Around the Web

July 18, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Conventions, Episode VII, Events, Interview, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Toys & Collectibles | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Author Kevin Hearne posted some updates. He’s currently working on a fantasy novel called A Plague of Giants. He also revealed the title for the next Iron Druid Chronicles book, Staked. IDC fans can also look forward to a new short story he has written called “A Prelude to War” which is set after the events of Shattered.
  • Star Wars fans interested in checking out some non-Star Wars books by Star Wars authors might be interested in the Humble Sci-Fi Bundle which includes eBooks by Timothy Zahn, Barbara Hambly, William C. Dietz, Alan Dean Foster, Greg Bear and others.

Convention & Event News

  • Ian Doescher The Jedi Doth Return Book Tour heads to Tattered Cover Bookstore at Highlands Ranch, Highlands Ranch, CO on July 18th.
  • Cinefan Festival de Ubeda is July 18 through 20 in Ubeda, Spain. Star Wars guests include Julian Glover and David Prowse.
  • Ian Doescher The Jedi Doth Return Book Tour heads to Boulder Bookstore, Boulder, CO on July 19th.
  • John Jackson Miller will be at Powers Comics & Collectibles in Green Bay, WI on July 19th.
  • Ian Doescher The Jedi Doth Return Book Tour heads to Hardesty Regional Library, Tulsa, OK on July 20th.
  • Hollywood Show is July 19 through 20 in Los Angeles, CA. Star Wars guests include Deep Roy.
  • Cardiff Tattoo & Toy Con is July 19 through 20 in Cardiff, Wales. Star Wars guests include Jeremy Bulloch, Toby Philpott and Alan Ruscoe.
  • Gabe Eltaeb’s Comic Kickoff Fundraiser is July 23 in San Diego, CA. Star Wars guests include Gabe Eltaeb, Dave Wilkins, Carlos D’Anda and Doug Wheatley.
  • Kevin Hearne Shattered book tour will be in San Diego, CA at San Diego Comic Con from July 24 to 27th.
  • ArmadilloCon 36 is July 25 through 27 in Austin, TX and will be Martha Wells last con of the year, so if you’re in the area, be sure to check it out.
  • Kevin Hearne Shattered book tour will be in San Diego, CA at the Upstart Crow on July 26th.
  • Ian Doescher The Jedi Doth Return Book Tour heads to Barnes & Noble Huntington Beach, Huntington Beach, CA on July 26th.
  • Romford Essex Star Wars Charity Convention is July 26 in Salt Lake City, UT. Star Wars guests include Vass Anderson, Paul Bannon, Trevor Butterfield, John Chapman, Ken Coombs, Ian Durrant, Salo Gardner, Laurie Goode, Alan Harris, Michael Henbury, Nick Joseph, Andrew Lawden, Brian Muir, David Prowse, Terry Sach and Marolyn Turk.
  • Stars of Time Con is July 26 through 27 in Weston-super-Mare, England. Star Wars guests include Kenneth Colley, Michael Culver, Julian Glover, Andrew Lawden, Peter Roy and Brian Wheeler.
  • Ian Doescher The Jedi Doth Return Book Tour heads to Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA on July 28th.
  • The Official Star Trek Convention is July 31 through August 3 in Las Vegas, NV. Star Wars guests include Felix Silla and Carel Struycken.

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

Movie & Television News

  • Variety is reporting that actress Christina Chong has been cast for Star Wars Episode VII.
  • In other casting news, Jason Isaacs will be voicing the Inquisitor in Star Wars Rebels. Be sure to check out the video which sheds some more light on the character.
  • The Force.Net also has a look at some of the characters will be seeing in Star Wars Rebels.
  • Fans of James S.A. Corey’s The Expanse series can catch up on the television news right here including updates on casting and crew.

Toy & Collector News

  • Hot Wheels showed some more Star Wars cars: Wookiee truck and Yoda car.
  • StarWars.com has a look at the Walmart exclusive Millennium Falcon.
  • Star Wars artist Dave Dorman has some one of a kind comic sketches up for sale (non-Star Wars).
Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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