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March 20, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Celebration, Comic Books, Contest, Conventions, Fantasy, Interview, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Video Games | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

Comic News

  • Marvel announced that Stuart Immonen will be replacing artist John Cassaday on the Star Wars series starting with Star Wars #8. There will also be a special guest artist doing Star Wars #7 making Cassaday’s last comic Star Wars #6.
  • I missed this one last week, but Marvel revealed the cover for Shattered Empire #1 which will be out September 2015.

Convention & Event News

Disney released some press news yesterday that revealed a couple of the Star Wars Rebels panels that will be happening at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. “New Allies and New Villains in Star Wars Rebels Season Two” is Saturday from 11:00 AM to Noon on the Celebration Stage and will feature a sneak peak at season two along with cast and crew members.

Then later on the Star Wars Rebels Season Two Global Premiere Screening will be shown from 5:00 to 6:30 PM at the Digital Stage with a one hour red carpet event before hand.

In other Celebration news, “From World War to Star Wars” is coming back and the world’s largest Star Wars painting will be on display.

  • Sci-Fi Weekender is March 19 to 22 in Pwllheli, Wales. Star Wars guests include Julian Glover.
  • Toronto Comicon is March 20 to 22 in Toronto, ON. Star Wars guests include Dickey Beer, Michael Bell, Steve Blum, David Ross and Stephane Roux.
  • Birmingham Comic Con is March 21 to 22 in Birmingham, England. Star Wars guests include John Altman, Vass Anderson, Glyn Baker, Andy Bradford, Warwick Davis, Tom Flood, Nick Joseph, George Roubicek, Femi Taylor, Brian Wheeler.
  • Cardiff Film & Comic Con is March 21 to 22 in Cardiff, Wales. Star Wars guests include Kenny Baker, Chris Bunn, Danny D’Arcy, Ian Durrant, Joe Gibson, Alan Harris, Kit Hillier, Nick Joseph, Ian Liston, Ray Park, David Prowse.
  • FedCon is March 21 to 22 in Duesseldorf, Germany. Star Wars guests include Bai Ling.
  • Sci-Fi Southwest is March 21 to 22 in Trowbridge, England. Star Wars guests include Jeremy Bulloch, Shane Rimmer and Pam Rose.
  • Emerald City Comic-Con is March 27 to 29 in Seattle, WA. Star Wars guests include Anthony Daniels, Kevin J. Anderson, Corinna Bechko, Dante Basco, Mark Brooks, J. Scott Campbell, Katie Cook, Rachel Dodson, Gabe Eltaeb, Tabitha St. Germain, Adi Granov, Gabriel Hardman, Tom Hodges, Ryan Kelly, Rebecca Moesta, Livio Ramondelli, Humberto Ramos, Michael A. Stackpole, and Skottie Young.
  • Dutch Comic Con is March 28 to 29 in Utrecht, Netherlands. Star Wars guests include Julian Glover.
  • Newcastle Film & Comic Con is March 28 to 29 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Star Wars guests include Kenny Baker, Jeremy Bulloch, Trevor Butterfield, Barbara Frankland, Laurie Goode, Andy Herd, Barrie Holland, Ron Hone, Annette Jones, James Marsters, David Prowse, Ray Park, Pam Rose, Rune Vindenes.
  • Wondercon is April 3 to 5 in Anaheim, CA. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson, Sam de la Rosa, Braden Lamb, Rebecca Moesta, John Ostrander, Livio Ramondelli and Greg Weisman.
  • Middle East Film and Comic-Con is April 9 to 11 in Dubai. Star Wars guests include Livio Ramondelli and Fiction Frontiers Sohaib Awan.
  • Star Wars Celebration Anaheim is April 16 to 19 in Anaheim, CA. Star Wars guests include Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, Steve Blum, Dave Filoni, Taylor Gray, Vanessa Marshall, Freddie Prinze Jr., Tia Sircar Christie Golden, James Arnold Taylor, David Collins, Steve Sansweet, James Luceno and John Jackson Miller.
  • Tim Lebbon will be in London England at Forgotten Planet for the book launch of his latest novel The Silence on April 18th.
  • Disney Star Wars Weekends May 15-17, 22-24, 29-31, June 5-7, and 12-14 in Orlando, FL. Star Wars guests include James Arnold Taylor.
  • Phoenix Comicon is May 28th to 31 in Phoenix, AZ. Star Wars guests include Livio Ramondelli and Kevin Hearne.
  • Supanova is June 18 to 30 in Sydney and Perth. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta.
  • Botcon is June 19 to 21 in Chicago, IL. Star Wars guests include Livio Ramondelli.
  • San Diego Comic-Con is July 8 to 12 in San Diego, CA. Star Wars guests include Carlos Ezquerra, Livio Ramondelli.
  • TFCON is July 17 to 19 in Toronto, ON. Star Wars guests include Livio Ramondelli.
  • DragonCon is September 4 to 6 in Atlanta, GA. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson, Rebecca Moesta and Livio Ramondelli.
  • Amazing Hawaii Con is September 18 to 20 in Hawaii. Star Wars guests include Livio Ramondelli.
  • New York Comic-Con is October 8 to 11 in New York, NY. Star Wars guests include Livio Ramondelli.

For more events, be sure to check out Star Wars Actors Appearances.

Fandom News

  • Jedi News has an interview with Star Wars author James Luceno. It’s actually a pretty cool as they talk about some things you might not expect, like James playing in a band in the 60’s,  travelling the world, learning carpentry and meeting Brian Daley.
  • Adventures By Daddy has a Star Wars Celebration survival guide you can check out.
  • Amy Ratcliffe and Johnamarie Macias are organizing an Ahsoka Lives event at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim for Friday.
  • Geekvolution interviewed author Kevin J. Anderson at Planet Comic Con.
  • This week The Comlink presents James Arnold Taylor‘s “From a Certain Point of View” with Catherine Taber and J.C. Reifenberg.

Movie & Television News

  • According to Film Music Reporter, Alexandre Desplat will be handling the music score for Star War: Rogue One.
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron tv spot #2.
  • Brilliant or horrible, the end of the Pixels trailer made me laugh. It’ll be out July 24th.
  • Now this horror movie has a nice spin to it. What would happen if your dreams came true? What would happen when you have a nightmare? Before I Wake will be out May 8th.

Toy & Collectible News

  • Via 3A‘s regular Q&A’s with Ashley Wood, he revealed a bit more about the upcoming Star Wars Alternate line.

Q: Congrats on getting Star Wars! What are you most looking forward to putting your spin on? Does this mean we’ll finally see those 1/12th Stormies?
Ash: I’m kinda excited about making a heavy blaster rogue Jawa, but actually I’m kinda excited by it all! Of course the Stormy, Vader, the Bounty Hunters, more obscure stuff too… I’m very fortunate to have this opportunity!

  • If you’re a member of Rancho Obi-Wan, you can head over to their store to pre-order items for pickup at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim.
  • Gentle Giant has several pre-orders up: Villain 3 Pack Jumbo FiguresLogray Jumbo Figure and Zam Wessel Statue.
  • Dreams and Visions Press is offering a Star Wars Celebration exclusive poster by Mark Raats that honors Ralph McQuarrie. Pre-orders are available here.
  • Care for Elise is conducting a charity giveaway. You can enter for a chance to win Star Wars Episode VII cast and crew gear while the proceeds go to help baby Elise.

Video Game News

  • Star Wars Battlefront will debut at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim.
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