Around the WebMay 22, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Events, Interview, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys, Video Games | 1 Comment
Tags: james kahn, john jackson miller, michael a. stackpole, ryder windham
Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know is now on Amazon for pre-order along with some page previews.
- Jedi News has an interview with author Ryder Windham covering his latest book Ultimate Star Wars.
- Skywalking Through Neverland has an interview with Star Wars author James Kahn in their latest episode.
- TheForce.Net has an interview with Star Wars author Michael A. Stackpole.
- Del Rey tweeted that the Star Wars 2015 sampler given away at Celebration will be available online for free sometime this summer.
- There’s a really cool video biography of author John Jackson Miller posted by Paul Piaskoski.
Convention & Event News
- FedCon is May 21 to 24 in Duesseldorf, Germany. Star Wars guets include Bai Ling.
- Disney Star Wars Weekends 22-24, 29-31, June 5-7, and 12-14 in Orlando, FL. Star Wars guests include James Arnold Taylor.
- Manticon is May 22 to 24 in Minneapolis, MN. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
- Comicpalooza is May 22 to 25 in Houston, TX. Star Wars guests include Katie Cook, Jason Isaacs, Peter Mayhew, George Takei and Martha Wells (click here for her schedule).
- MCM London Comic Con is May 22 to 24 in London, England. Star Wars guests include Gideon Emery.
- Omni Expo is May 22 to 24 in Orlando, FL. Star Wars guests include Nalini Krishan, Orli Shoshan, and Greg Weisman.
- Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis is May 22 to 24 in St. Louis, MO. Star Wars guests include Mark Dodson, Phil LaMarr, Ken Lashley, Michael Golden and Daxiong.
- Denver Comic Con is May 23 to 25 in Denver, CO. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson, Bonnie Burton, Howard Chaykin, Gwendoline Christie, Dave Dorman, Tommy Lee Edwards, Kieron Gillen.
- Elevengeddon is May 27 in Phoenix, AZ at The Poisoned Pen starting at 7 PM. Star Wars guests include authors Kevin Hearne and Chuck Wendig.
- MomoCon is May 28 to 31 in Atlanta, GA. Star Wars guests include Greg Weisman.
- Phoenix Comicon is May 28th to 31 in Phoenix, AZ. Star Wars guests include Livio Ramondelli, Kevin Hearne, Tom Kane, Ron Perlman, and Katee Sackhoff.
- Awesome Con is May 29 to 31 in Washington D.C. Star Wars guests include Cam Clarke, Jim Cummings, Phil LaMarr, James Marsters, John Morton, and George Takei.
- Fan Expo Dallas is May 29 to 31 in Dallas, TX. Star Wars Guests include Carrie Fisher, and Tom Kenny.
- Granite City Comic-Con is May 30 in Aberdeen, Scotland. Star Wars guests include Paul Blake, and Shane Rimmer.
- Manchester Film & Comic Con is May 30 to 31 in Manchester, England. Star Wars guests include Kenny Baker (Saturday only), Jeremy Bulloch, Kenneth Colley, Sean Crawford, Tim Dry, Rusty Goffe, Peter Ross, John Simpkin, and Simon J. Williamson.
- Mersey ComicCon is May 30 in Liverpool, England. Star Wars guests include Mike Edmonds, Nick Joseph, David Prowse, and Peter Roy.
- 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.
- The Forcebook has a new look.
- This one is kind of neat, the NY Daily News did a write-up on an ancient illustration that looks like Yoda.
- Inside the Magic has a video of Disney’s The Force Awakens World of Color Celebrate segment.
Movie & Television News
- Jedi News has a nice roundup of the Vanity Fair coverage including everything but the Lawrence Kasdan and John Williams interviews.
- The Boba Fett Fan Club is reporting that Kathleen Kenney let drop the importance of Boba Fett which could hint at his return.
- The next Mad Max movie will be called Wasteland.
- Did you know they’re making a Warcraft movie? Well now you can check out one of the orcs.
Toy & Collectible News
- Looking for Star Wars underwear? Hot Topic has you covered.
- Bandai showed off their walking AT-AT in Japan.
Video Game News
- Lots of videos from Game Informer covering Disney Infinity 3.0: animation, combat, space battles and the Disney Empire.