I attended my first Celebration in May of 2002, Celebration II in Indianapolis, IN (that was actually the first event of that type I ever attended). I had a blast! The attendees were all so enthusiastic about Star Wars and were very friendly to me. What a place to be… all Star Wars: fun activities and panels, people in amazing costumes, great merchandise to see. From that moment, I was hooked.
I have been to every subsequent Celebration, including Japan and Europe. I have grown up with Star Wars, as many of you have, and it is a big part of my life. Being only 13 and the only kid on set when I filmed Episode II, it was an amazing experience and one I will cherish forever. I got to fly a space ship, work with aliens, fight Jedi and much more. For me Star Wars has been one of the best things to happen to me and I look forward to going to each and every Celebration. Being able to share the love of Star Wars with tens of thousands of other fans at one place and time is a great thing. Thanks to all of you for making Star Wars such an important and fulfilling part of my life. I hope to see you at the upcoming Celebration VI in Orlando, Florida as well as all future Star Wars Celebrations!
FYI, at Celebration VI, I will be involved in 2 exciting panels: on Thursday August 23 at 1:30PM I will be a part of the “Fettastic” panel with Jeremy Bulloch, Temuera Morrison & Dicky Beer on the Celebration Stage in the Chapin Theater & on Saturday August 25 at 3:30PM I will be hosting the “Star Wars Fan Groups United” panel on the Fan Stage in room W311 ABCD. The commanding officers of The Dark Empire, The Jedi Assembly, The Mandalorian Mercs, The Rebel Legion, and The 501st Legion will be present. Hope to see you there! I will also be at the OfficialPix autograph area all 4 days. Stop by and say hello.