Star Wars Celebration VI: I Want to See Roxy the Rancor!

This past weekend, many many Star Wars fans once again gathered together to celebrate all things related to the greatest saga of all time. They dressed up in costumes, enjoyed live panels and shows, and got to spend time with some of the stars. The event was Star Wars Celebration VI. Just like the previous celebration which took place two years ago, it was held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. And just like the last one, I was not there.

However, the coverage of this event across the Internet was so good, I feel like I got to enjoy it even though I wasn’t actually there. All I had to do was check my social media feeds and I could keep up with what was going on. I know it’s not as good as actually being there, but hey, I can pretend.

Celebrity appearances included Mark Hamill (Luke), Carrie Fisher (Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), and and extremely rare appearance by the Emperor himself, Ian McDiarmid. James Arnold Taylor, the voice of Obi-Wan on the Clone Wars, hosted the event. And of course, George Lucas, The Maker, also showed up during the weekend. A list of all the guests that attended the convention can be found here.

But I think the biggest star of the event was Roxy the Rancor!

The main events included:

  • A panel hosted by mega Star Wars fan, Kevin Smith
  • The reveal of “Star Wars Detours,” an upcoming comedy series from Seth Green and the creators of Robot Chicken
  • A red carpet premiere for The Clone Wars Season Five
  • “Smuggler’s Gambit,” a live radio show written by Fanboys director Kyle Newman

Also, two major announcements were made during the closing ceremonies:

  • Star Wars Celebration Europe II will take place July 26th – 28th, 2013 in Messe Essen, Germany
  • Episodes II and III will be released in 3D next year

So, here are links to all the Celebration VI coverage I could find. I will be sure to update this post as more information becomes available in the coming weeks.

Star Wars Celebration VI Official Site Celebration Coverage

Celebration VI Survival Guide

Celebration VI and You


The Main Events

An Hour with Ian McDiarmid

An Evening with Kevin Smith

Star Wars Detours

The Clone Wars Season Five Red Carpet Premiere 

An Hour with Anthony Daniels

Mark Hamill

“Smuggler’s Gambit” Live Radio Show

James Arnold Taylor’s “Talking to Myself” Live Voice Show

Carrie Fisher: A Date with a Princess

Announcement of Episodes II and III in 3D


Celebration VI Panels

Inside The Clone Wars Tech Panel

Dave Filoni: Story Telling in the Star Wars Universe

Dark Horse Comics Looks Ahead

The Timothy Zahn Retrospective

The and Beyond Panel

What’s Coming From Del Rey Panel

Super Secret Star Wars Panel

The Vocal Stars of The Clone Wars

The ForceCast Panel

Star Wars 1313 Panel

What’s New at Habsro

The Clone Wars Season Five Panel

Second Session of the Super Secret Panel

Star Wars In Character: Obscure Character Face Off

The Holocron 101 Panel

The Essential Guides Panel

Brian Wood’s “Star Wars” Panel

Tribute to Brian Daley

Star Wars and NASA Panel

The Future of Star Wars in 3D

Clone Wars Adventures Panel

Why We Love the Prequels Panel

The Clone Wars “Young Jedi” Arc Previewed


More Coverage

The ForceCast: Live From Day 1

The ForceCast: Second Live Show

The ForceCast: Reflections of Celebration VI

The ForceCast: Live From the Red Carpet

501st Imperial Bash

Artist Round Up

Star Wars Collectibles Update

“As You Wish” Image Gallery’s Star Wars Licensee of the Year

More Coverage of the Season Five Premiere

Her Universe Photo Shoot

Creative Costumes Image Gallery

More Creative Costumes Image Gallery

“Smuggler’s Gambit” Image Gallery

Rancho Obi-Wan Image Gallery

Artists Image Gallery

Hasbro Presentation Image Gallery

R2 Builders Image Gallery

TFN Party Pics

VIP Cupcake Party

The Celebration Family Room

The Clone Wars Season Five Chalk Mural

501st Kid’s Bash

Epic Life Size Darth Vader Cake

Celebration VI In Review

Celebration VI Photos



Star Wars Celebration VI in HD

The Clone Wars Season Five Trailer

Star Wars Detours Trailer

The Clone Wars Season Five Republic Commando Action Scene

Ashley Eckstien’s SWCVI Video Diary

Ralph McQuarrie Retrospective

ForceCast “When the Galaxy Listen’s” Video

Star Wars Laser Tag


Droids on Parade

More Celebration VI Videos

ForceCast Celebration VI Videos


I’m a husband, web programmer, and big time Star Wars fan. I’m addicted to social media and I enjoy reading sci-fi, watching action movies, listening to country music, and playing the occasional video game.

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