Around the Web

October 31, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Interview, Movies, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Toys & Collectibles, Video Games | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Alan Tomkins has written a memoir that will be out in August next year. It’s entitled Star and Wars: The Film Memoirs and Photographs of Alan Tomkins. Alan was the art director on The Empire Strikes Back. His memoir looks like Star Wars will be heavily featured, judging by the cover at least. It’s already up on Amazon if you’d like to pre-order.
  • Heir to the Jedi and Lords of the Sith have both been pushed back a little.

Just a heads up everyone; the publishing dates for our next two STAR WARS novels have moved a few weeks due to scheduling decisions.

STAR WARS: HEIR TO THE JEDI by Kevin Hearne – will now publish 3/3/2015
STAR WARS: LORDS OF THE SITH by Paul S. Kemp – will now publish 4/28/2015

Comic News

  • Jedi News has a preview of the inside of Marvel’s Star Wars #1.
  • Kevin J. Anderson‘s Stalag-X #1 is out now digitally.

Convention & Event News

  • Central Canada Comic Con is October 31 to November 2 in Winnipeg, MB. Star Wars guests include Jeremy Bulloch.
  • 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, Ralph Brown, Stephen Calcutt, John Coppinger, 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.
  • Stan Lee’s COMIKAZE is October 31 to November 2 in Los Angeles, CA. Star Wars guests include Jeffrey Goldman, Tabitha St. Germain.
  • Heroes and Legends – Planet Neath Festival is November 1 in Neath, Wales. Star Wars guests include Alan Harris, Chris Parsons, Kiran Shah.
  • Sean Williams will be in Adelaide, Australia on November 1 for a book signing at Mostly Books.
  • Star Wars Weekend is November 1 to 2 in Taastrup, Denmark. Star Wars guests include Trevor Butterfield, Ken Coombs, Sean Crawford, Tim Dry, Mike Edmonds, Chris Muncke.
  • Sean Williams will be in Adelaide, Australia on November 7 for a book launch at The SA Writers’ Centre.
  • Fanboy Expo is November 7 to 9 in Knoxville, TN. Star Wars guests include Peter Mayhew.
  • La Mole Comic Con International is November 7 to 9 in Mexico City, Mexico. Star Wars guests include Chris Parsons.
  • Shatterdome Con is November 7 to 9 in Herndon, VA. Star Wars guests include Daniel Logan, John Morton.
  • Tulsa Comic Con is November 7 to 9 in Tulsa, OK. Star Wars guests include James Marsters.
  • The London Film Convention is November 8 in London, England. Star Wars guests include Julian Glover, David Prowse.
  • Cardiff Film & Comic Con is November 8 to 9 in Cardiff, Wales. Star Wars guests include Jeremy Bulloch, Glynn Jones.
  • Sean Williams will be in Perth, Australia on November 13 for a book signing at Stefen’s Books.
  • Bolton Sci-Fi Comic Con is November 15 in Bolton, England. Star Wars guests include Ken Coombs, Alan Flyng, Derek Lyons, Cathy Munroe, Chris Parsons, Pam Rose, Peter Roy, Femi Taylor, Brian Wheeler.
  • Collectormania Milton Keynes is November 15 to 16 in Milton Keynes, England. Star Wars guests include Caroline Blakiston (Sunday only), Steven Boyle (Sunday only), Andy Bradford (Saturday only), Malcom Dixon (Sunday only), Mike Edmonds (Sunday only), Rusty Goffe (Saturday only), Jasper Jacob (Sunday only), Paul Jerricho (Saturday only), Al Lampert (Saturday only).
  • Geek Galaxy is November 15 to 16 in Evansville, IN. Star Wars guests include Jim Cummings, Mark Dodson, Peter Mayhew, Orli Shoshan.
  • Awesome Con is November 21 to 23 in Milwaukee, WI. Star Wars guests include John DiMaggio, Phil LaMarr.
  • New Orleans Comic Expo is November 21 to 23 in New Orleans, LA. Star Wars guests include Steve Blum.
  • Reno Comic Con is November 21 to 23 in Reno, NV. Star Wars guests include Billy Dee Williams.
  • Supanova Adelaide is November 21 to 23 in Adelaide, Australia. Star Wars guests include Greg Cipes, Katie Cook, Stewart McKenny, Adam Nichols, Wayne Nichols and Sean Williams.
  • MCM Comic Con & Memorabilia is November 22 to 23 in Birmingham, England. Star Wars guests include Chris Bunn, Sean Crawford (Saturday only), Michael Culver (Saturday only) (Saturday only), Tim Dry (Saturday only), Ian Durrant (Saturday only), Stephanie English (Saturday only), Tom Flood (Sunday only), Grant Hall (Sunday only), Barrie Holland (Saturday only), Ian Liston (Saturday only), Derek Lyons (Saturday only), Dean Mitchell (Sunday only), Andy Secombe, Tony Smart (Sunday only), Adam J. Smith (Sunday only).
  • Ottawa Pop Expo is November 22 to 23 in Ottawa, ON. Star Wars guests include James Marsters.
  • Paris Comics Expo is November 22 to 23 in Paris, France. Star Wars guests include Kenny Baker, Anthony Daniels.
  • Super Megafest is November 22 to 23 in Framingham, MA. Star Wars guests include Nick Joseph, Bai Ling, Jake Lloyd, Deep Roy.
  • Xogold Star Live is November 22 to 23 in Utrecht, Netherlands. Star Wars guests include Ken Coombs, Alan Harris, Angus MacInnes, Cathy Munroe, Chris Parsons, David Prowse, Pam Rose.
  • Sean Williams will be in Brisbane, Australia on November 28 for a book signing at Avid Reader.
  • Supanova Brisbane is November 28 to 30 in Brisbane, Australia. Star Wars guests include Greg Cipes, Katie Cook, Stewart McKenny, Adam Nichols, Wayne Nichols and Sean Williams.
  • Ipswich Master-Con is November 29 in Ipswich, England. Star Wars guests include Chris Bunn, Ken Coombs, Pam Rose.
  • Sci-Fi Fest is November 29 in Yeovilton, England. Star Wars guests include Jerome Blacke.
  • Scandinavian Sci-Fi, Game & Film Convention is November 29 to 30 in Stockholm, Sweden. Star Wars guests include Kenny Baker, David Prowse.
  • Wales Comic Con is November 30 in Wrexham, Wales. Star Wars guests include Jeremey Bulloch, Michael Carter, Lewis MacLeod, Brian Muir, Shane Rimmer, 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

  • Star Wars Rebels fans can check out more about the latest episode in Rebels Recon #4.

Movie & Television News

  • The first Star Wars standalone will have Greig Fraser as the director of photography according to Hitfix.
  • IGN interviewed Dave Filoni to talk about Star Wars Rebels and Jedi Master Luminara.
  • There’s been some details revealed about the next Terminator movie, and yes, Arnold is back. Terminator: Genisys will be directed by Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World) and will be out July 2015. Oh, and Matt Smith (Doctor Who) and Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) is in it.
  • Star Wars actors Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson have teamed up for a creepy looky AI movie called Ex Machina which will be out in April 2015 giving fans plenty of time to see what they’re capable of. Check out the trailer.
  • There’s a new Age of Ultron teaser with a fun scene with Thor’s hammer.

Toy & Collectible News

  • Pre-orders are up for Hot Toys 1/6 scale Stormtrooper set.
  • Pre-orders are also up for Sideshow Collectibles 1/6 scale Luke Skywalker X-Wing Pilot.

Video Game News

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Leave a Comment »

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Blog at WordPress.com.
Entries and comments feeds.

%d bloggers like this: