Star Wars Celebration begins today at the Anaheim Convention Center, but fans started lining up at 5am on Wednesday morning, 29 hours before the opening ceremony for the Star Wars fan convention. The panel is expected to be a presentation featuring a trailer and possibly more for the next installment of the franchise, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Director JJ Abrams and producer Kathleen Kennedy will be present alongside some unannounced “special guests” at the presentation that begins at 10:00am pacific time and will be streamed live around the world on StarWars.com. But I don’t think Lucasfilm and Abrams expected such a huge turnout on the day before the convention, and the result is an incredible show of generosity.
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Note: We first published this piece on March 24. We’re republishing it now with the event starting Thursday.
Star Wars Celebration, the world’s only official Star Wars convention, comes to Anaheim, CA April 16-19. This is when and when fans expect to learn more information about Star Wars: The Force Awakens but also dive deep into their passion for a galaxy far, far away.
How and when you’ll do that has now been revealed as the full Star Wars Celebration schedule is online. The highlight, of course, is Thursday April 16th’s opening ceremony with J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy, but there is so much other awesome Star Wars stuff too. Q&A’s with stars such as Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Billy Dee Williams. Panels on the secrets of The Clone Wars. The debut of season 2 of Star Wars Rebels. Screenings of all six films, some of which are in 3D and much more. Below, find the full Star Wars Celebration 2015 schedule as well as our 25 most anticipated panels and 5 biggest conflicts. Read More »
We could probably rename the site “Star Wars Bits” this weekend as Star Wars Celebration begins but, until then, we wanted to do one more round up before the madness started. Below, read about the following.
- Will Star Wars Celebration have a full Force Awakens exhibit?
- See the latest batch of official merchandise from Star Wars Celebration as well as Funkos.
- Marvel may soon announce two new Star Wars comic books.
- Is a full character list from The Force Awakens now online?
- EA Star Wars continues to tease Star Wars Battlefront, which may first debut on XBox One.
- Check out the Hot Toys Star Wars Celebration exclusive Spacetrooper figure.
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Monday, Star Wars fans breathed a sigh of relief when Disney and Lucasfilm announced they’d be live streaming many of the panels and events taking place at Star Wars Celebration from April 16-19. That includes the Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel Thursday morning where J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy are expected to unveil the next trailer for the highly-anticipated sequel.
But that won’t be the only panel you’ll be able to see on your computer or mobile device. The Celebration live stream will have over 30 hours of content over the weekend. There’s not an official schedule (yet) but we know some of the panels that will be streamed and can make guesses at some of the others.
Below, check out some panels you may want to watch on the Star Wars Celebration Live Stream. Read More »
Can’t make it to Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim this weekend? You have two options. You can keep your eyes locked on /Film for our extensive coverage, or you can just go to StarWars.com and live stream 30 hours of content including the Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel on Thursday morning. For free. Below, read more about the Star Wars Celebration live stream.
UPDATE: The official Star Wars Twitter has confirmed that any exclusive footage debuting over the weekend will be a part of the live stream. It won’t cut out.
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