Moving on to day two of Star Wars Celebration VI, we have Mark Hamill, Del Rey previewing upcoming releases, The Clone Wars Season 5 premiere, a super-secret panel with Todd Grimes, Seth Green & Matt Senreich, and much more!
FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2012
The Clone Wars Theater Bounty Hunter Day Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm Location: The Clone Wars Theater (W312 ABC) Description: Enjoy eight episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars starring the quick, the clever, and the mercenary! Bounty Hunters, Death Trap, Artoo Come Home, Lethal Trackdown, Deception, Friends and Enemies, The Box, and Crisis on Naboo.
Vocal Stars of Star Wars: The Clone Wars Time: 10:30am - 11:30am Location: Celebration Stage (Chapin Theater) Description: An incredible cast with incredible talent, stars of The Clone Wars take to the stage together to talk about their experiences on the show. Dee Bradley Baker (Captain Rex and the clones), Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano), Tom Kane (Yoda), and Matt Lanter (Anakin Skywalker) join host James Arnold Taylor (Obi-Wan Kenobi).
What’s Coming From Del Rey Time: 10:30am - 11:30am Location: Behind The Scenes Stage (W414 ABCD) Description: Acclaimed Star Wars authors Aaron Allston, Troy Denning, Drew Karpyshyn, James Luceno, and Timothy Zahn join Shelly Shapiro of Del Rey and Jennifer Heddle of Lucasfilm to reveal what’s coming next in best-selling Star Wars fiction.
Star Wars Musical Mayhem with Fabulous Prizes Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm Location: Fan Stage (W311 ABCD) Description: Star Wars fans are well known for their love of trivia contests. You’ve probably dazzled your friends with your knowledge of which background character is which, or have been asked to recite whole stretches of dialogue word-for-word without making a mistake, but nobody has asked you to identify a particular scene based solely on the background music that was playing at the time. Join us for this one-of-a-kind trivia challenge that celebrates the music behind the saga!
Star Wars 1313 Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm Location: Digital Stage (W415 A) Description: This upcoming game from LucasArts takes the Star Wars universe into uncharted territory – straight down into the depths of Coruscant. Hear from the game developers about the exciting new features and gameplay, and about the team effort between LucasArts and Industrial Light & Magic that is making it happen.
Star Wars Origami Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm Location: Star Wars University (W300) Description: Master folder Chris Alexander, author of Star Wars Origami, will demonstrate and teach the master folding techniques to make Star Wars origami figures. Attendees will fold an exclusive model along with other art from the movies. Materials included!
Autograph Collecting 101 Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm Location: Collecting Stage (W303 ABC) Description: Since the start of Celebration II, autograph collecting has become a huge hobby. Celebration VI has over 30 Star Wars guests covering all 6 movies and The Clone Wars, who are here to sign for fans of all ages. This panel will explore the hobby of autograph collecting and will cover key aspects for new enthusiasts. Corey Perry and Steve Grad have both amassed huge collections of Star Wars autographs and will share the best way to obtain, store, and collect autographs. This discussion will also highlight some amazing autographs in their personal collections, share good ideas of what to get signed, and detail the pitfalls of what to not do.
Super-Secret Star Wars Panel with Todd, Seth, and Matt Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm Location: Celebration Stage (Chapin Theater) Description: Join Todd Grimes, Seth Green & Matt Senreich as they hijack (we mean provide) an exclusive first look at their top secret animated Star Wars project.
What’s New at Hasbro Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm Location: Behind The Scenes Stage (W414 ABCD) Description: See what’s exiting now, and what’s coming next, from the Hasbro Star Wars toy team.
Star Wars Marvel Comics Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm Location: Fan Stage (W311 ABCD) Description: Scott Gardner and Chris Honeywell will discuss the highlights, blunders, behind-the-scenes dirt, and their favorite stories about the Star Wars Marvel comic series. It’s decades old, but the series still has influence today.
Temuera Morrison Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm Location: Digital Stage (W415 A) Description: Spend some time with Jango Fett, and the actor who portrayed him. Award-winning movie and television actor Temuera Morrison has an extensive and notable career. He’ll take to the stage for an interview with host David Collins, and Q&A from the audience.
Photography and Lighting Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm Location: Star Wars University (W300) Description: Joel Aron, VFX Supervisor on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, is a highly-skilled photographer in addition to a leading visual effects artist. In this seminar, Aron will share how he uses his passion for photography and understanding of lighting to help create the stunning visuals for the show.
Star Wars LEGO Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm Location: Collecting Stage (W303 ABC) Description: Whilst the LEGO brick has been around for almost 60 years, it’s only existed as a Star Wars licensed product since 1999. Now in its 14th year, there are hundreds of sets, thousands of minifigures, and millions of possibilities. Join James Burns, Duncan Jenkins and special guests as they look back at the history of LEGO Star Wars sets, how the minifigure has evolved over the last 14 years, the elusive exclusives and a brief glimpse into the future.
An Hour with Anthony Daniels Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm Location: Celebration Stage (Chapin Theater) Description: You never know what might happen when talented actor and the man behind C-3PO takes the stage! Expect the unexpected – you just might find yourself part of the entertainment.
Ralph McQuarrie Retrospective Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm Location: Behind The Scenes Stage (W414 ABCD) Description: Don’t miss the premiere screening of the Ralph McQuarrie Retrospective. Dave Filoni, Supervising Director of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Jon Berg, modelmaker from the Star Wars movies will introduce this new film, created to debut at Celebration VI. Legends of the entertainment industry remember McQuarrie and his work and influence on the industry, their careers, and on the Star Wars movies in particular. McQuarrie’s concept art is credited with helping George Lucas get the green light to produce the first Star Wars movie, and generations of artists and moviemakers were inspired by this late artist’s work.
Inside The ForceCast Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm Location: Fan Stage (W311 ABCD) Description: Join hosts Jimmy "Mac" McInerney and Jason Swank for an inside look behind-the-scenes of the popular Star Wars podcast, The ForceCast. Meet the men behind the mics along with their regular cast of characters, including Stephen Stanton, Kyle Newman and "Jovial" Jay Shepard, and catch a sneak peek of the new ForceCast documentary, "When The Galaxy Listens.” Free ForceCast trading cards, Q&A, and more surprises!
Masters of Sound Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm Location: Digital Stage (W415 A) Description: Always right on pitch, Ben Burtt, Matthew Wood, and David Acord, renowned Star Wars sound designers and editors, share secrets and have fun with the audience.
Laying Down Tracks: A Different Way to Write Your Novel Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm Location: Star Wars University (W300) Description: Most people writing their first few novels start with an outline, or just a sense of how the early chapters should progress, and then write straight through to the end. But that's not necessarily the best method for all novelists. In this seminar, New York Times bestselling author Aaron Allston (X-Wing: Mercy Kill) discusses an alternate method of novel writing intended to capitalize on each writer's individual strengths and passions. This method helps bypass some causes of writer's block, invokes "flow state" writing, and prevents the sort of discouragement that can kill a novel. If you've ever wondered whether the standard novel-writing methods are holding you back, come to "Laying Down Tracks."
Rancho Obi-Wan Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm Location: Collecting Stage (W303 ABC) Description: For many collectors across the world “Rancho Obi-Wan” is a near mystical place. But within the last year, many changes have turned it into a true destination that everyone can visit. Hear and see all about the transformation, why it was done, how the museum operates, and a close-up look at some of its treasures. With Steve Sansweet, Anne Neumann, Duncan Jenkins, Gus Lopez, Consetta Parker, and Michael Wistock.
Celebration VI Costume Masquerade Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm Location: Celebration Stage (Chapin Theater) Description: Costuming is an art form, and quite possibly no group takes that art form higher than Star Wars fans. Be sure to catch one of two costume pageants scheduled for the Celebration Stage, to see the finest cosplayers in the galaxy.
The Unseen Warwick Davis Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm Location: Behind The Scenes Stage (W414 ABCD) Description: It’s not all glamour in the movie industry, as veteran actor Warwick Davis will be quick to tell you. Join him for a look behind the scenes of some of Davis’s many movies – from those in which he is unrecognizable behind makeup, to those that show his face, like Willow. The star of the current hit series Life’s Too Short will share backstage experiences from his role of Wicket in Return of the Jedi to the present day.
Star Wars Obscure Character Face-Off Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm Location: Fan Stage (W311 ABCD) Description: Yaddle, IG-88, Willrow Hood, Tarfful, Jek Porkins – all of these characters appear in the Star Wars saga for less than a minute, yet they are all known by name to fans! Of all of these characters, which one stands above the others? The “Star Wars Obscure Character Face-Off” will find out! Conducted by the hosts of Star Wars In Character, the podcast dedicated entirely to eclectic fan-favorites, the Face-Off will pit 16 obscure Star Wars characters against each other. Crowd participation is required, and only one character will remain standing! Find out which character will be crowned the greatest – obscure – character in the galaxy.
Planning Your Star Wars Wedding Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm Location: Star Wars University (W300) Description: Planning a wedding can sometimes feel as much of a challenge as taking on the Empire single handedly. This workshop will offer suggestions on creating the perfect Star Wars wedding, on everything from budget to in-laws, and from invitations to the reception. Learn from Christine Anderson how to take a common sense approach that allows you to share your love of Star Wars at the same time you share your special day.
Star Wars Collecting on the Air Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm Location: Collecting Stage (W303 ABC) Description: Jordan Hembrough and Shane Turgeon are both launching new reality television programs covering the collecting experience. Skye Paine will moderate this panel as the presenters discuss how Star Wars collecting is covered on television and what we can look forward to seeing in their upcoming shows.
The Clone Wars Season Five Premiere Red Carpet Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm Location: Digital Stage (W415 A) Description: Come early for the evening’s festivities and watch the stars of the award-winning television show on the red carpet, just outside the Digital Theater.
This Deal Is Getting Worse All the Time Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm Location: The Clone Wars Theater (W312 ABC) Description: Randy “Jedi” Eddy created a fast-paced hour long game show for kids and their families. Based on “Let’s Make a Deal,” participants will play games and have chances to win prizes. Don’t miss the fun!
Modelmaking in the Star Wars Universe Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm Location: Behind The Scenes Stage (W414 ABCD) Description: A deep dive into the world of Star Wars modelmaking with first-time Celebration guest Bill George, and veterans Jon Berg and Lorne Peterson. With decades of experience at ILM and many stories between them, they will present a view into the model shops of the movies that you won’t want to miss.
Meet the Legions Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm Location: Fan Stage (W311 ABCD) Description: Meet the members of the 501st and Rebel Legion worldwide costuming clubs. Learn about their history, their incredible charitable service, and what it takes to become one of their number. Panelists include members of both Legions, and Albin Johnson, founder of the 501st.
The Clone Wars Season Five Premiere Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm Location: Digital Stage (W415 A) Description: Join the stars and be the first to see some of The Clone Wars: Season Five at this exclusive Celebration VI premiere event. Enjoy some popcorn with your fellow fans while you watch “Revival,” the World Premiere of the Season Five opener featuring the long-awaited rematch between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Maul.
Using Plot and Character to Build a Strong Climax Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm Location: Star Wars University (W300) Description: Veteran Star Wars writer and New York Times bestselling author Troy Denning discusses the art of building a strong literary climax through pacing, plot, and characters. In this hour-long seminar, Denning discusses his approach to building plots and developing strong characters, and making sure they work together to keep readers hooked. Designed to be fun and informative for fiction writers at all levels of experience, the seminar will be presented in an open format, with questions being taken throughout the discussion. No recording devices, please.
Vintage Carded Figure Collecting 101 Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm Location: Collecting Stage (W303 ABC) Description: Calling all students of Star Wars Collecting! Attend the most important collecting class of the Celebration VI semester: Vintage Carded Figure Collecting 101! Your “Professors,” Will Grief and Chris Georgoulias, will school you up on all the basics of one of the fundamentals of Star Wars collecting, vintage carded figures. Learn about nomenclature, condition, grading, collecting strategies, displaying your collection, avoiding pitfalls, and finding those diamonds in the rough. But take notes and study hard, because there might be a pop quiz with the opportunity to win some prizes!
Making LEGO Animated Movies Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm Location: The Clone Wars Theater (W312 ABC) Description: This presentation illustrates the techniques and procedures of creating an animated movie with LEGOs. Tools and software will be discussed as well as tips and techniques for fluid movement of characters. Examples of LEGO animated shorts previewed and resources presented. This presentation is designed for both children and adults.
Star Wars in 60 Minutes Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm Location: Celebration Stage (Chapin Theater) Description: The hit romp through the Star Wars saga is back at Celebration, but this time Patrick Gorman and his troupe of inexhaustible actors have expanded their original Star Wars in 30 Minutes, which featured comic and quick renditions of Episodes IV, V, and VI, to include Episodes I, II and III. Scheduled for each of the four days of Celebration, it’s an entertainment event to mark in your show planner.
Weapons & Armor, the Mandalorian Way Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm Location: Fan Stage (W311 ABCD) Description: Learn costume and prop building methods based on Mandalorian Mercs costume standards, as well as how to turn everyday items into movie-quality Star Wars props. Panelists will go over different techniques used to make Mercs-approved costumes, and show materials and tools used in costume creation. Examples of finished costumes and props will be available to inspect and ask questions about.
Collectors’ Swap Meet and Social Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm Location: Collecting Stage (W303 ABC) Description: Stop in across the hall from the Collectors’ Stage, in W304 AB, for an evening of socializing with like-minded collectors. Bring some treasures to trade. You’ll no doubt meet new friends and collecting allies!
A Tribute to Brian Daley Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm Location: Behind The Scenes Stage (W414 ABCD) Description: Author James Luceno and host Pablo Hidalgo remember Brian Daley, the author of many well-loved novels, including the Han Solo Adventures and the Star Wars Radio Dramas. Luceno and Daley, together under the pen name “Jack McKinney” co-wrote the novelizations of the Robotech and Black Hole Travel Agency series.
Writing Comics for the Star Wars Galaxy Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm Location: Star Wars University (W300) Description: A writers' roundtable discussion with Brian Wood, John Jackson Miller, Jan Duursema, and Randy Stradley of Dark Horse Comics.
Episodes III and IV on The Big Screen Time: 7:00pm - 11:59pm Location: Digital Stage (W415 A) Description: The Star Wars Saga On the Big Screen. The Digital Stage is set for big movies, so bring your family and friends, wave your lightsaber, and cheer for all six movies of the Star Wars saga, presented throughout Celebration. Friday night movies include Revenge of the Sith presented by David Collins, and A New Hope, presented by Mary Franklin.
Using Mindstorms to Animate Your LEGO Creations Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm Location: The Clone Wars Theater (W312 ABC) Description: You might think that a programmable brick can only be used to develop robots. This presentation will illustrate how to use the Mindstorms NXT Brick to animate LEGO creations for display. An animated model will be on display and illustrated.
Mark Hamill Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm Location: Celebration Stage (Chapin Theater) Description: Don’t miss Mark Hamill on the Celebration Stage. The actor who portrayed Luke Skywalker, and the talented voice actor behind iconic characters, Hamill will share Star Wars memories and take questions from the audience.
From Fans to Filmmakers Time: 8:00pm - 9:00pm Location: Fan Stage (W311 ABCD) Description: Join Ernie Cline (Fanboys), Kyle Newman (Fanboys), and Trey Stokes (Pink Five) for an in-depth discussion of how their love of Star Wars inspired each of them to make the transition from die-hard fan to full-time filmmaker. They'll also discuss their current and future projects and how they relate to the Star Wars universe. Discussion followed by audience Q&A.
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