As expected, San Diego ComicCon had a lot of Star Wars announcements. Perhaps less expected on my part was the overall number of Star Wars related panels and the detail coming out of some of them. It seemed to be a never ending stream of news and material on my Twitter feed, and not just because I follow several Star Wars related accounts. This week also brought on new previews from FFG for the RPGs and X-Wing.
Looks like a lot of people checked out the site earlier today - sorry for the delay. Ended up extending a work trip and it threw things off this week.
First up, another preview from Far Horizons, and no, it's not from any of my sections either. Also, producer Sam Stewart posts a few new details - such as talents - to his twitter account every so often.
FFG also posted another preview of the first Age of Rebellion adventure book, Onslaught at Arda I.
X-Wing also makes an appearance with a preview of the Wave V expansion.
So, I didn't make it to SDCC. I've actually never gone and I'm not likely to do so in the future without a really good reason. While it is fun to hear the panels in person, all of the news gets out eventually, including the sneak previews or clips or whatever. Between that and the follow up interviews, you can pretty much get the important info from anywhere you have an internet connection.
There is way too much for me to cover, plus most of it is likely old news to some. TheForce.net has a good rundown of all the events, including all of the Marvel comics announcements. There are few other things to highlight...
The Clone Wars aren't over. A new book based on unaired scripts was announced, featuring Quinlan Vos and Asajj Ventress. It will be interesting if this trend continues, depending on how much material was already in some stage of development when the series ended. It had been mentioned that this was one possible way to share those stories.
There was a lot of Rebels news and reveals, as expected. Sound from the complete Rebels panel is below. I haven't had a chance to listen to it yet, but I will, and I'm looking forward to it.
There were also new video clips. The extended trailer hit earlier, but there are some interesting and very creative details revealed here. There was a screening for the first episode, and I've been hearing positive responses. The clip below covers action and banter. It also shows off the nimbleness of a TIE fighter in a way that I seem to remember hearing about long ago, but never saw in actual use.
The next clip is an encounter between the Inquisitor and the Force using members of the crew. I'll have to admit, when I first heard about the series, I didn't think there would be as much Force use or that it would take what appears to be a central role in the story. That said, the Inquisitor brings some new tricks to the party...
And finally, I've been rearranging the office, given the influx of new RPGs over the past year or so, and more on the way. I ran across this...