Nick Gillard - Swordmaster and Stunt Coordinator Nick Gillard will share his stories of creating the exciting lightsaber scenes in Episodes I, II, and III. Gillard has been the master choreographer behind some of the most memorable moments of the prequels, including the “Duel of the Fates” battle between Darth Maul, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Qui-Gon Jinn in The Phantom Menace, and Anakin Skywalker’s duel against Obi-Wan Kenobi in Revenge of the Sith. Gillard created individual fighting styles for each of the Jedi in the films, even though some of these were “fictional” martial arts. He felt that each style used needed to have an authentic, real-life feel. Taking into account each character’s distinctive personality and position in the Jedi order helped Gillard fashion a fighting style best suited to each.
Ray Park - Ray Park, the actor and acclaimed martial artist who performed Darth Maul in The Phantom Menace, became one of the iconic faces of the dark side for the Star Wars Saga. Park, who is a fan favorite whenever he appears, will be signing autographs, meeting fans, and is scheduled to appear on stage for an interview and question and answer session during the Celebration weekend.