Around the WebMay 29, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Fantasy, Interview, Marvel, News, Regular Feature, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Toys | 1 Comment
Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.
- Star Wars Reads Day has been officially announced for October 10 this year. They’re also replacing the Yoda logo with BB-8.
- Martha Wells’ Stories of the Raksura Vol. 1 is just $1.99 right now on Kindle and Nook. If you’re looking for something to read, it’s a good way to dive into the Three Worlds universe.
- Pre-orders are up for Halo: Last Light by Troy Denning.
Comic Book News
- Comic Book Resources has a four page preview of Kanan – The Last Padawan #3.
- And they have a six page preview of Star Wars #6.
- StarWars.com has a preview of Darth Vader #6.
Convention & Event News
- Disney Star Wars Weekends 29-31, June 5-7, and 12-14 in Orlando, FL. Star Wars guests include James Arnold Taylor.
- 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 Joe Corroney, Livio Ramondelli, Kevin Hearne, Tom Kane, Ron Perlman, Katee Sackhoff and Chuck Wendig.
- 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.
- Tim Lebbon will be in Birmingham, England for a signing at Forbidden Planet on May 30th.
- 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.
- Vanity Fair has yet another interview, this time with Pablo Hidalgo.
Movie & Television News
- StarWars.com has an interview with Annie Leibovitz, the photographer behind the Vanity Fair shoot, which reveals Andy Serkis‘ character with a picture of him in his mo-cap as well as his character’s name.
- Gary Whitta revealed on Twitter that he’s writing an episode of Star Wars Rebels.
- As for new movie trailers, I’m not sure about this one. Cop Car looks like it could be interesting. It also marks a return to the big screen for Kevin Bacon this August.
- Also intriguing is the trailer for Pawn Sacrifice which will be out September 18th.
Toy & Collectible News
- If you have deep pockets, there is a 6″ The Force Awakens Stormtrooper action figure on eBay. Note this is an early grab for the upcoming Hasbro Black Series figure, so you can at least get your first look at the figure.
- And speaking of Stormtroopers, pre-orders are now up for the ANOVOS Classic Trilogy Stormtrooper helmet.
- Big Bad Toy Store has pre-orders up for the Play Arts Kai Darth Maul. You can get a better look at him here.
Video Game News
- FamilyGamerTV has a nice video showing off some of the Star Wars Disney Infinity 3.0 figures and gameplay.