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Did you know? The upcoming Star Wars Celebration will be the 10th such event thrown worldwide, the 7th here in the United States, and the 4th tied to the release of an upcoming Star Wars movie.
Here’s the top-level overview of Celebration I, from Wikipedia:
The Star Wars Celebration was held from April 30-May 2, 1999, at the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum in Denver, Colorado, just three weeks before the release of The Phantom Menace. An event for the fans, by the fans, Star Wars Celebration took place in the hometown of the Official Star Wars Fan Club, headed by Dan Madsen. “The Fan Club is based here in Denver,” says Madsen, “so we thought it would only be appropriate that the Celebration be held here.”
They had about 20,000 people at Celebration I, and a high of 75,000 at Celebration II, but were down to about 35,000 for the most recent Celebrations (V and VI) in Orlando, FL in 2010 and 2012. Do you think Celebration VII in Anaheim will be the biggest of them all? Have your say in the comments!
Star Wars Fun FactSurprising or little known Star Wars tidbits, sometimes related to today’s Force Feature.
Time to wish a happy birthday to Keira Knightley, born on this day in 1985! The Oscar-nominated actress was only twelve when she played the part of Sabe, the decoy handmaiden to Natalie Portman’s Queen Amidala in The Phantom Menace. You don’t get to hear Keira’s voice in the movie, however – her lines were dubbed over by Natalie for the final cut of the film. So, remember that scene outside the hangar bay on Naboo, before they escaped the planet, skirted the blockade, and were forced to go to Tatooine? Remember how the queen and her handmaiden sounded so much alike? That’s why. 🙂 (Pics via Wookieepedia)
Life on “Tweet”-ooineA featured dispatch from the Star Wars Twitterverse!
Tusken Chainsaw Massacre #starwars pic.twitter.com/sr9F43FsFq
— Matt Dawson (@SaintRPh) March 15, 2015
Star Wars Swag BagSo many fun, quirky, and awesome ways to bring Star Wars into your daily life!
Star Wars Storyboards – Original Trilogy – click the pic for details and to get yours!
Trivia Time!Test your knowledge of the Star Wars universe!
Yesterday’s answer: Leia
Today’s question: Who did the Imperial probe droid fire a single blaster bolt at?