This information has changed. Here’s the updated panel, from the press release.
ILMxLAB’s Star Wars Celebration panel line up has changed. We are excited to announce Matthew Wood, voice of Mubo, is joining on stage. Our final panelists are: Matthew Wood (Mubo), Jose Perez III (director), Alyssa Finley (producer), Marissa Martinez-Hoadley (manager of quality assurance), and Ross Beeley (writer). Holly Frey will moderate.
Part of the fun of Star Wars Celebration is attending the different panels. They come in all shapes and sizes, and there is something for every Star Wars fan!
I love it when a panel has a tie-in to Walt Disney World. One that I’m excited about is called Go Beyond the Spires in Virtual Reality: Making of the ILMxLAB’s Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge. It will hopefully take us inside the virtual reality attraction at Disney Springs in a whole new way!
To make the panel even more exciting, Bobby Moynihan of Saturday Night Live fame is going to join the panel! He voices Seezelslak. A second panel will feature the women behind ILMxLAB. Here’s the official press release for both panels.
BOBBY MOYNIHAN TO JOIN ILMxLAB PANELISTS JOSE PEREZ III AND MORE AT STAR WARS CELEBRATION THIS MAY
The panel, moderated by Holly Frey, will dive into the making of Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – May 11, 2022. This May at Star Wars Celebration, Lucasfilm’s immersive entertainment studio ILMxLAB is giving fans an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at how their latest virtual reality adventure, Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge, came together.
Bobby Moynihan, who voices Seezelslak, will be joining the panel with Jose Perez III, director of the experience, in addition to other key talent that brought the experience to life.
Title: Go Beyond the Spires in Virtual Reality: Making of ILMxLAB’s Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge
Description: Take a look behind the curtains with the creators of Star Wars: Tales from The Galaxy’s Edge, the virtual reality experience that transports you to the outskirts of Black Spire Outpost, lets you visit Seezelslak’s Cantina, and explore the wilds of Batuu.
Panelists: Bobby Moynihan (Seezelslak), Jose Perez III (Director), Alyssa Finley (Producer), Ross Beeley (Writer), Marissa Martinez-Hoadley (Quality Assurance Lead)
Host: Holly Frey
Date, Time, and Stage: Friday, May 27th at 3:30PM PT on the Galaxy Stage
Additionally, key talent from ILMxLAB will join together on the University Stage on Saturday afternoon of the conference for an intimate conversation about their paths to a galaxy far, far away.
Title: Step Inside Our Stories: Careers & Journeys of the Women at ILMxLAB
Description: Women from experience design, gameplay engineering, quality assurance and development operations speak about their career journeys at Lucasfilm and ILMxLAB, working in the interactive space, and their roles and projects at ILMxLAB.
Panelists: Marissa Martinez-Hoadley, Emily Burch, Karessa Bowens, Rachel Radeztsky
Host: Jenny Ely
Date, Time, and Stage: Saturday, May 28th at 12:30PM PT on the University Stage
Voiced by Bobby Moynihan, Seezelslak is the Azmuel owner of his cantina, perched just on the outskirts of Black Spire Outpost. He’s the kind of barkeep that will spend an hour talking your ear off. And he really doesn’t like porgs.
ABOUT STAR WARS: TALES FROM THE GALAXY’S EDGE
Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge gives players the opportunity to live their own adventure and explore a new part of a galaxy far, far away in virtual reality. The original story will feature both new and iconic characters from the Star Wars universe with multiple styles of gameplay and difficulty settings to accommodate a wide variety of players, from Star Wars fans to VR gamers alike.
Primarily taking place between Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on the planet of Batuu, the adventure is set on the outskirts of Black Spire Outpost of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the epic new land at Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
ILMxLAB is Lucasfilm’s award-winning immersive entertainment studio, pioneering a new era of interactive storytelling through virtual and mixed reality experiences. Working with acclaimed creators and designers, ILMxLAB creates living worlds, inviting you to step inside and become the hero of your own personal adventure. For more information, visit ILMxLAB.com.