Star Wars Celebration VI: Chris Hardwick To Be Special Guest Host

    Great news, Nerdist Industries founder Chris Hardwick is to be a special guest host at this summers Celebration VI. Check out after the break for more information.

    Guess who got Star Wars EXCLUSIVE INFO!!! That’s right, WOODSY and MTV GEEK DID!! So hot off the press we just learned that Chris Hardwick, aka The Nerdist, king of well, almost everything in my eye, will be coming to this summer’s Star Wars Celebration as a special guest host!! Wow guys wow…

    Comedian, actor, podcaster, and Nerdist Industries founder Chris Hardwick joins Star Wars Celebration VI as a special guest host for the biggest party in the galaxy, August 23-26 2012 in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. While there will be three hosted stages full of programming throughout the four days of Celebration VI, there are additional can’t-miss special events planned, featuring Hardwick as the host.

    Hardwick is also one of the masterminds behind “Course of the Force,” a Star Wars-themed charity relay run going down the California coast to San Diego Comic-Con International this July 7-11th. This run, which celebrates the generosity of the Star Wars fan community, is a prelude to Hardwick’s participation in the ultimate Star Wars fan gathering this August. Joining Hardwick in the “Course of the Force” run are such celebrity Star Wars fans as Drew Carey, Jim Gaffigan, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Alison Haislip and Alex Albrecht, with more to be announced soon.

    “Every summer since 1977 has been a Star Wars summer for me, but this’ll be the one to remember,” says Hardwick. “The only thing that could top seeing Wookiees, stormtroopers and slave Leias jog for charity would be serving as one of the hosts for Star Wars Celebration VI.”

    Star Wars Celebration V was my first celebration believe it or not and I was totally blown away. It was such a great community of people, amazing costumes, awesome activities and I got to unabashedly geek out on Star Wars all weekend long!!

    Ok and seriously the fact alone that we’re blessed with another Star Wars Celebration after only 2 years is sweet enough and now Nerdist??? In my humble opinion, Celebration is ten times more fun than Comic-con!! Wait, am I allowed to even say that???”

    Justin LaSalata
    Located in New York with his wife Dianna, Justin LaSalata is the US Editor of Jedi News responsible for reporting on all areas of Star Wars related news as well as coverage from NY Comic Con and Toy Fair NY.