Ready for your galactic trip out to O’Lando for Celebration VI yet? Hopefully it’s well in hand, but to help make life a bit easier here’s the Thursday 23rd August itinery for your perusal. Print it off and get your marker pen at the ready, it’s going to be a busy day.

The Clone Wars Theater Clone Day

  • Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Location: The Clone Wars Theater (W312 ABC)
  • Description: Enjoy eight episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars starring the heroes of the Republic! Landing at Point Rain, The Citadel, Counterattack, Citadel Rescue, Battle of Umbara, The General, Plan of Dissent, and Carnage of Krell.

Bottled Water and a Plan: Maximize your Celebration VI Experience

  • Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
  • Location: Fan Stage (W311 ABCD)
  • Description: Arnie and Marjorie Carvalho, producers and co-hosts of Star Wars Action News share their time-tested methods for making the best of Celebration VI. Starting your show with their panel will help you enjoy your best Celebration experience ever.

In the Service of the Republic

  • Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm
  • Location: Star Wars University (W300)
  • Description: Queens, Princesses and Senators, oh my! Costuming in the Rebel Legion Galactic Senate has much to offer, not only to female Star Wars fans, but to men as well. The Rebel Legion offers a wide array of costumes such as Queen Amidala, Padme Amidala, Princess Leia, handmaidens, Bail Organa and Senate Guards just to name a few. In addition to the Senate, learn about Rebel Supporters – the best of the rest? This is the category for Denizens of the Rebel Legion that refuse to be put in a box, from druids to alien dancers to moisture farmers to fearsome Ewoks and more. We welcome your kind of scum!

StarWars.com and Beyond

  • Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm
  • Location: Collecting Stage (W303 ABC)
  • Description: The Lucasfilm team takes you behind the scenes with an inside look at the present and future of Star Wars online. Find out what’s coming up next on StarWars.com with a sneak peek at upcoming games, activities, social media and more. Learn more about the evolving direction of the site and meet some of the newest contributors to the Star Wars Blog, including Leland Chee (Keeper of the Holocron), Katie Cook (super artist), Steve Sansweet (super collector), and Ashley Eckstein (voice of Ahsoka Tano). All panel attendees will receive a free gift from StarWars.com! Note: No Star Tots will be given away at this panel.

Inside The Clone Wars Tech

  • Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm
  • Location: Digital Stage (W415 A)
  • Description: The Clone Wars VFX Supervisor Joel Aron and Supervising Director Dave Filoni take you inside the hit television series. Catch a glimpse how the magic is made, and be ready for a great Q&A session.

A Quirky Point of View: The Star Wars Books of Matthew Reinhart & Jeffrey Brown

  • Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • Location: Behind The Scenes Stage (W414 ABCD)
  • Description: New York Times bestsellers Matthew Reinhart (Star Wars: A Galactic Pop-Up Adventure) and Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader and Son) discuss writing and illustrating the world of Star Wars for two generations of fans. Matthew will discuss the joys and challenges of creating Star Wars pop-up vehicles, aliens, droids, and Jedi; while Jeffrey will discuss finding inspiration in fatherhood for his humorous graphic novel that puts a new spin on the classic saga.

Building a Styrene Droid with the R2-D2 Builders

  • Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
  • Location: Fan Stage (W311 ABCD)
  • Description: Learn how to build a low-cost droid using simple tools and styrene. Presented by R2-D2 Building experts Guy Vardaman, David Littleton, Andy Schwartz, Alex Kung, Ted Koenig, and Droid Builders’ founder Dave Everett.

James Luceno Writing Workshop

  • Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
  • Location: Star Wars University (W300)
  • Description: Learn from one of the masters of Star Wars and Science Fiction writing.

Collecting at Celebration 101

  • Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
  • Location: Collecting Stage (W303 ABC)
  • Description: As every collector knows, the best part of any trip is what you take home with you, and for collectors at Star Wars Celebration VI there is no shortage of exclusive collectibles to choose from! Join Arnie and Marjorie of the Star Wars Action News collecting podcast, and Star Wars collector Chris Georgoulias, as they run down the hottest convention exclusives, from the collectible panel exclusive Star Tots to limited edition figures and ornaments, and give you tips on how to get them!

Star Wars 1313

  • Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
  • Location: Digital Stage (W415 A)
  • Description: This upcoming game from LucasArts takes the Star Wars universe into uncharted territory – straight down into the depths of Coruscant. Hear from the game developers about the exciting new features and gameplay, and about the team effort between LucasArts and Industrial Light & Magic that is making it happen.

Fettastic

  • Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm
  • Location: Celebration Stage (Chapin Theater)
  • Description: It’s all about Boba, from Attack of the Clones to Return of the Jedi and beyond. James Arnold Taylor welcomes actors Jeremy Bulloch and Daniel Logan, as well as stuntman Dickey Beer, all of whom have portrayed Boba Fett at one point or another of his infamous career.

Dark Horse Comics Looks Ahead: 2013

  • Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm
  • Location: Behind The Scenes Stage (W414 ABCD)
  • Description: See what’s on the Star Wars horizon at Dark Horse with John Jackson Miller, Jan Duursema, Doug Wheatley, Dave Marshall, and Randy Stradley.

Mandalorian Mercs – Invading the Galaxy!

  • Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Location: Fan Stage (W311 ABCD)
  • Description: Meet the Mandalorian Mercs costume organization, and learn details on the group’s purpose, history, achievements, and membership requirements. Overview of the costuming club, visual references, and talking points. Q&A with the audience.

Sony Online Game Workshop & Storyboard Challenge

  • Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Location: Star Wars University (W300)
  • Description: From the Sony Online team, Todd (Producer), Kelsey (Art Director) and Tiffany (Community Manager) will share how to make a video game, including storyboarding, art and concepts, and pitching your game idea. Workshop participants will storyboard their game idea, then pitch it in the classroom.

Star Wars Album and Music Collectibles

  • Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Location: Collecting Stage (W303 ABC)
  • Description: Music from a galaxy far, far away! Albums, cassettes and 8-tracks covering the original trilogy, plus advertisements and more! Discover how they were made, hear what we listened to and see over 30 years of music artwork relating to Star Wars! With Tony Damata.

It’s a Trap! Puppetmasters Rose & Quinn

  • Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Location: Digital Stage (W415 A)
  • Description: Performers and puppeteers Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar) and Mike Quinn (Nien Numb) reminisce about what went on behind the scenes of Return of the Jedi, and talk about their careers in making magic.

Star Wars Uncut: Recreating a Classic

  • Time: 3:00pm – 5:30pm
  • Location: The Clone Wars Theater (W312 ABC)
  • Description: Enjoy the fan-made feature film Star Wars Uncut in its entirety! Creator and director Casey Pugh will explain how hundreds of fans lent their help and creativity to recreate Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in just nine months—a humble project that turned into an Emmy award-winning production! Join for the discussion, stay for the screening, hear what’s coming next, and learn how you can get involved.

Disney Parks & Star Wars – This is where the Magic Begins

  • Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Location: Behind The Scenes Stage (W414 ABCD)
  • Description: Be among the first to get a sneak peek into what new exclusives will be coming from the Disney Parks in 2012 and 2013. You will also take an inside look behind the magic at how Disney Parks creates exclusive Star Wars merchandise, with insights from Brad Schoeneberg and Cody Hampton of Disney’s creative development team.

Bullied – What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know

  • Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Location: Fan Stage (W311 ABCD)
  • Description: Informative panel hosted by Ashley Eckstein and featuring author Carrie Goldman, mother of Katie Goldman, the girl who was bullied for loving Star Wars.

Celebration Premiere of Star Wars in 60 Minutes

  • Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Location: Celebration Stage (Chapin Theater)
  • Description: The hit romp through the Star Wars saga is back at Celebration, but this time Patrick Gorman and his troupe of inexhaustible actors have expanded their original Star Wars in 30 Minutes, which featured comic and quick renditions of Episodes IV, V, and VI, to include Episodes I, II and III. Scheduled for each of the four days of Celebration, it’s an entertainment event to mark in your show planner.

Japanese Star Wars Vegetable Carving

  • Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Location: Star Wars University (W300)
  • Description: Okitsugu Kado of the Japanese Star Wars fan community will demonstrate the art of vegetable carving, showing attendees how to create stunning Star Wars edible creations.

Vintage Bootlegs: The Outer Realm

  • Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Location: Collecting Stage (W303 ABC)
  • Description: A look into the badly-made and often unintentionally funny world of unlicensed vintage Star Wars toys from every corner of the globe. With Joe Yglesias, John Alvarez, and Ron Salvatore.

Fanboys

  • Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Location: Digital Stage (W415 A)
  • Description: Director Kyle Newman will present this special Celebration screening of his movie Fanboys, a love story to Star Wars fandom. Kicking off the evening will be Trey Stokes’ Pink Five, a “George Lucas Selects” winner from the Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge.

The Ultimate Action Figure Collection

  • Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Location: Behind The Scenes Stage (W414 ABCD)
  • Description: Join celebrated author and collector Steve Sansweet as he discusses his forthcoming book, Star Wars: The Ultimate Action Figure Collection, which gathers every unique character ever released in the 3 3/4 inch line. He will be joined by the book’s editor, Kjersti Egerdahl, the designer, Rosanna Brockley, Rancho Obi-Wan archivist Anne Neumann, and photographer/collectors Dan Curto and Paul Harrison to talk about the surprises, discoveries, and challenges of cataloging 35 years of characters. Sansweet is the chief executive of Rancho Obi-Wan, a nonprofit museum that houses the world’s largest private collection of Star Wars memorabilia. He has authored fifteen other books on the Star Wars saga, including the original Star Wars Action Figure Archive from 1999.

Aluminum Droids with the R2-D2 Builders

  • Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Location: Fan Stage (W311 ABCD)
  • Description: Learn about building those wonderful, remote-controlled droids that look like they just rolled out of a Star Wars movie – using mostly aluminum components. With Guy Vardaman, Wayne Orr, Jerry Greene, and Chris Lee of the R2-D2 Builders Club.

The Phantom Menace: Ian McDiarmid

  • Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Location: Celebration Stage (Chapin Theater)
  • Description: Celebration VI marks the first time veteran actor and Star Wars icon Ian McDiarmid has appeared on the Celebration Stage. Do not miss this rare appearance, and catch a glimpse inside the legendary actor’s portrayal of Senator Palpatine and Darth Sidious.

Telling a Star Wars Story

  • Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
  • Location: Star Wars University (W300)
  • Description: The Clone Wars Supervising Director Dave Filoni will walk the class through the art of telling a story in the true Star Wars style.

Cast and Crew Items

  • Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
  • Location: Collecting Stage (W303 ABC)
  • Description: Since the early days of pre-production for A New Hope to the present day, collectibles issued exclusively for the crew and cast of the Star Wars films have been in high demand by collectors. These items including T-shirts, caps, paperweights, greeting cards, jackets, and patches that were never available to the public and are extremely scarce. There is little documentation on what was produced, and new discoveries are made all the time. We will give an overview of collecting cast and crew memorabilia, cover where to find these items, and show some of the most sought-after prizes. With Gus Lopez and Duncan Jenkins.

Frontlines: 100th Episode Podcast

  • Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Location: The Clone Wars Theater (W312 ABC)
  • Description: That’s no moon, it’s the Frontlines: The Clone Wars Podcast 100th Episode Panel. Join Mike Cohen, Matt (via Holonet) and Kyle Avery as they welcome Steve Glosson of Geek Out Loud, Chris Smith of The Sarlaac Pit, and special surprise guests. Frontlines will broadcast their landmark 100th episode live from Star Wars Celebration VI! They’ll talk why we love The Clone Wars, favorite characters and voice actors, the best episodes of the series, and what they’re looking forward to in Season 5! All that, plus free giveaways.

Timothy Zahn Retrospective

  • Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Location: Behind The Scenes Stage (W414 ABCD)
  • Description: Hear from the bestselling author who was most influential in launching the Star Wars Expanded Universe in 1991 with his landmark novel, Heir to the Empire, as this special retrospective allows him to revisit his many acclaimed contributions to the Star Wars story.

Celebration VI Galactic Trivia Championships (Rounds 1 and 2)

  • Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Location: Fan Stage (W311 ABCD)
  • Description: Kevin Liell and his intrepid and challenging team return to Celebration to host the Galactic Trivia Championships. Don’t miss the first two rounds on Thursday, then look to the final championship round on Sunday.

Star Wars Filming Locations

  • Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Location: Star Wars University (W300)
  • Description: Visit the remote locations where the Star Wars movies were filmed, without ever leaving the Star Wars University! With host Brandon Alinger.

Star Wars Insider Interactive Panel

  • Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Location: Collecting Stage (W303 ABC)
  • Description: Come and join Star Wars Insider editor Jonathan Wilkins as he talks about the making of the official Star Wars magazine, with special guests including the contributors. There will be spot prizes and a lively Q&A that’s not to be missed! At the Celebration V Insider panel, attendees demanded that original fiction return to the pages of the magazine – and we listened! The Celebration VI panel is your real chance to shape the future Star Wars Insiders. Note that the Insider panel will not have Star Tots giveaways.

An Evening with Kevin Smith

  • Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Location: Celebration Stage (Chapin Theater)
  • Description: Writer, director, and fanboy Kevin Smith makes his Celebration debut with an evening of stories and conversation. Smith will discuss his career, his fandom, and how Star Wars intertwines with both. This is a separate, ticketed event. Not recommended for children.

Episodes I and II on The Big Screen

  • Time: 7:00pm – 11:59pm
  • Location: Digital Stage (W415 A)
  • Description: The Star Wars Saga On the Big Screen. The Digital Stage is set for big movies, so bring your family and friends, wave your lightsaber, and cheer for all six movies of the Star Wars saga, presented throughout Celebration. Sponsored by RealD, The Phantom Menace screening in 3D on Thursday evening will feature exclusive, collectible 3D glasses that each spectator can take home after the show. Thursday night movies include The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones, hosted by David Collins.

Making an Animated R2-D2 with LEGO

  • Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Location: The Clone Wars Theater (W312 ABC)
  • Description: Come see how one fan of LEGO developed an animated model of R2-D2. The presentation will illustrate the process of developing a large animated MOC over many months of preparation and development.

Rebel Troopers & Commanders

  • Time: 8:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Location: Fan Stage (W311 ABCD)
  • Description: Learn the detail, the how-to, and the fascinating backstory of Rebel costuming from the experts of the Rebel Legion costuming club.

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Mark Newbold
Mark is the Daily Content Manager for Jedi News as well as the Program Director, and co-host of RADIO 1138 and Take Cover on the Jedi News Network.