Guests from the cast and crew, some of whose careers span the entire Star Wars Saga, will light up Celebration V, where many will be available to sign autographs and meet attendees in the Celebration Autograph Hall. Fans at the Orange County Convention Center this August can also see many of their favorite stars on the stages for interviews and question and answer sessions, too. Some will be appearing in the VIP Lounge for exclusive meet-and-greet sessions.
Official Pix, provider of authentic, licensed Star Wars photos and autographs will again host the Autograph Hall.
Peter Mayhew: Chewbacca, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and Revenge of the Sith. Not only did Mayhew create the favorite Wookiee hero onscreen for the original trilogy, he returned to the set for Revenge of the Sith. Like his onscreen character of Chewbacca, Mayhew has been a favorite in the Star Wars fan community through the years.
Paul Blake: Greedo, A New Hope. A busy stage actor with performances worldwide, Blake can nevertheless claim that this unusual film performance was played opposite actor Harrison Ford.
Richard Bonehill: Snowtrooper, stormtrooper, Ree Yees, Rebel Soldier, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Since his appearances in two of the original Star Wars movies, Bonehill as traveled the world as a stuntman, fight director, and swordmaster in the movie and television industries.
John Coppinger: Senator Yarua, Jabba the Hutt's eyes, Graxol Kelvyyn, Return of the Jedi and The Phantom Menace. A visual effects artist whose career has spanned decades of popular movies, Coppinger is also a poet and sculptor.
Dermot Crowley: General Crix Madine, Return of the Jedi. Dermot Crowley's acting career began in 1976, and he has been extremely busy with movies, television, and stage performing ever since.
Mike Quinn: Nien Nunb, Return of the Jedi. Quinn started his puppeteering career in his teens, working with Jim Henson on The Great Muppet Caper and The Dark Crystal. He has worked as a character animator for Pixar as well.
Tim Rose: Admiral Ackbar, Return of the Jedi. As a puppeteer and animatronics designer, Rose helped perform characters Salacious Crumb and Sy Snootles in addition to Ackbar. His career encompasses numerous film and television productions.
Orli Shoshan: Shaak Ti, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. Shoshan was working in a modeling agency in Australia when she was cast as a Jedi Master for Episode II. She returned to reprise her role for Revenge of the Sith.
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