Preparation for Celebration: The Panels

April 6, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Celebration, Conventions, Events, Star Wars | 2 Comments

preparation-for-celebrationFor those heading to Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, the panels are going to play a big part of the experience. With four days of content, there are a lot to choose from. Sadly, there’s no way to see them all with events happening simultaneously on different stages. To help attendees get an idea of what they might want to check out, we’ve sorted the events by subject matter.

**Updated with new book and author times**

Podcast Stage

Want to check out your favorite Star Wars podcast? Then the Podcast Stage has you covered (and for RebelForce Radio fans, you can check out Jason and JimmyMac every day at the Behind-The-Scenes Stage). Keep in mind that many of the podcasts will be having guests and giving away cool goodies.

  • Coffee with Kenobi – 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Thursday
  • Rebels Report – 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Thursday
  • Keldabe Talk Radio – 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM, Thursday
  • This Week in Star Wars – 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Thursday
  • Radio 1138 – 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM, Thursday
  • The Rated NA Podcast – 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM, Friday
  • PodCRASH with That Chris Gore – 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Friday
  • Star Wars Minute – 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM, Friday
  • Skywalking Through Neverland – 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Friday
  • Star Wars Bookworms – 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM, Friday
  • Mousetalgia Podcast – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Friday
  • The Star Wars Underworld Podcast – 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM, Saturday
  • Full of Sith – 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Saturday
  • The Wolfpack Podcast – 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM, Saturday
  • Fangirls Going Rogue – 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Saturday
  • Star Wars Collectors Archive Podcast – 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM, Saturday
  • Galaxy of Toys – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Saturday
  • Tosche Station Radio – 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM, Sunday
  • The Star Wars Forum UK Podcast – 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Sunday
  • The Rebels Podcast/Frontlines: The Clone Wars Podcast – 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM, Sunday

Book and Author Panels

For the lovers of books and short stories, these panels are for you.

  • Star Wars Costumes – 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Thursday, Behind-The-Scenes Stage with J.W. Rinzler, Brandon Alinger and Delia Greve
  • Rule the Galaxy Together: Writing in a Shared Universe – 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM, Thursday, Star Wars University (Room 206AB) with John Jackson Miller
  • Star Wars Origami – 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Thursday, Star Wars University (Room 206AB) with Chris Alexander
  • Ralph McQuarrie: Star Wars Art – 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Friday, Behind-The-Scenes Stage with J.W. Rinzler, Eric Klopfer, Brandon Alinger, David Mandel and Wade Lageose
  • Jeffrey Brown & Holman Wang: Star Wars: Bridging Generations – 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM, Friday, Star Wars University (Room 206AB) with Jeffrey Brown and Holman Wang
  • One Big Story: Working Within the Star Wars Canon – 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM, Friday, Fan Stage (Room 303ABCD) with Michael Siglain, Jennifer Heddle, Shelly Shapiro, Jordan D. White, C.B. Cebulski, Sadie Smith and Leland Chee
  • Bringing Star Wars Novels to Life on Audio – 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM, Friday, Star Wars University (Room 206AB) with Marc Thompson, January LaVoy, Jonathan Davis
  • Star Wars Insider – 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM, Friday, Fan Stage (Room 303ABCD) with Jonathan Wilkins, Mark Newbold, James Burns and Erich Schoeneweiss
  • How to Plan a Galactic Event at Your School or Library – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Saturday, Star Wars University (Room 206AB) with Michelle Brzozowski, Ryder Windham and Adam Bray
  • New Adaptations of the Star Wars Saga from Disney Publishing Worldwide – 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Saturday, Behind-The-Scenes Stage with Tony DiTerlizzi, Alexandra Bracken, Adam Gidwitz and Tom Angleberger
  • Star Wars at Del Rey – 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM, Saturday, Behind-The-Scenes Stage with Christie Golden, James Luceno, Jennifer Heddle, Shelly Shapiro and John Jackson Miller
  • Tribute to Aaron Allston – 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Saturday, Behind-The-Scenes Stage with Bryan Young, Christie Golden and Shelly Shapiro
  • Embrace The Dark Side: The Nature of Evil and Villains in the Star Wars Universe – 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Saturday, Star Wars University (Room 206AB) with Drew Karpyshyn
  • Is Writing About Bad Guys Hazardous to One’s Health? – 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM, Saturday, Star Wars University (Room 206AB) with James Luceno
  • William Shakespeare’s Star Wars on Stage – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sunday, Digital Stage with Marc Thompson, January LaVoy, Jonathan Davis and Ian Doescher
  • Novelizing Star Wars – 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Sunday, Behind-The-Scenes Stage with Alan Dean Foster, James Kahn, Michael Kogge, Jonathan Wilkins and Shelly Shapiro
  • What Princess Leia Means to Me – 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM, Sunday, Fan Stage (Room 303ABCD) with Jennifer Heddle, Christie Golden, Rayne Roberts, Cat Staggs, Catherine Tabor and Katie Cook
  • Christie Golden: Things I Hate But Learned to Do – 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM, Sunday, Star Wars University (Room 206AB) with Christie Golden

Comic Panels

Oddly Marvel is going to have a very big presence at Celebration, given what details have been released so far.

  • Star Wars Comic Art – 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM, Thursday, Collectors Stage (Room 210AB)
  • Star Wars Comes Home to Marvel – 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Saturday, Behind-The-Scenes Stage with C.B. Cebulski, Jordan D. White, Jennifer Heddle

Television Panels

Fans of Star Wars Rebels will have a lot of panels they can check out, and there’s a panel for Star Wars: The Clone Wars and the LEGO Star Wars specials.

  • The Untold Clone Wars – 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM, Thursday, Digital Stage with Dave Filoni and Pablo Hidalgo
  • Keith Kellog: Animation with Attitude – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thursday, Star Wars University (Room 206AB) with Keith Kellog
  • Rebels Design Class – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Friday, Star Wars University (Room 206AB) with Amy Beth Christenson, Chris Glenn and Kilian Plunkett
  • Joel Aron Photography: The Look of Star Wars Rebels – 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM, Friday, Star Wars University (Room 206AB) with Joel Aron
  • Behind the Scenes: LEGO Star Wars Droid Tales – 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM, Friday, Digital Stage
  • New Allies and New Villains in Star Wars Rebels Season 2 – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Saturday, Celebration Stage with Dave Filoni, Freddie Prinze Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Tiya Sircar, Steve Blum, Taylor Gray and “other special guests”
  • Joel Aron: Classic Portraiture – 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM, Saturday, Star Wars University (Room 206AB) with Joel Aron
  • Ideas Become Reality: Star Wars Production Class – 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Saturday, Star Wars University (Room 206AB) with Athena Portillo and Liz Marshall
  • Composing Star Wars Music with Kevin Kiner – 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Saturday, Digital Stage with Kevin Kiner
  • Star Wars Rebels Red Carpet – 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Saturday, Digital Stage with Star Wars Rebels guests
  • Star Wars Rebels Season Two Global Premiere – 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM, Saturday, Digital Stage

Movie Panels

As can be expected, there are a lot of film focused panels. From the opening ceremony with Kathleen Kennedy and J.J. Abrams, to the actor panels and 3D screenings, you’re sure to get your fix.

  • J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy Opening Ceremony – 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Thursday, Celebration Stage (with simulcasts on other stages) with J.J. Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy and “special guests”
  • Restored Music from The Empire Strikes Back – 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM, Thursday, Digital Stage with David Collins
  • Ian McDiarmid: The Emperor Strikes Back – 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Thursday, Celebration Stage with Ian McDiarmid
  • Howard Kazanjian: Producing Lucasfilm Icons – 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Thursday, Digital Stage with Howard Kazanjian and Brandon Alinger
  • The Phantom Menace 3D and Attack of the Clones 3D Screenings – 6:30 PM to 11:59 PM, Thursday, Digital Stage
  • Ray Park: The Man; The Sith; The Legend – 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Friday, Celebration Stage with Ray Park
  • Secrets of the Mos Eisley Cantina – 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Friday, Behind-The-Scenes Stage with Pablo Hidalgo and Tom Spina
  • Date with the Princess: Carrie Fisher – 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM, Friday, Celebration Stage with Carrie Fisher
  • Star Wars: A New Hope in Navajo – 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM, Friday, Behind-The-Scenes Stage
  • Dennis Muren: Legacy in VFX – 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Friday, Digital Stage with Dennis Muren
  • Revenge of the Sith 3D Premiere and A New Hope 2D Screening – 6:30 PM to 11:59 PM, Friday, Digital Stage with introductions by Ian McDiarmid and Dennis Muren
  • Anthony Daniels: Inside the Heart & Chaos of C-3PO – 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Friday, Celebration Stage with Anthony Daniels
  • Star Wars Original Props and Costume – 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Saturday, Collectors Stage (Room 210AB) with Brandon Alinger and Tom Spina
  • Talking to Myself: James Arnold Taylor and Mark Hamill the Return of the Jedi – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Saturday, Celebration Stage with James Arnold Taylor and Mark Hamill (back-to-back with 15 minute intermission, one seating)
  • The Empire Strikes Back 2D Screening and Return of the Jedi 2D Screening – 7:30 PM to 11:59 PM, Saturday, Digital Stage
  • Conversations with Gareth Edwards and Josh Trank – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sunday, Celebration Stage with Kathleen Kennedy, Kiri Hart, Pablo Hidalgo, Gareth Edwards and Josh Trank
  • Billy Dee Williams: Baron of Smooth – 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM, Sunday, Celebration Stage with Billy Dee Williams
  • Designing the Art of Star Wars with the Master – 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sunday, Digital Stage with Doug Chiang

Video Game Panels

There won’t be many video game panels, but the Star Wars Battlefront panel should be worth checking out.

  • Star Wars Battlefront – An Intergalactic Debut – 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM, Friday, Digital Stage
  • Star Wars: Commander – 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Friday, Star Wars University (Room 206AB)

On top of all those is a full four day schedule of collecting panels on the Collectors Stage (Room 210AB), portfolio review opportunities, and tons of fan events. Also, don’t miss out on Smuggler’s Bounty which will be Saturday 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on the Celebration Stage featuring a bunch of voice actors for a live audio drama created by Kyle Newman and F.J. DeSanto. Be sure to check out the official website for the full list and keep an eye out for new panels as some time slots still don’t have any descriptions.

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