Around the WebAugust 14, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Collecting, Conventions, Events, Regular Feature, Star Trek, Star Wars, Toys, Video Games | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.
- StarWars.com has revealed details on the “Art Awakens”, a chance for fans to contribute to The Force Awakens with their art.
- John Jackson Miller will be writing a Star Trek trilogy call Star Trek: Prey. According to John, it’s “a star-spanning Next Generation epic of the Federation and the Klingon Empire” and will be out starting October 2016 in consecutive months.
- Jedi Bibliothek has info on three new artbooks Abrams will be publishing next Spring: The Original Topps Trading Card Series Volume One, Volume Two, and Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie.
- Barnes & Noble is offering signed copies of Battlefront: Twilight Company by Alexander Freed.
- StarWars.com has a preview of Kanan – The Last Padawan #5.
- StarWars.com also has an interview with Greg Rucka covering Shattered Empire.
- ComicBook.com has a preview of Star Wars #8.
Convention & Event News
- D23 Expo is August 14 to 16 in Anaheim, CA. Star Wars guests include George Lucas, Brian Miller,
- 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
For more events, be sure to check out Star Wars Actors Appearances.
- Star Wars Clube Portugal has an interview with Star Wars author Ryder Windham. Just scroll down a bit for the english version.
Movie & Television News
- The Korean The Force Awakens trailer has a new opening shot you might want to check out.
- Jedi News has a nice roundup of the Entertainment Weekly The Force Awakens articles, plus there’s Ford’s return and the Star Wars anthology films.
- The Hateful Eight teaser trailer is out. It hits theaters December 25th.
Toy & Collectible News
- With stores gearing up for “Force Friday” some The Force Awakens figures are hitting shelves early. Rebelscum has some pics to prove it: First Order Flametrooper, Finn (Jakku), Captain Phasma, Rey, Poe Dameron, unknown alien, deluxe figures here and here and here. They also have pictures of the card backs on their site feature character snippets.
- There’s a nice shot of the Kylo Ren figure from an eBay posting.
- T-Bone’s Star Wars Universe also has a group shot.
- The Boba Fett samurai ronin is up on Entertainment Earth as well as the Shogun Vinyl figure.
- Herocross showed off their C-3PO and R2-D2 figures on Facebook.
- For the big spenders, there’s an Ewoks Bondo figure on eBay with a high dollar buy it now option.
- Star Wars Force For Change is auctioning off their second wave of Stormtrooper helmets.
Video Game News
- EA talks about supremacy mode for Star Wars: Battlefront.