Star Wars Celebration 2017 panel schedule revealed, from “The Last Jedi” to the Closing Ceremony

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The annual event that makes all Star Wars fans shriek with glee is nearly here, and the full schedule has finally been announced. Star Wars Celebration 2017 will be held this year in Orlando, FL from April 13-16, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center. Have a look at everything that will be happening at this year’s four-day event.

Celebration Stage Schedule

Chapin Theater, 3rd Floor

Thursday, April 13:

11am-12:30pm

Star Wars 40th Anniversary Celebration

Streamed from the Galaxy Stage

A very special tribute to the 40th anniversary of Star Wars will kick start Celebration Orlando in grand fashion. The panel, hosted by Warwick Davis, will feature Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and discussions with some of the saga’s brightest stars, highlighting the impact of the galaxy far, far away and the fandom that has propelled it for the last four decades. As is tradition, this marquee Celebration event will undoubtedly include many not-to-be-missed surprises.

2-3pm

Smooth Talkin’ With Billy Dee Williams

Hello. What have we here? The master of smooth on stage with Warwick Davis for a one-on-one about his extensive career in entertainment and art.

4-5pm

Always Two There Are: Ian McDiarmid & Ray Park

The Master and the Apprentice, reunited on stage for a Sith-inspired talk with host Warwick Davis. At last they will reveal themselves to the Celebration audience….

Friday, April 14:

11am-12:30pm

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Streamed from the Galaxy Stage

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson will appear on stage. There will be plenty of surprises and special guests on the panel to keep the excitement brewing and speculation spinning throughout the rest of the weekend.

1:30-2:30pm

Small Talk with Warwick Davis

Few actors in the Star Wars family have such a varied career on the big and small screens as Warwick Davis. Debuting in Return of the Jedi as Wicket the Ewok, Davis has played a number of roles in the Star Wars movies since, including an upcoming part in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Come and maybe have a chance to interview Warwick too, as fans will be chosen from the audience to put our Celebration Celebrity Host on the spot.

5:30-6:30pm

Coming Soon!

Saturday, April 15:

11am-12:30pm

Star Wars Rebels Season Four Sneak Peek

Streamed from the Galaxy Stage

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!

1:30-2:30pm

Anthony Daniels: 40 Years with Threepio

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.

3:30-5pm

Star Wars Celebration Championships of Cosplay

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

7-8pm

Smuggler’s Revenge: Kyle Newman and a Galaxy of Voices

Smuggler’s Revenge, a live audio drama extravaganza from the creative team that brought you Smuggler’s Gambit (Celebration VI) and Smuggler’s Bounty (Celebration Anaheim), is a must-see Star Wars Celebration Orlando event! Filmmaker Kyle Newman directs a stage full of Star Wars voice talent, headlined by David Collins as Han Solo, in an original, non-canon tale, co-penned by Newman and F.J. DeSanto, set just prior to the events of ‪The Empire Strikes Back. Loaded with live sound FX and special guests, this thrilling conclusion to the Smuggler’s Trilogy is not to be missed.

Sunday, April 16:

11am-12pm

These Are the Droids You’re Looking For

Warwick Davis and some very famous droids take to the Celebration Stage to reveal what goes into creating the nuts and bolts…and the heart and soul…of some of the Star Wars saga’s best-loved characters. Expect a Droid Spectacular!

1-2pm

Coming Soon!

4-5pm

Celebration Orlando Closing Ceremony

Live on the Celebration and Galaxy Stages; streamed to the Behind-The-Scenes Stage

Gather with your friends and fellow Star Wars fans to relive the best moments of the weekend, and bid farewell to another Celebration.


Star Wars Galaxy Stage

Valencia ABC, 4th Floor

Thursday, April 13

11am-12:30pm

Star Wars 40th Anniversary Celebration

Live on the Galaxy Stage; streamed to the Celebration and BTS Stages

A very special tribute to the 40th anniversary of Star Wars will kick start Celebration Orlando in grand fashion. The panel, hosted by Warwick Davis, will feature Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and discussions with some of the saga’s brightest stars, highlighting the impact of the galaxy far, far away and the fandom that has propelled it for the last four decades. As is tradition, this marquee Celebration event will undoubtedly include many not-to-be-missed surprises.

1:30-2:30pm

Dave Filoni: Animated Origins and Unexpected Fates

Dave Filoni, ​Executive Producer and Supervising Director of Star Wars Rebels and Supervising Director of

Star Wars: The Clone Wars, ​ is joined on stage by creative executive Pablo Hidalgo. They’ll discuss some of the most cherished characters to come out of Lucasfilm Animation, reveal some untold origins of heroes and rogues, and with rare clips and artwork, they will track the surprising fates of this generation of Star Wars characters.

3:30pm-4:30pm

The Music of Rogue One: Analysis with David Collins

Come celebrate the music of Star Wars as host David Collins explores the connections between Michael Giacchino’s score for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and the legendary work of John Williams in the saga films. The music will be analyzed in connection to story and character, breaking down both new and classic themes.

5:30-6:30pm

Coming Soon!

Friday, April 14

11am-12:30pm

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Live on the Galaxy Stage; streamed to the Celebration and BTS Stages

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson will appear on stage. There will be plenty of surprises and special guests on the panel to keep the excitement brewing and speculation spinning throughout the rest of the weekend.

1:30-2:30pm

Coming Soon!

3:30-4:30pm

Coming Soon!

5:30-6:30

Coming Soon!

7:30pm-12:30am

Special Celebration Screening: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars: A New Hope

Bring your lightsaber and cheer with your friends as Hope is reborn for the Rebellion!

Saturday, April 15

11am-12:30pm

Star Wars Rebels Season Four Sneak Peek

Live on the Galaxy Stage; streamed to the Celebration and BTS Stages

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!

2:30-3:30pm

Coming Soon!

4:30-5:30pm

Coming Soon!

5:30pm-1am

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

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!

Sunday, April 16

11am-12pm

Coming Soon!

1-2pm

Coming Soon!

4-5pm

Celebration Orlando Closing Ceremony

Live on the Celebration and Galaxy Stages; streamed to the Behind-The-Scenes Stage

Gather with your friends and fellow Star Wars fans to relive the best moments of the weekend, and bid farewell to another Celebration.

Click here for the full schedule, including the smaller stages.

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