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August 7, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys, Trailer, Video Games | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Edelweiss has some new Star Wars book listings.Star Wars: 5-Minute Star Wars Stories
    Release Date: December 18, 2015
    Publisher: Disney Lucasfilm Press
    Details: $12.99, Hardcover, 192 pages

    Join Anakin, Luke, and Yoda for an epic collection of stories adapted from all seven Star Wars films, including Star Wars: The Force Awakens! With 12 Star Wars stories that can each be read in 5 minutes, this padded storybook is the perfect fit for bedtime, storytime, or anytime.

    The Best of Star Wars Insider Volume 1
    Release Date: December 15, 2015
    Publisher: Titan
    Details: $19.99, trade paperback, 176 pages

    The Best of Star Wars Insider Volume 2
    Release Date: December 15, 2015
    Publisher: Titan
    Details: $19.99, trade paperback, 176 pages

  • Kevin J. Anderson shared an excerpt on Facebook for his upcoming Dan Shamble, Zombie PI story “Cold Dead Turkey.

 

Comic News

  • Edelweiss has some new comic listings for upcoming Marvel Star Wars trade paperbacks.Star Wars Vol. 2: Showdown on Smugglers Moon
    Release Date: January 5, 2016
    Details: $19.99, paperback

    Darth Vader Vol. 2: Shadows and Secrets
    Release Date: January 5, 2016
    Details: $19.99, paperback

    Star Wars: Lando
    Release Date: January 19, 2016
    Details: $16.99, paperback

  • CBR has a four page preview for Lando #2.
  • Third Eye Comics has a Shattered Empire #1 variant cover by Francesco Francavilla you can pre-order here.

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  • Comicpop Collectibles will also be offering a Shattered Empire #1 variant cover, there’s by artist Mike Deodato.

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  • And Disposable Hero Comics has a Shattered Empire #1 variant cover by Julian Totino Tedesco up for pre-order.

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Convention & Event News

  • 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 (click here for his schedule).
  • 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.
  • WorldCon is August 19 to 20 in Spokane, WA. Star Wars guests include Vonda N. McIntyre and Martha Wells (click here for her schedule).
  • 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.
  • Mark My Words is November 6 at the Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford, CT. Star Wars guests include Jason Fry, John Ostrander, Michael A. Stackpole, Ryder Windham and Timothy Zahn

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For more events, be sure to check out Star Wars Actors Appearances.

Fandom News

  • Jedi News has a cool video showing some scenic shots they got from Skellig Michael where scenes from The Force Awakens was shot.

Movie & Television News

  • How about some Deadpool? As is the movie, these previews are rated R. Here’s the trailer trailer.
  • And the actual trailer.

Toy & Collectible News

  • Yakface has some pics showing Walmart’s Star Wars Episode VII shelving display plans with details on what types of figures and vehicles will be out. While they don’t name characters for the figures, they do give details on ships like an Episode VII Star Destroyer and it reveals some of the costume items like Kylo Ren’s mask. Click here to check them out.
  • While this high end collectible will only be available to collectors with extremely deep pockets, there’s an Empire Strikes Back clapper board on eBay for $10K.
  • Star Wars Blu-ray Steelbooks will be out November 10th with pre-orders up today.
  • Jedi News also spotted (via Argos) that Monopoly will be getting a Star Wars: The Force Awakens version.
  • The Force Awakens watches are out and about. Rebelscum also reported finding some at Toys R Us here in the US.
  • You can also check out the Toy R Us “Force Friday” press release here. Note that Star Wars artist Jeff Carlisle and famed collector Steve Sansweet will be at the Times Square Toys R Us on September 3 all day long to mingle with fans.
  • Want a good look at The Force Awakens stormtrooper? ToyArk has a nice photo shoot up.

Video Game News

  • Star Wars: Battlefront footage of their fighter squadron mode. Be sure to hang in there until the end. They drop some surprises in there.
  • The EA Gamescon press briefing is also worth checking out as they show some extra images from Star Wars: Battlefront.
Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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