Archive for 2012



SWCVI: Is It Time For Your Checklist or Mine?

Peter Mayhew | August 15, 2012

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Where’s the checklist? Do we have the patches, t-shirts, geek shirts, fedora, 501st badges, books, signage for The Peter Mayhew Foundation…..jeans or shorts, did we find Katy’s airbrushes…how’s the cat, the dog?? Is everything in order for Shoot A Trooper? Are you taking the wheelchair? Of course, too much walking otherwise…gotta pamper those knees…gotta wheelchair monkey…yes, Brad will do….oh my gosh!! It’s almost here!! Is Kenny Baker really going to be there? Yes!! And wooohooo!! It’s time for Celebration VI!! It’s a family reunion of the galaxy far far away! And from all corners of the globe! Welcome! We are so excited to be in the autograph area at Celebration and will be stopping by our Shoot A Trooper event every day as well. Stop by and Shoot A Trooper for Charity!

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The Celebration That Almost Wasn’t

Dan Madsen | August 15, 2012

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It’s hard for me to believe that we are almost upon the sixth Star Wars Celebration! Every few years, fans look forward to the mecca of Star Wars events and this year’s convention is shaping up to be the best ever.

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SWCVI: My first step into a larger world…

Daniel Logan | August 14, 2012
Me on stage at Celebration II with Temuera Morrison. Father & Son!

Me on stage at Celebration II with Temuera Morrison. Father & Son!

I attended my first Celebration in May of 2002, Celebration II in Indianapolis, IN (that was actually the first event of that type I ever attended). I had a blast! The attendees were all so enthusiastic about Star Wars and were very friendly to me. What a place to be… all Star Wars: fun activities and panels, people in amazing costumes, great merchandise to see. From that moment, I was hooked.

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SWCVI: Family Room Fun

Kristen Hidalgo | August 14, 2012

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I’m Kristen Hidalgo, and I’m planning the activities for the Family Room at Celebration VI. This is my second time doing it and I’m really excited about it. Celebration V was a blast and we have even more planned for this year.

My idea for the Family Room is pretty simple–I want Celebration VI to be as much fun for kids as it is for adults. I want there to be so many cool things to do that kids will want to come back every day.

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Dork Vader

Katie Cook | August 14, 2012

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SWCVI: How Star Wars Saga in 60 Minutes Came to Be

Patrick T. Gorman | August 14, 2012

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Ten years ago, George Lucas asked me to do something.  And I didn’t do it.  I didn’t not do it to be a jerk.  I didn’t try and wait to give myself time to grow a better beard than him.  (I couldn’t do it anyway.  That dude knows how to rock a beard, especially as I can barely keep my 90’s goatee in line.)  No, there were a bunch of reasons.  Life reasons.  Work reasons.  Fear.  Laziness.  Parenthood.  But in the end, I did what he asked and now I really hope he’s cool with it.

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SWCVI: We Call Her Roxy

Matt Paisley | August 13, 2012

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As a member of the 501st Legion’s Florida Garrison since 1999, I’ve been fortunate enough to take part in dozens of trooping events throughout the Sunshine State. And out of all of those memorable dates, none has stood out so much in my mind as Star Wars Celebration V two years ago. When I found out that Celebration would be returning to Orlando in 2012, my mind immediately shifted into overdrive as I began to think of what the 501st could possibly do to top the biggest Star Wars fan gathering of 2010.

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SWCVI: Bring on the Star Wars Costumes!

Ryder Windham | August 13, 2012

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“That’s got to be the worst Darth Vader costume I’ve ever seen,” said my friend who shall remain nameless because I wouldn’t want anyone to think Jason Fry was ever mean-spirited.

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SWCVI: Packing up the Rancho and taking it on the road

Steve Sansweet | August 13, 2012

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To say that we’re excited about the Rancho Obi-Wan Experience at Star Wars Celebration VI (Booth # 1235) is a real understatement. To say that we’re completely ready and that everything has gone smoothly falls into that same category.

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SWCVI: Your Guide to the Celebration VI Tattoo Pavilion

Shane Turgeon | August 12, 2012

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After 4 incredibly successful Celebration tattoo events, I can’t even begin to describe how excited I am to help bring the biggest and best Celebration Tattoo Pavilion ever hosted to CVI! Marc Draven and I have pulled out all the stops for this one and there’s a lot going on in our little area. We know that trying to navigate your way around all the incredible Celebration events can be daunting and trying to remember exactly what’s going on in every area is no easy feat. So, to help make your Celebration tattoo experience the absolute best possible , we’ve put together this handy guide detailing all of the Star Wars tattoo-tastic goodness you can expect to find in Orlando!

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