If you're an EU fan, here's what to check out at Comic-Con:
Here's the scoop on Star Wars Expanded Universe offerings at Comic-Con:
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
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.
For EU merchandise:
There will be two exclusive variant cover Star Wars comics available at Comic-Con. Dark Horse Comics will be selling variant pencil sketch versions of last week's Star Wars #7 at their booth, while Diamond Select will be offering a variant cover to this week's Dark Times: A Spark Remains #1.
The Del Rey Star Wars booth (in the Lucasfilm pavilion) will be offering their awesome 2013 convention sampler (96 pages of excerpts of this year's books) for free, as well as having a series of poster freebies, seen here for Crucible, Maul: Lockdown, Kenobi and Razor's Edge:
Her Universe will also have very limited exclusive EU apparel, which we covered here in detail earlier this week. Here's the quick version:
- Ahsoka's Choice shirt - THURSDAY only
- Jaina Solo, Sword of the Jedi V-neck - FRIDAY only
- Mara Jade, Choices of One cover art shirt - SATURDAY only
For more on exclusive Star Wars merchandise at Comic-Con, check out the official blog.
Del Rey has their signing schedule limited to Friday and Saturday:
10:00-11:00am: SIGNING - Drew Karpyshyn (FREE copies of Star Wars: Darth Bane: Path of Destruction and AREs of his new original fantasy novel Children of Fire while supplies last)
12:00-1:00pm: PANEL - Writer’s Studio: Behind the Scenes with Star Wars Authors (Room 7AB) Panelists include authors Troy Denning, John Jackson Miller, J.W. Rinzler,
and Jeffrey Brown hosted by Lucasfilm's Leland Chee and also including Lucasfilm editor Jen Heddle and Del Rey editor Frank Parisi
2:00-3:00pm: SIGNING - John Jackson Miller (FREE copies of Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories while supplies last)
4:00-5:00pm: SIGNING - Troy Denning (FREE copies of Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Apocalpyse while supplies last)
10:00-11:00am: SIGNING - J. W. Rinzler (FREE copies of The Making of Star Wars paperback edition while supplies last)
11:30-12:30pm: SIGNING - John Jackson Miller (FREE copies of Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories while supplies last)
2:00-3:00pm: SIGNING - Troy Denning (FREE copies of Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Apocalpyse while supplies last)
4:00-5:00pm: SIGNING - Drew Karpyshyn (FREE copies of Star Wars: Darth Bane: Path of Destruction and AREs of his new original fantasy novel Children of Fire while supplies last)
Dark Horse has their Star Wars writers and artists on Friday, but check out their full schedule of signings and related panels.
1:00 p.m. STAR WARS: LEGACY: Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman
5:00 p.m. STAR WARS: Carlos d’Anda and Gabe Eltaeb (Star Wars), Randy Stradley and Doug Wheatley (Dark Times), Dan Parsons and Wes Dzioba (Dawn of the Jedi), Mark Irwin (Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin), Dave Wilkins (Legacy), Zack Giallongo (Ewoks: Shadows of Endor)
Note: Due to Comic-Con and Star Wars Celebration Europe, my regular Star Wars comic reviews for this week (Dark Times: A Spark Remains #1, Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin #4) and next week (Legacy #5) may be delayed.