Star Wars Celebration schedule: What events take place at Star Wars Celebration 2019?
One of the undeniable highlights of this year’s Star Wars Celebration will be the Episode 9 panel. This is when fans expect Kathleen Kennedy (Lucasfilm boss) and JJ Abrams (director) to reveal the title and trailer for the final chapter of the Skywalker Saga. Though bittersweet, Star Wars is an ever-expanding universe with plenty of non-Skywalker related content in which to indulge.
What events take place at Star Wars Celebration 2019?
The Episode 9 panel is perhaps the most anticipated of this year’s Celebration and takes place on April 12 at 5pm BST (11am Central time).
So far the only confirmed guests for the panel are the aforementioned Kennedy and Abrams.
But Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) and Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca) are also in attendance and may make a surprise appearance at the Episode 9 panel.
Other contemporary trilogy actors in attendance are Hermione Corfield (Tallie), and Greg Grunberg (Snap Wexley).
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Here are the rest of the panels on the main Celebration stage in chronological order, all times in BST.
Friday, April 12, 2019.
Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series 7.30pm to 8.30pm
Join ILMxLAB and Oculus for a sneak peek at the first Star Wars story series designed for virtual reality, Vader Immortal.
The Creatures, Droids & Aliens of Star Wars 10pm to 11pm
Take a deep dive into the Pinewood Studios-based Star Wars creature shop, where Creative Supervisor Neal Scanlan and team designed and built every alien, beast and droid for this new era of Star Wars.
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Saturday, April 13, 2019.
Bringing Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to Life at Disney Parks 5pm to 6.30pm
The Galaxy-Wide Premiere of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Join the head of Respawn Entertainment, Vince Zampella, and Game Director, Stig Asmussen, along with many special guests, to be the first to learn about this holiday’s highly anticipated action adventure.
SISTERS OF THE FORCE, A Celebration of Women and Star Wars 10pm to 11pm
Star Wars is full of powerful women, from its characters, to its actors, to creators, to executives, to its fans! It takes countless stories and people to keep our beloved Star Wars universe thriving.
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Sunday, April 14, 2019.
The Mandalorian 5pm to 6pm
Live on the Celebration Stage; presented simultaneously at the Galaxy and Twin Suns Stages.
Learn about the perilous world of The Mandalorian, set to debut on Disney +, with executive producer and writer Jon Favreau and executive producer and director Dave Filoni in a special panel discussion.
In Conversation with Alan Tudyk 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Alan Tudyk, who played the unforgettably surly and defiant Imperial-turned-Resistance droid hero K-2SO in Star Wars: Rogue One, joins the stage with host Warwick Davis to discuss his role.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Sneak Peek 8.30pm to 9.30pm
Live on the Celebration Stage; streamed to the Twin Suns Stage Dave Filoni and special guests celebrate the return of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and share a sneak peek at what’s to come.
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Monday, April 15, 2019.
Star Wars: Phantom Menace 20th Anniversary Celebration 2019 5pm to 6pm
Live on the Celebration Stage; streamed to the Galaxy Stage Every saga has a beginning. Join host Warwick Davis as we honour 20 years of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace!
Short Stories with Warwick Davis 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Buckle up and enjoy an unexpected and unpredictable retrospective into the prolific roles and career of the Host of the Celebration Stage, and the record holder for the Actor who has played the most Star Wars characters – Warwick Davis.
Wicket, Wald, Weazel, Wollivan, Weeteef, Wodibin (are you detecting a pattern here?) and other Star Wars characters have all been masterfully played by Warwick, along with several characters from other popular movie franchises.
Celebration Chicago Closing Ceremony 8.30pm to 9.30pm
Gather with your friends and fellow Star Wars fans to relive the best moments of the weekend and bid farewell to the 20th anniversary of Star Wars Celebration.
The full schedule of all events, photo ops, panels, and sales can be found at the Star Wars Celebration website.
Star Wars Episode 9 is out in UK cinemas on December 19, 2019. Star Wars Celebration 2019 takes place from Thursday, April 11 to Monday, April 15.