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November 14, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Television, The Clone Wars, Toys & Collectibles | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars voice actor Stephen Stanton reprised his role of Tarkin for an audio excerpt for James Luceno’s new novel Tarkin. Click here to listen.
  • Stephen King has a new book out this week called Revival.
  • Jason Fry’s The Jupiter Pirates: Hunt for the Hydra came out in paperback. Fans can look forward to the sequel which will be out next month in hardcover.

Convention & Event News

  • Atomacon is November 14 to 16 in North Charleston, SC. Star Wars guests include John Jackson Miller.
  • 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

  • Hero Complex has a first look at the Star Wars Celebration Anaheim poster.

Movie & Television News

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – The Lost Missions DVD/Blu-ray , which is already out, includes a Q&A feature which StarWars.com posted a teaser for. The snippet features Dave Filoni discussing Darth Bane.
  • The Star Wars The Clone Wars Seasons One Through Six Soundtrack also came out this week.
  • Lucasfilm has revealed that their upcoming animated film Strange Magic will feature a story by none other than George Lucas and will be out in January.
  • The trailer for Escobar: Paradise Lost looks pretty good. It stars Benicio Del Toro and Josh Hutcherson and should be out in January.

Toy & Collectible News

  • Her Universe has rolled out some new jewelry featuring Darth Vader and R2-D2.
  • Popcritica has official pictures of S.H. Figuarts 6-inch Darth Vader and Stormtrooper. Future figures in the line include Jedi Luke Skywalker, Scout Trooper and Speeder Bike, Maul, Qui-Gon, and Obi-Wan.
  • ANOVOS has added an Imperial Officer’s Uniform to their lineup.
  • Looking for a genuine copy of the Star Wars Holiday Special script? Then head on over to eBay while there’s still time.
  • Sideshow revealed a preview of their upcoming sixth scale Threepio.
  • Star Wars artist Joe Corroney is running a really good deal right night (good till November 23rd). Just use the promo code TARKIN in his store and get 20% off plus a free signed Tarkin poster.
Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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