Around the WebMay 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
Tags: adam bray, christie golden, cobra, dark disciple, last night, lords of the sith, paul s. kemp, timothy zahn, tree of life, tricia barr, Troy Denning, ultimate star wars
Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.
- 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- StarWarsTimeline.Net is release a previously unpublished Star Wars novel that was once approved by Lucasfilm and written by Kenneth C. Flint called The Heart of the Jedi.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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Trek.fm spoke with author James Kahn in podcast episode 131.
- Den of Geek interviewed author John Jackson Miller.
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.