Star Wars Celebration V isn't officially until August in Orlando, but the festivities will get a kick-start at C2E2! Fans ready to start the Star Wars party early will find a mini-Celebration on the exhibit hall floor, featuring celebrities, autographs, and a special collectible T-Shirt that can only be found at the show.
From a Star Wars Celebration pavilion on the show floor, Star Wars stars from the films will be appearing through Official Pix, the official autograph and photo licensee of Lucasfilm...
•Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia Organa) A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi (scheduled for Saturday & Sunday only) •Ray Park (Darth Maul) The Phantom Menace •Daniel Logan (Young Boba Fett) Attack of the Clones •Amy Allen (Jedi Aayla Secura) Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith •Orli Shoshan (Jedi Shaak Ti) Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith •Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Revenge of the Sith
Not only will there be stars to meet, collectors can get their hands on an exclusive Celebration V/C2E2 T-Shirt that will only be available to those who purchase their tickets for Celebration V at C2E2. The tee gives a nod to both shows, and will be a treasure for Star Wars fans, and fans of Celebrations.
On stage, Lucasfilm’s Steve Sansweet will be speaking on Saturday, April 17th in the IGN Theater. The show starts at 1:15 PM, with Sansweet exploring the past -- the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back -- the present -- the exciting weekly animated series The Clone Wars -- and the not too distant future -- including Star Wars Celebration V.
Sunday, kids of all ages can learn to draw The Clone Wars characters at the Variant Stage at 1:00 PM, with Star Wars artists Katie Cook and Grant Gould. Drawing paper and pencils provided, or budding artists can bring their own sketchbooks.
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Also worth noting, Dark Horse writer John Jackson Miller (Knights Of The Old Republic / Knight Errant) will be appearing as a guest at the show. Thanks to our own Jimmy Mac for pointing this out!