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February 16, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Events, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys & Collectibles, trailers | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Edelweiss has a listing for a new Star Wars novel by Jason Fry called Rose Tico: Resistance Fighter. The hardcover is one of the replica journal style books and will be out on May 1, 2018.

Star Wars The Last Jedi: Rose Tico: Resistance Fighter
Jason Fry
FRONTLIST | May 1, 2018
Hardcover
$11.99 USD, $15.99 CAD
Juvenile Fiction / Media Tie-In
Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7
96 pages
Series: Replica Journal
Full color
8.3 in H | 5.8 in W | 0.6 in T

Follow the next adventure in the Star Wars saga in this first person narrative. This book for tweens will feature a first-person account from one of the main characters of the second installment in the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Format includes foldouts.

  • Edelweiss also has a listing for a new non-fiction book about Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Alex Kane
FRONTLIST | July 10, 2018
9781940535210, 1940535212
Trade Paperback
$14.95 USD
Games & Activities / Video & Electronic
176 pages
7 in H | 5 in W | 0.3 in T | 0.4 lb Wt

Set an even longer time ago in a galaxy far, far away, BioWare’s 2003 RPG Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic wowed Jedi and Sith Lords alike with its compelling characters, lightsaber customization, complex morality choices, and one of the greatest plot twists in video game history. Among the droids and blasters, the game delves into themes like choice, free will, and the construction of identity and memory. Featuring brand new interviews with Lead Designer James Ohlen and Senior Writer Drew Karpyshyn, game critic Alex Kane’s book unveils how this classic game was made, analyzes KotOR’s worldview through the lens of philosophy, mythology, and the ethics of war, and investigates how the game borrows techniques from contemporary films like The Sixth Senseand Fight Club. Whether you align with the light or the dark side, you’re invited to dive into this fun and thoughtful exploration of the most beloved Star Wars game of all time.

  • And Pablo Hidalgo’s upcoming book Star Wars Lightsabers now has a cover. It will be out April 10, 2018 in hardcover from Becker & Mayer.

Convention & Event News

  • 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 Kevin J. Anderson, 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.
  • Sci-Fi Weekender Convention is March 22 to 25 in Wales, UK. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson, Alistair Petrie, and Hugh Quarshie.
  • Indiana Comic Con is March 30 to April 1 in Indianapolis, IN. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Scottsdale, AZ for a Scourged signing at The Poisoned Pen on April 3 at 7:00 PM.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Boulder, CO for a Scourged signing at Barnes & Noble on April 4 at 7:00 PM.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Houston, TX for a Scourged signing at Murder By the Book on April 5 at 6:30 PM.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Huntsville, AL for a Scourged signing at Barnes & Noble on April 6 at 7:00 PM.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Doylestown, PA for a Scourged signing at Doylestown Bookship on April 7 at 4:00 PM.
  • 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.
  • Star Wars: Galactic Nights is May 27 in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
  • 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.
  • All*Star Comic Con is June 15 to 17 in Tysons Corner, VA. Star Wars guests include Jason Aaron, John Jackson Miller, and Brian Muir.
  • Westercon is July 4 in Denver, CO. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson.
  • Bell County Comic Con is August 3 to 5 in Belton, TX. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • Tampa Bay Comic Con is August 3 to 6 in Tampa Bay, FL. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson.
  • Dragon Con is August 30 to September 3 in Atlanta, GA. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson.

Fandom News

  • When I first heard of the Youtini Star Wars book subscription service, I overlooked it as it seemed a little gimmicky and I wasn’t really interested in a book of the month type subscription. However, after listening to the latest episode of Rebel Force Radio, I checked out their free Bookshelf service they have on their site which lets you check off all of the Legends and canon Star Wars books in your collection. This is actually a very cool feature and definitely worth checking out. It includes the novels, reference books, young reader books and even graphic novels. It’s fairly complete and they’re working on expanding it to include every book…ever. Just follow the link and sign up for the free Bookshelf feature and start clicking away on your virtual Star Wars library.
  • LEGO has some animated shorts for The Last Jedi.

  • Here’s the latest episode of The Star Wars Show. Tom Clancy voicing Anakin as Mr. Krabs is something you’ll want to hear.

Movie & Television News

  • Star Wars Rebels preview of “Jedi Night.” The show returns on Monday, so don’t forget.

  • Jon Favreau will be voicing an alien in Solo.

  • Jedi News has a nice high resolution image of the Solo poster.
  • And now for some non-Star Wars movie trailers. First up, there’s a new international trailer out for Mary Magdalene.

  • New trailer for Ready Player One.

  • Luke Evans is stepping into the role of a villain with the suspense thriller 10×10 which will be out in April.

  • New teaser for Incredibles 2.

  • The english trailer for Batman Ninja is out. This will be hitting video in April.

Toy & Collectible News

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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