Around the WebSeptember 9, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, News, Regular Feature, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Toys | Leave a comment
Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.
- For John Jackson Miller fans, John talked some about his upcoming Star Trek trilogy Star Trek: Prey in his latest website post. You can also find a link there to get a signed copy of the first book, Hell’s Heart, for just $9.
- The cover for Planet of the Apes: Tales From the Forbidden Zone has been revealed. This anthology by Titan Publishing will be out in January 2017 and will features authors such as Kevin J. Anderson, Greg Cox, Greg Keyes, and John Jackson Miller.
- Martha Wells‘ next book The Harbors of the Sun is now up for pre-order. She has a list of pre-order links as well as a look at the cover over on her site.
- Buzz Comics has a preview of The Force Awakens #4.
Convention & Event News
Tosche Station posted the audio from Dragon*Con’s Q&A with Star Wars’ Finest Authors panel (featuring Janine Spendlove, Delilah S. Dawson, Kevin J. Anderson, Timothy Zahn, and Michael A. Stackpole) and the Star Wars Rebels panel (featuring Henry Gilroy and Timothy Zahn).
- Eden Mills Writers’ Festival is September 15 to 18 in Eden Mills, ON. Star Wars guests include author E.K. Johnston.
- Dodeca Con is September 16 to 18 in Columbia, MO. Star Wars guests include author John Jackson Miller.
- GrandCon is September 16 to 18 in Grand Rapids, MI. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
- Creative Con is September 17 to 18 in Panama City, FL. Star Wars guests include artist Dave Dorman.
- The Pixel Project’s Read for Pixels Fall Edition is September 17 at 7:30 CST and is open to all via YouTube. Author Martha Wells will be doing an interview and online reading.
- 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.
- Here’s the latest episode of The Star Wars Show…
- …and the latest episode of The Star Wars After Show.
- ILM posted a cool video showing off some of the behind the scenes special effects for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
- Target has a new Star Wars commercial out, but what makes this one really special is the Star Wars fans in it, including Dan from Coffee With Kenobi and Jennifer from ForceCenter.
Movie & Television News
- In December we’ll all be seeing Rogue One, but if you get tired of watching it over and over, Matthew McConaughey will have a new movie out called Gold. The trailer looks interesting.
Toy & Collectible News
- For those looking forward to Rogue Friday, Toy R Us will be doing midnight madness events.
- Yakface has some pics of upcoming Hasbro Black Series 6-inch figures: Krennic, Scarif Trooper and C-3PO., and some cool new upcoming Hasbro 3-3/4-inch figures: Maul, Seventh Sister and Baze.
- Elsewhere, Robotkingdom has a look at some upcoming Hasbro Black Series 3-3/4-inch figures: Ackbar, Ahsoka, Royal Guard and Lando.
- Jedi News has some nice images of the Disney Store exclusive Rogue One items.
- Pyramid International has a very cool Rogue One catalogue. Click on the embedded slideshow below to check it out.