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December 7, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Events, News, Random House, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys & Collectibles | Leave a comment

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

Book News

Del Rey has revealed Timothy Zahn’s next book will be called Thrawn Treason and will be out Summer 2019. It will be available in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats. Pre-orders will go up next week.

“If I were to serve the Empire, you would command my allegiance.”

Such was the promise Grand Admiral Thrawn made to Emperor Palpatine at their first meeting. Since then, Thrawn has been one of the Empire’s most effective instruments, pursuing its enemies to the very edges of the known galaxy. But as keen a weapon as Thrawn has become, the Emperor dreams of something far more destructive.

Now, as Thrawn’s TIE defender program is halted in favor of Director Krennic’s secret Death Star project, he realizes that the balance of power in the Empire is measured by more than just military acumen or tactical efficiency. Even the greatest intellect can hardly compete with the power to annihilate entire planets.

As Thrawn works to secure his place in the Imperial hierarchy, his former protégé Eli Vanto returns with a dire warning about Thrawn’s homeworld. Thrawn’s mastery of strategy must guide him through an impossible choice: duty to the Chiss Ascendancy, or fealty to the Empire he has sworn to serve. Even if the right choice means committing treason.

Comic News

  • Following the cancellation of the Shadow of Vader series, Marvel has announced a replacement, Vader – Dark Visions. The writer for the new series will be Dennis Hopeless, and the artist is Paolo Villanelli for issue #1, and Brian Level for issue #2. “Star Wars: Vader — Dark Visions will take readers to the darkest parts of the galaxy — places where the mysterious anti-hero known as Darth Vader can be someone’s greatest  fear and even…someone’s greatest hope! The limited series begins with a story that will shed a new light on the many sides of the galaxy’s greatest villain.” It’ll be out in March.

Convention & Event News

More authors are heading to Star Wars Celebration: Zoraida Cordova (From a Certain Point of View “You Owe Me a Ride”), Justina Ireland (Lando’s Luck), and E.K. Johnston (Ahsoka).

  • Louisville Supercon is November 30 to December 2 in Louisville, KY. Star Wars guests include James Mathis III, Hugh Spight, Brent Spiner, and Femi Taylor.
  • Vampire Ball is November 30 to December 2 in Heathrow, England. Star Wars guests include James Marsters.
  • YamaCon is November 30 to December 2 in Pigeon Forge, TN. Star Wars guests include Cherami Leigh.
  • For the Love of Sci-Fi is December 1 to 2 in Manchester, England. Star Wars guests include Paul Blake, Bern Collaço, Nick Maley, Mike Quinn, and Spencer Wilding.
  • German Comic Con is December 1 to 2 in Dortmund, Germany. Star Wars guests include Gwendoline Christie, Julian Glover, and Jessica Henwick.
  • Wales Comic Con is December 1 to 2 in Wrexham, Wales. Star Wars guests include Guy Henry, Ian McElhinney, and Joonas Suotamo.
  • WinterCon is December 1 to 2 in Jamaica, NY. Star Wars guests include Jerome Blake, Taylor Gray, and Vanessa Marshall.
  • Stars of Time File & Comic Con is December 2 in Weston-Super-Mare, England. Star Wars guests include Clem So, and Alan Harris.
  • Stratford Upon Avon Christmas Comic Con is December 2 in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. Star Wars guests include Clem So.
  • Wonderful Weekend of Wizardry is December 6 to 9 in Tacoma, WA. Star Wars guests include Paul Warren.
  • Steel City Con is December 7 to 9 in Monroeville, PA. Star Wars guests include Dave Dorman, and Brent Spiner.
  • Sac Gamers Expo is December 9 in Sacramento, CA. Star Wars guests include Lex Lang, and C. Andrew Nelson.
  • Holiday Matsuri is December 14 to 16 in Orlando, FL. Star Wars guests include Jennifer Hale.
  • LemiCon is December 22 in Houten, Netherlands. Star Wars guests include Clem So.
  • Star Trek: The Cruise III is January 4 to 10 in Miami, FL. Star Wars guests include Jason Isaacs, and Brent Spiner.
  • Wizard World New Orleans is January 4 to 6 in New Orleans, LA. Star Wars guests include Mads Mikkelsen.
  • Ace Comic Con is January 11 to 13 in Glendale, AZ. Star Wars guests include David Tenant.
  • Albuquerque Comic Con is January 18 to 20 in Albuquerque, NM. Star Wars guests include Michael Bell, Michael Carter, Howard Chaykin, Mark Dodson, Peter Mayhew, Femi Taylor, and Keone Young.
  • STCE’s Comic Con is January 26 to 27 in Laredo, TX. Star Wars guests include Greg Baldwin, Grant Gould, and Ray Park.
  • Pasadena Comic Convention & Toy Show is January 27 in Pasadena, CA. Star Wars guests include Julie Dolan, and Kevin Thompson.
  • Star Wars Celebration 2019 is April 11 to 15 in Chicago, IL. Star Wars authors who will be in attendance include Jeffrey Brown, Katie Cook, Zoraida Cordova, Delilah S. Dawson, Alexander Freed, Claudia Gray, Justina Ireland, E.K. Johnston, Cavan Scott and Timothy Zahn.
  • D23 is August 23 to 25 in Anaheim, CA.

Fan News

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

  • Kevin Smith talked a little about his visit to the Episode IX set.

Movie & Television News

  • The Standoff at Sparrow Creek has potential. Here’s the trailer. It’ll be out in January.

  • New Captain Marvel trailer.

Toy & Collectible News

  • Columbia’s limited edition Empire Strikes Back parkas are on sale now, but they aren’t cheap.
  • The AT-ACT has been spotted at Gordmans for $49.99.
  • You can check out the pictures of the Star Wars: Galaxy Adventures toys over at Yak Face.
Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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