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August 22, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Comic Books, Contest, Conventions, Dark Horse, Del Rey, Events, Interview, JJ Abrams, Movies, Random House, Star Trek, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, 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

  • Random House is giving away twenty copies of the SDCC promo copies of John Jackson Miller‘s upcoming book A New Dawn. Click here to enter.
  • Suvudu released an exclusive video of their Star Wars: A New Dawn panel from SDCC.
  • Coffee with Kenobi interviewed John Jackson Miller on his new book A New Dawn.
  • Goodreads has a giveaway for Stories of the Raksura by Martha Wells.
  • Silence in the Library has a kickstarter out for one of Timothy Zahn‘s novels Cloak. In his words, “So if you think you might be interested in reading about a stolen Indian tactical nuke, an assassination plot, and the theft of a newly-invented Cloak of invisibility, hop over to the Kickstarter page and take a look.”
  • Kevin J. Anderson also has a book out now on writing called Million Dollar Productivity.

Comic News

Convention & Event News

  • 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.
  • Star Wars Expanded Universe Send Off at The Comic Bug on August 23 in Manhattan Beach, CA. Star Wars comic guests include Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman, Brian Wood, Christian Gossett and Barbara Kesel.
  • Collectormania is August 23 through 24 in Glasgow, Scotland. Star Wars guests include Kenny Baker, Mark Capri, Alan Flyng, Julian Glover, Angus MacInnes, John Mortonand 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(click here for her schedule), Christopher Golden, Rebecca Moesta, John Ratzenberger, Michael A. StackpoleJohn 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

  • Jedi News has an interview with comic writer Jeremy Barlow covering Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir.

Movie & Television News

  • We finally have a release date for Star Wars Rebels one hour premier: October 3rd on the Disney channel.
  • New teaser for Star Wars Rebels called “Art Attack”.
  • Disney also has a 30 second Zeb teaser.
  • Edgar Wright and J.J. Abrams are teaming up for…something.
  • The first draft of the next Star Trek film’s script is now complete.
  • The sci-fi film Young Ones has a new trailer out that looks pretty good. The movie will be out on October 17th.
  • Another sci-fi film coming out this fall is Automata starring Antonio Banderas. Looks like an interesting mix between Blade Runner and I, Robot. You can check out the trailer here. There will be a limited release on October 10th.
  • In other movie news, Keanu Reaves will be playing an assassin this fall in John Wick, David Yates has signed on to direct Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them–the next Harry Potter film–which will be out November 18, 2016.

Toy & Collecting News

Video Game News

  • Starcraft fans may want to check out Star Wars: Commander.
Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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