Thursday, September 24, 2009

Possible C5 news

news posted over at TF.Net
Campbell, Co-Founder of the Star Wars Grand Florida Alliance, called in with some curious information this evening:

"Documents released by the Orlando Convention & Visitors Bureau indicate that Orlando is indeed bidding for Celebration V in 2010. The tentative dates, if the show comes to Orlando, would be Thursday, August 12th through Sunday August 15th, 2010. The anticipated attendance is 30,000 with approximately 15,000 rooms filled at peak. The Orange County Convention Center is currently holding 1 million square feet of space in the West Complex.

A presentation is being prepared for Lucasfilm and Reed Exhibitions next week and the group plans to narrow down the candidate cities to (2) by October 10th. From there, site visits will commence for the rest of the month with a tentative decision to be made by November 1st.

Perhaps just as interesting, is that a second bid is listed for an additional Celebration in August of 2014.

It's important to note that this information in no way, shape or form means Orlando will get Celebration V, but that the machine is very much in motion and that Orlando is ramping up and putting its best foot forward to acquire this huge piece of business."

An interesting note, the previously unnamed Reed Exhibitions is the same company that has organized New York Comic-Con for the last few years. Should be interesting to find out if this pans out. Thanks for the heads up, Campbell!

While this is very exciting to hear that an announcement may be close, we have still not received any official word from Lucasfilm Ltd. regarding a date or location for Celebration V. At this point, it's still any one's guess as to when or where it will be. It sure is fun to speculate though! As always, stay tuned right here for up to the minute information regarding this and all Star Wars news.

(first blog post was deleted on accident during an update)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Email us your support!!

Do you want Celebration V in Orlando? HELP MAKE IT HAPPEN! We have 6 days to collect as many emails as we can! SEND AN EMAIL NOW to stating why you want it held in Orlando and if you would come! Pictures are a bonus! Spread the word! Deadline for emailing is Tuesday, 9/27!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

New email address for the blog

We have created a new email address for the blog to be used. Please feel free to send us an email showing your support as a fan for Celebration 5 to be in Orlando. You can reach us now at

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Small update from Dragon Con checked in with a small update from Steve Sansweet regarding CV from Dragon Con this past weekend.

1. Celebration V will take place next summer (2010) to commemorate the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back.

2. No Place or time has been set, though there are two things Sansweet said this weekend to remember:

A) They've inked deals like this as late as 6 months out, and:
B) It will be on the "right half of the country" (which, according to Sansweet, means that it will be somewhere between Chicago and the Atlantic.)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Possible C5 date announcment at DragonCon 2009

This is all rumor as of right now but the dates for Celebration 5 MAY and we stress MAY be announced this weekend at DragonCon 2009. If any news breaks we will post it.

Also please do not read into the fact that the word may is uppercase and bold this is not a spoiler or a hint it is merely to emphasize the rumor