UKG to attend Star Wars Celebration Europe II in Essen, Germany

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 00:00
Written by  Ginny Tait

Star Wars Celebration is a periodic fan gathering organised by Lucasfilm to bring fans of all ages together from all over the world to celebrate all things Star Wars. The next event will be Star Wars Celebration Europe II and will be held 26-28 July 2013 in Essen, Germany.

Dozens of UKG troopers are planning to attend this event and are looking forward to enjoying three fun-filled days of exhibits, screenings, exclusive merchandise, celebrity guests, panels, autograph sessions, fan organized activities plus much more. We are also looking forward to meeting and trooping with many of our 501st brothers and sisters from across Europe and further afield who will be attending.

Celebrations I to VI have been held in the USA covering a period from 1999 to 2012. The last and only time the event came to Europe was in 2007 when Celebration Europe I was held in London. So as you can see we have waited six years for it to come back to Europe and boy are we excited!

CE II will have many celebrity guests from the world of Star Wars. Below are just some of the Star Wars Royalty that have been confirmed:

Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher

Princess Leia Organa in the original Star Wars Trilogy and who is strongly rumoured be reprising the role in the new Star Wars Episode 7.

Jeremy Bulloch

Jeremy Bulloch

Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi and Captain Colton in Revenge of the Sith. (Jeremy is also a member of the UKG).


Warwick Davis

Wicket W. Warrick in Return of the Jedi, Wald in The Phantom Menace and the title lead in Willow. Warwick will be the celebrity host for the event.


Steve Sansweet

 President and Chief Executive of Rancho Obi-Wan Inc. which is a nonprofit museum in northern California housing the world's largest private collection of Star Wars Memorabilia. Some of this memorabilia will be on display at CE II. Steve has also written sixteen Star Wars books.

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Written by: Ginny Tait, UK Garrison PR Officer.

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