Celebration Stage: Chapin Theater Digital Stage: Valencia A Behind-The-Scenes-Stage: W414 ABCD Celebration Fan Stage: W311 ABCD Star Wars Collectors' Stage: W303 ABC Star Wars Classroom & Lecture Hall: W300
Celebration Stage with host Jay Laga'aia Chapin Theater
11:30-12:30 -- One Man Star Wars Trilogy Prepare to be amazed as professional performer Charlie Ross performs the Original Trilogy -- sounds, voices, action, music -- by himself! Don't miss this show at Celebration, which has entertained audiences all over the world.
1:00-2:00 -- Masters of the Empire: Gary Kurtz, Ben Burtt, Lorne Peterson, and Jon Berg Gary Kurtz, Producer of The Empire Strikes Back, makes a rare convention appearance. He'll be on stage with legendary sound designer Ben Burtt, and modelmakers Jon Berg and Lorne Peterson for this not-to-be-missed look into the making of the Star Wars favorite.
2:30-3:30 -- Return of the Jedi! Mark Hamill Mark Hamill, the actor who portrayed Luke Skywalker, will be on the stage for a first-ever U.S. Celebration appearance.
4:00-5:00 -- Film Giant: Warwick Davis The actor who auditioned as a teenager for Return of the Jedi and portrayed Wicket the Ewok, has appeared in many pop culture favorites, from the prequels to Harry Potter. Davis and host Jay Laga'aia will talk about the actor's varied career, plus new projects.
5:30-6:30 -- The Robot Chicken Empire: Seth Green & Matt Senreich You never know what will happen with the masters of pop television, Seth Green and Matt Senreich, along with executive producer Tim Root, take the stage. The Emmy-winning, Co-Creators/Executive Producers of Robot Chicken Star Wars will be on stage for interviews, and to take questions from the audience. Plus: an exclusive advanced preview of Star Wars Robot Chicken III!
Digital Stage with host David Collins Valencia A
11:00-12:00 -- So You Think You Can Bellydance? Bellydance Star Wars Style with Slave Leia. Starting with an entertaining performance, and ending with a "dance party" that gets members of the audience up on stage and bellydancing, professional dancer Amira Sa'id will get you moving!
12:30-1:30 -- The Force Unleashed II Fans will get an explosive look at a demo of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, the sequel to 2008's blockbuster best-seller. LucasArts' Matt Omernick and Brett Rector will debut a fan favorite Star Wars character and demonstrate now-fugitive Starkiller's devastating force powers in an exclusive look at this galaxy-altering game.
2:00-3:00 -- The Art and Writing of Star Wars: The Old Republic. Drew Karpyshyn (Principal Writer, BioWare), Hall Hood (Senior Writer, BioWare), Arnie Jorgensen (Lead Concept Artist, BioWare) and Clint Young (Senior Concept Artist (Environments), BioWare) discuss what goes into creating the art and story in Star Wars: The Old Republic, the upcoming story-driven massively-multiplayer online role-playing game in development by BioWare and LucasArts. As an added bonus, Clint and Arnie will be creating an entirely original piece of concept art live during the panel, giving attendees a rare and exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the creative process . Don't miss your chance to speak first-hand with the developers!
3:30-8:00 -- Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV A New Hope Enjoy the movies of the Star Wars Saga with fans from all over the world. On Friday, Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope will be shown, with digital projection and surround sound. Presented by Spike, and hosted by David Collins.
8:00-Midnight -- Celebration Fan Mixer -- Valencia BCD Sometimes, it's best to just party without a plan! Come by the Valencia Ballroom on the fourth floor Friday night to join your friends and meet new friends, at the Celebration Friday Night Mixer. Food and beverages to buy. Live DJ music and good company provided for free. Bring your smile, your Star Wars cred, and your dancing shoes!
Behind-The-Scenes Stage with host Pablo Hidalgo W414 ABCD
10:30-11:30 -- Sounds of Star Wars Panel with Ben Burtt The Sounds of Star Wars is an aurally astonishing and visually engaging upcoming book written by New York Times best-selling author J. W. Rinzler. Award-winning sound designer Ben Burtt, who created the iconic sounds of the Star Wars Saga, will talk about this soon-to-be released volume, and its behind-the-scenes stories, photographs and sound clips.
12:00-1:00 -- Disney Collectibles -- What's Cool and What's Coming An inside look at how Disney creates exclusive Disney Parks' Star Wars merchandise, with insights from Disney's creative development team. Hear an overview of Disney Parks Star Wars exclusives for 2010, and see sneak peeks into the 2011 line. With Brad Schoeneberg, Cody Hampton, Quynh Kimball.
1:30-2:30 -- What's New from Hasbro See what's exciting now, and what's coming next, from the Hasbro Star Wars toy team.
3:00-4:00 -- Star Wars Year-By-Year Quiz Show Which action figure did Kenner send out to fans in advance of Return of the Jedi (free with six proofs of purchase)? When did Star Tours launch at Disney/MGM Studios? When was issue 100 of the Star Wars Comic published? If you're a Star Wars trivia geek, you will not want to miss the Star Wars Year by Year Quiz Show, hosted by Elvis Trooper. We'll pit audience members against DK authors (and renowned Star Wars writers/experts) Pablo Hidalgo, Dan Wallace and Ryder Windham in this fun and fast-paced battle of the wits. Everyone who attends will have a chance to win great prizes including $500 of books from DK Publishing.
4:30-5:30 -- The Clone Wars: The Dark Side Clouds Everything The Clone Wars Supervising Director Dave Filoni, with host Pablo Hidalgo, discuss The Clone Wars time period, the politics, the Jedi, Ahsoka Tano, the clones, Mandalorians, and the future of series as it moves closer toward the dark times of the Empire.
6:00-7:00 -- Discover the Atlas: Star Wars: The Essential Atlas Andrew Lupi from EU Cantina, along with authors Jason Fry, Daniel Wallace, and Pablo Hidalgo, artists Chris Trevas and Chris Reiff, and publisher Erich Schoeneweiss discuss Star Wars: The Essential Atlas.
Star Wars Collectors' Stage W303 ABC
11:30-12:30 -- Creating Star Wars Fine Art Acme Archives takes you through the process, from the choice of an image to printing a limited edition print on paper and on canvas. Acme's experts will discuss the different types of printing and art products.
1:00-2:00 -- Animation Collecting: The Holiday Special to The Clone Wars From The Star Wars Holiday Special, to The Droids and Ewoks Adventure Hour, to The Clone Wars television series, animation has played a large part in expanding the stories of the Star Wars universe. Join collector Shane Turgeon as he explores the animated history of Star Wars, discusses the differences in traditional and modern animation, and covers the wide variety of animation art available to both the casual and experienced animation collectors of all eras.
2:30-3:30 -- Star Wars Collectibles Author Panel Star Wars collectibles books have covered a wide range of material including posters, prototypes, tattoos, action figures, rarities, and price guides. For the first time ever, this panel gathers some of the leading authors of Star Wars collecting books to discuss their work, give a glimpse of what goes into researching and creating a Star Wars collectibles guide, and field questions from the audience. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from some of the best: Shane Turgeon, Anne Neumann, Pete Vilmur, Duncan Jenkins, Gus Lopez, Steve Sansweet, John Kellerman, and Todd DeMartino.
4:00-5:00 -- The Empire Strikes Back in Trading Cards Cathy Kendrick and Andy Dukes celebrate thirty years of collecting The Empire Strikes Back on cardboard, paper, and stickers. This presentation will explore the many trading card and sticker sets created around this film from 1980 through today. Tips on collecting and enjoying these unique collectibles will also be discussed.
5:30-6:30 -- International Collecting Panel Take a journey through some unique and rare collectibles from around the world, with a panel of international collectors. Mark Salotti (Australia), Scott Bradley (Canada), Eimei Takeda (Japan), Luis Galvez (Mexico), Josefina Galvez (Peru), and Mattias Rendahl (Sweden) will showcase their collections and share their experiences with collecting Star Wars in countries far, far away...
Celebration Fan Stage W311 ABCD
10:30-11:30 -- Mandalorian Mercs: Invading a Galaxy Near You! Mandalorian fans can attend this panel, that chronicles the creation and life of the Mandalorian Mercs organization, as well as its relationship to Star Wars. Learn how to become an official Mandalorian Mercs member.
12:00-1:00 -- Droid Building on a Budget This panel, sponsored by the R2-D2 Builders' Club will focus on how you can build an accurate droid without having to break the bank. Members on this panel have built accurate droids for around $500.00. Don't believe it? Come see some of these droids on display during this event!
1:30-2:30 -- All About the Rebel Legion The Rebel Legion is celebrating their 10th anniversary this year! Come learn all about the good guys in Star Wars costuming and their mission of charity (with some fun mixed in).
3:00-4:00 -- From Animated Series to Reality: Costumes and Props from Star Wars: The Clone Wars This panel will present "animation-ized" costumes, props, and weapons and the challenges of translating cartoon geometry into wearable parts. It will also discuss recreating animated versions in the traditional realistic style.
4:30-5:30 -- Muscle for Hire: Costuming for the Bounty Hunter This panel addresses building costumes for Jango and Boba Fett, and also touches on other bounty hunters seen in the movies.
6:00-7:00 -- Why We Love the Prequels Special guests Kyle Newman (Fanboys), James Arnold Taylor (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), artist Tom Hodges, and Jesse Hildreth from Lucasfilm Animation in Singapore, join moderator Bryan Young. "Why We Love the Prequels" is a discussion of Episodes 1-3 in a positive light, with panelists sharing their perspectives on their place in the Star Wars Saga. From Darth Maul to Darth Vader and all points in between, learn what we love about the Prequels and why they should be held in the high esteem they deserve.
Star Wars Classroom & Lecture Hall W300
11:30-12:30 -- Star Wars Collecting -- Spain and Portugal Three of the biggest collectors of Star Wars treasures in Spain and Portugal share images of and insights into their combined collections.
1:00-2:00 -- The Art of Storytelling with Dave Filoni For five years Dave Filoni has been a Padawan to Master Jedi moviemaker George Lucas. Now for the first time he will share some of the process and stories that went into the making of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. From script to screen he will discuss design, story process, pre-visualization, animation, lighting, and give fans an idea of what it's like to be on the front lines of The Clone Wars.
2:30 and 3:30 -- Two classes to choose from! Make Your Own Star Wars Scrapbook Frame The folks from Creative Imaginations, Lucasfilm's licensee for Star Wars scrapbooking supplies, will show you how to make your own Star Wars frame. All materials provided. Come with your imagination and take your own custom frame with you when you leave!
4:30-5:30 -- Building Plots with Character Veteran Star Wars novel writer and New York Times bestselling author Troy Denning answers the question that has been plaguing fiction writers since the Epic of Gilgamesh was first scratched onto twelve clay tablets: What's more important to a story, plot or character? In this hour-long seminar, Denning discusses his approach to building plots, growing character, and making sure they work together. esigned 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.
This seminar is part of a three-part series that also includes Christie Golden's "Things I Hate (But Learned How to Do Anyway, and So Can You!)" and Aaron Allston's Talk to Me: Dialogue and Character Voice." No recording devices, please.
Expanded Show Features
•Laser Tag - Hall D1 - 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
•Fed Ex Shipping Facility - Room W203 ABC - 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
•Jedi Training - Exhibit Area A4 - 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 3:30, 4:30, 5:30
•Commitment Ceremonies - Exhibit Area WB2 - 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
•Troop-Athlon - Exhibit Area WB3 - 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
•Kids Fashion Show - Exhibit Area B3 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM