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Star Wars Celebration 2023 Panels Announced

Star Wars Celebration has revealed the first panels for Star Wars Celebration Europe 2023 which takes place April 7-10, 2023, at ExCeL London in England.  The first wave of panels includes an Ahsoka panel, Lucasfilm Showcase, Star Wars: Visions Volume 2, Bad Batch and more.

You can view the line-up below:

Lucasfilm’s Studio Showcase [Streaming to Twin Suns & Galaxy Stages]

Fri, Apr 7, 2023 -11:00 AM – 12:30 PM – Celebration Stage

Star Wars Celebration returns, launching with a must-see showcase that will kick the weekend’s festivities into hyperdrive. Lucasfilm’s current crop of live-action filmmakers will be joined by special guests to discuss the many current and upcoming Star Wars adventures, including The Mandalorian, Andor, and more!

London Calling: Designing Star Wars Productions in the UK

Fri, Apr 7, 2023 – 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Twin Suns Stage

Host Amy Ratcliffe sits with Lee Sandales (Set Decorator), Kevin Jenkins (Production Designer), Jake Lunt Davies (Concept Designer & Storyboard Artist) & Glyn Dillon (Costume Designer) for a behind the scenes look at their design work on Lucasfilm’s UK productions of the sequel trilogy as well as Solo and Rogue One.

The Making of Andor Season One [Streaming to Twin Suns & Galaxy Stages]

Fri, Apr 7, 2023 – 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Celebration Stage

Executive Producers Tony Gilroy and Diego Luna and their team of creatives recount the making of the epic first season of Star Wars: Andor.

Ahsoka [Streaming to Twin Suns & Galaxy Stages]

Sat, Apr 8, 2023 – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Celebration Stage

Join Executive Producers Dave Filoni, Jon Favreau and special guests for a look at the upcoming Disney+ series, Ahsoka.

40 Years of Return of the Jedi

Sat, Apr 8, 2023 – 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Celebration Stage

Forty years ago, Return of the Jedi was the highly-anticipated sequel that Star Wars fans had been waiting years to see, and the last Star Wars theatrical adventure to be released for the foreseeable future. Counted as a favorite episode by many, Return of the Jedi’s story, characters, settings and score still resonate with fans today, and its 40th anniversary offers the perfect opportunity to celebrate this time-honored classic. Join special guest host Ming-Na Wen as she chats with Star Wars legends of the past, present and future about the influence of this beloved chapter in the galaxy far, far away.

Star Wars Creator Cosplay Workshop

Sat, Apr 8, 2023 – 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Twin Suns Stage

Join The Mandalorian’s Shawna Trpcic (Costume Designer) & Maria Sandoval (Hair Department Head) as they lend their expertise to give you tips and tricks on your own cosplay. The talented team will also be guest judges for Celebration’s official cosplay competition, so come by and get a tune-up before the big contest. This is the Way!

Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures Screening

Sat, Apr 8, 2023 – 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Galaxy Stage

Families and fans of all ages are invited to attend an advance screening of the first two episodes of Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures! Join host Krystina Arielle and special guests for an exciting sneak peek of the new animated series.

Set during the High Republic era, Young Jedi Adventures follows younglings as they study the ways of the Force, explore the galaxy, and learn valuable skills needed to become Jedi. Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures will premiere on Disney+ and Disney Junior on May 4, 2023.

Hasbro Star Wars & Indiana Jones Panel

Sat, Apr 8, 2023 – 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Twin Suns Stage

Join Hasbro Marketing & Design team members as they discuss the popular Hasbro Star Wars and Indiana Jones lines, including the Black Series, The Vintage Collection, Adventure Series, and the Retro Collection. Attendees will get an in-depth look at Hasbro’s latest action figure and premium roleplay offerings from throughout the sagas. Word is there may also be a few surprises.

Creature Cantina

Sat, Apr 8, 2023 – 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM – Celebration Stage

Step into the amazing world of Neal Scanlan’s Creature Cantina. Responsible for the creation of all the droids, creatures and aliens of each UK-based Star Wars production in the last ten years. Join Neal and his team on a journey as they show you for the first time ever, how they create, build and perform the characters you’ve fallen in love with.

Clone Wars – 15 Year Anniversary Panel [Streaming to Twin Suns Stage]

Sat, Apr 8, 2023 – 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM – Galaxy Stage

Join Dave Filoni, Athena Portillo, Matthew Wood, Dee Bradley Baker, Ashley Eckstein, Matt Lanter and James Arnold Taylor for a look back at the beginning of Lucasfilm Animation and how Star Wars: The Clone Wars came to be.

Villains of the Sequel Trilogy [Streaming to Galaxy Stage]

Sun, Apr 9, 2023 – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Celebration Stage

The dark side of the Force is a pathway to many panels some consider to be…can’t-miss! Join host Amy Ratcliffe as she sits down with Ian McDiarmid (Emperor Palpatine), Andy Serkis (Supreme Leader Snoke), and Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma) as they discuss their villainous roles in the final chapters of the Skywalker Saga.

Behind the Magic: The Visual Effects of Andor

Sun, Apr 9, 2023 – 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Twin Suns Stage

Join host Amy Ratcliffe, Industrial Light & Magic, and members of the creature effects and special effects teams for a deep dive into the special and visual effects that brought a burgeoning rebellion to life in Star Wars: Andor.

Hyperspace Stories: Dark Horse Comics Returns! (All-Ages)

Sun, Apr 9, 2023 – 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM -Galaxy Stage

Dark Horse Comics returns to a galaxy far, far away with a wide range of stories for fans of all ages. Join editor Matt Dryer and a group of all-star authors as they dive into Hyperspace Stories, The High Republic Adventures, and more! Featuring sneak peeks and reveals!

A Look Back at Obi-Wan Kenobi

Sun, Apr 9, 2023 – 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM – Celebration Stage

Take a look back at the hit limited series with “Obi-Wan Kenobi’s” Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Indira Varma, Vivien Lyra Blair and executive producer/director Deborah Chow.

Funko: Collect Across the Galaxy!

Sun, Apr 9, 2023 – 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Twin Suns Stage

“Funko is proud to present, Funko: Collect Across the Galaxy at Star Wars Celebration, a journey of discovery through the collection of new pop-culture products celebrating the Star Wars galaxy! From Pop! to Funko Games, Loungefly to new form factors panel attendees will get a first-hand look at never-before-seen Funko products!
Deirdre Cross, Head of Funko Games, will reveal a behind-the-scenes look at a new and exciting Star Wars game that will make its global debut at Star Wars Celebration. The game spans the entire Star Wars lore and combines strategy and collectability that will appeal to all Star Wars fans worldwide. Fans will be able to pick up limited presale editions of the game, to begin creating their own epic adventures.
Loungefly, Funko’s fashion and lifestyle brand, boasts a fervent fan base that eagerly awaits new monthly releases. With an ever-growing line of Star Wars products under its belts, now is the chance for fans to see the complete lifespan of a Loungefly bag from brainstorm through to shelf! Rich Smith, Senior Director of Loungefly EMEA will treat fans to an insider’s look at the intricate ways Funko work with Lucasfilm to ensure narrative authenticity and design intricacy remain at the heart of everything Loungefly creates to celebrate fandom.
Further newness will be explored and celebrated as we delve into Funko’s catalogue of exciting launches for 2023 Star Wars products across multiple lines and categories! Watch as we unveil both new and Star Wars Celebration exclusive Funko Pop! and many more! Alex McIntyre, Funko EMEA’s Digital Marketing Manager and all-round Star Wars super fan is thrilled to unveil exclusive surprises and bring all the newness Funko has to offer!”

Star Wars Cosplay Competition

Sun, Apr 9, 2023 – 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM – Galaxy Stage

Both veteran and amateur cosplayers alike will join the most exciting Cosplay Competition in the galaxy at Star Wars Celebration Europe! It is more than just a competition – it’s a fun filled celebration of the very best Star Wars cosplayers that want to share their talent, skill and determination with the universe.

Disney Parks: Where Star Wars Comes to Life

Sun, Apr 9, 2023 – 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Celebration Stage

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.

Beyond the Spires: Making of Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge

Sun, Apr 9, 2023 – 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Twin Suns Stage

Hear from key creators of Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge – Enhanced Edition, the hit experience on PlayStation VR2 that expands and explores the world of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and get a behind-the-scenes look at how this VR adventure came together.

Star Wars Animation Game Night

Sun, Apr 9, 2023 – 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM – Galaxy Stage

Star Wars Animation Game Night is a competition of galactic proportions starring voice actors from your favorite animated Star Wars series. Watch as Ashley Eckstein, Dee Bradley Baker, James Arnold Taylor, Matthew Wood and Matt Lanter compete in feats of knowledge, skill, and luck to prove who is the ULTIMATE Star Wars fan.

Lucasfilm Publishing: Stories From a Galaxy Far, Far Away…

Sun, Apr 9, 2023 – 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM – Twin Suns Stage

From adult-aged novels to non-fiction, from kids comics to audiobook epics, Lucasfilm Publishing explores the stories from a galaxy far, far away. Featuring all-new announcements, exciting details and reveals for new and upcoming titles from the time of the High Republic to the time of the First Order, this panel is not to be missed!

Star Wars: The Bad Batch [Streaming to Twin Suns & Galaxy Stages]

Mon, Apr 10, 2023 – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Celebration Stage

Join host Amy Ratcliffe as she invites Star Wars: The Bad Batch executive producer and supervising director Brad Rau, executive producer and head writer Jennifer Corbett, executive producer Athena Portillo, actors Dee Bradley Baker (the Bad Batch) and Michelle Ang (Omega) to discuss highlights from the second season of the acclaimed series!

Make Mine Marvel Star Wars!

Mon, Apr 10, 2023 – 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – Galaxy Stage

Make mine Star Wars, and make mine Marvel! Join Marvel editor-in-chief C.B. Cebulski and some of Marvel’s top talent for a comics conversation unlike any other. Including all-new announcements and reveals from a galaxy far, far away!

From Screen to Tabletop

Mon, Apr 10, 2023 – 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – Twin Suns Stage

“From Screen to Tabletop is an exploration of the process behind making miniatures games for fans across the galaxy.
The team at Atomic Mass Games pull back the curtain and breakdown the development differences between skirmish-based games and full army games as well as share insights into our philosophy that multiple game lines within the Star Wars Galaxy allows space for gamers of all types. For those that enjoy the creative process, we’ll also open up the vault and show behind the scenes peeks at concepting work, rules philosophy, art selection and more!”

Star Wars: Visions Volume 2

Mon, Apr 10, 2023 – 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Celebration Stage

Join host Amy Ratcliffe, Star Wars: Visions executive producers, and filmmakers from Aardman, Cartoon Saloon, D’ART Shtajio, El Guiri, La Cachette, Lucasfilm, Punk Robot, Studio Mir, Triggerfish, and 88 Pictures for an exclusive first look at Star Wars: Visions Volume 2.

Star Wars: Galaxy Sized Collecting in A Micro World with Jazwares

Mon, Apr 10, 2023 – 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Twin Suns Stage

Now more than ever fans are demanding new ways to collect and connect within the vast Star Wars saga. With micro trends continuing to permeate some of the world’s most beloved toys and collectbles, Star Wars is positioned for an epic renaissance–where will this new galaxy go? Enter the world of Star Wars Micro Galaxy Squadron from Jazwares!


Mon, Apr 10, 2023 – 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM – Galaxy Stage

Obi-Wan Kenobi and The Mandalorian Production Designer and Lucasfilm’s Vice President and Executive Creative Director Doug Chiang will present an in-depth talk about designing the characters, spaceships, and worlds for Obi-Wan Kenobi and The Mandalorian season 3. He will share the challenges they faced in revisiting iconic Star Wars characters like Obi-Wan and Darth Vader. Attendees will also have the chance to ask Doug their own questions.

Closing Ceremony [Live on the Celebration, Galaxy, Twin Suns, & Star Wars Celebration LIVE! Stages]

Mon, Apr 10, 2023 – 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Celebration Stage


Check out StarWarsCelebration.com for more information.

Source: StarWarsCelebration.com

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