Around the WebMarch 18, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Dark Horse, Events, Interview, Marvel, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.
- Becker & Mayer is coming out with a new Star Wars book called Stormtroopers: The Ultimate Guide.
Star Wars: Stormtroopers is the definitive guide to these imposing soldiers
from the galaxy far, far away—from their creation and design to their many
roles and iterations as well as their resonance in popular-culture fandom. This
book explores the world’s endless fascination with these elite warriors and
celebrates all things stormtrooper, featuring replica memorabilia and interviews
about their evolution in the new chapter of Star Wars history.
Details: $45.00, Hardcover, 23.5 cm x 33.65 cm, 176 pages (6 gatefolds)
- You can also catch a preview of Claudia Gray‘s Bloodlines by checking out the preview for the paperback version of Aftermath on Amazon. Just scroll down to the end.
- There’s some new info out on the Star Wars Propaganda book by Pablo Hidalgo (coming October 5, 2016).
A Star Wars authority deepens and extends our appreciation of the Star Wars galaxy with this imaginative “history” featuring striking full-color artwork—created exclusively for this entertaining volume—that examines the persuasive messages used to intimidate and inspire the citizenry of the galaxy far, far away. . . .
A Star Destroyer hovering over a planet, symbolizing Imperial domination.
An X-wing delivering a message of resistance and hope on behalf of the Rebellion.
A line of armed, faceless First Order stormtroopers promoting unity.
These are all examples of propaganda used by the Empire to advocate strength and maintain fear, and by the Rebel Alliance to inspire hope and win support for the fight. Star Wars Propaganda takes fans into the beloved epic story as never before, bringing the battle between these two sides to life in a fresh and brilliant way.
Star Wars Propaganda includes fifty dazzling pieces of art representing all seven episodes—including material related to Star Wars: The Force Awakens—specially produced for this companion volume. Each page combines an original image and a short description detailing its “history:” the in-world “artist” who created it (either willingly or through coercion), where in the Star Wars galaxy it appeared, and why that particular location was targeted.
Packaged in a beautifully designed case and written by a franchise expert and insider, Star Wars Propaganda also includes ten removable art prints, and is sure to become a keepsake for every fan and graphic artist as well.
- Buzz Comics has a preview of Star Wars #17.
- And they have a preview of Obi-Wan and Anakin #3.
- Dark Horse Comics is doing a new Halo graphic novel called Halo: Tales From Slipspace. Amongst the list of writers is John Jackson Miller. Release is set for October.
Convention & Event News
- All-Con is March 17 to 20th in Dallas, TX. Star Wars guests include Paul Blake and Brian Muir.
- Sci-Fi Weekender is March 17 to 20th in Pwllheli, Wales. Star Wars guests include Brian Blessed.
- C2E2 is March 18 to 20 in Chicago, IL. Star Wars guests include Adam Bray, Mark Brooks, Jeffrey Brown, Katie Cook, Tommy Lee Edwards, Adi Granov, Claudia Gray, John Jackson Miller, Paul Mounts, Phil Noto, John Ratzenberger, Stephane Roux, and Greg Rucka. Dey Rey has their full schedule here.
- ROFCON is March 18 to 20 in Hampton, VA. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn and John Morton.
- MidSouthCon is March 18 to 20 in Memphis, TN. Star Wars guests include Christie Golden (click here for her con schedule) and John Jackson Miller.
- Comic Con Brussels is March 19 to 20th in Brussels, Belgium. Star Wars guests include Jeremy Bulloch, Stephen Calcutt, Bill Hargreaves, Alan Harris, Cathy Munroe, Chris Parsons, Kiran Shah, Carel Struycken.
- Film & Comic Con Newcastle is March 19 to 20th in Newcastle, England. Star Wars guests include Charlie Akin, Gerald Home, Marc Rolfe, and David Stone.
- Medway Comic & Screen Festival is March 19 in Gillingham, England. Star Wars guests include Chris Bunn, Alan Flyng, Gloria Garcia, Michael Henbury, Phil Hodges, Nick Joseph, Ana-Maria Leonte, Sandeep Mohan, Pam Rose, Peter Roy, Tina Simmons, and Brian Wheeler.
- Mad Monster Party is March 25 to 27 in Charlotte, NC. Star Wars guests includeJeremy Bulloch.
- Dutch Comic Con is March 26 to 27th in Utrecht, Netherlands. Star Wars guests include Paul Blake.
- Greedy Goblin Con is March 27 in Dorchester, England. Star Wars guests include Paul Blake, Mike Edmonds, Alan Flyng, Paul Markham, David Prowse and Paul Warren.
- It’s time to vote for the finalist in the Star Wars Podcasting Awards.
- StarWars.com interviewed Hera voice actress Vanessa Marshall.
- StarWars.com also interviewed costume designer Tom Spina.
- Cloud City Casino talks with author Jason Fry in their latest podcast episode.
- Unmistakeably Star Wars did an interview with author John Jackson Miller in their latest podcast episode.
Movie & Television News
- Indiana Jones is coming back to the big screen on July 19, 2019 for a brand new movie, the fifth in the series. And yes, Harrison Ford is returning. Click here to check out the details.
- The latest episode of Rebels Recon is out as well as the episode guide for Star Wars: Rebels “The Forgotten Droid.”
Toy & Collectible News
- Pre-orders are up for Gentle Giant’s Darth Vader statue and First Order Flametrooper mini-bust.
- Yakface has pics of new 3-3/4-inch figures.
- And toy hunters, be on the lookout as Kanan, Ahsoka and A New Hope Luke 6-inch Black Series are hitting Target stores.
- There are some charity auctions up to help raise funds for AIDS and breast cancer. Items include a Star Wars: The Clone Wars poster , a Sideshow Salacious Crumb pack, a diecast Republic Gunship, and a Sideshow Plo Koon all signed by Dave Filoni.
- Not sure if this site is legit, but I’ve always been a fan of this art piece by Tsuneo Sanda.
Video Game News
- Star Wars is heading into the realm of virtual reality with ILMxLab. Check out the details here.
- The Star Wars: Battlefront Outer Rim gameplay trailer is out.