SWCE 2013: “Evening with the Emperor” Panel with Ian McDiarmid – Highlights

StarWars.com Team | July 26, 2013

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Ian McDiarmid was Warwick Davis’ final Celebration Stage guest on day one of Star Wars Celebration Europe, discussing everything from how he got the part of the Emperor in Return of the Jedi to his thoughts on Star Wars continuing with new films. Check out some highlights from their talk after the jump!

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Video: Star Wars Celebration Europe: Ground Report Day 1

StarWars.com Team | July 26, 2013

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David Collins and StarWars.com made a trench run (of sorts) at Star Wars Celebration Europe today — hitting the show floor on the first day of the highly anticipated fan fest. Collins spoke with aficionados from across the globe, checked out some amazing props on display, and lots more. Check out his report after the jump!

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SWCE 2013: International Fan Clubs with Special Guest Gerald Home

Mark Newbold | July 26, 2013

Star Wars Celebration Europe kicked off its three day series of panels by focusing on the very reason why we are here in the first place: our shared international love of all things Star Wars, specifically through the forum of international Star Wars clubs. Gerald Home, Tessek, and a Mon Calamari officer from Return of the Jedi were joined on stage by Tim Veekhoven of Belgian fan club Teekay-421, Ates Cetin of Turkish site Yildiz Savaslari, and a handful of other international webmasters and sites from across Europe.

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SWCE 2013: “The Golden Hour” Panel with Anthony Daniels – Liveblog

StarWars.com Team | July 26, 2013

Next up on the Main Stage here at Star Wars Celebration Europe is none other than C-3PO himself, Anthony Daniels.

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SWCE 2013: “Designing a Galaxy” Panel with Doug Chiang and Iain McCaig – Liveblog

StarWars.com Team | July 26, 2013

Doug Chiang and Iain McCaig are here at Star Wars Celebration Europe to discuss (with the great Warwick Davis) how they designed the memorable characters (including Darth Maul), vehicles, and locales of a galaxy far, far away. Couldn’t make the trip to Germany? Don’t worry — we’re here to liveblog it for you!

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Caravan of the Force Day 5: “We’re Going In!”

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Day 5: Tuesday, 23rd July

Day five of Caravan of the Force, in association with Toys”R”Us, began with a delicious breakfast in our Antwerp hotel, a wobble down two flights of stairs with our luggage to the car park (which the night before was the scene of a 30-minute hunt for a space) and off towards the Dutch border and our first appointment at 11.38 a.m. with the Dutch Garrison. We were timing our visit to also meet Martino and Daan who were cycling to Celebration to raise money for Opkikker, a charity that helps seriously ill children. As every garrison has been on the tour, the Dutch were excellent hosts, posing for photographs, donating to our Make-A-Wish collection and making a huge fuss of Jeremy as he was interviewed by the local media and greeted by fans.

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Star Wars Celebration Europe: Kickoff Press Conference Liveblog

StarWars.com Team | July 25, 2013

The Force has arrived in Essen, Germany! The biggest Star Wars party of the year officially begins in a couple of minutes with a special press conference featuring legends Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and more. And we’re here to liveblog it for you!

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Caravan of the Force Day 4: “The Cave…In You Must Go”

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Day 4 – Monday, 22nd July 2013

The Caravan of the Force in association with Toys”R”Us started day four with an alarm call, a shower and breakfast before loading up Slave-1 and Slave-2 and heading on out from the hotel. Soon we left France behind and entered Belgium, travelling the two hours from Lille to Han-Sur-Lesse and the Caves of Han. It had been suggested we visit here, not only because of the obvious Han Solo connection but because the caves are a place of outstanding beauty, and boy were they right. Operating Manager Albert Joris welcomed us to the village and led the Caravan down to the entrance to the caves where we were greeted by the national Belgian press, photographers and locals before drinks and an interview with the papers. At noon we boarded the train, which took us through the forest to the cave entrance and a magical two-hour, two-kilometre walk began.

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Come Together: Celebration Europe Fan Panels and Events

Tim Veekhoven | July 24, 2013

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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.

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My Schedule for Star Wars Celebration Europe!

Ashley Eckstein | July 24, 2013

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Here is my schedule for Star Wars Celebration Europe! I look forward to seeing everyone soon!

MTFBWY!

Ashley :o
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