Around the WebMarch 17, 2017 at 12:10 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, Marvel, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Toys | Leave a comment
Tags: delilah s. dawson, kevin hearne, kill the farm boy
Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.
- This one is beyond Star Wars, but written by Star Wars authors. Kevin Hearne and Delilah S. Dawson will be teaming up to write a book called Kill The Farm Boy which will be published by Del Rey. It’s quite the tongue and cheek title, and given the authors involved, this one will probably be a lot of fun. Here’s the project in Kevin’s own words…
About a year ago my buddy Delilah S. Dawson and I were killing an hour in the Dallas airport and we came up with an idea for messing with fantasy tropes in a humorous fashion. KILL THE FARM BOY was born. Had to file it away for a while and enjoy some tacos. But a couple months ago, because of, you know, THE WORLD, we needed something lighthearted to work on as therapy. So we started writing a proposal. We outlined the book and wrote five sample chapters that made us both laugh. We also came up with ideas for a couple more books.
And what do you know? Del Rey thought they were funny too and said we can go ahead and write them! So that’s coming, friends. KILL THE FARM BOY will be out next year. Delilah and I are taking turns writing chapters while we also work on our solo projects.
I think y’all are going to dig it. We’re laughing out loud as we do this.
- In Star Wars book news, Amazon now has a look at the cover for Star Wars: On the Frontlines by Daniel Wallace.
- Author Paul S. Kemp has posted his short story “Continuum” online for free. This story connects Shadowstorm and Shadowrealm., books two and three of The Twilight War.
- The Darth Vader series is returning, but with a new time setting and a new writer. This time Charles Soule will be taking up the pen and the series will take place right after Revenge of the Sith. StarWars.com has an interview with Soule with more details. It’ll be out in June with Giuseppe Camuncoli handling the artwork.
Darth Vader #001
Darth Vader #002
- Adventures in Poor Taste has a preview of Darth Maul #2.
Convention & Event News
Anthony Daniels and Riz Ahmed have joined the guest list for Star Wars Celebration Orlando. Ahsoka Lives Day will also be returning and is set for April 15 (Saturday) from 2:00 to 3:00 PM at the main lobby. For collectors, the full panel schedule for the Collecting Track has been posted.
- Northwest Comic Con is March 18 to 19 in Tillamook, OR. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
- MidSouthCon is March 24 to 26 in Memphis, TN. Star Wars guests include John Jackson Miller.
- Star Wars Celebration Orlando is April 13 to 16, 2017 in Orlando, FL.
- The Drowning in Moonlight memorial gala will be April 13 at the Rosen Centre Hotel from 7:30 to 10:30 PM.
- Ahsoka Lives Day is April 15 at Star Wars Celebration Orlando from 2:00 to 3:00 PM in the main lobby. Ashley Eckstein will be there.
- 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.
- DeAgostini has created a neat little online video quiz for R2-D2 fans to celebrate their Build Your Own R2-D2 guide. You can check out the quiz right here.
- Disney Parks posted a video of the AT-ATs in construction at Star Wars land.
- Here is this week’s episode of The Star Wars Show.
Movie & Television News
- According to Gareth Edwards, fans will not be getting any deleted scenes or alternate versions of Rogue One.
- The latest episode of Rebels Recon is out and here’s the official episode guide for Star Wars Rebels “Double Agent Droid.”
- Netflix has a movie coming out called Small Crimes which looks really good. About 2 minutes in, things heat up. It’ll be on Netflix starting April 28th.
- New Wonder Woman trailer. Still a long ways off with its June 2 release.
- With one of the worst movie titles I’ve heard in a long time, Baby Driver actually looks like it might be a pretty good movie. It’ll be out in August.
Toy & Collectible News
- Pre-orders are up for Sideshow’s Death Star Gunner.
- S.H. Figuarts is making a Qui-Gon Jinn action figure.
- Disney Stores now have an Elite Series Droid Gift Pack.