Holy ewoks! I can't believe Star Wars Celebration VI is almost here! This is just my second Celebration and the first time I'll be attending all four days. In 2010 I arrived super early Saturday morning after taking a red-eye (I still feel guilty about falling asleep in a collector's panel that afternoon) and left Sunday right after the convention ended. This time around, I'm arriving super early Thursday. And drinking way more caffeine.
I've been drooling over the recently released schedule and picked what feels like a million panels to check out. Seriously, it looks like I could easily never step foot into the exhibit hall because there's so much going on. I wouldn't dare miss the chance to see exclusive art, toys, and all the loot in the dealer's room though. I'm especially looking forward to checking out the art show, the Rancho Obi-Wan experience (yeah, even though I've been), Her Universe's booth, and that just scratches the surface. We're not going to discuss how much show exclusive merchandise is going to be stuffed into my suitcase - I mean, there are Luke Bacta Tank pens for crying out loud!!
I'm very excited to see that Star Wars: The Clone Wars has a forceful (snicker) presence at the convention. The season five premiere is happening Friday night, and I wouldn't miss it. I'll be there to cover the red carpet, premiere, and press conference after and I'll sharing what I hear! And let me say, if you like the series, you'll be blown away by how it looks on the big screen. There are also panels for the voice talent, the tech behind the show, and on and on. I want to visit Kamino so I can make a clone of myself to attend all the panels happening at the same time.
Regardless of what I choose to see and do, I will definitely be trying my best to bring my experiences to those of you who can't attend. Sometimes my plans for coverage during conventions is ambitious. I have to take care of work for other sites first and if I can manage it, I'll post here too. Sometimes it has to wait until after the convention. That said, I hope to post some updates here - maybe even daily diaries from the convention (hopefully). We'll see. If all else fails, you can bet I'll be tweeting up a storm. Lots of quotes from panels, photos, pictures from the exhibit hall, costumes, you name it. I expect to kill my iPhone's battery every day, even with using my Mophie.
You'll be able to keep up with other convention coverage from me at The Official Star Wars Blog (I'll be covering several panels and the Clone Wars premiere for them), and I'll have a steady stream of photos going to Nerd Approved.
If you're attending, I hope to see you there!