In Half Considered one of my Star Wars Celebration recap I went over the backstory, entrance procedures, and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge panel. In Half Two I’ll go over extra panels, merchandise and the present flooring.
One large piece of any Star Wars fandom is merchandise. The Present Retailer is one side folks line up very first thing within the morning for to get unique and limited-edition sort merchandise. I didn’t combat the morning crowds as I used to be in a panel, however determined to test it out after lunch. I waited most likely 30 minutes or longer to get into the merchandise. They’d all kinds of various objects, and plenty of have been already offered out. Since this was my first time at one thing like this I made a decision to get a memento. I ended up with a Star Wars Celebration Chicago shirt and a thriller field pin set. Costs weren’t an excessive amount of completely different than you’ll discover within the theme parks.
On the higher flooring of Celebration that they had a smaller panel room for collectors panels the place they might focus on completely different Star Wars collectibles. I didn’t find yourself making it into any of these panels. Additionally on that higher flooring, that they had a room for Disney Parks the place visitors might e book their trip to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Right here that they had journey brokers on web site to provide visitors trip quotes — and even perks like lightsabers in case you booked one.
Again on the present flooring was the place all of the motion occurs for essentially the most half. A whole lot of individuals had wonderful cosplay costumes and there have been a ton of exhibitors showcasing their Star Wars merchandise. One of many large cubicles was for LEGO; their partnership with Star Wars was celebrating 20 years in 2019. They’d an enormous show of 1000’s of miniature stormtroopers creating one big stormtrooper helmet.
On the bottom of the present flooring was the autograph and photograph part. Right here folks might get to satisfy their favourite Star Wars characters up shut and private. I didn’t find yourself buying a spot for this however I’ll look into it extra for subsequent time. One other side was the practically life dimension Tie Fighters and X-Wing. These have been shipped in from Germany and have been large items. It was actually cool to see in particular person and offer you an thought for what’s to return with Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge when it opens at Disneyland and later at Walt Disney World.
Within the heart of the present flooring was the Star Wars Present Reside stage. This stage was the place they might do interviews with main celebrities all through the day in addition to stream panels taking place at completely different phases. I visited the stage space a couple of occasions all through the day as there was at all times one thing new happening there.
There actually is a lot on the present flooring that it’s onerous to see all in someday. Subsequent time I attend one thing like this I’ll undoubtedly attempt to discover the present flooring a bit extra and discover some attention-grabbing new issues. Many cubicles gave away free issues like posters or had contests to win Star Wars associated objects.
I attended one other panel later within the afternoon all about ILMxLAB, which is a crucial interactive piece of Lucasfilm and plenty of parks followers might know them for Secrets and techniques of the Empire with The Void in Disney Springs and Downtown Disney. Additionally they helped create the brand new digital actuality expertise, Vader Immortal. Studying extra about their inventive course of and what goes into digital experiences was actually attention-grabbing. ILMxLAB is at all times in search of new methods to carry Star Wars facets to life, nearly actually.
My favourite factor they mentioned was Mission Porg. This new digital actuality expertise permits you to increase and join with a digital porg. Your porg is your porg and you could possibly take it wherever with you. C3PO units up the expertise for you, however as issues develop the porg is actually a pet. They will even join this digital expertise to your good house units and the porg could possibly be mischievous and switch off your lights or TV. This panel gave out free Vader Immortal posters on the finish.
My last main piece of Celebration was trying out the Droid Builders room. Right here, droid builders from around the globe herald their very own droid creations, from replicas of R2D2 and BB-Eight to droids not seen within the movies. These droids are actually unimaginable in particular person and its wonderful to assume folks constructed these by hand.
That just about concluded my time at Star Wars Celebration. In trying again at it, my fandom was furthered and actually I can not wait till Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and The Rise of Skywalker later this 12 months. I additionally can not wait till the following Celebration and presumably journeying to wherever it’s held. If you happen to think about your self a giant Star Wars fan and have by no means been to Celebration I’d suggest it, even when only for a day. I want I’d have made a visit out of it, trying again on it.
If you’re in search of extra info and dialogue on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge I like to recommend visiting the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge discussion board on Disboards.com.