Star Wars Celebration Anaheim

Had so much fun at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim this last Saturday! The show was sold out and packed full of fans from all generations. Obviously this year is a special time for the Star Wars universe with The Force Awakens continuing the original saga in Decemeber, so it was awesome to be a part of that excitement and energy, especially after the premiere of the new teaser on Thursday. Definitely didn’t get tired of hearing people randomly shout out “Chewie, we’re home!” throughout the day, haha.

The days leading up to Saturday, I tuned into the live stream to catch the panels from the comfort of my own home rather than waiting in long lines at the con (wish all cons did live streams like that!). We spent the majority of our SWCA experience wandering the exhibit floor, checking out fan-built droids, snapping pics of costumes and set replicas, swooning over fan art (particularly this adorable painting of a creature carousel by Christian Slade), and searching through the stores for ewok action figures and vintage Micro Machine play sets. We ended the night by watching Empire Strikes Back in a huge theater full of die-hard Star Wars fans and it was the best thing ever.

Also, if there’s not enough Star Wars things to be excited about, check out this leaked teaser for Rogue One, the first standalone film in the Anthology series. Bonus – it’ll feature a female lead. Lots of girl power coming up in the new Star Wars movies!

2 comments on “Star Wars Celebration Anaheim

  1. ooooh how fun! I wish they would something like this in Dallas. :-( Maybe I just haven’t heard about it though. I’m so so stoked for the new film! I’ve seen the trailer probably a dozen times but I still teared up when I saw it in the previews for Avengers this past weekend. The cast looks great.

    My son is 6 and he’s quite the Star Wars fan himself so its super fun to get to share that with him.

    • This particular con is an official Lucasfilm event that only happens in celebration of a new movie or Star Wars anniversary, so it was pretty exciting to be a part of. I don’t think there’s any other Star Wars only cons, but Dallas has it’s own Comic Con and Fan Expo which, no doubt, will have SW stuff. :)

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