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  • Billy Dee Williams Appears at Star Wars Celebration 2015

    Billy-Dee-WilliamsPress Release:

    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.

    Star Wars Rebels Premieres Season 2 at Celebration

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    Press Release:

    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.

    Scene on the Web Weekly: July 29 – August 4, 2013

    The Tampa Bay Comic Con adds Jason Momoa, the New York Comic Con adds Greg Capullo, and Star Wars Celebration plans a trip to Anaheim in 2015. All this and more in the latest Scene on the Web Weekly.

    Scene on the Web: Star Wars Celebration VI

    Keep checking back for continuous updates.

    Scene on the Web: Star Wars Celebration VI

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    Dark Horse Comics Schedule at Star Wars Celebration VI

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    Dark Horse Comics has release their schedule and list of exclusives for Star Wars Celebration VI.

    Press Release:

     Get exclusive Star Wars Celebration VI “GALACTIC PASSPORT” and collect one-of-a-kind stamps from us and Star Wars publishers DK, Workman, Del Rey, and Scholastic.

     Check our schedule for SIGNINGS, PANELS, and SPECIAL EVENTS.

     Spin the Dark Horse PRIZE WHEEL for a chance to win an Alex Ross Star Wars print, a Dawn of the Jedi patch, an exclusive Celebration VI button pack, or Star Wars comics—either in print or digital.

     Take your PICTURE with some of our Star Wars cosplayer friends and in front of our awesome Star Wars art! Send a twitpic to @darkhorsecomics or post it on http://www.facebook.com/darkhorsecomics!

     Check out our STORMTROOPER HELMET illustrated by Chris Scalf. We’ll be auctioning it off on eBay for the Make-a-Wish Foundation in honor of the 501st Legion.

     Check out Star Wars comics in the DARK HORSE STORE, brought to you by TATE’S COMICS of Lauderhill, Florida!

    SCHEDULE

    THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2012

    1:30—2:30 p.m. Dark Horse Comics Looks Ahead: 2013, Behind the Scenes Stage (W414 ABCD)
    See what’s on the Star Wars horizon at Dark Horse with John Jackson Miller, Jan Duursema, Doug Wheatley, Dave Marshall, and Randy Stradley. Hosted by Pablo Hidalgo.

    2:00—3:00 p.m. Signing with artist Chris Scalf – FREE Star Wars: Blood Ties—Boba Fett Is Dead mini-print (while supplies last), Dark Horse Comics (Booth 839)

    5:00—6:00 p.m. Drawing Aliens with Doug Wheatley, Family Room

    FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2012

    11:30 a.m.—Noon Signing with artist Dave Dorman – FREE Darth Maul: Death Sentence mini-print (while supplies last), Dark Horse Comics (Booth 839)

    Noon—1:00 p.m. Signing with writer Brian Wood – FREE Alex Ross Star Wars print featuring the premier cover of Star Wars, a series which will take place during the three-year span between Star Wars: A New Hope and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (while supplies last), Dark Horse Comics (Booth 839)

    1:00—2:00 p.m. Signing with writer Randy Stradley and artist Doug Wheatley – FREE Star Wars: Dark Times mini-print (while supplies last), Dark Horse Comics (Booth 839)

    3:00—5:00 p.m. Celebration VI Costume Masquerade, Celebration Stage (Chapin Theater)
    Costuming is an art form, and quite possibly no group takes that art form higher than Star Wars fans. With judge Randy Stradley, long-time Star Wars comics writer, editor, and Pith Lord!

    4:00—5:00 p.m. Signing with artist Jan Duursema – FREE Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi mini-print (while supplies last), Dark Horse Comics (Booth 839)

    5:00—6:00 p.m. Signing with writer John Jackson Miller and letterer Michael Heisler—FREE Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith mini-print (while supplies last), Dark Horse Comics (Booth 839)

    7:00—8:00 p.m. One Writer’s Approach to Star Wars, Star Wars University (W300)
    Brian Wood talks about how he’s finding a new take on the core characters of the Original Trilogy Era in the upcoming series from Dark Horse Comics.

    SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 2012

    11:00 am—Noon Signing with writer Randy Stradley and artist Doug Wheatley – FREE Star Wars: Dark Times mini-print (while supplies last), Dark Horse Comics (Booth 839)

    Noon—1:00 p.m. Signing with artist Chris Scalf – FREE Star Wars: Blood Ties—Boba Fett Is Dead mini-print (while supplies last), Dark Horse Comics (Booth 839)

    1:30—2:30 p.m. Signing with writer Brian Wood – FREE Alex Ross Star Wars print featuring the premier cover of Star Wars, a series which will take place during the three-year span between Star Wars: A New Hope and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (while supplies last), Dark Horse Comics (Booth 839)

    3:00—5:00 p.m. Celebration VI Costume Masquerade, Celebration Stage (Chapin Theater)
    Costuming is an art form, and quite possibly no group takes that art form higher than Star Wars fans. With judge Randy Stradley, long-time Star Wars comics writer, editor, and Pith Lord!

    4:00—5:00 p.m. Signing with Jeffrey Brown, author and illustrator of Darth Vader and Son published by Chronicle Books

    5:00—6:00 p.m. Drawing with Jan Duursema, Family Room

    SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2012

    10:30—11:30 a.m. Creating Comics for the Star Wars Galaxy—Writers and Editors Roundtable Discussion, Star Wars University (W300)
    A Writers’ Roundtable Discussion with John Jackson Miller, Jan Duursema, Dave Marshall, and Randy Stradley of Dark Horse Comics.

    11:30 am – 1:30 pm Celebration VI Star Wars Tattoo Show, Digital Stage (W415 A)
    It just wouldn’t be Celebration without the Star Wars tattoo show and competition, a tradition since 2005. Be amazed by the best Star Wars tattoos in different categories, and see how your ratings compare with the judges, one of whom is Dark Horse Comics’ very own Pith Lord Randy Stradley.

    12:30 – 1:30 pm Signing with artist Jan Duursema – FREE Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi mini-print (while supplies last), Dark Horse Comics (Booth 839)

    2:30 – 3:30 pm Signing with writer John Jackson Miller—FREE Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith mini-print (while supplies last), Dark Horse Comics (Booth 839)

    Star Wars Celebration VI comes back to Orlando in 2012

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    Following information is per the Homing Beacon, the official Star Wars email Newsletter:

    After the impressive (most impressive) success of last year’s Empire-themed Star Wars Celebration V, we are thrilled to announce that the biggest party this side of the galaxy, Star Wars Celebration VI is setting down August 23-26, 2012 back at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida!

    With official Celebration hotels* starting as low as just $65 per night, it’s never been more affordable for fans to vacation in Orlando on any budget.

    *Note: the only official Celebration VI travel partner is powered by onPeak. Don’t be fooled! Book your travel today by visiting www.starwarscelebration.com and receive our “Best Rate Guarantee.” We cannot honor room rates reserved through other travel groups.

    Orlando is a destination for fans and families from around the world, with highlights including the all-new Star Tours: The Adventures Continue at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Traveling to Celebration VI will provide the perfect opportunity to experience the all-new Star Tours adventures with Star Wars fans from around the world!

    Tickets
    Tickets to Star Wars Celebration VI are available now! Be among the first to grab your ticket and guarantee your spot at this not-to-be-missed Star Wars event! All-new memories begin with a ticket to the convention, and it’s not too soon to start planning your trip today! Don’t miss out on all of the exclusive merchandise, interviews with cast and crew — and MORE!

    Hotels
    SAVE when you reserve your hotel room through www.starwarscelebration.com. Our official travel desk will land you great rates at a number of host hotels in the Orlando area. And booking through the official site will also grant you access to ride the Celebration VI Shuttle bus back and forth to the convention center! Don’t wait, book today!

    BIGGER, BETTER AND ALL ABOUT YOU!
    Like the Empire’s second Death Star, Celebration VI is shaping up to be even BIGGER than all previous iterations — and also like the second Death Star, it’s all still under construction. That means that we’re still planning the programming, the panels, guests, special events and activities, and we want to hear from YOU to help make this the best Celebration yet! What do YOU want to see?

    Be sure to follow Star Wars Celebration on Facebook and Twitter to let us know what you think. Celebrations are for YOU, the fans, whether you saw Star Wars when it first premiered or you’re just now exploring that galaxy far, far away for the very first time. So send us a tweet or write on our wall. We’ve got more than a year until Celebration VI, and we’re going to build it together! When completed, this ultimate Celebration will spell certain fun for Star Wars fans across the galaxy.

    We thank you for all your support and passion. It’s the fans who have sustained the Saga for all these years, and — come August 2012 — we’re excited to welcome you back to our galaxy. May the Force be with you!

    Visit the Star Wars Celebration website for all the info!

    Win 2 Kids Passes for Star Wars Celebration V!

    Convention Scene has two kids passes available to give away to one lucky fan to attend Star Wars Celebration V, taking place this weekend in Orlando, Florida. These passes are full-four day passes are only good for attendees ages 6-12 years of age. Just fill out the form below to enter. Submissions must be received by 1:00 PM EST tomorrow, Thursday, August 12th. We will overnight the passes to you so that they arrive by U.S. mail on Friday.

    Contest

    Please fill out completely and submit to enter the contest. Please note: Addresses are only being collected to expedite the shipment of the passes. All such personal information will be discarded following the awarding of the winner.

    NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE ENTRANT’S ODDS OF WINNING. THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS OPEN ONLY TO NATURAL PERSONS WHO ARE LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. ENTRY IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

    Jon Stewart to Interview Geoge Lucas Live at Star Wars Celebration V

    Star Wars Celebration has announced a special event with Jon Stewart and George Lucas:

    Star Wars Celebration V is proud to present The Main Event — a live, on-stage interview with Saga creator George Lucas hosted by The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart. The hour-long, candid conversation will spark a discourse sure to shed light on the storied history of the Star Wars Saga — from its past to its future, with insider insights about the many steps along the way. A self-proclaimed lover of Lucas’ “galaxy far, far away,” Stewart brings a fan sensibility to the interview, aiming to focus on areas of interest to the many diverse and devoted groups that have helped Star Wars endure for more than thirty years. In addition to the dialogue between Lucas and Stewart, fan questions can be submitted, too!

    Submit your questions to George Lucas and Jon Stewart.

    George Lucas to Appear at Star Wars Celebration V

    Via Star Wars Celebration:

    Star Wars creator George Lucas will make a special guest appearance at Star Wars Celebration V this August in Orlando.

    This will be the second Celebration appearance, and only the third Star Wars convention appearance for the writer/director, who last attended Celebration III in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 2005.

    Lucas will appear onstage at a date and time yet to be scheduled during the four-day run of the show, which takes place August 12-15, 2010 at the Orange County Convention Center.

    Scene on Video: A Preview of Star Wars Celebration V

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    Courtesy of Medium at Large, the official blog of The Reed Exhibitions Pop Culture Group, comes this video preview of Star Wars Celebration V, set to take place in Orlando, Florida, this coming August.


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