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Celebration Europe News: Ben Burtt Confirmed, Mobile App Now Available

Ben Burtt, Star Wars Legend, Heading to Germany

Ben Burtt, sound designer, supervising sound editor, and picture editor on the Star Wars saga, will make a rare convention appearance at Star Wars Celebration Europe this July. Burtt, with more than thirty years of experience as a writer, director, film editor, sound designer and sound mixer, will appear onstage as well as greet fans in Autograph Hall.

Known for his Oscar-winning sound effect and sound design work, Burtt recently researched the life, times, and artifacts of President Lincoln's era to create the sounds for Lincoln, produced by Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. Other recent credits include John Carter, Super 8, and Lucasfilm's Red Tails.

Burtt has an extensive résumé that includes documentaries, network television movie specials, and educational, specialty and feature films. He received Special Achievement Awards for the creation of the alien, creature, and robot voices featured in Star Wars and for Sound Effects Editing for Raiders of the Lost Ark; he won Oscars for Sound Effects Editing for E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). He also has earned nominations in the Sound category for Return of the Jedi (1983) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, in Sound Effects Editing for Return of the Jedi, Willow (1988), and Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace (1999), and in Sound Editing and Sound Mixing for WALL-E (2008).

Official Star Wars Celebration Europe Mobile App Now Available

Available now for Android and iOS, the official Star Wars Celebration Europe app is an essential, intuitive guide and planner for attendees -- and it's free. Features include:

  • Plan your show with a personalized list of your favorite panels, guests, autograph sessions, and exhibitors
  • Find your way on the show floor
  • Enter exclusive contests for a chance to win Star Wars collectibles.
  • Get the exact, updated locations of autograph sessions, guests, panels, screenings, special events, exhibitors and more

Visit today to buy tickets and for more information on Celebration Europe, and be sure to keep an eye on the Star Wars Blog for an inside look at the planning and development of this highly-anticipated event!