Star Wars Celebration VI is coming on Aug 23rd – 26th Orlando Florida

Celebration is a series of Star Wars fan conventions sponsored by Lucasfilm limited. The 6th such convention is in a few days time and here is a short description of what  will be happening there.

There are 150 panels, screenings, contests, shows and demonstrations available at Star Wars Celebration VI, and that’s not counting the dozens of merchandise vendors and autograph opportunities (for additional charges). Topics range from great (big-screen movies) to small, right down to origami “Star Wars” characters. Sessions last an hour or more, and some are repeated, so nail down the details using the schedule on the event’s website (StarWarsCelebration.com). Here are 10 examples of what’s available.

•Building the future: Demonstrations on how to build a droid from styrene or aluminum, plus how to build an animated R2-D2 with Lego blocks.

•Hour power: Actors in “Star Wars in 60 Minutes” portray all six motion pictures of the saga in hyperspeed. It’s an expansion of “Star Wars in 30 Minutes,” which covered only the original trilogy.

•Six pack: Have more than an hour? Two “Star Wars” films will be shown, in order of the overall story, on Thursday, Aug. 24 and Aug. 25, beginning with 1999’s “Episode I — The Phantom Menace” on Thursday and climaxing with 1983’s “Episode VI — Return of the Jedi” on Aug. 25.

•Star power: Luminaries including Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Ian McDiarmid, Anthony Daniels and Warwick Davis will share memories of their film experiences. A separate-ticket event featuring director Kevin Smith is 7 p.m. Thursday. Tickets range between $15 and $75.

•Collectible calling: Several sessions cover niche markets of “Star Wars” merchandise, from action figures to homemade items, from on-set props and fast-food restaurant promotions to music formats. Behold the 8-track! (Fun title: “Collect all 2769! Hasbro Action Figures Since 1999.”)

•Brilliant disguises: Many “Star Wars” enthusiasts embrace the dress-up element of fandom, so expect elaborate contributors onstage in the sessions of “Costume Masquerade” Aug. 24 and 25. .

•Think small: Origami not challenging enough? Check out “Japanese Star Wars Vegetable Carving,” which is touted as demonstrating how to make “stunning Star Wars edible creations.”

•How Chewy met Sally: There’s someone for everyone in the Star Wars universe, so why not find them fast in one of six “Star Wars Speed Dating” sessions?

•Ever after: Which leads to the next logical step: “Plan Your Star Wars Wedding.”

•The end: The closing ceremony heralds the beginning of the end at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 26. The website calls it a “new, not-to-be-missed tradition.”

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