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September 19, 2014 at 9:29 am | Posted in Comic Books, Conventions, Episode VII, Episode VIII, Events, Interview, Marvel, Movies, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News, trailers | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond. Lots of cool stuff this week from the return of Darth Revan, new Episode VII pics and rumors, plus some cool movie trailers.

Book News

  • You can listen to an audio excerpt from James Luceno‘s upcoming book Tarkin over on Random House’s product page. Just click on the audiobook tab.

Comic News

Convention & Event News

  • Bewitched Fan Fare 2014 is September 17 through 20 in Los Angeles, CA. Star Wars guests include David Ankrum, Felix Silla.
  • GrandCon Gaming & Comics Convention is September 19 through 21 in Grand Rapids, MI. Star Wars guests include Jeff Dee, Dave Dorman, Jeff Grubb, Mark McKenna.
  • Fiction Meets Reality is September 19 through 21 in Speyer, Germany at teh Technik Musuem Speyer. Star Wars guests include Jeremy Bulloch, Daniel Logan.
  • Kentucky Star Wars Collectors Club Fall Festival is September 20 in Lexington, KY at Faith Lutheran Church, 1000 Tates Creek Rd. from Noon to 6:00 PM.
  • Rose City Comic Con is September 20 through 21 in Portland, OR. Star Wars guests include Cam Clarke.
  • RocCon is September 19 to 21 in Rochester, NY. Star Wars guests include Bonnie Piesse, Jeremy Barlow, Corrina Bechko, and Gabriel Hardman.
  • Autographica is September 19 through 21st in Birmingham, England. Star Wars guests include Kenny Baker, Jeremy Bulloch, Rusty Goffe, David Prowse.
  • Cincinnati Comic Expo is September 19 to 21 in Cincinnati, OH. Star Wars guests include Peter Mayhew, Tim Rose, John Morton, Dickey Beer, Daniel Logan, David Michael Beck, Joe Corroney, Mark McHaley.
  • Vampire Ball is September 26 to 27 in Birmingham, England. Star Wars guests include James Marsters.
  • Courts Celebrities FanFest is September 26 through 27 in Burbank, CA. Star Wars guests include Kathleen Gati.
  • Alamo City Comic Con is September 26 through 28 in San Antonio, TX. Star Wars guests include Tom Kane, Hal Rayle, George Takei.
  • The Pittsburgh Comicon is September 26 to 28 in Monroeville, PA. Star Wars guests include Orli Shoshan, Christian J. Simpson.
  • Stoke Con Trent is September 28 in Stoke-On-Trent, England. Star Wars guests include Paul Blake, Chris Bunn, Laurie Goode, Garrick Hagon, Alan Harris, Barrie Holland, Derek Lyons, Cathy Munroe, Chris Parsons, Toby Philpott, Marc Silk.
  • Star Wars Day is October 4 at Discovery World in Milwaukee, WI. Star Wars guests include Dave Dorman.

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.

Fandom News

  • Author Paul S. Kemp helped edit a kid’s book written by his son. It’s called A Not So Scary Halloween Night. You can check it out on Amazon.
  • John Morton did the ALS challenge and was dunked by Jeremy Bulloch. I have to admit, that’s pretty classy, Fett vs Fett.

Movie & Television News

  • Making Star Wars has some footage of Star Wars Episode VII actually being filmed. The shot includes the X-wing bunker area. If you’re worried about spoilers, this one is fairly safe, just some people running around in the distance.
  • Star Wars Episode 7 News has some slightly blurry shots of Adam Driver and possibly Gwendoline Christie, both in costume.
  • Rian Johnson talks a little about Star Wars Episode VIII with the Talkhouse Podcast, SlashFilm has a nice summary of the key bits.
  • Anthony Daniels talked a little about Star Wars Episode VII with Entertainment Weekly.
  • Bad Robot revealed a short clip of video showing off the Millennium Falcon and it’s Batman connection.
  • Plus there’s a bunch of Star Wars Rebels TV spots you can watch.
  • Beyond Star Wars, I was caught off guard by the news that they’re remaking Ben-Hur. Toby Kebbell is set to play the villain (and I’ve never heard of him, so that doesn’t fill me with confidence), however Jack Huston is set to play the lead. Jack played the disfigured hitman in Boardwalk Empire, a very cool character role, but I’m not sure how he would fit as Ben-Hur. The film will be out February 26, 2016 and is being directed by Timur Bekmambetov (who did Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, another bad indicator).
  • Fantastic Four is getting pushed back again. The release date is moving to August 7, 2015 (was June 16).
  • Fox has given the Deadpool movie a release date: February 12, 2016. Unfortunately, the Assassin’s Creed movie is getting pushed back.
  • A Violent Year starring Oscar Isaac now has a trailer and it looks intriguing. Release date is December 31, 2014.
  • The Dead Snow 2 trailer is out and the film will be hitting theaters October 10th. This one might be fun to watch.
  • For those interested in shorts, “Dust” is worth watching. Starring Alan Rickman, the short film is actually really good.

Toy & Collecting News



  • Gentle Giant has pre-orders up for the Leia Boushh Jumbo Figure.
  • Making Star Wars also has some images of new LEGO sets which may or may not have ties to the upcoming films.
  • And for those looking forward to Hasbro’s Star Wars Episode VII lineup, Yakface shows that it’s already in the works.

Video Game News

  • Darth Revan is returning to Star Wars: The Old Republic.
Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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