Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

OK, it was actually Saturday at Excel, London. I was up in the big smoke to take part in Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016 and I have to say I was a little bit over-excited when I got off the DLR at Custom House…

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This was the sight that greeted me when I arrived at the Egmont stand – a giant cardboard AT-AT (And if you think that’s big, then check out the TIE Fighter wings in the background!)

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The first order of the day was the Star Wars Publishing panel, with me; my fellow Adventures in Wild Space author, Tom Huddlestone; our editor Emil Fortune; awesome authors Jason Fry and Brandon Alinger; Dorling Kindersley publishing director Simon Beecroft; Matt Martin of the Lucasfilm Story Group; Jonathan Wilkins, editor of Star Wars Insider; and Matthew Siglain, Creative Director of Lucasfilm Publishing.

This was the audience…

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And here we are discussing Adventures in Wild Space…

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The panel over (and trust me there are some books coming out that I really need to get!) I went for a wander and saw Landspeeders…

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Snowtroopers…

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Stormtrooper action figures galore…

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Tusken Raiders…

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A giant TIE Fighter…

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An IG series droid…

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And lots and lots of cool LEGO…

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Then it was over to the family area, where Tom and I led a children’s talk, ending in an awesome roaring competition (the children roaring, not me and Tom!) and followed by a signing…

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Our authorly duties fulfilled, I made sure I visited the one area I wanted to see – the Rogue One costumes, where I was met first of all by Director Krennic’s uniform…

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Deathtroopers…

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Something that isn’t a moon…

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Krennic’s shuttle…

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The fantastic looking TIE Striker (yes, I’m already imagining the toy in my study!)

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The AT-ACT Cargo Walker…

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Stormtroopers…

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And Shoretroopers…

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OK, now I’m even more excited for the film.

So, all in all, a brilliant day. A big thank you to Lucasfilm, Egmont and my partner in Wild Space, Tom.

Now, it’s all systems go to get ready for SDCC!

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