Around the Web

September 26, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Events, Interview, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | 1 Comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Courtesy of the hard work over on Star Wars Upcoming Books & Comics, there’s some new Star Wars titles coming our way including: Star Wars Art: A Poster Collection from Abrams, Ultimate Star Wars by Ryder Windham and published by DK (Amazon link), Darth Vader and Friends by Jeffrey Brown (April 2015 release), and William Shakespeare’s The Phantom Menace by Ian Doescher via Random House.
  • Drew Karpyshyn‘s third Chaos Born book has a cover image up on Amazon. Feel free to pre-order while you’re there. Pre-orders help the authors out a lot.

Convention & Event News

  • 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.
  • Wordfest is September 26 to 28 in Waco, TX. Star Wars guests include author Martha Wells who will be at the Fiction Writing panel on Saturday.
  • 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

  • Voice actor Stephen Stanton shared photos of his one of kind Tarkin statue on Facebook.
  • Star Wars Cali has an interview with Star Wars author Ryder Windham.

Movie & Television News

  • has launched The Clone Wars Legacy page which includes lots of cool behind the scenes videos, concept art and more.
  • and the WATCH Disney XD app will have an early look at the Star Wars Rebels premier on September 26 now.
  • Indie Revolver supposedly has a look at the chrome Stormtrooper helmet from Star Wars Episode VII.
  • In more solid news, Jedi News has two new aerial shots of the Greenham Common set location.
  • If you’re looking for more pictures of the Falcon, X-wings and the exterior set, you can head on over to 20 Minutos.
  • Oscar Isaac spoke with Entertainment Weekly at Star Wars and more.
  • Simon Kinberg talked Star Wars Rebels with Empire Magazine, you can catch part of it on Empire Online.
  • According to The Digital Bits, we may see Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 6 out on DVD/Blu-ray this year and supposedly Disney will announce this in the next three weeks.
  • In another scoop, Jedi News spotted in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly another mention that Billy Dee Williams will be in Star Wars Rebels.
  • And here’s the official Star Wars Rebels movie trailer.
  • Along with the “Generations” trailer.
  • Now in non-Star Wars movie news, here’s the new trailer for the sci-fi film being headed by Ethan Hawke called Predestination which looks really good. No solid release date yet.
  • And how about the Dumb & Dumber To tv spot?

Toy & Collector News

  • Hot Toys sixth scale Han Solo and Chewbacca set are up for pre-order over on Sideshow Collectibles.
  • Nerdist is giving away a free ANOVOS Vader costume. To enter, just share this post and use the hashtag #JustCosplay. You have until midnight on October 3rd to enter.

Video Game News

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