Star Wars Celebration kicks off tomorrow (April 13) in Orlando, Florida and promises to be an event to remember. Stars and creators of the movies, Star Wars Rebels and more will be there, along with thousands of fans from across the galaxy!
Kids under 6 are free too and StarWars.com has a great piece here on many of the highlights for kids.
Unfortunately Star Was Kidscast will be unable to attend, so if you meet any Star Wars stars, participate in the Family Room activities, kids' costume contest or other fun activities please share your Celebration photos with us here, on Twitter @SWKidscast or Facebook @StarWarsKidscast!
Since we focus a lot on books here, we're excited to point out that some of our favourite Star Wars authors and illustrators will be at Celebration this week (April 13-16). For those attending, there are plenty of opportunities to meet the creators of some awesome books. Here’s just a sample of who will be there and why that’s exciting!
Adam Bray, Tricia Barr and Cole Horton will be showcasing the brand-new (and impressive!) Star Wars The Visual Encyclopedia. They are the co-authors behind such books as Ultimate Star Wars and Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know. Adam Bray has also written two Star Wars Rebels visual guides, and been a guest on our podcast back in 2014!
Jason Fry has written so many Star Wars books for young readers in the past few years it’s hard to keep track of them all. A brief sample list of his work includes Weapon of a Jedi, Aliens of the Galaxy, Rogue One Rebel Dossier, Darth Vader: Sith Lord and so many more!
Randy Martinez has been an official Star Wars artist for many years and is the illustrator of the recent Darth Vader: Sith Lord.
Pablo Hidalgo is part of the official team that oversees all Star Wars storytelling (the Lucasfilm Story Group) and has authored several books, including Rogue One The Ultimate Visual Guide, The Force Awakens Visual Guide and more.
Kemp Remillard is the illustrator behind the gorgeous The Force Awakens Incredible Cross-Sections and contributor to Star Wars Complete Locations.
There are many, many more exciting guests scheduled for Celebration this year and these are just a quick sample. Let us know who you are able to meet and please say HI from Star Wars Kidscast!
May the Force Be With You!