Around the WebNovember 27, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Conventions, Episode VII, Events, Movies, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television, trailers, Video Games | Leave a comment
Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.
- Delilah S. Dawson talks about writing “The Perfect Weapon” a little over on Star Wars Books tumblr page.
- Jedi News has spotted that IDW will be doing a micro-comic collector pack for The Empire Strikes Back next year.
- StarWars.com has a preview of Obi-Wan and Anakin #1.
Convention & Event News
- 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.
- Comic Con Portugal is December 4 to 6 in Matosinhos, Portugal. Star Wars guests include Derek Lyons, and Tsuneo Sanda.
- For the Love of the Force is December 4 to 6 in Manchester, England. Star Wars guests include Chris Bunn, Michael Carter, Stephanie English, Alan Flyng, Anthony Forrest, Laurie Goode, Garrick Hagon, Michael Henbury, Barrie Holland, Nick Joseph, Paul Markham, Brian Muir, Christopher Muncke, Toby Philpott, Dave Prowse, Pam Rose, Peter Roy, Alan Ruscoe, John Simpkin, Femi Taylor, Marolyn Turk, and Ted Western.
- Panama City Beach Comic Con is December 4 to 6 in Panama City Beach, FL. Star Wars guests include Jerome Blake, Mark Dodson, Richard Epcar, Lewis MacLeod, John R. Magnus, Felix Silla, and Ellyn Stern.
- Steel City Con is December 4 to 6 in Monroeville, PA. Star Wars guests include Amy Allen, John Haun, Ken Kelly, Nalini Krishan, John Ratzenberger, and Tod Allen Smith.
- German Comic Con is December 5 to 6 in Dortmund, Germany. Star Wars guests include James Marsters, John McCrea, Ariel Olivetti and Ingo Römling.
- Scandinavian Sci-Fi, Game & Film Convention is December 5 to 6 in Stockholm, Sweden. Star Wars guests include Anthony Daniels and Chris Parsons.
- Winter Con is December 5 to 6 in Jamaica, NY. Star Wars guests include Dickey Beer, Jeremy Bulloch, Mark Dodson, Dave Dorman, Taylor Gray, Daniel Logan, and John Morton.
- Creation Entertainment’s 50 Year Mission Tour is December 9 to 11 in Burlingame, CA. Star Wars guests include Brent Spiner.
- Geekonomicon is December 11 to 13 in Biloxi, MS. Star Wars guests include Bai Ling and John R. Magnus.
- Buffy+Angel FanMeet is December 12 to 13 in Brussels, Belgium. Star Wars guests include James Marsters.
- Feel the Force Day Plymouth Christmas Special is December 12 in Plymouth, England. Star Wars guests include Chris Bunn, Alan Flyng, Trevor Butterfield, Laurie Goode, and Michael Henbury.
- H-Con is December 13 in Portsmouth, England. Star Wars guests include Dave Prowse.
- Mega Castillet ASFA presents The Force Awakens on December 16 in Amelie-Les Bains, France. Star Wars guests include Stephen Calcutt, John Coppinger, Alan Flyng, and Alan Harris.
For more events, be sure to check out Star Wars Actors Appearances.
- Okay, this is pretty cool – Japan now has a Star Wars train. Spotted this one thanks to Jedi News.
- Google is getting in on the Star Wars fun by letting users join the Light Side or the Dark Side. Click here to try it out. StarWars.com has more details. If you use Chrome, it’s kind of fun as it adds little Star Wars touches here and there.
- SNL did a The Force Awakens skit.
Movie & Television News
- Would you like to see 15 seconds of The Force Awakens?
- And why stop there – The Force Awakens TV spot #7.
- TV spot #8.
- TV spot #9.
- The “All the Way” TV spot.
- Empire Magazine reveals the names of two planets from The Force Awakens. You can find more Empire coverage in Jedi News’ roundup.
- EW has a nice video on the creation of BB-8.
- The Force Awakens may have a PG-13 rating according to filmratings.com.
- Jimmy Kimmel did a Star Wars: The Force Awakens Special which you can watch online.
- The episode guide for Star Wars Rebels “Stealth Strike” is out along with the latest episode of Rebels Recon.
- Beyond Star Wars, we now have a trailer for Captain America: Civil War.
- Regardless of what you thought of the Hobbit films, this video provides a rather insightful look at what they were up against and how ragged it was.
Toy & Collectible News
- Sideshow is doing a Copper Stormtrooper.
- Loot Crate is doing a special Star Wars offer on Cyber Monday.
- Empire Magazine is doing a bunch of collectible The Force Awakens covers as well as a special Kylo Ren action figure package.
- In an interesting trend that is catching on, Toys R Us is dropping gender categories for online shopping. Now if only they’d start implementing this in-store. In addition to Toys R Us, Target has also made moves in this direction when they dropped gender signage from their stores back in August.
- Build-A-Bear is getting in on The Force Awakens.
Video Game News
- Disney Infinity 3.0 The Force Awakens trailer.