Star Wars Celebration EuropeMonday, February 18, 2013
July 26-28, 2013
Messe Essen, Germany
What Is Star Wars Celebration?
The ultimate fan experience focused on a galaxy far, far away…
Star Wars Celebrations bring fans of all ages together, from all points of the globe, to celebrate the pop-culture phenomenon that is Star Wars. Whether it’s young fans of Star Wars: The Clone Wars or die-hards fueled by the nostalgia for the original Star Wars trilogy; curious, casual followers; gamers, readers, costumers or collectors — there’s something for everyone at Celebration.
It’s three fun-filled days of exhibits, a vibrant, interactive show floor, screenings, exclusive merchandise, celebrity guests, panels, autograph sessions, fan-inspired activities, and other surprises celebrating all things Star Wars. Star Wars Celebrations deliver a landmark experience where memories are made, families brought together, old friends reunited, and new friendships formed — all in the setting of the ever-evolving Star Wars universe.
Pablo Hidalgo at the Behind-The-Scenes Stage
Fans attending Celebration Europe will indeed have much to celebrate: Pablo Hidalgo is returning as host of the Behind-The-Scenes Stage, intricate fan-built sets and props will be on display and available for interaction, and many talented Star Wars artists are now confirmed to attend.
The Behind-The-Scenes Stage will take attendees into the mysteries of the saga, as creators from Star Wars movies and television discuss the secrets behind classic moments. Fans will also hear exclusive news on collectibles, comics, books, and more. Hidalgo is a perfect choice to host discussions on the Behind-The-Scenes Stage; an author of many exhaustively researched books (including The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Star Wars: Year by Year, and Star Wars: The Essential Readers Companion), he brings an unrivaled depth of knowledge and over 13 years of experience working at Lucasfilm as a resident Star Wars expert.
In addition to fans dressing in wonderful costumes, Celebration Europe will feature fantastic sets and props that look like they came right out of the Star Wars universe. Fans can take pictures with Darth Vader’s TIE fighter, in the Millennium Falcon, by the Endor bunker with a speeder bike, and in more classic locations.
Best of all, these props and sets were created by talented fans driven both by wanting to recreate accurately what they love in the Star Wars movies, and by the desire to produce an unforgettable experience for their fellow Star Wars fans.
Other Star Wars sets planned for Celebration include a huge Jabba’s Palace display, a Hoth set with a snowspeeder and E-web cannon, the Millennium Falcon lounge, and more!
International Palette of Artists for Celebration Europe
The Star Wars Celebration Europe Art Show will showcase the talents of artists from around the globe, including England, Austria, Canada, Japan, and the United States.
The gifted Star Wars artists listed below have passed a juried process and been accepted to participate in the Celebration Europe Art Show. Each artist is creating an exclusive print to be sold only at Celebration Europe. These very limited offerings of fine Star Wars art have become a tradition at Celebrations.
Celebration Europe Art Show Artists:
Visit www.starwarscelebration.eu to buy tickets and for more information on Celebration Europe. Be sure to keep an eye on Star Wars Blog, for an inside look at the planning and development of this highly-anticipated event.