There are two pieces of Star Wars news that I want to share with you. Both are from Reed Pop, which is why I’m combining them.
The first has to do with Star Wars Day. On Monday, May the 4th, a virtual Star Wars celebration of sorts will be held. It’s actually two days, so Revenge of the 5th will be celebrated as well. There are live tweets of some of the movies and shows, Q & A sessions with the incredible Ashley Eckstein (I’m a huge fan of hers) and Vanessa Marshall, and plenty of other surprises. It sounds like it’s going to be a lot of fun! You can learn more information at supercon20.com/force or emcity2020.com/force.
The other bit of information has to do with the fan convention Star Wars Celebration, which is scheduled to take place in Anaheim this coming August. An announcement has been made on the website that states that at this time they do intend to hold it. You can see the announcement here. I’m also posting it below. It is a direct copy and paste from the Star Wars Celebration website.
Greetings Star Wars Celebration Fans,
We wanted to give all of you an update on Star Wars Celebration in light of the COVID-19 virus.
At Star Wars Celebration, the health and safety of our fans, attendees, exhibitors, guests and staff is our number one priority. Given global developments related to the COVID-19 virus, we want to share some of the steps Star Wars Celebration is taking to actively and continuously monitor the situation.
We are in contact with the city of Anaheim, the Anaheim Visitors Bureau, and the Anaheim Convention Center. We are committed to ensuring that our event plans meet or exceed the latest public health guidance, including that of local and state authorities as well as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
This is a very dynamic situation, with a rapidly changing landscape. While the opening day of Celebration is still four months away, we are actively assessing the most up to date information and following all directions from federal, state and local public health authorities regarding large public gatherings in the state of California. In the event that we postpone or cancel Star Wars Celebration we will offer all fans the option to either transfer their tickets to the new event dates or receive a full refund of their ticket order.
Additional announcements about the status of the event will be made in the coming weeks as we review the most up to date guidance from state and local health authorities. We know how much Star Wars Celebration means to all of you, and we will make every effort to give you as much advance notice as possible regarding any changes to our plans.
May the Force be with you!
The Star Wars Celebration Team