Full Schedule of Celebration VI Panels & Events!
08 Aug. 2012

Full Schedule of Celebration VI Panels & Events!


Celebration VI is getting closer and closer, and it’s always best to have your days planned out before the event happens so you can fully enjoy it. Well now that the full schedule has been released, you can now plan your days accordingly, and choose what panels and events are must sees for you, and ones that you maybe might have to skip. While it will no doubt be hard to attend every panel and event you might want to see, hopefully everyone will be able to use the schedule to get the most enjoyment out of Celebration VI. Below you will find the full schedule of panels and events planned for CVI, broken up by each day of the Celebration.

Thursday 8/23

The Clone Wars Theater Clone Day
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Location: The Clone Wars Theater (W312 ABC)
Description: Enjoy eight episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars starring the heroes of the Republic! Landing at Point Rain, The Citadel, Counterattack, Citadel Rescue, Battle of Umbara, The General, Plan of Dissent, and Carnage of Krell.

Bottled Water and a Plan: Maximize your Celebration VI Experience
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Fan Stage (W311 ABCD)
Description: Arnie and Marjorie Carvalho, producers and co-hosts of Star Wars Action News share their time-tested methods for making the best of Celebration VI. Starting your show with their panel will help you enjoy your best Celebration experience ever.

In the Service of the Republic
Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Star Wars University (W300)
Description: Queens, Princesses and Senators, oh my! Costuming in the Rebel Legion Galactic Senate has much to offer, not only to female Star Wars fans, but to men as well. The Rebel Legion offers a wide array of costumes such as Queen Amidala, Padme Amidala, Princess Leia, handmaidens, Bail Organa and Senate Guards just to name a few. In addition to the Senate, learn about Rebel Supporters – the best of the rest? This is the category for Denizens of the Rebel Legion that refuse to be put in a box, from druids to alien dancers to moisture farmers to fearsome Ewoks and more. We welcome your kind of scum!

StarWars.com and Beyond
Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Collecting Stage (W303 ABC)
Description: The Lucasfilm team takes you behind the scenes with an inside look at the present and future of Star Wars online. Find out what’s coming up next on StarWars.com with a sneak peek at upcoming games, activities, social media and more. Learn more about the evolving direction of the site and meet some of the newest contributors to the Star Wars Blog, including Leland Chee (Keeper of the Holocron), Katie Cook (super artist), Steve Sansweet (super collector), and Ashley Eckstein (voice of Ahsoka Tano). All panel attendees will receive a free gift from StarWars.com! Note: No Star Tots will be given away at this panel.

Inside The Clone Wars Tech
Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Digital Stage (W415 A)
Description: The Clone Wars VFX Supervisor Joel Aron and Supervising Director Dave Filoni take you inside the hit television series. Catch a glimpse how the magic is made, and be ready for a great Q&A session.

A Quirky Point of View: The Star Wars Books of Matthew Reinhart & Jeffrey Brown
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: Behind The Scenes Stage (W414 ABCD)
Description: New York Times bestsellers Matthew Reinhart (Star Wars: A Galactic Pop-Up Adventure) and Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader and Son) discuss writing and illustrating the world of Star Wars for two generations of fans. Matthew will discuss the joys and challenges of creating Star Wars pop-up vehicles, aliens, droids, and Jedi; while Jeffrey will discuss finding inspiration in fatherhood for his humorous graphic novel that puts a new spin on the classic saga.

Building a Styrene Droid with the R2-D2 Builders
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Location: Fan Stage (W311 ABCD)
Description: Learn how to build a low-cost droid using simple tools and styrene. Presented by R2-D2 Building experts Guy Vardaman, David Littleton, Andy Schwartz, Alex Kung, Ted Koenig, and Droid Builders’ founder Dave Everett.

James Luceno Writing Workshop
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: Star Wars University (W300)
Description: Learn from one of the masters of Star Wars and Science Fiction writing.

Collecting at Celebration 101
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: Collecting Stage (W303 ABC)
Description: As every collector knows, the best part of any trip is what you take home with you, and for collectors at Star Wars Celebration VI there is no shortage of exclusive collectibles to choose from! Join Arnie and Marjorie of the Star Wars Action News collecting podcast, and Star Wars collector Chris Georgoulias, as they run down the hottest convention exclusives, from the collectible panel exclusive Star Tots to limited edition figures and ornaments, and give you tips on how to get them!

Star Wars 1313
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: Digital Stage (W415 A)
Description: This upcoming game from LucasArts takes the Star Wars universe into uncharted territory – straight down into the depths of Coruscant. Hear from the game developers about the exciting new features and gameplay, and about the team effort between LucasArts and Industrial Light & Magic that is making it happen.

Fettastic
Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Location: Celebration Stage (Chapin Theater)
Description: It’s all about Boba, from Attack of the Clones to Return of the Jedi and beyond. James Arnold Taylor welcomes actors Jeremy Bulloch and Daniel Logan, as well as stuntman Dickey Beer, all of whom have portrayed Boba Fett at one point or another of his infamous career.

Dark Horse Comics Looks Ahead: 2013
Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Location: Behind The Scenes Stage (W414 ABCD)
Description: See what’s on the Star Wars horizon at Dark Horse with John Jackson Miller, Jan Duursema, Doug Wheatley, Dave Marshall, and Randy Stradley.

Mandalorian Mercs – Invading the Galaxy!
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Fan Stage (W311 ABCD)
Description: Meet the Mandalorian Mercs costume organization, and learn details on the group’s purpose, history, achievements, and membership requirements. Overview of the costuming club, visual references, and talking points. Q&A with the audience.

Sony Online Game Workshop & Storyboard Challenge
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Location: Star Wars University (W300)
Description: From the Sony Online team, Todd (Producer), Kelsey (Art Director) and Tiffany (Community Manager) will share how to make a video game, including storyboarding, art and concepts, and pitching your game idea. Workshop participants will storyboard their game idea, then pitch it in the classroom.

Star Wars Album and Music Collectibles
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Location: Collecting Stage (W303 ABC)
Description: Music from a galaxy far, far away! Albums, cassettes and 8-tracks covering the original trilogy, plus advertisements and more! Discover how they were made, hear what we listened to and see over 30 years of music artwork relating to Star Wars! With Tony Damata.

It’s a Trap! Puppetmasters Rose & Quinn
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Location: Digital Stage (W415 A)
Description: Performers and puppeteers Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar) and Mike Quinn (Nien Numb) reminisce about what went on behind the scenes of Return of the Jedi, and talk about their careers in making magic.

Star Wars Uncut: Recreating a Classic
Time: 3:00pm – 5:30pm
Location: The Clone Wars Theater (W312 ABC)
Description: Enjoy the fan-made feature film Star Wars Uncut in its entirety! Creator and director Casey Pugh will explain how hundreds of fans lent their help and creativity to recreate Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in just nine months—a humble project that turned into an Emmy award-winning production! Join for the discussion, stay for the screening, hear what’s coming next, and learn how you can get involved.

Disney Parks & Star Wars – This is where the Magic Begins
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Behind The Scenes Stage (W414 ABCD)
Description: Be among the first to get a sneak peek into what new exclusives will be coming from the Disney Parks in 2012 and 2013. You will also take an inside look behind the magic at how Disney Parks creates exclusive Star Wars merchandise, with insights from Brad Schoeneberg and Cody Hampton of Disney’s creative development team.

Bullied – What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Location: Fan Stage (W311 ABCD)
Description: Informative panel hosted by Ashley Eckstein and featuring author Carrie Goldman, mother of Katie Goldman, the girl who was bullied for loving Star Wars.

Celebration Premiere of Star Wars in 60 Minutes
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Location: Celebration Stage (Chapin Theater)
Description: The hit romp through the Star Wars saga is back at Celebration, but this time Patrick Gorman and his troupe of inexhaustible actors have expanded their original Star Wars in 30 Minutes, which featured comic and quick renditions of Episodes IV, V, and VI, to include Episodes I, II and III. Scheduled for each of the four days of Celebration, it’s an entertainment event to mark in your show planner.

Japanese Star Wars Vegetable Carving
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Star Wars University (W300)
Description: Okitsugu Kado of the Japanese Star Wars fan community will demonstrate the art of vegetable carving, showing attendees how to create stunning Star Wars edible creations.

Vintage Bootlegs: The Outer Realm
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Collecting Stage (W303 ABC)
Description: A look into the badly-made and often unintentionally funny world of unlicensed vintage Star Wars toys from every corner of the globe. With Joe Yglesias, John Alvarez, and Ron Salvatore.

Fanboys
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Digital Stage (W415 A)
Description: Director Kyle Newman will present this special Celebration screening of his movie Fanboys, a love story to Star Wars fandom. Kicking off the evening will be Trey Stokes’ Pink Five, a “George Lucas Selects” winner from the Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge.

The Ultimate Action Figure Collection
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Location: Behind The Scenes Stage (W414 ABCD)
Description: Join celebrated author and collector Steve Sansweet as he discusses his forthcoming book, Star Wars: The Ultimate Action Figure Collection, which gathers every unique character ever released in the 3 3/4 inch line. He will be joined by the book’s editor, Kjersti Egerdahl, the designer, Rosanna Brockley, Rancho Obi-Wan archivist Anne Neumann, and photographer/collectors Dan Curto and Paul Harrison to talk about the surprises, discoveries, and challenges of cataloging 35 years of characters. Sansweet is the chief executive of Rancho Obi-Wan, a nonprofit museum that houses the world’s largest private collection of Star Wars memorabilia. He has authored fifteen other books on the Star Wars saga, including the original Star Wars Action Figure Archive from 1999.

Aluminum Droids with the R2-D2 Builders
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Fan Stage (W311 ABCD)
Description: Learn about building those wonderful, remote-controlled droids that look like they just rolled out of a Star Wars movie – using mostly aluminum components. With Guy Vardaman, Wayne Orr, Jerry Greene, and Chris Lee of the R2-D2 Builders Club.

The Phantom Menace: Ian McDiarmid
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Celebration Stage (Chapin Theater)
Description: Celebration VI marks the first time veteran actor and Star Wars icon Ian McDiarmid has appeared on the Celebration Stage. Do not miss this rare appearance, and catch a glimpse inside the legendary actor’s portrayal of Senator Palpatine and Darth Sidious.

Telling a Star Wars Story
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Location: Star Wars University (W300)
Description: The Clone Wars Supervising Director Dave Filoni will walk the class through the art of telling a story in the true Star Wars style.

Cast and Crew Items
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Location: Collecting Stage (W303 ABC)
Description: Since the early days of pre-production for A New Hope to the present day, collectibles issued exclusively for the crew and cast of the Star Wars films have been in high demand by collectors. These items including T-shirts, caps, paperweights, greeting cards, jackets, and patches that were never available to the public and are extremely scarce. There is little documentation on what was produced, and new discoveries are made all the time. We will give an overview of collecting cast and crew memorabilia, cover where to find these items, and show some of the most sought-after prizes. With Gus Lopez and Duncan Jenkins.

Frontlines: 100th Episode Podcast
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: The Clone Wars Theater (W312 ABC)
Description: That’s no moon, it’s the Frontlines: The Clone Wars Podcast 100th Episode Panel. Join Mike Cohen, Matt (via Holonet) and Kyle Avery as they welcome Steve Glosson of Geek Out Loud, Chris Smith of The Sarlaac Pit, and special surprise guests. Frontlines will broadcast their landmark 100th episode live from Star Wars Celebration VI! They’ll talk why we love The Clone Wars, favorite characters and voice actors, the best episodes of the series, and what they’re looking forward to in Season 5! All that, plus free giveaways.

Timothy Zahn Retrospective
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Behind The Scenes Stage (W414 ABCD)
Description: Hear from the bestselling author who was most influential in launching the Star Wars Expanded Universe in 1991 with his landmark novel, Heir to the Empire, as this special retrospective allows him to revisit his many acclaimed contributions to the Star Wars story.

Celebration VI Galactic Trivia Championships (Rounds 1 and 2)
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: Fan Stage (W311 ABCD)
Description: Kevin Liell and his intrepid and challenging team return to Celebration to host the Galactic Trivia Championships. Don’t miss the first two rounds on Thursday, then look to the final championship round on Sunday.

Star Wars Filming Locations
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Star Wars University (W300)
Description: Visit the remote locations where the Star Wars movies were filmed, without ever leaving the Star Wars University! With host Brandon Alinger.

Star Wars Insider Interactive Panel
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Collecting Stage (W303 ABC)
Description: Come and join Star Wars Insider editor Jonathan Wilkins as he talks about the making of the official Star Wars magazine, with special guests including the contributors. There will be spot prizes and a lively Q&A that’s not to be missed! At the Celebration V Insider panel, attendees demanded that original fiction return to the pages of the magazine – and we listened! The Celebration VI panel is your real chance to shape the future Star Wars Insiders. Note that the Insider panel will not have Star Tots giveaways.

An Evening with Kevin Smith
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Celebration Stage (Chapin Theater)
Description: Writer, director, and fanboy Kevin Smith makes his Celebration debut with an evening of stories and conversation. Smith will discuss his career, his fandom, and how Star Wars intertwines with both. This is a separate, ticketed event. Not recommended for children.

Episodes I and II on The Big Screen
Time: 7:00pm – 11:59pm
Location: Digital Stage (W415 A)
Description: The Star Wars Saga On the Big Screen. The Digital Stage is set for big movies, so bring your family and friends, wave your lightsaber, and cheer for all six movies of the Star Wars saga, presented throughout Celebration. Sponsored by RealD, The Phantom Menace screening in 3D on Thursday evening will feature exclusive, collectible 3D glasses that each spectator can take home after the show. Thursday night movies include The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones, hosted by David Collins.

Making an Animated R2-D2 with LEGO
Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: The Clone Wars Theater (W312 ABC)
Description: Come see how one fan of LEGO developed an animated model of R2-D2. The presentation will illustrate the process of developing a large animated MOC over many months of preparation and development.

Rebel Troopers & Commanders
Time: 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Fan Stage (W311 ABCD)
Description: Learn the detail, the how-to, and the fascinating backstory of Rebel costuming from the experts of the Rebel Legion costuming club.

Friday 8/24

The Clone Wars Theater Bounty Hunter Day
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Location: The Clone Wars Theater (W312 ABC)
Description: Enjoy eight episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars starring the quick, the clever, and the mercenary! Bounty Hunters, Death Trap, Artoo Come Home, Lethal Trackdown, Deception, Friends and Enemies, The Box, and Crisis on Naboo.

Vocal Stars of Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am
Location: Celebration Stage (Chapin Theater)
Description: An incredible cast with incredible talent, stars of The Clone Wars take to the stage together to talk about their experiences on the show. Dee Bradley Baker (Captain Rex and the clones), Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano), Tom Kane (Yoda), and Matt Lanter (Anakin Skywalker) join host James Arnold Taylor (Obi-Wan Kenobi).

What’s Coming From Del Rey
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am
Location: Behind The Scenes Stage (W414 ABCD)
Description: Acclaimed Star Wars authors Aaron Allston, Troy Denning, Drew Karpyshyn, James Luceno, and Timothy Zahn join Shelly Shapiro of Del Rey and Jennifer Heddle of Lucasfilm to reveal what’s coming next in best-selling Star Wars fiction.

Star Wars Musical Mayhem with Fabulous Prizes
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Fan Stage (W311 ABCD)
Description: Star Wars fans are well known for their love of trivia contests. You’ve probably dazzled your friends with your knowledge of which background character is which, or have been asked to recite whole stretches of dialogue word-for-word without making a mistake, but nobody has asked you to identify a particular scene based solely on the background music that was playing at the time. Join us for this one-of-a-kind trivia challenge that celebrates the music behind the saga!

Star Wars 1313
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Digital Stage (W415 A)
Description: This upcoming game from LucasArts takes the Star Wars universe into uncharted territory – straight down into the depths of Coruscant. Hear from the game developers about the exciting new features and gameplay, and about the team effort between LucasArts and Industrial Light & Magic that is making it happen.

Star Wars Origami
Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Star Wars University (W300)
Description: Master folder Chris Alexander, author of Star Wars Origami, will demonstrate and teach the master folding techniques to make Star Wars origami figures. Attendees will fold an exclusive model along with other art from the movies. Materials included!

Autograph Collecting 101
Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Collecting Stage (W303 ABC)
Description: Since the start of Celebration II, autograph collecting has become a huge hobby. Celebration VI has over 30 Star Wars guests covering all 6 movies and The Clone Wars, who are here to sign for fans of all ages. This panel will explore the hobby of autograph collecting and will cover key aspects for new enthusiasts. Corey Perry and Steve Grad have both amassed huge collections of Star Wars autographs and will share the best way to obtain, store, and collect autographs. This discussion will also highlight some amazing autographs in their personal collections, share good ideas of what to get signed, and detail the pitfalls of what to not do.

Super-Secret Star Wars Panel with Todd, Seth, and Matt
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: Celebration Stage (Chapin Theater)
Description: Join Todd Grimes, Seth Green & Matt Senreich as they hijack (we mean provide) an exclusive first look at their top secret animated Star Wars project.

What’s New at Hasbro
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: Behind The Scenes Stage (W414 ABCD)
Description: See what’s exiting now, and what’s coming next, from the Hasbro Star Wars toy team.

Star Wars Marvel Comics
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Location: Fan Stage (W311 ABCD)
Description: Scott Gardner and Chris Honeywell will discuss the highlights, blunders, behind-the-scenes dirt, and their favorite stories about the Star Wars Marvel comic series. It’s decades old, but the series still has influence today.

Temuera Morrison
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Location: Digital Stage (W415 A)
Description: Spend some time with Jango Fett, and the actor who portrayed him. Award-winning movie and television actor Temuera Morrison has an extensive and notable career. He’ll take to the stage for an interview with host David Collins, and Q&A from the audience.

Photography and Lighting
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: Star Wars University (W300)
Description: Joel Aron, VFX Supervisor on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, is a highly-skilled photographer in addition to a leading visual effects artist. In this seminar, Aron will share how he uses his passion for photography and understanding of lighting to help create the stunning visuals for the show.

Star Wars LEGO
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: Collecting Stage (W303 ABC)
Description: Whilst the LEGO brick has been around for almost 60 years, it’s only existed as a Star Wars licensed product since 1999. Now in its 14th year, there are hundreds of sets, thousands of minifigures, and millions of possibilities. Join James Burns, Duncan Jenkins and special guests as they look back at the history of LEGO Star Wars sets, how the minifigure has evolved over the last 14 years, the elusive exclusives and a brief glimpse into the future.

An Hour with Anthony Daniels
Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Location: Celebration Stage (Chapin Theater)
Description: You never know what might happen when talented actor and the man behind C-3PO takes the stage! Expect the unexpected – you just might find yourself part of the entertainment.

Ralph McQuarrie Retrospective
Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Location: Behind The Scenes Stage (W414 ABCD)
Description: Don’t miss the premiere screening of the Ralph McQuarrie Retrospective. Dave Filoni, Supervising Director of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Jon Berg, modelmaker from the Star Wars movies will introduce this new film, created to debut at Celebration VI. Legends of the entertainment industry remember McQuarrie and his work and influence on the industry, their careers, and on the Star Wars movies in particular. McQuarrie’s concept art is credited with helping George Lucas get the green light to produce the first Star Wars movie, and generations of artists and moviemakers were inspired by this late artist’s work.

Inside The ForceCast
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Fan Stage (W311 ABCD)
Description: Join hosts Jimmy “Mac” McInerney and Jason Swank for an inside look behind-the-scenes of the popular Star Wars podcast, The ForceCast. Meet the men behind the mics along with their regular cast of characters, including Stephen Stanton, Kyle Newman and “Jovial” Jay Shepard, and catch a sneak peek of the new ForceCast documentary, “When The Galaxy Listens.” Free ForceCast trading cards, Q&A, and more surprises!

Masters of Sound
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Digital Stage (W415 A)
Description: Always right on pitch, Ben Burtt, Matthew Wood, and David Acord, renowned Star Wars sound designers and editors, share secrets and have fun with the audience.

Laying Down Tracks: A Different Way to Write Your Novel Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Location: Star Wars University (W300)
Description: Most people writing their first few novels start with an outline, or just a sense of how the early chapters should progress, and then write straight through to the end. But that’s not necessarily the best method for all novelists. In this seminar, New York Times bestselling author Aaron Allston (X-Wing: Mercy Kill) discusses an alternate method of novel writing intended to capitalize on each writer’s individual strengths and passions. This method helps bypass some causes of writer’s block, invokes “flow state” writing, and prevents the sort of discouragement that can kill a novel. If you’ve ever wondered whether the standard novel-writing methods are holding you back, come to “Laying Down Tracks.”

Rancho Obi-Wan
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Location: Collecting Stage (W303 ABC)
Description: For many collectors across the world “Rancho Obi-Wan” is a near mystical place. But within the last year, many changes have turned it into a true destination that everyone can visit. Hear and see all about the transformation, why it was done, how the museum operates, and a close-up look at some of its treasures. With Steve Sansweet, Anne Neumann, Duncan Jenkins, Gus Lopez, Consetta Parker, and Michael Wistock.

Celebration VI Costume Masquerade
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Celebration Stage (Chapin Theater)
Description: Costuming is an art form, and quite possibly no group takes that art form higher than Star Wars fans. Be sure to catch one of two costume pageants scheduled for the Celebration Stage, to see the finest cosplayers in the galaxy.

The Unseen Warwick Davis
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Behind The Scenes Stage (W414 ABCD)
Description: It’s not all glamour in the movie industry, as veteran actor Warwick Davis will be quick to tell you. Join him for a look behind the scenes of some of Davis’s many movies – from those in which he is unrecognizable behind makeup, to those that show his face, like Willow. The star of the current hit series Life’s Too Short will share backstage experiences from his role of Wicket in Return of the Jedi to the present day.

Star Wars Obscure Character Face-Off
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Location: Fan Stage (W311 ABCD)
Description: Yaddle, IG-88, Willrow Hood, Tarfful, Jek Porkins – all of these characters appear in the Star Wars saga for less than a minute, yet they are all known by name to fans! Of all of these characters, which one stands above the others? The “Star Wars Obscure Character Face-Off” will find out! Conducted by the hosts of Star Wars In Character, the podcast dedicated entirely to eclectic fan-favorites, the Face-Off will pit 16 obscure Star Wars characters against each other. Crowd participation is required, and only one character will remain standing! Find out which character will be crowned the greatest – obscure – character in the galaxy.

Planning Your Star Wars Wedding
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Star Wars University (W300)
Description: Planning a wedding can sometimes feel as much of a challenge as taking on the Empire single handedly. This workshop will offer suggestions on creating the perfect Star Wars wedding, on everything from budget to in-laws, and from invitations to the reception. Learn from Christine Anderson how to take a common sense approach that allows you to share your love of Star Wars at the same time you share your special day.

Star Wars Collecting on the Air
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Collecting Stage (W303 ABC)
Description: Jordan Hembrough and Shane Turgeon are both launching new reality television programs covering the collecting experience. Skye Paine will moderate this panel as the presenters discuss how Star Wars collecting is covered on television and what we can look forward to seeing in their upcoming shows.

The Clone Wars Season Five Premiere Red Carpet
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Digital Stage (W415 A)
Description: Come early for the evening’s festivities and watch the stars of the award-winning television show on the red carpet, just outside the Digital Theater.

This Deal Is Getting Worse All the Time
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Location: The Clone Wars Theater (W312 ABC)
Description: Randy “Jedi” Eddy created a fast-paced hour long game show for kids and their families. Based on “Let’s Make a Deal,” participants will play games and have chances to win prizes. Don’t miss the fun!

Modelmaking in the Star Wars Universe
Time: 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Location: Behind The Scenes Stage (W414 ABCD)
Description: A deep dive into the world of Star Wars modelmaking with first-time Celebration guest Bill George, and veterans Jon Berg and Lorne Peterson. With decades of experience at ILM and many stories between them, they will present a view into the model shops of the movies that you won’t want to miss.

Meet the Legions
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Fan Stage (W311 ABCD)
Description: Meet the members of the 501st and Rebel Legion worldwide costuming clubs. Learn about their history, their incredible charitable service, and what it takes to become one of their number. Panelists include members of both Legions, and Albin Johnson, founder of the 501st.

The Clone Wars Season Five Premiere
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Digital Stage (W415 A)
Description: Join the stars and be the first to see some of The Clone Wars: Season Five at this exclusive Celebration VI premiere event. Enjoy some popcorn with your fellow fans while you watch “Revival,” the World Premiere of the Season Five opener featuring the long-awaited rematch between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Maul.

Using Plot and Character to Build a Strong Climax
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Location: Star Wars University (W300)
Description: Veteran Star Wars writer and New York Times bestselling author Troy Denning discusses the art of building a strong literary climax through pacing, plot, and characters. In this hour-long seminar, Denning discusses his approach to building plots and developing strong characters, and making sure they work together to keep readers hooked. Designed to be fun and informative for fiction writers at all levels of experience, the seminar will be presented in an open format, with questions being taken throughout the discussion. No recording devices, please.

Vintage Carded Figure Collecting 101
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Location: Collecting Stage (W303 ABC)
Description: Calling all students of Star Wars Collecting! Attend the most important collecting class of the Celebration VI semester: Vintage Carded Figure Collecting 101! Your “Professors,” Will Grief and Chris Georgoulias, will school you up on all the basics of one of the fundamentals of Star Wars collecting, vintage carded figures. Learn about nomenclature, condition, grading, collecting strategies, displaying your collection, avoiding pitfalls, and finding those diamonds in the rough. But take notes and study hard, because there might be a pop quiz with the opportunity to win some prizes!

Making LEGO Animated Movies
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: The Clone Wars Theater (W312 ABC)
Description: This presentation illustrates the techniques and procedures of creating an animated movie with LEGOs. Tools and software will be discussed as well as tips and techniques for fluid movement of characters. Examples of LEGO animated shorts previewed and resources presented. This presentation is designed for both children and adults.

Star Wars in 60 Minutes
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Celebration Stage (Chapin Theater)
Description: The hit romp through the Star Wars saga is back at Celebration, but this time Patrick Gorman and his troupe of inexhaustible actors have expanded their original Star Wars in 30 Minutes, which featured comic and quick renditions of Episodes IV, V, and VI, to include Episodes I, II and III. Scheduled for each of the four days of Celebration, it’s an entertainment event to mark in your show planner.

Weapons & Armor, the Mandalorian Way
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: Fan Stage (W311 ABCD)
Description: Learn costume and prop building methods based on Mandalorian Mercs costume standards, as well as how to turn everyday items into movie-quality Star Wars props. Panelists will go over different techniques used to make Mercs-approved costumes, and show materials and tools used in costume creation. Examples of finished costumes and props will be available to inspect and ask questions about.

Collectors’ Swap Meet and Social
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: Collecting Stage (W303 ABC)
Description: Stop in across the hall from the Collectors’ Stage, in W304 AB, for an evening of socializing with like-minded collectors. Bring some treasures to trade. You’ll no doubt meet new friends and collecting allies!

A Tribute to Brian Daley
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: Behind The Scenes Stage (W414 ABCD)
Description: Author James Luceno and host Pablo Hidalgo remember Brian Daley, the author of many well-loved novels, including the Han Solo Adventures and the Star Wars Radio Dramas. Luceno and Daley, together under the pen name “Jack McKinney” co-wrote the novelizations of the Robotech and Black Hole Travel Agency series.

Writing Comics for the Star Wars Galaxy
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Star Wars University (W300)
Description: A writers’ roundtable discussion with Brian Wood, John Jackson Miller, Jan Duursema, and Randy Stradley of Dark Horse Comics.

Episodes III and IV on The Big Screen
Time: 7:00pm – 11:59pm
Location: Digital Stage (W415 A)
Description: The Star Wars Saga On the Big Screen. The Digital Stage is set for big movies, so bring your family and friends, wave your lightsaber, and cheer for all six movies of the Star Wars saga, presented throughout Celebration. Friday night movies include Revenge of the Sith presented by David Collins, and A New Hope, presented by Mary Franklin.

Using Mindstorms to Animate Your LEGO Creations
Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: The Clone Wars Theater (W312 ABC)
Description: You might think that a programmable brick can only be used to develop robots. This presentation will illustrate how to use the Mindstorms NXT Brick to animate LEGO creations for display. An animated model will be on display and illustrated.

Mark Hamill
Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: Celebration Stage (Chapin Theater)
Description: Don’t miss Mark Hamill on the Celebration Stage. The actor who portrayed Luke Skywalker, and the talented voice actor behind iconic characters, Hamill will share Star Wars memories and take questions from the audience.

From Fans to Filmmakers
Time: 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Fan Stage (W311 ABCD)
Description: Join Ernie Cline (Fanboys), Kyle Newman (Fanboys), and Trey Stokes (Pink Five) for an in-depth discussion of how their love of Star Wars inspired each of them to make the transition from die-hard fan to full-time filmmaker. They’ll also discuss their current and future projects and how they relate to the Star Wars universe. Discussion followed by audience Q&A.

Saturday 8/25

The Clone Wars Theater Villains of the Dark Side Day
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Location: The Clone Wars Theater (W312 ABC)
Description: Enjoy eight episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars starring the Evil Sith! Lair of Grievous, Nightsisters, Monster, Witches of the Mist, Massacre, Bounty, Brothers, and Revenge.

History of LEGO Sets
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Star Wars University (W300)
Description: The LEGO group has a rich history with the Star Wars brand. Throughout this panel you’ll observe changes and chapters in the saga. Books and resources will be presented as well as examples of various kits sold by LEGO since the Star Wars license began.

Ladies of the Legion
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Fan Stage (W311 ABCD)
Description: Get the perspective of the growing contingent of female costumers in the 501st Legion as they discuss preferred costumes, armor modifications, internal club challenges and reactions from fans who are often surprised to find a girl beneath the armor. Angela Mash, Christine Wilson, Lesley Farquhar, and Erin Atwood.

The Clone Wars with Dave Filoni & Joel Aron
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Digital Stage (W415 A)
Description: Supervising Director Dave Filoni and VFX Supervisor Joel Aron share insights into creating the hit television series, and show exclusive first-looks into the upcoming Season Five. Question and Answer sessions with Filoni are becoming the stuff of legend, so start thinking of your Clone Wars questions now! Don’t miss this very special Clone Wars panel Saturday morning.

Collect all 2769! Hasbro Action Figures Since 1995
Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Collecting Stage (W303 ABC)
Description: Join us as we delve into the history of the modern Hasbro line, from it’s He-Man like beginnings in 1995, through today’s Vintage Collection, with all the commtechs, prequels, build-a-droids, and everything else in between. We also look at different ways to collect and display your collection, and give tips on how to find what you are looking for.

Super-Secret Star Wars Panel with Todd, Seth, and Matt
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: Celebration Stage (Chapin Theater)
Description: Join Todd Grimes, Seth Green & Matt Senreich as they hijack (we mean provide) an exclusive first look at their top secret animated Star Wars project.

Star Wars Collectibles Update
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: Behind The Scenes Stage (W414 ABCD)
Description: Lucas Licensing’s Chris Spitale, Senior Manager of Global Product Development, previews upcoming Star Wars collectibles from Sideshow, Gentle Giant, Kotobukiya, EFX, ThinkGeek, and more!

Game Theater Panel – Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Location: Star Wars University (W300)
Description: From the Sony Online Entertainment game team: Todd (Producer), Kelsey (Art Director) and Tiffany (Community Manager) discuss particulars about the game, including what is unique about working with a television series, and how the game will change for Season Five. Q&A with the audience, too.

Rebel Legion: Jedi Detachment
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Location: Fan Stage (W311 ABCD)
Description: Sometime, somewhere, almost every Star Wars fan has donned a robe or hoodie, grabbed a flashlight, and played out lightsaber battles as a fearless Jedi Knight. But how can you go from Obi-Wannabe to Obi-Wan? In this panel, you will learn about the simple, critical costume details that define a Jedi ensemble.

Food Collectibles
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: Collecting Stage (W303 ABC)
Description: From the beginning, food promotions have been used to market the Star Wars saga to a worldwide audience. Food items represent one of the largest, oldest, and most diverse categories of collectibles with well over 10,000 different food-related packages, premiums, and store displays. Many collectors are familiar with the various U.S. promotions, but there have also been interesting and often obscure food promotions from over 100 other countries. From sausage, cola, and ice cream promotions for the original release of Star Wars to recent cereal and spaghetti promotions for the 3D re-release of Episode I, come learn about international food collectibles in this fascinating panel presented by Jonathan McElwain, Gus Lopez, and Duncan Jenkins.

See the Future of Star Wars 3D at Celebration VI! (Session 1)
Time: 1:00pm – 1:45pm
Location: Digital Stage (W415 A)
Description: Join Academy Award®-winning visual effects supervisors Dennis Muren and John Knoll for a special Celebration look at what goes into creating the Star Wars 3D experience. Learn how the experts at Industrial Light & Magic – Lucasfilm’s ground-breaking visual effects house – are taking that experience to a whole new level for the upcoming releases. Muren and Knoll will give attendees an exclusive first look at Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones in 3D! Sponsored by RealD, this screening will feature exclusive, Celebration VI collectible 3D glasses that each spectator can take home after the show.

Star Wars in 60 Minutes
Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Location: Celebration Stage (Chapin Theater)
Description: The hit romp through the Star Wars saga is back at Celebration, but this time Patrick Gorman and his troupe of inexhaustible actors have expanded their original Star Wars in 30 Minutes, which featured comic and quick renditions of Episodes IV, V, and VI, to include Episodes I, II and III. Scheduled for each of the four days of Celebration, it’s an entertainment event to mark in your show planner.

Ben Burtt: In the Cutting Room with Star Wars
Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Location: Behind The Scenes Stage (W414 ABCD)
Description: Star Wars sound legend Ben Burtt is also an accomplished film editor, with the Star Wars prequels and The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles among his credits. Come hear Burtt reveal secrets from the cutting room of Star Wars.

Fakin’ It
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Star Wars University (W300)
Description: Real-world science not good enough for you? Need a lightsaber, hyperdrive, sonic screwdriver, or flying Delorean? Star Wars author (and failed PhD physics candidate) Timothy Zahn will offer some pointers on how to create your own science and technology and make it look real (or close enough). Topics will include how science works, how technology works, internal consistency, and a spot-the-flaw competition with unique yet lame prizes.

Star Wars and NASA: Science Fiction & Science Fact
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Fan Stage (W311 ABCD)
Description: Join Eric Geller (TheForce.Net) and Holly Griffith (Flight Controller at NASA) as they welcome guests Michelle Fitzgerald (NASA flight controller for the International Space Station), Travis Fitzgerald (NASA flight controller for the International Space Station), and Dennis Bonilla (open government consultant for NASA) to discuss the relationship between reality and fantasy in space. In a poll conducted by NASA representatives at Celebration V in 2010, Star Wars fans overwhelmingly picked the hyperdrive as the technology that they most wanted the agency to develop. What space technologies have emerged as a result of Star Wars and other pop culture phenomena?

See the Future of Star Wars 3D at Celebration VI! (Session 2)
Time: 2:15pm – 3:00pm
Location: Digital Stage (W415 A)
Description: Join Academy Award®-winning visual effects supervisors Dennis Muren and John Knoll for a special Celebration look at what goes into creating the Star Wars 3D experience. Learn how the experts at Industrial Light & Magic – Lucasfilm’s ground-breaking visual effects house – are taking that experience to a whole new level for the upcoming releases. Muren and Knoll will give attendees an exclusive first look at Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones in 3D! Sponsored by RealD, this screening will feature exclusive, Celebration VI collectible 3D glasses that each spectator can take home after the show.

Star Wars Patch Collecting and Trading
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Location: Collecting Stage (W303 ABC)
Description: We will dig deep into the stories of the various Star Wars clubs and groups that make patches for their members, as well as personal patches, and how to go about trading between clubs and groups. We will talk about how to set up a trading network with lots of tips on trading in person and through the mail. We will also look at some of the more humorous patches that exist and why they exist, as well as those hard-to-find military and Boy Scout crossover patches.

Celebration VI Costume Masquerade
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Celebration Stage (Chapin Theater)
Description: Costuming is an art form, and quite possibly no group takes that art form higher than Star Wars fans. Be sure to catch one of two costume pageants scheduled for the Celebration Stage, to see the finest cosplayers in the galaxy.

The New Star Tours: The Adventures Continue
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Behind The Scenes Stage (W414 ABCD)
Description: Before you take your next trip on the Starspeeder 1000, you’ll want to check out this panel that goes behind the scenes with the wizards at Walt Disney Imagineering and Industrial Light & Magic. Bill George and Steven F. Spiegel will reveal what it took to relaunch the hit attraction in 3D, and what secrets the amazing ride through the galaxy may hold.

Tom Angleberger: The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Location: Star Wars University (W300)
Description: Join author and origami master Tom Angleberger for an hour of Star Wars origami fun!

Star Wars Fan Groups United, Hosted by Daniel Logan
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Location: Fan Stage (W311 ABCD)
Description: Representatives from different fan groups from various points of the globe come together to show that while they have different costuming and organizational goals, they all share a similar love of Star Wars and a passion for doing good in their communities. Hosted by Daniel Logan (Boba Fett).

See the Future of Star Wars 3D at Celebration VI! (Session 3)
Time: 3:30pm – 4:15pm
Location: Digital Stage (W415 A)
Description: Join Academy Award®-winning visual effects supervisors Dennis Muren and John Knoll for a special Celebration look at what goes into creating the Star Wars 3D experience. Learn how the experts at Industrial Light & Magic – Lucasfilm’s ground-breaking visual effects house – are taking that experience to a whole new level for the upcoming releases. Muren and Knoll will give attendees an exclusive first look at Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones in 3D! Sponsored by RealD, this screening will feature exclusive, Celebration VI collectible 3D glasses that each spectator can take home after the show.

Fan Made Star Wars Collectibles
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Collecting Stage (W303 ABC)
Description: From Ackbar bag puppets to Bantha ornaments, take a journey to see some of the most unique items the galaxy has to offer. Panelists will discuss fan-made items from their own collections, and creations they have made over the years. Discover where to find and how to make your own collectibles in this engaging arena. With Amy Sjoberg, Bonnie Burton, Anne Jenkins, and Alyssa Loney.

This Deal Is Getting Worse All the Time
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Location: The Clone Wars Theater (W312 ABC)
Description: Randy “Jedi” Eddy created a fast-paced hour long game show for kids and their families. Based on “Let’s Make a Deal,” participants will play games and have chances to win prizes. Don’t miss the fun!

Behind the Scenes of the Cantina
Time: 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Location: Behind The Scenes Stage (W414 ABCD)
Description: They warned us that this place could be a little rough, but we can’t help revisiting the most famous watering hole in the galaxy. Creature expert Tom Spina, who has devoted years to tracking the history of the cantina aliens, is joined by Nick Maley (part of the original UK creature crew) and Jon Berg (part of the original ILM cantina crew) to explore the secrets of this classic scene. With rare photos, prop reconstructions, firsthand accounts and some never-before-seen images, this one is a must for fans of the original Star Wars.

Star Wars Audio Books Behind The Scenes
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Star Wars University (W300)
Description: Join an in-depth team including Mark Thompson (narrator), Aaron Blank (producer), and Kevin Thomsen (director) as the discuss what goes into creating a Star Wars audio book. Hear about everything from inspiration to the recording and sound effect processes, to how the players work together. There might be a sneak peek at the next Star Wars audio book as well!

Electronics for Astromechs
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Fan Stage (W311 ABCD)
Description: When the restraining bolt short-circuits your droid’s recording system, turn to these guys for help. Learn everything you ever wanted to know concerning electronics as they relate to droid construction. Presented by a host of knowledgeable droid builders, including: Guy Vardaman (moderator), Bob Ross, Tiny P, Glenn Pipe, Michael Erwin, and Bob Ross.

Celebration VI Exclusive! Star Wars: Smuggler’s Gambit
Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Location: Digital Stage (W415 A)
Description: Written especially for Celebration VI, Smuggler’s Gambit by Kyle Newman will be performed live by the best voices in the business at this world premiere. In the spirit of the classic Star Wars NPR radio dramas, Gambit finds everyone’s favorite smugglers Han Solo and Chewbacca face to face with their shady past, after realizing their decision to help the Rebellion has led to deadly consequences across the galaxy. Set between Episodes IV and V and created just for Celebration, this live performance stars voice actors Dave Collins, Tom Kane, Ashley Eckstein, Matt Lanter, Dee Bradley Baker, Matthew Wood, Clare Grant and Boba Fett himself, Daniel Logan. Written by Kyle Newman and FJ DeSanto, directed by Newman, and featuring sounds by Jimmy Mac.

Original Movie Props and Wardrobe Collecting
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Location: Collecting Stage (W303 ABC)
Description: An insider’s look at one of the most exciting and exclusive areas of Star Wars collecting – Original Film Props and Wardrobe. This in-depth discussion will feature a panel of professionals and collectors who have scoured the globe for original artifacts used in the creation of the Star Wars films. They will field audience questions and share their decades of experience, and slideshows showcasing dozens of never-before seen original Star Wars pieces now in private collections. Panelists will include collectors Brandon Alinger, COO of the Los Angeles office of Propstore of London, Gus Lopez, accomplished Star Wars collector and Tom Spina, effects artist and movie prop restoration and display specialist.

X-ile Pictures: Making Movies
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: The Clone Wars Theater (W312 ABC)
Description: Executive Producer/Director Shane Felux is best known from his first film, Star Wars Revelations, which created an internet phenomenon in millions of views and received worldwide attention for work that rivaled Hollywood production quality from his basement and backyard. Felux’s second film, Pitching Lucas, garnered both the George Lucas Select and Audience Choice awards in the 2007 Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge. Felux worked with ABC/ Disney executives on a new online sci-fi/action series titled Trenches, which was later shown on Sony’s Crackle.com. Felux shares his knowledge from basement to studio productions, what it takes to get there, and everything in between.

Talking to Myself with James Arnold Taylor and Date With a Princess with Carrie Fisher
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Celebration Stage (Chapin Theater)
Description: Doors open at 6 PM for the Celebration Double Bill: Talking to Myself and Date With a Princess! James Arnold Taylor: Talking to Myself starts at 6:30 PM. As one of Hollywood’s most prolific voice-actors, Taylor is known worldwide as the voice of many famous television and movie characters. From Fred Flintstone and Johnny Test to Obi-Wan Kenobi on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, James re-creates scenes with creative imagery and the power of his voice. Talking to Myself includes over 150 voices all by one man and one throat. It is a family-friendly show that inspires and entertains. Carrie Fisher: Date With a Princess starts at 7:30 PM. Always funny and often irreverent, Carrie Fisher is an audience favorite for both her onscreen and onstage roles. As the original princess with an attitude – Princess Leia – she holds a special place in the hearts of Star Wars fans everywhere.

From World War to Star Wars
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: Star Wars University (W300)
Description: With Cole Horton, Chris Reiff, Chris Trevas. It’s well known that myth inspired the story of Star Wars, but it was the Second World War that often influenced the look, tone, and sound of the Saga. From World War to Star Wars explores the interesting and unexpected ways that “a long time ago” influenced George Lucas’ “galaxy far, far away.” Join blogger & historian Cole Horton and Star Wars illustrators Chris Reiff & Chris Trevas as they give fans a rare look into the rise of two Empires, the Millennium Falcon’s World War II roots, and how relics from the war were used to build the galaxy we love.

The Hunt for Perfection: Star Wars Bounty Hunting Past, Present, & Future
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: Fan Stage (W311 ABCD)
Description: Join members of the 501st Bounty Hunters Guild and The Dented Helmet as they discuss the allure of Bounty Hunters in the Star Wars universe and the resulting years of research and development spent to recreate some of the most iconic bounty hunter costumes in the galaxy. As part of the discussion, panelists will cover traditional prop and costume making aspects such as sculpting, molding, casting and vacuum forming. Wally Contreras, Bob Gouveia, and Art Andrews presenting. Fetts, Bossk, Aurra Sing, and perhaps Cad Bane and Embo will be covered!

Unlearn What You Have Learned: Storytelling in an Evolving Galaxy
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: Behind The Scenes Stage (W414 ABCD)
Description: No clips. No slides. No surround sound. This is a no-frills panel that just comes down to Supervising Director of The Clone Wars Dave Filoni and Star Wars brain Pablo Hidalgo discussing the nuts-and-bolts of Star Wars storytelling, and what makes creating new adventures in George Lucas’s cinematic universe unique. Last Celebration, the two filled an hour – and all the seats! – with discussion, though-provoking questions, and illuminating answers.

International Collecting Panel
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Collecting Stage (W303 ABC)
Description: Many unique and rare Star Wars collectibles have emerged from around the world. Travel the collecting world with Scott Bradley (Canada), Mark Salotti (Australia), Matt Glasgow (New Zealand), Eimei Takeda (Japan), Luis Galvez (Peru), Jair Monsanto (Guatemala), and Mattias Rendahl (Sweden), who will showcase their collections and share their personal experiences collecting Star Wars in countries far, far away.

Episodes V and VI on The Big Screen
Time: 7:00pm – 11:59pm
Location: Digital Stage (W415 A)
Description: The Star Wars Saga On the Big Screen. The Digital Stage is set for big movies, so bring your family and friends, wave your lightsaber, and cheer for all six movies of the Star Wars saga, presented throughout Celebration. Saturday night movies include The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, presented by Mary Franklin.

Star Wars is Forever and So Are We!
Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: The Clone Wars Theater (W312 ABC)
Description: Why has Star Wars remained alive and vibrant after all these years? David Senden, Kevin Fels, Jessica Saffran and Chris Macht share their opinions on this Celebration-savvy topic.

Making Fan Movies for the Love of Star Wars
Time: 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Fan Stage (W311 ABCD)
Description: Join fan moviemakers Clare Grant, Rileah Vanderbilt (Saber 1 and 2), Eliot Sirota (Unlimited Power) and J.C. Reifenberg (Hughes the Force) as they discuss the how and why behind making Star Wars fan movies. Get some tips on how to produce your own fan movie without breaking the bank or needing help from ILM! The discussion topics will range from storytelling, humor and special effects, to on-set anecdotes, problem solving and getting your movie out to the public. There will also be Q&A and a small tribute to all Star Wars fan movie makers!

Sunday 8/26

The Clone Wars Theater Heroes of the Force Day
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Location: The Clone Wars Theater (W312 ABC)
Description: Enjoy eight episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars starring the Good Guys of the series! Ambush, The Zillo Beast, The Zillo Beast Strikes Back, Padawan Lost, Wookiee Hunt, Overlords, Altar of Mortis, and Ghosts of Mortis.

The New Star Wars Comic Series at Dark Horse
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am
Location: Star Wars University (W300)
Description: Brian Wood and Randy Stradley of Dark Horse reveal secrets behind the upcoming series.

Why We Love the Prequels
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am
Description: Join Bryan Young, editor of “Big Shiny Robot,” and a panel of Star Wars fans of note, as they discuss just exactly why fans should love Episodes I, II, and III. Tom Hodges, Kyle Newman, Jesse Hildreth and Eric Geller share their perspectives on the Prequels’ place in the Star Wars saga. From Darth Maul to Darth Vader and all points in between, learn what we love about the Prequels and why they should be held in the high esteem they deserve. Any questions about why you should like the prequels will be answered!

The Clone Wars with Dave Filoni & Joel Aron
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am
Location: Digital Stage (W415 A)
Description: Supervising Director Dave Filoni and VFX Supervisor Joel Aron share insights into creating the hit television series, and show exclusive first-looks into the upcoming Season Five. Question and Answer sessions with Filoni are becoming the stuff of legend, so start thinking of your Clone Wars questions now!

Sith Lords of the 501st Legion
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Fan Stage (W311 ABCD)
Description: Learn the ins and outs of making the costumes for five different Sith Lords, from Darth Vader to the Sith in the Expanded Universe.

Action Figure Customization
Time: 11:15am – 12:00pm
Location: Collecting Stage (W303 ABC)
Description: Have you ever wanted an action figure the toy companies did not make, maybe of an obscure character, or one of your own creation, or even of yourself in the Star Wars Universe? Action figure customizers make their own figures by using pieces of existing figures and sculpting their own pieces from scratch. Come learn more about this interesting hobby that is great for kids and seasoned hobbyists. Guests will see examples of amazing creations and how they were made, plus get tips and tricks from some of the top names in the craft. A few lucky attendees will walk away with a unique action figure made by the panel members. Talk about a con exclusive!

Return of the Ewok: Warwick Davis
Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Celebration Stage (Chapin Theater)
Description: Film and television actor Warwick Davis has been well known to Star Wars fans since his career-starting performance as Wicket the Ewok in Return of the Jedi, and for portraying the title character in Willow. Recently seen in the comedy sitcom Life’s Too Short by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, Davis will have no shortage of entertaining experiences to share with the audience.

The Celebration VI Star Wars Tattoo Show
Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm
Location: Digital Stage (W415 A)
Description: It just wouldn’t be Celebration without the Star Wars tattoo show and competition, a tradition since 2005. Be amazed by the best Star Wars tattoos in different categories, and see how your ratings compare with the judges. The Star Wars Tattoo Show is judged by Shane Turgeon (Author of The Force in the Flesh); Rob Dukes (frontman of Exodus); Randy Stradley (Star Wars Editor, Dark Horse Comics); and Amy Allen (Aayla Secura, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith).

Photography and Lighting
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: Star Wars University (W300)
Description: Joel Aron, VFX Supervisor on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, is a highly-skilled photographer in addition to a leading visual effects artist. In this seminar, Aron will share how he uses his passion for photography and understanding of lighting to help create the stunning visuals for the show.

You Call Him Dr. Jones!
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: Behind The Scenes Stage (W414 ABCD)
Description: The man with the hat is finally coming to Blu-ray, making it the perfect time to revisit the adventures of Indiana Jones. Join producer Robert Watts, sound designer Ben Burtt, and modelmaker Lorne Peterson as they recount their days making the original Indiana Jones trilogy, in this special panel filled with stories, photos, and some first looks at what to expect on the Indiana Jones Blu-ray collection. Note: Due to scheduling conflicts, there will be no time for love, Dr. Jones.

White-Armored Troops: Stormtrooper & Clone Trooper Costumes
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Location: Fan Stage (W311 ABCD)
Description: Some of the most-popular costumes in cosplay, stormtroopers and clone troopers always garner a huge reaction from fans and casual observers alike. Learn what goes into making these complex costumes. Visuals and live costumed models.

Force Lightning Talks
Time: 12:30pm – 1:15pm
Location: Collecting Stage (W303 ABC)
Description: When you think “Star Wars trading cards” you probably think of Topps—but Decipher produced several equally collectible sets in the 1990s, including the Collectible Card Game and the Young Jedi series. Star Wars Gift Cards are the perfect collectible—they are small, inexpensive, and finite, but offer the same challenge and variety of any collectible line. Whether it’s poor design, questionable taste, or all-around kookiness, we will showcase some of the Star Wars galaxy’s most bizarre items and discuss what makes them stand apart from the rest.

Star Wars in 60 Minutes
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: Celebration Stage (Chapin Theater)
Description: The hit romp through the Star Wars saga is back at Celebration, but this time Patrick Gorman and his troupe of inexhaustible actors have expanded their original Star Wars in 30 Minutes, which featured comic and quick renditions of Episodes IV, V, and VI, to include Episodes I, II and III. Scheduled for each of the four days of Celebration, it’s an entertainment event to mark in your show planner.

Using the Force to Reach Reluctant Readers
Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Location: Star Wars University (W300)
Description: Allan Callaci, Reading Enrichment Coordinator at Paul A Biane Library in Rancho Cucamonga, California, will share how educators, librarians, and parents can use the passion kids and teens have for all things Star Wars to help them learn to read. Callaci will present a host of Star Wars tools and resources including books, programming ideas, and lesson plans. Look for a possible appearance by a special Jedi Master guest.

THE Essential Panel
Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Location: Behind The Scenes Stage (W414 ABCD)
Description: Authors Jason Fry and Pablo Hidalgo discuss their indispensable reference works: The Essential Guide to Warfare and The Essential Reader’s Companion.

Sam Witwer: The Maul Within
Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Location: Digital Stage (W415 A)
Description: Television and movie actor Sam Witwer made an indelible impression on Star Wars fans this season as the voice of the resurrected Darth Maul in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Witwer is also well-known as The Apprentice in LucasArts’ hit games The Force Unleashed and The Force Unleashed II.

Displaying Your Collection
Time: 1:45pm – 2:30pm
Location: Collecting Stage (W303 ABC)
Description: Looking for ideas on how to display your Star Wars collection, and display it without breaking the bank? This panel will show you how to display your collection, whether small or large, in a manner you can be proud of. From ideas on where you can find nice display cases on a budget, to how to display a small pin collection tastefully, you’ll learn new tricks that will leave you with funds to keep collecting.

Costuming: Starfighter Pilots
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Fan Stage (W311 ABCD)
Description: Top Guns of the Rebellion – they destroyed the Death Star…twice! From Star Wars to Jedi, the small one-man fighter has turned the tide for the Rebellion. Learn about making helmets, boots, and everything in-between. The Rebel Legion will discuss how these iconic costumes were made 35 years ago and how they make them today!

Celebration VI Closing Ceremony
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Location: Celebration Stage (Chapin Theater)
Description: Wrap up your Celebration memories by attending the Closing Ceremonies – the new, not-to-be-missed tradition.

Costuming on the Fringe Side of the Rebellion
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Star Wars University (W300)
Description: Presented by the Rebel Legion’s Docking Bay 94 detachment panel. Learn about the costumes of the remarkable “fringe” characters of the Star Wars galaxy. Smugglers, Wookiees, and more – you’ll see how their garments and accessories are made, and what inspired their costume designs.

Nordic Star Wars Collectibles
Time: 3:00pm – 3:45pm
Location: Collecting Stage (W303 ABC)
Description: Take a cold journey through some unique and rare collectibles from a long time ago (1977-87) in a region far, far up in the north. Collector Mattias Rendahl will showcase items (toys, movie-posters, displays, cast & crew etc) from Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Iceland.

Star Wars Costumes
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Behind The Scenes Stage (W414 ABCD)
Description: Join Lucasfilm’s Chris Spitale and representatives from Museum Replicas and Rubies Costumes. See the latest designs and catch a preview of upcoming new directions.

Championship for Galactic Star Wars Trivial Dominance
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Location: Fan Stage (W311 ABCD)
Description: Who will be the last Star Wars trivia champion standing? Who will rule the galaxy of trivial knowledge? Don’t miss this cliff-hanger of a championship live on the Fan Stage!

This Deal Is Getting Worse All the Time
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: The Clone Wars Theater (W312 ABC)
Description: Randy “Jedi” Eddy created a fast-paced hour long game show for kids and their families. Based on “Let’s Make a Deal,” participants will play games and have chances to win prizes. Don’t miss the fun!

Collecting Award Presentations
Time: 4:15pm – 5:00pm
Location: Collecting Stage (W303 ABC)
Description: Join us for the inaugural Star Wars Celebration Collecting Track Awards. Duncan Jenkins will present various awards for collectors of all ages based on submissions in several categories including style, novelty, and presentation.

As you can see, there are a lot of cool things planned for Celebration VI! Some great guest are planned, lots of cool Clone Wars panels are going to be held, and of course, The Frontlines 100th Episode panel!

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