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January 30, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Celebration, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Interview, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys & Collectibles, Video Games | Leave a comment

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

Book News

We’re three months from this.

I was thinking about the book today and trying to articulate the way that I thought about Vader throughout the writing. In the end, I think I had two touchstones.

First (and I wrote this in all-caps at the top of the blank page when I first starting writing the book): VADER IS ALWAYS MENACING! ALWAYS!

Second, I kept in mind that Vader is a monster. Perhaps an understandable monster, but a monster nevertheless.

Anyway, can’t wait for this to hit so you can read it for yourselves.

Comic News

  • has an exclusive report that Marvel’s Darth Vader #1 has reached 300,000 pre-orders and they’ve got a look at some of the variant and retailer exclusive covers. I have to say, some of the covers look truly awesome. Click here to check them out.
  • In other news, artist Doug Wheatley hinted on Facebook that he might be doing a Marvel Star Wars #1 sketch cover.

“I’ve recently been asked to do a Marvel Comics Star Wars #1 Sketch cover..could be interesting…”

Convention & Event News

First up, Star Wars author Christie Golden is officially attending Star Wars Celebration Anaheim.

As is John Jackson Miller.

And now James Luceno.

  • 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.
  • Star Wars and the Power of Costume kicks off their opening party today in Seattle, WA with Star Wars guests Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Aggie Rodgers and Brandon Alinger.
  • 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.
  • James S.A. Corey will be in Toronto, Canada on February 11 at Bakka Phoenix Books.
  • 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.
  • ConDFW is February 13 to 15 in Dallas, TX. Star Wars guests include Martha Wells.
  • 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

  • The Comlink has moved to its own YouTube channel now and will be pumping out more shows with Monday (topic debate show?), Wednesday (variety) and Friday (news) shows.
  • Yoda News interviewed Star Wars Rebels voice actor Freddie Prinze Jr.

Magazine News

  • Build the Millennium Falcon is now heading to the US! Now you can ditch your plans of outrageous international shipping costs. For those who don’t know, this magazine is a special opportunity to get–piece by piece–a master replica quality Millennium Falcon model as well as a special magazine sharing info on the Falcon spread out over 100 issues. You can check out the model and more info here.

Movie & Television News

  • The trailer for Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four is out! …and with perhaps the most boring voice over ever.
  • As a Tom Hardy fan, I’m looking forward to this one. He plays a post-WWII Russian soldier hunting down a child murderer in Child 44 which will be out April 17th.
  • Here’s the Terminator Genisys Super Bowl teaser.
  • While this one won’t be out for a while, Martin Scorsese is working on his next film, Silence, with actors Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Tadanobu Asano on board.

Toy & Collectible News

Video Game News

  • IGN brings fans a piece of concept art from Star Wars: Battlefront. And according to Gamespot (via Jedi News) there will be some Episode VII elements in the game.


  • And then there’s new footage of Star Wars: Battle Pod.
Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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