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January 26, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Movies, News, Random House, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys & Collectibles, trailers | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Random House will be offering con exclusive versions of The Last Jedi novelization at Emerald City Comic Con. However, there is also a lottery system you’ll need to enter here in order to reserve a copy. This version of the book has an exclusive cover, an autograph by author Jason Fry, and a free pin. Note not everyone who enters the lottery is guaranteed a copy as they’ll be randomly selecting entries.

Comic News

  • A Star Wars Comic has released their first issue for 2018.
  • Newsarama has a five page preview of The Last Jedi – DJ #1. Just follow the link and click the preview button to check it out.

Convention & Event News

  • Farpoint 25 is February 9 to 11 in Baltimore, MD. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • Capricon 38 is February 15 to 18 in Chicago, IL. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • Indiana Comic Con is March 30 to April 1 in Indianapolis, IN. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • East Coast Comicon is April 27 to 29 in Meadowlands, NJ. Star Wars guests include Howard Chaykin, Jan Duursema, and Timothy Zahn.
  • Comic Con Revolution is May 19 to 20 in Ontario, CA. Star Wars guests include Jason Aaron, Howard Chaykin, Tom Hodges, Mike Mayhew, Cat Staggs, Greg Weisman, and Timothy Zahn.
  • MantiCon is May 25 to 27 in Minneapolis, MN. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • Lilac City Comicon is June 2 to 3 in Spokane, WA. Star Wars guests include Daniel Logan, and Timothy Zahn.
  • Origins is June 13 to 17 in Columbus, OH. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • Bell County Comic Con is August 3 to 5 in Belton, TX. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.

Fandom News

  • Here is the latest episode of The Star Wars Show.

  • /Filmcast has an interview with The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson which you can listen to in episode 451.

Movie & Television News

  • How about some trailers? Unfortunately, no Solo trailer yet, but there is a new trailer for Tomb Raider which will be out in March.

  • I Kill Giants looks interesting. No US release date yet.

  • New trailer for Pacific Rim 2 which will be out in March.

  • There’s also a new trailer for A Wrinkle In Time which is coming out in March.

  • March is looking pretty packed, but there’s one more, Ready Player One which has a new featurette.

  • There’s a trailer for Sweet Country for western fans. It’ll be out sometime in the spring.

  • And if you’re looking for a comedy, there’s Dundee: The Son of a Legend Returns Home. No release date yet.

Toy & Collectible News

  • Han Solo’s Bespin ensemble is now in stock at ANOVOS.
  • Pre-orders are up for the First Order snowtrooper helmet at ANOVOS.
  • Pre-orders are up for Sideshow’s Luke Skywalker deluxe sixth scale figure.
  • UK Toy Fair was this week and Jedi News has some great coverage. You can see some of the Hot Toys, Kotobukiya and Sideshow highlights here and here, as well as Funko.
  • Star Wars actor Felix Silla is selling off his Star Wars collection on ebay.
  • Jedi News has a look at the Kotobukiya Praetorian Guard 2-pack.

Video Game News

  • EA teased some of the updates that are coming for Star Wars Battlefront II.
Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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