Posts Tagged ‘Celebration Europe’

Celebration Europe: Battle of the Bands Team | July 15, 2007

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It’s not every day fans get to see an Elvis impersonator take on a death metal band as they sing songs about the Empire. Darth Elvis and Anchorhead hit the stage to compete for the coveted Bith trophy in the Battle of the Bands at Celebration Europe. While both rocked the stage and entertained the audience with their own renditions of Star Wars tunes, only one would be chosen as the fan favorite.


Jedi, Sith and Queens: CE Costume Pageant

Bonnie Burton | July 15, 2007

One of the best parts of attending a convention like Celebration Europe is to see all the fans wander around in costume. There’s Darth Vader eating some fish and chips on the entrance stairs. Tween Princess Leias are waiting in line to see the Vader Project. And look, Chewie just got some gum stuck in his fur!

And while many fans wear costumes for fun, a few dedicated folks put a lot of time and effort into their wardrobe so they can compete in the Celebration Europe Costume Pageant. Categories included Light Side and Dark Side for adults and kids.

Revenge of the Sith Creature and Makeup Supervisors Lou and Dave Elsey and Original Trilogy costume designer John Mollo acted as pageant judges, while surprise celebrity guests Darth Maul actor Ray Park and Original Trilogy Boba Fett Jeremy Bulloch did the honors of handing out the award prizes of various Star Wars collectibles. Wicket actor Warwick Davis presided over the pageant as host and read notes to the audience about the making of each costume.


Saturday Advance Tickets for CE Sold Out Team | July 11, 2007

Advance ticket sales for Saturday at Celebration Europe are now sold out (some walk up tickets may be available) – however, there are still tickets available for Friday and Sunday, and there will be a limited number of three-day passes as well. Order now!

Verifying Your Hyperspace Status at CE Team | July 9, 2007

We’ve received a lot of queries from members asking how they’ll be able to confirm their Fan Club membership status at Celebration Europe to enjoy all the member-exclusive benefits. While the Fan Club membership kits are readying for shipment this month, you won’t need the membership card (or even the downloadable one) to get your fan club lanyard at the convention.

Simply bring a photo ID when you arrive (minors without an ID should have an adult accompany them) and your membership status will be verified on site by staff members with access to the fan club database.

For those who have made recent subscription purchases (in the last two weeks) please try to bring a print-out of your confirmation email from StarWarsShop, as these new subscriptions may not have been registered when the data files were pulled for the convention.

If you did not receive your Fan Club lanyard in the mail, please follow the instructions above to pick it up on site. Lanyards (not tickets) will be available for pick up at the West Entrance of ExCeL on Thursday, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm and again during each morning of the convention starting at 7:30. Tickets will be available starting at 7:30 Friday morning.

See you all in London!

Media Release: Ian McDiarmid at Celebration Europe Team | July 3, 2007

This just in from the wire too late for pre-holiday publication on the regular, but we know you’d want to know…


Star Wars Legend Ian McDiarmid to Make Special Appearance at Star Wars Celebration Europe
Acclaimed Actor Who Brought the Saga’s Palpatine to Sinister Life to be Special Guest During Opening Ceremonies on July 13

LONDON (4 July 2007) – Tony Award-winning actor Ian McDiarmid, whose iconic portrayal of Senator Palpatine and The Emperor in the Star Wars Saga raised suave villainy to a new level, will make a rare public appearance at STAR WARS CELEBRATION EUROPE on Friday, 13th July to help commemorate the Saga’s 30th anniversary.

McDiarmid will be a special guest of Lucasfilm Ltd. and event organiser Cards Inc. during the Opening Ceremonies at ExCeL London, home of STAR WARS CELEBRATION EUROPE. The Opening Ceremonies will be hosted by Steve Sansweet, head of fan relations for Lucasfilm Ltd., and will include a special one-time-only screening of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. (more…)

The Making of “Sgt. Lucas” Team | June 18, 2007

Star Wars artist Randy Martinez created a mashup homage to Star Wars and one of the most iconic bands in music history — The Beatles. He used similar collage methods to those used in the creation of the original Beatles “Sgt. Pepper” album cover that inspired the image. He recently unveiled his “Sgt. Lucas” poster at Celebration IV, to get fans excited about the next big fan party happening in London this July. Martinez’s art will be used as the Celebration Europe program cover artwork and will be sold as a poster in the Celebration Store.

To find out how he made the “Sgt. Lucas” collage poster using everything from over 300 fake flowers to image cutouts, read on.