June 22, 2016 by Colin Solan
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With Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016 set to launch in less than a month, we wanted to share a sneak peek at some of the panels being planned for the Celebration Stage, home of the biggest shows and brightest stars of the weekend! This is where fans will go to spend separate hours with Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Anthony Daniels, get the latest news and info on Rebels Season 3, and grab some super-secret glimpses of the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. If that weren’t enough, the stage will also host special screenings of A New Hope and The Force Awakens, as well as many other guests and not-to-be-missed Celebration attractions. A few surprises still to come on this stage, so be sure to stick around for the final day of the show. Make the Celebration Stage your number one stop in London this July!!
Seats at the Celebration Stage will be in high demand. Look for our Star Wars Celebration Navigation Guide, coming next week on www.starwarscelebration.com for helpful tips and tricks to help you see your favorite shows!
Friday, July 15:
An Hour With Mark Hamill
Start your Celebration weekend off in the best possible way, by spending time with the Jedi Master himself. Mark Hamill will chat with the audience, answer questions, and tell stories from his years in entertainment and from his point of view portraying the pivotal character of Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars universe.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Secret mission? What plans? What are you talking about? Find out, when Gareth Edwards – director of the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – joins Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and some special guests for a revealing can’t-miss Rogue One panel! Also streamed to the Galaxy Stage and BTSS
Star Wars Celebration Europe Cosplay Championship
Enjoy the best cosplay in the galaxy live on the Celebration Stage. The Celebration Europe Cosplay Championships, hosted by Warwick Davis and Mark Daniel, will entertain, and possibly inspire you to get started with your own Star Wars cosplay. The Championships will feature celebrity judges who know quite a bit about the art of Star Wars costumes: Dave Filoni (Executive Producer, Star Wars Rebels) and Steve Sansweet (Rancho Obi-Wan).
Screening: Star Wars: A New Hope
The story that started the theatrical saga of Star Wars, as well as the most recent, epic movie for the big screen, will play for fans at Celebration Europe Friday and Saturday evenings. Tonight, relive the excitement of seeing Star Wars: A New Hope in a theater, surrounded by your fellow fans. Bring your lightsaber and get ready to cheer for your heroes, and boo the Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth Vader. Or perhaps cheer for Darth if you lean toward the dark side….
Saturday, July 16:
The Creatures, Droids & Aliens of Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Take a deep dive into the Pinewood Studios-based Star Wars creature shop, where Creative Supervisor Neal Scanlan and team designed and built every alien, beast and droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Step-by-step, the process of crafting amazing creatures and droids like Maz Kanata, BB-8, the luggabeast, Unkar Plutt and Supreme Leader Snoke will be explored; from design and sculpting, to fabrication and animatronics, to painting and puppeteering. The panel will culminate in a live demo of one of the creature shop’s incredible Star Wars characters!
Anthony Daniels, Without Protocol
It’s always bright and shiny when our favorite protocol droid takes the stage. Don’t miss Anthony Daniels, the human behind C-3PO. Expect the unexpected as Daniels and host Warwick Davis have a marvelous time, sometimes at the expense of unsuspecting audience members.
Star Wars Rebels Season 3
Still recovering from the epic Star Wars Rebels Season 2 finale? Feel like you have more questions than answers about what the future holds for the crew of the Ghost? Fear not! Star Wars Rebels Executive Producer and Supervising Director Dave Filoni will be joined by special guests to share highly-guarded sneak peeks at what’s to come in Star Wars Rebels season 3 including a screening of the first two episodes!
Meet the Creators: The Minds Behind EA’s Star Wars Games
Join us for a roundtable discussion about what’s it’s like to create Star Wars games. The creative leaders behind Star Wars Battlefront, Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, Star Wars: The Old Republic and other upcoming Star Wars video games from EA will share behind-the-scenes stories and reveal news about the future of Star Wars games at EA.
Screening: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The story that started the theatrical saga of Star Wars, as well as the most recent, epic movie for the big screen, will play for fans at Celebration Europe Friday and Saturday evenings. Tonight, plan to stay after hours to watch your most beloved characters new and old in The Force Awakens, presented in theatrical quality on the Celebration Stage.
Sunday, July 17:
Carrie Fisher: The Princess Diaries
Buckle up. Our favorite Princess is coming and she will certainly have something to say. Join Carrie Fisher, the force behind Princess Leia in the Star Wars movies, for an hour of insights into the world of one of our favorite characters on and off the screen.
Ray Park Unleashed
Ray Park, the actor and champion martial artist behind the iconic character of Darth Maul, will take the stage for an hour of insights and interaction. Always two there are – Park will share the stage with Celebration Host and Sith apprentice Warwick Davis.
Writer Brian Wood (Rebels, Star Wars, DMZ) appears JHU Comic Books on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM to sign STARVE!
*Purchase of Starve Vol. 1 required to participate in signing event.
JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
It’s here! New York Comic Con 2015 is upon us, and Dark Horse Comics is delivering a full slate of signings from your favorite creators!
DARK HORSE COMICS | NEW YORK COMIC CON 2015 | BOOTH #1636
All creators signing in our booth offer their autographs for FREE. FREE prints, comics, or posters are provided for all of our signings (while supplies last). You may purchase or bring items to be signed; however, we may restrict the type or number of items to be signed as necessary.
Some signings require a wristband for entry, as noted on the schedule. Drawings for wristbands for these events will begin at show opening the day before and day of each signing. Come to the Dark Horse booth early for your best chance to join these events.
Lines may also be closed for other signings due to crowding or time restrictions.
We have two signing stages, denoted by the art on each stage. The location of each signing is indicated by the following abbreviations:
HB = Hellboy Signing Stage
FC = Fight Club 2 Signing Stage
All events are subject to change. Some restrictions apply. Please see Dark Horse Comics staff if you have questions.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8
11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. HB EI8HT NYCC 2015 EXCLUSIVE HARDCOVER: Mike Johnson, Rafael Albuquerque
FIGHT CLUB 2 #1 NYCC 2015 EXCLUSIVE VARIANT COVER: Rafael Albuquerque
12:00 p.m.–1:15 p.m. FC THE FIFTH BEATLE: Vivek J. Tiwary
1:00 p.m.–2:15 p.m. HB REALMS: THE ROLEPLAYING GAME ART OF TONY DITERLIZZI: Tony DiTerlizzi
1:30 p.m.–2:15 p.m. FC KINGSWAY WEST: Mirko Colak
2:30 p.m.–3:15 p.m. HB JOE GOLEM, BALTIMORE: Christopher Golden
2:30 p.m.–3:45 p.m. FC ARCHIE VS. PREDATOR: Alex de Campi
3:30 p.m.–4:15 p.m. HB THE NEW DEAL: Jonathan Case
4:00 p.m.–5:15 p.m. FC NANJING: THE BURNING CITY: Ethan Young
4:30 p.m.–5:15 p.m. HB THE PAYBACKS: Donny Cates, Eliot Rahal
5:30 p.m.–6:15 p.m. FC FIGHT CLUB 2, KABUKI: David Mack
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. HB PROJECT TO BE ANNOUNCED at the “Dark Horse Creators: Crafting the Original Story” Panel
(Thursday, October 8, 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m., Room 1A18)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9
10:00 a.m.–10:45 a.m. HB BARB WIRE: Adam Hughes
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM FC LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS, SURVIVING MEGALOPOLIS: Jim Calafiore
11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. HB DRAGON AGE: Greg Rucka
11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. FC LARP!: Marlin Shoop
12:30 p.m.–1:15 p.m. HB HALO: Sparth
12:30 p.m.–1:15 p.m. FC THE MASSIVE, THE MASSIVE: NINTH WAVE: Brian Wood, Garry Brown
1:30 p.m.–2:15 p.m. HB CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III: Larry Hama
1:30 p.m.–2:15 p.m. FC DEPT. H, PAST AWAYS, NEW MGMT #1 (MIND MGMT #36) #1 EXCLUSIVE NYCC 2015 VARIANT COVER: Matt Kindt
2:30 p.m.–3:45 p.m. HB PROJECT TO BE ANNOUNCED at the “Dark Horse: Classified” Panel
(Friday, October 9, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Room 1A21)
4:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m. HB BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: Scott Fischer
4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m FC POWER CUBED: Aaron Lopresti
5:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m. FC NANJING: THE BURNING CITY: Ethan Young
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. HB ABE SAPIEN: Max Fiumara, Sebastián Fiumara
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. FC GRINDHOUSE, CREEPY: Alex de Campi
FINDER, BAD HOUSES: Carla Speed McNeil
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10
10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m. FC EI8HT NYCC 2015 EXCLUSIVE HARDCOVER: Mike Johnson, Rafael Albuquerque
FIGHT CLUB 2 NYCC 2015 EXCLUSIVE VARIANT COVER: Rafael Albuquerque
11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m. HB THE BIG GUY AND RUSTY THE BOY ROBOT, THE SHAOLIN COWBOY: Geof Darrow
12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m. HB DRAGON AGE: Mike Laidlaw, Daniel Kading, Jacques Lebrun
12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m. FC THE ELTINGVILLE CLUB: Evan Dorkin
1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m. HB TWO BROTHERS: Gabriel Bá, Fábio Moon
1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m. FC REBELS: Brian Wood, Andrea Mutti
2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m. FC BOWERY BOYS: Cory Levine
2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m. HB COLDER, THE ORDER OF THE FORGE, PROMETHEUS: FIRE AND STONE
CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE SLIPCASE: Juan Ferreyra
3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m. HB MASS EFFECT: Mike Gamble, Chris Wynn
3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m. FC EVE: VALKYRIE: Brian Wood
4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m. HB SIN CITY: Frank Miller *Wristband-only event (Wristbands distributed from the Dark Horse Comics booth by drawing at show opening on Friday and Saturday. Signing limited to a free poster that will be provided and one other comic, book, or piece of memorabilia. Some restrictions may apply.)
5:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m. HB ITTY BITTY HELLBOY, AW YEAH COMICS: Art Baltazar, Franco
THE GOONIES NYCC LIMITED EDITION PRINT: Art Baltazar
5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. FC ZODIAC STARFORCE: Kevin Panetta
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. HB BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL & FAITH: Rebekah Isaacs, Will Conrad, Scott Fischer
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11
11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m. HB THE PAYBACKS: Donny Cates, Eliot Rahal
11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m. FC MIRROR’S EDGE: Robert Sammelin
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. HB PROJECT TO BE ANNOUNCED at the “Dark Horse: Classified” Panel
(Friday, October 9, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Room 1A21)
1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m. FC PROJECT TO BE ANNOUNCED at the “Dark Horse All-Ages: Comics Are for Everyone!” Panel
(Saturday, October 10, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., Room 1C02)
The Force is everywhere, but it may be heavily concentrated at this year’s New York Comic Con. On October 8, attendees will receive an exclusive sneak peek of what’s to come in the second season of Star Wars Rebels, along with a panel featuring special guests and a preview of two new episodes from the series.
As the second season of Star Wars Rebels opens, the crew of the Ghost is now a very real threat to the Empire. That’s bad news, because Darth Vader’s been assigned with the task of mopping them up. Undeterred, the rebels seek out old friends and new allies, hoping to rally the formidable alliance which began to crystallize at the end of Season One. Vader will dispatch new agents to counter their growing coalition, but the Sith Lord’s battle with the Rebels could be more personal than anyone realized.
The Star Wars Rebels panel will take place on the Empire Stage from 1:30-2:30 p.m. and be followed by an exclusive screening of two new episodes on the same stage from 5:30-6:30 p.m. These episodes will feature the series debut of Captain Rex, Captain Gregor, and Commander Wolffe — three clones from the hit animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars. They join another fan favorite from the show, Ahsoka Tano, who made her Star Wars Rebels debut in the final episode of Season One.
Star Wars Rebels returns with new episodes this fall on Disney XD.
Writer Brian Wood (The Massive, Star Wars, DMZ) appears at Friendly Neighborhood Comics on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from noon till 3:00 pm to sign the first issue of REBELS!
Friendly Neighborhood Comics
191 Mechanic Street (Route 140), Bellingham, MA 02019
Well hello, what have we here? Actor Billy Dee Williams will be appearing at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim next month. The actor who portrayed Lando Calrissian in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi will be greeting fans and signing autographs in the Celebration Autograph Hall presented by Official Pix, and is also scheduled for the Celebration stage with host James Arnold Taylor.
Hollywood icon Billy Dee Williams was an exceptional addition to the cast of heroes in the Star Wars universe, backed by his powerful performance opposite Diana Ross in the films Mahogany and Lady Sings the Blues. Appearing in both Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, Williams brought the iconic character Lando Calrissian to life on the big screen.
Williams’ career includes roles in the films Undercover Brother, Nighthawks, Bingo Long, Batman, and Bryan’s Song. He’s been nominated for the Emmy and Independent Spirit Awards, and been presented the TV Land and Image Awards for his performances. In the world of television Williams has appeared on Dynasty, Lost, NCIS, Night Shift, and GLEE to name just a few. He has voiced Lando Calrissian in video games, television specials, and in Star Wars: Rebels.
An accomplished artist and author, Williams has been nominated for a Guggenheim Award and won an Hallgarten Award, an honor in the art world.
This April, attendees of Star Wars Celebration Anaheim will witness the global premiere of Star Wars Rebels season two, which continues the epic adventures of the crew of the Ghost and further reveals the early days of the rebellion against the Empire. Fans will be the first to see the first episode of season two following an encore screening of the series’ two-part season one finale.
At Celebration, there will also be a special Star Wars Rebels panel featuring members of the cast and crew from the Disney XD animated series. Dave Filoni (Executive Producer, Supervising Director), Freddie Prinze, Jr. (Kanan), Vanessa Marshall (Hera), Tiya Sircar (Sabine), Steve Blum (Zeb), Taylor Gray (Ezra) and other special guests will discuss the startling season one finale and offer exclusive sneak peeks of what’s to come in season two.
Mike Mignola, Brian Wood, and Matt Kindt appear at Things From Another World on Friday, February 20, 2015! **due to unforeseen circumstances Eric Powell has had to cancel his appearance**
Join Things From Another World for a very special signing with four of comics’ most visionary creators at our Portland store Friday, February 20, 2015.
This is a free event, but attendees will need to present their ticket at the door for admission to each of the time slots. Tickets are available for free via Eventbrite:
Hellboy and B.P.R.D. creator Mike Mignola will sign from 6:00 – 7:45 PM. Get signing tickets at the link…
Brian Wood (The Massive, Rebels), Eric Powell (The Goon, Chimichanga) and Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT, PastAways) will sign from 8:00 – 9:30 PM. Get signing tickets at the link…
Mark your calendars for February 20 to meet these creators and get your favorite comics signed. We will have comics and graphic novels available for purchase at the event. Limit of two items signed per attendee per creator.
Things From Another World
2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232
Writer and game designer John Jackson Miller appears at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday November 12, 2014 7:00 PM. He is the author of Star Wars: Kenobi, Star Wars: Knight Errant, and Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories, as well as nine Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic graphic novels. Don’t miss this chance to meet the author, ask questions and have your book personalized. A special showing by Vader’s 501st.
Barnes & Noble
Suburban Plaza, 8029 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
Greg Weisman (Gargoyles, Young Justice, Spectacular Spider-Man) signs his new book at Vroman’s Bookstore on Sunday July 20, 2014 at 4:00 pm!
About Spirits of Ash and Foam:
In this sequel to Rain of the Ghosts, Rain Cacique must now unearth a whole new series of mysterious events, all while juggling the struggles of homework, babysitting duties, and new friends. Now that she is equipped with her heirloom talisman her grandfather left her, she seeks the next mystical relic that will allow her to uncover her home’s secrets and launch her and her ghost grandfather into a whole new adventure..
About the Author:
GREG WEISMAN is an American comic book and animation writer and producer, best known as the creator of Gargoyles and as the Supervising Producer of The Spectacular Spider-Man. Weisman just completed work as writer and producer on the Young Justice animated series. The television series he’s produced have been nominated for a number of Emmy Awards. Currently he is working the new Star Wars cartoon REBELS.
695 E. Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91101