Sunday, February 17, 2013

Star Wars Celebration Europe: Author Pablo Hidalgo Returns as Host

Star Wars fans! Here's the latest news regarding Star Wars Celebration Europe!

Fans attending Celebration Europe -- July 26-28 in Messe Essen, Germany -- 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. For first-looks at these works, visit closer to the show. Check back soon for information about pre-ordering prints, which will reserve copies for pickup at Celebration Europe.

Celebration Europe Art Show Artists:

  • Steve Anderson
  • Drew Baker
  • Paul Ballard
  • Spencer Brinkerhoff III
  • Matt Busch
  • Lin Zy
  • Richard Chasemore
  • Joe Corroney
  • Doug Cowan
  • Hugh Fleming
  • Hans Jenssen
  • Ken Lashley
  • Erik Maell
  • Jason Palmer
  • Brian Rood
  • Tsuneo Sanda
  • Joshua Smith (Hydro74)
  • Shea Standefer
  • JAKe
  • Chris Trevas
  • Malcolm Tween
  • Jerry VanderStelt
  • Christian Waggoner

Visit today 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.

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