Star Wars Tattoos: The Return of the European Adventure!

Shane Turgeon | July 18, 2013

Six long years ago the first Celebration Europe event took over the London Excel Centre. To help promote The Force in the Flesh: Star Wars Inspired Body Art, a coffee table book I released that same year, we brought some of the popular tattoo programming elements we’d established in previous stateside Celebrations along with us. Our presence in Europe was small and tucked away on the second floor that year, right next to the incredible Vader Projects helmet display, but we made the best of it and had a great time at the show selling the book, displaying some incredible paintings done by some wonderfully talented UK-based tattoo artists and helping to “tattoo” and decorate a full-sized set of Stormtrooper armor. We also held one of our now famous Star Wars tattoo competitions and saw a phenomenal amount of incredible tattoo art from our European collector friends!
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Caravan of the Force Day 1: Punch It!

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After 11 months of scheming and planning the Caravan of the Force in association with Toys”R”Us, our trek swings into full force tomorrow morning as we leave north London at 7.00 a.m. Our first stop (of many) is to pick up Maureen and Jeremy Bulloch — Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back — and then head to a press conference at ExCeL London, home of the first Star Wars Celebration Europe back in July 2007. It’s all part of our journey to the second Celebration Europe, July 26-28 in Essen, Germany.

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San Diego Comic-Con Preview Night: Lucasfilm Pavilion

Mary Franklin | July 17, 2013

This year at San Diego Comic-Con International, we did a reset on our pavilion that I just love. To give it the feel of classic Star Wars movie fun, my boss Howard Roffman suggested iconic comic art. It’s perfect.

I pulled out my Star Wars: Panel to Panel books and scanned dynamic art that I loved, and pulled comic art from a number of time periods, then cropped it and created dummy layouts that were later rezzed-up, moved around, and perfected by people much more talented than I am.

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Exclusive Star Wars Collectibles at San Diego Comic-Con

StarWars.com Team | July 16, 2013


San Diego Comic-Con International (July 18-21) is famous for its special merchandise available only at the show, and several Star Wars licensees have prepared some major exclusives for this year. Check them out after the jump…and happy hunting if you’re attending!

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R2 Builders’ Droid Dress Rehearsal for Celebration Europe

R2 Builders visit Legoland Günzburg, Germany

R2 Builders visit Legoland Günzburg, Germany

The annual Star Wars weekends at all Legolands around the world have become a nice tradition and regularly pull a record crowd. All major fan groups are represented including the 501st, Rebel Legion and the R2 Builders. Legoland Germany is situated in Günzburg in Bavaria.

This year, the Star Wars weekend was going to be a special one for the European R2 Builders, as it was going to be the final event before the epic Celebration Europe, which is coming July 26-28 in Essen, Germany.

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Bounty Hunting Goes High Tech at Celebration Europe

James Floyd | July 15, 2013

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The Bounty Hunt, a favorite event from previous Star Wars Celebrations, is coming to Celebration Europe — with a twist! Since Celebration IV in Los Angeles, I’ve been bringing puzzle-solving races for my fellow fans, and now the Star Wars faithful coming to Essen will get the chance to use their bounty hunting smarts to play in a fun challenge.
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Star Wars at San Diego Comic-Con 2013

StarWars.com Team | July 15, 2013

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Attending San Diego Comic-Con and wondering if there will be any Star Wars programming? Good news: There will be plenty, from comics panels to origami demonstrations, and we have a complete schedule for you! Check out a full list of Star Wars-themed Comic-Con content after the jump!

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Fully Operational Fandom: Celebration Memories

Amy Ratcliffe | July 15, 2013

Attending a Star Wars Celebration isn’t like going to your average comic convention. It’s something special to be surrounded by so many people who are present for a single purpose. In a way, it’s like coming home. Don’t get me wrong — getting to see cool exhibits, exciting panels, and exclusive sneak peeks contributes to making the experience all the more memorable, but connecting with fellow fans is a huge part of it for me. You never forget your first Celebration.

Since Celebration Europe is just around the corner, it seemed like an ideal time to talk with people about their memories of their first times at a Celebration.

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StarWars.com Weekly Roundup: July 12, 2013

StarWars.com Team | July 12, 2013

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Wondering what’s been happening at StarWars.com? Here’s a quick roundup of what you might have missed this week!

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Family Friendly Activities at Star Wars Celebration Europe

Kristen Hidalgo | July 10, 2013

Think Star Wars Celebration Europe is just for grownups? Not at all! Star Wars Celebrations offer fun for every member of the family.

Younglings and their families will want to stop by the Family Room, where there are kid-friendly activities going on during all hours of the show. Our friends from the Rebel Legion Germany have worked with us to put together lots of fun craft classes and activities. Some of the classes we will be offering include Chewbacca and Yoda finger puppets, Naboo paper jewel boxes, paper Holocrons, and felt Tooka dolls. For kids who don’t want to sit still, we have workshops in dancing like a Twi’lek, and extra large games like Connect Four.

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