Various Star Wars authors will be hosting a Star Wars Books panel at Chicago’s comic convention this weekend.
Star Wars Books begins at 4:15 pm tomorrow, March 18th, and ends at 5:15 pm. Star Wars authors Adam Bray (Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need To Know), Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader and Friends), Claudia Gray (Lost Stars, Bloodline), and John Jackson Miller (A New Dawn) will be in attendance. Also joining the panel will be Elizabeth Schaefer, the senior editor at Del Rey.
The current description for the panel on C2E2’s official website says the authors and Schaefer will “talk about their Star Wars books and everything they love about the galaxy far, far away.”
Other offerings from Star Wars literature will include a Del Rey book sampler containing excerpts from Bloodline by Claudia Gray (debuting May 3rd), and a summer Star Wars novel, Life Debt by Chuck Wendig. The sampler will be given out to C2E2 attendees throughout the weekend, or while supplies last.
More from Dork Side of the Force
- The High Republic Adventures (2023) 1 review
- Daniel José Older named a High Republic Adventures character after someone special
- How animation changed Star Wars: Ewoks and Droids
- Kelleran Beq comes to Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes
- The Mandalorian’s Pedro Pascal becomes No. 1 on IMDb’s Starmeter for 2023
With Bloodline coming out in less than two months, the topic of the panel will likely turn to Gray’s work on the Leia-centric, post-Return of the Jedi story. With Adam Bray and Jeffrey Brown, there will be variety in the books discussed; the title of the panel is, after all, Star Wars Books, not just the adult books published by Del Rey. The overall impression is that it’s going to be an introductory panel, which would familiarize convention attendees with the various genres of Star Wars books currently out there.
It’s intriguing that John Jackson Miller is making an appearance, as well. This could all be part of the introductory theme of the panel, if that is what the panel is about. Miller wrote the first canon Star Wars novel, A New Dawn, as well as several Legends stories. He would be an effective bridge for readers from the old, non-canon Expanded Universe to the new, Story Group-driven timeline. My hope, however, is that he’ll be there to reveal that he’s writing a new Star Wars book, perhaps for the fall.
Stay tuned to Dork Side for updates from tomorrow’s Star Wars Books panel at C2E2.