Around the WebSeptember 18, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Interview, Marvel, Movies, Regular Feature, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Toys | Leave a comment
Tags: babylon's ashes, cecil castellucci, chuck wendig, claudia gray, greg rucka, james s.a. corey, jason fry, the expanse
Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.
- Star Wars: Aftermath by Chuck Wendig will be hitting the New York Times Best Sellers list next week at number 4 for hardcover fiction, and number 7 for combined print and e-book fiction. That’s the highest I’ve seen a Star Wars book hit the best sellers list in a long time.
- B&N’s Star Wars Trilogy hardcover is now out with the C-3PO version.
- Yahoo.com has an interview with all the new authors of Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens including Jason Fry, Cecil Castellucci, Chuck Wendig, Greg Rucka and Claudia Gray.
- Soundcloud has an audio excerpt from Troy Denning’s latest novel Halo: Last Light. Gamecrate also has an interview with Troy covering his new book.
- The cover for the next Expanse novel has been revealed. Babylon’s Ashes by James S.A. Corey will be out June 2016. Cover is by Daniel Dociu.
- Newsarama has a first look at Chewbacca #1, while on Marvel.com has some of the black and white artwork.
Convention & Event News
- 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 (click here for Kevin’s schedule).
- 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 and Chris Trevas.
- Discovery World’s Sci-Fi Family Day is October 17 in Milwaukee, WI. Star Wars guests include John Jackson Miller and Dave Dorman.
- 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.
- The latest episode of Who Shot First, the Star Wars trivia podcast, features author John Jackson Miller against RPG writer Keith Kappel.
Movie & Television News
- Return of the Clones trailer for Star Wars Rebels season two.
- The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 trailer “For Prim” is out.
- The trailer for The Jungle Book is out. It’ll be out April 2016.
- What would happen if you made a first person shooter movie? The answer is Hardcore. No release date yet.
Toy & Collectible News
- Hong Kong Toys R Us has the new Hasbro “value” 6-inch figures up (these only have five points of articulation). You can check them out here.
- Efx collectibles is selling Death Star module replicas. This New York Comic Con exclusive is getting a limited number of online pre-orders.
- Order Sixty Six in the UK has pre-orders up for a new Hasbro Black Series 6-inch Clone Trooper variant, the Battlefront Imperial Shock Trooper. They also have a Poe/Stormtrooper two-pack.
- Amazon UK has pictures of the upcoming Hasbro 3-3/4-inch PZ-4C0 from The Force Awakens.
- And an FYI: The Force Awakens two packs are now hitting stores.