Del Rey’s Unbound Worlds blog has the details on how you can score the two exclusive versions of Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn: Alliances that they’ll be bringing to San Diego Comic Con next month. The first is a signed hardcover version that comes with a new cover, a pin and a tote bag. The second is the audiobook version, which features an exclusive conversation between Zahn and narrator Marc Thompson, as well a collector’s tin, numbered and signed card, and the same pin as the hardcover.
Either version will cost you $45. Del Rey will be using a wristband system again, with separate wristbands for each edition.
Fans at the con will also be getting the book slightly early: SDCC is held July 19-22, while the standard editions go on sale July 24.
Del Rey has announced their Celebration Orlando activities, and they’ll have three panels. The biggest, which will feature what’s “in the works for 2017 and beyond” is Saturday at 1:00 p.m. and will have authors Chuck Wendig, Christie Golden, Timothy Zahn, and Delilah S. Dawson, plus Del Rey’s Elizabeth Schaefer. There’s also five University talks with various authors and a whole boatload of signings.
Their exclusives are a Thrawn pin – which you get when you buy the Celebration edition of Zahn’s new book – and a tote bag which is free with #25 in purchases from any of the Penguin Random House booths. (AKA Del Rey, Random House Audio and DK.)
First up, check out some of the exclusives and swag that Star Wars folks will be offering at the con. ($6 from every Gentle Giant pink Vader, right, will go to breast cancer research and education.) There’s even stuff for us folks stuck at home, although the Comic-Con link seems tenuous.
Over at the Amazon.com listing for Fate of the Jedi: Outcast there’s an e-Postcard (Well, PDF) from Ben to Jaina. It’s funny! Well, the actually message part is. The ‘scrolling’ text seems to think that Jaina is only notable as “Jacen’s sister.” FAIL.
Well, on their website, anyway. Their Clone Wars subsite is offering a selection of Japanese and British merchandise, as well as exclusive content. In other BUY BUY BUY news, StarWarsShop is having a Black Friday sale this weekend.
EU Cantina has posted their interview with James Luceno. Topics include writing, Millennium Falcon, Brian Daley, and the future of the EU. They’re also taking questions for their next interview, with Lucasfilm Licensing Executive editor Sue Rostoni.
November 11th sees The Clone Wars movie released on DVD – and it’s the first Star Wars movie to make the jump to the new-fangled Blu-Ray format as well. There will be one-disc and two-disc versions of the standard DVD, plus Best Buy exclusive versions of all three. Get all the details at StarWars.com.