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July 25, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Conventions, Events, Interview, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond including Star Wars panels and signings at San Diego Comic Con 2014.

Comic News

  • Bleeding Cool is reporting that Marvel will be doing two Star Wars monthly series and a Prince Leia comic. If this rumor is true, we might get confirmation at the Marvel: Women of Marvel panel which is Sunday 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM in Room 5AB.
  • Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko will be doing a new sci-fi series for Image Comics called Invisible Republic. You can check out their interview right here.

Convention & Event News

San Diego Comic Con has arrived and today is Star Wars day. Here’s a list of the Star Wars panels for today.

Friday

  • 10:00 AM – Star Wars Origami (Room 7AB) with Chris Alexander.
  • 11:00 AM – Star Wars Storyboards (Room 7AB) with Joe Johnston and J.W. Rinzler.
  • 12:00 PM – Hasbro Star Wars (Room 7AB) with Jeff Labovitz and Bill Rawley.
  • 1:00 PM – Star Wars Collectibles Update (Room 7AB) with Anita Castellar featuring eFX, Gentle Giant Studios, Kotobukiya, and Sideshow Collectibles products.
  • 2:00 PM – Star Wars: A New Dawn (Room 7AB) with John Jackson Miller, Shelly Shapiro, Frank Parisi, Jennifer Heddle, Pablo Hidalgo, Vanessa Marshall, and Dave Filoni.
  • 3:00 PM – Star Wars: The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight (Room 7AB) with Tony DiTerlizzi, Troy Alders, J. W. Rinzler, and Joanne Chan.
  • 6:00 PM – Scribe Awards (Room 23ABC) which will include Star Wars author John Jackson Miller.
  • 8:30 PM – From Spider-Man to Darth Vader: How Does Personality Influence Our Favorite Characters? (Room 24ABC) with April Fugett, Keith W. Beard, Elijah Wise, Britani Black, and Josh Carter.

Saturday

  • 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM – Lucasfilm Portfolio Review (Room PR F) with Troy Alders.
  • 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM – 501st Costuming 101: Dressing to Serve the Empire (Room 8)
  • 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM – Phil Tippett: Analog and Digital Effects (Room 24ABC) with Phil Tippet and Corey Rosen.
  • 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM – Star Wars Trivia Panel (Room 23ABC) with Dean Amstutz, Linda Crispien, Leia Hornedo, Brendan Prout, and Jessica Woods.
  • 8:30 PM to 9:00 PM – The Psychology of Star Trek vs. Star Wars: Episode IV (Room 26AB) with Dr. Andrea Letamendi, Dr. Ali Mattu, Brian Ward, and special guests Sam Witwer and Rod Roddenberry.

Sunday

  • 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM – Disney Publishing Sneak Preview (Room 8)

And if you’re looking for signings, we’ve got you covered.

Friday

  • 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM – Daniel Wallace at DK Publishing Booth 1034
  • 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM – Jeffrey Brown at Autograph Area #8
  • 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM – Joe Corroney at World Famous Comics Booth 5560
  • 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM – Jason Fry at DK Star Wars Booth 2913G
  • 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM – Daniel Wallace at Chronicle Books Booth 1506
  • 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM – Jeffrey Brown at Top Shelf Booth 1721
  • 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM – Joe Corroney at IDW Booth 2643
  • 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM – Jeffrey Brown at Titan Booth 5537
  • 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM – Daniel Wallace at Insight Editions Booth 1318
  • 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM – John Jackson Miller and Doug Wheatley at Del Rey Booth 2913D
  • 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM – Pablo Hidalgo at Disney Publishing Worldwide Booth 929
  • 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM – Brian Rood at IDW Booth 2643
  • 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM – Randy Stradley, Doug Wheatley, Carlos D’Anda, Gabe Eltaeb, Dave Wilkins, Tim Siedell and Michael Heisler at Dark Horse Comics Booth 2615

Saturday

  • 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM – Jason Fry at DK Star Wars Booth 2913G
  • 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM – Jeffrey Brown at Gentle Giant Booth 3513
  • 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM – Adam Hughes, Matt Kindt, Dan Parsons, Gabe Eltaeb, Wes DziobaMichael Heisler and Ariel Olivetti at Dark Horse Comics Booth 2615
  • 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM – Joe Corroney at IDW Booth 2643
  • 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM – Joe Corroney at World Famous Comics Booth 5560
  • 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM – Matt Kindt at Dark Horse Comics Booth 2615
  • 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM – Daniel Wallace at Chronicle Books Booth 1506
  • 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM – Jeffrey Brown at Autograph Area #8
  • 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM – John Jackson Miller and Doug Wheatley at Del Rey Booth 2913D
  • 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM – Jeffrey Brown at Top Shelf Booth 1721
  • 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM – Joe Corroney at IDW Booth 2643

Sunday

  • 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM – Mike Richardson at Dark Horse Comics Booth 2615
  • 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM – Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko at Dark Horse Comics Booth 2615
  • 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM – John Jackson Miller at Del Rey Booth 2913D
  • 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM – Brian Rood at IDW Booth 2643

Artist Alley

  • Jeffery Carlisle GG-02
  • Justin Chung GG-07
  • Katie Cook HH-17
  • Joe Corroney GG-08
  • Carlos D’Anda CC-05
  • (Dave Dorman Booth #4500)
  • Gabe Eltaeb EE-11
  • Tom Hodges GG-01
  • Dan Parsons BB-02
  • David Rabbitte II-18
  • LIvio Ramondelli CC-16
  • John Van Fleet II-23
  • Dave Wilkins HH-4

Outside of SDCC, here are other conventions and events you can check out featuring Star Wars celebrities. Plus don’t miss out on the Author Hunt.

  • 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

  • TheStarWarsArchive.com has a cool transcript of an interview Jason Fry did with John Ratzenberger for Star Wars Insider back in 2000. You can read it here. Be sure to look around, they also have one for Timothy Zahn.
  • You can check out the Star Wars Rebels SDCC chat here.

Movie & Television News

  • Mark Hamill speaks with BBC about returning to Star Wars, Harrison Ford’s injury, reuniting with the cast and his thoughts on the new members of the cast. Plus his beard is getting bigger. He’s definitely on par with Obi-Wan now.

Toy & Collectible News

  • Hot Toys has acquired a license to make Star Wars toys now. You can check out their announcement on Facebook.
  • ANOVOS has added a Darth Vader costume to their lineup.
  • Hot Wheels showed off their life-sized Darth Vader car at SDCC.

Video Game News

  • For those wondering when Star Wars: Battlefield will come out, it sounds like December 2015 is a possibility.

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