Around the WebMarch 27, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Celebration, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys, trailers | 1 Comment
Tags: a conversation in blood, a minor malevolent spirit, brazilian covers, brian rood, christie golden, crucible, dark disciple, paul s. kemp, shelly shapiro, tales of egil and nix, vanessa marshall
Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.
- Via Amazon, Jedi Bibliothek spotted a new Star Wars book featuring some wonderful illustrations by artist Brian Rood. The book is titled Star Wars: The Original Trilogy Stories.
- For those wondering how many Star Wars: The Clone Wars episodes Christie Golden’s Dark Disciple is based on, the answer is eight. You can also check out the synopsis over on Random House’s official website.
- Star Wars Books has a shot of the new canon timeline which includes all the novels up to Aftermath, as well as a spot for “Battlefront“.
- And on the wild shot that you have all 46 of Christie Golden‘s books, send her a pic, and she’ll send you an autographed copy of Dark Disciple.
- Comicbook.com has an interview with Del Rey Editor Shelly Shapiro.
- Brazil has rolled out another Star Wars book cover, this time for Troy Denning‘s Crucible.
- Author Drew Karpyshyn posted an excerpt for his upcoming short story collection A Minor Malevolent Spirit. Drew also confirmed that he will be at Star Wars Celebration, but no word yet on his official schedule.
- And lastly, Paul S. Kemp revealed what book he’s working on now.
“How’d it go?” Egil asked.
Nix couldn’t quite look the priest in the eyes. “Well enough, I guess.”
“Shite,” Egil said, no doubt reading Nix’s body language. “Clarify.”
Nix cleared his throat. “Well…he said I doomed us all.”
“Fak, man! You think that means it went pretty well?”
- Darth Vader #3 is going to a 2nd printing.
- StarWars.com has a five page preview of Kanan: The Last Padawan #1.
- Dark Times fans will want to check out a concept poster Doug Wheatley did for a past Celebration.
Convention & Event News
For those heading to Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, don’t miss out on the all Star Wars costume group photo. If you’re dressing up, you’ll want to be in it, and if you’re not dressing up, you’ll want to find a spot on a balcony to get a good view. It’s always awesome to see everyone dressed up in a massive group. The group shot will be at 9:00 AM on Friday April 17 in the Grand Plaza area in front of the Anaheim Convention Center. Be sure to get there by 8:30 AM in order to be included.
However the big news this week is that the Star Wars stand alone movie directors will be at a panel called “Conversations with Gareth Edwards and Josh Trank” on Sunday 11:00 AM to Noon at the Celebration Stage.
In other news, Star Wars author John Jackson Miller will have a writing seminar on Saturday at 6:30 in the Star Wars University room.
- 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.
- Dahlonega Literary Festival is March 28 to 29 in Dahlonega, GA. Star Wars author Kevin Hearne will be there.
- 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.
- Reel Art Artist Day is April 4 in Berwyn, IL from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Star Wars artist Dave Dorman will be there.
- 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.
- Hera Syndulla voice actor Vanessa Marshall talked with Comicbook.com about Star Wars Rebels.
- Star Wars author Ryder Windham and the Heinlein Society Blood Drives will be running a blood drive for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. To make an appointment, head on over to redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code SWC7.
Movie & Television News
- The latest Star Wars rumor puts Ben Mendelsohn in a lead role next to Felicity Jones in Rogue One according to Deadline.
- There also appears to be an issue with the name of Rogue One which has lead to Disney making a deal to not use it this summer. Check out Jedi News for more details, but it basically boils down to Hollywood contracts and Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation.
- At one point or another, you’ve probably seen the awesome clip of a Star Wars anime film. Well now it’s officially been revealed as a pet project by artist Paul Johnson who drew the whole thing by himself. It’s accompanied with music by Zak Rahman and audio technician Joseph Leyva. The short film is simply called “Tie Fighter“. Now you can enjoy the finished product in all its glory.
- According to Deadline, Steven Spielberg will be directing Ready Player One.
- We heard last year that Arnold Schwarzenegger would be a in a zombie movie and now the trailer for Maggie is out. This actually looks really good. It’ll be out May 8th.
- I love westerns, and Slow West looks pretty stylish. The trailer takes a while to get good, so stick with it. It’ll be out May 15th.
- Fantastic Four has a new poster out.
Toy & Collectible News
- Having already geeked out over the Revoltech Stormtrooper, I’m super excited about their newly revealed Boba Fett!
- With Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, there is going to be a lot of exclusive collectibles. Jedi Temple Archives has a vintage Kenner poster, Hallmark has some exclusive ornaments, Norse Legion has a necklace, and there are many more. If you’re trying to collect everything, keep you eye on Jedi News and Rebelsum.com.
- According to Andrew’s Toyz, Hasbro is discontinuing the Saga Legends line.
- Disneyland has unveiled their 60th anniversary R2-D60 figure.