July 20th, 2013 by jawajames · 7 Comments
While at Comic-Con in San Diego, I got the chance to sit down with Star Wars author John Jackson Miller to discuss his upcoming novel Kenobi, his recently published sci-fi work Overdraft: The Orion Offensive, and his other upcoming projects, and a Kenobi giveaway from Del Rey at Comic-Con.
And below, Miller gets a surprise visit from Lisa Curtis (dressed as Miller’s character Zayne Carrick from Knights of the Old Republic comics), who presents him with an honorary membership in Rebel Legion
Filed: conventions · expanded universe · interviews
Tagged: john jackson miller · kenobi (novel) · rebel legion · sdcc · video
July 19th, 2013 by Dunc · 7 Comments
In a one-hour special, Disney’s Phineas and Ferb will be heading to the galaxy far, far away next year, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
I’ve never seen the show, but I’ve heard of it as one of Disney’s more popular cartoons… And it’s not like there’s a particularly high bar set for these things (thanks, Family Guy.)
The show is already airing a Marvel crossover on August 16.
Filed: star wars on tv · tv
Tagged: disney · sdcc
July 19th, 2013 by Dunc · 9 Comments
At Del Rey’s Star Wars panel at SDCC today, they revealed the cover for for James S.A. Corey’s Honor Among Thieves, in addition to saying the book is in the same vein as the classic Brian Daley novels!
We’re not expecting big news, but anything could happen… Attending were authors Jeffrey Brown, Troy Denning, John Jackson Miller, and J. W. Rinzler, Del Rey editor Frank Parisi and Lucasfilm’s Jennifer Heddle and Leland Chee.
They also discuss Kenobi, The Making of Return of the Jedi, and Brown’s followup to Vader’s Little Princess… And nothing about Crucible, Sword of the Jedi, or the Kemp books. On hold, indeed.
Filed: expanded universe
Tagged: empire and rebellion (series) · frank parisi · j w rinzler · jeffrey brown · jennifer heddle · john jackson miller · kenobi (novel) · sdcc · the making of rotj · troy denning
July 19th, 2013 by Dunc · 1 Comment
There were no big announcements at the Dark Horse Star Was panel at San Diego Comic-Con – though an upcoming Vader series will heavily feature a clone trooper – but plenty of chat on their current lineup. CBR has a write-up of the panel as well.
Tweets, from our own Jawajames and others, are beneath the cut.
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Tagged: dark horse · sdcc
July 18th, 2013 by Dunc · 4 Comments
Harrison Ford may not be talking about Han Solo, wink wink, but he did have a few things to say about J.J. Abrams to MTV
Meanwhile, Vulture recaps some questions that got through to Ford at the Ender’s Game panel.
Filed: people · sequel trilogy · star wars
Tagged: harrison ford · jj abrams · sdcc
July 18th, 2013 by Dunc · 5 Comments
Mark Hamill my not be making an official appearance at San Diego Comic-Con – hell, he can’t even visit without being recognized – but he was happy to chat about it (and Star Wars, natch) with The Hollywood Reporter.
As for Episode VII? Well, we’re still waiting on an official announcement, but:
Hamill’s hopes are high for the Star Wars: Episode VII reunion: “We want this to happen. How could I not take this ride? They’re making all the right moves, like Michael Arndt as the writer. Little Miss Sunshine, Toy Story 3 — he writes humor and he writes heart. I’m not someone who looks to recapture the glory of when I was in my 20s. I think it’ll probably be about the next generation. We’ll be the link to the past, but the kids will be doing the heavy lifting. And the Wookiee will have a walker.”
Hamill is up for it, even if he’s no longer the teenage Luke. “Am I the age Sir Alec [Guinness] was in 1977? I don’t want to do the math.” (He’s 61; Guinness was 63.) He also hopes one day to find the shirt he wore to a 1976 convention: “It’s a collectible; it would’ve shot up in value.”
Hamill and Carrie Fisher will be appearing next week at Celebration Europe in Germany. Lucasfilm has denied that they’ll be making any Episode VII announcements in San Diego.
Filed: conventions · people · star wars
Tagged: a new hope · episode vii · mark hamill · sdcc
July 18th, 2013 by Dunc · 4 Comments
Their booth isn’t the only thing that got a new look for SDCC! The Her Universe website also unveiled a redesign today. And the limited-availability Jaina Solo and Mara Jade shirts are now online.
And while we’re on the topic, here are James’ shots from Preview Night!
Filed: expanded universe · star wars
Tagged: her universe · jaina solo · lady business · mara jade · sdcc
July 17th, 2013 by Dunc · 7 Comments
The 2013 Hallmark ornaments are just now in stores, but early versions of the 2014 ornaments are already on display at their booth in the Lucasfilm Pavilion at San Diego Comic-Con – and at StarWars.com.
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Tagged: hallmark · holidays · sdcc
July 17th, 2013 by Dunc · 1 Comment
With preview night at San Diego Comic-Con nigh, Her Universe posted a photo of their new mega-booth. And over at the StarWars.com blog, Mary Franklin shares a look at the Lucasfilm Pavilion. Galactic Hunter has pics from tonight as well.
And here are the Mara and Jaina shirts! For real!
Filed: conventions · expanded universe · star wars
Tagged: her universe · mary franklin · sdcc
July 11th, 2013 by Dunc · 4 Comments
There will be plenty of Star Wars at SDCC with Course of the Force, a huge floor presence and licensee panels, but there will be “no Episode VII content,” StarWars.com said last night. Cross your fingers for Celebration Europe and the D23 Expo.
Del Rey, Dark Horse and Hasbro will be holding Star Wars panels at SDCC on Friday, while Her Universe has one on Saturday. Del Rey released their signing schedule today while Dark Horse Comics posted their signing schedule yesterday.
Filed: conventions · sequel trilogy · star wars
Tagged: celebration europe ii · d23 expo · dark horse · del rey · episode vii · sdcc