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Where are the schedules of celebrities for Star Wars Weekends?

Amanda Jenkins
Submitted by Amanda Jenkins
Published: April 22, 2014 at 7:09 PM

I have been checking regularly for a schedule of celebrities visiting during Star Wars weekends. Last year, the schedule for celebrity autographs was posted a little over a month before the weekend's began. Have I missed something? Other than Mark Hamill, I have not heard of anyone else attending. The weekend's begin in three weeks (and three days). This is cutting it close and making it very difficult for fans to plan a trip for a desired weekend. Has anyone heard why they are withholding the scheduled celebrities? After my experience last year, this is a huge draw for fans.

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From Robert Niles on April 23, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Just posted: Star Wars Weekends 2014 Schedule.

Weekend I: May 16-18

Ahmed Best: Jar Jar Binks (Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace; Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones; Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith; Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
Peter Mayhew: Chewbacca (Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith; Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope; Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back; Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi; Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
Vanessa Marshall: Hera Syndulla (Star Wars Rebels)

Weekend II: May 23-25

Warwick Davis: Wicket W. Warrick (Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi); Wald (Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace)
Jeremy Bulloch: Boba Fett (Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back; Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi); Capt. Jeremoch Colton (Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith)
Tiya Sircar: Sabine Wren (Star Wars Rebels)

Weekend III: May 30-June 1

Ray Park: Darth Maul (Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace)
John Ratzenberger: Major Bren Derlin (Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back)
Taylor Gray: Ezra Bridger (Star Wars Rebels)

Weekend IV: June 6-8

Mark Hamill: Luke Skywalker (Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope; Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back; Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi); Darth Bane (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
Ray Park: Darth Maul (Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace)
Billy Dee Williams: Lando Calrissian (Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back; Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi)
Taylor Gray: Ezra Bridger (Star Wars Rebels)

Weekend V: June 13-15

Dee Bradley Baker: Captain Rex/the Clones, Bossk and several additional characters (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
Cat Taber: Padmé Amidala and several additional characters (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
Tom Kane: Yoda, the series’ narrator and several additional characters (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
Matt Lanter: Anakin Skywalker and several additional characters (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
Steve Blum: Zeb Orrelios (Star Wars Rebels)

From Tony Duda on April 23, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Finally.

Weekend IV will be a tad busy.

From Amanda Jenkins on April 23, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Just got the message from Disney. Thanks Robert. They certainly waited long enough to post this. Week 4 would be amazing and I'm sure incredibly crowded. Hmm. We will be there for the first weekend. Tempted to try and find a way to get there for week 4.

From Jaiden Cohen on May 18, 2014 at 7:18 AM

No idea what will happen to Ahmed Best. He voiced the MOST ANNOYING CHARACTER OF ALL TIME!

From Tony Duda on May 19, 2014 at 1:15 PM

Ahmed Best was a very good guest to appear. I saw the Stars of the Saga talk show on Friday and Saturday. He wasn't just the voice, that came after his ground breaking computer capture body acting. You know that "white balls on a body suit" motion capture work, well he was the first and all the movement of Jar Jar was a computerized generation of his actual movement. He actually was on set in a Jar Jar suit during all the filming and the computer generated Jar Jar was overlaid onto his form. His work as the voice of Jar Jar came after many other people tried out and he suggested himself to Lucas since he already did other voice work.

I was as shocked as you probably are that he was in SWW this year but he was actually a very good addition.

I used FastPassPlus for both shows and you must get in line about an hour ahead of time even for this if you want a good seat. It takes a long time to scan all the FP people and they were actually letting in stand-by people and filling the theater before even half the FP people got in.

However, between Friday and Saturday they seemed to adjust how they did this. The rows closest to the stage were blocked from stand-by people getting in them until all the FP people got seats, then the SB were allowed into the front half seats that were not taken. Friday, I had to sit way to the side, Saturday I got a decent seat in the center.

They also have the expensive $500 a day VIP packages and those people got the best seats down front and center.

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