Around the WebOctober 9, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Video Games | Leave a comment
Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.
- Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie is now up for pre-order in the UK, but not in the US yet.
- Blade Squadron Part Two is up on StarWars.com.
- We’re getting closer, The Force Awakens novelization now has a product page and a page count.
- Plus a couple new titles have been revealed on edelweiss.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Mask Book: Which Side Are You On?
Experience Star Wars a whole new way with this storybook that includes four press-out three-dimensional masks of Chewbacca, Poe Dameron, a stormtrooper, and Kylo Ren!
Reenact exciting adventures and play along with your favorite characters! Featuring highlights from The Force Awakens, this engaging, interactive storybook includes press-out three-dimensional masks for hours of creative playtime fun.
Release Date: July 26, 2016
Price: $11.99 USD, $14.99
Details: Trade paperback, Ages 3 to 6, 24 pages, 9″ x 11″, Studio Fun
Star Wars: The Chewbacca Story
This complete retelling about Chewbacca comes with a supercool toy Chewbacca head that makes a sound just like a Wookiee!
This full-color, interactive retelling of the Chewbacca story features Chewbacca highlights from A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and The Force Awakens. The collectible Chewbacca toy features a button-activated Wookiee sound that kids will be prompted to start throughout for a feature-rich storytime experience. The front cover is die-cut over the sculpted head to allow Chewbacca to appear on every spread of the book.
Release Date: August 23, 2016
Price: $17.99 USD, $22.99 CAD
Details: Hardcover, Ages 6 to 9, 32 pages, 11″ x 11″, Studio Fun
Star Wars Tales From a Galaxy Far, Far Away by Jason Fry
A 240-page book filled with short stories about favorite alien characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Release Date: April 26, 2016
Price: $12.99 USD, $13.99 CAD
Details: Hardcover, Ages 8 to 12, 240 pages, Disney Lucasfilm Press
Star Wars: Ship Factory
Become a Star Wars ship expert and build your own Millennium Falcon, the new TIE fighter, and Kylo Ren’s soon-to-be-revealed ship. Choose your favorite and add lights to make it supercool!
Discover many different kinds of Star Wars spacecraft, and then build a few! This complete kit includes everything kids need to assemble the Millennium Falcon, a new TIE fighter, and Kylo Ren’s ship, plus a full-color paperback reveals fun ship facts. Included within are instructions and press-outs to construct the ships, stickers, and an LED light pack to light up one of the constructed ships.
Release Date: August 23, 2016
Price: $19.99 USD, $25.99 CAD
Details: Ages 6 to 14, 32 pages, 9.1″ x 11″, Studio Fun
Star Wars: Aliens of the Galaxy
Discover the essential details of the best-loved creatures from the Star Wars universe in this ultracool book with a giant foldout that features new aliens from Star Wars: The Force Awakens!
From the Jawas to Wookiees and more, learn all about the coolest and weirdest creatures in the Star Wars galaxy. Each page of this clever book uncovers amazing info and little-known facts about your favorite Star Wars alien beings. Open up the pages of the foldout to reveal even more Star Wars creatures!
Release Date: July 5, 2016
Price: $12.99 USD, $16.99 CAD
Details: Hardcover, Ages 6 to 9, 42 pages, 10.3″ x 9.5″, Studio Fun
- Beyond Star Wars, Martha Wells has revealed the cover for her upcoming book The Edge of Worlds.
- StarWars.com revealed the cover for Darth Vader #15.
Convention & Event News
- New York Comic-Con is October 8 to 11 in New York, NY. Star Wars guests include Adam Bray, Jeff Carlisle (Table J-15), Keisha Castle-Hughes, Joe Corroney (Booth 942), John DiMaggio, Dave Dorman, Alexander Freed (click here for his schedule) Jason Fry, Claudia Gray, Pablo Hidalgo, Adam Hughes, Matt Kindt, Phil LaMarr, Andrea Mutti, Livio Ramondelli, Greg Rucka, Chris Trevas (Table W2), Daniel Wallace (click here for his schedule), Chuck Wendig, Brian Wood. Dey Rey has their full schedule up here. StarWars.com also has a nice roundup of all the Star Wars panels.
- Friends for Benefits Presents a Q&A with Greg Weisman is October 9 in Los Angeles, CA. Star Wars guests include Jim Cummings, Vanessa Marshall, Greg Weisman.
- Def-Con 4 is October 10 to 11 in Southampton, England. Star Wars guests include Mercedes Burleigh, Michael Henbury, Andrew Lawden, Eileen Roberts, Pam Rose, David Stone, Brian Wheeler.
- Feel the Force Day is October 10 in Peterborough, England. Star Wars guests include Jeremy Bulloch, Ray Griffiths.
- Star Wars Reads Day is October 10! (click here for Jason Fry’s schedule)
- John Jackson Miller will be at the Madison Public Library in Madison, WI for Star Wars Read Day at 2:00 PM.
- Meet the Creator: Seth Green & Matthew Senreich of Robot Chicken is October 10 at the Apple Store – SoHo in New York, NY.
- The Empire at The Collection is October 10 to 11 in Lincoln, England. Star Wars guests include Michael Carter, Garrick Hagon, Nick Joseph, Paul Markham, Peter Roy.
- King Con is October 11 in Durham, England. Star Wars guests include Jeremy Bulloch.
- Dallas Comic Con Fan Days is October 16 to 18 in Irving, TX. Star Wars guests include Steve Blum, Scott Harben, James Marsters, Dan Perri, Andrew Robinson.
- Dimensions is October 16 to 18 in Newcastle, England. Star Wars guests include Shane Rimmer.
- Fanboy Expo is October 16 to 18 in Knoxville, TN. Star Wars guests include Ray Park, John Ratzenberger.
- Grand Rapids Comic Con will be October 16 to 18 in Grand Rapids, MI. Star Wars guests include Cas Anvar, Katie Cook, Mark Dodson and Greg Ellis.
- Australian Movie & Comic Expo is October 17 to 18 in Melbourne, Australia. Star Wars guests include Gideon Emery, Hal Rayle, Tom Taylor.
- Discovery World’s Sci-Fi Family Day is October 17 in Milwaukee, WI. Star Wars guests include John Jackson Miller and Dave Dorman.
- Halloween Family Fun-Day is October 17 in Hull, England. Star Wars guests include Derek Lyons, Cathy Munroe.
- Invasion Dublin is October 17 to 18 in Dublin, Ireland. Star Wars guests include Kenny Baker, Tim Dry, Peter Mayhew.
- Sun City Sci-Fi is October 17 to 18 in El Paso, TX. Star Wars guests include Clive Revill.
- The Scandinavian Sci-Fi, Game & Film Convention is October 17 to 18 in Helsingborg, Sweden. Star Wars guests include Dave Barclay.
- The Arizona Taco Festival is October 18 in Scottsdale, AZ. Star Wars guests include Kevin Hearne.
- Forest City Comicon is October 18 in London, ON. Star Wars guests include Cam Clarke.
- Southern Maryland Comic-Con is October 18 in Hollywood, MD. Star Wars guests include John Morton.
- 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.
- Armageddon Expo is October 23 to 26 in Auckland, New Zealand. Star Wars guests include Hal Rayle.
- Central City Comic Con is October 23 to 25 in Yakima, WA. Star Wars guests include Deep Roy.
- Comic Con Paris is October 23 to 25 in Paris, France. Star Wars guests include James Marsters.
- MileHiCon is October 23 to 25 in Denver, CO. Star Wars guests include Kevin Hearne and Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
- Wizard World Comic Con Tulsa is October 23 to 25 in Tulsa, OK. Star Wars guests include Michael Golden, Phil LaMarr, Mike Mayhew.
- Cardiff Winter Film & Comic Con is October 24 to 25 in Cardiff, Wales. Star Wars guests include Alan Bennett, Sarah Bennett, Ken Colley, Angus MacInnes, David Prowse, Steve Speirs, Colin Skeaping, David Stone, Brian Wheeler.
- Chippenham Sci-Fi Convention is October 24 in Chippenham, England. Star Wars guests include John Chapman, Alan Flyng.
- FantastiCon is October 24 to 25 in Hull, England. Star Wars guests include Barrie Holland, Nick Joseph, Toby Longworth, Derek Lyons, Cathy Munroe, Peter Roy.
- Our Disappearing Planet Charity Autograph Convention is October 24 in Blackpool, England. Star Wars guests include Femi Taylor.
- Rancho Obi-Wan’s Galaween is October 24 at Rancho Obi-Wan. Tickets are on sale now.
- Sac-Con is October 25 in McClellan, CA. Star Wars guests include Dan Brereton, Timothy Green II, Gilbert Hernandez, C. Andrew Nelson, Super Ugly, Joe Weems V.
- TV and Movie Fest is October 25 in Peterborough, England. Star Wars guests include Stephen Calcutt, Garrick Hagon, Andrew Lawden, Chris Parsons, Shane Rimmer.
- 2050 is October 30 to November 1 in Daytona Beach, FL. Star Wars guests include Amy Allen, Joseph Gatt, Daniel Logan.
- Austin Comic Con is October 30 to 31 in Austin, TX. Star Wars guests include Salvador Larroca, Lawrence Reynolds, Brent Spiner.
- Central Canada Comic Con will be October 30 to November 1 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Star Wars guests include Nalini Krishan, James Marsters, Tim Rose, Carel Struycken.
- Spooky Empire Ultimate Halloween Weekend is October 30 to November 1 in Orlando, FL. Star Wars guests include Rusty Goffe.
- Belfast Film & Comic Con is October 31 to November 1 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Star Wars guests include Jeremy Bulloch, Ian Liston, Simon J. Williamson.
- Big Bang Sci-Fi Saturday is October 31 in London, England. Star Wars guests include Chris Bunn, Stephanie English, Nick Joseph.
- Halloween Comicfest at Powers Comics is October 31st from 1:00 to 3:00 PM Star Wars author John Jackson Miller will be there.
- Halloween Fest is October 31 in Hilliard, OH. Star Wars guests include Deep Roy.
- IFCON Victoria is October 31 to November 1 in Victoria, BC. Star Wars guests include Janine Johnston, Glen Mullaly, Felix Silla.
- WynterCon is October 31 to November 1 in Eastbourne, England. Star Wars guests include Alan Flyng, Garrick Hagon, Michael Henbury, Brian Muir, Pam Rose, Brian Wheeler.
- 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.
- Jawa James shared a video of the Clone Wars & Rebels: How Animation Changed Star Wars panel from Salt Lake Comic Con.
- Jawa James also has video from the Star Wars Rebels Season 2 Press Screening.
- StarWars.com has an interview with author Ian Doescher covering his Star Wars Shakespeare books.
- Moviepilot has an interview with Dave Filoni talking about Star Wars Rebels.
- StarWars.com has an interview with artist Stephen Hayford.
Movie & Television News
- USA Today reveals who Sarah Michelle Gellar will be playing in Star Wars Rebels.
Toy & Collectible News
- Toyark has a look at some of the new Star Wars action figures revealed at preview night for NYCC including the old Han action figure.
Video Game News