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STAR WARS CELEBRATION IV in Los Angeles - May 24-28 2007

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Posted on starwars.com this morning:

To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Star Wars, Lucasfilm Ltd. and Gen Con LLC will throw the largest party ever for fans of the saga, taking over the entire Los Angeles Convention Center in May 2007 for five days filled with live entertainment, celebrities from all six movies, special film and video presentations, an exhibit of movie props and costumes, exclusive merchandise sold at a 24-hour-a-day store, pop culture tributes, immersive events, costume contests, and scores of additional activities.

Star Wars Celebration IV will fill the L.A. Convention Center from Thursday, May 24 to Monday, May 28, 2007. Admission to the first day of the event will be for worldwide members of the Official Star Wars Fan Club, many of whom will help plan and run special programming themselves. The convention will be open to the general public from Friday through Monday, Memorial Day.

"Generations of fans have loved Star Wars, many passing along the 'Star Wars gene' to their children," said Steve Sansweet, Director of Content Management and head of Fan Relations for Lucasfilm. "This is the first chance to celebrate all six movies in the saga-George Lucas' complete story-as well as the vibrant future of Star Wars. If you've ever been to one of our Celebrations-or if you haven't been before-this is the one not to miss."

Celebration III, a four-day event held in Indianapolis in April 2005, attracted more than 34,000 fans from all over the world. "We started getting questions about a possible Celebration IV even while the last convention was running," Sansweet noted. "So we're determined to far outstrip anything we've done before, both in size and scope, as well as introduce many first-time activities and lots of exclusives."

Lucasfilm is also working on other Star Wars-related events in the Los Angeles area just prior to Celebration IV, "so we're expecting Southern California to become 'Destination: Star Wars' from the weekend before through Memorial Day weekend," Sansweet said.

The convention announcement was made jointly by Lucasfilm Ltd. and Gen Con LLC. Gen Con will once again manage the convention on behalf of Lucasfilm and the Official Star Wars Fan Club. The Celebration IV announcement is being made a year in advance to give fans worldwide a chance to plan for a week-long "Destination: Star Wars" blow-out in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles is the ideal site for a 30th Anniversary convention, Sansweet said, since there are many Star Wars roots in the area. It was also the location of the first official Star Wars fan gathering, the 10th Anniversary Convention. Star Wars opened on May 25, 1977, on just 32 theater screens in North America, including Grauman's Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard.

One of the highlights for fans at a Star Wars convention is the chance to buy unique merchandise, including an exclusive, limited-edition action figure. Because this has led to bottlenecks and long lines in the past, the Celebration IV store will be bigger than ever, self-service, well-stocked with merchandise, have plenty of check-out lanes...and be open 24 hours a day from the opening of the show on Thursday until the close on Monday!

"Gen Con is thrilled to be working again with Lucasfilm on this very special event," said Peter Adkison, owner of Gen Con LLC, producer of Gen Con Indy and other Gen Con events. "Together I know that we will produce a convention that will not only meet, but exceed, fans' expectations. With Lucasfilm 100% behind this show, it's going to be the biggest party in the history of the franchise. We are particularly focused on dramatically improving the selection and service in the Celebration store."

Stay tuned to starwars.com as your primary source for updates about programming, guests, activities, entertainment and exclusive merchandise at Celebration IV to be released as they are confirmed closer to the convention. Online ordering for tickets to the event and for discounted hotel rooms is scheduled to begin late summer/early fall. There will also be information on getting around Los Angeles, traveling to and from the Convention Center, and on shuttle buses available for convention-goers who are staying in the city.


I'll probably be there like always. I'll buy ya a drink if I see ya.

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Free drink? I'm so there!

On another note. Do you think this announcement was released early to divert attention away from the DVD fiasco?

The Celebration IV announcement is being made a year in advance to give fans worldwide a chance to plan for a week-long "Destination: Star Wars" blow-out in Los Angeles.
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FINALLY!!! They're finally bringing it here! YES!!!

Now I won't have to book a hotel or worry about flying and how to get everything back! YES!!! And it's even closer than I had hoped for (Los Angeles vs San Diego, I live in Orange County).

I see they're going to have the store open 24 hours a day. That should help alleviate some of the crowds. Now they just need to make sure they make enough of everything. They should make more than enough. It's not like they won't try to sell it online once the thing is over anyway.
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Anyone who goes should hold up a sign:


The O-OT DVD is non-anamorphic?
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And I'm sure anyone who holds up a sign like that will be booed and beaten up until they're brainwashed into submission.

There is no lingerie in space...

C3PX said: Gaffer is like that hot girl in high school that you think you have a chance with even though she is way out of your league because she is sweet and not a stuck up bitch who pretends you don't exist... then one day you spot her making out with some skinny twerp, only on second glance you realize it is the goth girl who always sits in the back of class; at that moment it dawns on you why she is never seen hanging off the arm of any of the jocks... and you realize, damn, she really is unobtainable after all. Not that that is going to stop you from dreaming... Only in this case, Gaffer is actually a guy.

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I was at Celebration III and it was AWESOME.

I definitely plan to be at C4. I hope at least some of the people from this forum will also be there.

I'll be taking tons of pictures again, I hope.

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I've been to all 3 and I had serious doubts about going to C4. I had pretty much decided that if it wasn't going to be in California, within a days drive, that I wasn't going to go. So I'm glad to hear that it's in my neck of the woods this time.
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Hmm...I graduate in Dec. I wonder if I'll have a job in LA? Hmmm...

This sounds like a fun thing to do. I might go. Maybe.
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Seeing as I'll be living in Los Angeles, I might just go to this.

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I'd kinda like to go, but I doubt I'll be able to afford or be able to get all the way out there. But it is a year away, so you never know!

There is no lingerie in space...

C3PX said: Gaffer is like that hot girl in high school that you think you have a chance with even though she is way out of your league because she is sweet and not a stuck up bitch who pretends you don't exist... then one day you spot her making out with some skinny twerp, only on second glance you realize it is the goth girl who always sits in the back of class; at that moment it dawns on you why she is never seen hanging off the arm of any of the jocks... and you realize, damn, she really is unobtainable after all. Not that that is going to stop you from dreaming... Only in this case, Gaffer is actually a guy.

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crap... I attended Celebration II and III because it was like an hour away from where I live....

now that it's in freaking LA... CRAP! I don't think I'll go....

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I went to CII, and I have to say it wasn't all that great. The "exclusive action figure" sold out so fast that I didn't have the chance to get one.

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"To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Star Wars, Lucasfilm Ltd. and Gen Con LLC will throw the largest party ever blah blah blah"

As someone pointed out on another forum, this isn't the 30th anniversary of Star Wars. It's the tenth anniversary of Star Wars. Star Wars wasn't finished until 1997 (and again in 2004). Celebrating the preview of the workprints is like celebrating your birthday on the anniversary of the start of the third trimester of your gestation.

As for sci fi conventions, I might go if I could see DeLancie and Nimoy on stage together, but I can't think of a single reason to attend a Star Wars con. None of the personalities in Star Wars seem particularly interesting.
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Originally posted by: Zion
celebrities from all six movies ...

They must mean Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker.
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At CII, we were at a Q&A session with Hayden Christensen, and he said he had been wandering among the fans in a stormtrooper helmet. It was then that we realized that it was Hayden that my friend and I had talked to in front of the action figure booth.

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Heh, wow, that was pretty smart of him!

There is no lingerie in space...

C3PX said: Gaffer is like that hot girl in high school that you think you have a chance with even though she is way out of your league because she is sweet and not a stuck up bitch who pretends you don't exist... then one day you spot her making out with some skinny twerp, only on second glance you realize it is the goth girl who always sits in the back of class; at that moment it dawns on you why she is never seen hanging off the arm of any of the jocks... and you realize, damn, she really is unobtainable after all. Not that that is going to stop you from dreaming... Only in this case, Gaffer is actually a guy.

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Well I'm gonna go. Considering the trials and tribulations I had to make it to CIII, driving down to LA should be fine. But I just don't like downtown LA. We should however have like a mass gathering where we have plain black t shirts that just say originaltrilogy.com on it at some of the panels. Or give them out to celebities.
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Originally posted by: ADigitalMan
Originally posted by: Zion
celebrities from all six movies ...
They must mean Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker.



It could be anyone. They will CG them and put them on big screens!


I live in Canada, so it will probably cost me a small fortune to go. I have never been to any of them, so I am curious.



We should however have like a mass gathering where we have plain black t shirts that just say originaltrilogy.com on it at some of the panels. Or give them out to celebities.


I like that idea.
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If a lot of people will go, t-shirts are a good idea. It would be fun to pick each other out.
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It's run by Gen Con who did a bad job for C3 which is what worries me.
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Originally posted by: Harlock415
We should however have like a mass gathering where we have plain black t shirts that just say originaltrilogy.com on it at some of the panels. Good ideaOriginally posted by: Ell the Ewok
I cant even leave the country on my own
Why not? Where do you live? I went abroad alone a number of times before I was 16.

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Wow. I've never been to California, let alone abroad. How lucky.

There is no lingerie in space...

C3PX said: Gaffer is like that hot girl in high school that you think you have a chance with even though she is way out of your league because she is sweet and not a stuck up bitch who pretends you don't exist... then one day you spot her making out with some skinny twerp, only on second glance you realize it is the goth girl who always sits in the back of class; at that moment it dawns on you why she is never seen hanging off the arm of any of the jocks... and you realize, damn, she really is unobtainable after all. Not that that is going to stop you from dreaming... Only in this case, Gaffer is actually a guy.