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March 21, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • There is a new anthology raising money for CJ Henderson in his fight against cancer. The anthology entitled Dance Like A Monkey will features stories by authors like Kevin J. Anderson, Ed Greenwood, Rebecca Moesta, Michael A. Stackpole, Timothy Zahn and many others. Click here if you’d like to support the project and secure a copy of the book.
  • Star Wars author Jason Fry posted some interesting comments on tumblr. At least one of those Star Wars projects is a junior novel for Star Wars: Rebels.

1) One manuscript (Star Wars) given a final inspection and sent off. It’s never wise to say something’s done, but this one should now move to the “fielding occasional queries” stage.
2) One manuscript (Jupiter Pirates) worked on between errands, emails, travel plans and everything else on this list. Long way to go on this one.
3) One query answered for a third project (Star Wars), and a handful of minor changes requested. Fingers crossed, but this one might actually be done.
4) Query sent for a potential project (Star Wars). Will be interesting to see if this one becomes a reality or not. As projects come to an end, you better have new ones coming into view.

  • Christie Golden has a new World of Warcraft book coming out this May, War Crimes. has an excerpt as well.
  • “The Reach of Children” by Tim Lebbon is now available on Kindle.

Comic News

  • Dark Horse released their latest comic solicitations for June 2014, and among the titles revealed was Ghost #5 which will featuring Star Wars artists Jan Duursema (penciller) and Dan Parsons (inker).

Convention & Event News

  • For those looking forward to Star Wars Weekends this year, things have just gotten better with the recent announcement that Mark Hamill will be there June 6-8th.
  • Author Timothy Zahn posted information on Aaron Allston‘s memorial service which will be held in Austin, TX on March 29th. It will be open to friends, family and fans. You can find the details on Tim’s Facebook page.
  • 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.
  • Artists Days is this Saturday in Berwyn, IL. Star Wars artist Dave Dorman 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

  • Star Wars author Jeffrey Brown did a reddit “Ask Me Anything” chat this week. You can check it out here.
  • Jedi Temple Archives celebrated their 10th anniversary this week.

Movie and Television News

  • IMAX and Disney have struck a deal which means Star Wars Episode VII will be getting an IMAX release.

Under the agreement, IMAX will be part of Disney’s release strategy for its most highly-anticipated live-action tentpole films, including Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier (April 2014), Maleficent (May 2014), Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (August 2014), and Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron (May 2015), Tomorrowland (May 2015) and  Star Wars: Episode VII (December 2015).

  • And for those who missed Billy Dee Williams on Dancing with the Stars, here you go.
Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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