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February 13, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Celebration, Conventions, Events, Fantasy, Interview, Movies, Regular Feature, Star Trek, Star Wars, 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

  • Blackguards is now available for pre-order. The short story collection features a new story by Paul S. Kemp set in his Egil and Nix universe.
  • Kevin Hearne is having another nerdscape contest but this time you can win a copy of his upcoming Star Wars book Heir to the Jedi. I’ve won the nerdscape contest before and let me just say it was the most fun I’ve had entering a contest. Great idea.
  • Author Christie Golden is having a 20% sale at her store. Just use the promo code ILUVYA20 before February 15th.
  • has an interview with John Jackson Miller on his new Star Trek novel Takedown.
  • And if you’re looking to get a signed copy of Takedown, John Jackson Miller now has them in stock on his website.
  • Star Wars artist Doug Wheatley posted some more Hera and Kanan art he did for A New Dawn.




Convention & Event News

First up, Star Wars Celebration Anaheim news. This week they revealed that Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker will all be in attendance. They also have a listing for the Podcast Stage. The list includes some of my favorites such as Coffee With Kenobi, Rebels Report, Radio 1138, Star Wars Minute, Skywalking Through Neverland, Star Wars Bookworms, Full of Sith, and Fangirls Going Rogue. According to Drew Karpyshyn‘s last blog post, it’s still a good possibility he’ll be in attendance as well, but nothing finalized yet.

  • 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 (you can find her full schedule here).
  • Farpoint is February 13 to 15 in Baltimore MD. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn (you can find his schedule here).
  • 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.
  • Kieron Gillen will be at Orbital Comics in London for a signing on February 14th.
  • 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.
  • From February 21 to 22, Star Wars artist Dave Dorman will be teaching a class at the International School of Comics in Chicago, IL.
  • 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.

In the far off future, Disney has revealed a Star Wars themed cruise they’re calling Star Wars Day at Sea. The cruises will be available in 2016.

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

Fandom News

  • has an interview with John Ratzenberger.
  • Wired has an interview with Darth Vader comic writer Kieron Gillen.
  • Via The Slightly Warped Website you can check out some close-ups of Star Wars ship models.
  • This week on The Comlink, they have an interview with ILM model maker Fon Davis.
  • You can see George Lucas and Robert Redford’s Sundance panel which is now online.

Magazine News

  • Star Wars Books revealed that Star Wars author John Jackson Miller will be writing a new short story for Star Wars Insider #157 which will feature Palpatine and Vader and tie-in to Paul S. Kemp‘s Lords of the Sith.

We’re thrilled to announce that John has written a new short story,”Orientation,” for Star Wars Insider issue 157 that ties directly into Paul S. Kemp’s upcoming novel STAR WARS: LORDS OF THE SITH. The story stars Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader and is filled with some fun twists and turns.

“Orientation” is our second original short story of the year, following Jason Fry’s, “Last Call at the Zero Angle,” in Star Wars Insider Magazine issue 156. This is just the start of what will be an exciting year of original short fiction developed with Lucasfilm and their The Story Group. All the canon stories will continue to develop and enlarge the story of Star Wars by exploring the characters who make the Galaxy Far Far Away so compelling and entertaining.

Movie & Television News

  • Tracy Cannobbio revealed on Twitter that the season one finale for Star Wars Rebels will air March 2nd.

  • Spider-Man is now under the Marvel cinematic universe as Marvel and Sony reach a deal. Click here to check out the details.
  • Hollywood is trying another take at the Hitman video game franchise with Hitman: Agent 47. As a fan of the franchise, I kind of like the feel of this one. It’ll be out in August.
  • Clive Owen will be returning to the big screen on April 3 in The Last Knights. This one looks kind of neat. I can be a sucker for swordplay.
  • While this one is just a teaser, Regression looks promising. Starring Emma Watson and Ethan Hawke, it will hit theaters in August.
  • I don’t usually go for mushy movies, but the cast in this one is enticing. Aloha includes Bradley Cooper, Danny McBride, Alec Baldwin, Bill Murray and Emma Stone. It hits theaters in May.
  • And here’s a look at Spectre which will be out in November.
  • Saving the best for last, Guy Ritchie is doing The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and it looks pretty awesome. Note that’s Man of Steel‘s Henry Cavill. It will also be out in August.

Toy & Collectible News

Video Game News

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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