Around the WebNovember 20, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Conventions, Events, Movies, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Toys, trailers, Video Games | Leave a comment
Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.
- Don’t forget The Perfect Weapon eBook by Delilah S. Dawson will be out next Tuesday. You can find pre-order links on Random House’s official product page.
- The paperback release of Kevin Hearne‘s Heir to the Jedi will also be out next Tuesday.
- If you’re a completist comic collector, it’s time to quit or cry. The Chip Zdarsky Vader Down #1 variant cover is so rare that there are only about 12 of them and they’re going for $3,800. You can pick one up at Dynamic Forces if you’ve got the cash, but make it quick because they only have 3 copies.
- Comicbook.com has a preview for Darth Vader #13.
- Comicosity has a preview for Chewbacca #4.
- IDW has revealed they’ll be releasing an Al Williamson Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back Artist Edition HC.
Convention & Event News
- 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.
- TheForce.Net has an interview with Marvel Star Wars comic artist John Cassaday.
- Warwick Davis did a Star Wars skit for Children in Need.
Movie & Television News
- For those who haven’t seen them or want to see them again, The Force Awakens TV spot #1.
- The Force Awakens TV spot #2.
- The Force Awakens TV spot #3.
- The Force Awakens TV spot #4.
- Verizon has a new Star Wars ad out.
- For those not wary of spoilers, Empire Magazine talks with Andy Serkis about his The Force Awakens character Snokes, they take a look at Constable Zuvio, Kylo Ren, and they talk with John Boyega.
- Ratter has some interesting coverage of Anthony Daniels at the Star Wars and the Power of Costume Exhibit which include pictures, anecdotes and video clips.
- Wired has a photo gallery of The Force Awakens props. It’s pretty cool. They show off the weapons and helmets.
- Changi Airport now has a life size model of The Force Awakens X-Wing and TIE Fighter.
- Star Wars artist Phil Noto took a shot at doing a The Force Awakens poster.
- Beyond Star Wars, the next Alien movie will be called Alien: Covenant and will be out in 2017.
- The trailer for The Huntsman: Winter’s War is out, but the movie won’t be out until April 2016.
- This one looks interesting, Midnight Special, and it has a strong cast. It will be out March 18, 2016.
Toy & Collectible News
- Sothebys will be hosting a Star Wars auction on December 11th. You can check out the items here.
- If you’re toy hunting this weekend, make sure to check your local Walmarts as there are reports of the Star Wars: Battlefront Black Series 6-inch Stormtrooper hitting the pegs.
- The Sideshow Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett is up for pre-order.
- Her Universe is heading to Hot Topic for The Force Awakens.
- You can check out S.H. Figuarts First Order Riot Stormtrooper on Toyark.
Video Game News
- If you’re playing Star Wars: Battlefront, and you’d like to know more about the music of the game, the Los Angeles Times has you covered as they talk with composer Gordy Haab who talks about catching the sound of John Williams.
- The Comlink has released their second episode on the making of The Force Unleashed.