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February 2, 2018 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, IDW, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Toys & Collectibles, trailers, Video Games | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Star Wars: Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles by Landry Q. Walker now has a cover and an entry over on Penguin Random House.

  • The paperback release of Canto Bight will be getting a new cover. It will hit stores on May 29, 2018.

  • StarWars.com has an interview with Stormtroopers: Beyond the Armor authors Adam Bray and Ryder Windham.
  • Update on Martha Wells Murderbot Diaries series – the fourth novella will be titled Exit Strategy and will be out in October. Pre-order links should be coming soon.
  • Pre-orders are up for the ninth and final book in Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid Chronicles – Scourged. It’ll be out in April.
  • And pre-orders are up for Kill the Farm Boy which is by Kevin Hearne and Delilah S. Dawson. It will be out in July. They already have a sequel they’re working on called No Country for Old Gnomes.
  • Plus you can check out Once & Future Podcast Episode 173 to hear them talk with Star Wars author Jason Fry.
  • The Author Stories Podcast Episode 308 sits down with author Kevin J. Anderson.

Comic News

  • StarWars.com has an interview with Forces of Destiny comic writer Delilah S. Dawson and artist Nicoletta Baldari.

Convention & Event News

Star Wars: Galactic Nights is returning to Disney’s Hollywood Studios on May 27th.

  • Galactic Adventures Sci-Fi Con is February 3 in Little Chute, WI. Star Wars guests include John Jackson Miller.
  • Farpoint 25 is February 9 to 11 in Baltimore, MD. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • Capricon 38 is February 15 to 18 in Chicago, IL. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • Planet Comic Con is February 16 to 18 in Kansas City, MO. Star Wars guests include Jason Aaron, Kevin J. Anderson, Mark Brooks, Jim Cummings, Dave Dorman, Tom Kane, Stephane Roux, Alan Tudyk, and Skottie Young.
  • Emerald City Comic Con is March 1 to 4 in Seattle, Wa. Star Wars guests include Terry Brooks, Katie Cook, Delilah S. Dawson, Terry Dodson, Tommy Lee Edwards, Adi Granov, Kevin Hearne, Brian Herring, Jody Houser, Adam Hughes, Phil LaMarr, Ken Lashley, John Jackson Miller, Joe Quinones, R.A. Salvatore, Charles Soule, Landry Q. Walker, and Chuck Wendig.
  • Indiana Comic Con is March 30 to April 1 in Indianapolis, IN. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • East Coast Comicon is April 27 to 29 in Meadowlands, NJ. Star Wars guests include Howard Chaykin, Jan Duursema, and Timothy Zahn.
  • Comic Con Revolution is May 19 to 20 in Ontario, CA. Star Wars guests include Jason Aaron, Howard Chaykin, Tom Hodges, Mike Mayhew, Cat Staggs, Greg Weisman, and Timothy Zahn.
  • MantiCon is May 25 to 27 in Minneapolis, MN. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • Lilac City Comicon is June 2 to 3 in Spokane, WA. Star Wars guests include Daniel Logan, and Timothy Zahn.
  • Origins is June 13 to 17 in Columbus, OH. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • Bell County Comic Con is August 3 to 5 in Belton, TX. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.

Fandom News

  • IMAX has a video interview with The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson.
  • Here’s the latest episode of The Star Wars Show.

Movie & Television News

  • The trailer is out for Ant-Man and the Wasp which will be out in July.

  • Dundee has a trailer now which looks pretty promising.

  • In the sci-fi realm there’s Mute which I’m not sure about. It’s coming to Netflix on February 23rd.

  • If you like spook movies, this one looks creepy – Hereditary. It’ll be out in June.

  • Submergence looks interesting. It’ll be out in April.

  • Dipping back into horror, there’s The Ritual which will be out on Netflix starting February 9th.

  • Journey’s End will be out in March.

  • If you like goofy action movies, there’s The Hurricane Heist which will be out in March.

  • And Hulo has a teaser trailer for Castle Rock. Stephen King fans will recognize the name. The series will premier this summer.

Toy & Collectible News

Video Game News

  • EA is bringing back microtransactions for Star Wars: Battlefront 2 in the next couple months either due to poor sales or, in their words, to “enhance the experience in our games.”
Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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