If you ask me 2 weeks ago about Star Wars, I’d say, "Trash Compactor, Darth Vader, a gold robot, a small robot, Lightsaber, and Natalie Portman". Yep! That’s all I knew about it then. I saw Star Wars when I was very young and would assume that based on remembering the trash compactor scene, it traumatized me and never wanted to see the other episodes again in spite seeing Natalie Portman later on as part on the newer episodes.
|R2-D2 Bowl: Shrimp over Rice with Chipotle Aioli|
Since I was so hungry and there were about 10 food trucks outside the Star Wars Celebration. I went ahead and grabbed food before getting my Star Wars badge. I got this really yummy R2-D2 Bowl from Barcelona on the Go which is Shrimp over Rice with Chipotle AioliI. I tried to take in everything that was happening outside which in itself was already a lot of fun(fans on cosplay) while I enjoyed my yummy brunch.
Once inside. Wow.. just wow. If you’re the ultimate Star Wars Fan. You really had to be there. I really didn’t know where to begin as the whole Star Wars Celebration covered a lot of ground and was in all 3 floors of the Anaheim Convention Center. Star Wars Props, Star Wars Costumes, Star Wars toys, to even the actors from the Star Wars film were there to sign autographs, or if you’re feeling brave, you can also get a Star Wars tattoo.
And like that is not enough, I got to even see a group of Tie Pilots headed down the escalator on my way to the upper floors, it was quite a sight. Check out all the pictures below from the Star Wars Celebration including all my favorite Star Wars toys that is coming out very soon. The whole thing was very organized even though everything you do requires getting on a line.. a very long line that is.
|New York Times bestselling author James Luceno. He has written several Star Wars novels and signed mine.|
I must have been on an hour long line to pay for all my Star Wars merchandise purchases. But I must say, it’s been worth it. I didn’t line up for Carrie Fisher, it was crazy long. Like I can’t even see the end of it. But if the Star Wars Celebration comes back years from now to Orange County or in Los Angeles and has Hayden Christensen(Aniken Skywalker) on it, I’ll be lining up. LOL.
Start humming the Darth Vader hymn now as you scroll thru the pictures below. Hope you enjoy them and May the Force Be with You!
The Darth Vader Mask is so surreal to see up close. But bring the dark side into your kitchen by getting this Star Wars Darth Vader Toaster, only $49.55 from Amazon.
|Star Wars Board Game by Hasbro will come out in fall.|
|Jabba the Hut|
|autograph signing. You can get the pictures for $10, then the signing is for $60.|
|Star Wars Sand People|
Update: The Star Wars Celebration 2017 is happening in Florida April 13-16, 2017.
disclosure: I went as member of the media.
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