The latest Homing Beacon has
arrived and today we talk about what you can expect from Celebration Europe.
Ian McDiarmid at Celebration Europe!
Tony Award-winning actor Ian
McDiarmid, whose iconic portrayal of Senator Palpatine and the Emperor in the
Star Wars Saga raised suave villainy to a new level, will make a rare
public appearance at Star Wars Celebration Europe on Friday, July 13 to
help commemorate the Saga's 30th anniversary.
McDiarmid will be a special guest of Lucasfilm Ltd. and event organizer Cards
Inc. during the Opening Ceremonies at ExCeL London. The Opening Ceremonies will
be hosted by Steve Sansweet, head of fan relations for Lucasfilm Ltd., and will
include a special one-time-only screening of Star Wars: Episode IV A New
Admission to the Opening Ceremonies, scheduled for 6:30 pm on the grounds
just west of the ExCeL Center, is included in the cost of a three-day or a
Friday pass to Star Wars Celebration Europe, the biggest Star Wars
party Europe has ever seen, and the first official Star Wars event to be
held outside of the U.S.
Auctioning off the Galaxy...For a Great Cause!
From action figures
to ceramic money boxes, for 30 years an endless variety of Star Wars
branded fun has been available to fans. But vintage items are becoming harder
and harder to find.
Through the generosity of the vaunted Lucas Licensing Archives, Celebration
Europe will be the site of a live charity auction that will include rare,
classic items--many in mint to near-mint condition.
The Live Auction, scheduled for Sunday, July 15 from 2:00 -- 4:00 pm on the
Platinum Stage, will offer a rare opportunity to fill in collections--or start
new ones--of cool, vintage items. Looking for Power of the Force or Animated
Droids & Ewoks figures or vehicles? How about "minty" Radio-Controlled Jawa
Sandcrawlers or JC Penney Sonic-Controlled Landspeeders from the original
Star Wars era?
Why pay online auction prices? Here's your opportunity to "steal" a rare item
at a very low price and benefit a wonderful cause, the Make-A-Wish Foundation®,
with which Lucasfilm Ltd. -- and the worldwide 501st Legion -- has had a long
Star Wars Tattoo Competition
Nothing expresses dedication to
the Star Wars universe quite like a beautifully-rendered Star Wars
tattoo. Shane Turgeon, host of the Star Wars Tattoos and Toys site, will
exhibit fantastic tattoo art on Level Two of the Platinum Suite, where he will
also accept registrations for the Star Wars Tattoo competition. The
competition is scheduled for 3:30 -- 5:00 pm on the Platinum Stage.
Turgeon, who has some very impressive Star Wars ink himself, is
challenging tattooed fans in Europe to make this show even better and more
extensive than the outstanding shows from Celebrations III and IV in the U.S.
He will also be overseeing the fantastic Illustrated Trooper, a
life-sized set of stormtrooper armor that will be custom tattooed by a selection
of artists to create a one-of-a-kind art piece over the course of the weekend.
For more information about Celebration Europe, visit the official website at