Celebration Europe Panels Online
The main stage panels at Celebration Europe were all livestreamed during that convention, but because they took place during British time, they didn’t always take place during time slots convenient for NZ fans. I personally watched my way through many of them, but haven’t yet caught up on quite all of them. There is definitely some fantastic material contained in these panels, and now they can all be viewed online via the official Star Wars YouTube channel. Check them out at the following links (the first 8 were amongst my personal favourites):
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Panel
- Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma) leads a special discussion at Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016 with the cast and filmmakers behind Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Material includes additional unfinished shots such as Alan Tudyk’s portrayal of K-2SO.
- The Creatures, Droids and Aliens of Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- David Collins welcomes artists from the Pinewood Studios-based art, creature and costume departments as they reveal the creative process behind their wonderful designs, including never-before-seen pieces.
- Cosplay Championship
- The best cosplay in the galaxy hosted by Warwick Davis and Mark Daniel, and judged by Dave Filoni (Executive Producer, Star Wars Rebels), Rayne Roberts (Creative Executive, Lucasfilm Story Group) and Steve Sansweet (Rancho Obi-Wan).
- Carrie Fisher: The Princess Diaries
- A candid hour with Carrie.
- An Hour with Mark Hamill Panel
- Mark charms and entertains the audience, and acts like a real joker.
- Droids of The Force Awakens Panel
- Oliver Steeples and Lee Towersey, the builders who brought the R2 units of The Force Awakens to life, join animatronics and programming experts Matt Denton and Josh Lee, the engineering team behind the iconic BB-8. A number of screen-used droids are shown off on stage.
- Star Wars Archaeology Panel
- The title doesn’t give much away, but this vid is totally worth a viewing. John Knoll, Chief Creative Officer, Doug Chiang, Vice President Executive Creative Director and Kevin Jenkins, Supervising Art Director take attendees on a journey through amazing stories and rarely seen imagery from all of the Star Wars films.
- Ahsoka’s Untold Tales Panel
- Dave Filoni, Ashley Eckstein, and Lucasfilm Story Group’s Pablo Hidalgo discuss untold tales of Ahsoka’s past, including her discovery by the Jedi Order as a young child and much more!
- Keeping Up With The Fetts Panel
- Madame Tussauds Panel
- Lucasfilm: The Art of Storytelling Panel
- Marvel’s Star Wars Comic Books Panel
- Ray Park Unleashed
- ILMxLAB Panel
- Future Filmmakers Panel Recap
- Anthony Daniels: Without Protocol
- EA Star Wars Panel
- Closing Ceremony Reel
You can also check out an array of shorter interviews (around the 5 minute mark) with celebrities, fans, and licensees. Check the full index out here.