Celebration VII will be held in Anaheim, California from April 16-19, 2015. Tickets go on sale August 7, 2013 at 7:00 AM Pacific!
Lucasfilm Events Lead Mary Franklin made the announcement at the Closing Ceremonies
of Celebration Europe II in Essen, Germany. You can see a liveblog of the entire Closing Ceremonies here
There are many possible reason for Celebration's move to Anaheim from its previous U.S. site in Orlando. Disney may want to allow more of the people working on Episode VII in California to attend Celebration easily. Or, if the rumors
about Disneyland getting a big Star Wars
presence (instead of Disney World) are true, then positioning Celebration VII next to that park would be a smarter move. That assumes, of course, that any Star Wars
makeover is complete by April 2015.
Whatever the reason, West Coast fans now have easy access to a Star Wars
Celebration for the first time since 2007. And with Los Angeles about a half hour away from Anaheim by car, an appearance by a certain Episode VII director seems like a foregone conclusion. (Lucasfilm employees are probably happier about a flight from San Francisco to southern California than they would have been about one from San Francisco to the East Coast.)
The finale of Celebration Europe II also featured the announcements of the winners of the CEII tattoo contest, costume contest, and trivia contest. In addition, a convention highlight reel was shown using photos from CEII attendees (as part of the social media integration