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Star Wars Celebration Anaheim of 2022 was the fourteenth Celebration convention. It was held from May 26 to 29 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Originally scheduled for August 2730, 2020, it was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and rescheduled for the same location in 2022, the year marking the 45th anniversary of the Star Wars franchise.

History[]

The convention's original 2020 logo

Celebration Anaheim was announced as the next official Star Wars Celebration on the fourth day of 2019's Celebration Chicago.[3] It was originally scheduled to be held August 2730, 2020, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.[1] A trailer was released,[4] and tickets went on sale on June 21, 2019.[5]

In early 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic struck. As a result, Lucasfilm postponed Celebration Anaheim two years,[6] marking the first cancellation or postponement of any Celebration.[7][8] The convention was rescheduled for August 1821, 2022, at the same location. Fans who had already purchased tickets were offered a choice of either a refund or transferring their tickets to the new dates.[6]

On August 28, 2020, exclusive merchandise created for the convention was placed on sale at an online store, initially open only to those who had purchased tickets for the original dates of the convention. The store became open to the general public on August 31.[9] The merchandise store was opened again for early access on November 13, and to the general public on November 20.[10] Exclusive artwork and prints intended for the convention were placed on sale in an art show beginning December 15, 2020.[11]

On May 12, 2021, StarWars.com announced that the Celebration was being moved up from August, and would now be held May 2629, 2022.[2] Tickets went on sale on March 15, 2022, along with merchandise pre-orders for ticketholders.[12] The Celebration's first guests were announced on March 24.[13] The convention's first panel was announced on April 6,[14] and the full schedule was unveiled on April 27.[15]

Guests[]

Panels[]

May 26[]

  • Lucasfilm's Studio Showcase (11 AM-12:30 PM, Celebration Stage)[15]
  • Attack of the Chords: The Music of Episode II with David W. Collins (1-2 PM, Galaxy Stage)[15]
  • Lucasfilm Publishing: Stories From a Galaxy Far, Far Away (1-2 PM, Twin Suns Stage)[15]
  • Ian McDiarmid: An Audience with The Emperor (1:30-2:30 PM, Celebration Stage)[15]
  • Star Wars Collectibles Update with Lucasfilm's Brian Marten (2:30-4 PM, Twin Suns Stage)[15]
  • The High Republic: For Light and Life (3-4 PM, Galaxy Stage)[15]

May 27[]

  • Light & Magic (11 AM-12 PM, Celebration Stage)[18]
  • The Summer of LEGO Star Wars (12:30-1:30 PM, Galaxy Stage)[15]
  • Lucasfilm Publishing: Behind the Page (12:30-1:30 PM, Twin Suns Stage)[15]
  • Star Wars: Attack of the Clones 20th Anniversary Celebration (2-3 PM, Celebration Stage)[15]
  • Star Wars Merchandise Sneak Peek- Disney Parks & ShopDisney (2-3 PM, Twin Suns Stage)[15]
  • Go beyond the spires in Virtual Reality: Making of ILMxLAB's Tales from the Galaxy's Edge (3:30-4:30 PM, Galaxy Stage)[15]
  • Hasbro Star Wars Panel (3:30-4:30 PM, Twin Suns Stage)[15]
  • From a Galaxy Far, Far Away to a Disney Park Near You (4-5 PM, Celebration Stage)[15]
  • 35 Years of Star Tours Adventures with D23 (5-6 PM, Galaxy Stage)[15]
  • Let's Play Star Wars! – A Galaxy of Tabletop Games (5-6 PM, Twin Suns Stage)[15]
  • Behind the Audiobook: Making an Audio Original Star Wars Adventure [PRH Audio] (6:30-7:30 PM, Twin Suns Stage)[15]

May 28[]

May 29[]

Sources[]

Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 StarWars.com Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2020 Dates Announced on StarWars.com (backup link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 StarWars.com Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2022 Dates Changing on StarWars.com (backup link)
  3. SWYTlogo.png Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 Live Stream - Day 4 | The Star Wars Show LIVE! on the official Star Wars YouTube channel (backup link)
  4. SWYTlogo.png Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2020 Trailer on the official Star Wars YouTube channel (backup link)
  5. StarWars.com Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2020 Tickets On Sale Now! on StarWars.com (backup link)
  6. 6.0 6.1 StarWars.com An Update on Star Wars Celebration 2020 on StarWars.com (backup link)
  7. Ramos, Dino-Ray: Star Wars Celebration Canceled, Set To Return In 2022 (2020-06-16). Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on June 16, 2020.
  8. Murphy, J. Kim: Star Wars Celebration Canceled for First Time, Sets New Date for 2022 (2020-06-15). Variety. Archived from the original on June 16, 2020.
  9. StarWars.com Star Wars Celebration 2020 Exclusives Revealed on StarWars.com (backup link)
  10. StarWars.com New Star Wars Celebration Merch Heading to Our Galaxy on StarWars.com (backup link)
  11. StarWars.com Star Wars Celebration 2020 Art Show Revealed – Exclusive on StarWars.com (backup link)
  12. StarWars.com Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2022 Tickets Back On Sale Soon on StarWars.com (backup link)
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 13.8 StarWars.com Star Wars Celebration Anaheim Announces First Celebrity Guests on StarWars.com (backup link)
  14. StarWars.com Join Lucasfilm's Filmmakers and Special Guests for a Look at What's Coming Soon to a Galaxy Near You… on StarWars.com (backup link)
  15. 15.00 15.01 15.02 15.03 15.04 15.05 15.06 15.07 15.08 15.09 15.10 15.11 15.12 15.13 15.14 15.15 15.16 15.17 15.18 15.19 15.20 15.21 15.22 15.23 15.24 15.25 15.26 15.27 15.28 15.29 15.30 15.31 StarWars.com Check Out the Star Wars Celebration Anaheim Panel Schedule on StarWars.com (backup link)
  16. 16.00 16.01 16.02 16.03 16.04 16.05 16.06 16.07 16.08 16.09 16.10 16.11 16.12 16.13 16.14 StarWars.com Giancarlo Esposito, Joonas Suotamo, and More Confirmed for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2022 on StarWars.com (backup link)
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 17.6 StarWars.com Katee Sackhoff, Carl Weathers, Emily Swallow, and More Confirmed for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2022 on StarWars.com (backup link)
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 18.6 18.7 Celebration-favicon.png Panels on the Celebration Anaheim official website (backup link)
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 StarWars.com Fall In with Star Wars: The Bad Batch at Star Wars Celebration on StarWars.com (backup link)
  20. 20.0 20.1 StarWars.com Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni to Talk The Mandalorian at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2022 on StarWars.com (backup link)
  21. 21.0 21.1 Celebration-favicon.png Guests on the Celebration Anaheim official website (backup link)
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 StarWars.com Sam Witwer, Matt Lanter, and Katy O'Brian Set Course for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2022 on StarWars.com (backup link)
  23. 23.0 23.1 TwitterLogo.svg StarWars Celebration (@SW_Celebration) on Twitter: "Kelly Marie Tran and Billie Lourd join the Star Wars Celebration lineup 💫 Buy your tickets today and meet these awesome guests at the show! Buy tickets at SWCA22.com/BuyTickets Photo ops and autographs available at SWCA22.com/PhotoAuto" (backup link)
  24. TwitterLogo.svg StarWars Celebration (@SW_Celebration) on Twitter: "OfficialPix is proud to announce Ewan McGregor will be available for autographs & photo ops on Friday & Saturday only." (backup link)
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