Around the Web

September 11, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Toys, Video Games | 2 Comments

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

Book News

  • Want to read all the new short stories for the upcoming collection Rise of the Empire? Then head on over to the product page and click on the “Look Inside” feature. The preview includes all of the new short stories.
  • Inquisitr has an interview with author Jason Fry on his latest book Weapon of a Jedi.
  • Little Golden Books has three new Star Wars books coming out and Jedi Bibliothek has a look at the covers.
  • Edelweiss also has a new listing for Star Wars Creatures of the Outer Rim. Release date is April 26, 2016, 240 page hardcover published by Disney Lucasfilm Press, “A 240-page book filled with short stories about favorite alien characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
  • Kevin Hearne is running a book giveaway contest to those who help donate to the United Nations Refugee Agency. He has a writeup on it on his blog that you can check out. The giveaway includes books from multiple authors including books by Kevin as well as Chuck Wendig.
  • The new versions of Paul S. Kemp‘s Egil & Nix novels are out: The Hammer and the Blade and A Discourse in Steel. They sport new covers and an excerpt for the third, upcoming book.

Comic News

  • Comicbook.com has a preview for Star Wars #9.
  • IGN has a preview of Shattered Empire #2.
  • CBR has a preview of Lando #4.

Convention & Event News

  • HawaiiCon is September 10 to 13 in Kamuela, HA. Star Wars guests include Steve Blum, Cree Summer.
  • Alamo City Comic Con is September 11 to 13 in San Antonio, TX. Star Wars guests include Olivia d’Abo, Ray Park, Ron Perlman, Matthew Wood.
  • Autographica is September 11 to 13 in Heathrow, England. Star Wars guests include Kenny Baker, John Cumming, Rusty Goffe.
  • Noris Force Con 4 is September 11 to 13 in Nuremberg, Germany. Star Wars guests include Caroline Blakiston, Jeremy Bulloch, Susanna Bonasewicz, Kenneth Colley, Dermot Crowley, Oliver Döring, Alan Flyng, Wolfgang Grapefruit, Alan Harris, Nick Maley, Hans-Georg Panczack, Dave Prowse, Robert Watts, Ila Schnier von Wittich, Timothy Zahn.
  • RocCon is September 11 to 13 in Rochester, NY. Star Wars guests include Felix Silla.
  • Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know Book Tour heads to Chattanooga, TN at McKay’s Bookstore at 5:00 PM on September 11 with guest Adam Bray.
  • Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know Book Tour heads to La Grange, IL at Anderson’s Bookshop at 7:00 PM on September 11 with guest Michael Kogge.
  • Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know Book Tour heads to Petaluma, CA at Copperfield’s Book Inc. at 7:00 PM on September 11 with guest Cole Horton.
  • Wizard World Comic Con Pittsburgh is September 11 to 13 in Pittsburgh, PA. Star Wars guests include Ron Frenz, Bruce Gerlach, Michael Golden, James Marsters, Bill Pulkovski.
  • Blackpool Comic Con is September 12 in Blackpool, England. Star Wars guests include Dickey Beer, Paul Blake, John Chapman, Julian Glover, Michael Henbury, Andrew Herd, Barrie Holland, Brian Johnson, Derek Lyons, Lewis MacLeod, Shane Rimmer, Ingo Römling, Pam Rose, Alan Ruscoe, Andy Secombe, Simon Wilkie, Simon J. Williamson, Brian Wheeler.
  • 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.
  • Essex Country Show is September 12 to 13 in Billericay, England. Star Wars guests include Nick Joseph.
  • Granite State Comic Con is September 12 to 13 in Manchester, NH. Star Wars guests include Billy Dee Williams.
  • Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know Book Tour heads to Hudson, OH at The Learned OWl at 1:00 PM on September 12 with guests Adam Bray, Cole Horton and Michael Kogge.
  • The Scandinavian Sci-Fi, Game & Film Convention is September 12 to 13 in Uppsala, Sweden. Star Wars guests include Garrick Hagon.
  • Tenth Planet signing is September 12 in Barking, England. Star Wars guests include Peter Roy.
  • Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know Book Tour heads to Washington, D.C. at Barstons Child Play at 1:00 PM on September 13 with guests Adam Bray, Cole Horton and Michael Kogge.
  • Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know Book Tour heads to Woodbridge, VA at 2nd & Charles at 5:00 PM on September 13 with guests Adam Bray, Cole Horton and Michael Kogge.
  • Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know Book Tour heads to Santa Monica, CA at Santa Monica Library (Ocean Park Branch) at 4:00 PM on September 15 with guest Michael Kogge.
  • Amazing Hawaii Con is September 18 to 20 in Hawaii. Star Wars guests include Livio Ramondelli.
  • Wizard World Comic Con Columbus is September 18 to 20 in Columbus, OH. Star Wars guests include Bruce Gerlach, Michael Golden, Ken Kelly, Bill Pulkovski, Brent Spiner, Harvey Tolibao.
  • Houston FanFair is September 19 to 20 in Houston, TX. Star Wars guests include Grey DeLisle.
  • Invasion Derry is September 19 in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Star Wars guests include Jack Klaff.
  • Oz Comic Con is September 19 to 20 in Brisbane, Australia. Star Wars guests include Scott Allie, Dante Basco, Rim Rose, Greg Rucka, Tom Taylor.
  • The London Film Convention is September 19 in London, England. Star Wars guests include Glyn Baker, Jeremy Bulloch, Michael Culver, Julian Glvoer, Jack Klaff, Brian Muir, Alan Tomkins.
  • Rose City Comic Con is September 19 to 20 in Portland, OR. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson, Benjamin Dewey, David Farland (aka Dave Wolverton), Carrie Fisher, Paul Gulacy, Ray Park, Joe Quinones, Ron Randall, Cat Staggs, Randy Stradley, Doug Wheatley.
  • Salt Lake Comic Con is September 24 to 26 in Salt Lake City, UT. Star Wars guests include Dee Bradley Baker, Anthony Daniels, Kevin Hearne.
  • Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo is September 25 to 27 in Edmonton, AB. Star Wars guests include James Marsters.
  • London Comic Con is September 25 to 27 in London, ON. Star Wars guests include Ron Perlman.
  • Tri-Con is September 25 to 27 in Evansville, IN. Star Wars guests include Mike Edmonds, Toby Philpott.
  • Wizard World Comic Con Nashville is September 25 to 27 in Nashville, TN. Star Wars guests include Jenna Busch, Howard Chaykin, Jim Cummings, Michael Golden, Harvey Talibao.
  • FACTS is September 26 to 27 in Ghent, Belgium. Star Wars guests include Peter Mayhew.
  • Oz Comic Con is also September 26 to 27 in Sydney, Australia. Star Wars guests include Scott Allie, Dante Basco, Rim Rose, Greg Rucka.
  • PalmCon is September 26 to 27 in West Palm Beach, FL. Star Wars guests include Cat Taber, Matthew Wood.
  • Salon des Geeks is September 26 to 27 in Nancy, France. Star Wars guests include Paul Markham.
  • Santa Rosa Toy Con is September 26 in Santa Rosa, CA. Star Wars guests include Niki Botelho, Debbie Lee Carrington, Margarita Fernandez, Steve Sansweet, Kevin Thompson, Billy Dee Williams.
  • South Texas Collectors Expo is September 26 to 27 in Laredo, TX. Star Wars guests include Felix Silla.
  • ValleyCon 15 is September 26 in Church Village, Wales. Star Wars guests include Alan Harris, Nick Joseph, John Simpkin.
  • 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.
  • Rancho Obi-Wan’s Galaween is October 24 at Rancho Obi-Wan. Tickets are on sale now.
  • 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.

Fandom News

  • Jawa James has video of the Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know author event that happened at Mysterious Galaxy bookstore and which was hosted by the Skywalking Through Neverland hosts Richard and Sarah.

Movie & Television News

  • ComingSoon.Net has a nice slideshow of The Force Awakens poster art (many of these are featured in the poster books that are out now).
  • Who likes a little horror for the holidays? This Christmas we’re getting Krampus…and this actually looks like it might be worth a watch. It will be out December 4th.

Toy & Collectible News

Video Game News

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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  1. The preview I accessed of Rise of the Empire only had about the first 60 pages. The entire Hera short story was included and the first chapters of Tarkin, but that was all. How were you able to access the other two short stories?

  2. You’re correct, I just doublechecked and I only saw what you mentioned above. I must have been confused by the named ‘Tarkin’ chapters.


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