Around the WebNovember 13, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Conventions, Del Rey, Episode VII, Events, Interview, Movies, News, Random House, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys, trailers, Video Games | Leave a comment
Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.
- IGN has an interview with Battlefront: Twilight Company author Alexander Freed.
- The Daily Dot also has an interview with Alexander Freed.
- Charles Lippincott posted an interview from 1976 done with author Alan Dean Foster.
- WNPR has an interview with Star Wars authors Jason Fry, Timothy Zahn, Michael A. Stackpole and Ryder Windham.
- And for Zahn fans in Brazil, Timothy Zahn is heading to Rio de Janeiro.
Convention & Event News
- 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.
- Rhode Island Comic Con is November 6 to 8 in Providence, RI. Star Wars guests include Erik Bauersfeld, Dickey Beer, Gregg Berger, Jerome Blake, Jeremy Bulloch, Michael Carter, Dermot Crowley, Jim Cummings, Dave Dorman, Carrie Fisher, Zack Giallongo, Garrick Hagon, Tom Kenny, John Morton, Daniel Logan, Ron Perlman, David Prowse, Clive Revill, Tim Rose, and Felix Silla.
- Wizard World Comic Con Louisville is November 6 to 8 in Louisville, KY. Star Wars guests include Stephen Amell, Jason Isaacs, Ken Kelly, Bruce Gerlach, Michael Golden and Bill Pulkovski.
- Campbell Con is November 7 in Campbell, CA. Star Wars guests include Zach Hanks, Omar Morales, and Debbie Lee Carrington.
- Film & Comic Con Brighton is November 7 to 8 in Brighton, England. Star Wars guests include Kenny Baker, Paul Blake, David Church, John Cumming, Joe Gibson, Alan Harris, Brian Harris, James Marsters, Pam Rose, Alan Ruscoe, Colin Skeaping, and Paul Weston.
- Hero Festival is November 7 to 8 in Marseille, France. Star Wars guests include Alan Flyng, and Paul Markham.
- Midwest Comicon is November 7 to 8 in Des Moines, IA. Star Wars guests include Nalini Krishan, and Christian J. Simpson.
- Lethbridge Entertainment Expo is November 14 to 15 in Lethbridge, AB. Star Wars guests include Phil LaMarr.
- SCI FI Bromley is November 14 in Bromley, England. Star Wars guests include Stephanie English, Alan Flyng, Laurie Goode, Barrie Holland, Nick Joseph, Brian Muir, and Ted Western.
- Third Eye Comics store signing with Peter Mayhew is November 14 in Annapolis, MD.
- Bolton Sci-Fi Comic Con is November 15 in Bolton, England. Star Wars guests include John Altman, Jerome Blake, Chris Bunn, Alan Flyng, Cathy Munroe, Chris Parsons, Peter Roy, and Andy Secombe.
- Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys screening will be November 20 at the Sie Film Center in Denver, CO.
- Wizard World Comic Con Reno is November 20 to 22 in Reno, NV. Star Wars guests include Michael Golden, and Brent Spiner.
- Film & Comic Con Newcastle is November 21 to 22 in Newcastle, England. Star Wars guests include William Coppen, Paul Grant, Michael Henbury, Phil Herbert, Glynn Jones, April Perkins, Katie Purvis, and Peter Roy.
- MCM Birmingham Comic Con is November 21 to 22 in Birmingham, England. Star Wars guests include Paul Blake, Chris Bunn, Nick Gray, Garrick Hagon, Jack Klaff, Ian Liston, Angus MacInnes, Paul Markham, Amanda Noar, Peter Roy, Tina Simmons, and David Stone.
- MegaCon Fan Days is November 21 to 22 in Orlando, FL. Star Wars guests include James Marsters.
- Mersey ComicCon is November 21 in Liverpool, England. Star Wars guests include Kenneth Colley, Stephanie English, Brian Muir, Christopher Muncke, Pam Rose, and Peter Roy.
- Ottawa Pop Expo is November 21 to 22 in Ottawa, ON. Star Wars guests include Ray Park and Sam Witwer.
- XOGOLD Star Wars is November 21 to 22 in Utrecht, Netherlands. Star Wars guests include Len Bond, Chris Bunn, Trevor Butterfield, Stephen Calcutt, Derek Chafer, Ken Coombs, John Coppinger, Jim Dowdall, Laurence Estrin, Alan Flyng, Terry Francis, Sala Gardner, Nick Gray, Bill Hargreaves, Alan Harris, Frank Hensen, Andy Herd, Barrie Holland, Steve Ismay, Nick Joseph, Jack McKenzie, Dean Mitchell, Eileen Roberts, Andy Secombe, John Simpkin, Alan Swaden, Femi Taylor, and Paul Weston.
- Chicago Wolves Star Wars Day is November 22nd. Star Wars guests include Jimmy Mac and Taylor Gray.
- Diddy Con is November 28 in Scunthorpe, England. Star Wars guests include Nick Joseph.
- Hali-Con is November 28 in Halifax, England. Star Wars guests include John Altman, Alan Flyng, Derek Lyons, Paul Markham, Cathy Munroe, and Peter Roy.
- Whitby Sci-Fi & Comic Con is November 28 in Whitby, England. Star Wars guests include Chris Bunn.
- Wales Comic Con is November 29 in Wrexham, Wales. Star Wars guests include Paul Blake, Kenneth Colley, Dave Prowse, Kiran Shah, Marc Silk, and Robert Watts.
For more events, be sure to check out Star Wars Actors Appearances.
Movie & Television News
- Tonight Disney will be showing a sneak peak of The Force Awakens.
- J.J. Abrams did an interview with Entertainment Weekly that reveals a little bit about Maz Kanata.
- EW also has a new gallery of The Force Awakens photos, some details on Snoke, coverage of Luke and Leia.
- And EW has an interview with Harrison Ford.
- V Magazine has an interview with Gwendoline Christie.
- Wired has an interview with J.J. Abrams.
- For those avoiding spoilers, you might not want to follow this link to it’s end, but TheForce.Net has a link to an artist who may have designed a poster pitch for The Force Awakens which has Luke on the poster. So far J.J. has been keeping Luke a secret, so personally I’m trying to maintain the secret. Click at your own risk.
- Rebels Recon #2.06 is out, as well as the episode guide.
- The Force Awakens TV spot #1.
- The Force Awakens international trailer #2.
- Warcraft won’t be out until June next year, but we have a trailer now.
Toy & Collectible News
- Sideshow has pre-orders up for the one sixth scale Hot Toys Captain Phasma.
- Target is now offering 3D figures of you. Yakface has the full story, but select stores have scanners that will capture your face and have a custom figure made of you and shipped to you.
Video Game News
- This weekend over 3,000 Walmart stores will be showcasing Star Wars: Battlefront for fans to try out in store prior to the games release on November 17th.