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February 21, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Comic Books, Contest, Conventions, Dark Horse, Events, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Television, The Clone Wars, Toys & Collectibles | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Star Wars artist Grant Gould will be illustrating How to Draw Star Wars Rebels. No word on a release date yet.

Comic News

  • Randy Stradley gave an update on Star Wars trade paperback and omnibus collections over on the Dark Horse forums.

The second Dark Times Omnibus is indeed our final scheduled Omnibus. We will produce trades for all of the current series, but there is not enough time within our remaining license to publish Omnibuses. Dark Horse’s goal, obviously, must be to sell as much of our inventory before our final cut-off date.

There may — and I stress may be one more hardcover book before the end of the year. News about that when I have it.


  • Star Wars comic artist Carlos D’Anda is also working on a piece for the project.


  • As well as Star Wars comic artist Stephane Roux.


  • And Star Wars comic artist Julien Hugonnard-Bert.



  • There are around 17 authors involved in this years Crossing the Streams event which is interesting, cooperative book giveaway with over a dozen authors. It’s a fun, easy way to win free books and the authors include: Ari Marmell, Betsy Dornbusch, Darrin Drader, Dave Gross, Erik Scott de Bie, Erin N. Hoffman, Gabrielle Faust, Howard Andrew Jones, James L. Sutter, Jeff Salyards, Joshua Palmatier, Marsheila (Marcy) Rockwell and Jeffrey J. Mariotte, Matt Forbeck, Saranna DeWylde, Wendy N. Wagner, and three of the authors of the Forgotten Realm’s The Sundering Series, Richard Lee Byers, Erin M. Evans and Paul S. Kemp. Each author is running a contest so you’ll have to visit each of them in order to win that author’s books. However, one winner will be chosen from all of those who entered, and that person will win all of the books. Since Paul is the only Star Wars author on the list, and Riptide is one of the books you can win, I’ll direct you over to his site, which also includes links to all the other author’s sites. You have until March 19th to enter.
  • Star Wars Bookworms is holding a book giveaway on Facebook. They’re giving away four copies of Empire and Rebellion: Honor Among Thieves by James S.A. Corey. You have until March 6th to enter.
  • Canadian fans can win a chance to see the premier of Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 6 in Toronto. You have until February 24th to enter.
  • Jedi News is giving away a digital subscription for the new Star Wars Fact Files.
  • We Love Fine is giving away $2,000 in their new Star Wars t-shirt design contest. Click here for the details.

Convention and Event News

  • This Sunday in Norwood, MA will be the live recording of Traveling the Judland Wastes podcast. Star Wars artist and comic writer Zack Giallongo will be there along with the 501st New England Garrison. The event is taking place at New England Comics.
  • ConDFW XIII is this weekend in Addison, TX. Star Wars authors Martha Wells and Kevin J. Anderson will be there. You can check out Martha’s con schedule here.
  • Dale-Con 2 is this weekend in Rochdale, England. Star Wars actors Alan Flyng, Anthony Forest, Pam Rose, Chris Muncke, Tob Philpott, Brian Wheeler, Ken Coombs will be there.
  • Pensacon runs from the 21 to 23rd in Pensacola, FL. Star Wars actors Peter Mayhew, Billy Dee Williams, John Morton, Deep Roy and Daniel Logan will be there along with Star Wars artist Dave Dorman and Star Wars author Timothy Zahn.
  • CIFIMAD kicks off this weekend in Madrid, Spain. Star Wars actors Tim Rose and Femi Taylor will be there.
  • Next week will be Animeland Wasabi in Denver, CO. Star Wars voice actor John DiMaggio will be there along with Star Wars author Kevin J. Anderson.

Fandom News

  • I can’t remember if I’ve seen this before or not, but over on imgur there’s an awesome explanation why stormtroopers always miss. Worth checking out if you haven’t seen it before.
  • You can check out an incredible recreation of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones using LEGOs over on The Daily Mail.

Movie and Television News

  • Marvel has released the first official trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy which comes out August 1, 2014. Personally, I think it looks pretty cool.

Toy News

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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