We’ll apparently there were some truth to the rumors! Star Wars is taking center stage at SCCC 2015! Hall H here we come and will we see the official full length trailer of Star Wars: ‘The Force Awakens’ ?
The power of the Force is coming to San Diego Comic-Con, and StarWars.com has your opening crawl for the megaevent’s Star Wars programming. Check out our guide below for information on panels that cover Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Hasbro’s latest action figures, new novels based on the original films, and much, much more. (If you can’t make it, don’t worry; visit StarWars.com for exclusive real-time liveblogs!)
The event takes place July 9-12 at the San Diego Convention Center, with Star Wars panels scheduled for Friday, July 10; look for some exclusive Star Wars: The Force Awakens products at SDCC, and be sure to check out EW.com tomorrow for details.
Friday, July 10, Star Wars Schedule
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
Lucasfilm released schedule:
Friday July 10, 2015
Star Wars Publishing 2015: 10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
A bestselling panel of authors will discuss their efforts to retell classic Star Wars stories for a younger generation of fans. Among the scribes will be Alexandra Bracken (the Darkest Minds series), Adam Gidwitz (A Tale Dark and Grim series), Tom Angleberger (The Star Wars Origami books), and Tony Diterlizzi (The Spiderwick Chronicles) in a Q&A led by Lucasfilm’s Mike Siglain. Their work spans from novels to storybooks and craft guides, exploring the characters and tales from the original trilogy.
Star Wars Publishing 2015: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Another panel on books, although the participants haven’t been announced yet. You can guess they’ll be from this line-up of titles, with more than 20 books about the new expanded universe of Star Wars slated for this fall. The conversation will also be moderated by Siglain, with writers from Del Rey and other licensee publishers discussing their work writing new stories about the galaxy far, far way.
Hasbro Star Wars: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
TOYS! The elves from Hasbro and Lucasfilm will open up their toybox and discuss the latest playthings, revealing some new products destined to be hot commodities at holidays and kids’ birthday parties for the coming year. (Check back here to EW.com for an exclusive reveal of some new The Force Awakens toys tomorrow, June 11.)
Star Wars Collectibles Update with Lucasfilm’s Anita Castellar: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
TOYS – but for big kids! Collectible manufacturers eFX, Gentle Giant Studios, Kotobukiya, and Sideshow Collectibles will be previewing the latest Star Wars creations for fans who prefer their toys in the “look, but don’t touch” category. Among the speakers will be Anita Castellar, whom Lucasfilm describes as “a self-professed Star Wars fangirl who manages licensing for “consumer electronics, automotives, and more.
ILM 40th Anniversary: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
A tribute to the visual effects house Industrial Light & Magic, which as born in 1975 from the production of the original Star Wars. Founded by George Lucas himself, the company has continued breaking new ground in the arena of cinematic wizardry for four decades, collecting 15 Academy Awards and leading to such commercial innovations as PhotoShop, which was created by ILM Visual Effects Supervisor John Knoll and his brother Thomas as a digital photo editing tool. The presentation will span its earliest days of miniature model work to today’s high-tech frontier.