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Star Wars Celebration Europe Kicks Off Tomorrow!

Will Smith

by , Global Public Relations Professional Intern, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products

For the first time since 2016, fans from around the galaxy will gather at the ExCel Center in London, UK for Star Wars Celebration Europe! From April 7-10, the fan event will feature exciting panels, exclusive merchandise, celebrity guest appearances and more to celebrate all things Star Wars. And of course, the weekend wouldn’t be complete without the return of Star Wars Celebration LIVE! This stage and livestream allow fans in attendance and at home to catch colorful commentary, celebrity guest appearances and exclusive interviews with hosts Anthony Carboni, Krystina Arielle, Kristin Baver, and Jamie Stangroom.

This year, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products invites you to celebrate our favorite Star Wars highlights at the event. But with so much to cover, we wanted to round up some of the fun panels and merch exclusives to help you properly experience this cultural phenomenon. See below for a sneak peek of some of the things to look out for!

PANEL HIGHLIGHTS

**For those of you at home, be sure to tune into the Star Wars Celebration livestream to catch all the action throughout the weekend – available via StarWars.com and Star Wars YouTube.

Saturday, April 8
Star Wars: The High Republic, Galaxy Stage and Streaming on Delay
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM ET

Centuries before the Skywalker saga there was High Republic! Join luminous authors for an in-depth conversation about epic new tales spanning books, comics, audio, and beyond. Including all-new announcements and reveals from Star Wars: The High Republic Phase II, and a sneak peek of what’s to come in Phase III!

Sunday, April 9
Disney Parks: Where Star Wars Comes to Life, Celebration Stage and Livestream
11:00 AM ET – 12:00 PM ET

Join some of the creative minds from Walt Disney Imagineering and Lucasfilm for a special look at how Disney brings Star Wars to life in its parks and beyond. Discover more about immersive experiences from a galaxy far, far away, including Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser and more. Disney and Star Wars fans alike will be treated to the insights only these creators can provide.

These exciting panels are just brushing the surface of what’s to come! See the full list of our panels below, but for more times and descriptions, visit StarWarsCelebration.com:

  • Hasbro Star Wars & Indiana Jones Panel
  • Funko: Collect Across the Galaxy
  • Marvel Comics Presents: Star Wars, Galaxy Stage and Livestream
  • Lucasfilm Publishing: Stories from a Galaxy Far, Far Away…
  • Hyperspace Stories: Dark Horse Comics Returns!
  • From Screen to Tabletop (Atomic Mass Games)
  • Star Wars: Galaxy-Sized Collecting in a Micro World with Jazwares
  • Beyond the Spires: Making of Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge
MERCHANDISE AND THINGS TO DO

We’ve also rounded up some of our top merchandise at the event. You won’t want to miss these exciting new goodies available exclusively in London.

Calling all collectors! For those intergalactic travelers planning to attend the festivities in person, prepare your credits for some exciting show-exclusive and first-to-market products. Funko Pop! fans won’t want to miss checking out the newly announced Jar-Jar Binks, R2-D2 and R5-D4 Pops! complete with an exclusive Star Wars Celebration sticker, only available at the Funko booth. Attendees will also want to head to the Hasbro booth for their chance to get a show-exclusive Star Wars: The Black Series Revenge of the Jedi Darth Vader action figure.

Fans can also be the first to get their hands on the new Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Brickheadz from LEGO, as well as exclusive new pins from FIGPIN and new apparel from Heroes & Villains. For more information on show exclusives and first-to-market releases, visit StarWars.com.

Lucasfilm Publishing fans can look forward to author signings at the Forbidden Planet booth each day of the show, featuring authors like Cavan Scott, George Mann, Dr. Lydia Kang, Charles Soule, Adam Christopher, and more! Love cosplay and Star Wars: The High Republic? Join the High Republic fan cosplay meet-up at the West Entrance of the ExCel Center at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 8 for a fun photo opportunity with some of the authors! If you have Younglings attending the show with you, check out the Star Wars Kids stage where they can practice lightsaber skills with Lightsaber toys from Hasbro.

Stay tuned to the official Star Wars Celebration live stream and StarWars.com for exciting announcements and reveals all weekend long!

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