Around the WebJune 26, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Interview, Marvel, Movies, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Toys | 1 Comment
Tags: art therapy star wars, Ashley Eckstein, christie golden, dark disciple, Freddie Prinze Jr, ray park, taylor gray, the force awakens character anthology, william shakespeare's tragedy of the sith's revenge
Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.
- Drew Karpyshyn‘s A Minor Malevolent Spirit is now available in print format.
- Timothy Zahn‘s Wayward Pines prequel novella is up for pre-order.
- The Champions of Aetaltis: A Heroic Fantasy Anthology Kickstarter was successfully funded. For those who participated, you can look forward to new stories by Richard Lee Byers, Elaine Cunningham, Erin M. Evans, David Farland, Ed Greenwood and Michael A. Stackpole.
- The upcoming Star Wars Trilogy book release now has a cover. The 688 page paperback will encompass all three original trilogy novelizations and will be out September 1, 2015.
- You can check out a 60 page preview of Star Wars: Dark Disciple by Christie Golden over on Penguin Random House’s official website. Just click on the book cover for the “Look Inside” option. It includes the first six chapters and one page of chapter seven. Dark Disciple will be out July 7th.
- Jedi-Bibliothek has an update on upcoming book page numbers with some confirmation from Jennifer Heddle. It looks like Claudia Gray’s Lost Stars is going to be a lengthy novel running in at 560 pages.
- As previously revealed, we’ll be getting a visual dictionary and an incredible cross sections book for The Force Awakens in December, but now we’ll also be getting a character anthology according to a new listing in edelweiss.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Character Anthology
On Sale Date: December 18, 2015
$12.99, Hardcover, Juvenile Fiction, Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7
An original, 240-page middle grade novel based on characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
COLLECTIBLE FORMAT: This novel will have the same look and feel as the three character-driven novels from the Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens program. Those Han, Luke, and Leia novels will be perfectly complimented by this book, which introduces the three new heroes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
- William Shakespeare’s Tragedy of the Sith’s Revenge now has a cover. The book will be out September 8, 2015.
- The Force Awakens novelization will be out January 5 in hardcover (digital release is December 18th).
- Geek Rant has an interview with Dark Disciple author Christie Golden.
- Last but not least in book news, this title caught my eye, Art Therapy: Star Wars. It’s by Catherine Saunier-Talec and Anne Vallet and it’s being published by Disney Editions. At 128 pages, this hardcover is a coloring book for adults. Rediscover your inner child and feed your Star Wars fandom at the same time. This could be a fun one. It’ll be out November 10th.
- StarWars.com has an interview with Lando artist Alex Maleev along with some of his uncolored artwork for the upcoming series.
- Dark Horse Comics is now on Comixology!
- Buzz Comics has a preview of Darth Vader #7.
- StarWars.com has a preview of Princess Leia #5.
Convention & Event News
- Supanova is June 26 to 28 in Perth, Australia. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson, Kevin Hearne, Jason Isaacs, Karen Miller, Rebecca Moesta and Mark Raats.
- 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.
- ALA is June 27 to 28 in San Francisco, CA. Star Wars guests include Jason Fry.
- 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, Raymond Griffiths, JAKe, Dave Prowse, Andy Secombe and Malcom Tween.
- ConvergenceCon is July 2 to 5 in Bloomington, MN. Star Wars guests include Martha Wells.
- InConJunction is July 3 to 5 in Indianapolis, IN. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
- San Diego Comic-Con is July 8 to 12 in San Diego, CA. Star Wars guests include Carlos Ezquerra, and Livio Ramondelli.
- Congregate is July 10 to 12 in High Point, NC. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn, Michael A. Stackpole and 501st Legion founder Albin Johnson.
- 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 Wolfpack has an interview with Star Wars Rebels voice actor Freddie Prinze Jr.
- And they have one with Star Wars Rebels voice actress Ashley Eckstein.
- RebelForce Radio also has some video interviews with James Arnold Taylor, Ashley Eckstein, Taylor Gray and Ray Park from Star Wars Weekends.
- Aspiring writers, you may want to check out John Ostrander’s new Facebook page which is dedicated to writing tips. Kinda cool.
Movie & Television News
- Star Wars Rebels might be moving to Saturday nights. Jedi News spotted a new ad on DisneyXD that says “Star Wars Rebels, Watch Saturday nights on DisneyXD”.
- Starring Emily Blunt, the trailer for Sicario looks like a winner. It’ll be out September 18th.
- Bill Murray is back in Rock the Kasbah which will be out October 23rd.
Toy & Collectible News
- Hasbro is taking entries from Jedi News for the next fans’ choice figure, this time for the 6″ Black Series. Click here for the details.
- Gentle Giant has revealed their Boba Fett prototype mini-bust exclusive for SDCC.
- Amazon has Star Wars Rebels Christmas ornaments.
- Star Wars Rebels Disney Infinity 3.0 figures are up for pre-order.
- Kotobukiya’s AT-AT Driver ARTFX+ statue is up for pre-order.