Around the WebOctober 23, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Interview, Marvel, Movies, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Trailer | Leave a comment
Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.
- The Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens NYCC panel can be viewed below.
- As can the Star Wars: A Galactic Readers Theatre panel.
- If you’re holding out for paperback releases, here’s a list of upcoming paperback release dates.
Heir to the Jedi by Kevin Hearne – November 24, 2015
Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp – January 26, 2016
Dark Disciple by Christie Golden – March 1, 2016
Aftermath by Chuck Wendig – March 29, 2016
Convention & Event News
- 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.
- Pumpkin Path Star Wars event is October 24 to 25 in Toledo, OH. The event will features the 501st Legion and Star Wars artists Joe Corroney and Brian Rood.
- 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.
- Legion of Leia has an interview with Star Wars Rebels voice actress Ashley Eckstein.
- Looking to dissect every frame of the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer? Jedi News has you covered with a complete photo gallery.
Movie & Television News
- If you’re clamoring for an Obi-Wan western movie, this may be the closest you get to it. Jane Got a Gun stars Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor and Joel Edgerton, who were all in the Star Wars prequels. And damn if this trailer doesn’t look wickedly awesome. It’ll be out February 2016. After seeing Edgerton’s impressive performance in Black Mass, I’m really excited for this one.
- Overshadowed by everything Star Wars, War for the Planet of the Apes has begun its first day of shooting. We’ll have to wait for July 2017 to see it.
Toy & Collectible News
- AMC Theaters will be doing a special promotion from December 20 to January 10 for The Force Awakens. Anyone who purchases an IMAX 3D ticket for the movie will get an exclusive print by Dan Mumford and, from the sounds of it, they’ll be doing a different one each week. Head on over to Jedi News for more details and a look at one of the prints.
- According to Sandtroopers.com, the Target exclusive First Order Stormtrooper/Poe Dameron two packs are hitting stores.
- Hole in the Ground Productions is now making wall dioramas for your 3-3/4-inch figures (it’s near the bottom of the page).
Video Game News
- Gameinformer has an interview with Haden Blackman discussing his video game career, including his work on Star Wars.