Around the WebJuly 10, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys, Video Games | 1 Comment
Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.
- StarWars.com revealed a bunch of info on upcoming books including cover reveals and synopsises.
- Del Rey/Random House has their SDCC panel and booth signing schedule online.
- The MONSTERS! anthology featuring stories by Aaron Allston, Michael A. Stackpole, Timothy Zahn and Janine Spendlove successfully reached it’s Kickstarter goal.
- Jedi-Bilbiothek has a rundown on Marvel Star Wars trade paperback collections coming out in January 2016.
- StarWars.com has an interview with Star Wars artist Stuart Immonen which features some of his penciled artwork for upcoming comics.
- Comic Book Resources has a look at the cover for Lando #2.
- John Jackson Miller has updated some more of his production notes.
Convention & Event News
- 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, Alan Dean Foster, Christie Golden (click here for her schedule), Michael Heisler, Adam Hughes, Matt Kindt, Livio Ramondelli, Randy Stradley, Daniel Wallace (click here for his schedule), Chuck Wendig, 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.
- Jedi News has a full rundown on the Star Wars programming at SDCC.
- Star Wars now has an official app.
Movie & Television News
- There’s been some Star Wars news this week, along with some rumors. One that stood out to me is being reported by Bloody Disgusting. According to them, we might be seeing some classic bounty hunters in Rogue One along with some new and never before scene in real life characters like Cad Bane. They even mention a Wookiee bounty hunter which could be Krrstan from the Darth Vader comics.
- There’s a trailer out for Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies which will be out October 16th.
Toy & Collectible News
- The Hasbro Black Series The Force Awakens SDCC exclusive trooper will be going on sale at HasbroToyShop.com on July 28 according to YakFace.
- Official Pix no longer has a license with Star Wars, so say farewell.
In July 2015, Official Pix elected not to renew its STAR WARS license. This means other than current inventory, Official Pix will no longer be able to sell licensed STAR WARS photos and STAR WARS autographed photos. If you have an unfilled order, it will be completed.
Official Pix still has other properties, and will continue to have great relationships with STAR WARS actors, but until another company acquires the license, if any, there won’t be any new licensed photographs or autographs.
- StarWars.com has a first look at ANOVOS‘ X-Wing Pilot outfit and Fleet Trooper uniform.
- StarWars.com also has a look at some of the Star Wars SDCC exclusives.
- ToyArk has some nice photos of the Tamashii Nations Star Wars figures at SDCC.
Video Game News
- Kabam RPG has gameplay footage for Star Wars: Uprising which will be out in September.