I am so excited to be attending Star Wars Celebration in a little less than a month! Since the stage schedules have just been released, I wanted to share with you all where Star Wars Reporter will be hanging out. Our report will include celebration articles, Twitter pics, Instagram, Facebook LIVE coverage and MORE! Here’s what I have planned so far:
Thursday April 13
1:30pm-2:30pm Dave Filoni: Animated Origins and Unexpected Fates Dave Filoni, Executive Producer and Supervising Director of Star Wars Rebels and Supervising Director of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, is joined on stage by creative executive Pablo Hidalgo. They’ll discuss some of the most cherished characters to come out of Lucasfilm Animation, reveal some untold origins of heroes and rogues, and with rare clips and artwork, they will track the surprising fates of this generation of Star Wars characters.
Friday April 14
11am-12:30pm Star Wars: The Last Jedi Streamed from the Galaxy Stage Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and Star Wars: The Last Jedi Director Rian Johnson will appear on stage. There will be plenty of surprises and special guests on the panel to keep the excitement brewing and speculation spinning throughout the rest of the weekend.
2:30pm-4pm Star Wars Collectibles Update with Lucasfilm’s Brian Merten Find out what the high-rolling collectors will be looking for in the coming months when Lucasfilm licensing partners Anovos, Bandai, EFX, Gentle Giant, Kotobukiya, Royal Selangor and Sideshow Collectibles reveal some of the high-end pieces that will soon be the proud centerpieces of collections around the world.
3:30pm-4:30pm The Heroines of Star Wars Strong female characters are central to the “Star Wars” universe. From Leia to Padmé, Rey, Jyn, Sabine and Ahsoka – each has become a fan favorite around the globe. Join Dave Filoni, Lucasfilm Story Group’s Carrie Beck, Ashley Eckstein (“Ahsoka”) and Tiya Sircar (“Sabine”) for a talk about the importance of these role models, how they have inspired generations and where we might see them next!
5:30pm-6:30pm Mark Hamill’s Tribute to Carrie Fisher Streamed from the Celebration Stage Fans remember her not only as their princess or general, but as part of the Star Wars Celebration family. Join Mark Hamill as he remembers the talent, humor and enduring legacy of one of the Star Wars galaxy’s most luminous beings, Carrie Fisher
Saturday April 15
11am-12:30pm Star Wars Rebels Season Four Sneak Peek Streamed from the Galaxy Stage. Executive Producer Dave Filoni and special guests will bring an epic sneak peek at what’s to come in Star Wars Rebels fourth season. From the exclusive reveals, to the always lively audience Q&A, Celebration fans know this panel is not one to miss!
8:00pm The 501st Bash! Celebrate the 501st Legion’s Twentieth Anniversary during Celebration Orlando at the 501st Legion Bash! You’ll get to walk the streets of Mos Eisley and enter the Cantina for a party like none other. Come prepared for the showdown, dressed in your best scum and villainy attire, and be entertained by the sights and sounds that can only be found in this wretched hive
Sunday April 16
1pm-2pm Hamill Himself – Spend an hour with the Jedi Master himself, Mark Hamill!
Any time not spent watching the stages I will be wandering the con floor, taking pictures and hanging out at the Rebel Legion/501st booths. As well, who knows who I will run into and INTERVIEW… See you all soon!
To learn more about the Star Wars Celebration and to purchase tickets, visit the official site: http://www.starwarscelebration.com/
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Jennifer Hayman is a wife, mom, and all around Star Wars fanatic living in Southwest Florida. Jennifer is also an active member of Rebel Legion, the “Good Guy” branch of the Star Wars costuming and charity group, the 501st. When she isn’t talking about Star Wars to anyone who will listen, Jennifer also loves racing sailboats, table top games, and crafting gifts for her friends and family.