Finally all of our worrying has come to an end. Star Wars will have a presence at San Diego Comic Con and it is the best news I have gotten in a very long time. After all this time of debating whether or not they would stay away from Comic Con because of D23 or not, the wait is over. They have actually posted the entire schedule for their events here.
The biggest news is that they have already announced that they ill be in Hall H on Friday. They haven’t said what time but I can guarantee you it will be a mad house. I am a Hall H’er myself and I remember last year when Marvel AND Lord of the Rings was there on the same day… that was crazy. I’m sure this will be worse. Comic Con themselves have not released the schedule so this may be subject to change but I doubt that’ll happen if they were confident enough to put it on their own website.
For those of you who do not want to battle the crazy people like me waiting in line for Hall H, there are more events for you to attend! There will be smaller panels with the publishers and even one on Star Wars collectables. There will also be an event open to the public in the Gas Lamp District outside the convention center, no passes needed! This seems to be some sort of interactive experience where you can duel Disney Characters with light sabers so I have to say, I’m already a fan. They also mentioned their will be surprise visits so this would definitely be a good place to stake out!
Below is the official schedule from Starwars.com. I’ll be updating you with more info as I get it. May the Force be with you!
Friday, July 10, Star Wars Schedule
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Hall H
Lucasfilm president and producer Kathleen Kennedy, director J.J. Abrams, writer Lawrence Kasdan, and special guests provide a special look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Star Wars Publishing 2015, Part 1: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.; Room: 7AB
Join a dynamic, all-star, New York Times-bestselling panel of authors including Alexandra Bracken (the Darkest Minds series), Adam Gidwitz (A Tale Dark and Grim series), Tom Angleberger (The Origami Yoda series), and Tony Diterlizzi (The Spiderwick Chronicles) in conversation with Lucasfilm’s Mike Siglain about the new Star Wars retellings for a younger generation of fans. From picture books to novels, these authors present A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi in perspectives that will change the way readers understand who these beloved characters are and how they became legends for legions of fans.
Star Wars Publishing 2015, Part 2: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; Room: 7AB
Join a variety of authors as they talk about their upcoming projects from that galaxy far, far away. Moderated by Lucasfilm’s Mike Siglain, authors from Del Rey and other publishers will participate in a discussion on writing stories for the exciting new future of the Star Wars universe.
Hasbro Star Wars, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Room: 7AB
Join members of the Hasbro and Lucasfilm teams as they discuss the popular Hasbro Star Wars line. Attendees will get an in-depth look at Hasbro’s latest action figure offerings, and word on the Holonet is there may also be a few surprises, including a special product reveal.
Star Wars Collectibles Update with Lucasfilm’s Anita Castellar, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Room: 7AB
Join eFX, Gentle Giant Studios, Kotobukiya, and Sideshow Collectibles for product development insights and exclusive previews of the latest in Star Wars collectibles. In attendance will be Anita Castellar, a self-professed Star Wars fangirl who manages licensing for hardline categories at Lucasfilm such as toys, collectibles, consumer electronics, automotives, and more.
ILM 40th Anniversary, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Room: 7AB
For 40 years, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) has set the standard for visual effects, creating some of the most memorable images in the history of modern cinema. From advances in the photo chemical process, optical compositing, motion control, and models and miniatures — to the company’s pioneering efforts in computer graphics, digital compositing, film scanning and recording, morphing, digital environments, performance capture, character animation and modern digital pipelines, ILM continues to break new ground in visual effects for film, television, themed attractions, and new forms of entertainment. The presenters will discuss the company’s work from its earliest days and breakthroughs along the way.