Around the WebSeptember 25, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Interview, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, 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.
- Disney-Lucasfilm Press released three new titles this week that each retell the original trilogy films with a their own vibe: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farmboy by Alexandra Bracken, So You Want to be a Jedi? by Adam Gitwitz and Beware the Power of the Dark Side! by Tom Angleberger.
- DK Books posted an update on Star Wars Reads Day. There’s a contest for bookstores, libraries and schools to win a visit from author Michael Kogge, as well as a list of all the events that will be happening. Click here to check it out and plan ahead.
- Blizzard Entertainment is partnering with Random House and next year we’ll be getting a new StarCraft novel by Timothy Zahn.
Comic Book News
- Vader Down #1 will be getting a Dave Dorman variant cover. If you’re heading to Heroes Expo this weekend, Dave will have the original art on display.
- StarWars.com has part two of Phil Noto‘s sketchbook showing off some interior artwork for the upcoming Chewbacca comics.
Convention & Event News
- Baltimore Comic Con is September 25 to 27 in Baltimore, MD. Star Wars guests include Katie Cook, Matt Kindt, Ken Lashley, John Ostrander, Charles Soule and Ben Templesmith.
- Heroes Expo is September 26 to 27 in Joliet, IL. Star Wars guests include Dave Dorman.
- Salt Lake Comic Con is September 24 to 26 in Salt Lake City, UT. Star Wars guests include Dee Bradley Baker, Joe Corroney, Anthony Daniels, Kevin Hearne (click here for Kevin’s schedule), Michael A. Stackpole and Timothy Zahn.
- 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.
- Facebook has something really weird, but kind of awesome. It’s a video you can watch, but also manipulate, that shows off the planet Jakku. Check it out.
- Star Wars Insider Magazine #160 is out now.
- GQ has an interview with John Boyega.
- Variety has an interview with Gwendoline Christie.
- Geek Rant has an interview with author Jason Fry covering his new book Weapon of a Jedi.
- Channel 1138 interview author Troy Denning. You can listen to it here (starts at 33 minute mark).
- Drew Karpyshyn has a couple pieces of news out. First up, you can see the map for his Chaos Born series. Secondly, he’s returning to BioWare, and third, he’ll be doing a reddit AMA on October 8th.
Movie & Television News
- There’s a rumor on Reddit about some upcoming content we might be getting based off of the unreleased Star Wars: The Clone Wars sixth season content. If true, it could be spoilerish, so read it at your own risk. Put simply, it involves Ahsoka.
- Prometheus 2 now has a title: Paradise Lost.
Toy & Collectible News
- From posters to sarlacc teeth, Profiles in History has an upcoming eBay auction that’s worth a look. Some of the items are actual props from the Star Wars films, like Carrie Fisher’s metal bikini Huttslayer outfit, while others, like the Jabba maquette, are one of a kind pieces that actually inspired the elements in the films. While some items are very expensive, others have reasonable opening bids, though they probably won’t stay that way.
- Sideshow’s sixth scale Jango Fett is up for preorder.
- ANOVOS preorders for First Order Stormtrooper helmets are up.
- Hot Toys’ First Order Snowtroopers are now up for preorder.
- Walmart.com has a look at the upcoming The Force Awakens Black Series 3-3/4 inch figures: Rey, Finn and Poe.
- SH Figuarts is offering a Shadow Trooper at Tamashii Nation 2015.
- You can catch a look at the upcoming Disney Elite Series Darth Maul right here.
- Barnes & Noble will be getting two exclusive Kotobukiya statues: Utapau Clone Trooper and TC-14 protocol droid.
- If you’re an American and you’re wanting to get those cool looking Star Wars stamps from the UK, then Jedi News has a post that could help you out.
Video Game News
- The Star Wars: Battlefront beta will be available between October 8 and 12th.
- If you live in the UK, Jedi News has a list of Star Wars: Battlepod locations.