Around the WebOctober 21, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, Marvel, Movies, Random House, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Toys, trailers, Video Games | Leave a comment
Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.
- Fans of Alex Maleev‘s Vader Down #1 variant cover can now pick up the original art, if you’ve got $4,500.
- Dave Dorman also had some original art for sale. While the pieces have already been sold, they’re still pretty awesome to look at.
- E. K. Johnson‘s Ahsoka will be hitting the #1 slot on the New York Times Best Sellers list next week for both Young Adult Hardcover and Young Adult E-Book.
- In other book news, Paul S. Kemp‘s sword and sorcery novel The Hammer and the Blade is now just $1.99 on Amazon. With the third book in the series, A Conversation In Blood coming out in January, it’s a good time to check out the first book in the series if you haven’t done so already.
- Newsarama has a preview of Star Wars #24.
Convention & Event News
- E. K. Johnston will be in San Diego, CA for an Ahsoka book signing at Barnes & Noble (Mira Mesa Market Center) on October 21 at 7:00 PM.
- E. K. Johnston will be in Corte Madera, CA for an Ahsoka book signing at Barnes & Noble (Corte Madera) on October 24 at 7:00 PM.
- Necronomicon is October 28 to 29 in Tampa, FL. Star Wars guests include Steven Barnes and Timothy Zahn.
- Powers Comics Halloween ComicFest is October 29 in Green Bay, WI. Star Wars guests include John Jackson Miller.
- Blizz CON is November 4 to 5 in Anaheim, CA. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
- Hal-Con is November 4 to 6 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Star Wars guests include author Kevin Hearne.
- The YALSA Symposium is November 4 to 5 in Pittsburgh, PA. Star Wars guests includeE. K. Johnston.
- 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.
- E. K. Johnston will be in Los Angeles, CA for an Ahsoka book signing at Barnes & Noble (The Grove at Farmers Market) on November 6 at 2:00 PM.
- Star Wars Identities is heading to London and will be there from November 18, 2016 to September 3, 2017.
- Sci-Fi Authorfest 10 is November 20 in Beavertown, OR. Star Wars guest includeTimothy Zahn.
- Timothy Zahn will be in Bandon, OR for a book signing at Winter River Books at 1:00 PM.
- 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.
- Here is this week’s episode of The Star Wars Show.
The latest episode of The Star Wars After Show.
Movie & Television News
- StarWars.com has a new Rogue One page full of goodies.
- MakingStarWars.Net has a look at the new Topps Rogue One cards, as does Entertainment Weekly.
- EW also has a series of Rogue One character posters., a sneak peek at the upcoming director commentary here, here and here for The Force Awakens and part of a deleted scene with Unkar Plutt.
- Here’s this week’s Rebels Recon and the official episode guide for Star Wars Rebels “Hera’s Heroes.”
- Okay, so this might be the first time an X-Men trailer has impressed me. Logan comes out March 2017 and it looks pretty good.
- At first glance, Pet seems like a cheesy horror movie where a creepy guy abducts a girl and put her in a cage. But this movie appears to put a spin on it when the captive begins tormenting the captor. It’ll be out December 2nd.
- Getting even weirder is A Cure For Wellness which will be out February 2017. While weird, it could be promising. It’s certainly got some great visuals.
- Let’s go out on a high note with the teaser for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 which will be out May 5, 2017.
Toy & Collectible News
- Pre-orders are up for Sideshow’s life-size Han Solo in Carbonite.
- Pre-orders are also up for Hot Toys Stormtrooper Jedha Patrol and Rogue One Stormtroopers Set.
- The Disney Parks Blog has posted new Star Wars products coming this Fall.
- Pre-orders are up for Kotobukiya’s ArtFX Scarif 2 Pack.
- According to Yakface, the Target Rogue One Three Pack will start hitting stores next week.
- Yakface also has a look at the upcoming 6-inch Black Series figures, some 3-inch Rogue One figures from Metakore and the Toys R Us’ exclusive 6 Pack.
- In other news, Jedi News is reporting that the high end prop collectible company Propshop may be out of business.
Video Game News
- StarWars.com has an update on the upcoming new content for Star Wars Battlefront.