Nancy: “Don’t plan to camp! Celebration isn’t like Comic-Con; the volunteer staff will insist on clearing the theaters between panels. So don’t plan to spend the day in the Chapin Theater to get seats for Mark Hamill.”
Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Ian McDiarmid will have lines, guaranteed. The prequel panel was pretty popular last time, but it was also in one of the smaller rooms – I suspect the Digital Stage will serve it nicely.
There was plenty of room left at the handful of Clone Wars panels I attended at the Digital stage, and since the George Lucas panel was streamed into every room in the place, it wasn’t that hard to find somewhere you could watch it. Yes, there were people camping overnight, and I’m sure they got fabulous seats in the actual theater where George Lucas was, but you didn’t need to camp out of all you wanted to do was see the interview. I’m hoping they add an additional theater or two for the big names this time as well.
So, use your noggin on this one. James: “Figure out how popular your panel might be, and plan to be there extra early just to see if there is a line.”
Note: None of this applies to autographs, just panels.