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.
Tony DiTerlizzi, Pablo Hidalgo, Michael Kogge, and Tom Angleberger sign at Books of Wonder on Saturday October 11th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM for Star Wars Reads Day!
thrilled to invite you and your young Padawans to join us as we explore a galaxy far far away as 5 wonderful authors and artists join us, and readers around the globe celebrate the third annual Star Wars Day.
“Star Wars Reads Day” is an international event that celebrates reading and Star Wars. This year, Books of Wonder is thrilled to join in the fun and bring young readers and Star Wars fans an excellent panel of authors and artists who have all contributed to the vast universe of Star Wars stories.
Beginning at 4pm, NY Times bestselling author and illustrator TOM ANGLEBERGER fires up the crowd with Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus, the final Origami Yoda case file from the kids at McQuarrie Middle School.
NY Times bestselling author and illustrator TONY DiTERLIZZI introduces his just released Star Wars the Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight, which combines Ralph McQuarrie’s legendary conceptual designs and TONY DITERLIZZI’s captivating retelling of Luke Skywalker’s journey from farm boy on Tatooine to Jedi Knight and his epic victory of the Empire at Endor;
Author PABLO HIDALGO shares Star Wars Rebels: A New Hero, a new chapter in the intergalactic saga based on the new animated television series.
Author MICHAEL KOGGE delivers Star Wars Rebels: Rise of the Rebels, a new chapter book about the exploits of Ezra and the rebel crew — the new heroes of the Star Wars Rebels animated television series.
NY Times bestselling author and paper engineer MATTHEW REINHART brings us his two exceptional Star Wars pop-up books:Star Wars: A Galactic Pop-up Adventure and Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy and will demonstrate a take home pop-up crafting activity which and your young Star Wars fans can try at home.
Star Wars fans of all ages are invited to share in this celebration of the cultural phenomena that is Star Wars. Beginning at 4pm, the authors and artists will share their Star Wars books, answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of all their wonderful titles. All ages welcome! Saturday, October 11th, 4-6pm.
Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
The Empire. The Rebellion. The Beginning. STAR WARS REBELS, Lucasfilm’s highly anticipated animated series detailing the start of the fight against the evil Empire, is coming this fall – but fans can get a big sneak peek at San Diego Comic-Con.
Lucasfilm’s special panel, The Heroes of Star Wars Rebels (Thursday, 7/24/14, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Room: 6BCF), will feature executive producer Dave Filoni, as well as the first panel appearance by executive producer Simon Kinberg and stars Freddie Prinze, Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Steve Blum, Tiya Sircar, and Taylor Gray. They’ll discuss making the show and will debut several exclusive reveals from the upcoming series for fans in attendance.
Star Wars Rebels continues the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga with all-new exciting, action-packed adventures. It is a dark time in the galaxy, as the evil Galactic Empire tightens its grip of power from world to world. As the series begins, Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruling with an iron fist and ruining the lives of its people. The clever and motley crew of the starship Ghost is amongst a select few who are brave enough to stand against the Empire. Together, this ragtag group will face threatening new villains, encounter colorful adversaries, embark on thrilling adventures and become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion.
Scheduled to premiere in the fall as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel, it will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world.
Follow @StarWars and @DisneyChannelPR for the latest news on #StarWarsRebels. Stay tuned to www.StarWars.com for more on Star Wars Rebels at SDCC.