The first wave of exclusive merchandise that was meant for release at Star Wars Celebration is now available in the official online store. Now the Star Wars Celebration licensee exclusives from various official collectible creators have been revealed and are available while supplies last. They include some outstanding artwork from The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and The Mandalorian, a pair of sleek Garmin watches, and some detailed premium collectibles from the Galactic Empire. Read More »
Like so many other events this year, Star Wars Celebration 2020, which was supposed to take place in Anaheim, California, was canceled due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. While many thought we might be coming out of the other side of COVID-19 by now, the lackadaisical actions of our government and the sheer ignorance and stubbornness of the American population continues to keep us from getting back out into the world. And it’s all because some jerks don’t want to wear masks, even though Darth Vader and Boba Fett proved it’s one of the coolest things you can do.
Anyway, Star Wars Celebration is doing what they can to salvage this year by making the exclusive merchandise that would have been on sale at the convention available for all fans to buy online. The first wave of T-shirts, plush creatures, and other collectibles has been revealed, and it’s just some of the convention’s exclusive items that will be released throughout the rest of the year. Check out some of the Star Wars Celebration 2020 exclusives you can try to get your hands on below. Read More »
After hoping for the best, Lucasfilm has given into the inevitable. Star Wars Celebration 2020 is now canceled, and will return in 2022. Back in April, as the coronavirus was shutting down or delaying pretty much everything, Lucasfilm released a statement proclaiming that they were still hoping to hold this year’s Star Wars Celebration in August. For the sake of public safety, that’s no longer happening.
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Star Wars Celebration is still a few months away, but there’s a very good chance it won’t be happening. Many upcoming events – like San Diego Comic-Con – have already been canceled due to the coronavirus, and it seems very likely that the Star Wars Celebration will follow. For now, though, the celebration appears to still be on, as the organizers have sent out a message stating they’re “monitoring the situation.”
Meanwhile, a virtual Star Wars convention is coming on May 4 from Reedpop, the organization behind Star Wars Celebration.
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Star Wars Celebration, the world’s biggest Star Wars convention, has zeroed in on its next dates. After the last three events took Celebration to London, Orlando, and Chicago, the convention will return to Anaheim, California, and now the official dates for the 2020 convention have been revealed. Get those newly-unveiled dates below, and find out when you can purchase tickets and when hotel room blocks go on sale, too. Read More »
If you’re into the famous space opera franchise that is Star Wars, you have probably heard of the Star Wars Celebration fan gathering. Whether you had the time and money to attend is another question. But anyhow, I was at a place in my life where I could fly over to Chicago, Illinois for the 2019 edition.
I am overall a loner when it comes to any convention or comic con experience. I like meeting up with fans, some of whom I have met online and podcasted with, and I haven gotten to know my cool hotel roommates and their Game of Thrones love. But I attend events unaccompanied for the most part.
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The last big panel at Star Wars Celebration was a 20th anniversary retrospective of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. The maligned prequel that kicked off a new era of Star Wars after a 16-year hiatus from the big screen hasn’t ever been considered a bright spot in the saga’s history. But 20 years later, fans who grew up on Episode I seem to have a special place in their heart for the movie.
The crowd at Star Wars Celebration gave The Phantom Menace anniversary panel a warm reception. It probably didn’t hurt that Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) and Darth Maul (Ray Park) were in attendance, not to mention some of the key crew members who have made the modern era of Star Wars what it is today. But George Lucas also sent in a personal message talking about his love for The Phantom Menace, and doubling down on his love for Jar Jar Binks. Plus, some interesting cameos you might not have known about were revealed and much more. Read More »
Fans attending the Star Wars: Resistance panel at Star Wars Celebration were the first to get a sneak peak at the first episode of the second season.
Executive producers Justin Ridge, Athena Portillo, and Brandon Auman were joined by cast members Christopher Sean, Suzie McGrath, Scott Lawrence, Myrna Velasco, Donald Faison, and Bobby Moynihan. The early portion of the panel was devoted to the roots of the series, the look, and the timeline.
During the panel, cast members shared some thoughts on their character,s but also what it means to be a part of the Star Wars universe. With SNL alumni Bobby Moynihan being in the cast, it also meant a reference or two to Drunk Uncle.
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Star Wars Celebration 2019 is over, but before the convention honoring a galaxy far, far way came to an end, Disney and Lucasfilm offered up one final look at some of the incredible merchandise coming exclusively to Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge when the Disney Parks expansion opens this summer. And the last round revealed the custom, high quality lightsabers fans will be able to build themselves on Batuu, as well as the collection of prop replicas and collectibles inspired by the films over the years. Get a closer look at this last round of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge merchandise below. Read More »
Over the weekend Star Wars Celebration gave us a look at the exclusive merchandise that will be on sale at Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge at shops like First Order Cargo and Resistance Supply. Plus, we got a glimpse at the stuff you’ll be able to get at Toydarian Toymaker, the Creature Stall and Black Spire Outpost. Now you get to see what’s coming from the Droid Depot, including your own customizable robot companion, a few collectible statues, and some gear decked out in droids. Check out the latest Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge merchandise below. Read More »