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February 23, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Events, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Pre-orders are up for Star Wars: Last Shot by Daniel Jose Older which will be out April 17, 2018 in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats.
  • Here’s the blurb for Last Shot (via Edelweiss).

Han Solo and Lando Calrissian star in an action-packed novel that ties into the new Han Solo film—due to release May 25, 2018.

THEN: It’s one of the galaxy’s most dangerous secrets: a mysterious transmitter with unknown power and a reward for its discovery that most could only dream of claiming. But those who fly the Millennium Falcon throughout its infamous history aren’t your average scoundrels. Not once, but twice, the crew of the Falcon tries to claim the elusive prize—first, Lando Calrissian and the droid L3-37 at the dawn of an ambitious career, and later, a young and hungry Han Solo with the help of his copilot, Chewbacca. But the device’s creator, the volatile criminal Fyzen Gor, isn’t interested in sharing. And Gor knows how to hold a grudge….

NOW: It’s been ten years since the rebel hero Han Solo last encountered Fyzen Gor. After mounting a successful rebellion against the Empire and starting a family with an Alderaanian princess, Han hasn’t given much thought to the mad inventor. But when Lando turns up at Han’s doorstep in the middle of the night, it’s Fyzen’s assassins that he’s running from. And without Han’s help, Lando—and all life on Cloud City—will be annihilated.

With the assistance of a young hotshot pilot, an Ewok slicer prodigy, the woman who might be the love of Lando’s life, and Han’s best and furriest friend, the two most notorious scoundrels in the New Republic are working together once more. They’ll have to journey across the stars—and into the past—before Gor uses the device’s power to reshape the galaxy.

  • Also spotted on Edelweiss, the Star Wars: Galactic Maps is getting a follow up in-world guide called Star Wars: Alien Archive. The book will include detailed illustrations “of the fascinating aliens and creatures that fill the Star Wars universe.” The hardcover is set for a November 6, 2018 release. It will be 160 pages and it’s being published by Disney Lucasfilm Press ($24.99, 9781368027359, 1368027350).
  • Plus there’s a new book coming out from Epic Ink called Star Wars Scum and Villainy: Case Files on the Galaxy’s Most Notorious Criminals. The book is by Pablo Hidalgo, will be a hardcover, 112 pages, $40 price tag, and has a October 16, 2018 release date.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Most Wanted is an in-world book that traces the exploits of Star Wars criminals through illustrated memorabilia paired with narration by three generations of galactic law enforcers.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Most Wanted is an in-world book that traces the exploits of Star Wars criminals through illustrated memorabilia paired with narration by three generations of galactic law enforcers.

Whether beneath the peaceful era of the Republic or amid the fear of the Empire, criminals of the Star Wars universe have thrived. The exploits of the most notorious smugglers, pirates, gamblers, syndicates, and gangsters have shaped the history of the galaxy.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Most Wanted is a highly illustrated in-world book that presents the collection that once existed on Hosnian Prime. Narrated by three generations of galactic law enforcers, this collection profiles the most notorious and influential members of the underworld through stories, firsthand accounts, and collected memorabilia.

This never-before-seen assortment of warrantswanted postersmug shots, menus from business fronts, reenactments, artifacts, and much more bring the galaxy’s most wanted to life.

  • You can also check out the StarWars.com article detailing on the newly revealed Solo books that was posted last Friday in case you missed them.

Convention & Event News

  • 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

  • Here is the latest episode of The Star Wars Show.

  • ILM posted a behind the magic video for the hanger scene in The Last Jedi.

  • And ILM posted another one for the bombing run.

Movie & Television News

  • The next two episodes of Star Wars Rebels will air on February 26 at 9:00 PM ET in the US (remember people outside of the US may have to wait 1 to 2 weeks to see the episode, so try not to post spoilers on Twitter). New clip can be viewed below.

  • Here’s the latest episode of Rebels Recon covering “Jedi Night” and “DUME.” You can also check out the official episode guides here and here.

J.J. Abram’s confirmed script for Star Wars Episode IX is done and filming will begin in July.

Toy & Collectible News

  • Pre-orders are up for the ANOVOS Tie Fighter Pilot Helmet.
  • Sneak peak of two upcoming figures for Hasbro’s Vintage Collection line – Yakface and Klaatu.
Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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