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July 3, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Fantasy, Marvel, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys & Collectibles | 1 Comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Jedi Academy 3: The Phantom Bully by Jeffrey Brown is now out. Jeff has a preview on his site.
  • The Del Rey 2015 Star Wars Sampler is now available for free as a digital download from various online retailers, including Amazon.
  • Star Wars: The Essential Atlas online appendix has received and update. It’s now up to 5,085 systems.
  • Kevin Hearne is running a deal over on his store. Use the promo code FIFTY for 50% off the signed hardcover of Shattered.
  • Christie Golden has opened a new online book store.

Comic News

  • PREVIEWSworld has a synopsis for Marvel’s upcoming series Star Wars: Shattered Empire.
  • They also have a preview for Star Wars #7.
  • Comic Book Resources has a preview of Star Wars: Lando #1.
  • Marvel has an interview with artist Stuart Immonen who will be taking over the Star Wars series beginning with issue #8. It includes some previews of the artwork.
  • Mile High Comics is showing off their variant Star Wars comic covers with lots of news ones to check out (thanks to Jedi News for spotting this one).
  • Jedi-Biliothek has a look at some variant covers for Star Wars #7.
  • For fans in Brazil, you can now look forward to some new Star Wars comics from Editora Abril.
  • John Ostrander is part of a Kickstarter for the comic Kros: Hallowed Ground.
  • Tom Taylor will be doing the new Wolverine series for Marvel featuring a female Wolverine which will be coming out in October.
  • John Jackson Miller has some new notes on Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic that you can check out on his site Faraway Press.

Convention & Event News

  • 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.
  • Montreal Comiccon is July 3 to 5 in Montreal, QB. Star Wars guests include Steve Blum, Gwendoline Christie, Michael Golden, Ron Perlman, Dave Ross and Ben Templesmith.
  • Metropoli Comic Con is July 4 to 5 in Asturias, Spain. Star Wars guests include Jeremy Bulloch.
  • San Diego Comic-Con is July 8 to 12 in San Diego, CA. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson, Corinna Bechko, Joe Corroney, Gabe Eltaeb, Carlos Ezquerra, Michael Heisler, Adam Hughes, Matt Kindt, Livio Ramondelli, Randy Stradley, and Doug Wheatley.
  • ConnectiCon is July 9 to 12 in Hartford, CT. Star Wars guests include Phil LaMarr, Deep Roy, George Takei, and Kari Wahlgren.
  • 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.
  • Chippenham Sci-Fi is July 11 in Chippenham, England. Star Wars guests include David Prowse, and Pam Rose.
  • Pendragon Charity Day is July 11 in Southampton, England. Star Wars guests include Brian Wheeler.
  • MechaCon is July 17 to 19 in New Orleans, LA. Star Wars guests include Steve Blum, and Greg Weisman.
  • London Film & Comic Con is July 17 to 19 in London, England. Star Wars guests include Kenny Baker, David Barclay, Erik Bauersfeld, Len Bond, Jeremy Bulloch, Trevor Butterfield, Stephen Calcutt, Mark Capri, Michael Patricia Carr, Carter, Derek Chafer, Ken Colley, Stephen Constantino, Jim Dowdall, Stephen Fitzalan, Alan Flyng, Julian Glover, Garrick Hagon, Alan Harris, Bill Hargreaves, Ray Hassett, Jessica Henwick, Kit Hillier, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Paul Jerricho, Milton Johns, Ian Liston, Jack McKenzie, Dean Mitchell, John Morton, Terrence Mustoo, Ray Park, Quentin Pierre, David Prowse, John Ratzenberger, Eileen Roberts, Doug Robinson, Terry Sach, Tina Simmons, Tony Smart, Alan Swaden, Marolyn Turk, Robert Watts, Tommy Weldin, and Lasse Wirdestedt.
  • TFCON is July 17 to 19 in Toronto, ON. Star Wars guests include Livio Ramondelli.
  • Malta Sci-Fi Con is July 18 to 19 in Valetta, Malta. Star Wars guests include Andrew Lawden.
  • Sci-Fi LX is July 18 to 19 in Lisbon, Portugal. Star Wars guests include Nick Joseph.
  • Fanboy Expo is July 24 to 26 in Tampa, FL. Star Wars guests include Jeremy Bulloch, Julius LeFlore, James Marsters, David Prowse, and Tim Rose.
  • Dallas Gaming Expo is July 24 to 26 in Addison, TX. Star Wars guests include Peter Mayhew.
  • Space City Comic Con is July 24 to 26 in Houston, TX. Star Wars guests include Cas Anvar, Dave Farland, James Kahn, Nalini Krishan, Ken Lashley, and Felix Silla.
  • Romford Essex Sci-Fi Charity Convention is July 25 in Harold Wood, England. Star Wars guests include Jerome Blake, Kenneth Colley, Alan Flyng, Barrie Holland, Nick Joseph, Brian Muir, Peter Roy, Femi Taylor, and Brian Wheeler.
  • H-Con is July 25 to 26 in Eastleigh, England. Star Wars guests include John Altman, Paul Blake, Chris Bunn, Mike Edmonds, Alan Harris, Cathy Munroe, Chris Parsons, and Femi Taylor.
  • Hollywood Show is July 31 to August 2 in Los Angeles, CA. Star Wars guests include Nalini Krishan, and Meredith Salenger.
  • Tampa Bay Comic Con is July 31 to August 2 in Tampa, FL. Star Wars guests include Carrie Fisher, Tom Kenny, and Christian Slade.
  • Wizard World Comic Con Richmond is July 31 to August 2 in Richmond, VA. Star Wars guests include Michael Golden and Billy Dee Williams.
  • 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.

Fandom News

  • Radio 1138 Episode 29 features guests Dave Filoni and Roger Christian!
  • You can vote for the next Star Wars Black Series 6 inch figure over on Personally, I’m rooting for Darth Revan.
  • is running a Star Wars Rebels Season Two fan art contest.

Movie & Television News

  • Creed now has a trailer. This is set in the Rocky franchise and follows Apollo Creed’s son who gets some mentoring from Rocky. The movie will be out November 25th.
  • FirstShowing.Net has a look at the EW photos for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Toy & Collectible News

  • The SDCC exclusive First Order Trooper will get a nice little bonus book featuring artwork by Chris Trevas and Chris Reiff.
  • Sideshow Collectible’s sixth scale Jawas are now up for pre-order, and it’s a two pack.
  • To go along with the Jawas, they’re also offering a C-3PO and R2-D2 two pack.

Video Game News

  • Visceral will be making a Star Wars game “in the style of Unchartedaccording to IGN.
Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.


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