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Billy Dee Williams, aka Lando Calrissian, Set to Appear at Star Wars Weekends 2013 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

posted on April 5th, 2013 by Gary Buchanan, Social Media Managing Editor


Billy Dee Williams, aka Lando Calrissian, Set to Appear at Star Wars Weekends 2013
Today we’re pleased to announce that everyone’s favorite galactic smuggler, gambler and scoundrel will temporarily leave Cloud City and board the Millennium Falcon with a course set for Disney’s Hollywood Studios, as actor Billy Dee Williams returns to Star Wars Weekends for the 2013 edition.

Williams, a fan favorite for his portrayal of Lando Calrissian in the film saga, will attend Weekend IV, June 7-9, 2013.

Lando, who is described on his official StarWars.com bio as having two weapons of choice — a blaster pistol and “a devastating smile” — betrayed the Rebellion when he made a deal with Darth Vader to capture his old friend, Han Solo. However, there was a storybook ending to the tale when he redeemed himself by later helping to free Captain Solo and assisting in the destruction of the second Death Star.

If you make plans to attend Weekend IV, I definitely suggest attending one of the “Stars of the Saga” talk shows that features Williams. It was a highlight for me at past events to hear him tell tales about his portrayal of the suave scoundrel. But be sure to get there early; his appearances will most likely be a popular gathering place for members of both the Empire and the Rebellion.

Join the conversation online by using the hash tag #StarWarsWeekends on Twitter.

Star Wars: © 2013 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM.

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1

Cassie on April 5th, 2013 at 5:21 pm

will he be signing autographs? Or is he just scheduled to appear in Stars of the Saga?

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Tom on April 6th, 2013 at 8:39 pm

Is there a complete list of which guest will appear on which weekends? Usually there’s a list around this time.

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beth from CA on April 8th, 2013 at 9:09 am

ooooohhhhh whish i could go this year!

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Jon on April 8th, 2013 at 9:34 am

I want to meet the smoothest man in the galaxy.

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Janelle on April 8th, 2013 at 11:00 am

SO very excited to finally be able to go this year!!

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Kristin on April 12th, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Oh yay! Really want to bring my 10 year old this year…He’s Star Wars Crazy!!

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Tom on April 17th, 2013 at 10:08 pm

We usually have a fairly good list by now of who’s appearing which weekends. It also seems like in the last couple years, the guests have been dwindling. You’d think that with Disney now owning the franchise they’d want to celebrate that a little more. Are there more guests planned? (Don’t get me wrong, I’m still going, I’m just anxious to find out who’s going to be there the weekend I go).

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