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October 17, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Interview, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars, 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

Comic News

Convention & Event News

  • Tree City Comic Con is October 17 to 18 in Boise, ID. Star Wars guests include Jim Cummings, Felix Silla and Carel Struycken.
  • Hollywood Show is October 17 to 19 in Los Angeles, CA. Star Wars guests include Bai Ling.
  • Rock & Shock is October 17 to 19 in Worchester, MA. Star Wars guests include John Ratzenberger.
  • Dallas ComicCon Fan Days is October 17 to 19 in Irving, TX. Star Wars guests include Clive Revill and Ray Park.
  • Galaxy Comics & Games event on October 18 in Stevens Point, WI. Star Wars author John Jackson Miller will be there for a book signing from 1:00 to 4:00 PM and there will be a Star Wars X-Wintar Wag Miniatures Game event.
  • Feel the Force Day is October 18 in Peterborough, England. Star Wars guests include Chris Bunn, Peter Burroughs, Raymond Griffiths, Warwick Davis.
  • FACTS is October 18 to 19 in Ghent, Belgium. Star Wars guests include Jerome Blake and Carrie Fisher (Sunday only).
  • London Film & Comic Con is October 18 to 19 in London, England. Star Wars guests include Peter Allen, Jeremy Bulloch, Carrie Fisher, Chris Muncke, David Prowse, Katee Sackhoff, Will Sliney and Stormtroopers Alan Swaden, Barry Summerford, Chris Bunn, David Church, David Field, Derek Chafer, Doug Robinson, Grant Hall, Jim Dowdall, Joe Gibson, John Cannon, Keith Swaden, Larry Estrin, Michael Leader, Mike Mungarvan, Mike Randall, Noel Hawkins, Paul Bannon, Peter Allen, Quentin Pierre, Salo Gardener, Stephen Fitzalan, Steve Ismay, Syd Wragg, Tony Smart, and Tony Allen.
  • Armageddon Expo is October 18 to 19 in Melbourne, Australia. Star Wars guests include Cas Anvar, Greg Cipes, Jason Spisak, Tom Taylor and Terry Brooks.
  • Bat-Con is October 24 in Middlesbrough, England. Star Wars guests include Ken Coombs and Pam Rose.
  • The Haunting of Starbase 24 is October 24 to 25 in Peterborough, England. Star Wars guests include Alan Flyng.
  • ValleyCon is October 24 to 26 in Fargo, ND. Star Wars guests include Troy Denning.
  • Epic-Con Ohio is October 24 to 26 in Dayton, OH. Star Wars guests include Dave Barclay.
  • MCM Comic Con London is October 24 to 26 in London, England. Star Wars guests include Barrie Holland (Saturday and Sunday only), Derek Lyons.
  • Santa Fe Comic Con is October 24 to 26 in Santa Fe, NM. Star Wars guests include John Morton.
  • Crypticon Minneapolis is October 24 to 26 in Bloomington, MN. Star Wars guests include Felix Silla.
  • Armageddon Expo is October 24 to 27 in Auckland, New Zealand. Star Wars guests include Terry Brooks, Greg Cipes, and Jason Spisak.
  • John Jackson Miller signing at Powers Comics in Green Bay, WI from 1:00 to 4:00 PM.
  • Preston Comic Con is October 25 in Preston, England. Star Wars guests include Michael Henbury, Brian Muir, Shane Rimmer, Tim Rose, and Carlos Ezquerra.
  • Chippenham Sci-Fi and Film Fair is October 25 in Chippenham, England. Star Wars guests include Ken Coombs, Nick Joseph, Pam Rose and Brian Wheeler.
  • Belfast Film & Comic Con is October 25 to 26 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Star Wars guests include Kenny Baker, Paul Blake, Rusty Goffe, Alan Harris, and Angus MacInnes.
  • Quebec Comiccon is October 25 to 26 in Quebec City, QC. Star Wars guests include Jeremy Bulloch, Daniel Logan, and Peter Mayhew.
  • The Scandianvian Sci-Fi, Game & Film Convention is October 25 to 26 in Sundspärlan, Helsingborg, Sweden. Star Wars guests include Toby Philpott.
  • Xenite Con III is October 25 to 26 in Paris, France. Star Wars guests include Adrienne Wilkinson.
  • Bakersfield Comic-Con is October 26 in Bakersfield, CA. Star Wars guests include Brandon Bracamonte, Mike Hampton, Drew Johnson, C. Andrew Nelson and Nate Watson.
  • Malta Comics Expo is October 31 to November 2 in Valletta, Malta. Star Wars guests include Nick Joseph, Joseph Gatt, Mahmud Asrar, Paul Eiding, Andrew Lawden, Paul Markham and Peter Roy.
  • Rhode Island Comic Con is October 31 to November 2 in Providence, RI. Star Wars guests include Michonne Bourriague, Mark Dodson, Michael Dooney, Gerald Home, Michael Kingma, Peter Mayhew, Brian Muir, Ray Park, Orli Shoshan, Carel Struycken, George Takei, Femi Taylor, Ryder Windham and Matthew Wood.

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

  • Author John Jackson Miller answers Star Wars fan questions over on Suvudu.
  • SF Gate has an interview with Dave Filoni covering Star Wars Rebels.
  • You can also watch Dave Filoni at the MIP Junior Conference via mipmarkets.
  • Star Wars Underworld has posted a video of the NYCC 2014 A New Dawn/Star Wars Books panel.
  • The Wolfpack Padcast has an interview with Freddie Prinze Jr.
  • And Bombad Radio has an interview with Star Wars artist Joe Corroney.

Movie & Television News

  • Perhaps the biggest news this week (hey, Ewok fan here) is that Warwick Davis will be in Star Wars Episode VII.

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  • It’s official, Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Lost Missions will be available on DVD and Blu-ray on November 11th. Pre-orders are already up on Amazon.
  • First look at Darth Vader in upcoming Star Wars Rebels ABC airing.

  • StarWars.com has a behind the scenes look at Star Wars Rebels “Droids in Distress”.
  • In DC news, Batman and Superman are getting standalone movies between 2016 and 2020, Cyborg is getting a movie, Green Lantern is getting a reboot, Shazam and Justice League 2 will be out in 2019, Ezra Miller will be The Flash in 2018, Jason Momoa will be Aquaman in 2018, Justice League will be out in 2017 as well as Wonder Woman movie, and Suicide Squad will be first DC movie after Batman v. Superman.
  • Angelina Jolie is stepping behind the camera as director for Unbroken. I’ve heard good things about the book it’s based on (which in turn is based on a true story) and the trailer looks promising. The movie will be out for Christmas this year.
  • Chris Hemsworth, Ron Howard and a movie based on the true story that inspired Moby Dick…this looks interesting. In the Heart of the Sea will be out next March.
  • In Marvel news, Robert Downey Jr. will star in Captain America 3 which will launch their Civil War storyline.

Toy & Collecting News

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