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September 16, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Audiobooks, Blu-ray, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Toys & Collectibles, trailers | Leave a comment

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

Book News

Comic News

Convention & Event News

World Fantasy Con announced that author Martha Wells will be the toastmaster at next year’s convention in San Antonio, TX.

  • Eden Mills Writers’ Festival is September 15 to 18 in Eden Mills, ON. Star Wars guests include author E. K. Johnston.
  • Dodeca Con is September 16 to 18 in Columbia, MO. Star Wars guests include author John Jackson Miller.
  • GrandCon is September 16 to 18 in Grand Rapids, MI. Star Wars guests includeTimothy Zahn.
  • Creative Con is September 17 to 18 in Panama City, FL. Star Wars guests include artist Dave Dorman.
  • The Pixel Project’s Read for Pixels Fall Edition is September 17 at 7:30 CST and is open to all via YouTube. Author Martha Wells will be doing an interview and online reading.
  • Sci-Fi Family Day is October 1 in Milwaukee, WI. Star Wars guests include artist Dave Dorman.
  • The Texas Teen Book Festival is October 1 in Austin, TX. Star Wars guests include author E. K. Johnston.
  • Dave Dorman Day is October 2 in Whitefish Bay, WI at Mathnasium. The Star Wars guests is of course artist Dave Dorman.
  • Graffiti in the Margins is October 3 in Clinton, ON at the Clinton Public Library. Star Wars guests include author E. K. Johnston.
  • Kevin Hearne is doing a signing for The Purloined Poodle at The Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale, AZ on October 3 at 7:00 PM.
  • New York Comic Con is October 6 to 9 in New York City, NY. Star Wars guests include author Chuck Wendig, actress Carrie Fisher, artists Mark Brooks, Katie Cook, Dave Dorman, Adi Granov, Alex Maleev and comic writer Charles Soule.
  • Indie Author Day is October 8 in Dallas, TX at the Dallas Public Library. Star Wars guests include author Martha Wells.
  • Hal-Con is November 4 to 6 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Star Wars guests include author Kevin Hearne.
  • The Gala Strikes Back fundraiser at Rancho Obi-Wan in Petaluma, California is November 5th. Tickets are available now.
  • Midwest Comic Con is November 5 to 6 in Des Moines, IA. Star Wars guests include artist Dave Dorman and actor Christian J. Simpson.
  • Star Wars Celebration Orlando is April 13 to 16, 2017 in Orlando, FL.

For more events, check Star Wars Actor Appearances and the Jedi News convention page.

Fandom News

  • Star Wars artist Joe Corroney dedicated a special piece to the victims of 9/11. Note this piece is not for sale, it’s simply something he did in tribute.

  • Chapter two of Star Wars Go Rogue is out.

  • Here’s the latest episode of The Star Wars Show.


  • And here’s the latest episode of The Star Wars After Show.

Movie & Television News

  • Interesting bit of Rogue One news dropped Wednesday. Composer Alexandre Desplat has been replaced by Michael Giacchino due to scheduling issues following the reshoots.
  • New posters are hitting over seas for Rogue One.

  • Jedi Bibliothek has the titles for the first bunch of Star Wars Rebels Season 3 episodes.
  • One of the voice actors from Star Wars: The Clone Wars confirmed they’ll be coming back in Star Wars Rebels.
  • Now for some trailers. First up, Nocturnal Animals which looks intelligent and intriguing. It’ll be out in November. Quite the colorful cast.

  • This looks like it’s going to be a kick ass war movie – The Siege of Jadotville, and it’s coming to Netflix in October.

  • No release date yet aside from a debut in Toronto, but The Promise looks really good. And hey, it’s got Batman and Poe Dameron in it.

  • I love a good gangster movie and Live By Night looks promising. Ben Affleck is directing and starring in the film which will be out in January.

  • This one takes the cake, though. Free Fire looks hilarious. It’ll be out sometime in early 2017.

  • For Mad Max: Fury Road fans, if you wondered what the stunts looked like without CGI, then here you go. They pretty much did everything for real.

Toy & Collectible News

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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