Star Wars Celebration Orlando Is 40 Years in the Making

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The largest Star Wars celebration in the galaxy takes off on April 13, 2017. The main focus of the event, Star Wars Celebration Orlando, will be the first movie and the newest addition to the saga, “The Last Jedi,” slated for release on April 14. The official Comic-Con will be the last of the franchise’s events until 2019.

Guests at the celebration include cast and crew from across the Star Wars saga. Also in attendance, will be pop culture personalities, writers, celebrities, and artists who love the movies.

Stage hosts include Davis Collins, who plays a Stormtrooper and different voices in the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens;” Warwick Davis, who plays Professor Flitwick in the Harry Potter series; and Amy Ratcliffe, a reporter and writer.

Spotlighted guests include Doug Chiang, Lucasfilm vice president, and executive creative director; Dave Filoni, executive producer, supervising director of “Star Wars Rebels;” Rian Johnson, director of “Star Wars: The Las Jedi;” Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm; and John Knoll, chief creative officer visual effects, supervisor at industrial light and magic.

Featured guests include:

  • Brandon Alinger
  • Tricia Barr
  • Adam Bray
  • Leland Chee
  • Mark Daniel
  • Delilah S. Dawson
  • Ashley Eckstein
  • Jason Fry
  • Christie Golden
  • Dave Griffiths
  • Elliot Hansen
  • Pablo Hidalgo
  • Cole Horton
  • Wade Lageose
  • Gus Lopez
  • David Mandel
  • Matt Martin
  • Cameron Matthews
  • John Jackson Miller
  • Kyle Newman
  • Athena Yvette Portillo
  • Kemp Remillard
  • Aaron Sagers
  • Steve Sanssweet
  • Tom Spina
  • Phil Szostak
  • Chuck Wendig
  • Amanda Wirtz
  • Timothy Zahn

Book signings start after the live stream of the 40th Anniversary Star Wars Celebration Orlando is presented. For fans who are looking for a bit more action than books, there will be a Droid Racing event at 12:00 p.m. ET, on April 13, in room W311 – Interactive Zone.

On the same, day fans can learn to draw with Brad Hudson at 12:00 p.m., room W311 – Classroom Area. A Star Wars Rebel Theater is in room W312 on the third floor and opened from 12:30 to 7:00 p.m. It will feature story arcs from the favorite series, especially for the celebration.

Fans can even meet the 501st Legion between 2:00 and 3:00 p.m,. in room W308 on the third floor. Maybe one of the more interesting events will be “I’ll Take Droids for $500, Obi: An Intergalactic Game Show.” Time for the event is 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., in room W304 on the third floor.

There are many more events and fun things to do at the Star Wars Celebration Orlando besides the few named here. In order to take full advantage of all things to do at the event make sure to purchase a ticket, ranging in price from $65 to $75. Prices do differ when bought pre-show. The four days run is $70, while onsite will be $85. Day passes range from $35 pre-show to $43 onsite.

Written By Tracy Blake
Edited by Jeanette Smith


Star Wars Celebration: Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017

Image Courtesy of Eva Rinaldi’s Flickr Page – Creative Commons License

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