We’re only a few months out from Celebration VI, and, Friday’s announcement aside, news has been fairly thin on the ground so far. Luckily, Lucasfilm and Reed have give us at Club Jade a first look at some of the convention’s programming.
Head beneath the cut for some, ahh, treats.
The Main Event: Rick McCallum and Simon Pegg Debate the Prequels
It’s not as big an event as George Lucas/Jon Stewart, but this sounds fun even for those with severe prequel apathy. The press release describes it as “The bounty hunter versus the producer! On Saturday August 25th ONLY, the man behind the prequels squares off against the voice of Dengar, special guest host Simon Pegg! Whose side are you on?” I hope those 501st security guards will be wearing riot gear.
Roundabout with Seth Green
“Seth Green and Matt Senreich give a sneak-peek at a super-secret NEW Star Wars project!” Well, duh.
See the Celebs!
In the finest Celebration tradition, fans have the opportunity to pay Official Pix a rolling scale of $20-80 to stand in a never-ending line, just to get a glimpse of whatever Star Wars celebs they can
chain to a card table get to come. I’m sure it will be very popular.
Hasbro Special Announcement: Star Wars is Magic!
Hasbro will announce their newest Star Wars crossover, and I’m just guessing, but I think, from the title, it may be ponies. You’re welcome, bronies. Again.
Versus: The Cage Match
Yes, this is exactly what it sounds like, fanboys: “Who could beat who in a fight,” the description says. “We won’t yell you – we’ll show you!” The 501st, Rebel Legion, and ‘select guest stars’ will participate. I expect this will be very popular. Sadly.
Team Han vs. Team Luke: A look at ‘ship wars in Star Wars fandom
Yes, seriously. We’ll be exploring the history of the Star Wars ship wars, from the early letterzine fights to the Jaina/Jag/Kyp wars of the NJO and beyond. Full disclosure: I’m on this panel as an an alum of Team Mara ’96.
Pitch your fanfic to LFL editors!
Here’s one that’s sure to be a hit (or ‘hit’) with our crowd, though I’m not sure it’s a wise move. (Can we blame 50 Shades of Grey?) Yes, editors of Lucasfilm and Del Rey will take and critique fiction pitches from fans. However, space will be limited – there are only 25 spots. Registration will open “soon.”
They didn’t send us any Expanded Universe or Clone Wars stuff – probably didn’t want too give much away prematurely.