The latest Homing Beacon has
arrived and today the coverage continues of what to expect at Celebration IV.
Star Wars 6-Movie Marathon
The Star Wars party at
Celebration IV in Los Angeles this May just got even better. On Wednesday May
23, fans will have the opportunity to kick-start their Celebration weekend with
a U.S. first: a free Star Wars six-movie marathon event.
Beginning at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, May 23, fans and movie buffs will have a
chance to attend the screening of the entire, epic Star Wars saga on the
big screen. The approximately 17-hour program (including intermissions) will
lead into the five days of non-stop festivities that will commemorate the 30th
anniversary of Star Wars throughout the rest of the Memorial Day weekend.
The tickets, free of charge for those attending Celebration IV, are scheduled to
go up for reservations at 9:00 AM PDT, Thursday, March 15.
Those attending the six-movie marathon will receive a commemorative button,
and bragging rights to have been among the first to watch the entire saga in
order at a U.S. screening.
Celebration Host Jay Laga'aia
Actor, musician, and stage performer
extraordinaire, Jay Laga'aia will host the celebrity stage in the Concourse
Ballroom at Star Wars Celebration IV. Star Wars fans know Laga'aia
as Captain Typho in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.
Laga'aia delighted audiences at Celebration III as host of the celebrity
stage, bringing out the best in both his guests and his audience, and
occasionally picking up his guitar and entertaining all with his spectacular
From Friday May 25 through Monday May 28, Laga'aia will welcome stars from
the casts and crews of the entire 30 years of the Star Wars film saga.
Star Wars fans attending Laga'aia's shows during Celebration will take
home long-lasting memories. Fans and guests find Laga'aia warm, engaging,
vibrant, and always entertaining.
Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge
The Star Wars Fan Movie
Challenge is back in full force, now with more ways for moviemakers to qualify
their creations. Formerly called the Star Wars Fan Film Awards, the Movie
Challenge is revamped to include a category for "fan fiction" which will be
offered for the first time, in addition to parody, documentary, experimental,
and other categories.
Those who enter the Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge and are chosen as
finalists will find their movies played at Star Wars Celebration IV in a
dedicated track each day of the show. What's more, the best movies of the
competition will be recognized at the Sixth Annual Star Wars Fan Movie
Challenge Award Ceremony, scheduled for Sunday, May 27.
That's not all. As added exposure for moviemakers, Spike TV will broadcast
content from the Challenge on television.
Shop 'Til You Drop At Celebration IV
Star Wars fans and
collectors going to Star Wars Celebration IV can sign up now for free
"Quick Path" shopping times designed to minimize or eliminate their time in line
for the Celebration Store.
The Celebration Store will feature more than 50 highly-collectible Star
Wars treasures that will be exclusive to the show, including a
soon-to-be-announced Celebration IV exclusive action figure from Hasbro. Fans
and shoppers who have purchased a 4-day, full-show badge can sign up for
shopping times at the Celebration IV registration page. Between the new Quick
Path shopping times, and the expanded, 24-hour schedule for the Celebration
Store, shoppers should spend far less time in line than at Celebrations past,
and have far more time to enjoy all the fun at the show.
Official Star Wars Fan Club members can sign up for shopping times
that will begin on Thursday, May 24, the members-only day of the show. This is
an opportunity for Fan Club members to get their shopping done ahead of the
Triple Fetts at Celebration IV
Fans of the most notorious, and most
cool, bounty hunters in the galaxy can head to Star Wars Celebration IV
to meet not one, not two, but three Fetts over the course of the weekend. Jeremy
Bulloch (Boba Fett), Temuera Morrison (Jango Fett), and Daniel Logan (Young Boba
Fett), will be signing autographs for fans in the Celebration Autograph Hall,
and appearing on stage for interviews and question and answer sessions.
Dioramas of Endor!
Frank D'Iorio, the master diorama builder behind
the fantastic fan-built dioramas at Celebration II and Celebration III, is
returning for yet another Celebration. And this time he's bringing the Ewoks
Especially for Star Wars Celebration IV, D'Iorio is planning to bring
the forest moon of Endor to life in diorama form on the floor of the Fan Fair
Hall. D'Iorio sets the stage in the Diorama building area, and then adults and
kids alike can come and build a portion of the scene -- free of charge - which
takes shape as one huge diorama over the course of the weekend.
D'Iorio works on visual effects at Lucasfilm's Industrial Light & Magic.
Fans visiting the diorama building area could be chosen at random to take home
crew and other exclusive Lucasfilm collectibles that D'Iorio will take to the
In order to have enough action figures to build the diorama, especially for
kids who might be at the show with no action figures of their own, D'Iorio set
up a "figure fund" for donations.
Friday, March 30, 2007: Last day to purchase badges and have them
shipped to you (U.S. residents).
Friday, March 30, 2007: Deadline for Official Star Wars Fan
Club members to purchase 4-Day passes and receive 4 Friends & Family passes.
Friday, March 30, 2007: Deadline for members of Official Star
Wars Fan Club members from the international fan clubs to purchase 4-Day
passes and be able to pick up their Friends & Family passes at Will Call.
Monday, April 30, 2007: Deadline for purchasing badges online.
More benefits of buying early:
First chance at Celebration IV hotel
reservations, with rooms at discounted rates and the ability to reserve Quick
Path shopping times first at the Celebration Store.