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May 15, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Interview, Marvel, Movies, News, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys, trailers, Video Games | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp has debuted at #17 on the New York Times Best Sellers List and #8 on Publishers Weekly bestsellers list. It’s also getting a third printing.
  • There’s a new blurb up for Dark Disciple by Christie Golden.
  • StarWarsTimeline.Net is release a previously unpublished Star Wars novel that was once approved by Lucasfilm and written by Kenneth C. Flint called The Heart of the Jedi. They are releasing it four chapters at a time and the first four chapters are up.
  • Star Wars Upcoming Books & Comics posted a rundown on the upcoming short fiction coming from Star Wars Insider.
  • Star Wars Frames is being released as a postcard book. You can check out the listing on Amazon.
  • Jawa James posted a view interview with Ultimate Star Wars author Adam Bray. which reveals he is *probably* working on a second visual guide for Star Wars Rebels.
  • And video of the Ultimate Star Wars book tour featuring authors Tricia Barr and Adam Bray which you can watch here.
  • Cobra by Timothy Zahn is now available via Bean Books’ free library.
  • And with the television premiere of Wayward Pines this week, you can check out Timothy Zahn‘s tie-in novella Tree of Life.
  • Troy Denning‘s Halo novel Last Night received a cover reveal.

Comic News

  • Marvel is releasing “Director Cuts” of Star Wars #1 and Darth Vader #1 that contain the original content plus bonuses like script pages and in-progress artwork.
  • Princess Leia #3 is getting a second printing.
  • StarWars.com has a preview of Star Wars #5.
  • Tom Taylor teased that he’s working on something new for Marvel that isn’t Iron Man (please please please be Star Wars).
  • Tom Taylor is also on the New York Times Best Sellers List for Injustice Gods Among Us: Year 2, Vol. 2 which is at #7 for Hardcover Graphic Books. It was at #3 last week.

Convention & Event News

  • 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.
  • Motor City Comic Con is May 15 to 17 in Farmington Hills, MI. Star Wars guests include Katie Cook, Joe Corroney, Michael Golden, Mike Mayhew, John Ostrander, and Chris Scalf.
  • Comicpalooza is May 22 to 25 in Houston, TX. Star Wars guests include Katie Cook, Jason Isaacs, George Takei and Martha Wells (click here for her schedule).
  • 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, and 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

  • Author Ian Doescher took to Twitter for some poetic Star Wars stanzas. Check out his Twitter feed starting here and using the hashtag #TwitterFiction. He did quite a few.

Movie & Television News

  • The next Planet of the Apes movie will be called War of the Planet of the Apes. However it won’t be out until July 2017.
  • Samuel L. Jackson will be in the remake of The Blob which is set for 2018.
  • The trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak looks interesting. It’ll be out in October.
  • Okay, this looks like cheesy fun, Into the Grizzly Maze. It’s got an interesting cast and will hit theaters in June.
  • Dark Was the Night has promise as a decent horror movie. It will hit theaters in July.
  • Black Angel is now on YouTube.

Toy & Collectible News

  • ANOVOS is running a deal on Stormtrooper armor up to July 9th. You can get a Stormtrooper kit for $450 (just scroll to the bottom for the details, look for the colored font).
  • Pre-orders are up for Hot Toys sixth scale Sandtrooper.
  • This The Force Awakens shirt is now available at Star Wars Weekends.

Video Game News

  • EA released a post to fans just giving some general feedback on the huge response to Star Wars: Battlefront and their love of fandom and Star Wars.
  • They also have a write-up on Sullust which will be one of the playable areas in the game.
  • Game Informer has some gameplay featuring the Star Wars content in the new Disney Infinity 3.0.
Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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