More than 20,000 Fans from Around the World Descend on Essen, Germany for Star Wars Celebration Europe
Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy Announces John Williams’ Return to Star Wars
Event Highlights a First Look at the Upcoming Star Wars Rebels Animated SeriesESSEN, GERMANY – Star Wars Celebration Europe – the official Star Wars fan convention – has come to a successful close, with more than 20,000 attendees from 40 different countries. Throughout the weekend, fans and families met their favorite stars from the films, gained exclusive access to the Saga’s creators, and learned first-hand exciting new developments in a galaxy far, far away.
“This has been a remarkable event,” said Kennedy. “Star Wars fans are amazing the world over – a community that speaks in all languages, but with one voice. They are an integral part of why Star Wars continues to remain so relevant after all these years, from generation to generation. The passion of our fans is a constant consideration in all of our ongoing creative conversations. It’s for the fans that we’re telling these new stories, and because of them that we’re able to do so.”
The Emmy® Award-winning series Star Wars: The Clone Wars was also featured at the event, spotlighting a first look at The Complete Season Five Blu-ray and DVD boxed sets, and the massive Seasons 1-5 Collector’s Edition, both scheduled for an October 15 release.
At the closing ceremonies, Lucasfilm announced that its next fan fest – Star Wars Celebration VII – will be timed to the theatrical release of Episode VII, and will be held in Anaheim, California from April 16-18, 2015.
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