Today was the third and final day of the Star Wars Celebration Europe event in London, and they really saved the best to last. In the build up to the hugely popular final panel, there was plenty on offer to keep even the most exhausted Star Wars fan happy.
Panel – Carrie Fisher: The Princess Diaries
Trumping even Anthony Daniels on the bizarreness levels, Carrie Fisher (with her equally loving and loved pet dog Gary Fisher) joined Warwick Davis on stage for an hour-long interview. Or so we thought. The real star of the show was Gary, and at times I wasn’t sure which one Warwick was having more time keeping an eye on.
Exhibition – ILM X LAB: Trials on Tatooine
This exhibit was a VR experience that was exactly what it says on the tin. Clearly this technology is in its infancy in terms of how general public will interact with what they see on the headset goggles, but it was a fun way to spend 15 minutes and provided a glimpse of the fun to come.
If someone can work out an affordable way to put it in everyone’s living room they’ll make a lot of money.
Panel – The Future Filmmaker Discussion
There was so much discussed here that I put it in a separate article. Well, two actually with a third on the way.
Panel – Closing Ceremony
And with that, Warwick Davis concluded the proceedings and the mad dash to the exit doors commenced.
For a lifelong Star Wars fan, this weekend was a dream come true and if you can afford it it’s something you should try at least once.
Thank you for reading. May the force be with you.