Around the WebJanuary 13, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Interview, Marvel, News, Regular Feature, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.
- StarWars.com has an interview with Star Wars: Galactic Maps illustrator Tim McDonagh.
- There’s a cover reveal and an excerpt for Martha Wells upcoming sci-fi novella All Systems Red.
- EW has a first look at the upcoming Rogue One comic adaptation that Marvel will be doing as well as an interview with the writer, Jody Houser. Emilio Laiso will be handling the interior art. Thankfully, it sounds like this adaptation will be adding lots of new stuff unlike The Force Awakens adaptation.
Convention & Event News
In addition to Star Wars Celebration Orlando, Disney is hosts Star Wars Galactic Nights at Disney Hollywood Studios. Click here for more information.
- Author Timothy Zahn will be signing at Oregon Books and Games in Grants Pass, OR on January 13th.
- Pensacon is February 17 to 19 in Pensacola, FL. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn and Dave Dorman.
- Northwest Comic Con is March 18 to 19 in Tillamook, OR. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
- Star Wars Celebration Orlando is April 13 to 16, 2017 in Orlando, FL. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
- Force V is June 2 to 4 in Melbourne, Australia. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
- Origins Game Fair is June 15 to 18 in Columbus, OH. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
- SoonerCon is June 23 to 25 in Oklahoma City, OK. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
- IndyPopCon is July 7 to 9 in Indianapolis, IN. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
- 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 Garrick Hagon aka Biggs Darklighter.
Movie & Television News
- SNL fans reminder that Felicity Jones will be hosting Saturday Night Live tomorrow.
- It’s official now, Woody Harrelson will be in the new Han Solo movie which will be out 2018.
- EW follows up with John Knoll on the fate of the crew of the Hammerhead corvette in Rogue One.
- Jamie Stangroom has a nice interview with Angus MacInnes aka Gold Leader as they talk about Rogue One.
- Here’s the Rebels Recon for “Ghosts of Geonosis” and the official episode guide.
Toy & Collectible News
- YakFace has a look at the upcoming 3-3/4-inch Galen Erso figure on card and loose.
- Walmart has two cool looking Funko Pop 3-packs which will be out at the end of this month. One is Revenge of the Sith themed with Tarfful, the Emperor, and Utapau Clone Trooper. The other is a cantina pack featuring Hammerhead, Walrus Man and Greedo.
Video Game News
- Star Wars: Force Arena is out today for mobile gamers (iPhone, iPad, Android).