July 25th, 2013 by Dunc · No Comments
Celebration Europe doesn’t officially begin until Friday (which, for those of us in the states, means really early Friday) so the big event of the day in Germany today was the press conference. But StarWars.com did drop a nice video featuring Ashley Eckstein talking about fan groups.
From the fans, we have some pictures from the floor. Bleeding Cool has a couple pages of pics and no clue about Her Universe, while Jedi News gave us our first look at Hasbro’s Darth Plagueis figure.
And speaking of, we’ve been sadly neglectful of Caravan of the Force, in which several fans have been documentimng their travel from London to Essen.
Oh, and here’s a preview from James, even as he warns us that the wifi situation is lacking:
Now let’s hope the 501st don’t get him too drunk:
Newswatch! Can we expect any major news out of the con for Friday? The big-ticket panels are Attack of the Clones 3D at 12:30 p.m. CEST (6:00 a.m. EDT,) Ben Burtt at 1:30 p.m. CEST (7:30 a.m. EDT,) Doug Chiang and Iain McCaig at 2:00 CEST (8:00 a.m. EDT) and Secrets of The Clone Wars at 3:00 p.m. CEST (9:00 a.m. EDT.) Anthony Daniels is on at 4:00 p.m. CEST (10 a.m. EDT,) The Clone Wars screening at 5:00 p.m. CEST (11 a.m. EDT) and Ian McDiarmid is on at 6:00 p.m. CEST (noon EDT.) The night’s capper is an outdoor Return of the Jedi screening at 7:30 p.m. CEST (1:30 p.m. EDT.)
We have reports that a The Clone Wars DVD/Blu-Ray announcement is coming tomorrow, and everyone hope really hard that Chiang and McCaig show something, anything, that they’ve been working on for Episode VII. I wouldn’t expect any casting news until Kathleen Kennedy on Saturday, but stranger things have happened!
(Confused by the timezones? So am I. All praise World Time Buddy.)
Filed: conventions · expanded universe · star wars
Tagged: celebration europe ii · jaina solo · mara jade
July 25th, 2013 by Dunc · 5 Comments
The second Celebration Europe – and our first Celebration of the post-Disney era – has officially begun with a press conference reuniting much of the Return of the Jedi cast. Luckily, Dan Brooks of StarWars.com live-blogged it.
Don’t forget, our own @jamesjawa is in Germany, too!
Tagged: anthony daniels · carrie fisher · celebration europe ii · ian mcdiarmid · jeremy bulloch · mark hamill · peter mayhew · return of the jedi · warwick davis
July 11th, 2013 by Dunc · 4 Comments
There will be plenty of Star Wars at SDCC with Course of the Force, a huge floor presence and licensee panels, but there will be “no Episode VII content,” StarWars.com said last night. Cross your fingers for Celebration Europe and the D23 Expo.
Del Rey, Dark Horse and Hasbro will be holding Star Wars panels at SDCC on Friday, while Her Universe has one on Saturday. Del Rey released their signing schedule today while Dark Horse Comics posted their signing schedule yesterday.
Filed: conventions · sequel trilogy · star wars
Tagged: celebration europe ii · d23 expo · dark horse · del rey · episode vii · sdcc
July 3rd, 2013 by Dunc · 1 Comment
Our own James will be heading out to Germany for the fourth incarnation of the Celebration Bounty Hunt. This time with technology!
You’ll also want to check out the exhibitor directory and exclusive merchandise (including a Death Star soccer ball, right) if you haven’t already.
Tagged: celebration europe ii
June 27th, 2013 by Dunc · 4 Comments
Fans at Celebration Europe will have the chance to see a special directors cut of the Darth Maul arc from season five of The Clone Wars, Reed annouced today. There’ll be Friday and Saturday screenings of the recut arc, which features the episodes “Revival,” “Eminence,” “Shades of Reason,” and “The Lawless.”
There will also be a ‘Secrets of Star Wars: The Clone Wars‘ panel with Dave Filoni held Friday on Pablo Hidalgo’s Behind-The-Scenes Stage.
Filed: conventions · the clone wars
Tagged: celebration europe ii · dave filoni · pablo hidalgo · tcw: season 5
June 20th, 2013 by Dunc · 1 Comment
The latest addition to the Celebration Europe guest list are Mark Hamill and sound legend Ben Burtt.
It’s also your last day to buy VIP tickets.
Tagged: ben burtt · celebration europe ii · mark hamill
May 29th, 2013 by Dunc · 8 Comments
Here’s a closer look at Her Universe’s exclusives for Celebration Europe. In addition to many of the new products that debuted for Star Wars Weekends, you’ll also see this Darth Vader dress, limited edition Ahsoka tee featuring Dave Filoni artwork, and a tee that features ‘May the Force Be With You in multiple languages.
UPDATE: The Darth Vader dress, while debuting at Celebration Europe, is NOT an exclusive. You’ll be able to get it on the Her Universe site and at SDCC, per Ashley.
Filed: star wars
Tagged: ashley eckstein · celebration europe ii · her universe
May 29th, 2013 by Dunc · 11 Comments
It may not be coming to a theater near you anytime soon, but Attack of the Clones 3D will be heading to Germany for Celebration Europe II in July. Reed today announced that exclusive screenings of the converted film will be shown for ” an extremely limited engagement.”
They’ve also revealed the art show prints, which are now up for pre-order.
Other recent CEII news: Ashley Eckstein will be attending, and there will be a limited edition Her Universe dress and tee avaliable, as well as 200 of the Return of the Jedi necklaces.
Filed: conventions · star wars
Tagged: 3-D · ashley eckstein · attack of the clones · celebration europe ii · her universe
May 24th, 2013 by jawajames · 4 Comments
Today we got a few more updates for Star Wars Celebration Europe, coming up in only two months:
Tagged: celebration europe ii · return of the jedi
May 20th, 2013 by Dunc · 20 Comments
Well, here’s your new animated series: Star Wars: Rebels, set between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope just as heavily speculated. It’s helmed by Dave Filoni, Greg Weisman and Simon Kinberg and will be coming in Fall 2014.
The action-filled series is set between the events of Episode III and IV — an era spanning almost two decades never-before explored on-screen. Star Wars Rebels takes place in a time where the Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights as a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking shape. Details about the show are a closely guarded secret at this point.
The show will debut with an hour-long special on the Disney Channel before moving to Disney XD for the duration.
Fans will get a first look at the show at Celebration Europe.
Filed: star wars on tv · the clone wars
Tagged: celebration europe ii · dave filoni · greg weisman · lucasfilm animation · rebels (cartoon) · simon kinberg