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December 5, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Conventions, Events, Interview, Movies, Regular Feature, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Toys & Collectibles, Trailer | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • The Six by Six kickstarter features six authors with six stories each including author Martha Wells.
  • Tim Lebbon and Kevin J. Anderson are being featured in an upcoming X-Files anthology.
  • Kevin J. Anderson teased Five by Five 3: Target Zone, this time around featuring authors Sarah A. Hoyt, Doug Dandridge, Michael A. Stackpole, Dani Kollin, and Eytan Kollin. Kevin also posted an excerpt as well.


Convention & Event News

  • Steel City Con is December 5 through 7 in Monroeville, PA at the Monroeville Convention Center. Star Wars guests include Mark Dodson and Peter Mayhew.
  • Buffy FanMeet is December 6 through 7 in Frankfurt, Germany. Star Wars guests include James Marsters.
  • Edenbridge Comic Con is December 6 in Edenbridge, England at The Eden Centre. Star Wars guests include Chris Bunn, Ken Coombs, Alan Flyng, Michael Henbury, Nick Joseph, Pam Rose and Peter Roy.
  • Timeless Collectors Fair is December 6 in Fareham, England at the Fareham Leisure Centre. Star Wars guests include Alan Flyng and Andrew Lawden.
  • Wigan Comic Con is December 7 in Wigan, England at the Robin Park Sports Centre. Star Wars guests include David Prowse.
  • The Official Star Trek Convention is December 12 through 14 in San Francisco, CA at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco. Star Wars guests include George Takei.
  • Sac-Con is December 14 in Sacramento, CA at the Scottish Rite Center. Star Wars guests include Dave Fennoy and C. Andrew Nelson.
  • And for those looking forward to Star Wars Weekends, Disney has already announced their dates: May 15-17, May 22-24, May 29-31, June 5-7 and June 12-14.

Fandom News

  • Star Wars author Drew Karpyshyn did a couple interviews while he was over in Italy for the Lucca Comics and Games Festival.

This was has a lot more Italian, but Drew’s answers are in english.

Movie & Television News

  • The Force Awakens trailer has taken the internet by storm. For those wanting to see every frame of the 88 second trailer laid out, look no further than Jedi News.
  • Big thanks to Rebels Report for pointing this out, but is showing five full episodes of Star Wars Rebels online.
  • Beyond Star Wars, Marvel has officially named Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange.
  • The title for the next James Bond movie has been revealed: Spectre. It will have a November 2015 release and a cast including Christopher Waltz, Dave Bautista, Andrew Scott, Monica Bellucci, Léa Seydoux and Ralph Fiennes.
  • The cast for Suicide Squad has been finalized: Will Smith (Deadshot), Tom Hardy (Rick Flagg), Jared Leto (The Joker), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jai Courtney (Boomerang) and Cara Delevingne (Enchantress). It will hit theaters in August 2016.
  • The trailer for Terminator: Genisys has quietly hit the web. It’ll hit theaters in July.

Toy & Collectible News

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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