Tuesday, May 25, 2010

2 New Guests announced

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.

Monday, May 24, 2010

George Lucas to Appear at C5

This news broke this past Friday!!! We are very very very did we mention very EXCITED to finally get to see the maker himself

Star Wars creator George Lucas will make a special guest appearance at Star Wars Celebration V this August in Orlando.

This will be the second Celebration appearance, and only the third Star Wars convention appearance for the writer/director, who last attended Celebration III in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 2005.

Lucas will appear onstage at a date and time yet to be scheduled during the four-day run of the show, which takes place August 12-15, 2010 at the Orange County Convention Center.

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 StarWars.com, 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

Faces of Boba Fett guests announced

Sorry for the delay in the update but between work and attending Star Wars Weekends 2010.

The official C5 site updated with the announcement that two faces behind the mask of Boba Fett will be making an appearance at C5

Dickey Beer and Jeremy Bulloch

Dickey Beer will make a first-time Celebration appearance, and will be available in the Autograph Hall run by Official Pix, Lucasfilm’s licensee for official photographs and signatures.

Beer has a wealth of behind the scenes stories, including of the many roles he performed in Return of the Jedi. On the skiff in the Sarlacc pit scene alone he performed stunts for both the Boba Fett and Luke Skywalker characters, essentially fighting himself in one scene. Beer’s busy career in stunts, stunt coordination, and production includes roles in Terminator 3, Hancock, and Pineapple Express.

Jeremy Bulloch, the actor behind one of the most famous helmets of the Star Wars Saga, will appear at Star Wars Celebration V this August, greeting fans and signing in the Autograph Hall. Bulloch, always entertaining and personable, is scheduled to appear on stage for interview and question & answer time as well.

While he might be known best for his role as the bounty hunter Boba Fett — the fan-favorite character that is the “face” of Celebration V in the show’s logo — Bulloch has also had some face time of his own in the movies, portraying Captain Colton in Revenge of the Sith, and Lieutenant Sheckil in The Empire Strikes Back. He is well-loved by fans at his Star Wars appearances.

Outside of the galaxy far, far away, Bulloch’s extensive television and movie credits include roles in “Doctor Who,” “Robin of Sherwood,” and three James Bond movies.

Monday, May 10, 2010

More Guests announced for CV

Guests from the cast and crew, some of whose careers span the entire Star Wars Saga, will light up Celebration V, where many will be available to sign autographs and meet attendees in the Celebration Autograph Hall. Fans at the Orange County Convention Center this August can also see many of their favorite stars on the stages for interviews and question and answer sessions, too. Some will be appearing in the VIP Lounge for exclusive meet-and-greet sessions.

Official Pix, provider of authentic, licensed Star Wars photos and autographs will again host the Autograph Hall.

Peter Mayhew: Chewbacca, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and Revenge of the Sith.

Not only did Mayhew create the favorite Wookiee hero onscreen for the original trilogy, he returned to the set for Revenge of the Sith. Like his onscreen character of Chewbacca, Mayhew has been a favorite in the Star Wars fan community through the years.

Paul Blake: Greedo, A New Hope.

A busy stage actor with performances worldwide, Blake can nevertheless claim that this unusual film performance was played opposite actor Harrison Ford.

Richard Bonehill: Snowtrooper, stormtrooper, Ree Yees, Rebel Soldier, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.

Since his appearances in two of the original Star Wars movies, Bonehill as traveled the world as a stuntman, fight director, and swordmaster in the movie and television industries.

John Coppinger: Senator Yarua, Jabba the Hutt's eyes, Graxol Kelvyyn, Return of the Jedi and The Phantom Menace.

A visual effects artist whose career has spanned decades of popular movies, Coppinger is also a poet and sculptor.

Dermot Crowley: General Crix Madine, Return of the Jedi.

Dermot Crowley's acting career began in 1976, and he has been extremely busy with movies, television, and stage performing ever since.

Mike Quinn: Nien Nunb, Return of the Jedi.

Quinn started his puppeteering career in his teens, working with Jim Henson on The Great Muppet Caper and The Dark Crystal. He has worked as a character animator for Pixar as well.

Tim Rose: Admiral Ackbar, Return of the Jedi.

As a puppeteer and animatronics designer, Rose helped perform characters Salacious Crumb and Sy Snootles in addition to Ackbar. His career encompasses numerous film and television productions.

Orli Shoshan: Shaak Ti, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.

Shoshan was working in a modeling agency in Australia when she was cast as a Jedi Master for Episode II. She returned to reprise her role for Revenge of the Sith.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Last Tour To Endor

Last Tour to Endor at Disney's Hollywood Studios™ is a first-of-its-kind entertainment experience so incredible that not even the Rebel's Bothan spies have been able to steal the top-secret plans! The event gives longtime fans a chance to make one last flight to Endor before Star Tours "powers down" to make way for its new re-imagining in 2011. The evening culminates with Symphony in the Stars, a Star Wars fireworks spectacular as only Disney can create. So put on your favorite Star Wars costume and join your fellow fans for the ultimate Star Wars party during the ultimate Star Wars event — Star Wars Celebration V!

Last Tour to Endor: Saturday, August 14, 2010. 8:00 PM to 1:00 AM Eastern. Entrance to Disney's Hollywood Studios™ opens to Event Guests at 4:00 PM Eastern. Round Trip transportation to/from Orange County Convention Center and Disney's Hollywood Studios™ is included in the event ticket price.

The number of tickets available is limited. Events often sell out early. Tickets are valid only during specific event dates and hours. Entertainment and event components subject to change or cancellation without notice. Ticket types, entitlements and prices subject to change without notice. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.

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Monday, May 3, 2010

100 day milestone

Today marks the 100 day countdown till Celebration 5!