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Return of the Jedi Creature History with Pablo Hidalgo

Tim Veekhoven | August 9, 2013

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Saturday was certainly the busiest day at Celebration Europe if you were intending to visit different panels. I’ve known Gerald Home (Tessek, a Mon Calamari Officer) for many years and he said that Return of the Jedi Creature History was going to be a panel that I would enjoy — knowing I’m a fan of trivia and uncovering the smallest details from the movies. I had been able to speak to Leland Chee and Pablo Hidalgo after the Holocron panel, and Pablo also said I was really going to enjoy it. So I couldn’t wait.

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SWCE 2013: Photo Gallery

StarWars.com Team | August 2, 2013

Star Wars Celebration Europe featured an amazing collection of fan-made props, sneak peeks at upcoming product (including prototypes from Hasbro’s Star Wars: The Black Series), and attendees from all over the globe. It even had stuffed baby Ewoks in baskets. Check out some sights from one of the biggest Celebrations ever after the jump!

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Star Wars Celebration Europe Trivia Challenge with TeeKay-421

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The TeeKay-421 Quizmeeting is an annual event, feared by all contestants. We thought Star Wars Celebration Europe would be an excellent opportunity to offer fans around the world a taste of what our trivia contests are made of.

After our idea was approved by Mary Franklin, our core team created a series of questions. Before we decided to go with the final selection of questions, we had several debates about which should be included and which shouldn’t. Since every member of the core team had his preferences, we found a great balance between movies, television, source, Expanded Universe, merchandising and behind the scenes. Some of our most difficult questions were abandoned, because we feared nobody would know the answer (the name of the last Snivvian dictator was among the deleted questions). We also immediately decided that the challenge should not be an easy one. There’s just no fun in answering easy questions, is there?

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Troopers and Rebels: Behind the Magic at SDCC 2013

Lawrence Green | July 31, 2013

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For members of the 501st and Rebel Legions, virtually every week means another opportunity somewhere in the world to put on our outfits, giving back to our local communities and helping raise donations for worthwhile causes. But it also means having FUN bringing Star Wars to life for fellow fans (and really, for ourselves, too), watching fans getting excited about interacting with their favorite Star Wars characters, and seeing the big smiles that come over everyone’s faces.

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SWCE 2013: Closing Ceremonies – Liveblog

StarWars.com Team | July 28, 2013

The grand finale of Star Wars Celebration Europe! Follow along with our liveblog!

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SWCE 2013: “Mark Hamill: The Jedi Returns” Panel – Liveblog

StarWars.com Team | July 28, 2013

The galaxy’s new hope — and Star Wars icon — Mark Hamill sits with Warwick Davis for a special chat at Star Wars Celebration Europe. Follow along with our liveblog!

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SWCE 2013: “Jabba’s Palace Reunion” Panel – Highlights

StarWars.com Team | July 28, 2013


The puppeteers and actors behind the strange creatures (as well as Jabba’s tail) of Jabba’s Palace appeared together on Celebration Stage with Warwick Davis. Here are some highlights from their Jabba-jibber-jabber.

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SWCE 2013: “The Fett-Tastic Four” Panel – Highlights

StarWars.com Team | July 28, 2013

All four actors who portrayed iconic bounty hunter Boba Fett — Jeremy Bulloch (The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, appearing in full costume), Daniel Logan (Young Boba Fett in Attack of the Clones, and the voice of the animated Boba in the three-part Season Two finale and in Season Four of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series), Dickey Beer (stunt performer in Return of the Jedi), and John Morton (in a scene Cloud City in The Empire Strikes Back) — came together for the first time in a special panel with Warwick Davis at Star Wars Celebration Europe. Here are some highlights and Fett facts!

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SWCE 2013: “Straight Talk from a Princess” Panel with Carrie Fisher – Liveblog

StarWars.com Team | July 27, 2013

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Star Wars legend Carrie Fisher joins Warwick Davis for a chat on Celebration Stage, and we’re here to liveblog it for you!

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SWCE 2013: Fan Stories

Dan Brooks | July 27, 2013


Star Wars Celebration Europe is here, and fans from all over the world have been enjoying the show’s panels, exhibits, sights, and sounds. Walking the show floor and seeing all the costumers, fan-made props, and excitement for the future of Star Wars makes one thing very clear: The Force is strong in 2013, and it’s the fans that make it so.

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