Around the Web

June 6, 2014 at 12:05 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Chronicle Books, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Episode VII, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, 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

  • If you missed out on the limited edition Origins anthology Heroes! there’s now a kickstarter giving everyone a second chance. Stories include authors Aaron Allston, Timothy Zahn, Michael A. Stackpole and many others.
  • John Jackson Miller‘s Overdraft the Orion Offensive is just $2 this month for Kindle owners.
  • Chronicle Books has a trailer for Jeffrey Brown‘s next Star Wars book Good Night Darth Vader (which will be out July 22).

Comic News


Convention & Event News

  • Phoenix Comicon is June 5-8th in Phoenix, AZ. Star Wars authors Michael A. Stackpole, Kevin Hearne (full schedule), Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (aka James S.A. Coreyfull schedule here) will be there. Be sure to stop by the Del Rey booth for free Star Wars swag. They’ll also be having an author hunt. You can also catch Star Wars artists Dan Parsons, Joe Corroney, Katie Cook, Spencer Brinkerhoff III, Tom Hodges and comic writer Mike Baron.
  • Origins is June 12-15 in Columbus, OH. Star Wars author Timothy Zahn will be in attendance.
  • World Blood Drive Day is June 14th. The 501st Legion and author Ryder Windham will be out in force. Be sure to participate. Ryder will be at the Warwick Library event in Rhode Island.
  • James S.A. Corey will be doing a book tour along the West coast for Cibola Burn. You can check out their tour dates here on Facebook.
  • Special Edition New York City is June 14-15 and will include Star Wars guests Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman, Howard Chaykin, Mahmud Asrar and Brian Wood.
  • For those planning way ahead of time, runDisney is holding a Star Wars Half Marathonwhich will be January 15 to 18, 2015.

For more events, be sure to check out Star Wars Actors Appearances. You can also find more of Timothy Zahn’s 2014 appearances on his Facebook page.

Movie & Television News

  • Mark Hamill talks a little about getting in shape for Star Wars Episode VII, the high expectations of fandom and more over on the Orlando Sentinel.
  • Star Wars Weekends shared a recent pic of Mark Hamill sporting a Jedi beard?
  • The Healer Twins talked about their time on set for Star Wars Episode VII with Albawaba.
  • Carrie Fisher talked with RTÉ about Star Wars Episode VII.
  • Bad Robot tweeted a pic of the Dejarik table.
  • Disney snuck some more Star Wars Rebels footage out at the end of some Disney parks promo videos. Skip to the end of each to check out the new clips.

Toy & Collectible News

  • ThinkGeek is running a 20% off Father’s day sale today (no coupon code required). Domestic shipping free on all orders over $25 (no coupon code required) and international shipping is free for orders over $150 (coupon code FREESHIP150).
Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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