The four-day geek mecca that is Star Wars Celebration V kicked off in Orlando today at the Orange County Convention Center. The mega-convention is the fifth official Star Wars-based convention and the first of its kind to be held in Florida.
An estimated 35,000 fans of the Star Wars universe will be attending Star Wars Celebration V over the course of the weekend, Aug. 12 – 15, 2010. They’re all coming here to meet movie and television stars, attend countless presentations on every Star Wars topic imaginable, bring home a few collectibles, and, of course, show off their own costumes.
The bottom of this article contains a slide show of more than 100 photos I took today while wandering the Star Wars Celebration V show floor for a few hours. But I wanted to highlight a few of my favorites here first:
I’ll be returning to Star Wars Celebration V tomorrow (and likely Saturday), so expect many more photos to come. I’ll also be featuring audio from the Disney-related presentations at the convention in the coming weeks on our podcast, so stay tuned for that as well.