Around the WebJuly 31, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Fantasy, Interview, Marvel, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Toys | 2 Comments
Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.
- Star Wars artist Randy Martinez posted a nice still shot of his Kylo Ren painting from SDCC.
- As well as a nice Leia commission.
- Martha Wells has released some news on her next Raksura book The Edge of Worlds: A Novel of the Raksura, which will be out in hardcover April 2016. The book is already written and turned in and the cover is by Yukari Masuike, though the artwork hasn’t yet been revealed. Martha has a complete list of the pre-order outlets here. You can find the full announcement on the new novel here. The Edge of the Worlds will be the first book in a new duology.
- Timothy Zahn‘s Quadrail series is now available as eBooks from Open Road Media.
- Star Wars: The Original Trilogy Stories will be out September 1 in hardcover (via edelweiss).
This collection features 18 stories from the original Star Wars trilogy, beautifully illustrated by Star Wars artist Brian Rood. With foil on the cover, gilded pages, and over 250 pieces of both spot and full-page art, this storybook is a must-have for fans!
- The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens which will be out December 18 in hardcover. No cover yet for this one, but it will be written by Phil Szostak with a foreward by Rick Carter. Publisher is Abrams and it’s currently listed at 256 pages, 600 full color illustrations, 11.3 in W | 10.4 in H, $40.
- StarWars.com has a preview of Darth Vader #8.
- Comicbook.com has a look at Mike Mayhew’s cover variant for Lando #3.
- Bleeding Cool has a preview of Star Wars #8.
- John Ostrander’s Kros: Hallowed Ground was successfully funded.
- Edelweiss revealed a couple new titles including Star Wars: The Complete Marvel Years Omnibus Vol. 3
“COLLECTING: STAR WARS 79-107, ANNUAL 3; RETURN OF THE JEDI 1-4; MATERIAL FROM PIZZAZZ 1-16; MATERIAL FROM STAR WARS WEEKLY (UK) 60, 94-99, 104-115; MATERIAL FROM EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (UK) #149, 151, 153-157; MATERIAL FROM STAR WARS (UK) 159”, it will be out in hardcover on October 20th.
- Star Wars Epic Collection: Infinities
“COLLECTING: STAR WARS INFINITIES: A NEW HOPE 1-4, STAR WARS INFINITIES: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK 1-4, STAR WARS INFINITIES: RETURN OF THE JEDI 1-4, THE STAR WARS 0-8”, it will be out in paperback on December 29th.
Convention & Event News
- 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.
- Expo Coleccionistas is July 31 to August 2 in Mexico City, Mexico. Star Wars guests include Silas Carson
- 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 Keisha Castle-Hughes, Carrie Fisher, Tom Kenny, and Christian Slade, Mark Waid.
- Wizard World Comic Con Richmond is July 31 to August 2 in Richmond, VA. Star Wars guests include Michael Golden, Lee Horton, Ken Kelly, and Billy Dee Williams.
- Heroes & Legends is August 1 to 2 in Margam, Wales. Star Wars guests include Julian Glover, Andrew Lawden, and Tim Rose.
- Optimus South West Film & TV Convention is August 1 to 2 in Torquay, England. Star Wars guests include Jeremy Bulloch
- Preston Comic Con is August 1 in Preston, England. Star Wars guests include Kenny Baker
- WOSCON is August 1 to 2 in Sheffield, England. Star Wars guests include David Prowse and Pam Rose.
- Author John Jackson Miller will be in Chantilly, VA for a signing at Rocky Run Middle School at 7:30 though registration is maxed out.
- The Official Star Trek Convention is August 6 to 9 in Las Vegas, NE. Star Wars guests include Olivia d’Abo, Greg Ellis, Brent Spiner, George Takei
- Fandom Fest is August 7 to 9 in Louisville, KY. Star Wars guests include Dave Dorman, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew and Billy Dee Williams.
- Kansas City Comic Con is August 7 to 9 in Kansas City, MO. Star Wars guests include Jason Aaron, Cas Anvar, Joe Corroney, Michael Golden, Nalini Krishan, Ken Lashley, and Orli Shoshan.
- Shore Leave is August 7 to 9 in Hunt Valley, MD. Star Wars guests include John Jackson Miller.
- Steel City Comic Con is August 7 to 9 in Monroeville, PA. Star Wars guests include John Haun, Tod Allen Smith, Byron Winton and Matthew Wood.
- Texas Comicon is August 7 to 9 in San Antonio, TX. Star Wars guests include Paul Blake, Barbara Goodson
- Day of the Doctors 2 is August 8 in Slough, England. Star Wars guests include Stephen Calcutt
- I’ve Got A Bad Feeling About This is August 8 in Southampton, England. Star Wars guests include John Coppinger, Mike Edmonds, Andrew Lawden, Brian Muir, Toby Philpott, Alan Ruscoe, Femi Taylor, Rutvig Vaid, Simon J. Williamson
- Pensacola Comic Convention is August 8 to 9 in Pensacola, FL. Star Wars guests include Greg Cipes
- Yorkshire Cosplay Con 8 is August 8 in Rotherham, England. Star Wars guests include Alan Flyng, Michael Henbury, Nick Joseph, Pam Rose, and Peter Roy.
- Anime Festival Orlando is August 14 to 16 in Orlando, FL. Star Wars guests include Dante Basco
- Sheffield Film & Comic Con is August 15 to 16 in Sheffield, England. Star Wars guests include Kenny Baker (Saturday only)
- Windsor ComiCon is August 15 to 16 in Windsor, ON. Star Wars guests include Katie Cook, Ken Lashley and Ray Park.
- Bayfield Carnegie Library’s Comic/Sci-Fi Con is August 22 in Bayfield, WI. Star Wars guests include John Jackson Miller.
- Collectormania Glasgow is August 22 to 23 in Glasgow, Scotland. Star Wars guests include Jeremy Bulloch
- Who Convention is August 22 in Lincoln, England. Star Wars guests include Nick Joseph, Peter Roy
- Central Coast Comic Con is August 28 to 30 in Ventura, CA. Star Wars guests include Howard Chaykin, Nalini Krishan, Livio Ramondelli, Deep Roy, Felix Silla
- Bournemouth Film & Comic Con is August 29 to 30 in Bournemouth, England. Star Wars guests include Jeremy Bulloch
- 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.
- Twin Suns Transmission has an interview with author John Jackson Miller that you can listen to here.
- SFFWorld did an interview with author Timothy Zahn you can read here.
- You can check out the Star Wars: Battlefront wallpapers here.
Toy & Collectible News
- The Princess Leia sixth scale Hot Toys figure is up for pre-order and will set you back $204.99.
- Toyark has some images of the Bandai Sandtrooper Model Kit.