Around the Web

October 24, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Comic Books, Interview, Marvel, Movies, News, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys & Collectibles, trailers, Video Games | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • StarWars.com has a small preview of Star Wars Art: Posters. Having just gotten a copy of the book, this is a really cool collection of Star Wars poster art. It’s definitely worth checking out.
  • IGN has a sneak peek at Star Wars Costumes: The Original Trilogy (which will be out October 28).
  • And The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight by Tony DiTerlizzi and Ralph McQuarrie came out this week (Amazon link).
  • Edelweiss now has a listing for Jedi Academy 3. Release date is slated for July 28, 2015. Price is listed at $12.99, hardcover, 176 pages. Here’s the blurb for it…

After last year, Roan will attempt to redeem himself, avoid the Dark Side, be a better student, and a better friend. But as he and his friends deal with substitute teachers, new aliens, more robots, vegan food, braces, final exams, and more middle school awkwardness, will Roan be able to stay the path of the Jedi?

  • They also have listings for a new series of illustrated Star Wars movie trilogy books for younger readers. There’s Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope: Being the Story of Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, and the Rise of the Rebellion by R.J. Palacio with illustrations by Iain McCaig (release date: June 23, 2015, $17.99, hardcover, ages 8 to 12, Disney Lucasfilm Press, 224 pages); Star Wars: Return of the Jedi by Tom Angleberger and illustrations by Iain McCaig (release date: August 18, 2015, $17.99, hardcover, ages 8 to 12, Disney Lucasfilm Press, 224 pages); and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want To Be A Jedi? by Adam Gidwitz and illustrations by Iain McCaig (release date: July 21, 2015, $17.99, hardcover, ages 8 to 12, Disney Lucasfilm Press, 224 pages).
  • Drew Karpyshyn also updated that he’s completed Chaos Unleashed (which won’t be out until July). Drew also revealed he’ll be heading to the Lucca Comics and Games convention in Italy.

Comic News

  • Newsarama has an interview with Kanan: The Last Padawan comic writer Greg Weisman.

Convention & Event News

  • 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.
  • Mile Hi Con 46 is October 24 to 26 in Denver, CO. Star Wars guests include Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (aka James S.A. Corey). You can check out their schedule here.
  • 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.
  • Cleveland Comic Con is October 26 in Cleveland, OH. Star Wars guests include Joe Corroney.
  • 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

  • The second episode of The Comlink is out. This time around featuring news, a street segment with Adrianne Curry asking fans Star Wars questions, and an audio segment from Kevin Smith recanting his Star Wars Episode VII visit.

The Star Wars Underworld has a video documentary of New York Comic Con 2014 which includes interviews with cosplayers, Shelly Shapiro (10:41) -who talks some about Tarkin and Dark Disciple-plus some audio from the Star Wars panel, and interview with Jeff Carlisle (17:40)

  • Richard Katterjohn has video of the Boba Fett Reunion Panel from Cincinnati Comic Expo 2014.
  • And the Wolfpack Podcast has an episode with Obi-Wan voice actor James Arnold Taylor.

Movie & Television News

  • Sneak peak of the upcoming Vader scene in ABC’s Star Wars Rebels airing.
  • Plus Rebels Recon #3 which looks behind the scenes of “Fighter Flight”.
  • In other news, Disney has lost the rights to John Carter of Mars and it looks like someone else will be picking up the franchise for future movies.
  • Teaser for Age of Ultron.
  • The trailer for Halo Nightfall. For those who don’t know, this will be a live action tv show based on the game and set between Halo 4 and Halo 5.

Toy & Collectible News

Video Game News

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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