LucasFilm Reveals Full Programming Line-Up for San Diego Comic Con

Wednesday, 10 June 2015 - 3:21PM
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens
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Wednesday, 10 June 2015 - 3:21PM
LucasFilm Reveals Full Programming Line-Up for San Diego Comic Con
When it comes to Star Wars events, topping something like Star Wars Celebration Anaheim is always going to be tough, but LucasFilm aren't resting on their laurels, because they've just announced a whole series of Star Wars programs scheduled at this year's San Diego Comic Con. The Star Wars programming runs the gamut from insights into the new wave of Star Wars publishing right through to a special Star Wars: The Force Awakens event hosted by Kathleen Kennedy and JJ Abrams.

The Force Awakens event hasn't been given an exact time yet, but unsurprisingly it will be held in San Diego's famous Hall H. The announcement of Star Wars programming was accompanied with the news that SDCC exclusive merchandise will be available at the 4 day event, which starts July 8th at the San Diego Convention Center.

See below for a full list of programming, and don't forget that on Saturday at 8:30pm you can join Outer Places and our panel of NASA scientists, Psychologists, Weapons Experts and Star Wars Production designers in our Science of Star Wars' event in room 24ABC.

Friday 10th July


Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Hall H 
Lucasfilm president and producer Kathleen Kennedy, director J.J. Abrams, writer Lawrence Kasdan, and special guests provide a special look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars Publishing 2015, Part 1: 10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.; Room: 7AB
Join a dynamic, all-star, New York Times-bestselling panel of authors including Alexandra Bracken (the Darkest Minds series), Adam Gidwitz (A Tale Dark and Grim series), Tom Angleberger (The Origami Yoda series), and Tony Diterlizzi (The Spiderwick Chronicles) in conversation with Lucasfilm's Mike Siglain about the new Star Wars retellings for a younger generation of fans. From picture books to novels, these authors present A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi in perspectives that will change the way readers understand who these beloved characters are and how they became legends for legions of fans.

Star Wars Publishing 2015, Part 2: 11:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.; Room: 7AB 
Join a variety of authors as they talk about their upcoming projects from that galaxy far, far away. Moderated by Lucasfilm's Mike Siglain, authors from Del Rey and other publishers will participate in a discussion on writing stories for the exciting new future of the Star Wars universe.

Hasbro Star Wars, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Room: 7AB 
Join members of the Hasbro and Lucasfilm teams as they discuss the popular Hasbro Star Wars line. Attendees will get an in-depth look at Hasbro's latest action figure offerings, and word on the Holonet is there may also be a few surprises, including a special product reveal.

Star Wars Collectibles Update with Lucasfilm's Anita Castellar, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Room: 7AB 
Join eFX, Gentle Giant Studios, Kotobukiya, and Sideshow Collectibles for product development insights and exclusive previews of the latest in Star Wars collectibles. In attendance will be Anita Castellar, a self-professed Star Wars fangirl who manages licensing for hardline categories at Lucasfilm such as toys, collectibles, consumer electronics, automotives, and more.

ILM 40th Anniversary, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Room: 7AB 
For 40 years, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) has set the standard for visual effects, creating some of the most memorable images in the history of modern cinema. From advances in the photo chemical process, optical compositing, motion control, and models and miniatures - to the company's pioneering efforts in computer graphics, digital compositing, film scanning and recording, morphing, digital environments, performance capture, character animation and modern digital pipelines, ILM continues to break new ground in visual effects for film, television, themed attractions, and new forms of entertainment. The presenters will discuss the company's work from its earliest days and breakthroughs along the way.

Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition at San Diego Comic Con 2015 - Room and Time TBC For the first time, Star Wars joins forces with characters from across The Walt Disney Company in Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition – the next chapter in the best-selling hybrid toy/video game series. Fans are invited to the Disney Infinity Pop-Up Shop, located at the heart of Gaslamp District, for the opportunity to play as Ahsoka Tano, Luke Skywalker, Darth Maul or any of the Star Wars characters featured in Star Wars: Twilight of the Republic and Star Wars: Rise Against the Empire.
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