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The official logo for Celebration Europe II

Celebration Europe II was a Star Wars Celebration fan convention held in Essen, Germany from July 26 to July 28, 2013[1]. It served as a followup to Celebration Europe, the first European official Star Wars convention, which was held in London in July 2007. Celebration Europe II was first announced at the Closing Ceremonies of Celebration VI (Orlando, Florida) on August 26, 2012. It was later confirmed on StarWarsCelebration.com, with the dates and place revealed. The event was hosted by Warwick Davis, who had portrayed the Ewok Wicket Wystri Warrick in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi.

Special events included a costume contest, a chance to receive an autograph and an opportunity to present ideas for LucasFilm regarding the events. In addition, bonuses received when preordering tickets to the event included a guide and an exclusive T-shirt with a sihlouette of Luke Skywalker's pose from Return of the Jedi. VIP status was issued for children who participated in the Jedi Academy attraction at Walt Disney World and graduated with the rank of Jedi Master. On July 18, it was announced that the Star Wars Tattoo section was returning, having previously appeared at Celebration Europe 2007 as part of the promotion of the coffee-table book The Force in the Flesh: Star Wars Inspired Body Art.

On July 19, the German branch of the Official Star Wars Fan Club was announced to be setting up for the event. The same day, Hasbro via San Diego Comic-Con 2013 unveiled new action figures that were to be issued at Celebration Europe II.

Events[]

Star Wars Celebrities[]

Continuous Celebration Experiences[]

Continuous Celebration Experiences were daily ongoing events taking place from 10:00 to 19:00 on Friday and Saturday, and from 10:00 to 17:00 on Sunday.

  • Celebration Experience
  • Star Wars Celebration Store
  • Celebration Autograph Hall by Official Pix
  • Star Wars Art Show, featuring exclusive art
  • Celebration Europe Tattoo Pavilion & Live Tattooing
  • Star Wars Family Area, continuous fun, crafts, projects, and classes for kids and their parents
  • Star Wars Sets and Props Photo Ops
  • The Rancho Obi-Wan Experience with Steve Sansweet
  • LEGO Interactive Building Area
  • Star Wars Fan Group Tables & Displays
  • R2-D2 Builders' Area with Demos & Star Wars Droids from many Countries
  • 501st Legion Garrisons from Germany, U.K., France, Hungary & more!
  • The Rebel Legion Exhibit & Photos, by the Rebel Legion Germany and U.K.
  • Worldwide Mandalorian Mercs Exhibit & Displays
  • Celebration Europe Bounty Hunt - Special Colletibles for the first 500 olayers each day!
  • VIP Lounge, for Jedi Master VIPs only (open from 9:00)

Celebration Europe Evening Events[]

On Friday, at 19:30, there was an outdoor screeening of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi in Grugapark next to the Messe Essen to mark the movie's 30th Anniversary. On Saturday evening, fans, exhibitors, and guests were invited to eat, drink, and have fun in Essen during the Celebration Europe Cantina Crawl. Officially scheduled between 19:00 and 23:00, the Celebration Europe Insider's Guide boasted Star Wars fun and activities were to last long into the night at several establishments in the city.

Schedule[]

Celebration Stage

Time Friday, July 26 Saturday, July 27 Sunday, July 28
10:30 - 11:30 Kathleen Kennedy: Her Celebration Premiere!
11:00 - 12:00 The Fett-Tastic Four
12:30 - 13:30 First Look: Star Wars Rebels Jabba's Palace Reunion
14:00 - 15:00 Doug Chiang & Iain McCaig Designing a Galaxy
14:30 - 15:30 Mark Hamill: The Jedi Returns
14:30 - 16:30 Celebration Europe Costume Masquirade with host Warwick Davis and Celebrity Judges
16:00 - 17:00 The Golden Hour with Anthony Daniels Celebration Europe Closing Ceremonies
18:00 - 19:00 Evening with the Emperor: Ian McDiarmid Straight talk from a Princess: Carrie Fisher

Collectors Stage

Time Friday, July 26 Saturday, July 27 Sunday, July 28
10:30 - 11:30 International Star Wars Fan Clubs with Gerald Home From World War to Star Wars with Cole Horton and Chris Trevas
12:00 - 13:00 French Merchandising & Marketing, 1977-1986 Making Star Wars Collectibles Collecting Star Wars Trading Cards
13:00 - 14:00 LEGO Star Wars Collect "La Guerra de las Galaxias" European Food Collectibles
14:00 - 15:00 Nordic Vintage Collectibles German Vintage Star Wars Toys Music Collectibles
15:00 - 16:00 Star Wars Collecting Book Authors Original Movie Props and Wardrobe Collecting Collecting Autographs
16:00 - 17:00 Changing Collecting Interests Rancho Obi-Wan International Star Wars
17:30 - 18:30 Star Wars Collectibles with Lucasfilm's Chris Spitale
17:30 - 19:00 Restored! The Lost Michael Parbot Documentary

Digital Stage

Time Friday, July 26 Saturday, July 27 Sunday, July 28
9:30 - 10:00 David W. Collins Interviews
10:30 - 13:00 Star Wars: Attack of the Clones in 3D Celebration Europe Exclusive
11:00 - 13:30 Star Wars: Attack of the Clones in 3D Celebration Europe Exclusive
13:30 - 14:30 Lost Secrets from Return of the Jedi
12:30 - 15:00 Star Wars: Attack of the Clones in 3D Celebration Europe Exclusive
14:00 - 15:00 Master of Sound: Ben Burtt
15:00 - 16:00 Women in Star Wars with Ashley Eckstein, Femi Taylor, & more
15:30 - 16:30 501st Legion: The Best Mission in the Galaxy! The Art of Doug Chiang
17:00 - 19:00 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Exclusive Darth Maul Theatrical Arc Star Wars: The Clone Wars Eclusive Darth Maul Theatrical Arc

Behind-The-Scenes Stage

Time Friday, July 26 Saturday, July 27 Sunday, July 28
10:30 - 11:30 What's New at Hasbro
12:00 - 13:00 The Art of Iain McCaig
12:30 - 13:30 The Holocron 101 with Lucasfilm's Leland Chee
13:30 - 14:30 Ben Burtt
13:30 - 15:30 Tattoo Spectacular - Celebration Europe Star Wars Tattoo Competition. Celebrity Judges Randy Stradley, Iain McCaig, and Shane Turgeon.
14:00 - 15:00 Stump the Experts with Anthony Daniels
15:00 - 16:00 Secrets of Star Wars: The Clone Wars
15:30 - 17:00 return of the Jedi Creature History with Michael Carter, Gerald Home, Tim Rose, Simon Williamson
16:00 - 19:00 Star Warriors Screening Hosted by Steve Sansweet & Pablo Hidalgo
17:30 - 18:30 Dave Filoni: Masters' Challenge with PAblo Hidalgo & Leland Chee

Star Wars University Lecture Hall

Time Friday, July 26 Saturday, July 27 Sunday, July 28
10:30 - 11:30 Droid Building on a Budget
11:30 - 12:30 Droid Building 101
12:00 - 13:30 Star Wars Trivia Challenge with TeeKay-421!
12:30 - 13:30 Advanced Electronics for Droids
13:00 - 14:00 Save the Lars Homestead Project
13:30 - 14:30 Meet the Mandalorian Mercs
14:00 15:00 Star Wars Combine
14:30 - 15:30 Star Wars and Mythology
15:00 - 16:00 Darth Maul: The Phantom Make-Up
16:00 - 17:00 Drawing with the Master: Iain McCaig
16:30 - 17:30 Master's Drawing Class with Doug Chiang
17:30 - 18:30 Meed the Good Guys of the Rebel Legion
18:00 - 19:00 Star Wars Insider Magazine

Exhibitor items[]

The following items were exclusively available at the exhibitor's booths at Celebration Europe II.

Exhibitor Item Category Description
Attakus Collection represented by Automax Exclusive Commander Cody Bronze Painted Statue Toys Attakus continues its celebration of George Lucas' universe with Commander Cody, the most popular clone in the galaxy! He comes super-detailed right down to every last blaster mark and alien lettering on his armor. Commander Cody “Ready to fight”, with a menacing DC-15S blaster rifle, Cody is suited for combat! He is 40cm (15.8") tall. For the Star Wars Celebration Attakus presents a special bronze painted Version. Limited to only 99 Ex.
Hasbro Deutschland GmbH Star Wars Black Series 6" Figure Pack Boba Fett & Han Solo in Carbonite Collectibles The notorious bounty hunter Boba Fett prepares to deliver the carbon-frozen Han Solo to Jabba the Hutt. Re-create the moment when Boba Fett delivered Han Solo, frozen in carbonite, to the evil Jabba the Hutt with these Boba Fett and Han Solo in Carbonite figures! Boba Fett figure comes armed with blaster.
Miracle Images Verlags GmbH - OSWFC Jocasta Nu Action Figures Jocasta Nu was a female Human who served, together with Jedi-Master Yaddle, as the Chief Librarian of the Jedi-Temple and also as steward of the Jedi Archives. This exclusive Actionfigure is limited in Germany to 1.977 copies. You can get it through all three days of Star Wars Celebration Europe at our booth. This true collectors item comes with a Count Dooku bust in a very attractive book packaging with our exclusiv sticker on it. Special Star Wars Celebration Europe price is EUR 15,00.
Disney Club Penguin Inflatable lightsaber competition giveaway Collectibles Inflatable lightsaber competition giveaway. Prize for kids playing a Club Penguin Star Wars Takeover minigame and achieving a Hi-Score!
Topps Deutschland GmbH Limited Edition Trading Cards Trading Cards Just available at the Star Wars Celebration! Come to the Topps-booth and get your Limited Edition-card of the new "Force Attax Clone Wars 4"-series. An amazing collectible is waiting for you. Get further Limited Edition cards: Find another Limited Edition in the new Force Attax-tin and play against the Force Attax-Master to get the amazing lightsabre-card of the "Force Attax Movie 2"-collection.
Topps Deutschland GmbH Topps Print Me Trading Cards This is your chance! Create your own Force Attax-Trading Card with your own image and your individual values. If you come to the Topps-booth you will see the amazing new trading cards. No doubt - then you want to have your own card as well. Take a picture and create your own card. Afterwards you will get your card sent to your home.
Toy Palace GmbH 12" Yak Face POTF Jumbo Kenner Figure Toys This classic Kenner creation comes packaged on a 1985 European Tri-Logo-inspired blister card, featuring original artwork in a re-sealable plastic outer clam shell to help protect and display! First day of sale will be the 26th July, 2013 on the Celebration Europe II in Essen. Available exclusively at the Toy Palace booth 700 for EUR 80,- whilst supply lasts. All Tri-Logo Yak Face figures will now have a special "Toy Palace - Celebration Europe Exclusive" sticker on it's blisters.

Merchandise[]

Apparel[]

  • Star Wars: Rebels exclusive T-shirt
  • "I [heart] Scoundrels" T-shirt
  • Return of the Jedi 30th Anniversary T-shirt
  • Vader/Palpatine 2016 Limited Edition T-Shirt
  • Hoth Blue Milk Brewing Company Limited Edition T-Shirt
  • Die Modal Nodes: Oktoberfest Cantina Band Limited Edition T-Shirt
  • Princess Leia "I Love You" Limited Edition Women's T-Shirt
  • Animated Ewoks Limited Edition Women's T-Shirt
  • Han Solo "I Know" Limited Edition T-Shirt
  • Bossk's Bail Bonds Limited Edition T-Shirt
  • Mos Eisley Spaceport Limited Edition T-Shirt
  • Animated Droids Limited Edition T-Shirt
  • Darth Vader Sihlouette Limited Edition T-Shirt
  • Jabba's Palace Maintenance Crew Limited Edition T-Shirt
  • Luke Skywalker Sihlouette Limited Edition T-Shirt
  • Speederbike Autobahn Limited Edition T-Shirt
  • Basic logo T-shirt
  • Blue Harvest Logo Trucker Hat
  • Celebration Europe Boba Fett Hoodie
  • Celebration Europe Logo Hat
  • Football Jerseys
  • Jawas Party T-Shirt
  • Kids Droids T-shirt
  • Kids logo T-shirt
  • Kids Oktoberfest Cantina Band T-shirt
  • R2-D2 baby bodysuit and cap
  • Rebel Alliance and Galactic Empire Football Scarf
  • Return of the Jedi Vintage T-Shirt
  • Vader Knight Woodcut T-Shirt
  • Vaderhosen T-shirt
  • Yoda's Logo T-shirt
  • Sith Lord Custom Speeders Limited Edition T-Shirt (Tatooine)

Bags and Totes[]

  • Cantina Band Canvas Tote Bag
  • Celebration Europe Messenger Bag
  • Celebration Europe Retro Travel Bag
  • Celebration Europe Reusable Shopping Bag
  • Galactic Empire Backpack
  • Rebel Alliance Drawstring Bag
  • Speeder Bike Autobahn Tablet Cover

Drink containers[]

  • Cloud City Sky Bar Logo Bottle Opener
  • Football Club Pilsner Glasses
  • McQuarrie Concept Vader Castle Beer Stein
  • Oktoberfest Cantina Band Coffee Mug
  • Outlander Club Logo Shot Glass
  • Star Wars Bar Logo Coaster Set
  • Hoth Blue Milk Brewing Company Limited Edition Mug
  • Mos Eisley Spaceport Limited Edition Pint Glass

Other collectibles[]

  • Star Wars Alphabet Edition Woven throw blanket
  • Vintage Star Wars Action Figure Case Art Limited Edition Magnet Set
  • Attakus Resin Figurines
  • Celebration Europe Death Star Football
  • Celebration Europe Lanyard
  • Coat of Arms Keychains
  • Death Star Paper Lantern
  • Endor Speeder Bike Floaty Pen
  • Funko Droids-Style Boba Fett POP Vinyl Figure
  • Minti-Chlorians Breath Mints
  • Return of the Jedi Heroes and Villains Magnets
  • Star Wars Alphabet sticker sheet
  • Talking Tauntaun plush
  • Vintage Reproduction Plush Baby Ewok (Comes in gray and yellow)

Pins and Patches[]

  • Basic Logo Pin
  • Blue Harvest Logo Patch
  • Celebration Europe Logo Patch
  • Coat of Arms Logo Patches
  • Star Wars Celebration Europe Commemorated Badge Set
  • Football Club Patches
  • Return of the Jedi 30th Anniversary Patch
  • Star Wars Coat of Arms Four-Patch Set

Posters and Printed Material[]

  • Celebration Autobahn Silk Screened Poster
  • Celebration Europe Commemorative Guide
  • Celebration Europe Postcard Set
  • Star Wars Alphabet Poster
  • Vader Castle Lithograph
  • Vader Woodcut Hand Cut Letterpress Poster

Sources[]

Notes and references[]

  1. Star Wars Celebration Europe Insider's Guide

External links[]

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