Friend of TFN, "Probe Droid", wrote in with the following cool news:
"Talked with Steve Sansweet at NY Comic-Con last Saturday, who told me that Del Rey is doing a big SW encyclopedia this fall. I messaged my contact there who told me: “Yes, we are doing a Star Wars encyclopedia this fall. It will be two hardcovers in a slipcase with full-color artwork. It will retail at $75. It will be an A to Z listing, covering the entire universe. The original encyclopedia was published 10 years ago…so there will be a ton of updating.”'
"Probe Droid" was also nice enough to send in a few pics from NYCC:
Steve Sansweet with J.W. Rinzler's The Complete Making of Indiana Jones
Steve Sansweet with Seth Green and Matt Senreich of Robot Chicken
Steve Sansweet with members of the 501st
Thanks "Probe Droid!"
UPDATE: Check out the cover for The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia below. Amazon.com is displaying a release date of November 4th. (Pic from Amazon.com)
Thanks to Matthieu for the heads up!
UPDATE #2: Our friend Andrew, who happens to be working on the new encyclopedia, wrote in to let us know that not all of the retailer info out there is up to date as price, sale date and page counts have yet to be determined. He also stated the following: "I can tell you that it will be a 3 volume set containing over 1000 pages of information covering the entire Star Wars timeline and featuring entries from all 6 feature films, comic entries from Marvel to Dark Horse and will also include entries from the forthcoming Clone Wars animated movie/television show."
Thanks Andrew! More as we hear it!
UPDATE #3: Zee Zee from SWbooks.com wrote to let us know that Random House has updated their entry with the following:
1. page count now 1408 (up from 800) 2. cost now $125 (up from $75) 3. release date now 18th November (pushed back from 4th Nov.)