Around the WebDecember 4, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Conventions, eBooks, Episode VII, Events, Interview, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys, Trailer | Leave a comment
Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond. Today is also the sixth annual Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day.
- Disney Lucasfilm Press released four new eBooks this week: The Crimson Corsair and the Lost Treasure of Count Dooku, High Noon on Jakku, The Face of Evil and All Creatures Great and Small as part of their Tales From a Galaxy Far, Far Away. If you’re patient, you can wait for the physical copy which will be out in April.
- StarWars.com posted a book updated though the only new thing of note is the cover for the new cross-sections book. Everything else has been out for a while.
- For holiday shoppers, John Jackson Miller is offering signed copies of his books and comics.
- Christie Golden is offering a 50% off sale on everything in her store up until December 15. Use the code GIVETHANKS50.
- Author Martha Wells also did a reddit AMA which you can check out here.
- Buzz Comics has a preview of Star Wars Annual #1.
- Comic Vine has a preview of Obi-Wan and Anakin #1.
Convention & Event News
- 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.
- Rupp’s Comics 24th anniversary is December 5 in Fremont, OH and Star Wars artists Joe Corroney and Brian Rood will be there.
- 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.
- Jakku Spy is hitting the Star Wars App.
- Star Wars artist Joe Corroney is running a 30% off sale for the month of December on his store. Just use the promo code FORCE.
- Mark Hamill is looking better than ever, so why not watch him troop around as a First Order Stormtrooper? It’s pretty funny.
Movie & Television News
- The Force Awakens cast will be doing a Q&A today at 6:00 PM.
- Lot of interviews this week with the cast and crew of The Force Awakens.
Daisy Ridley (via Movie Maniacs)
Daisy Ridley and John Boyega (via The Entertainment Place)
J.J. Abrams (via The Entertainment Place)
J.J. Abrams (via Entertainment Weekly)
J.J. Abrams (via AOL)
Harrison Ford (via The Entertainment Place)
Harrison Ford (via People)
Carrie Fisher (via The Entertainment Spot)
Lawrence Kasdan (Los Angeles Times)
Mark Hamill (via Empire Online)
- And guess what, Billie Lourd is in The Force Awakens.
- Rolling Stone posted a picture that is pretty freaking sweet. It shows Kylo Ren with Darth Vader’s helmet. Check it out.
- And what else, oh, another TV spot! We’re up to #14 now.
- And here’s #13 if you missed it.
- Plus a Disney Channel featurette.
- If you didn’t pick up the Star Wars Rebels edition of TV Guide you can check out their online article.
- The latest episode of Rebels Recon is out and the episode guide for “The Future of the Force” is up.
- Beyond Star Wars, we have Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and a trailer that probably shows too much. I’m afraid Jesse Eisenberg is going to ruin this one for me.
- Oscar Isaac will be in a movie coming out next year called Mojave that looks kind of interesting.
Toy & Collectible News
- Sideshow has pre-orders up for the 1:6 scale Boba Fett, 1:6 scale Imperial Probe Droid, and the Hot Toys First Order Stormtrooper and Officer set.
- Rex fans, there’s a new figure out there.
- Jedi News has a look at some new character figures for The Force Awakens.
- The Star Wars Black Series instagram page has posted some new pictures of upcoming figures.
- Dorkside Toys has pre-orders of Wave Six for the Black Series 6-inch line and Wave Four of the 3-3/4-inch line.
Video Game News
- EA has released their Star Wars: Battlefront trailer for Jakku.