Around the WebMay 20, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment
Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.
- Star Wars: Bloodline by Claudia Gray will be debuting at #5 on The New York Times Best Sellers list for hardcover fiction. It will also be #7 for combined print and e-book fiction and #13 for e-book fiction.
- Star Wars News Net has an interview with Star Wars author J.W. Rinzler. And Rinzler does comment on the TFA making of book as well as working with Mark Vaz on the project. It’s worth checking out. If you scroll to the bottom, there’s an audio interview they did so you can either read the highlights or listen the whole thing.
- Pictures from the Rogue One visual guide were leaked early on edelweiss and have since been removed. You can head on over Jedi Bibliothek if you want to check them out.
- Ciena Ree from Lost Stars now has an official picture.
- John Jackson Miller, Troy Denning and Christie Golden are writing a short stories for the Halo franchise that will be out this September in the anthology Halo: Fractures from Simon & Schuster. Pre-orders are already up on Amazon.
- The Rogue One mini-series may be cancelled. According to ComicBook.com it’s either cancelled or on indefinite hold. No official word yet from Marvel, but Jedi News believes it may only be the trade paperback that’s being cancelled and that the three issue mini-series and the one-shot may still be on.
- Buzzcomics has a preview of Star Wars #19.
- Jedi Bibliothek has a preview of Obi-Wan & Anakin #5.
Convention & Event News
The big con news this week is that Gareth Edwards and Kathleen Kennedy will be kicking off Star Wars Celebration Europe with a Rogue One panel.
- Planet Comicon is May 20 to 22nd in Kansas City, MO. Star Wars guests include Jason Aaron, Kevin J. Anderson, David Ankrum, Jeremy Bulloch, Katie Cook, Mark Dodson, Tom Kane, Daniel Logan, and Peter Mayhew.
- Elvengeddon is June 1 at The Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale, AZ. Star Wars guests include author Kevin Hearne.
- Phoenix Comic Con is June 2 to 5 in Phoenix, AZ. Star Wars guests include authors Kevin J. Anderson, Alan Dean Foster, Kevin Hearne, Michael Kogge, and Michael A. Stackpole.
- Awesome Con is June 3 to 5 in Washington D.C. Star Wars guests include author Timothy Zahn.
- Origins Game Fair is June 15 to 19 in Columbus, OH. Star Wars guests include author Timothy Zahn.
- Comicpalooza is June 16 to 19 in Houston, TX. Star Wars guests include authors Kevin J. Anderson, Rebecca Moesta, Martha Wells and comic writer John Ostrander.
- Denver Comic Con is June 17 to 19 in Denver, CO. Star Wars guests include authors Terry Brooks and Kevin Hearne.
- Koelbel Con is June 25 at the Koelbel Library in Centennial, CO. Star Wars guests include author Kevin Hearne.
- Star Wars Celebration Europe is July 15 to 17 in London, England. Guests so far include Mark Hamill and hosts Warwick Davis and David Collins.
- ArmadilloCon is July 29 to 31 in Austin, TX. Star Wars guests include author Martha Wells.
- MidAmeriCon II is August 17 to 21 in Kansas City, MO. Star Wars guests include authors Kevin J. Anderson, William Dietz, Rebecca Moesta, Martha Wells and Walter Jon Williams.
- Star Wars Celebration Orlando is April 13 to 16, 2017 in Orlando, FL.
- The Star Wars Show Episode #2.
Movie & Television News
- Okay, this one looked weird at first, but the give the trailer a chance, it gets good. The Accountant will be out in October.
Toy & Collectible News
- Pre-orders are up for Sideshow’s Premium Format First Order Stormtrooper.
- Gentle Giant Kylo Ren mini-bust is up for pre-order.
- There may be a Hasbro 6-inch Black Series droid three pack coming out as an image was posted on Facebook.