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January 23, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Events, Interview, Regular Feature, Star Wars 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

  • Cover reveal for Jeffrey Brown’s next Star Wars book The Phantom Bully.

Award-winning author/illustrator Jeffrey Brown returns for the third installation of the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling series Star Wars: Jedi Academy!

It’s hard to believe this is Roan’s last year at Jedi Academy. He’s been busier than ever learning to fly (and wash) starships, swimming in the Lake Country on Naboo, studying for the Jedi obstacle course exam, and tracking down dozens of vorpak clones — don’t ask. But now, someone is setting him up to get in trouble with everyone at school, including Yoda. If he doesn’t find out who it is, and fast, he may get kicked out of school! Why can’t middle school just be easy. . .

This incredible, original story captures all of the humor, awkwardness, fun, and frustrations of middle school — all told through one boy’s comics, journal entries, letters, sketches, e-mails, and more.


The Phantom Bully will be out in hardcover on July 28, 2015.

  • Star Wars Books revealed on Facebook that Star Wars author Jason Fry will be writing a new short story for Star Wars Insider that will focus on a squadron of TIE pilots and should be out in Star Wars Insider #156.
  • Timothy Zahn’s Cobra Outlaw and Cloak are now out in digital formats.
  • Drew Karpyshyn is working on a collection of short stories he’s going to self-publish. Right now the working titles is A Minor Malevolent Spirit and Other Tales. Drew is planning on a February release and it will include seven new stories and three previously published short stories.

Comic News

  • Marvel Star Wars #1 is going to a third printing according to Bleeding Cool.
  • has a sneak peak at Kanan.
  • Marvel has a neat little video showcasing some of the artwork from Marvel Star Wars #1 and revealing some of the faces of the creators behind the series.

Convention & Event News

  • Hollywood Show is January 23 to 25 in Los Angeles, CA. Star Wars guests include Femi Taylor.
  • Portland Comic Con is January 23 to 25 in Portland, OR. Star Wars guests include Katee Sackhoff, Paul Gulacy and Michael Golden.
  • South Texas Collectors Expo is January 24 to 25 in Laredo, TX. Star Wars guests include Paul Blake, Mark Dodson and Peter Mayhew.
  • Salt Lake Comic Con is January 29 to 31 in Salt Lake City, UT. Star Wars guests include Carrie Fisher, Ray Park, Dave Dorman and Jim Cummings.
  • SFBall 21 is February 6 to 8 in Southampton, England. Star Wars guests include Julian Glover.
  • Madison Comic Con is February 6 to 8 in Madison, WI. Star Wars guests include Michael Golden, James Marsters, Billy Dee Williams.
  • Shock Pop Comiccon is February 13 to 15 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Star Wars guests include Mike Deodato Jr., Greg Land, Hal Rayle, Ben Templesmith.
  • Farpoint is February 13 to 15 in Baltimore MD. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • Gallifrey One is February 13 to 15 in Los Angeles, CA. Star Wars guests include Burn Gorman, Garrick Hagon, Deep Roy, Greg Weisman.
  • Indianapolis Comic Con is February 13 to 15 in Indianapolis, IN. Star Wars guests include John Tyler Christopher, Michael Golden, Jake Lloyd, James Marsters.
  • CifiMad is February 20 to 22 in Fuenlabrada, Spain. Star Wars guests include Angus MacInnes.
  • Cleveland Comic Con is February 20 to 22 in Cleveland, OH. Star Wars guests include Michael Golden, Tony Isabella, James Marsters, John Sloboda.
  • The Official Xena Convention is February 20 to 22 in Burbank, CA. Star Wars guests include Adrienne Wilkinson.
  • Con Nooga is February 27 to March 1 in Chattanooga, TN. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • Culture Shock is February 27 to March 1 in Indianapolis, IN. Star Wars guests include Alan Harris, Daniel Logan, Cathy Monroe, John Mortan, Chris Parsons.
  • Pensacon is February 27 to March 1 in Pensacola, FL. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson, Jeremy Bulloch, Olivia d’Abo, Dave Dorman, Julian Glover, Barbara Goodson, John Hudgens, Felix Silla, Carel Struycken, David Warner.
  • The Scandinavian Sci-Fi, Game & Film Convention is February 28 to March 1 in Malmo, Sweden. Star Wars guests include Ray Park.
  • Long Beach Comic Expo is February 28 to March 1 in Long Beach, CA. Star Wars guests include Greg Weisman and Brian Wood.
  • This one is a ways off, but worth planning for, the Joliet Public Library Annual Star Wars Day, which will be June 6 in Joliet, IL and will include Star Wars guests Joe Corroney, Dave Dorman and John Jackson Miller.

For more events, be sure to check out Star Wars Actors Appearances.

Fandom News

  • Jedi News has an interview with George Lucas on his new movie Strange Magic via Feats Press Agency. Click here to check it out.
  • Schmoes Know posted an interview with author Drew Karpyshyn.
  • You can also catch a shorter Drew Karpyshyn interview over on Ten Minute Interviews.
  • Best Cosplay of the week: BB-8 at runDisney Star Wars Half-Marathon.

  • Making Star Wars has a cool video of Dave Filoni, Kilian Plunkett and Henry Gilroy talking about Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels.

Movie & Television News

  • You might remember Star Wars being screened in Navajo a while back. Well for those heading to Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, you’ll have a chance to see it first hand.
  • There’s some actress rumors floating about for one of the Star Wars standalone movies. For more info on who’s involved, check out The Hollywood Reporter and Twitter.
  • In Star Trek news, Simon Pegg is co-writing the script for Star Trek 3.

Toy & Collectible News

  • While you may not get to see them, The Force Awakens toys are rumored to be onsite at UK Toy Fair. Head on over to Jedi News for the details.
  • Forbes revealed a new type of Star Wars collectible: Marvel Mashers.

Video Game News

  • has added Star Wars: Empire at War, Star Wars: Rogue Squadron and Star Wars: Rebellion to thier line-up.
Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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