Around the WebJuly 17, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Events, Interview, Regular Feature, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television | 1 Comment
Tags: christie golden, cinema alchemist, jason fry, pablo hidalgo, roger christian, the yoda chronicles
Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.
- Kevin J. Anderson and Timothy Zahn will be part of a six author team writing tie-in novellas for Heroes Reborn. The first novella will be out in September.
- Jedi News provided an update on Roger Christian’s upcoming book Cinema Alchemist. There is currently a crowdfunding project to raise money for a feature film version of his short film Black Angel. Part of the crowdfunding is signed copies of his book. Interesting to see they’re trying to get Rutger Hauer in the film.
- Edelweiss has some new info on an upcoming Jason Fry The Force Awakens‘ novel.
Convention & Event News
- 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.
- Tosche Station has a new podcast out featuring an interview with Dark Disciple author Christie Golden.
- Christie also talks a little with Suvudu.
- James S.A. Corey did a Reddit AMA.
- Coffee With Kenobi has an interview with Pablo Hidalgo.
- My favorite bit of fandom news this week is Guillermo del Toro sharing a little Hutt love as he said he’d like to do a Jabba the Hutt Godfather film.
- Tested has a video showing off a fan made Rancor costume that looks pretty awesome.
Movie & Television News
- LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles will be out on DVD on September 15th featuring all four episodes.
- It looks like C-3PO’s red arm in The Force Awakens could be because he lost his original arm in Star Wars: Uprising.
- Chosenofmythal has a look at the new inquisitors in Star Wars Rebels season two via the Star Wars Rebels magazine.
- And out of SDCC we got the trailer for Suicide Squad which is loosely based off of a comic series John Ostrander helped make famous. It’ll be out August 5 next year.
Toy & Collectible News
- Target is joining Toys ‘R’ Us and Walmart for the Force Friday event on September 4th.
- Gentle Giant‘s Mandalorian bookends are up for pre-order.
- Gentle Giant‘s Luke Skywalker Hero of Yavin mini-bust is also up for pre-order.
Video Game News
- The official trailer for Star Wars: Commander is out.