The Thursday and Friday schedules for San Diego Comic Con are out, and given that we’re not expecting any really big Star Wars news (ahem, sequel stuff) to come out until the following week at Celebration Europe, it’s mostly up to domestic licensees to carry the torch. (Though there will, apparently, be one hell of a booth, with some fresh trappings.)
Dark Horse may have something:
Star Wars Comics: Here and Now
What is the current state of Star Wars comics? Join Dark Horse editor Randy Stradley and Star Wars creators Carlos D’Anda, Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman, Doug Wheatley, Gabe Eltaeb, Tom Taylor, Zack Giallongo, and others for the lowdown on what’s up, what’s coming up, and why you should be reading!
Friday July 19, 2013 10:00am – 11:00am. Room 7AB
Del Rey I’m not so sure about:
Writer’s Studio: Behind the Scenes with Star Wars Authors
Hear a variety of authors talk about the rewards and challenges of writing Star Wars, whether it’s through novels, making-of nonfiction, or cartoons. New York Times bestselling authors Jeffrey Brown, Troy Denning, John Jackson Miller, and J. W. Rinzler, as well as editors Frank Parisi of Random House and Jennifer Heddle of Lucasfilm, will participate in a roundtable discussion on writing in the Galaxy Far, Far Away. Emceed by Lucasfilm Holocron keeper Leland Chee.
Friday July 19, 2013 12:00pm – 1:00pm. Room 7AB.
I can guess at a few things that may come up in the Q&A portion. But this doesn’t look like a ‘YES, WE HAVE NEWS’ panel, though certainly there will be talk on The Making of Return of the Jedi, Crucible and Kenobi. Maybe something from Empire and Rebellion, even if none of the authors are present?
Del Rey doesn’t publish Star Wars overseas – even in the U.K., another publisher handles the reprints – so they have no reason to hold back anything for CE.
Head below the cut for a few more panels of interest.