Around the WebFebruary 17, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Celebration, Collecting, Conventions, Events, Fantasy, Regular Feature, Sci-Fi, Star Wars Books, Toys | Leave a comment
Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.
- StarWars.com has released a new except for Aftermath: Empire’s End by Chuck Wendig which will be out February 21st and will concluded the Aftermath trilogy.
- Del Rey’s Star Wars Facebook page teased a picture that seems to indicate the new Thrawn novel will have blue page edging. Pretty cool.
- Kevin Hearne has revealed the cover of his upcoming book A Plague of Giants. Pre-orders are up at all major booksellers. The book will also include a map and interior illustrations. It will be out October 17 and is the first of three books with this one coming in at 624 pages.
“A PLAGUE OF GIANTS sends us to a continent attacked by two separate armies of giants after many years of peace, and its people must figure out how to stop forces that appear to be unstoppable. Told from multiple points of view and featuring my typical attention to the natural world, I hope you’ll give it a try and enjoy the heck out of it.” -Kevin Hearne
- Troy Denning fans will be happy to know that he’s back at work on his next story, and it’s a space opera. However it’s probably not Star Wars. Lately Troy has been writing for Halo so chances are it’s a new Halo story, but still definitely worth checking out. We’ll keep an eye out for more details.
- Meanwhile author Kevin J. Anderson is also working on a new book, but we have a title for that one: Spine of the Dragon.
Convention & Event News
Kathleen Kenney and Rian Johnson will be heading to Star Wars Celebration Orlando for a special The Last Jedi panel.
- 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, Rian Johnson, Felicity Jones, Kathleen Kennedy, 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.
- ILM has a nice video showing the layering involved with the Rogue One special effects.
- Latest episode of The Star Wars Show featuring new toys, Sideshow statues and an interview with Kitster!
Movie & Television News
- Preview of Star Wars Rebels “Legacy of Mandalore” which will air this Saturday.
- And Marvel has a featurette for Avengers: Infinity War to pump up fans.
Toy & Collectible News
- Force Friday has been official announced for September 1st (a Friday).
- Kotobukiya has revealed pics of their upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi ARTFX+ statue.
- Pre-orders are up for the Sideshow Premium Format Rey, BB-8 and Rey & BB-8 set.
- Pre-orders are also up for the Sideshow Premium Format Jyn Erso.
- YakFace has another look at Rogue One/Star Wars Rebels Wave 4.
- YakFace also reports that Black Series 6-inch Wave 9 is starting to hit stores and Revan is showing up in stores beside GameStop.