Around the WebSeptember 2, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys | Leave a comment
Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.
- There is an auction on Ebay for an unpublished Star Wars novel that they claim was suppose to be the first Expanded Universe novel. Is it legit? For $15,000 I would hope so.
- The Thrawn Trilogy will be getting new covers on September 27 done by Rich Kelly. If you’re trying to order these online, be careful as the ISBN’s are the same as the old ones.
- Jedi Bibliothek has a nice rundown on the upcoming Disney Lucasfilm Press books coming out.
- Edelweiss has a full blurb up for James Luceno‘s upcoming book Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel.
Lauded Star Wars author Jim Luceno returns to pen an intense tale of ambition and betrayal that sets the stage for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
War is tearing the galaxy apart. For years the Republic and the Separatists have battled across the stars, each building more and more deadly technology in an attempt to win the war. As a member of Chancellor Palpatine’s top secret Death Star project, Orson Krennic is determined to develop a superweapon before their enemies can. And an old friend of Krennic’s, the brilliant scientist Galen Erso, could be the key.
Galen’s energy-focused research has captured the attention of both Krennic and his foes, making the scientist a crucial pawn in the galactic conflict. But after Krennic rescues Galen, his wife, Lyra, and their young daughter, Jyn, from Separatist kidnappers, the Erso family is deeply in Krennic’s debt. Krennic then offers Galen an extraordinary opportunity: to continue his scientific studies with every resource put utterly at his disposal. While Galen and Lyra believe that his energy research will be used purely in altruistic ways, Krennic has other plans that will finally make the Death Star a reality. Trapped in their benefactor’s tightening grasp, the Ersos must untangle Krennic’s web of deception to save themselves and the galaxy itself.
- There’s also a nice box set coming out November 22 called simply Star Wars: Box Set. It’s being put out by Studio Fun International and collects Rey’s Survival Guide, Poe Dameron: Case File, and Star Wars: Ships & Aliens. It’s a 288 page trade paperback (8.5″ H x 6″ W).
- Beyond Star Wars, fans of Kevin J. Anderson‘s Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. series may want to check out the Kickstarter for Fiction River. The OOPS Limited Signed Edition Pledge is for a very limited run of copies of Kevin’s new short story “Role Mode: A Dan Shamble Zombie PI Story”. It’s limited to 50 copies.
Convention & Event News
- Salt Lake Comic Con is September 1 to 3 in Salt Lake City, UT. Star Wars guests include authors Cecil Castellucci, David Farland, Christie Golden, E. K. Johnston, actors Steve Blum, Jeremy Bulloch, Mark Hamill, Phil LaMarr, James Arnold Taylor and artist Joe Corroney.
- Dragon*Con is September 2 to 5 in Atlanta, GA. Star Wars guests include authors Kevin J. Anderson, Delilah S. Dawson, Kevin Hearne (click here for his full schedule), Rebecca Moesta, Michael A. Stackpole, Timothy Zahn, comic artists Mark Brooks, George Pérez, and actors Jason Isaacs, James Marsters, Katee Sackhoff and Alan Tudyk.
- Dodeca Con is September 16 to 18 in Columbia, MO. Star Wars guests include author John Jackson Miller.
- Eden Mills Writers’ Festival is September 15 to 18 in Eden Mills, ON. Star Wars guests include author E. K. Johnston.
- Creative Con is September 17 to 18 in Panama City, FL. Star Wars guests include artist Dave Dorman.
- Sci-Fi Family Day is October 1 in Milwaukee, WI. Star Wars guests include artist Dave Dorman.
- The Texas Teen Book Festival is October 1 in Austin, TX. Star Wars guests include author E. K. Johnston.
- Dave Dorman Day is October 2 in Whitefish Bay, WI at Mathnasium. The Star Wars guests is of course artist Dave Dorman.
- Graffiti in the Margins is October 3 in Clinton, ON at the Clinton Public Library. Star Wars guests include author E. K. Johnston.
- New York Comic Con is October 6 to 9 in New York City, NY. Star Wars guests include author Chuck Wendig, actress Carrie Fisher, artists Mark Brooks, Katie Cook, Dave Dorman, Adi Granov, Alex Maleev and comic writer Charles Soule.
- Indie Author Day is October 8 in Dallas, TX at the Dallas Public Library. Star Wars guests include author Martha Wells.
- Midwest Comic Con is November 5 to 6 in Des Moines, IA. Star Wars guests include artist Dave Dorman and actor Christian J. Simpson.
- Star Wars Celebration Orlando is April 13 to 16, 2017 in Orlando, FL.
For more events, check out Jedi News new convention rundown page.
- This is easily the best use of Star Wars toys I’ve ever seen – Star Wars: Go Rogue Chapter 1.
- Plus there’s a behind the scenes video on how it was made.
- Here is this week’s episode of The Star Wars Show.
And this week’s episode of The Star Wars After Show.
- Jedi News has a new look. Check it out.
Movie & Television News
- The trailer for In Dubious Battle looks pretty compelling with an all star cast. No release date yet.
Toy & Collectible News
- Pre-orders out this week from Sideshow include Death Trooper Specialist, Jango Fett, and life-size R2-D2.
- Hot Toy has their own Death Trooper.
- Bandai has pictures up for their Kylo Ren Unmasked figure by S.H. Figuarts.
- Tamashii has some preview images of upcoming Rogue One figures from S.H. Figuarts.
- There’s a ton of other news out for newly revealed Rogue One items. Be sure to check out Yakface for a great rundown.