Around the WebJune 5, 2015 at 12:04 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Interview, Marvel, Regular Feature, Star Wars Books, Toys, Video Games | 1 Comment
Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.
- Den of Geek has an interview with Dark Disciple author Christie Golden.
- Del Rey showed off the back cover of Dark Disciple.
- The standalone version of The Imperial Handbook is up for pre-order now on Amazon. It will be out August 11th.
- StarWars.com has a preview of Kanan – The Last Padawan #3.
- StarWars.com also has an interview with Star Wars comic writer Jason Aaron.
Convention & Event News
- Origins Game Fair is June 3 through 7 in Columbus, OH. Star Wars guests include Jeff Carlisle, Michael A. Stackpole and Timothy Zahn (click here for his schedule).
- Fanboy Expo is June 5 to 7 in Knoxville, TN. Star Wars guests include James Marsters.
- Niagara Falls Comic Con is June 5 to 7 in Niagara Falls, ON. Star Wars guests include Ken Lashley and Billy Dee Williams.
- Geek Out is June 6 to 7 in Asheville, NC. Star Wars guests include Dante Basco.
- Joliet Public Library’s Star Wars Day is June 6 in Joliet, IL. Star Wars guests include Mike Babinski, Adam Bray, Dave Dorman, Jim Hasse, Keith Ryan Kappel, John Jackson Miller, Steve Palencia and James Tampa.
- Ninja-Con is June 6 in Los Angeles, CA. Star Wars guests include Cas Anvar.
- Wycombe Comic Con is June 6 in High Wycombe, England. Star Wars guests include Alan Flyng, Barrie Holland, Derek Lyons, Brian Muir and Pam Rose.
- Watford Filmfair Comic-Con is June 7 in Watford, England. Star Wars guests include Paul Blake, Trevor Butterfield, Alan Flyng, Ian Liston, Christopher Muncke, Pam Rose, Femi Taylor.
- Disney Star Wars Weekends June 12-14 in Orlando, FL. Star Wars guests include James Arnold Taylor.
- Sun City Scifi is June 12 to 14 in El Paso, TX. Star Wars guests include Carlos D’Anda and Matthew Wood.
- The Official Star Trek Convention is June 12 to 14 in Rosemont, IL. Star Wars guests include George Takei (Sunday only).
- Wizard World Comic Con Des Moines is June 12 to 14 in Des Moines, IA. Star Wars guests include Michael Golden and Billy Dee Williams.
- Andercon is June 13 to 14 in Leicester, England. Star Wars guests include Shane Rimmer.
- Collectormania is June 13 to 14 in Milton Keynes, England. Star Wars guests include Mike Edmonds, Tommy Francis, Salo Gardner, Raymond Griffiths, Tony Guilding, Garrick Hagon, Paul Kirby, Amanda Noar, Dave Prowse, Peter Roy, Colin Skeaping, Malcolm Weaver, Tommy Weldin and Ted Western.
- Superman Celebration is June 13 in Metropolis, IL. Star Wars guests include John Jackson Miller.
- Wigan Comic Con is June 13 in Wigan, England. Star Wars guests include Alan Harris, Chris Parsons.
- ComicCon at Sea is June 14 to 21 (cruise trip). Star Wars guests include James Marsters.
- Supanova is June 18 to 30 in Sydney and Perth. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta.
- Bolton Sci-Fi Comic Book Fair is June 21 in Bolton, England. Star Wars guests include Danny D’Arcy.
- Botcon is June 19 to 21 in Chicago, IL. Star Wars guests include Livio Ramondelli.
- Wizard World Comic Con Albuquerque is June 19 to 21 in Albuquerque, NM. Star Wars guests include Phil LaMarr.
- ACME Mini Con is June 20 in Sioux City, IA. Star Wars guests include Orli Shoshan.
- ApolloCon is June 20 in Houston, TX. Star Wars guests include Martha Wells.
- Dale-Con 3 is June 20 in Rochdale, England. Star Wars guests include Alan Harris, Michael Henbury, Andrew Lawden, Dave Prowse, Pam Rose, Brian Wheeler.
- Doctor Who Cares 2 is June 20 in Slough, England. Star Wars guests include Garrick Hagon.
- Smallville Comic Con is June 20 to 21 in Smallville/Hutchinson, KS. Star Wars guests include Billy Dee Williams.
- Sci-Fi by the Sea 3 is June 21 in Herne Bay, England. Star Wars guests include Jeremy Bulloch, Michael Henbury, Paul Markham.
- Scunthorpe Comic Con is June 21 in Scunthorpe, England. Star Wars guests include Trevor Butterfield and Brian Wheeler.
- Florida Supercon is June 25 to 28 in Miami, FL. Star Wars guests include Dave Dorman, Michael Golden, Tom Kenny, Peter Mayhew, Billy Dee Williams.
- Days of the Dead is June 26 to 28 in Indianapolis, IN. Star Wars guests include Meredith Salenger.
- MASSive Comicon is June 27 to 28 in Worcester, MA. Star Wars guests include Dante Basco, Jim Cummings, Ken Lashley.
- Return of the Garrison is June 28 to 29 in Leicester, England. Star Wars guests include Warwick Davis (Sunday only) and Dave Prowse.
- 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.
- The Wolfpack Podcast has an interview with Star Wars Rebels voice actor Steve Blum.
- The Comlink has a really cool episode featuring Jim Cummings, Catherine Taber and James Arnold Taylor as they tackle some fun Star Wars topics.
- Live The Force has an interview with Jason Fry you can read here.
Movie & Television News
- USA Today has a video with Ashley Eckstein and Dave Filoni talking about Ahsoka in Star Wars Rebels.
- Jedi News spotted an Amazon listing in Germany that has the release of the Star Wars Rebels Season One Blu-Ray as September 10th.
- James Wan is set to direct Robotech.
- This August, keep Z for Zachariah in mind as this movie looks interesting.
- Everest also looks pretty good with a solid cast. It’ll be out in September.
- Macbeth looks like it could be the best thing since Braveheart but there’s no US release date yet.
- In sad news, it looks like Tron 3 has been cancelled.
Toy & Collectible News
- Rebelscum has a possible LEGO The Force Awakens product list.
- XM Studios announced they’ll be coming out with a line of Star Wars 1/4 scale statues.
- ThinkGeek is now selling a Han Solo frozen in carbonite mini-fridge.
- Gentle Giant will be offering a R2-D2 Droids SDCC exclusive.
- Halloween Costumes is offering a Wampa costume.
- Playmation is teasing their upcoming product line which will include Star Wars.
Video Game News
The first Star Wars mobile game set between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens will not be Star Wars: Uprising.
Star Wars: Uprising will feature key events set in the Anoat Sector, inclusive of Hoth and Cloud City, and will allow players to create characters, go on missions, build their gear and skills, and organize crews and factions to participate in wide-ranging battles. Keeping up with tradition of Star Wars roleplaying games, players will learn hundreds of new abilities and collect classic gear and equipment conducive to creating their own takes on iconic roles: Smuggler, Bounty Hunter, Rebel Guerilla, Diplomat, Gambler, or something new entirely.