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.
The only actor to work on all seven Star Wars movies, Anthony Daniels, will be appearing at Star Wars Celebration Europe, meeting fans in the Celebration Autograph Hall, and appearing on stage with host Warwick Davis.
Daniels is the heart and soul of the golden robot C-3PO. He is also the legs, arms and voice. His legacy in the Star Wars universe includes portraying the golden droid not only in the seven movies, but also in countless television appearances, in animation, and public service announcements. Daniels toured as host with Star Wars in Concert, presenting the wonders of Star Wars music to audiences around the world.
Daniels joins these Star Wars character legends, autographing all three days in the Celebration Autograph Hall:
- Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker)
- Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia Organa)
- Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca)
- Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett)
- Daniel Logan (Young Boba Fett)
Look for more stars of the Celebration Autograph Hall to be announced here soon! Tickets for Friday and Sunday are still available!
Writer Charles Soule appears at Dragon’s Lair San Antonio on Sunday, June 26th from 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM!
Details: From heavy-hitter titles like Daredevil, Superman/Wonder Woman, Death of Wolverine and Star Wars: Poe Dameron to cult hits like Letter 44, She-Hulk, and Strange Attractors, Charles Soule is the hardest-working writer in comics today! Dragon’s Lair is fortunate to have him appearing right here in our stores to meet fans and sign copies of his work!
Dragon’s Lair Comics and Fantasy
7959 Fredericksburg Rd. Suite 129, San Antonio, TX 78229
Star Wars artist extraordinaire Dave Dorman (Dark Forces, Crimson Empire, Tales of the Jedi) appears at Alleycat Comics on Wednesday June 15, 2016 at 5:00 PM to celebrate the release of Marvel’s HAN SOLO #1!
5304 N. Clark Street Rear, Chicago, IL 60640
Vault of Midnight is very pleased to host the following creators for signings throughout the A2CAF weekend:
Saturday, June 18, 2016
12:00-1:00 Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet, Copper)
2:00-3:00 Nathan Hale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales)
Sunday, June 19, 2016
1:30-2:30 Nathan Hale
4:00-5:00 Kazu Kibuishi
Vault of Midnight
219 S. Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
In celebration of the release of DARK NIGHT: A TRUE BATMAN STORY, Paul Dini (Co-Creator of Harley Quinn, Producer and writer of the Batman: The Animated Series) will appear in person for a public event at Comix Experience on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
This public event will be followed with an exclusive Q&A for the Graphic Novel Club (for members only!) where Paul will discuss the book, and his work with us. If you would like to participate in the meeting you can join at www.graphicnovelclub.com before 7/1/16.
305 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
Writer Charles Soule appears at Midtown Comics Downtown to sign copies of Marvel’s Daredevil #8 and BOOM! Studios’ Strange Attractors on at 7:00 PM on Thursday, June 9th!
Losing a big case has landed A.D.A. Matt Murdock in night court for the foreseeable future, meaning less time to clean up the streets as Daredevil. Luckily Blindspot’s around to pick up the slack. But the young hero might be in over his head when he stumbles upon a horrific crime scene, one that will terrify even The Man Without Fear.
Strange Attractors #1:
What’s to Love: Writer Charles Soule (Daredevil, Civil War) crafted a mind-bending story about how chaos math kept New York City from collapsing under itself. Presented for the first time as a limited series, each oversized issue of Strange Attractors features 30 pages of content, including new, never-before-seen bonus story pages.
What It Is: Dr. Brownfield believes that a series of cataclysmic events are coming to New York City, and someone has to keep the city safe after he’s gone. Enter Heller Wilson, a brilliant mathematics student, who discovers that his ailing, perhaps insane, mentor has been saving New York City from societal collapse by a series of ‘adjustments,’ a la the Butterfly Effect. But now, all signs point toward an impending disaster. Can Wilson take what little he’s learned and save the city in time?
Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
Bestselling author Terry Brooks will sign copies of the new Shannara book, THE SORCERER’S DAUGHTER, on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 7:00 PM at Brookline Booksmith! He will also be reading from a forthcoming unpublished book and answering your questions!
279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
Bestselling author Terry Brooks will sign copies of the new Shannara book, THE SORCERER’S DAUGHTER, on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 3:30 PM at Odyssey Bookshop! He will also be reading from a forthcoming unpublished book and answering your questions!
9 College Street, South Hadley, MA 01075
Writer Paul Dini presents and signs Dark Night: A True Batman Story at Vroman’s Bookstore on Friday, June 24, 2016 at 7:00 PM!
This is a Batman story like no other the harrowing and eloquent autobiographical tale of writer Paul Dini’s courageous struggle to overcome a desperate situation.
The Caped Crusader has been the all-abiding icon of justice and authority for generations. But in this surprising original graphic novel, we see Batman in a new light as the savior who helps a discouraged man recover from a brutal attack that left him unable to face the world.
In the 1990s, legendary writer Paul Dini had a flourishing career writing the hugely popular “Batman: The Animated Series” and “Tiny Toon Adventures.” Walking home one evening, he was jumped and viciously beaten within an inch of his life. His recovery process was arduous, hampered by the imagined antics of the villains he was writing for television including the Joker, Harley Quinn and the Penguin. But despite how bleak his circumstances were, or perhaps because of it, Dini also always imagined the Batman at his side, chivvying him along during his darkest moments.
A gripping graphic memoir of one writer’s traumatic experience and his deep connection with his creative material, Dark Night: A True Batman Story is an original graphic novel that will resonate profoundly with fans. Art by the incredible and talented Eduardo Risso (100 BULLETS, TRANSMETROPOLITAN). (Vertigo)
Event Guidelines are forthcoming! Please check with store for details.
Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author’s most recent title from Vroman’s. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Vroman’s Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your Vroman’s receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.
695 E. Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91101