Thursday, July 12, 2012

San Diego Comic-Con Friday & Saturday: Star Wars EU and Clone Wars Panels

If you haven't heard by now, there are two panels at this years SDCC that have me most interested, they are Friday's "The Future of Star Wars Publishing: Dark Horse & Del Rey" and Saturday's "Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Onto Season Five."

Both panels are afternoon panels and I will have a summary and reaction to the news following the panels once reports trickle out of the Con.

FRIDAY: 3pm - 4pm, Room: 7AB
The Future of Star Wars Publishing: Dark Horse & Del Rey: 
Find out what's coming up in the Expanded Universe of Star Wars publishing. Editors Randy Stradley and Dave Marshall from Dark Horse Comics will discuss what's next for Agent of the Empire, Dawn of the Jedi, Lost Tribe of the Sith and Darth Maul, as well as reveal a new secret title that's on the horizon. From Del Rey Books come editors Frank Parisi and Erich Schoeneweiss with author Troy Denning (Apocalypse) to look at new novels coming later this year from fan-favorite authors Timothy Zahn and Aaron Allston, as well as give us a peek into 2013. Also on the panel is Jennifer Heddle, senior editor at LucasBooks. Moderated by author Pablo Hidalgo (Star Wars: The Essential Reader's Companion).

SATURDAY:  2pm - 3pm, Room: 6DE
Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Onto Season Five: 
The aftermath of Season Four has left the Star Wars galaxy a very dangerous place: Darth Maul is alive, Asajj Ventress is a bounty hunter, and the Mandalorian Death Watch is deadlier than ever. How will these threads continue in Season Five of Star Wars: The Clone Wars? Find out in this behind-the-scenes panel, which will feature new clips, new insights and more. Join the discussion with Supervising Director Dave Filoni and head writer Matt Michnovetz (who wrote Season Four's powerful Umbara arc). Moderated by Star Wars author Pablo Hidalgo.


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