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No Fan Left Behind

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As you read this, Star Wars Celebration Europe has ended.  The biggest Star Wars event of the year has wrapped, secrets were revealed and we all collectively geeked out over the latest news coming from Lucasfilm and Star Wars.

Now, I was not able to attend Celebration Europe.  I’m sure the majority of the people reading this were not able to attend either.  Even though we couldn’t be there, the fans and Lucasfilm have done a fantastic job of making sure that we all felt like we were included.  Ever since my first Celebration, I’ve tried to follow the idea of “No fan left behind.”  An idea that I will try to share my experiences and what I’ve seen with those who could not make it.  Lucasfilm’s fantastic coverage through StarWars.com and social media has helped with keeping all fans involved.

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Attending an event like Celebration, it’s simply impossible to see everything.  The online coverage helps those of us at home and those who couldn’t make it to everything on the convention floor. Continue reading

Celebration Europe: Bringing Legends To Life

As many of you know already, some major news and upcoming releases hit the internet yesterday. From new books, to new characters we have a quick glimpse of some of the things revealed at Celebration Europe. Our Bothans were on the scene when the action first broke out. And while some trailers were seen exclusively at Celebration Europe, the Rebels Season 3 trailer made its way across the globe. We’ve seen many great things introduced to the Rebels show in the past season, but maybe nothing as explosive as what we get a glimpse of in this trailer! And the promise of what’s to come. Check it out!


Beyond this tantalizing glimpse of things to come, we also see some familiarity among the new characters and events coming in the latest season. Mining from Legends elements, the Canon show Star Wars Rebels promises to provide a strong foundation for the new Star Wars universe to build onto as it continues to grow. Once more we find some truth in Legends. Continue reading

Mark Hamill’s Q&A Panel

Riley was fortunate enough to make it in time for the Mark Hamill Q&A Panel at Star Wars Celebration Europe. Not only was he able to get some pictures, he also heard some hilarious tales.

After getting funneled in amongst throngs of passionate Star Wars fans at the Excell center, London, I found myself seated in the presence of Luke Skywalker himself.

Mark Hamill.

The panel was more of a casual conversation than a Q&A. Being there was like listening to your funny, endearing uncle tell stories your parents never would about your family. The following are some highlights of Mark’s incredible tales as told from the Star Wars Celebration Stage. -Riley

Some of the questions/answers:

  • Episode VIII? He says he is contractually obligated to keep his trap shut. Lol.
  • What did he think of the secrecy around Star Wars in general?
    • “It can be really annoying and intrusive, you get the call sheets and there’s no names; everybody’s got a number! You’re number 11, you’re 33. You look at the call sheet and wonder who’s working, and go ‘I really loved number 22’s work. She’s twice as good as 11.’”
    • “They’re not doing it to annoy you. They just want the surprise to be in the movie theater, not the internet.”
  • What he knew of Arndt’s floating hand opening.
  • “What’s her last name?” (Hamill acted like he forgot Rey’s first name.)
  • Rey caught it?! She hasn’t even been to Dagobah for training!” (When discussing if he knew Rey was Force-sensitive.)
  • Is that a gravestone next to you?” He replies; “I don’t know! It looked like a rock to me!
  • He even promises new iconic lines about the force to come before the next trilogy is finished.

And remember, more Star Wars Celebration Europe details will be flooding the web soon enough. Until then enjoy Celebration!

Celebration Europe: A Rogue (One) Gallery

Our Bothan Spies have painstakingly made their ways across the Atlantic to Star Wars Celebration Europe, and have found key positions within the Celebration infrastructure. Reports are already making it back to us about the excitement and euphoria that surrounds this latest addition to the Star Wars Celebration events.

That said, more detailed reports will be presented in time, as the facts and rumors get sorted from each other, and additional details come out over the next few days and weeks. But pictures are worth a thousand words, and those we are getting in abundance, and we’d like to share!

Up first is a quick look inside the Rogue One Costume Gallery. Enjoy!

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