Around the Web

August 1, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Del Rey, Interview, Movies, Random House, Regular Feature, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond. A lot of videos and a bit more from SDCC 2014 that’s worth checking out.

Book News

  • Jawa James (Club Jade) interviewed authors Adam Bray (which you can watch here) and John Jackson Miller (which you can watch below) at SDCC 2014.

Convention & Event News

  • The Official Star Trek Convention is July 31 through August 3 in Las Vegas, NV. Star Wars guests include Simon Pegg, Felix Silla and Carel Struycken.
  • MechaCon is August 1 through 3 in New Orleans, LA. Star Wars guests include Greg Cipes and Greg Weisman.
  • FandomFest is August 1 through 3rd in Louisville, KY. Star Wars guests include Cas Anvar, Steve Blum, Ray Park, and Sam Witwer.
  • San Antonio Comic Con is August 1 through 3 in San Antonio, TX. Star Wars guests include James Marsters and Peter Mayhew.
  • Brony Con is August 1 through 3 in Baltimore, MD. Star Wars guests include Tabitha St. Germain.
  • Unity 2014 Sci-Fi Family Fun Day is August 2 in Rockbeare, England. Star Wars guests include Alan Ruscoe.
  • Sheppey Takeover is August 2 in Isle of Sheppey, England. Star Wars guests include Ken Coombs, Alan Flyng and Pam Rose.
  • Southcoast Toy & Comic Show is August 2 in Fairhaven, MA. Star Wars guests include Mark Dodson and Orli Shoshan.
  • Boston Comic Con is August 8 through 10 in Boston, MA. Star Wars guests include James Marsters and Sam Witwer.
  • Steel City Con is August 8 through 10 in Monroeville, PA. Star Wars guests include Billy Dee Williams.
  • Otakon is August 8 through 10 in Baltimore, MD. Star Wars guests include John Stockter.
  • Doctor Who Cares is August 9 in Windsor, England. Star Wars guests include Julian Glover.
  • Dallas Comic & Pop Expo is August 9 through 10 in Richardson, TX. Star Wars guests include Felix Silla and Carel Struycken.
  • Heroes & Legends is August 9 through 10 in Margam, England. Star Wars guests include Jerome Blake and David Prowse.
  • Gen Con is August 14 through 17 in Indianapolis, IN. Star Wars guests include author Michael A. Stackpole.
  • ComiCONN is August 15 through 17 in Bridgeport, CT. Star Wars guests include Ray Park.
  • Hollywood Show is August 15 through 17 in Rosemont, IL. Star Wars guests include Bai Ling.
  • Horror Realm is August 15 through 17 in Pittsburgh, PA. Star Wars guests include Felix Silla.
  • “The Crow” Stars Bai Ling Live is August 16 at Hollywood Palms in Naperville, IL.
  • FantastiCon is August 16 in Hull, England. Star Wars guests include Toby Longworth.
  • Hero Fest is August 16 through 17 in Woodbridge, ON. Star Wars guests include Alan Flyng and Pam Rose.
  • Drew Karpyshyn will be in Austin, TX for The Scorched Earth book signing at Barnes & Noble on August 19th.
  • Chicago Comic Con is August 21 through 24 in Rosemont, IL. Star Wars guests include James Marsters.
  • CharFest is August 22 through 24 in Bournemouth, England. Star Wars guests include John Chapman and Derek Lyons.
  • RushCon 2014 is August 22 through 24 in Toronto, ON. Star Wars author Kevin J. Anderson will be there.
  • Who-Con 2014 is August 23rd in Lincoln, England. Star Wars guests include Nick Joseph and Peter Roy.
  • Collectormania is August 23 through 24 in Glasgow, Scotland. Star Wars guests include Kenny Baker, Mark Capri, Alan Flyng, Julian Glover, Angus MacInnes, John Morton and David Prowse.
  • Timothy Zahn will be in Atlanta, GA on August 28 for the A Call to Duty book launch party at the Westin.
  • Fan Expo Canada is August 28 through 31 in Toronto, ON. Star Wars guests include Ray Park and Tabitha St. Germain.
  • Dragon Con is August 29 through September 1st in Atlanta, GA. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson, David Farland (aka Dave Wolverton), Christie Golden, Christopher Golden, Rebecca Moesta, John Ratzenberger, Michael A. Stackpole, John StockerSam Witwer and Timothy Zahn.
  • Sheffield Film & Comic Con is August 30 through 31 in Sheffield, England. Star Wars guests include Paul Blake (Sunday only), Jeremy Bulloch, Ian Liston and John Morton.

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

  • According to Kevin Kiner, Lucasfilm is working on releasing a soundtrack for seasons one through six of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
  • / Film interviewed Dave Filoni and Simon Kinberg on Star Wars Rebels.
  • Star Wars Underworld has video of the SDCC 2014 Star Wars Rebels panel.
  • And while there have been a lot of movie trailers as of late, I can’t pass up a good interpretation of an Edgar Alan Poe story. Especially when it’s starring Ben Kingsley, Kate Beckinsale and Michael Caine.

Toy & Collector News

  • If you haven’t checked out Yoda News Q&A with Hasbro, then you can watch it below. They touch base on the upcoming figures in the various lines including the Mission series, more female characters, and availability of the Walgreens exclusive Boba Fett.

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