Here is our report from Day Three of Celebration Orlando, including reactions to all of the Star Wars Rebels announcements, as well as a recap of Day Two, and a discussion of the inaugural Galactic Nights, located at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. We also have more conversations with Star Wars fans at Celebration Orlando. Live from the Convention floor, this is the podcast you’re looking for!
Couldn’t make it to debut of Star Wars: Galactic Nights? No worries, Coffee With Kenobi‘s Dan Z. has you covered. Dan was at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for the big event, and he’s written a great piece on StarWars.com. If you weren’t there, you’ll feel like you were. Or, for those who made it, you can relive the memories!
Check out an excerpt below:
The final Star Wars Fan Figure vote will soon take place on StarWars.com, and Coffee With Kenobi was fortunate to be part of the process of determining which characters could end up immortalized as part of Hasbro’s 3.75-inch Vintage Collection. You let your voices be heard with selections far and wide — from the Legends series of books, to comics, to the films, animated series, and games. From the many entries we received, the six top vote getters emerged.
Here they are, in order:
Well, Mr. Zahn, welcome to the new canon!!! We have been waiting for you. This week the grass is a little greener and the sky is a little bluer, as our Legends/Expanded Universe writing hero, Timothy Zahn has taken his place at the Canon table. What better way to enter the new timeline than to bring an old iconic friend with you! Mith’rawn’urruodo, otherwise known as, Thrawn. It seems that with all the new material that has been published recently and as more time has passed since the last Zahn story, my appreciation for his talent had gone a bit dormant. Well it’s alive and well once again. I can’t wait to tell you why.
Disney Cruise Line has announced that the hugely popular Star Wars Day at Sea will return in 2018. The day long celebration of all things from the galaxy far, far away will return for 15 special sailings for four months, from January through April. Find out more below:
Planning on running in the Star Wars Half Marathon — The Dark Side this coming weekend? Of course, getting out and being active alongside fellow Star Wars fans is beneficial. However, a big part of the fun is also collecting the commemorative products available for the event, and the items lined up for the 2017 half marathon have been announced.
Find out more from Mary Myers, event product developer, courtesy of the Disney Parks Blog:
Last week, in the midst of everything going on at Star Wars Celebration, Disney Parks announced the new destination for its Star Tours attraction. As seen in the new teaser trailer for The Last Jedi, the new location is the mineral planet of Crait, where you’ll find yourself in the middle of an epic battle between the forces of darkness and light.
The news was revealed by Imagineer Tom Fitzgerald and Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) during the Star Wars and Disney Parks: A Galaxy in the Making panel. You can see video of the revelation below. The announcement comes near the end, after a bit of an oral history of Star Tours.
Had enough Star Wars to last you a while? Yeah, didn’t think so. The Star Wars Show didn’t think so, either, so they’ve got a new episode recapping the best of Celebration and featuring a never-before-seen interview with the director of The Last Jedi, Rian Johnson. Check it out below:
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