Around the WebSeptember 16, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Audiobooks, Blu-ray, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Toys, trailers | Leave a comment
Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.
- Ashley Eckstein will be narrating the audiobook for Ahsoka!
- CBR has a preview of Darth Vader #25.
- Star Wars.com has a look at some upcoming variant covers for Han Solo #4.
Convention & Event News
World Fantasy Con announced that author Martha Wells will be the toastmaster at next year’s convention in San Antonio, TX.
- 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 includeTimothy 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.
- Kevin Hearne is doing a signing for The Purloined Poodle at The Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale, AZ on October 3 at 7:00 PM.
- 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.
- Hal-Con is November 4 to 6 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Star Wars guests include author Kevin Hearne.
- The Gala Strikes Back fundraiser at Rancho Obi-Wan in Petaluma, California is November 5th. Tickets are available now.
- 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.
- Star Wars artist Joe Corroney dedicated a special piece to the victims of 9/11. Note this piece is not for sale, it’s simply something he did in tribute.
- Pablo posted an interested tweet which led to a page showing off an awesome life-size TIE fighter cockpit. Very awesome.
- Rebel Force Radio is selling a new t-shirt that is aptly appropriate to the current US political campaigns.
- StarWars.com has an interview with Dave Filoni covering Star Wars Rebels.
- Jedi News’ James Burns has an unboxing video and review of the Propshop replica Kylo Ren lightsaber.
- Chapter two of Star Wars Go Rogue is out.
- Here’s the latest episode of The Star Wars Show.
- And here’s the latest episode of The Star Wars After Show.
Movie & Television News
- Interesting bit of Rogue One news dropped Wednesday. Composer Alexandre Desplat has been replaced by Michael Giacchino due to scheduling issues following the reshoots.
- New posters are hitting over seas for Rogue One.
- Jedi Bibliothek has the titles for the first bunch of Star Wars Rebels Season 3 episodes.
- One of the voice actors from Star Wars: The Clone Wars confirmed they’ll be coming back in Star Wars Rebels.
- Now for some trailers. First up, Nocturnal Animals which looks intelligent and intriguing. It’ll be out in November. Quite the colorful cast.
- This looks like it’s going to be a kick ass war movie – The Siege of Jadotville, and it’s coming to Netflix in October.
- No release date yet aside from a debut in Toronto, but The Promise looks really good. And hey, it’s got Batman and Poe Dameron in it.
- I love a good gangster movie and Live By Night looks promising. Ben Affleck is directing and starring in the film which will be out in January.
- This one takes the cake, though. Free Fire looks hilarious. It’ll be out sometime in early 2017.
- For Mad Max: Fury Road fans, if you wondered what the stunts looked like without CGI, then here you go. They pretty much did everything for real.
Toy & Collectible News
- K-Mart is getting an exclusive Jyn Erso figure for Force Friday.
- Toyark has a look at Gentle Giant’s Boba Fett bust.
- Yakface has a downloadable checklist for Rogue One collectibles (a must for Force Friday).