name cameo for the first episode, the voice of the Inquisitor, and some minor info on the pilot episodes.

Toy & Collectible News

  • For those looking for a truly one of a kind Star Wars piece, you can bid on the ultra rare Star Wars: Droids prototype figure Kleb Zellock. It’s even mint on card…and a whopping $15,000 and counting.
  • Ewok fans rejoice, Gentle Giant has announced a Jumbo Sized Wicket. And pre-orders are up. He’ll be 6-inches tall.
  • Star Wars Rebels fans can add Zeb to go along with their Inquisitor statues.
  • Jedi Temple Archives is reporting the newest batch of Black Series 6-inch figures: Bossk, C-3PO and Han Solo in stormtrooper disguise.
  • Shadow Stormtrooper fans will want to take note of the SDCC exclusive from JAKKS.
  • Outside of Star Wars, Her Universe has unveiled their Marvel line.

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