Where to Find Me at Star Wars Celebration Orlando

It’s that time of year again! I’m putting on my space pants and leaving my house to attend Star Wars Celebration Orlando with my trusty co-pilot,  and while this year came at us like a tidal wave, we’re more than excited to get down to the Orlando Convention Center (where I attended my first major con over a decade ago please shoot me im so old) and see everyone. I’m involved in all sorts of mischief this year, so I’ve decided to compile it all here into one post for you! Many of the events this year hold a special place in my heart, so I’d love to see all my Star Wars pals at them.

The Bounty Hunt

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  • Thursday (3:00 pm to 5:00 pm)
  • Friday (5:00 pm to 7:00 pm)
  • Sunday (11:30 am to 1:30 pm) – Bounty Hunt for Kids!

The Bounty Hunt is an annual adventure that I can’t wait to be a part of! Find me along the way as you scavenge for some of the galaxy’s greatest items and prizes. Get all of the info here and remember to stay on target!

Drowning in Moonlight: a Memorial Gala in honor of Carrie Fisher

Rosen Center Poolside – Thursday (7:30 PM)

Carrie Fisher’s passing is still something that hits me (and several people, I’m sure) on levels that are surprisingly personal. I’ve been given the honor to speak on one of the podcast panels at this wonderful charity event, and I’d love to see you there. Come by for the good cause, stay for a night of dancing and dining on themed goodies. What better way to celebrate the galaxy’s most infamous rebel than by sharing stories and partying down in her name?

We Love Rebels! 

Star Wars University (W300, 3rd Floor) – Saturday (12:30-1:30 PM)

If you know me, you know that I’m obsessed with Star Wars Rebels. I’ve hosted podcasts about it, I’ve written endlessly about the show’s characters, and gone above and beyond to defend my faves. Now, witness all of that obnoxiousness in real life! Join a panel full of Rebels experts to talk about where we think the Rebellion is going after that incredible finale.

These Are Not The Writers You Are Looking For: Bloggers Discuss Writing About Star Wars

Fan Stage (W308, 3rd Floor) – Saturday (4:30-5:30 PM)

Some of my favorite Star Wars-centric journalists (and yours truly) are getting together for a very special panel!  We’ve covered Star Wars all over the web, and now we’re sharing stories about how we ended up blogging about a galaxy far, far away.

A Unifying Force: Keeping Fandom Safe & Welcoming

Image by Star Wars TFA Fan.

Star Wars University (W300, 3rd Floor) – Saturday (6:30-7:30 PM)

As our favorite franchise continues to grow, it’s important to keep the gates open instead of turning our noses up at other fans.  Join us for a special discussion on keeping the Star Wars fandom a welcoming, knowledgeable, fun place for everyone.

Women in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Fan Stage (W308, 3rd Floor) – Saturday (3-4 PM)

Join a panel ofdie-hard fangirls as we discuss Star Wars heroines from past, present, and future stories. If you’ve been waiting to hear my Patton Oswalt-esque pitch for a Padme book series (and I’m sure you have), this is probably the panel to head to.

Phew! Outside of this, I’ll be attending a ton of panels and haunting the local cantina spots in the evenings, because I’m attending with no other responsibilities! What will you be up to at the show? Follow me on Twitter and let’s connect for meetups!

 

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STAR WARS #4 – MOS EISLEY COMIC PORT – EPISODE 004

Blair Beveridge and Amanda Ward join Catrina to talk about STAR WARS #4, Celebration memories, LANDO, Shattered Empire, and more! Plus, a special clip from the STAR WARS REBELS Season 2 Press conference with Dave Filoni and Simon Kinberg! We read off more of your memories, and tons of shootouts to the jerks who showed up sick to Star Wars Celebration. Hosted by Catrina Dennis!

Listen:

Download the episode by right-clicking here. We’re on iTunes and Soundcloud as well!

Check out all of Catrina’s Celebration Coverage here: http://moviepilot.com/ohcatrina

Our guests…

Amanda Ward:

Making Star Wars

Blair Beveridge:

http://facebook.com/beveridgeonthetube

Webisode Watch:

http://facebook.com/webisodewatch

and Blair’s Basic Adventuring 101 Campaign: http://www.seedandspark.com/studio/basic-adventuring-101-larp-webseries-season-1

Make sure to follow the podcast and get in touch with us to share your thoughts on Star Wars Comics:

contactmoseisley@gmail.com

http://twitter.com/comicsmoseisley

http://facebook.com/moseisleycomicport

http://moseisleycomicport.tumblr.com

Thanks for tuning in!

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Star Wars Celebration VII: Comics Guide + What I’m Up To!

Star Wars Celebration hits Anaheim on Thursday, and the personal mix of excitement-slash-terror that I’m currently feeling is almost indescribable. Today and tomorrow are all I have to finsih up the fine little details, but part of that process was this post, which was originally supposed to be a podcast episode. This is a year to learn, of course!

Either way, I promised you good folks the what’s-what on comic books at Star Wars Celebration. There’s not a lot of comic book love this year, but it’s still a fun line-up. Marvel recently posted their roster, and I’ll be elaborating on that, along with details on where you can find me and get some Mos Eisley Comic Port goodies!

THE PANELS

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The line-up of comic book-focused panels is a little short, but promises some amazing news! My top picks, the ones you simply cannot miss out of this list, would have to be “Star Wars Comes Home to Marvel” and “One Big Story”. These panels will give you more insight on where the overall story of Star Wars is going, but almost more exciting is the fact that the Marvel panel will debut two new comic book titles for the coming year. I have no idea what to expect, but given that Princess Leia completely dominated overall comic book sales in March (coming in both 1st AND 5th place for the month), I’m hoping we see more love for the ladies of that galaxy far, far away.

Here’s a complete list of comic-related panels:

STAR WARS Comic Art (Thursday, 4:30 PM, Collectors Stage)
Just one of many authoritative collecting panels throughout the show, STAR WARS comic art collector and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” writer/director David Mandel gives you an expert perspective on collecting original comic art.

One Big Story: Working Within the STAR WARS Canon (Friday, 3:30 PM, Fan Stage)
Last year’s announcement of an interconnected STAR WARS canon means that publishers, including Marvel, are telling stories within an intricately connected galaxy. A full panel of guests includes Marvel’s VP of International Development C.B. Cebulski and editor Jordan D. White.

STAR WARS Comes Home to Marvel (Saturday, 1:00 PM, Behind-The-Scenes Stage)
C.B. Cebulski, Jordan D. White, and Lucasfilm Senior Editor Jennifer Heddle will discuss Marvel’s new STAR WARS series. Fans won’t want to miss this panel that promises not one but two exciting announcements about the future of STAR WARS at Marvel!

The STAR WARS Celebration Tattoo Competition (Sunday, 1:00 PM, Behind-The-Scenes Stage)
Tattoo author Shane Turgeon (“The Force in the Flesh”) and celebrity judge C.B. Cebulski host a Tattoo competition that art and body art fans won’t want to miss.

THE PEOPLE

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If you’re looking to get up-close and personal with your favorite comic creators, make sure to check out the artist alley and autograph signings for the names you want! Alex Ross and several legendary Star Wars comic book artists will be in attendance at the show – in fact, a lot of previous comic artists for the Dark Horse-era comics created beautiful prints exclusively for the show, so make sure to check them out!

MOS EISLEY COMIC PORT

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My brand new podcast may be just a youngling, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have some goodies! I’ll be livestreaming and livetweeting via my personal account and the show’s twitter, but more importantly, I’ll have candy (!) and special Star Wars goodies for any scoundrel daring enough to answer my perilous trivia questions.

Record a spot on the show with me right there at the con – trivia, memories, or a special Star Wars jam session! Make sure you’re following me and the show so that you don’t miss anything and we can meet up.

FIND ME AT…

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Outside of the usual panels and events, I’ll be attending a some fun gatherings and I’d love to hang out with you! Here are a few:

THURSDAY:

Podcast Listener Meetup

Where: Hilton Anaheim Lobby/Bar

When: 6:30-8PM!

FRIDAY:

Skywalking Through Neverland LIVE!

Where: Podcast Stage

When: 2:00 PM

#AhsokaLives Meetup

Where: Fountains

When: 3:00 PM

SATURDAY:

Fangirls Going Rogue Pajama Party!

Where: Podcast Stage

When: 2:00 PM

#ClubCosplay Star Wars Party

Where: House of Blues, Downtown Disney

When: 9PM

SUNDAY:

Disneyland Twilight Hours

Where: Disneyland!

When: 4-Midnight

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Again, the best way to find me (and I’d love to kick it!) is through twitter! I hope to see you all there!

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Vlog: 2015 Calendar for Star Wars Fans!

2015 will be the year of Star Wars, so I decided to highlight things to do, see, or read up until summer of 2015!

Next year, I’ll be back with a ton of fun new content and videos – but until then, you can keep up with me on MoviePilot, where I now report full-time!

Here are all of the dates and links:

Star Wars Rebels returns to DISNEY XD (not ABC, sorry!) on January 5th at 9PM!

Star Wars #1 hits shelves on January 14th. Pre-order at your local comic shop or here: http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Marvel-Comics-Pre-order/dp/B00OYLNYK4

Star Wars: Darth Vader #1 releases in February 2015. Pre-orders coming soon!

Star Wars: Princess leia #1 Releases in March 2015. Pre-orders coming soon!

Star Wars Celebration takes place from April 16-19! http://starwarscelebration.com

The official trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens premieres on May 1st, 2015.

Check out disneyworld.com for Star Wars Weekends dates and tickets!

Star Wars: The Force Awakens releases on December 18th, 2015.

If you’re looking’ at that Bebop wall print, it’s part of a set, and I got it from my friends at POP —

Music: The Big Beat 80’s by Kevin MacLeod

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