Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017: The Panels – Saturday, April 15th

Star Wars Celebration is celebrating 40 years of the Star Wars saga and the show has been out of this world. One of the many features of this four-day gathering is the massive list of panels and screenings during the event. We decided to break it up into each individual day for ease of access and to see all the top panels (in chronological order, mind you). Be sure to check back for our Panel listings for Sunday.

Here’s a look at highlights of the panels happening Saturday, April 15th at Star Wars Celebration!

 

Down and Dirty Mandalorian Armor

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Star Wars Fan Stage – W308, 3rd Floor

Join members of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club as they teach the common techniques and skills of building Mandalorian armor costumes by creating sets of armor for two lucky members of the audience.


Sith Lord Support Group

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Star Wars University – W300, 3rd Floor

Do you live with a Sith Lord? Well, what Sith Lord doesn’t have troops to back them up? This panel is for those who do the supporting! Does your Sith Lord have a collecting problem? We feel your pain! We’ll discuss ways to have peace in the galaxy, keep blue milk on the table and pay the trade federation their taxes. Are you overrun with Star Wars memorabilia and need ideas to support your Sith Lord while they hunt down their next hot collectible? We’ll discuss options for display vs storing, also cleaning and maintaining those displays. Audience participation will be strongly encouraged.


Star Wars Rebels Season Four Sneak Peek

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Star Wars Galaxy Stage – Valencia ABC, 4th Floor

Executive Producer Dave Filoni and special guests will bring an epic sneak peek at what’s to come in Star Wars Rebels fourth season. From the exclusive reveals, to the always lively audience Q&A, Celebration fans know this panel is not one to miss!


501st Legion: Costuming in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Star Wars Fan Stage – W308, 3rd Floor

Are you a Star Wars fan who has always wanted to wear a costume? Not sure if you have what it takes to join the 501st Legion?! Join us for an in-depth look into how to craft your own costume, build your own props, and bring the Star Wars universe to life.


Anthony Daniels: 40 Years with Threepio

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Celebration Stage – Chapin Theater, 3rd Floor

The legacy of C-3PO throughout the Star Wars saga, brought to life by actor Anthony Daniels. Expect the unexpected as Daniels and host Warwick Davis have a marvelous time, sometimes at the expense of unsuspecting audience members.


History of Droid Building

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Star Wars University – W300, 3rd Floor

From the R2 builder’s club origins in 1999 through the creation of the BB-8 Builders club the incredible growth of fan made droids through the years.


LEGO: Star Wars Collectibles and Play Time

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Toys R Us Stage – Booth 1806

LEGO: Star Wars collectibles and play time


Behind the Scenes of the Cantina

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Behind-The-Scenes Stage – W304, 3rd Floor

Go behind the scenes like never before as cantina experts Pablo Hidalgo (Lucasfilm creative executive) and FX artist Tom Spina (Tom Spina Designs) once again dive into the most wretched hive of scum and villainy with rare behind the scenes images, video and stories from geniuses who helped create everyone’s favorite Tatooine hang out!


The Galaxywide Premiere of Star Wars: Battlefront II

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Star Wars Galaxy Stage – Valencia ABC, 4th Floor

Join the award-winning developers from DICE, Criterion and Motive as they offer a first look of EA’s Star Wars Battlefront II. Learn about how they’re partnering with Lucasfilm to deliver all-new interactive experiences that are authentic and connected to the greater Star Wars universe. Be among the first to get a sneak peek at what these creative minds are working on to make your Star Wars fantasies come to life.


Star Wars Celebration Championships of Cosplay

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Celebration Stage – Chapin Theater, 3rd Floor

Don’t miss the best Star Wars Cosplayers in the galaxy, and see who will be crowned champion of Celebration Orlando.


Marvel Comics Presents: Star Wars

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Behind-The-Scenes Stage – W304, 3rd Floor

The Star Wars universe continues to expand in the pages of Marvel Comics! From the ongoing Star Wars series to critically acclaimed fan-favorites like Poe Dameron and Doctor Aphra, new Star Wars stories of all kinds are being released every month in the Mighty Marvel Manner! Join Editor Jordan White, artist Phil Noto (Poe Dameron), and writer Charles Soule (Poe Dameron, Darth Vader) to find out what’s in store for your favorite characters both new and old in this can’t-miss panel!


Star Wars and Disney Parks: A Galaxy in the Making

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Star Wars Galaxy Stage – Valencia ABC, 4th Floor

For over 30 years, fans have been able to experience Star Wars adventures in Disney Parks around the world. Join the teams from Walt Disney Imagineering and Lucasfilm bringing those  innovative Star Wars experiences to life as they look back at the creation of the first Star Wars attraction – Star Tours –  and ahead to the epic Star Wars-themed lands currently in development at Disneyland and Walt Disney World.


This Deal Is Getting Worse All The Time

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Star Wars Rebels Theater – W312, 3rd Floor

A Star Wars themed game show, with games based on trivia, skill and maybe the force. How well do you know the Star Wars universe? Does the force flow thru you? Do you shoot like a Stormtrooper? Now’s your chance to put your knowledge & skills to work. Participation is selected randomly, where you’ll have a chance to win Star Wars related prizes.


Special Celebration Screening: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens

6:00 PM – 11:55 PM

Star Wars Galaxy Stage – Valencia ABC, 4th Floor

The Star Wars saga, from fan-favorite Empire through new favorite The Force Awakens. The perfect screening evening with your friends as you prepare for The Last Jedi this coming December!


Whose Line Is It, Alderaan?

7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Star Wars Fan Stage – W308, 3rd Floor

We tickle the Force’s funny bone with an hour of Star Wars-themed improv comedy. Using audience suggestions, we’ll awaken the lighter side of the Force as we share the humor of the Star Wars saga.


Click here to view all of Saturday’s panels and screenings.

Be sure to check out our article covering the Guests appearing this year.

 We also have an article on Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 – The Events.


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*** info courtesy of StarWarsCelebration.com

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