Star Wars Celebration - Live Updates
Over the next 4 days we'll be at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim and we'll be updating and posting fun stuff on all of our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages throughout the convention.
We're also going to try and do updates here for you all to get caught up on all of the days activities. Below is our general schedule but if there is anything specific you'd like us to check out be sure to check out the Star Wars Celebration website and let us know.
If you will be at Celebration, feel free to join us at any of these events. Just send us a message or email.
Beginning Thursday Morning, there will be a live-stream of Star Wars Celebration beginning with the opening panel with J.J. Abrams and Producer Kathleen Kennedy.
Be sure to check out the live-stream here, and we've learned that any information or trailers will NOT be blacked out for those online.
Below is our tentative schedule for the 4 days of the Convention. If you see us around, please feel free to say hi and join us for some Star Wars fun. This is obviously in addition to all of the great stuff on the show floor.
Keep in mind, this schedule is only tentative, things are obviously subject to change due to other factors.
Writer/Director/Producer J.J. Abrams and Producer Kathleen Kennedy
Thu. April 16| 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Celebration Stage – Sponsored By Toys "R" Us
Don’t miss the big kickoff for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. Star Wars: The Force AwakensWriter/Director/Producer J.J. Abrams and Producer Kathleen Kennedy will be on the Celebration Stage, joined by special guests.
Restored Music from The Empire Strikes Back with David Collins
Thu. April 16| 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM | Digital Stage – Sponsored By RealD
Take a deeper look at the iconic music of Star Wars as David Collins reveals story connections and hidden musical secrets within John Williams' iconic film scores. And for the first time ever, watch scenes from The Empire Strikes Back with the original music restored!
Disney Parks & Star Wars Merchandise – This is Where the Magic Begins
Thu. April 16| 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM | Behind–The–Scenes Stage
Be among the first to get a sneak peek into what new exclusives will be coming from the Disney Parks in 2015 & 2016. You will also take an inside look behind the magic at how Disney Parks creates exclusive Star Wars merchandise, with insights from Disney's creative development team. With Brad Schoenberg, Cody Hampton, and Quynh Kimball.
Feud of the Force Celebrity Game Show
Thu. April 16| 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Celebration Stage – Sponsored By Toys "R" Us
Who will win in the battle of Light Side vs. Dark Side? Live game show with some of your favorite Star Wars and pop culture personalities.
Star Wars Battlefront – An Intergalactic Debut
Fri. April 17| 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Digital Stage – Sponsored By RealD
Join the talented team from DICE as they give fans their first look at Star Wars Battlefront and debut the official reveal trailer for this highly anticipated game. Learn how unprecedented access to the Lucasfilm archives and the award-winning Frostbite technology is helping to create an immersive experience that is truly “most impressive”. DICE will also show fans how Star Wars Battlefront will give them the chance to live out their epic Star Wars battle fantasies.
PodCRASH with That Chris Gore Fri. April 17
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Star Wars Podcast Stage – 208A
Date With The Princess: Carrie Fisher
Fri. April 17| 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM | Celebration Stage – Sponsored By Toys "R" Us
Fresh from the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Carrie Fisher talks about her life in the entertainment industry, her history in the Star Wars saga, and just about everything else that comes to mind.
Skywalking Through Neverland
Fri. April 17| 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Star Wars Podcast Stage – 208A
Anthony Daniels: Inside the Heart & Chaos of C-3PO
Fri. April 17| 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Celebration Stage – Sponsored By Toys "R" Us
Anthony Daniels, the one actor to appear in all seven movies thus far, will be on stage to present a unique hour of entertainment. Expect the unexpected when the man behind C-3PO takes the stage.
40 Years of ILM Innovation with John Knoll
Sat. April 18| 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Digital Stage – Sponsored By RealD
Lucasfilm’s visual effects division, Industrial Light & Magic, is celebrating an anniversary this year. John Knoll, Chief Creative Officer and Sr. Visual Effect Supervisor, as well as Visual Effects Supervisor for the Star Wars prequels, presents.
Smuggler's Bounty – Original Star Wars Audio Drama by Kyle Newman
Sat. April 18| 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Celebration Stage – Sponsored By Toys "R" Us
Smuggler’s Bounty reteams the creatives behind the Celebration VI hit Star Wars: Smuggler's Gambit. Directed by Kyle Newman and co-written by Newman and F.J. DeSanto, Smuggler's Bounty stars Han Solo and is set during the events of the original trilogy. This one-time-only live performance will be presented with music and live sound effects. Smuggler's Bounty will feature hosts from all three Celebration stages, as well as a star-studded crew of performers to bring this great Celebration exclusive to life!
Double Feature! “Talking to Myself” Starring James Arnold Taylor & Mark Hamill: The Return of the Jedi
Sat. April 18| 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Celebration Stage – Sponsored By Toys "R" Us
James Arnold Taylor’s kicks off the evening with his critically-acclaimed one-man show, that takes the audience on a fast-paced, multimedia ride through the life of a voice actor. In the production Taylor performs more than 200 different voices live. The Main Event of this unforgettable evening, spend an hour with Mark Hamill. An actor with a rich acting and voice acting career, Hamill is known best to Star Wars fans for bringing the iconic character of Luke Skywalker to life in the Star Wars saga. There will be one seating for the two shows, and a 15-minute intermission in between. If additional seating is available for Mark Hamill, those seats will be filled in during intermission.
Conversations with Gareth Edwards and Josh Trank
Sun. April 19| 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Celebration Stage – Sponsored By Toys "R" Us
Kathleen Kennedy, Kiri Hart and Pablo Hidalgo will be joined by directors Gareth Edwards and Josh Trank, who will share their experiences as the newest members of the Lucasfilm creative family. Learn how the teams came together and are collaborating to conceive and create the upcoming stand-alone films in the galaxy far, far away.
Billy Dee Williams: Baron of Smooth
Sun. April 19| 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM | Celebration Stage – Sponsored By Toys "R" Us
Our favorite Star Wars baron administrator takes to the stage for an hour of talk about his life in and out of Cloud City.
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