Erin De Santiago a RoamRight Blog Author

Star Wars Celebration in Europe: What You Need To Know

Photo Source: Media Photo, Star Wars Celebration

If you’re a fan of Star Wars, you may want to buy a plane ticket to London in July. If you haven’t heard of the Star Wars Celebration, the annual event celebrates all things Star Wars.

What is Star Wars Celebration?

The Star Wars Celebration takes place July 15-July 17 and has been described as a love letter from Lucasfilm to its fans. Three days filled with costumes, exhibits, an interactive show floor, exclusive merchandise, celebrity guests, autograph tables, panels, screenings and more. Fans of all ages come from around the globe to share their love of Star Wars.

Special Guests at Star Wars Celebration

Special guests include cast and crew from the Star Wars saga, artists and writers, pop culture personalities and more. Stage hosts include Warwick Davis, Wicket W. Warrick; David Collins, Stormtroopers and various voices in Star Wars: The Force Awakens; and Amy Ratcliffe, Reporter and Writer. Spotlight guests include Gareth Edwards, Director of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story; Carrie Fisher, Star Wars Saga; Mark Hamill, Star Wars Saga; and Kathleen Kennedy, Lucasfilm President.

Cosplay Contest

Currently, the Star Wars Celebration’s Cosplay Contest is scheduled for Friday, July 15. To be a contestant, you must appear in costume throughout both the morning and afternoon, and your costume must represent a character or element in Star Wars. If you have stage fright, you’ll get to conquer that fear as you will go on stage individually, exhibiting two or three poses.

Star Wars Celebration App

The official Star Wars Celebration app is your digital guide to everything about the event, including the latest news, guest announcements, exhibitor info and other special events. The app will help with the following details:

  • Find your way around the show floor
  • Plan your show schedule with a personalized list of panels, guests, autograph sessions, artists and exhibitors
  • Exact locations of autograph sessions, guests, artists, panels, screenings, special events, exhibitors and more

Star Wars Celebration Important Information

The 2016 Star Wars Celebration Europe edition will be held at the ExCeL London Exhibition Centre. For 2017, the celebration will head back stateside to Orlando April 13-16.

General tickets are still available for individual days – Friday and Sunday on the Star Wars Celebration website. Note that prices don’t include European VAT. No worries about purchasing from abroad either as all tickets are picked up at the ticket counters rather than mailed to purchasers.

If you’re looking for lodging options, the official website has a travel info page that outlines hotels the closest distance to the ExCeL Centre. Getting to the ExCeL Centre is easy via the Jubilee Line on the London Underground and DLR (Docklands Light Railway).

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Erin De Santiago

Erin De Santiago, a RoamRight Blog Author Erin is a travel and food writer who currently splits her time between the Netherlands and Belize. She's traveled to 60+ countries on 5 continents with a passion for culinary travel, luxury hotels, and all things Disney. Her writing has appeared in numerous online outlets including Gadling, BootsnAll, CNN, Art of Backpacking, TravBuddy, CBS, and more. She was the major author of Belize's official visitor magazine, Destination Belize 2013; wrote the official AFAR Guide to Belize; and is also AFAR Magazine's local Belize expert.. In addition to writing for other publications, Erin maintains several blogs, Our Tasty Travels, No Checked Bags, Pooh's Travels, and the brand new Caye To Belize. Follow Erin on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google Plus.

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