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

Book News

  • Random House has posted an excerpt for Star Wars: Battlefront: Twilight Company (just click on the look inside feature).

Comic News

Convention & Event News

“Star Wars And The Power Of Costume: The Exhibition” is heading to New York on November 14 at Discovery Times Square.

  • 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.

Fandom News

  • Jedi News has a quick interview with Star Wars author Jason Fry.
  • Eleven-ThirtyEight has a two part interview with Jason Fry: part one and part two.
  • How many women are involved in creating Star Wars? Kathleen Kennedy spills the beans to Fortune.
  • Star Wars Books shared an illustration by Jose Daniel Cabrera Peña for the upcoming Star Wars Insider short story “Inbrief” by Janine K. Spendlove which will be in issue #161.

Movie & Television News

  • We could be getting a new The Force Awakens trailer on October 19th.
  • The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the world premiere for The Force Awakens will be December 14 in Los Angeles, CA.
  • The latest Rebels Recon includes part of the press screening with Dave Filoni shedding some light on where season two is heading. Dee Bradley Baker, Pablo Hidalgo and Ashley Eckstein weigh in on the clones and Ahsoka.
  • And don’t forget to check out the StarWars.com trivia gallery for Star Wars Rebels “The Lost Commanders.”
  • James Arnold Taylor is hitting the big screen with Ratchet & Clank which will be out April 2016.
  • For Tarantino fans, his new movie The Hateful 8 will be getting a special screening in select theaters which will feature a special cut of the film that won’t be shown elsewhere.
  • And something fun from the Coen brothers: Hail, Caesar!

Toy & Collectible News

  • USA Today revealed The Force Awakens characters for Disney Infinity 3.0.
  • The Rancho Obi-Wan Galloween auction preview is up.
  • Kotobukiya Captain Phasma is up for pre-order.
  • ToyArk has Hasbro’s official pictures for their upcoming 6-inch Black Series figures as revealed at NYCC.
  • ToyArk also has pictures of EFX Collectibles Star Wars displays.
Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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