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Star Wars Rebels and More at NYCC 2013

The Millennium Falcon. The A train. Coruscant. Manhattan. Star Wars hits the Big Apple at New York Comic Con 2013, October 10-13 at the Javits Center, with several panels and events -- including a revealing look at Lucasfilm's upcoming animated series, Star Wars Rebels. Check out the schedule below for a preview of what's awaiting Star Wars fans at NYCC 2013.

Star Wars Rebels: The Might of the Empire
Saturday, October 12, 2013
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m., Room 1E
What happens when the Galactic Empire takes over a planet? What if Imperials took interest in your world, and garrisoned Stormtroopers and TIE fighters to maintain order? Star Wars Rebels, the thrilling, all-new animated television series from Lucasfilm for Disney XD will ask those questions -- and so will this panel hosted by Lucasfilm's resident Star Wars expert, Pablo Hidalgo.

Details on the show are closely guarded, but fans at NYCC will get a first look at new art from the series, and learn new information about the formidable forces of the Galactic Empire. Star Wars Rebels is set between Episodes III and IV, and it is a dark time in the galaxy. In the spirit of the original trilogy, the Empire is once again the preeminent villain of the saga, and Star Wars Rebels puts the awesome might of Imperial forces in the spotlight.

The series is still a year away, so don't miss this chance to get an early look at its development.

Star Wars Origami
Sunday, October 13, 2013
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m., Room 1A03
Chris Alexander, author of the Star Wars Origami series, demonstrates and teaches the master folding techniques required to make Star Wars origami figures. Materials included!

The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
Sunday, October 13, 2013
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m., Room 1A23
This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. Go behind-the-scenes of this fascinating film with author and Lucasfilm executive editor J.W. Rinzler and author Jason Fry. Hear some of the stories, anecdotes, recollections, and revelations collected in Rinzler's new book The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, and see amazing photos and video from the set. Details about the upcoming enhanced e-books for all three titles in Rinzler's The Making of Star Wars series will be revealed.

"Blast-A-Trooper" with the 501st Legion
Friday: 2:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Saturday: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday: 3:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Family Room
Ever wanted to actually blast a Stormtrooper? Now you can -- and you'll help a good cause at the same time! The 501st Legion takes its Blast-A-Trooper program, in which attendees blast Imperials with NERF weapons, to NYCC for three sessions. All proceeds benefit the New York chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Star Wars Licensees
Look for official Star Wars licensees at NYCC, including:

Hallmark
Kotobukiya
Random House
DK Publishing
Comic Images
Dark Horse Comics
We Love Fine
eFX
Jumpin Jammerz

Star Wars Fan Groups
The 501st, Rebel Legion, and the Mandalorian Mercs will all be present to meet fans, pose for photos, provide information on joining a fan group, and offer costume critiques.

Stay tuned to StarWars.com for more on NYCC 2013!