STAR WARS CELEBRATION IV NEWS
The Celebration IV Logo
Specifically about CIV:
Autograph/Convention Dates & Hours
Autograph Dates & Hours
Links to help you make your trip
easy and fun:
LAX and Rental Car
Attractions in LA
LA Convention Center
Wizards of the Coast
Attending Celebrity Sites:
R2-D2 Builders Club 501st
Star Wars Celebration
Official CIV Poster, Passes
and Program, which is also a poster available at CIV, CIV Ralph McQuarrie
figures: C3-PO and Luke Skywalker, CIV Clone Wars Poster (click image for larger view)
May 20th. 2007
Clone Wars Poster added above... Clone Wars panels
at CIV; Costume Parades this time (two of them) for EVERYONE dressed in
costume. You do have to register though:
The Costume Parades will start at the Costume
Pageant Registration Area in the West Hall Lobby, Friday and Sunday afternoons.
2:45 pm Muster at Costume Registration
3:00 pm Parade starts and winds its way across the Convention Center to the
South Hall and back.
3:40 pm Parade ends back at Costume Registration.
4:00 pm Costume Pageants begin on the Petree Stage.
The actual crew and stage schedules are out now:
Download the printable PDF format schedule of Friday events here.
Download the printable PDF format schedule of Saturday events
Download the printable PDF format Concourse Stage
programming description here.
Download the printable PDF format schedule for Sunday events
Download the printable PDF format schedule for Monday events
and more downloads here:
Download the printable PDF format Petree Stage programming
Download the printable PDF format Celebration Stage programming
Download the printable PDF format Behind the Scenes programming
Download the printable PDF format shipping info and update
Download the printable PDF format Celebration IV
Store catalog here.
May 16th, 2007
Finally, the authors and the schedule for CIV is
online. Nothing left now to report unless there is another late addition
such as Harrison Ford or Mark Hamill! You can view the schedule by
clicking the links below.
Download the printable PDF format schedule here.
Download the printable PDF format Fan Hall programming
Download the printable PDF format Fan Club Benefits
There will be a Vader Helmet exhibit where many
artists participated in decorating Vader Busts.... Many of you may have
read Master Replicas lost their license soon...
May 15th, 2007
Celebration IV exclusives finally announced (aside
from Master Replicas and various artwork and Official Pix items):
Samurai Vader scaled costume (read about this
Animation Boba Fett Marquette (read about this
Brosio art poster (the artist will be available to sign this -- see story
and crossbones ladies baby blue tee
and crossbones black tee
and crossbones cap
Star Wars 30th Anniversary logo tee
Clone Trooper Dog tag
guests added to the CIV
May 10th, 2007
Belly Dancing lessons from Slave Leia... interesting to have this but wonder
who'll do it. We now know who the last guests are at CIV but can't tell...
I am regretting not going.
May 09th, 2007
Drew Struzan will
be available to sign free for fans during two sessions on May 24th at the
StarWarsShop booth, from 1:00-3:00 and 5:00-7:00.
Former ILM Creature Shop employee John Brosio
will be available to sign a stunning new StarWarsShop exclusive poster printed
just for Celebration IV: "Redemption". John will be signing at the StarWarsShop
booth between 12:00-2:00 on Friday, May 25, and between 3:00-4:00 on Saturday,
May 26. Star Wars
in Pop Culture
Continuous footage of Star Wars in popular media including the cartoons,
TV shows etc will be run in Rooms 402 AB Thurs. 12:00 noon -- 12:00 Midnight
Fri., Sat., and Sun. 10:00 AM -- 12:00 Midnight and Mon. -- 10:00 AM --
May 07th, 2007
time is almost here for CIV: I envy those going and
wish I could help people again... so sorry I can't. Anyway, there are a
few more announcement like the Fan Breakfast. You can be one of 200 people
to have breakfast with Jay Laga'aia and get a free autographed photo. You
will also get a Ralph McQuarrie figure (see photo above), breakfast and a goodie
bag (probably not much in there but ads and such). The Breakfasts will be
Friday, May 25 and Sunday, May 27 at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California
Plaza from 7am-9am Steve Sansweet and Mary Franklin will also be in attendance.
Admission is $69.99 per person (all local service fees and taxes are included in
this price) with all net proceeds to be donated to the PKD Foundation for
kidney disease. Special valet parking is available for $10.00 per car. In
other news, Shane Turgeon, host of the Star Wars Tattoos and Toys site,
will exhibit exceptional tattoo art in the Fan Fair Hall, and accept
registrations for the Star Wars Tattoo competition, to be held on Sunday
during Celebration IV. Fans with Tattoos should visit the Tattoo Exhibit in the
Fan Fair Hall and sign up for the show! After the show on Sunday, Turgeon
invites all fans of tattoos, Star Wars tattoos in particular, to join him
in the Fan Club Lounge for a mixer.
April 29th, 2007
Carrie Fisher will be doing a panel/talk at CIV the evening of Saturday,
May 26th Admission to Fisher's appearance is $15 and seating is limited. Go to
Gen Con's Celebration IV
registration site to purchase tickets, and to register for the show. Q
& A to follow. CIV will have Star Wars Laser Tag! Laser Tag
at Celebration IV, Hall B, over the weekend of May 24-28. Two scenarios will be
played out and teams chosen. You have to register for this even
HERE. Sounds like a lot of fun. There will be a family
room at CIV and have activities for the kids such as crafts, face painting,
classes like Star Wars Origami, and even drawing classes with the pros like Tom
Hodges and Matt Busch! Wow; to get a free class from them; that's
something to brag about! There will be a stage for kids to act on, and a
place to play Star Wars dress up as well as a Lego area to try. Artist
Darryl Woods will also be on hand daily to teach an art class! The Star Wars
Family Room is located in Room 515B and will be open Friday through Sunday from
10 am to 6 pm, and Monday from 10 am to 4 pm. The Family Room is open to kids of
all ages; however, all children must be accompanied by an adult parent or
guardian at all times
Official Pix has several exclusive for CIV.
Many will be limited edition. They will have a limited edition AUTOGRAPH
set (limited to 50) and a limited edition photo set which consists of 145 images
(unsigned and limited to 250) for 279.00 which is just under $2 per photo.
The set would cost about 700 if bought separately. Each set will feature
the Logo. There is an archive set of 30 black and white rarer images set which
is also limited. The cost is 69.00 and will be limited to 250 sets.
In addition, sold separately are 4 11x14 photos of group shots (Mon Calamari,
Ewok group, Jabba's/puppet group, and Alien group shot) available for 10.00
each. These are limited to 500.00 each. Lastly, a Binder with the
Celebration Official Pix logos, will retail for 20.00 and is limited to 650
units. I have my sites set on something here... but not too worried about
April 26th, 2007
Seth McFarlane, of the "Family Guy" will appear at
Celebration IV. This is to promote an upcoming episode of the "Family
Guy", that will be based on Star Wars. In other news, The Jedi
Temple Archives team has partnered with Star Wars Action News to throw a party
at Star Wars Celebration IV. It will be
May 24 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM at the
Bonaventure Brewing Company in the Westin Bonaventure Hotel. Free shuttle
service from the center to the hotel provided. For 25.00 entry fee, you
Finger Foods, Desert, and Beverage
(cash bar available), Celebration 4 exclusive SWAN T-Shirt, Entry in raffle
for prizes, SWAN C4 badge, SWAN "Greatest Hits" Audio CD, Fun hanging out
with fellow collectors
April 23rd, 2007
There'll be a silent and live auction of fabulous
choice retro items from the Lucasfilm archives.... The live Celebration IV
Charity Auction, which will be held Monday, May 28 at 12 Noon in Petree Hall
at the Los Angeles Convention Center, silent auctions will be held Thursday
through Sunday at Celebration IV. Remember: Republic credits are no good here.
U.S. currency (or credit cards) only!
April 21st, 2007
Official Pix has offered a set of 4 limited edition
prints at CIV for 10.00 each. They are 11x14 in size and can be seen
Nice! Looks like they'll be offering a limited edition 'set' as well as a
limited edition binder as well. In other news, though we told you about
this right in the beginning, official announcement of the "costume pageant" was
announced. Compete for prizes. Next up should be the schedules showing
times, locations and information about panels, shows and other exhibits.
Expect to see an author or two more, a couple more crew and guest of honor
updates and the store sales flyer as well, but I think for the most part, you
now have a clear indication of what Celebration IV is looking like. Again,
look for a Del Rey display, a Lego display, and many vendors to sell you toys
and collectibles. Any other news? Feel free to email!
April 20th, 2007
Sideshow Collectibles will have their own
collectibles Panel called 'From Concept to Creation of a Sideshow Collectible'
at CIV. Watch for event schedules soon.
April 19th, 2007
A lot of guests added to the Guest list. It's
almost complete now except maybe a few more crew and a GOH or two or three.
There is a new room called the Star Wars Gaming Parlor, which will be a place
for people to mingle and even meet a celebrity guest or two. There will be
different games there for Fan Club members only. There is a new thing for those
into Star Wars Galaxies but as soon as they posted the event, it was sold
out. The development team for Galaxies will tell about the future of the game.
March 10th, 2007 Hasbro's CIV
exclusive is a Ralph McQuarrie Luke Skywalker. These will be available at
BOTH CIV and CIV Europe, but a different coin will be with each one, so
collectors will probably want to collect the variants. See image above.
Starwars.com is offering a contest where YOU can be a star. You submit a
video of yourself and you might be on stage and get VIP privledges. Click
HERE for details. See below (March 28th 2007) for more collecting
panels, but they added these too!:
Collectibles Road Show - Todd Chamberlain
Have an item you can't identify, or the value of which you can't find in a price
guide? Panelists will be available throughout the weekend to view items and
provide feedback on their history and value.
Food Collectibles - Duncan Jenkins, Eimei Takeda, and
In the first thirty years of Star Wars collecting, there have been over
10,000 different food collectibles from the hundreds of promotions in over 100
different countries. This will showcase examples.
Trading Cards -
Cathy Kendrick and Andy Dukes
This panel will take a quick look at the original cards that started it all, and
discuss why a collector might want to add cards to their collection.
Disney Parks / Star Wars Toy
Exclusives - Brad Schoeneberg and Cody Reynolds
This talk will cover the history of the relationship between Disney Parks
Attractions and Lucasfilm, taking a look at current Disney on-property events,
such as Star Wars Weekends and the
Training Academy. This presentation will also provide details about how Disney
characters are co-branded with Star Wars and why various characters were
chosen, and a look at the new product exclusives planned for 2007. Collectors
will also be able to see a sneak peak of concept artwork for new items
considered for 2008.
International Collecting Panel -
Mark Salotti, Matt Glasgow, Scott Bradley, Toru Komuro, Luis
Galvez, Josefina Galvez, Mattias Rendahl, and Andy Dukes.
A panel of international collectors will discuss the history of Star Wars
toys and other collectibles in their native countries and will showcase some of
the unique and rare collectibles released only in their respective homelands.
Marketing the Galaxy: Star Wars
Store Displays - Todd Chamberlain
A variety of posters, banners, standees, and signs to market a bonanza of
Star Wars merchandise over the past 30 years. This session presents an
overview of store displays; some one- or two-of-a-kind rarities. A nostalgic
look back, the presentation will also include pictures of stores displaying
Star Wars merchandise from the 70s and 80s.
Action Figure Card Design and Production
- Bill Wills and Tracey Hamilton
An understanding of the entire process, from initial design through the final
printed product, which resulted in the packaging that continues to inspire
collectors 30 years later.
Vintage Toys from Around the World -
Vintage era for Star Wars toys, from the familiar in different packaging,
to oddities that children in the US could only dream about. We'll showcase a
wide variety of vintage SW toys from around the globe.
Collecting in the Large - Anne Neumann, Duncan
Jenkins, and Gus Lopez
Ever wonder what it's like to collect Star Wars memorabilia on a massive
scale? Join our panelists for a rare glimpse at what's involved in cataloging
some of the world's largest Star Wars collections, from organizing and
displaying, to tracking items in databases, to tips for field work.
Collecting Trivia Contest - Chris Fawcett, Arnie
Carvalho, Chris Georgoulias
Test your Star Wars collecting knowledge against other collectors at the
Star Wars Collecting Trivia contest. How many action figures were shipped
in the original Star Wars Early Bird mailer by Kenner? Which licensee
sold the famous Star Wars
Yoda cap? Which
country had a Return of the Jedi theatrical poster with a
exploding head? How many different licensees have issued Star Wars barf
bags over the years? Winners will receive unique prizes and bragging rights as
the uber-knowledgeable collectors of Celebration IV!
Unproduced Star Wars Toys -
Presentation will cover early stages of produced toys that are far removed from
the final product. There are many examples of toy weapons, action figures of all
scales, vehicles, playsets, video games, and packaging that never made it to
retail shelves. Whether considered in design drawings, one-of-a-kind mocked-up
prototypes, or production-quality samples, the toy design process yields
interesting artifacts that give a view into this obscure area of collecting.
March 2nd, 2007
Celebration IV exclusive action figures revealed.
For Star Wars Celebration IV and Star Wars Celebration Europe
there'll be a two-pack Collector Figures, modeled after artist Ralph
McQuarrie's original concept illustrations for beloved droids R2-D2 and C-3PO.
Replicas will be holding three separate contests in which contestants can
showcase their Light saber skills. This is new to Celebration and should
March 30th, 2007
From Sideshow collectibles: Today was the first
official day of Priority Pre-Orders for our Star Wars 30th Anniversary
Exclusives! The Attendee edition of the Medicom Toy Sandtrooper is selling at a
brisk pace, and Non-Attendees will have their chance Friday at 10AM (PT) - check
the Star Wars sect ion of this newsletter for more information. Next week we'll
begin pre-ordering our creative Space Slug enviorama, which you can see through
our preview link, also in the Star Wars section of today's newsletter.
***Remember, if you are ordering Attendee editions, you MUST pick your items up
at the convention BEFORE Noon (12:00 PM PT) on Sunday, May 27th, or your orders
will be canceled. Any canceled products products will be offered to walk-up
Attendees beginning Monday morning, May 28th. If you are in doubt about your
attendance, please order a Non-Attendee edition to be safe! Keep in mind that
credit cards will begin processing for 30th Anniversary Exclusives during the
week of May 3rd, and Non-Attendee shipping will begin at the end of May, so be
sure to make the necessary financial arrangements before then - we'd hate to
have to cancel your order due to a decline! [Sideshow
Celebration IV homepage] [Attendee
March 28th, 2007 Collector's panels announce at LA including:
Rooms 511 ABC
Los Angeles Convention Center
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 25-27: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM.
Monday, May 28: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Open to all CIV attendees.
Coins - James Gallo, Michael Mensinger, and Mark
Learn about the production process of Kenner's Vintage Power Of The Force Coins;
examine "special offers", variant, rare & un-produced coins, and discuss
availability and distribution internationally. Will the "Lopez Coin Category
System" continue as collecting gospel, or will it require tweaking after all of
these years? This panel has it all, from vintage to the 2007 offerings from
Peruvian Star Wars Collectibles -
Luis Gálvez and Josefina Gálvez
There is little known about Star Wars collectibles produced in South
America in the '70s and '80s, and during those years Lucasfilm authorized few
companies to produce or import toys there. The interest of the collector
community about the foreign Star Wars products has motivated us to
investigate what was produced south of the border. This presentation will cover
different aspects of the Star Wars products made in Peru, both licensed
items (toys, cards, books, cloth, etc.) and unlicensed products, including some
strange articles that guarantee even expert collectors will learn something new.
Props and Costumes -
Brandon Alinger, Tom Spina, Dave Abberley, David Mandel, Greg Hanson, and Gus
A general overview on collecting original props, wardrobe and model miniatures
used in the actual Star Wars movies. The presentation will cover the
basics of obtaining and authenticating original props, as well as information on
care and preservation for these items. We'll also give a brief tour of some
amazing pieces in private collections.
Cast and Crew Items -
Gus Lopez and Brandon Alinger
Since the early days of pre-production for A New Hope to the present day,
collectibles issued exclusively for the crew and cast of the Star Wars
movies have been in high demand. These items including T-shirts, caps,
paperweights, greeting cards, jackets, and patches were never available to the
public and are extremely scarce. Due to their limited nature, there is little
documentation on what was made, and new discoveries happen all the time. We will
give an overview of collecting cast and crew memorabilia, cover where to find
these items, and show some of the most sought-after pieces.
Chris Georgoulias and Ron Salvatore
Georgoulias and Salvatore, seasoned Star Wars collectors, will share tips
on getting started with collecting and keeping your collection going. This panel
will give overviews to most general aspects of the hobby including networking,
researching, finding items, pitfalls, terminology, grading, displaying, and much
more. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers from the audience.
Selling Tips -
Chris Georgoulias, Todd Chamberlain, and James Gallo
Ever wondered how to reduce the inevitable clutter that comes along with years
of collecting? This panel will give you tips on clearing out things you no
longer want or never really needed in the first place and how to turn it into
what you absolutely must have. Our panel of experts will give you tips on
maximizing the potential of your items as well as letting you know when it's
time to cut your losses. Lots of audience interaction is expected with this one,
so come loaded with questions!
Online Auctions and Collecting -
Chris Georgoulias, et al.
What collector hasn't noticed that his or her collection can grow leaps and
bounds with just a few mouse clicks these days? Online auctions have had a major
impact on the availability and breadth of Star Wars collectibles in the
last decade and our panel of experts has gathered to help you sort it all out.
Learn some tricks on bidding, how to spot fraudulent items, deal with sellers,
investigate your competition, and on finding what you really want. Audience
questions will be welcome.
March 25th, 2007
Above is the official Poster and the badges for Celebration IV. Rumors:
Amy Allen will be attending CIV. James McBryde (an extra in the prequels)
will be there but probably not officially. Julian Glover has stated he's
been invited and wants to attend (if his schedule permits, he will be
March 21st, 2007
Larry Noble will be sculpting a live bust of Peter Cushing at CIV Europe, which
one fan will win.
March 17th, 2007 Starwars.com
announced the giving away of "collector Medallions" at CIV panels. There
will 12 Medallion designs, they are made of Pewter and made by Kenner Toys,
which will commemorate the first Kenner figures made. They are limited to
350 each and there will be one at each panel. so in order to get one, you
must attend each panel and be one of the first ones there (impossible as some
overlap). It will be difficult to obtain a full set, but I remember how it
used to be with trading and paying people to give theirs up.
On the Celebration Europe Front, seems the R2
Builders will be in attendance there as well.
March 16th, 2007
New guests probably will be listed Monday evening;
there's a delay due to Dallas Comic Con. Sideshow Collectibles announced
their CIV exclusives but they aren't too exclusive as attendees as well as
non-attendees can preorder. Here are the items and the dates at which you
March 29th, Attendees can preorder Medicon Toy
Sandtrooper Real Action Hero
March 30th, non attendees can preorder same item
April 5th Attendees can order "This is no Cave"
space slug environama.
April 6th, non attendees can preorder the same item
April 12th, Attendee can order Yavin Luke Skywalker
April 13th, non attendees can preorder the same item
How they will verify an attendee from non one is
interesting, but have all your receipts or confirmation numbers ready just in
Celebration IV events have announced a 6 movie
marathon for those wanting to see them in order. They'll be running
throughout the convention (personally I don't understand why they would do this
as you paid a lot of money to see the celebs, the props, the shows, the
merchandise and the people; you can see the films at home anytime!). But
just in case you wanted to know, there it is.
March 13th, 2007
Celebration IV Guest list for Europe is finally
announcing a few... see the
guest list page.
Charlie Ross will do his one man trilogy show there as well and people are in
for a treat. Everyone gave good reviews last Celebration. He was
very funny and entertaining.
March 8th, 2007
Sideshow collectibles announce that some of the CIV
exclusives WILL be made available to non-attendees as well as internationally.
One of the three CIV Sideshow exclusives will be an iconic 12-inch figure, one
will be a cool distributed figure, and one will be a unique diorama/environment!
March 5th, 2007
Autograph coupons can be purchased now (so you don't
have to wait in line) by going to
March 4th, 2007
Jay Laga'aia is added as a new Guest of honor. He'll
be introducing and talking on the bigger event stages. It's unknown if he'll
sign, but my guess is he'll be signing for a limited time (Just like CIII).
Tickets prices are therefore unknown, but my guess is 3 tickets or 35.00 like
Carrie and Anthony Daniels. There will be a diorama sculpting exhibit and
fans can participate by making an Ewok tree... new artists and an author, as
well as Mr. Laga'aia and the diorama sculptor, have been added to the
so check that out!
March 2nd, 2007 There is a third round of people added to the
as well as artist Larry Noble, who will doing a live sculpture at CIV.
That should be interesting! They will be showing clops of the next generation of
Star Wars projects, including Star Wars 3D. People are dying to grab a
look at that. Charlie Ross will be doing the One Man Star Wars Trilogy again.
Well, as you know, the
guest list is now
larger. Take a look (including some not listed on the official site) on my
Guest page. There has been confirmation of the 6th annual fan film awards
winner being unveiled here. There was an announcement that free shuttle
service from the Hotels to the Convention center will be running for this event,
however, if your hotel is outside the area, you may need other services like the
metro or a rental car (see links above).
Small update on what
types of events will take place at CIV:
interviews and question & answer sessions with stars
from all six movies of the saga; interactive events like action figure diorama
building and the Stormtrooper Olympics; plus art galleries, shopping, movie
tracks. There of course will be a room for Star Wars artists, who
will offer spectacular, original lithographs created for Celebration IV, and Fan
Club members will be the first to have the option to shop at the Art Show.
Scheduled hours are 12 noon to 8:00 PM on Thursday, May 24 for Fan Club members
only, and then for all attendees the rest of the weekend. The Star Wars
Fan Lounge was a huge success last time and will be repeated, with crew members
and celebs walking about periodically, answering fan questions.
February 11th, 2007
this is late; I had it online once but had to recreate due to software
issues. If you have any new news to share, please email~ Here's some of
the latest information:
Gentle Giant makes new Darth Malek mini-Bust which
will be previewed CIV. Click
here for entire story
Coupons will be $10 each. Some
celebrities will be one coupon,
others two and three.
Fast path system to return!
Autograph Program to be held in Halls H&J at the LACC.
Halls H&J both equal 76,785 sq. ft. So get your walking shoes on.
Date & Times
Thursday, May 24: Noon-8:00 PM - open to members of Official Star Wars Fan Club.
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, May 25-27: 10:00-7:00 PM. Open to all attendees.
Sunday, May 28: 10:00-4:00 PM. Open to all attendees.
Official Pix will be the official picture people and
running the autograph event. Here’s a link to their official updates:
You can now Register for the event here:
http://www.starwars.com/celebration/; hotels are almost all booked now, so
There will be some of these
people/Events to look forward to:
- Stars from the casts of all six Star Wars
- Crew members from ILM
- Special sneak peaks into the future of
Star Wars, including the upcoming television series
- Lucasfilm archives – props and costumes and
- A variety of unique Star Wars
- More fan events like Costume contest,
Builders groups, fan films, more gatherings, and more
- Celebration IV
merchandise that you won’t find anyplace else, including an exclusive action
- Improved Fan Club benefits – for members
from all over the world
There are times now available for the store and
the halls as well as ticket pricing:
Pre-Registration Ticket Prices:
years old. Children under 6 are free)
years old. Children under 6 are free)
|Thursday, May 24**:
|Friday, May 25:
|Saturday, May 26:
|Sunday, May 27:
|Monday, May 28:
Celebration IV Store Hours:
The Celebration IV Store opens at
10am on Thursday, May 24th and runs 24 hours a day until 2pm
Monday, May 28th. Official Star Wars Fan Club members who
purchase 4-day badges will have exclusive access to the
Celebration Store from 10am
on Thursday, May 24th until 9 am Friday, May 25th.
CELEBRATION IV EUROPE
No news on guests but we have heard through the grapevine
that many old favorites will be returning and most of the newer signers from
sci-fi conventions will be appearing at Celebration Europe (no word yet on the
Cards Inc. is helping to run the event and promises
November 27th, 2005
Celebration Europe will most likely change venues
from Earl's Court to ExCel in London. Celebration Europe will take place
July 13-17th, 2007 and rumor has it SEVERAL (by several, I am talking large
numbers...upwards of a hundred) of NEW signers. We shall see. I hope
you all have lots of money!
will be filled with live entertainment, celebrities from all six movies, special
film and video presentations, an exhibit of original movie props and costumes,
exclusive merchandise, pop culture tributes, interactive events, a costume
contest, and much more. The official site for Star Wars Celebration Europe is:
August 27, 2006:
It's that time
again. Celebration IV is in the planning stages. This is what they
know so far: Since it's the 30th anniversary, hopefully it'll be a huge event;
but since it does not coincide with a movie release, who knows. The dates
are: Thursday May 24th, through Monday May 28th, 2007. There
are plans for live entertainment (like the Star Wars in 30 Minutes show and
lectures; and celebrities from all 6 films will be on hand either hosting or
signing autographs. They will play the films as usual and there'll be the
standard costume and prop exhibit. As usual, vendors will set up to sell
their wares (vintage and contemporary) and there'll be some people dressed in
costumes roaming the venue and there'll be a costume contest. The venue
has moved. Now, it'll take place at the
LA Convention Center,
There are a couple new ideas this time. First,
the first day will only be open for fan club members. My personal
experience is that there are more Star Wars Fan Club members attending the event
than there are NON members; so don't expect to not have to wait etc. Lines
will probably be about the same or just a slight bit less. It won't assure
you of anything! Other news suggests more
"exclusive" items. Maybe another action figure as well as more busts and
other such items. The store, plans to be larger and open 24 hours, so you can
obtain your items after the convention ends or before it begins. By the
Gen Con is hosting it again.