Earlier this week Celebration announced two guests that don’t often do conventions.
- Denis Lawson was the face of Wedge Antilles in the original trilogy. The Scottish actor is making, according to the sources, we have found, his first U.S. convention appearance.
- At most celebrations, guests from the prequels are usually in short supply, with the exceptions of Ray Park and Daniel Logan. The man who brought life to Jango Fett will probably have a sizable part of his lines wanting to meet him for playing Chief Tui in Moana.
- Sam Witwer does do cons quite a bit, but after finishing his run as Maul on The Clone Wars and Rebels this season, he is also sure to have long lines. (And does this mean Stephen Stanton will be quick to follow?).
Del Rey Books has released some information about its involvement at Star Wars Celebration. They will have booth located at #2522 right next to the Random House Audio and DK booths. They have also listed some panels:
- I’ll Take Droids for $500, Obi-Wan: An audience member will be able to prove that he knows Star Wars more than authors Chuck Wendig and Timothy Zahn. Good luck to that member of the audience! Thursday 2:30-3:30 at the Behind the Scenes Stage (W304)
- Lucasfilm Publishing Writers’ Roundtable: Members of the Lucasfilm team and Del Rey authors (Mr. Zahn and Delilah S. Dawson were specifically mentioned). This is one that I’m planning on attending. Friday 4:30-5:30 at the Behind the Scenes Stage (W304)
- Del Rey Books, Behind the Scenes: Del Rey has published Star Wars books since, well, actually, before a New Hope was released. This panel will feature authors Mr. Wendig, Mr. Zahn, Ms. Dawson, and Christie Golden and will be moderated by Del Rey senior editor, Elizabeth Schaefer. Friday 4:30-5:30 at the Behind the Scenes Stage (W304)
Individual talks by authors in which the author determines the flow of the conversation will take place during the Star Wars University Panel. Think of these talks as more workshops where you learn more about the craft as well as the book they write. All of the University Workshops are in W300.
- Thursday 5:00 pm – 6:00 Star Wars University: Chuck Wendig
- Friday 12:30 pm – 1:30 Star Wars University: Delilah Dawson
- Friday 2:00 pm – 3:00 Star Wars University: Tim Zahn
- Saturday 3:30 pm – 4:30 Star Wars University: Christie Golden
- Sunday 12:30 pm – 1:30 Star Wars University: John Jackson Miller
All book signings are free and will take place at the Del Rey Booth (2522) and the Barnes & Noble Booth (2022). They will have books for sale, but you can bring your own as well.
- 11:30 am – 12:30 Christie Golden B&N Booth 2022
- 1 pm – 2 Chuck Wendig B&N Booth 2022
- 4 pm – 6:30 Tim Zahn B&N Booth 2022
- 11 am – 12 Chuck Wendig Del Rey Booth 2522
- 11 am – 1 Tim Zahn B&N Booth 2022
- 3 pm – 4:00 Chuck Wendig B&N Booth 2022
- 5:30 pm – 6:30 Tim Zahn B&N Booth 2022
- 5:45 pm – 6:45 Christie Golden & Delilah S. Dawson Del Rey Booth 2522
- 11 am – 12:30 Christie Golden & Delilah S. Dawson Del Rey Booth 2522
- 2 pm – 4:30 Tim Zahn B&N Booth 2022
- 3 pm – 4 John Jackson Miller Del Rey Booth 2522
- 4 pm – 5 Chuck Wendig B&N Booth 2022
- 5 pm – 6 Christie Golden & Delilah S. Dawson Del Rey Booth 2522
- 10:30 am – 11:30 Chuck Wendig, Christie Golden & Delilah S. Dawson Del Rey Booth 2522
- 1 pm – 2 Christie Golden B&N Booth 2022
- 2:30 pm – 4:30 Tim Zahn B&N Booth 2022
We just purchased quite a few books from the new canon on a whim the other night. Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple has already started reading Star Wars: Dark Disciple by Christie Golden. I’m still reading Scoundrels by Mr. Zahn that we purchased from him at Pensacon. In other words, we are super excited about meeting all the authors, and we will probably drop quite a few credits at the Del Rey booth!
May the force be with you!