With Star Wars Celebration Europe knocking on the doorstep of every Star Wars fan in Europe (and around the world), the time has come to shed some extra light on two exciting activities that will take place during the three day fan fest.
International Star Wars Fandom with Gerald Home
Friday: 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. (10u00 – 11u15)
Where: Collector Stage
One of the earliest panels in Essen will be spearheaded by actor Gerald Home (Tessek and Mon Calamari Officer in Return of the Jedi). Gerald Home has become an excellent ambassador for international fandom and he will share his experiences and journeys in Star Wars fan culture. Ateş Çetin (Yildiz Savaslari – Star Wars Turkey) and myself (TeeKay-421 – Belgium) will talk about our fanclubs and about being part of the international fan community. You have to attend this panel if you’d like to meet Star Wars fans from different countries. We’re expecting many representatives from clubs and organizations from around the globe!
It’ll be a great way to start Celebration and perhaps you will already make some new friends.
Star Wars Trivia Challenge with TeeKay-421
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (12u00 – 13u30)
Where: Star Wars University / Hall C
Who’s prepared to find out who will become the winner of the Celebration Europe trivia challenge? Slots will be limited to 80 participants and Lucasfilm has promised some great prizes for the winners. The overall winner will be invited onstage during the closing ceremonies! Kevin Beentjes (Official Star Wars Blog), Sander de Lange (“What’s the Story”) and Stefan Pfister (aka ‘ceiranharmony’ on TFN boards) will join me to coordinate this nerve-wracking and exciting contest.
You can expect questions that cover the entire Star Wars universe (movies, television, EU) and the fandom (merchandising, behind the scenes). There will be easier questions, but also some that will be more difficult. After all it must remain a challenge, even to the more experienced fans. The questions will be projected on screen, so don’t forget to bring a pen to write down the answers!
To warm up your Columi-brains, here are a few questions you could expect during the trivia challenge (answers can be found below):
- What’s the name of the costume designer who won an Academy Award for his work on Star Wars: Episode IV?
- Which Verpine hives built the B-wing starfighter during the Galactic Civil War, and who oversaw its development?
- What was the species of the infamous con artist Marn Hierogryph?
There is no ignorance; there is knowledge. Join us on Sunday at Star Wars University / Hall C !
- John Mollo
- Slayn & Corpil / Gial Ackbar
Tim Veekhoven (Sompeetalay) is president, editor-in-chief and cofounder of TeeKay-421, the Belgian Star Wars Fanclub. He’s an administrator for Yodapedia and has written four (former) Databank entries on the Official Star Wars website, thanks to “What’s the Story”.