Event Spotlight: Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017

  • By Christie Stapf | Thursday, April 6th, 2017
Event Spotlight: Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017

In a galaxy far, far away a saga that shaped a galaxy was born! Held at the Orange County Convention Center, Star Wars Celebration Orlando (SWCO) brings together mega fans to celebrate the 40-year epic sensation that is Star Wars.

From April 13-16, join thousands as they explore new galaxies and battle the Dark Side of the Force with exciting exhibits, screenings, exclusive merchandise, celebrity guests, panels, interactive events, and surprises all weekend long.

Read on for more weekend fun, and may the Force be with you!

Meet stars from across the galaxy

Hosting legendary cast members like Peter Mayhew and Anthony Daniels, as well as other Star Wars producers and directors like Kathleen Kennedy and Rian Johnson, this year’s SWCO lineup is out of this world! Don’t miss the opportunity to ask those burning questions you’ve been dying to hear the answers to, get your limited edition event day souvenir signed, and meet your favorite stars face-to-face by checking out SWCO’s official Autograph Hall and mobile app.

Join the Bounty Hunter’s Guild

Calling all bounty hunters! Legendary hunters Boba Fett, Aurra Sing, and Bossk are looking for the smartest and quickest trackers at SWCO to compete in one of three clue-solving free-for-alls. Teams of one to four will put their knowledge of the Force to the test, crack a Resistance code, solve a Sith puzzle, and more as they race to join the ranks of the galaxy’s most notorious bounty hunters. Have a few young Jedi looking to join your team? Don’t fret, Sunday’s hunt is geared towards teams with children. Sign up here!

Recreate the ILM Death Star

Join us in celebrating the 15th anniversary of Frank D’iorio’s Diorama Workshop. As one of SWCO’s longest running features, visitors of this exhibit will recreate the iconic ILM Death Star surface used to film Star Wars: A New Hope. This exhibit will also introduce a new partnership with Mattel, where builders can race Hot Wheel Car Ships down the 32-foot-long, 6 lane Death Star Trench Run. Don’t miss it!  

Find your Han Solo or Princess Leia

If the Rebels can destroy a death star in only eleven minutes, then you can find love in 15! That’s right, the highly anticipated Nerd Nite Speed Dating event returns to SWCO. With a legion of long-term couples, engagements, and marriages now in its regime, this heartfelt event highlights your passion for Star Wars as you find that special someone in your life. Tickets are going fast, so get yours now!

Remember, much like the Force… the memories you make at Star Wars Celebration Orlando will be with you, always! So don’t miss it!

“ReedPOP fans, Star Wars fans included, are extremely passionate about our events, and we want to provide the very best experience for them. When we open the gates on event day we want them set and ready to enjoy the show. ShowClix’s Event Operations team helps us give the fans the service they should have, and keeps lines moving quickly at the gate.”  – Mary Franklin, Global Event Director at ReedPOP