Around the WebSeptember 23, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys, trailers | Leave a comment
Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.
- StarWars.com has a look at and an interview with the authors of Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie.
- StarWars.com has an interview with Jason Aaron and some looks at Star Wars #26.
- CBR has a preview of Star Wars #23.
Convention & Event News
- 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 authorKevin 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.
- World Fantasy Con is November 2 to 5, 2017 in San Antonio, TX. Star Wars guests include Martha Wells.
- Jedi News has an interview with the director of fan relations for Lucasfilm from 1977 to 1980, Craig Miller.
- There’s a fan film called “Jakku: First Wave” that’s worth watching. It’s set right before the battle of Jakku, note this isn’t during The Force Awakens time period, but sometime post-ROTJ, the battle that results in all the crashed ships on Jakku.
- Here’s the latest episode of The Star Wars Show.
- And here’s the latest episode of The Star Wars After Show.
- The extended interview with Pablo Hidalgo is out.
- Here’s Star Wars Go Rogue Chapter 3.
Movie & Television News
- Rebels Recon is back as we all gear up for Season 3 this weekend.
- Trespass Against Us looks like an interesting crime drama. It’ll be out early 2017.
- Passengers looks like a good sci-fi film, but it will be up against Star Wars: Rogue One as it has a December 21st release date.
- Toyark has a look at the upcoming S.H. Figuarts unmasked Kylo Ren and the Star Wars Movie Realization Stormtrooper Archer., as well as the S.H. Figuarts K-2SO, Stormtrooper, Death Trooper, Hovertank Pilot and Imperial Shoretrooper, and a S.H. Figuarts Clone Trooper Captain.
- Yakface has updated their Rogue Friday checklist.
- Toys R Us is getting a Hovertank Pilot Exclusive 6-inch Black Series figure.
Video Game News
- LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens has dropped new DLC content which unlocks Asajj Ventress, Aurra Sing, Barriss Offee, Cad Bane, Captain Rex, Commander Cody, Hondo Ohnaka, Savage Opress, the Republic Gunship.