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Matt McGloin

Disney To Live-Stream Star Wars Celebration



Disney has announced that for the first time ever more than 30 hours of video will be live-streamed from this weekend's Star Wars Celebration taking place in Anaheim, California.

It's been reported the new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be shown during the event; J.J. Abrams and head of LucasFilm, Kathleen Kennedy, are confirmed to be a part of the panel that will kick things off. 

Coverage of Star Wars Celebration will be streamed live throughout the four-day event from a specially-designed Star Wars Cantina set located in the middle of the action on the convention floor.

The 30-plus hours of live-streamed footage will feature over a dozen panels and events, including discussions with actors Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, Ian McDiarmid, and several other performers associated with the Star Wars saga.

The Star Wars Fan Film Awards will also be live-streamed as well as the Smuggler’s Bounty radio drama; EA’s new Battlefront videogame; and several other events.

Exclusive clips from throughout Star Wars Celebration event will also be available on-demand from Verizon, allowing fans to celebrate Star Wars long after the live streams are over.

The live streaming begins at 10:00 a.m. PST, Thursday, April 16, on with the Celebration kickoff panel and continues with 30-plus hours of coverage through the closing ceremony on Sunday, April 19, beginning at 3:30 p.m. PST.

Cosmic Book News will have any Star Wars Celebration feeds, that are available to be posted, up on our site as well.

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has a December 18, 2015 release directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer.

Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer: