One of our favorite pastimes at Star Wars Celebration is seeing people cosplay. From the thrown together ones to the extremely detailed, they are all done with love of a true fan at heart. We love the mash-ups and the by the book accurate.
Here are the pictures we took at Celebration of people dressed up as some incarnation of a Star Wars character or idea. If any of these cosplayers are you, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will send you the unedited picture! Click on the image to make them larger.
Star Wars Celebration Orlando has come and gone. We had some amazing experiences and frustrating ones as well. We talk about all the things we love and the things we didn’t like at Celebration. Luckily, the bad things didn’t ruin it for us (even though I’m not sure that was the case for everyone). We also do a lengthy preview of Comicpalooza, talk about a May the Fourth event at Dat Dog, and give our take on how to tackle Jazz Fest.
Of course, we took tons of photos at Celebration, plus we still have some blogs to write about Celebration. These pics will mostly be of the exhibition and autograph halls in addition to other sights that we saw in our four days at Star Wars Celebration Orlando. Click pictures to make them larger adn to read captions. If any of the photos are of you, let us know and we can send you an unedited copy.
You Take the Skyway
Volleyball and Star Wars
The line to get in the first day….this is at the .5 mile mark. Rumor has it that at one point it was 6 miles.
Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple at SWCO
Too late for some wristbands!
The speedpass entrance to the store
Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple trying on a Her Universe Jacket.
Old friends united
Freddie Prinze, Jr
Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple with Hayden Christensen
Hayden Christensen’s autograph
No word if that is the same Ezra from Rebels
Star Wars Celebration…Fun for all ages
Star Wars Autograph Universe Meetup
Phil Noto and Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple (who was still in pin trading mode)
Earlier this week Celebration announced two guests that don’t often do conventions.
Denis Lawson was the face of Wedge Antilles in the original trilogy. The Scottish actor is making, according to the sources, we have found, his first U.S. convention appearance.
At most celebrations, guests from the prequels are usually in short supply, with the exceptions of Ray Park and Daniel Logan. The man who brought life to Jango Fett will probably have a sizable part of his lines wanting to meet him for playing Chief Tui in Moana.
Sam Witwer does do cons quite a bit, but after finishing his run as Maul on The Clone Wars and Rebels this season, he is also sure to have long lines. (And does this mean Stephen Stanton will be quick to follow?).
Del Rey Books has released some information about its involvement at Star Wars Celebration. They will have booth located at #2522 right next to the Random House Audio and DK booths. They have also listed some panels:
I’ll Take Droids for $500, Obi-Wan: An audience member will be able to prove that he knows Star Wars more than authors Chuck Wendig and Timothy Zahn. Good luck to that member of the audience! Thursday 2:30-3:30 at the Behind the Scenes Stage (W304)
Lucasfilm Publishing Writers’ Roundtable: Members of the Lucasfilm team and Del Rey authors (Mr. Zahn and Delilah S. Dawson were specifically mentioned). This is one that I’m planning on attending. Friday 4:30-5:30 at the Behind the Scenes Stage (W304)
Del Rey Books, Behind the Scenes: Del Rey has published Star Wars books since, well, actually, before a New Hope was released. This panel will feature authors Mr. Wendig, Mr. Zahn, Ms. Dawson, and Christie Golden and will be moderated by Del Rey senior editor, Elizabeth Schaefer. Friday 4:30-5:30 at the Behind the Scenes Stage (W304)
Individual talks by authors in which the author determines the flow of the conversation will take place during the Star Wars University Panel. Think of these talks as more workshops where you learn more about the craft as well as the book they write. All of the University Workshops are in W300.
Thursday 5:00 pm – 6:00 Star Wars University: Chuck Wendig
Friday 12:30 pm – 1:30 Star Wars University: Delilah Dawson
Friday 2:00 pm – 3:00 Star Wars University: Tim Zahn
Saturday 3:30 pm – 4:30 Star Wars University: Christie Golden
Sunday 12:30 pm – 1:30 Star Wars University: John Jackson Miller
All book signings are free and will take place at the Del Rey Booth (2522) and the Barnes & Noble Booth (2022). They will have books for sale, but you can bring your own as well.
11:30 am – 12:30 Christie Golden B&N Booth 2022
1 pm – 2 Chuck Wendig B&N Booth 2022
4 pm – 6:30 Tim Zahn B&N Booth 2022
11 am – 12 Chuck Wendig Del Rey Booth 2522
11 am – 1 Tim Zahn B&N Booth 2022
3 pm – 4:00 Chuck Wendig B&N Booth 2022
5:30 pm – 6:30 Tim Zahn B&N Booth 2022
5:45 pm – 6:45 Christie Golden & Delilah S. Dawson Del Rey Booth 2522
11 am – 12:30 Christie Golden & Delilah S. Dawson Del Rey Booth 2522
2 pm – 4:30 Tim Zahn B&N Booth 2022
3 pm – 4 John Jackson Miller Del Rey Booth 2522
4 pm – 5 Chuck Wendig B&N Booth 2022
5 pm – 6 Christie Golden & Delilah S. Dawson Del Rey Booth 2522
10:30 am – 11:30 Chuck Wendig, Christie Golden & Delilah S. Dawson Del Rey Booth 2522
1 pm – 2 Christie Golden B&N Booth 2022
2:30 pm – 4:30 Tim Zahn B&N Booth 2022
You can find more about Del Ray books and Star Wars Celebration here. Also, check out their twitter for the latest updates.
We just purchased quite a few books from the new canon on a whim the other night. Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple has already started reading Star Wars: Dark Disciple by Christie Golden. I’m still reading Scoundrels by Mr. Zahn that we purchased from him at Pensacon. In other words, we are super excited about meeting all the authors, and we will probably drop quite a few credits at the Del Rey booth!
Star Wars Celebration has added two new people to its ever-growing roster of celebrities that will appear at the convention.
Anthony Daniels, the man who is C3-PO, will be attending the con all four days.
Riz Ahmed portrayed Bodhi Rook in Rogue One. It’s his character that truly sets the events in motion and actually gives the name to the film. He will only be there on April 14.
In other Celebration news, EA will be on show floor showing off the latest in Star Wars gaming. Will we see an early look at Battlefront 2?
The applications for the cosplay contest are closed, but the event itself will take place on the 15th with a time to be announced later.
The R2 builders will have a room dedicated to their completed droids in W205. What I’m looking forward to this year is that they will have a Droid Smash Derby. Star Wars Celebration wonderfully describes this event as “Battlebots meets Phantom Menace Pod racing.” How cool does that sound?!
Celebration is now only a month away, and we just got these in the mail this week!