Star Wars Celebration III - Day 3

Today was the day that George Lucas graced Star Wars Celebration III with his presence.

It all began yesterday about 7:00 p.m. when my husband started to contemplate joining the line that was forming for Lucas' appearance at 8:45 the next morning. When he went down stairs to check it out, he was told that the line was going to be cleared at some point and no one would be allowed to line up until after midnight. So he and his friend took a quick cat nap from 8 o'clock until midnight because the knew they weren't going to get much sleep in line. When they got down there a little after 12 p.m. the line had already made it around the corner of the street. Oh wait, did I mention that there was a thunderstorm last night with temperatures hovering in the low 40's? Some time in the early morning, my husband was interviewed by Fox news and his friend was asked to provide the station with pictures of George Lucas.

After the Lucas appearance the three of us headed down to the Fan Club Lounge to catch a glimpse of Jake Lloyd, young Anakin Skywalker, from Episode I. We managed to get our picture (a crappy picture, but a picture no less) taken with him.

When we got through there, we walked to another room to watch the Kenny Baker (R2D2) and David Prowse (Darth Vader) interview, hosted by Warwick Davis.

Then it was off to the Episode III Spectacular. The spectacular consists of a long-version trailer and a Q&A with Rick McCallum, the Producer of Star Wars.

Today's Celebrity Hotel Sightings:
None :(

Photos of the Day:

Star Wars Celebration III - Day 2

Today we attended a fan club breakfast with celebrity guest Jay Laga'aia, Captain Typho. Unfortunately, the breakfast started at 6:00 a.m., way too early for me. The breakfast was ok, Jay was ok (I don't think he's a morning person), but I did get my picture with him and an autograph. Not to mention I avoided the whole standing in line outside of the building for hours thing. That was worth the price of the ticket right there. As we were leaving, we were given a pretty nice little gift bag too. Each bag was slightly different, but all had some pretty cool little Star Wars themed trinkets (a film cell from Return of the Jedi, animation cells from The Clone Wars, keychain, mousepad, etc).

Next, we hit "Star Wars the Musical". Kinda funny at times, but it really wasn't my thing.

We also saw the interview/Q&A with Ray Park a.k.a. Darth Maul. That was the highlight of the day for me. I have watched Episode I, but never realize how tiny he is in comparison to his co-stars. During his interview, he brought people up on the stage with him and showed off some of his martial art skills.

Today's Celebrity Hotel Sightings:
Kenny Baker - Actor, R2D2
Temuera Morrison - Actor, Jango Fett

Photos of the day: