Thursday, March 12, 2015

James Arnold Taylor & Dee Bradley Baker to Host Cosplay Contest, and Other Celebration Updates


By: Dominic Jones

It has been a great day in Star Wars, a new title and star, a new release date and director, tonnes of new Celebration guests, a tease for the big JJ Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy panel, and a whole bunch more awesome Celebration updates.  We've got details about the costume contest, a trivia contest, and the exhibitors list.

Cosplay Contest
We got some big news about the Star Wars Celebration Anaheim Cosplay Contest in terms of hosts and judges.  The Clone Wars actors James Arnold Taylor (Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Celebration main stage host) and Dee Bradley Baker (The Clones) will host the contest.  The judges will be Dave Filoni (Star Wars Rebels executive producer), Ashley Eckstein (voice of Ahsoka Tano on The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels), and Amy Beth Christenson (senior concept designer on The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels).  For more details on the cosplay contest including the categories, click here.

Wikia Qwizards: Star Wars Celebration Edition
Think you know the most about Star Wars?  Here's your chance to prove it.  On Saturday April 18th, you'll have your chance to go up against fellow fans and members of the Lucasfilm Story Group.  According to the official Celebration website,

Are you the chosen one? 50 audience members will play along with expert superfans from Wookieepedia, testing their saga knowledge against Leland Chee, the Lucasfilm Story Group’s “Holocron Keeper.” And in the end, one lucky audience winner will get the opportunity to compete on stage!

Wanna play? Come wish Wookieepedia a Happy Birthday in the fan table area on the Celebration Experience Exhibit Hall Floor and learn exactly how you can participate! And be on the lookout for the Wikia “Pop Qwiz” street team. Aside from also having gameplay info, they’ll randomly be testing fan knowledge in line queues throughout the show.

Join us, or... well, nothing serious is going to happen. You'll just miss out on your chance to win some awesome prizes. Wikia Qwizards: Star Wars Celebration Edition is happening on Saturday, April 18 at 3:00 p.m. on the Star Wars Fan Stage (303 ABCD).

The list of exhibitors that will be at Celebration Anaheim has been revealed.  The list is:

20th Century Legends
3D Lighting Innovations Inc.
Accutime Watch Corp
Acme Archives Ltd
Action Figure Authority AFA
Advanced Graphics
Alex Ross Art
Angels Baseball
Animetasia Inc.
Atomic Age Collectibles
AVID Star Wars Fan Club
AZ Collectors Marketplace
AZ Collectors Marketplace
BANDAI NAMCO Amusement America Inc.
Barretts Toy Chest
Betsy Butler
Billy Galaxy
Black Lotus Tattoers
Brandi Smart
Brian's Toys
Brick Brigade
California Vintage Star Wars Collectors' Club
Cale Turpen
Cards and Comics Central
Cartamundi USA
Celebrity Ink Autographs
Chris Sparks
Collectors Rebellion
Comic Images
Completist Publications
Consumer Systems Company
Cool Cat Collectibles
Custom Art by Jeremiah
DK Publishing Inc
DeAgostini Publishing USA
Dial Up Games
Disney Music Group
Disney XD/Disney Interactive
DKE Toys
Drew Baker
eFX Collectibles
Electronic Arts
Engine House - Eric Vie
Engine House Tattoos
EyeCandy Tattoo
Fantasy Flight Games
Formula 350
Fun Toys
Galerie USA - Carrie Fisher
Gentle Giant / 3D Systems
Glitch Gaming Apparel
Brynne Palmer of Gold Rush Tattoo
Hallmark Cards Inc
Han Cholo
HD Fezekas Tattoos
Her Universe
High Voltage Tattoo - Kevin Lewis
High Voltage Tattoo - Nate Fierro
Hot Flips LLC
Imperial Toy, LLC - Blitz Bubbles
Indiana Star Wars Collecting Community
Intergalactic Trading Co Inc
Irregular Choice
Jakks Pacific Inc
Jason Palmer Studios Inc
Jeff's Collectible Empire
Jeffrey Wortham
Jerry Vanderstelt
The Star Wars Art of Joe Corroney and Brian Miller
Johnson & Johnson
Jolie Rogue Tattoo - Matt Difa
Jolie Rogue Tattoo - Charissa Gregson
Jolie Rogue Tattoo - Clara Sinclair
Josh Bodwell Tattoos
Joushua Couchenour - Ink Fusion
Just Toyz
Konami Digital Entertainment Inc
Krypton Comics Inc
LaNeave's Posters, Toys, and Swag
Lee Kohse
Lego Systems Inc
Legendary Costume Works
Lightsaber Team & Orange County Star Wars Society
Lightspeed Fine Art
Line Force Club
Lost in a Vacuum
Luis Valdovinos
Matt Busch and Lin Zy Art
Mattel Inc
Club Tattoo
Mint In Box
My Favorite T-Shirt
Mysterious Galaxy
Nick Puma
Norwich Star Wars Club, UK
Ohio Star Wars Collectors Club
Orange Ribbon Collectibles
Order 66 Toys Inc.
PSA - PSA/DNA Grading & Authentication Services
Pain and Wonder Tattoo
Pangea Brands LLC
P Novelties
PC Collectables
Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society
Phat Collectibles
Phil's Toys
Chris Jones Tattoos
Piero Tat-twin
PPW Toys
Rachfal Enterprises
Penguin Random House Audio - Del Rey
Randy Martinez
Red Rocket Tattoo - Adam Hays
Red Rocket Tattoo - Vinny Romanelli
Revolution Tattoos
Rogue Mahone Tattoo Company
Rubie's Costume Co Inc
Russell Walks Illustration
American Tourister
San Diego Star Wars Society
Santa Cruz Skateboards
Scrooze Toys
Sideshow Collectibles
Red Rocket
Star Pix Collectibles
Star Wars Actors Guild 77
Studio 85 Tattoo
Tantrum Cases
Tattoos by Thomas Kersnowsky
Taylor M. Heald
The Contact Lens Company
The Dark Empire
The Force United
The Saber Guild
The Art of Ralph McQuarrie
Art of Tsuneo Sanda
The Dark Alliance Costuming Club
The Dented Helmet
The Jedi Assembly
The Jedi Order Japan
Prop Store
The Toy Cave
The Toy Federation
The Twin Suns
Thomas Bulman
Toy Brick Broker
Toy Dump
Toy Dump
Toy & Comic Heaven
Toy Matrix
ToyArena Inc
Toy Tokyo
UCC Distributing
Uncle Milton Industries Inc
Underground Toys
Washington DC Area Star Wars Collecting Club
Woodside Illustrations
Yo Joe Depot

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim takes place April 16th-19th at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.  Get your tickets here.

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