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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond. Be sure to check out the book and comic news. Random House has revealed two new Star Wars books and a bunch of Star Wars comic trade paperback collections for October.

Book News

  • Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void had it’s UK release yesterday, so Star Wars fans across the pond can dig into Tim Lebbon’s enjoyable launch to the beginning of the timeline. Tim has a list of retailers on his website if you need to check them out.
  • Jeffrey Brown has a new book coming out this week: Kids Are Weird. Similar to Darth Vader and Son and Vader’s Little Princess, it features full color artwork with one page comic bits. You can check Amazon’s page which has the look inside option to get a better idea.
  • Random House has updated their product page with two new Star Wars books. Unfortunately, there’s not much info on either. Simply called “Untitled Star Wars #1 by Ballantine” and “Untitled Star Wars #2 by Ballantine“, they’re both listed at 256 pages and have ISBN numbers. The #1 has a September 2 release date and #2 has a November 4 release date. This corresponds somewhat with the mysterious Amazon listing Knights Archive spotted last month for a Jedi Academy Trilogy by Ballantine. Could this mean a shift from Del Rey back to Ballantine for the Star Wars adult novel line?
  • Star Wars artist Dave Dorman is doing a new G.I. Joe art book. You can check out the details here along with a link for orders.

Comic News

  • According to Bleeding Cool, Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso, along with several other reps, visited Lucasfilm last week for some Star Wars discussions. Rumor has it that there will be a “couple monthly series”. Nothing official, but it’s an interesting rumor.
  • Random House has also updated their product page with some new comic trade paperbacks. There’s Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir (October 14), Star Wars: Rebel Heist (October 21), Star Wars Volume 4: A Shattered Hope (October 28), Star Wars Legacy II Volume 4: Empire of One (October 28), and Star Wars Volume 3: Rebel Girl (October 14).

Convention & Event News

  • Lexington Comic & Toy Convention runs March 14-16 in Lexington, KY. Star Wars actors Felix Silla, John Morton, Ralph Brown, Mike Quinn, Eric Walker, Daniel Logan, Jett Lucas and Tim Rose will be there along with Star Wars voice actors Jim Cummings, Tom Kane, Barbara Goodson, Raphael Sbarge and George Takei.
  • La Mole Comic Con runs March 14-16 in Mexico City, Mexico. Star Wars guest Garrick Hagon will be there.
  • Sun City Scifi runs from March 14-16 in El Paso, TX. Star Wars guests Dave Prowse, Ray Park, C. Andrew Nelson and Phil LaMarr will be there.
  • Planet Comicon runs March 14-16 in Kansas City, MO. Star Wars guests Femi Taylor and John Ratzenberger will be there.
  • EM-Con is March 16 in Nottingham, England. Star Wars guests Brian Muir, Simon Williamson and Alan Ruscoe will be there.
  • Star Wars author Tim Lebbon will be in London for a book signing at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore from from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.
  • Star Wars author John Jackson Miller Hernando, MS for a library event at Hernando Public Library starting at 6:00 PM.
  • Anime Boston runs March 21-23 in Boston, MA. Star Wars voice actor John Stocker will be there.
  • Autographica runs March 21-23 in Heathrow, England. Star Wars actors Dave Prowse, Kenny Baker and Jeremy Bulloch will be there.
  • Movie Days will be March 22-23 in Dortmund, Germany. Star Wars guest Julian Glover will be there.
  • MegaCon kicks off later in March (21-23) in

    Orlando, FL. Star Wars guests include Peter Mayhew, voice actors Jim Cummings, Matthew Senreich, Phil LaMarr, Ron Perlman, Jennifer Hale, James Marsters and Tom Kane, artist Mike Mayhew, and Roxy the Rancor!

  • MidSouthCon will be March 21-23 in Memphis, TN. Star Wars authors John Jackson Miller and Daniel Wallace will be there for plenty of panels.
  • MCM Comic Con Birmingham runs March 22-23 in Birmingham, England. Star Wars guests include actors Julian Glover, Benedict Taylor, Christian J. Simpson, Salo Gardner, Gerald Home, Jack Klaff, Kamay Lau, Derek Lyons, Peter Roy, and Dermot Crowley.
  • Anime Celebration runs March 28-30 in Lewisville, TX. Star Wars voice actors John Stocker, Sam Vincent and Kelly Metzger will be there.
  • Louisville Comic Con runs March 28-30 in Louisville, KY. Star Wars guest James Marsters will be there.
  • Emerald City Comicon runs March 28-30 in Seattle, WA. Star Wars guests Kevin J. Anderson, Carlos D’Anda, Katie Cook, Matt & Shawn Fillbach, Braden Lamb, Cree Summer, Joe Quinones, Brian Thies, Doug Wheatley, Dave Wolverton, Randy Stradley and Ron Perlman will be there.
  • London Film Memorabilia Convention is March 29 in London, England. Star Wars guest Michael Culver and Julian Glover will be there.
  • Geeks Unleashed will be March 29 in Cleethorpes, England. Star Wars guest Nick Joseph will be there.
  • Oz Comic Con runs March 29-30 in Perth, Australia. Star Wars guest Tim Rose will be there.
  • London Comic Mart is March 30 in London, England. Star Wars guest Dave Prowse will be there.

For more convention info, be sure to check out Star Wars Actor Appearances.

Fandom News

  • Far Far Away Radio is hosting a charity auction in memory of Aaron Allston to support of the American Heart Association. If you’re interested in getting a signed copy of Backlash with proceeds going to a good cause, then you can check out the details here.
  • The Star Wars March Madness has begun. Head on over to This Is Madness to place your votes. Yoda and Vader made into the championship last year with a win from the little green one. Chances for a Team Hondo win are pretty slim, but you never know. Either way, you can check out the spoof video.

Movie and Television News

  • In Star Wars Episode VII rumor news, Variety is reporting who might be in competition for the lead role in the film.
  • Another rumor out there is that Disney is casting for several Star Wars television projects. This one comes from Cinelinx.
  • Ronald D. Moore did an interview with Carson Daly where he talks a little about the live action Star Wars television series he worked on with George Lucas (the pre-Disney project). It’s a short video that might interest fans who were hyped up by the rumors of the show back in the day.
  • With the release of Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 6, the cast and crew has been making some rounds to talk about their last season of the show. Jamie King talked with Dave Filoni did a couple posts on the Star Wars Blog including a thank you to the fans featuring a bunch of sketches and a discussion of the Yoda arc. He also did interviews with the Los Angeles Times and Entertainment WeeklyLeland Chee tweeted some chronological viewing orders for the new episodes as well as episodes featuring certain characters.
  • Dave Filoni also talked Star Wars Rebels with the Los Angeles Times.
  • Nominations for the 3rd Annual BTVA Voice Acting Awards have been announced. Winners will be revealed on March 19th. James Arnold Taylor is up for his work as Obi-Wan, Ashley Eckstein for her work as Ahsoka, Sam Witwer for his work as Darth Maul, Katee Sackhoff for her role as Bo-Katan, Nika Futterman for her role as Asajj Ventress, Ian Ambercrombie for his role as Darth Sidious and Kari Wahlgren for her role as Letta Turmond. Some TCW voice actors are also up for parts on other shows like Clancy Brown (Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.), Grey DeLisle (Green Lantern: The Animated Series, The Fairly OddParents), Dee Bradley Baker (Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters) and others. If you head on over to the website, you can place your votes for who you think should win.
  • Star Wars Underworld has some highlights of a Q&A Matthew Wood did at Toronto Comic Con touching on Star Wars Episode VII, Star Wars Rebels and even Star Wars: Detours.
  • And over on /Film, Carrie Fisher teases that she’ll be heading to London later this year to start filming on Star Wars Episode VII.
Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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