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March 13, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Celebration, Conventions, Events, Interview, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys & Collectibles | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Jedi-Bibliothek has some more news on the recently announced upcoming Star Wars books for this Fall including prelim covers and blurbs.
  • Author Kevin Hearne revealed that Heir to the Jedi is hitting the New York Times Bestsellers List.

I raise this glass of Tullamore Dew to you! Just heard that HEIR TO THE JEDI hit the NYT bestseller list and you’re responsible. Thank you all so much for reading! And PEW! PEW! PEW! *turns up the John Williams soundtrack to 11* -Kevin Hearne

Convention & Event News

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim news this week starts with new guests including Billy Dee Williams, Ashley Eckstein, Margo Apostolos, Debbie Carrington, Steve Gawley, Lorne Peterson, John Ratzenberger, Deep Roy, Kurt Thatcher and Kevin Thompson. They also revealed details about a Wikia Wizards event with Leland Chee, and a cosplay contest hosted by Dee Bradley Baker and James Arnold Taylor and judged by Dave Filoni, Ashley Eckstein and Amy Beth Christenson. And don’t forget, Official Pix pre-orders go live Monday.


  • Planet Comic Con is March 13 to 15 in Kansas City, MO. Star Wars Guests include Jason Aaron, Kevin J. Anderson, Howard Chaykin, Katie Cook, Tom Kane, Adrienne Wilkinson, Sam Witwer and Skottie Young.
  • London Super Comic Con is March 13 to 14 in London, England. Star Wars guests include Mark Brooks, Adi Granov, Ron Marz, David Roach, Nei Ruffino, Bill Sienkiewicz, Ian Edginton, John McCrea and Kieron Gillen.
  • John Jackson Miller will be at Powers Comics 8th Anniversary Sale in Green Bay, WI on March 14th.
  • Author Sean Williams will be in Sydney, Australia for the Readers Advisory Seminar 2015 at NSW State Library on March 18th.
  • Birmingham Comic Con is March 21 to 22 in Birmingham, England. Star Wars guests include Warwick Davis, Andy Bradford, Brian Wheeler, Femi Taylor, George Roubicek, Nick Joseph and Tom Flood.
  • Emerald City Comic-Con is March 27 to 29 in Seattle, WA. Star Wars guests include Anthony Daniels, Kevin J. Anderson, Corinna Bechko, Mark Brooks, J. Scott Campbell, Katie Cook, Rachel Dodson, Gabe Eltaeb, Adi Granov, Gabriel Hardman, Tom Hodges, Ryan Kelly, Rebecca Moesta, Livio Ramondelli, Humberto Ramos, Michael A. Stackpole, and Skottie Young.
  • Wondercon is April 3 to 5 in Anaheim, CA. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson, Sam de la Rosa, Braden Lamb, Rebecca Moesta, John Ostrander, Livio Ramondelli and Greg Weisman.
  • Middle East Film and Comic-Con is April 9 to 11 in Dubai. Star Wars guests include Livio Ramondelli and Fiction Frontiers Sohaib Awan.
  • Star Wars Celebration Anaheim is April 16 to 19 in Anaheim, CA. Star Wars guests include Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, Steve Blum, Dave Filoni, Taylor Gray, Vanessa Marshall, Freddie Prinze Jr., Tia Sircar Christie Golden, James Arnold Taylor, David Collins, Steve Sansweet, James Luceno and John Jackson Miller.
  • Tim Lebbon will be in London England at Forgotten Planet for the book launch of his latest novel The Silence on April 18th.
  • Disney Star Wars Weekends May 15-17, 22-24, 29-31, June 5-7, and 12-14 in Orlando, FL. Star Wars guests include James Arnold Taylor.
  • Phoenix Comicon is May 28th to 31 in Phoenix, AZ. Star Wars guests include Livio Ramondelli and Kevin Hearne.
  • Supanova is June 18 to 30 in Sydney and Perth. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta.
  • Botcon is June 19 to 21 in Chicago, IL. Star Wars guests include Livio Ramondelli.
  • San Diego Comic-Con is July 8 to 12 in San Diego, CA. Star Wars guests include Carlos Ezquerra, Livio Ramondelli.
  • TFCON is July 17 to 19 in Toronto, ON. Star Wars guests include Livio Ramondelli.
  • DragonCon is September 4 to 6 in Atlanta, GA. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson, Rebecca Moesta and Livio Ramondelli.
  • Amazing Hawaii Con is September 18 to 20 in Hawaii. Star Wars guests include Livio Ramondelli.
  • New York Comic-Con is October 8 to 11 in New York, NY. Star Wars guests include Livio Ramondelli.

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

Fandom News

  • Nerdist interviewed Ashley Eckstein to talk about her return as Ahsoka.
  • The WolfPack Podcast has an interview with Star Wars Rebels voice actors Freddie Prinze Jr. and Taylor Gray.
  • Star Wars March Madness is back over on
  • Jedi News has a quick but fun interview with Heir to the Jedi author Kevin Hearne.
  • Star Wars author Ryder Windham did an interview over on Coffee With Kenobi.

Movie & Television News

  • For the Disney fans out there, Frozen 2 is official.
  • In other sequel news, Tron 3 has been greenlit.
  • Matthew McConaughey will be in a Civil War movie called The Free State of Jones. You can check out a newly released photo still here. The film won’t be out until March next year.

Toy & Collectible News

  • Pre-orders are up on ANOVOS for their Imperial officer’s caps.
  • Over on eBay some of Cam Kennedy‘s original Dark Empire II art is up for sale.
  • Hasbro has asked retailers to pull the Commander Cody Wave from pre-orders.
  • And for Dave Dorman fans, you can own an original piece of artwork featuring none other than Frankenstein. Dave posted on his blog that more pieces will be showing up in the future. Hopefully, we’ll see some Star Wars show up at some point, though I’d personally love to get that portrait of Clint Eastwood he did as the outlaw Josie Wales.
Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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