Monday, May 24, 2010

Host for the Digital and Behind the Scene Stages announced

David Collins is returning to Celebration V, reprising his role as host of the Digital Stage at Celebration IV. An Audio Lead and Voice Director at LucasArts, Lucasfilm’s video game division, Collins has led the sound efforts on projects such as Battlefront II; Star Wars: Republic Commando; and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, in which he also performed the role of the loyal droid, PROXY.

Collins’ experience in acting, music, video games, and public relations, plus his life-long love of the Star Wars Saga make him a natural host for the Digital Stage, which will feature a huge variety of programming and entertainment. At Celebration IV he hosted shows that ranged from the show-stopping new look at Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series, to belly dancing lessons with Slave Leia. His style is entertaining, relaxed, and informative, and Collins is always ready to make the most of whatever surprises might be in store.

Pablo Hildago An expert on a variety of genre obsessions, from classic animation to shape-shifting robots, Pablo Hidalgo started writing about fantastic subject matters professionally in 1995 as a freelance author for roleplaying games. In 2000, he changed careers from a visual effects concept artist and digital compositor in Canada to a full-time Star Wars authority at Lucasfilm. Since then, he has overseen the development of websites, co-authored several books and developed a number of online comic books and strips.

He is currently managing editor for, overseeing daily publication of content as well as developing special online spin-off projects for Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Hidalgo is a walking encyclopedia of Star Wars knowledge, and some of his guests on the Behind-the-Scenes Stage just might learn something new about their own area of expertise

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