Today, StarWars.com revealed the full panel schedule for Star Wars Celebration. This year’s Celebration is taking place in London and will feature lots of special guests. Check out the schedule here:
Friday, April 7
Lucasfilm’s Studio Showcase (11:00 AM – 12:30 PM)
Star Wars Celebration returns, launching with a must-see showcase that will kick the weekend’s festivities into hyperdrive. Lucasfilm’s current crop of live-action filmmakers will be joined by special guests to discuss the many current and upcoming Star Wars adventures, including The Mandalorian, Andor, and more!
London Calling: Designing Star Wars Productions in the UK (1:00 PM – 2:00 PM)
Host Amy Ratcliffe sits with Lee Sandales (Set Decorator), Kevin Jenkins (Production Designer), Jake Lunt Davies (Concept Designer & Storyboard Artist) & Glyn Dillon (Costume Designer) for a behind the scenes look at their design work on Lucasfilm’s UK productions of the sequel trilogy as well as Solo and Rogue One.
The Making of Andor Season One (3:00 PM – 4:00 PM)
Executive Producers Tony Gilroy and Diego Luna and their team of creatives recount the making of the epic first season of Star Wars: Andor.
Saturday, April 8
Ahsoka (11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Join Executive Producers Dave Filoni, Jon Favreau and special guests for a look at the upcoming Disney+ series, Ahsoka.
Bringing Worlds to Life: The Concept Artists of ILM (12:30 PM – 1:30 PM)
Join host Clayton Sandell alongside Doug Chiang and members of the Industrial Light & Magic Art Department as they take you behind the scenes to explore what goes into bringing a director’s vision to the silver screen. From their work on the original trilogy to the Star Wars prequels, and to the latest films in the franchise and beyond, you’ll learn how iconic movie moments are made.
Star Wars: The High Republic (1:00 PM – 2:00 PM)
Centuries before the Skywalker saga there was The High Republic! Join luminous authors for an in-depth conversation about epic new tales spanning books, comics, audio, and beyond. Including all-new announcements and reveals from Star Wars: The High Republic Phase II, and a sneak peek of what’s to come in Phase III!
40 Years of Return of the Jedi (2:00 PM – 3:00 PM)
Forty years ago, Return of the Jedi was the highly-anticipated sequel that Star Wars fans had been waiting years to see, and the last Star Wars theatrical adventure to be released for the foreseeable future. Counted as a favorite episode by many, Return of the Jedi’s story, characters, settings and score still resonate with fans today, and its 40th anniversary offers the perfect opportunity to celebrate this time-honored classic. Join special guest host Ming-Na Wen as she chats with Star Wars legends of the past, present and future about the influence of this beloved chapter in the galaxy far, far away.
Star Wars Creator Cosplay Workshop (2:00 PM – 3:00 PM)
Join The Mandalorian’s Shawna Trpcic (Costume Designer) & Maria Sandoval (Hair Department Head) as they lend their expertise to give you tips and tricks on your own cosplay. The talented team will also be guest judges for Celebration’s official cosplay competition, so come by and get a tune-up before the big contest. This is the Way!
Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures Screening (3:00 PM – 4:00 PM)
Families and fans of all ages are invited to attend an advance screening of the first two episodes of Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures! Join host Krystina Arielle and special guests for an exciting sneak peek of the new animated series.
Set during the High Republic era, Young Jedi Adventures follows younglings as they study the ways of the Force, explore the galaxy, and learn valuable skills needed to become Jedi. Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures will premiere on Disney+ and Disney Junior on May 4, 2023.
Hasbro Star Wars & Indiana Jones Panel (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM)
Join Hasbro Marketing & Design team members as they discuss the popular Hasbro Star Wars and Indiana Jones lines, including the Black Series, The Vintage Collection, Adventure Series, and the Retro Collection. Attendees will get an in-depth look at Hasbro’s latest action figure and premium roleplay offerings from throughout the sagas. Word is there may also be a few surprises.
Creature Cantina (4:30 PM – 5:30 PM)
Step into the amazing world of Neal Scanlan’s Creature Cantina. Responsible for the creation of all the droids, creatures and aliens of each UK-based Star Wars production in the last ten years. Join Neal and his team on a journey as they show you for the first time ever, how they create, build and perform the characters you’ve fallen in love with.
Clone Wars – 15 Year Anniversary Panel (5:30 PM – 6:30 PM)
Join Dave Filoni, Athena Portillo, Matthew Wood, Dee Bradley Baker, Ashley Eckstein, Matt Lanter and James Arnold Taylor for a look back at the beginning of Lucasfilm Animation and how Star Wars: The Clone Wars came to be.
Sunday, April 9
Villains of the Sequel Trilogy (11:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
The dark side of the Force is a pathway to many panels some consider to be… can’t-miss! Join host Amy Ratcliffe as she sits down with Ian McDiarmid (Emperor Palpatine), Andy Serkis (Supreme Leader Snoke), and Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma) as they discuss their villainous roles in the final chapters of the Skywalker Saga.
Behind the Magic: The Visual Effects of Andor (12:00 PM – 1:00 PM)
Join host Amy Ratcliffe, Industrial Light & Magic, and members of the creature effects and special effects teams for a deep dive into the special and visual effects that brought a burgeoning rebellion to life in Star Wars: Andor.
Hyperspace Stories: Dark Horse Comics Returns! (12:30 PM – 1:30 PM)
Dark Horse Comics returns to a galaxy far, far away with a wide range of stories for fans of all ages. Join editor Matt Dryer and a group of all-star authors as they dive into Hyperspace Stories, The High Republic Adventures, and more! Featuring sneak peeks and reveals!
A Look Back at Obi Wan Kenobi (1:30 PM – 2:30 PM)
Take a look back at the hit limited series with Obi-Wan Kenobi cast members – Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Indira Varma and Vivien Lyra Blair.
Funko: Collect Across the Galaxy! (2:00PM – 3:00PM)
Funko is proud to present, Funko: Collect Across the Galaxy at Star Wars Celebration, a journey of discovery through the collection of new pop-culture products celebrating the Star Wars galaxy! From Pop! to Funko Games, Loungefly to new form factors, panel attendees will get a first-hand look at never-before-seen Funko products!
Star Wars Cosplay Competition (2:30PM – 3:30PM)
Both veteran and amateur cosplayers alike will join the most exciting Cosplay Competition in the galaxy at Star Wars Celebration Europe! It is more than just a competition — it’s a fun-filled celebration of the very best Star Wars cosplayers that want to share their talent, skill, and determination with the universe.
Disney Parks: Where Star Wars Comes to Life (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM)
Join some of the creative minds from Walt Disney Imagineering and Lucasfilm for a special look at how Disney brings Star Wars to life in its parks and beyond. Discover more about immersive experiences from a galaxy far, far away, including Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser and more. Disney and Star Wars fans alike will be treated to the insights only these creators can provide.
Beyond the Spires: Making of Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge (4:00PM – 5:00PM)
Hear from key creators of Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge – Enhanced Edition, the hit experience on PlayStation VR2 that expands and explores the world of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and get a behind-the-scenes look at how this VR adventure came together.
Star Wars Animation Game Night (4:30PM – 5:30PM)
Star Wars Animation Game Night is a competition of galactic proportions starring voice actors from your favorite animated Star Wars series. Watch as Ashley Eckstein, Dee Bradley Baker, James Arnold Taylor, Matthew Wood and Matt Lanter compete in feats of knowledge, skill, and luck to prove who is the ULTIMATE Star Wars fan.
Lucasfilm Publishing: Stories From a Galaxy Far, Far Away… (5:30PM – 6:30PM)
From adult-aged novels to non-fiction, from kids comics to audiobook epics, Lucasfilm Publishing explores the stories from a galaxy far, far away. Featuring all-new announcements, exciting details and reveals for new and upcoming titles from the time of the High Republic to the time of the First Order, this panel is not to be missed!
Monday, April 10
Star Wars: The Bad Batch (11:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
Join host Amy Ratcliffe as she invites Star Wars: The Bad Batch executive producer and supervising director Brad Rau, executive producer and head writer Jennifer Corbett, executive producer Athena Portillo, actors Dee Bradley Baker (the Bad Batch) and Michelle Ang (Omega) to discuss highlights from the second season of the acclaimed series!
Make Mine Marvel Star Wars! (12:30PM – 1:30PM)
Make mine Star Wars, and make mine Marvel! Join Marvel editor-in-chief C.B. Cebulski and some of Marvel’s top talent for a comics conversation unlike any other. Including all-new announcements and reveals from a galaxy far, far away!
From Screen to Tabletop (12:30PM – 1:30PM)
From Screen to Tabletop is an exploration of the process behind making miniatures games for fans across the galaxy. The team at Atomic Mass Games will pull back the curtain and breakdown the development differences between skirmish-based games and full army games as well as share insights into their philosophy that multiple game lines within the Star Wars galaxy allows space for gamers of all types. For those that enjoy the creative process, enjoy behind-the-scenes peeks at concepting work, rules philosophy, art selection, and more!
Star Wars: Visions Volume 2 (1:00 PM – 2:00 PM)
Join host Amy Ratcliffe, Star Wars: Visions executive producers, and filmmakers from Aardman, Cartoon Saloon, D’ART Shtajio, El Guiri, La Cachette, Lucasfilm, Punk Robot, Studio Mir, Triggerfish, and 88 Pictures for an exclusive first look at Star Wars: Visions Volume 2.
Star Wars: Galaxy-Sized Collecting in a Micro World with Jazwares (2:00PM – 3:00PM)
Now more than ever fans are demanding new ways to collect and connect within the vast Star Wars saga. With micro trends continuing to permeate some of the world’s most beloved toys and collectibles, Star Wars is positioned for an epic renaissance. Where will this new galaxy go? Enter the world of Star Wars Micro Galaxy Squadron from Jazwares!
Doug Chiang: Designing Obi-Wan Kenobi and The Mandalorian (2:30PM – 3:30PM)
Doug Chiang, Obi-Wan Kenobi and The Mandalorian production designer and Lucasfilm’s vice president and executive creative director, will present an in-depth talk about designing the characters, spaceships, and worlds for Obi-Wan Kenobi and The Mandalorian Season 3. He will share the challenges they faced in revisiting iconic Star Wars characters like Obi-Wan and Darth Vader. Attendees will also have the chance to ask Doug their own questions.
Closing Ceremony (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM)
Gather with your friends and fellow Star Wars fans to relive the best moments of the weekend and bid farewell to another Star Wars Celebration. Featuring special guests, weekend highlights, and much more, this is a send-off you won’t want to miss!
I can’t attend these things anyway, but some of the panels sound awesome. I’m somewhat surprised they have the gall to have a panel praising the sequel trilogy villains, though. That’s funny.
But what do you think of the panels? Will you be at Celebration? Talk to us in the comments!