Around the WebMay 27, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Movies, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Toys, trailers | Leave a comment
Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.
- Hachette has revealed the cover for Finn’s Story (thanks to Jedi Bibliothek for catching this). Written by Jesse J. Holland and with a cover by Brian Rood, the book will be out in September.
- Jason Fry has a new Jupiter Pirates short story that’s out, and it’s free.
- StarWars.com has a look at The Force Awakens Adaptation.
- The Biker Scout Helmet project is well underway. You can check out some of the awesome designs here. The full display will be out for Star Wars Celebration Europe.
- Star Wars Celebration Europe released a cool promo poster (very high resolution) showing off both The Force Awakens and Rogue One characters.
- Cris Macht (The Force Among Us) has launched a kickstarter for his upcoming Star Wars reality show The Real Fans of the Saga.
- Episode 3 of The Star Wars Show is out.
- Cool interview with Star Wars producer Robert Watts talking about the Hoth blizzard scene and the AT-ST cameo.
- If you haven’t watched this yet, you’ll want to set aside 24 minutes so you can listen to Dave Filoni talk about the significance of women in Star Wars, especially Princess Leia’s unique role in A New Hope.
Convention & Event News
- MegaCon is May 26 to 29 in Orlando, FL. Star Wars guests include Jeremy Bulloch, Joe Corroney, Anthony Daniels, Jason Isaacs, Daniel Logan and George Takei.
- 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.
Movie & Television News
- This one looks like a pretty good horror movie – Carnage Park. It’ll be out in July.
- For something different, Len and Company looks like one worth checking out. It’ll be out in June.
- And for some more horror, this one looks really freaky: Clown. Don’t watch it if you’re afraid of clowns. It’ll be out in June as well.
New trailer for Star Trek Beyond is out. The movie will be released July 22nd.
Toy & Collectible News
- Sideshow teased their Premium Format Darth Maul.
- Pre-orders are also up for their Sixth Scale Darth Vader.
- The Force Awakens is coming out on vinyl.