Around the WebFebruary 10, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Celebration, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Toys | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.
- StarWars.com has an interview with Katie Cook covering her upcoming book OBI-123 with some samples of the interior art.
- Jason Fry has posted part 3 of his notes for Rebels in the Ranks.
Comic Book News
- Marvel’s next Star Wars crossover will be The Screaming Citadel. The five issue mini-series will put Luke Skywalker and Doctor Aphra together with Jason Aaron and Kieron Gillen handling the writing. The series will kick off in May with a one shot and will alternate between series just like Vader Down. StarWars.com has more details and an interview with the writers.
Convention & Event News
With Star Wars Celebration Orlando drawing nearer, they’ve started to announce some of the celebrities that will be in attendance including Felicity Jones, Ian McDiarmid and Jeremy Bulloch.
- ConDFW XVI is February 10 to 12 in Fort Worth, TX. Star Wars guests include Martha Wells (you can find her schedule here).
- 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 Jeremy Bulloch, Felicity Jones, Ian McDiarmid, and 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.
- Disney has announced that the Star Wars themed lands will open in 2019.
- The American Society of Cinematographers has an interview with John Knoll discussing the visual effects of Rogue One.
- The latest episode of The Star Wars Show is out.
- Josh Gad strikes again, but this time with Judi Dench.
Movie & Television News
- A new Star Wars spoof is under way from the creators of Scary Movie. It’s in pre-production right now with plans to start shooting in the Fall. The title is Star Worlds Episode XXXIVE=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue.
- Jedi Bibliothek has the titles and descriptions of the next five episodes of Star Wars Rebels.
The film is currently in pre-production targeting a fall shoot.
Toy & Collectible News
- Screen Rant has pictures of upcoming Hasbro 3.75-inch figures including Bistan and Raddus.
- How deep are your pocketbooks because Kay Jewelers is offering a Rogue One Kyber crystal necklace.
- There are five new Egg Attack Action Figures coming out in April from Diamond Comic Distributors and Beast Kingdom. Here’s a look at the lineup.
- Emerald City Comic Con is getting an exclusive Muftak Funko Pop.
- Dave Filoni revealed the old Captain Rex Funko Pop.
- Sideshow has a video showing off their Premium Format Rey and BB-8.
- i09 has a look at some of the upcoming 40th anniversary Star Wars items including new figures from Hasbro and a quasi return of the Star Wars Unleashed statues.