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SWCVI: So you want to build a droid…

Michael McMaster | August 10, 2012

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SWCVI: Looking Ahead to Day 1 at the Behind the Scenes Stage

Pablo Hidalgo | August 9, 2012

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With the release of the Star Wars Celebration VI programming schedule this week on the Celebration VI Mobile App, fans everywhere have begun sketching out their plan of attack for the biggest Star Wars party of the year. Planning my schedule is easy: I’m going to enjoy the show from the Behind the Scenes Stage, W414, since I’ll be hosting about 20 panels this year. Here’s what my first day (Thursday, August 23rd) will consist of … I hope some of it becomes your first day as well!

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SWCVI: “The Imperial Dogs” Prop Crew Mission Report

Stefan Cembolista | August 9, 2012

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“Many Star Wars fans will come to Celebration VI? … Personally?? … THEN we will DOUBLE our efforts!!!” For us, It doesn’t take an emperor visiting his Death Star construction site as motivation, we just do our very best for all the fans!

Today I’ll take you with me, to the very heart of our team… the prop workshop. Dusty hangars which many of the crew have almost called ‘home’ for the last couple of months…

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SWCVI: The Art of Ralph McQuarrie

John Scoleri | August 9, 2012

It sounds like a cliché, but when it comes to The Art of Ralph McQuarrie, preparations for the next Star Wars Celebration pretty much begin on the flight home from the last one.

Despite having exhibited at all seven prior Star Wars Celebrations, Celebration V was a particularly challenging undertaking for us. For the first time ever, we curated a gallery exhibit with more than 100 pieces of Ralph’s original Star Wars art — the majority of which had never been seen before.

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SWCVI: The As You Wish Helmet Project: Boba Fett

Art Andrews | August 8, 2012

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I could talk for days about Boba Fett, his popularity in modern culture, his mystique and his infamy, but my true passion for Boba Fett, as with so many things in Star Wars, is not so much the character of Boba Fett (after all, he was little more than a minor background figure with only seconds of screen time) but the care, attention and detail put into his design.  In the entire original Star Wars trilogy, there is no other costume that is as detailed and complicated as Boba Fett.  His helmet alone is a masterpiece, merging the aesthetic of ancient Corinthian hoplites with futuristic technology.  The design provides an inspiring canvas and we were fortunate to have twenty amazing artists step up to take on the world’s most famous bounty hunter!

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SWCVI: Bounty Hunters, We DO need your scum!

James Floyd | August 8, 2012

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Hello! I’m James and I’m one half of the brains behind the Bounty Hunt at Star Wars Celebration VI. My friend Dan and I have been organizing photo scavenger hunts and puzzle races for several years now, and we’re bringing all our fiendish fun to Orlando. We think that the Bounty Hunt is great for Star Wars fans who want to do something fun, exciting, and active at CVI. This is our third time putting on a clue solving adventure at Star Wars Celebration, and we’ve got a few new tricks for this year.

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SWCVI: James Arnold Taylor kicks off countdown to Celebration VI!

James Arnold Taylor | August 7, 2012

Hi everyone! It’s James Arnold Taylor here officially kicking off the Countdown to Celebration VI! I’ve got special insights not only on who you’ll see and what you’ll be experiencing on the main state but also other galactic fun taking place throughout Celebration! Be sure to join me for the party and May the Force be with you!

Star Wars Celebration VI is coming to Orlando, Florida on August 23-26. Join the party that brings together fans of all ages to celebrate the pop culture phenomenon that is Star Wars.
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SWCVI: A long ten years ago… Celebration Diorama Workshop was born

Frank D'iorio | August 6, 2012

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If you are a fan of custom dioramas, you may know me already, for those not yet familiar, let me introduce myself… my name is Frank D’iorio, I am a native Montrealer who by day works as a freelance motion picture digital compositor and on weekends, builds Star Wars action figure dioramas. Like most of you reading this, Star Wars greatly influenced my life both personally and professionally.

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SWCVI: Star Wars Tattoos: A Celebration Retrospective

Shane Turgeon | August 4, 2012

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My first exposure to the addicting world of Star Wars tattoos came from the same likely source as many other people’s first exposure – Jon Bradley Snyder’s short but eye-opening article entitled “Skin Deep” in Star Wars Insider #26, published in the summer of 1995. I was young, too young to get tattoos of my own, but I was completely enthralled and I knew then and there that the first tattoos I would get HAD to be Star Wars related. Little did I know at the time just how integral a part of my life, and fandom as a whole, Star Wars tattoos would eventually become…

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SWCVI: Target in Range: Celebration VI… Maximum Firepower!

Stefan Cembolista | August 2, 2012

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We can officially tell the world that the Belgian prop crew is back in action for Star Wars Celebration VI. My crazy crew has been assigned the mission to return to Orlando and join the biggest Star Wars party in the galaxy, and bring along the biggest Star Wars props in the galaxy!

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