Around the WebJuly 24, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Marvel, Movies, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Toys, Video Games | 1 Comment
Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.
- Dark Disciple by Christie Golden hit #17 on the New York Times Best Sellers list.
- Barnes & Noble is offering pre-orders for signed copies of Chuck Wendig’s upcoming Star Wars novel Aftermath.
- And according to XPOSE, Carrie Fisher will be writing a new book recanting behind the scenes stories from her work on Star Wars.
- CBR has a preview of Star Wars #7.
- Amazon has a “look inside” feature for the upcoming Star Wars: The Marvel Covers Vol. 1 which will be out October 20th.
Convention & Event News
- ArmadilloCon is July 24 to 26 in Austin, TX. Star Wars guests include Martha Wells (click here for her schedule).
- 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.
- Christie Golden will be signing books at Murder By The Book in Houston, TX on July 28 at 6:30 PM.
- Christie Golden will be signing books at BookPeople in Austin, TX on July 30 at 7:00 PM along with the 501st Legion.
- GenCon is July 30 to August 2 in Indianapolis, IN. Star Wars guests include Terry Brooks, Tony DiTerlizzi, Jeff Grubb (click here for his schedule) and Chuck Wendig.
- 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.
- Books and Brews is September 12 in Greeley, CO from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Zoe’s Cafe. Star Wars guests include Kevin Hearne.
- Amazing Hawaii Con is September 18 to 20 in Hawaii. Star Wars guests include Livio Ramondelli.
- Salt Lake Comic Con is September 24 to 26 in Salt Lake City, UT. Star Wars guests include Kevin Hearne.
- New York Comic-Con is October 8 to 11 in New York, NY. Star Wars guests include Livio Ramondelli.
- The Arizona Taco Festival is October 18 in Scottsdale, AZ. Star Wars guests include Kevin Hearne.
- Star Wars author Kevin Hearne will be hanging out at the Rúla Búla Irish Pub in Tempe, AZ on October 19 and all are invited.
- MileHiCon is October 23 to 25 in Denver, CO. Star Wars guests include Kevin Hearne and Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
For more events, be sure to check out Star Wars Actors Appearances.
- While at San Diego Comic Con, Star Wars artist Randy Marinez did some painting, including a great looking Kylo Ren. While there, two celebrities stopped by to admire the painting. Ant-Man is J.J. Abrams. Be sure to listen to Skywalking Through Neverland to hear the whole story.
Movie & Television News
- Jurassic World is getting a sequel and it will be out Friday June 22, 2018. This is following its status now as the third highest grossing domestic release ever. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will return as well as writers Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly.
- Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy will be starring in a frontier film called The Revenant and it looks really good. It’s also going to have fierce competition since it comes out this December. So hey, after seeing Star Wars twenty times, you might want to check this one out.
- The official full length trailer for Mockingjay Part 2 is out.
- And the trailer for the new James Bond movie Spectre is out.
Toy & Collectible News
- Hot Toys has posted photos of their Princess Leia 1/12 scale figure.
- Hot Toys will also showcasing an 18 foot Millennium Falcon. Yes, 18 feet of Falcon. No word on whether this will remain a one off showpiece or if it’ll hit production.
- The Disney Store will be launching some new items at D23. You can check them out here.
Video Game News
- HammerheadVR Studios revealed a concept trailer for a proposed Star Wars VR game utilizing the Oculus Rift.