Celebration Europe, running from July 26-28 in Messe Essen, Germany, is getting closer, and new details on special guests and exclusive merchandise have been revealed!The Jabba's Palace Reunion at Celebration Europe!
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Return of the Jedi, there will be a true reunion of cast and crew from Jabba's Palace at Celebration Europe. Look for these stars in the Celebration Autograph Hall, and expect to see many on various show stages:
Michael Carter (Bib Fortuna)
John Coppinger: Creature crew. Supported Jabba the Hutt puppet with remote control operation, and played Graxol Kelvyyn and Senator Yarua in The Phantom Menace.
Sean Crawford (Yak Face)
Tim Dry (Tooth Face)
Mike Edmonds: Operated Jabba's tail and played Logray, the Ewok medicine man.
Gerald Home (Squid Head)
Toby Philpott: Jabba's left arm (operated left side)
Tim Rose (Salacious Crumb, Sy Snootles, and Admiral Ackbar)
Femi Taylor Ogilvy (Oola)
Simon Williamson (Max Rebo)
And these stars of Return of the Jedi who appeared in Jabba's Palace are appearing, as well: Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia, and Boussh in Jabba's Palace), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), and Kenny Baker (R2-D2)!
Each Celebration features new artwork and unique products that fans can only find at the show. Especially to celebrate May the 4th, here is the very first look at some of the amazing designs that have been created especially for Star Wars Celebration Europe.
Die Modal Nodes
The Cantina Band has traveled from Mos Eisley to Germany for their gig at Star Wars Celebration Europe. They've swapped their black turtlenecks for lederhosen, but the kloo horn and ommni box remain the same. Design by Chris Trevas. This design is planned for a unisex T-shirt, a kids' T-shirt, and a coffee mug.
Return of the Jedi 30th Anniversary Logo
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of Return of the Jedi with this updated logo featuring the iconic lightsaber battle between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. This design is planned for a unisex T-shirt and a patch.
Darth Vader gets into the spirit of the occasion with a festive (but not too festive) pair of lederhosen. Raise your own stein and drink to the health of the Dark Lord of the Sith. This design is planned for a unisex T-shirt.
Vintage Ewoks and Droids Cartoon Logos
Did you spend your Saturday mornings eating a bowl of C-3POs while watching the Droids and Ewoks cartoons? Even if you missed those shows by a decade or two, you'll still look great wearing their classic logos. The Droids logo is planned for a unisex T-shirt and a kids' T-shirt. The Ewoks logo is planned for a ladies' cut T-shirt and a kids t-shirt.
Speeder Bikes on the Autobahn
How fast would you go if there were no speed limits? Jump on your speeder bike and find out! Russell Walks created this design blending Star Wars imagery with a classic graphic arts style. This design is planned for a unisex shirt and a poster.
This design by Mark McHaley reimagines Darth Vader as a medieval knight, done in a traditional woodcut style. This image is planned for a unisex T-shirt.
Galactic Pub Crawl
The galaxy's finest watering holes now have their own logos. The Hoth Brewing Company was originally created for Celebration V. Mos Eisley Cantina, Outlander Club, and Cloud City Sky Bar are new designs for Celebration Europe. These designs are planned for a unisex T-shirt featuring all four logos. The individual logos are planned to appear on a variety of barware.
Rebels and Imperials Football Club Logos
Team Rebel or Team Imperial? Show whose side you're on with these Football Club logos. These designs are planned for backpacks, drinking glasses, scarves, and patches.
Ralph McQuarrie "Darth Vader's Castle" Concept Art
Ralph McQuarrie created this piece of unfinished concept art depicting Darth Vader's castle, which is never seen in the movies. Lucasfilm asked artist Paul Bateman to complete McQuarrie's piece, and this is the result. This piece is planned for a print and beer stein.
Star Wars Coats of Arms
Rebel. Imperial. Jedi. Fett. Now each has its own coat of arms to signify its alliance. These designs are planned for patches, pins, and a variety of apparel.
Visit www.starwarscelebration.eu today to buy tickets and for more information on Celebration Europe. 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.