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The official logo for Celebration V

Celebration V, the seventh Celebration of the Star Wars saga (the fifth in the United States), was held in Orlando, Florida, United States, from August 12 to August 15, 2010.[1]

History of announcements[]

An alternate Celebration V logo

The first official mentions of the possibility of Celebration V came from Gen Con's post–Celebration IV online survey:

"We want to make future Celebrations bigger, brighter and more enjoyable."
―Gen Con Star Wars Celebration IV survey[src]
"20) If Celebration V is held in the spring of 2009, but is not held within driving distance of your city, how likely is it that you would attend?"
―Gen Con Star Wars Celebration IV survey[src]

Celebration V was rumored to be held in 2010, according to Steve Sansweet in an interview at DragonCon. Sansweet also had an interview with the Baltimore Business Journal in July 2008, in which he listed the possible cities to host the convention: Baltimore, Indianapolis, Chicago, Minneapolis, or Orlando.[2]

In July 2009, Hasbro announced a diorama contest in which the winner would have their work displayed at a Celebration in 2010. The Celebration was identified solely as "the 2010 Star Wars Celebration," though, not as Celebration V.[3]

At Comic-Con that same year, Steve Sansweet again mentioned Celebration V during the Star Wars Spectacular panel event. He said that it would likely be in summer 2010, possibly May 21–23.[4]

During October 2009, Spirit Halloween stores advertised a contest for Star Wars Celebration V, with a logo featuring Boba Fett. The winner of the Feel the Force contest would win an all-expenses-paid trip to Celebration V for them and three friends, as well as a free Ultimate Darth Vader costume.[5]


Star Wars Celebration V was officially announced on December 3, 2009. Tickets went on sale December 10, 2009. The event was held at the Orange County Convention Center from August 12 to 15 in Orlando, Florida. Many autograph sessions were also held. Celebration V was "star studded" as all others were, with notories including George Lucas, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher.


Official CV commemorative guide


Collecting Panels[]

  • Animation Collecting: "The Holiday Special" to The Clone Wars
  • Food Collectibles
  • The Empire Strikes Back in Trading Cards
  • The End of Star Wars Collecting?
  • Star Wars Patches
  • Partners In Collecting
  • Humorous Star Wars Items
  • Star Wars Collectibles Author Panel
  • Star Wars Collecting Podcasts
  • Star Wars Store Displays
  • Original Movie Props and Wardrobe Collecting
  • Vintage Star Wars Toys
  • Star Wars Collectors Social Hour
  • Star Wars Toy Prototypes
  • International Collecting Panel
  • Almost...From A Galaxy Far, Far Away
  • 30 Years of Empire Strikes Back Collecting

The Main Event[]

  • The Major Event of the Convention Weekend.
  • Hosted by Jon Stewart, former host of The Daily Show.
  • The Main Event was George Lucas being interviewed by Jon Stewart.
  • Fans were allowed to submit questions for the show.
  • Jon Stewart was made his own custom action figure with an extra head with a goatee.
  • Lucas discussed The Clone Wars, Star Wars in 3D, Star Wars Blu Ray, the new Star Wars animated show, and movie making, and officially named Obi-Wan Kenobi's planet Stewjon, after Jon Stewart.
  • Mark Hamill appeared to discuss his new deleted scene on the Blu-ray and to talk about The Empire Strikes Back
  • Carrie Fisher appeared to talk about The Empire Strikes Back
  • Hundreds of fans waited overnight to get into the Main Event


  • Thursday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Friday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Saturday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM (8:00 PM &ndash 1:00 AM: Last Tour to Endor)
  • Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Several events, including movie screenings and a Star Wars Insider presentation, took place after closing.

Celebration Store and Celebration V Exclusives[]


  • Unisex Celebration V Logo T-Shirt (available pre-convention)
  • Men's Boba Fett Jet Ski T-Shirt (available pre-convention)
  • Women's Boba Fett Jet Ski T-Shirt (available pre-convention)
  • Men's Tauntaun Logo polo
  • Hoth Brewing Company T-shirt
  • Darth Vader Deluxe Sith Lord T-Shirt
  • O-Lando T-shirt
  • Boba Fett Celebration Logo Zip hoodie
  • Endless Celebration T-shirt
  • Yoda Dagobah T-shirt
  • Adult Darth Gator T-shirt
  • Dark Side Lanes Bowling Shirt
  • Darth Vader Aloha Shirt
  • Women's "I love Scoundrels" T-shirt
  • Women's "I am not a committee" T-shirt
  • "I love you" "I know" T-shirt Set
  • Lightsaber Duel Light-Up Shirt
  • Darth Vader Chest Light-Up Shirt
  • Kids The Clone Wars Villans Shirt
  • Kids Deluxe Vader Sith Lord Shirt
  • Kid's Darth Gator Shirt
  • Kids The Clone Wars Heroes Shirt
  • Headless Han Solo T-shirt
  • Women's Headless Slave Leia T-shirt
  • Kids Rebel Pilot T-shirt
  • Ugnaught Baby Bodysuit and Bib
  • Classic Yoda Ears Retro Cap
  • Children's Cad Bane Cap
  • Boba Fett CV logo Cap
  • Celebration V logo Visor



  • Wampa Rug
  • C-3PO Backpack Buddy


Notes and references[]

  1. StarWars.com Lucasfilm and Reed Exhibitions are Proud to Announce Star Wars Celebration V on StarWars.com (content now obsolete; backup link)
  2. C5: News And Rumors (July 9, 2008) published by TheForce.net on www.theforce.net (archived from the original on April 14, 2016)
  3. Bring Star Wars: The Clone Wars to Life! published by Hasbro on hasbro.promotions.com (archived from the original on July 26, 2009)
  4. Star Wars Spectacular published by g4tv.com on g4tv.com (content obsolete and backup link not available)
  5. Celebration V Logo Revealed…Sort Of (September 22, 2009) published by TheForce.net on www.theforce.net (archived from the original on February 15, 2016)

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