Friday, March 24, 2017

Partial Schedule for 'Star Wars' Celebration Orlando Released

By: Dominic Jones

Lucasfilm official Star Wars convention, Star Wars Celebration is coming up in less than three weeks.  The event will feature our first look at Star Wars: The Last Jedi, a special 40th anniversary celebration for A New Hope, a preview for Star Wars Rebels Season four, and so much more.  For attending fans who want to get a head start on planning their weekend, Lucasfilm has released a partial schedule featuring some of the biggest panels at the event.  You can find the partial schedule over at, but we've highlighted the locations and times of some of the biggest events below,

Galaxy Stage

Star Wars 40th Anniversary Celebration (Thursday, April 13, 11am-12:30pm)

Live on the Galaxy Stage; streamed to the Celebration and BTS Stages

A very special tribute to the 40th anniversary of Star Wars will kick start Celebration Orlando in grand fashion. The panel, hosted by Warwick Davis, will feature Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and discussions with some of the saga’s brightest stars, highlighting the impact of the galaxy far, far away and the fandom that has propelled it for the last four decades. As is tradition, this marquee Celebration event will undoubtedly include many not-to-be-missed surprises.

Dave Filoni: Animated Origins and Unexpected Fates (Thursday, April 13, 1:30-2:30pm)

Dave Filoni, ​Executive Producer and Supervising Director of Star Wars Rebels and Supervising Director of

Star Wars: The Clone Wars, ​ is joined on stage by creative executive Pablo Hidalgo. They’ll discuss some of the most cherished characters to come out of Lucasfilm Animation, reveal some untold origins of heroes and rogues, and with rare clips and artwork, they will track the surprising fates of this generation of Star Wars characters.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Friday, April 14, 11am-12:30pm)

Live on the Galaxy Stage; streamed to the Celebration and BTS Stages

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson will appear on stage. There will be plenty of surprises and special guests on the panel to keep the excitement brewing and speculation spinning throughout the rest of the weekend.

Star Wars Rebels Season Four Sneak Peek (Saturday, April 15, 11am-12:30pm)

Live on the Galaxy Stage; streamed to the Celebration and BTS Stages

Executive Producer Dave Filoni and special guests will bring an epic sneak peek at what’s to come in Star Wars Rebels fourth season. From the exclusive reveals, to the always lively audience Q&A, Celebration fans know this panel is not one to miss!

Celebration Orlando Closing Ceremony (Sunday April 16, 4-5pm)

Live on the Celebration and Galaxy Stages; streamed to the Behind-The-Scenes Stage

Gather with your friends and fellow Star Wars fans to relive the best moments of the weekend, and bid farewell to another Celebration.

There are many more panels that have been announced, including Q&As with the likes of Billy Dee Williams, Ray Park, and Ian McDiarmid, as well as panels about upcoming products from Hasbro, Lego, Marvel, and Del Rey, and so much more.  You can find all the panels announced here.

Star Wars Celebration takes place from April 13th-16th at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.  You can get your tickets here.

Don't forget to come visit the Star Wars Underworld booth on the convention floor.  We're booth #1848, right across from the stage.  We'll be hosting a special live podcast from the booth immediately after the The Last Jedi panel on Friday, with special guests from the fan community.  It's not to be missed!  You can RSVP to our Facebook event to never miss an update!

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