EUCantina’s Celebration V Coverage Schedule

Updated: August 10 On August 12, Star Wars fans from across the globe will gather in Orlando, Florida for Star Wars: Celebration 5. With great expectation that some awesome Expanded Universe announcements could come at CV, EUCantina provides multiple ways to get the news as it breaks. We have listed our current Celebration V coverage schedule below. You can use the schedule from home to know when the best times are to check for new updates. If you are attending the convention, you can expect to see EUCantina staff members at the panels on the list. Click the jump to read the full schedule. The schedule will be updated with more panels before CV. Get Star Wars Celebration 5 updates from the panels as they happen by following @EUCantina on Twitter.

Thursday -

  • 12:00 - 1:00: Dark Horse Star Wars Comics (Behind-the-Scenes Stage, W414 ABCD)

Hear what's new and exciting on the Star Wars horizon from Dark Horse Comics.

  • 12:30 - 1:30: The Clone Wars VFX (Star Wars Classroom and Lecture Hall, W300)

The magic of bringing the big screen to the small screen with The Clone Wars CG Supervisor Joel Aron

  • 1:30 - 2:30: Exploring the Star Wars Galaxy with the Essential Guides (Behind-the-Scenes Stage, W414 ABCD)

Featuring authors Jason Fry, Pablo Hidalgo, Helen Keier, Dan Wallace, and Ryder Windham along with artists Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas, and Del Rey editor Erich Schoeneweiss. The panel will discuss writing and illustrating the previous Essential Guide titles as well as providing exciting news on upcoming titles.

  • 2:30 - 3:30: Celebrating Celebration! (Celebration Stage, Chapin Theater)

Lucasfilm's fan relations head Steve Sansweet hosts a potpourri of Celebration V goodness, giving an overview of what's in store at this event put on by fans for fellow fans. You never know who's going to show up on stage, do a little song and dance, make you laugh--or hide your head in mock shame. Still trying to decide what activities to take in? This presentation may help. Steve has come on stage in the past as a shorts-wearing stormtrooper in clogs and an Ewok. How will he embarrass himself this time? Come and share the fun!

  • 3:30 - 4:30: The Making of The Jedi Path (Star Wars Classroom and Lecture Hall, W300)

Author Dan Wallace along with artists Chris Trevas and Chris Reiff; book designer Rosanna Brockley; and editor Delia Greve discuss the original idea for the book, how the vision evolved -- and how the text, illustrations, and special features were developed together.

  • 5:00 - 6:00: Star Wars: The Clone Wars Evolution (Digital Stage, Valencia A)

There's more than the magic behind creating the look of each episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the award-winning television series, and they grow richer and more technically complex each season. Supervising Director Dave Filoni and CG Supervisor Joel Aron show how the series has evolved technically, and how it continues to grow and change.

  • 6:30 - 7:30: The Complete Vader (Star Wars Classroom and Lecture Hall, W300)

Authors Ryder Windham and Pete Vilmur discuss the making of this gorgeous, special hardcover book. What went into the research, the collectibles, and into gathering everything one could ever want to know about the Dark Lord of the Sith.

Friday -

  • 10:30 - 11:30: Sounds of Star Wars Panel with Ben Burtt (Behind-the-Scenes Stage, W414 ABCD)

The Sounds of Star Wars is an aurally astonishing and visually engaging upcoming book written byNew York Times best-selling author J. W. Rinzler. Award-winning sound designer Ben Burtt, who created the iconic sounds of the Star Wars Saga, will talk about this soon-to-be released volume, and its behind-the-scenes stories, photographs and sound clips.

  • 12:30 - 1:30: The Force Unleashed II (Digital Stage, Valencia A)

Fans will get an explosive look at a demo of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, the sequel to 2008's blockbuster best-seller. LucasArts' Matt Omernick and Brett Rector will debut a fan favoriteStar Wars character and demonstrate now-fugitive Starkiller's devastating force powers in an exclusive look at this galaxy-altering game.

  • 2:00 - 3:00: The Art and Writing of Star Wars: The Old Republic (Digital Stage, Valencia A)

Drew Karpyshyn (Principal Writer, BioWare), Hall Hood (Senior Writer, BioWare), Arnie Jorgensen (Lead Concept Artist, BioWare) and Clint Young (Senior Concept Artist (Environments), BioWare) discuss what goes into creating the art and story in Star Wars: The Old Republic, the upcoming story-driven massively-multiplayer online role-playing game in development by BioWare and LucasArts. As an added bonus, Clint and Arnie will be creating an entirely original piece of concept art live during the panel, giving attendees a rare and exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the creative process . Don't miss your chance to speak first-hand with the developers!

  • 2:30 - 3:30: Return of the Jedi! Mark Hamill (Celebration Stage, Chapin Theater)

Mark Hamill, the actor who portrayed Luke Skywalker, will be on the stage for a first-ever U.S. Celebration appearance.

  • 4:30 - 5:30: The Clone Wars: The Dark Side Clouds Everything (Behind-the-Scenes Stage, W414 ABCD)

The Clone Wars Supervising Director Dave Filoni, with host Pablo Hidalgo, discuss The Clone Warstime period, the politics, the Jedi, Ahsoka Tano, the clones, Mandalorians, and the future of series as it moves closer toward the dark times of the Empire.

  • 6:00 - 7:00: Discover the Atlas: Star Wars: The Essential Atlas (Behind-the-Scenes Stage, W414 ABCD)

Andrew Lupi from EUCantina, along with authors Jason Fry, Daniel Wallace, and Pablo Hidalgo, artists Chris Trevas and Chris Reiff, and publisher Erich Schoeneweiss discuss Star Wars: The Essential Atlas.

Saturday -

  • 11:00 - 12:00: The Main Event (Celebration Stage, Chapin Theater)

Live, on-stage interview with Saga creator George Lucas hosted by The Daily Show's Jon Stewart. The candid conversation will spark a discourse sure to shed light on the storied history of the Star Wars Saga -- from its past to its future, with insider insights about the many steps along the way. A self-proclaimed lover of Lucas' "galaxy far, far away," Stewart brings a fan sensibility to the interview, aiming to focus on areas of interest to the many diverse and devoted groups that have helped Star Wars endure for more than thirty years.

  • 12:30 - 1:30: What's coming from Del Rey (Star Wars Classroom and Lecture Hall, W300)

Join the editors from Del Rey as they discuss current and upcoming Star Wars books.

  • 1:30 - 2:30: Fate of the Jedi Authors and Series (Behind-the-Scenes Stage, W414 ABCD)

Join authors Aaron Allston, Christie Golden, Troy Denning, and Del Rey editor Shelly Shapiro as they discuss the New York Times bestselling series Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi.

  • 2:30 - 3:30: Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season Three Revealed (Digital Stage, Valencia A)

Don't miss Supervising Director Dave Filoni and CG Supervisor Joel Aron as they share the behind-the-scenes story, special sneak peeks, and awesome footage from the upcoming season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

  • 4:30 - 5:30: Dark Horse & Del Rey: Knight Errant (Behind-the-Scenes Stage, W414 ABCD)

Dark Horse Comics and Del Rey Books are collaborating to tell all new Star Wars stories in a previously unexplored timeframe, with author John Jackson Miller (Knights of the Old Republic comic series, and the Lost Tribe of the Sith novellas) at the writing helm. Join Miller to hear more about this exciting new series, that takes place during The Old Republic era.

  • 6:00 - 7:00: Star Wars: The Clone Wars Behind the Microphone (Celebration Stage, Chapin Theater)

Join Ashley Eckstein, Matt Lanter, Cat Taber, Jaime King, Tom Kane, James Arnold Taylor and Dee Bradley Baker -- the talented voice actors of the award-winning series Star Wars: The Clone Wars - for an entertaining hour of behind-the-scenes talent and audience fun.

Sunday -

  • 2:30 - 3:00: Fandom in 140 Words or Less (Star Wars Classroom and Lecture Hall, W300)

Join Mandy Bulat, from the popular blog TheAdorkable.Net, and Eric Geller, Social Media Director for TheForce.Net, for a discussion about the impact of social media on Star Wars fandom. Joining Mandy and Eric will be a stellar cast of popular social media experts. The panel will focus on the rise of the Star Wars "new media" -- live-blogging and tweeting.

  • 3:30 - 4:30: Star Wars: The Clone Wars Behind the Microphone (Celebration Stage, Chapin Theater)

Join Ashley Eckstein, Matt Lanter, Cat Taber, Jaime King, Tom Kane, James Arnold Taylor and Dee Bradley Baker -- the talented voice actors of the award-winning series Star Wars: The Clone Wars - for an entertaining hour of behind-the-scenes talent and audience fun.

About the Author

Austin Blankenship is the webmaster of EUCantina. He is a host of our official podcast, EUCast, and also founded our sister website, Austin helped turn EUCantina from a forum into a website in 2007, and continues to operate the site and the EUC social media accounts. Austin works as a librarian in a small town above Atlanta, Georgia.