If you cannot get enough of The Mandalorian, Andor and all things set in a galaxy far, far away, then you should not be missing out on the annual Star Wars Celebration.
This year there is plenty of Star Wars content to look forward to, including the upcoming launch of Ahsoka and the rest of The Mandalorian, which is currently rolling out episodes. This event is the place to hear all the latest news and announcements about these titles and more.
Whilst the Star Wars Celebration will be an in-person event, there is a way to tune into the panels and news as they happen. Here is everything you need to know.
When is the Star Wars Celebration?
Star Wars Celebration kicks off on Friday 7 April 2023 and finishes on Monday 10 April 2023. There will be panels and events across all four days of the convention.
You can get a taste of what is to come with the video below:
How to watch Star Wars Celebration panels
The Star Wars Celebration will be taking place at the ExCeL in London, UK. If you are lucky enough to live near there (or have no qualms about getting there on short notice), then some limited tickets are still available – so you can get all the in-person perks of cons such as photo ops, autographs and fan meet-ups.
For those without tickets, never fear. You will be able to catch all the latest news via the Star Wars Celebration LIVE! video stream, which will be broadcast on the official Star Wars YouTube channel.
We don’t know which panels specifically will be livestreamed, but the event will include “colorful commentary, surprise celebrity guests, and exclusive interviews”, so its certainly worth a watch.
What panels and news will be at the Star Wars Celebration?
We will almost certainly be getting news about Ahsoka, as there is a whole panel dedicated to it – and rumours of a fall release date have been circulating. We could also get an announcement of season four of The Mandalorian, and perhaps some updates on the second season of Andor.
The Direct has reported rumours of three new Star Wars movies that could be announced. If that were to happen, we would expect it to be during Lucasfilm’s Studio Showcase. We may also find out if The Bad Batch is returning for more.
You can see the full schedule of the event here. Below are some of the most anticipated panels of Star Wars Celebration, and what time they will be taking place (though we don’t know if all of these will be livestreamed):
Friday 7 April 2023
- Lucasfilm’s Studio Showcase – 11am BST/6am ET
- The Making of Andor Season One (with Tony Gilroy and Diego Luna) – 3pm BST/10am ET
Saturday 8 April 2023
- Ahsoka (with Dave Filoni, Jon Favreau, and special guests) – 11am BST/6am ET
- Star Wars: The High Republic – 1pm BST/8am ET
- 40 Years of Return of the Jedi (with Ming-Na Wen) – 2pm BST/9am ET
- Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures Screening – 3pm BST/10am ET
- Clone Wars – 15 Year Anniversary Panel (with Dave Filoni and guests) – 5:30pm BST/12:30pm ET
Sunday 9 April 2023
- Villains of the Sequel Trilogy (with Ian McDiarmid, Andy Serkis and Gwendoline Christie) – 11am BST/6am ET
- A Look Back at Obi-Wan Kenobi (with Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen) – 1:30pm BST/8:30am ET
- Lucasfilm Publishing: Stories From a Galaxy Far, Far Away… – 5:30pm BST/12:30pm ET
Monday 10 April 2023
- Star Wars: The Bad Batch – 11am BST/6am ET
- Marvel Comics Presents: Star Wars – 12:30pm BST/7:30am ET
- Celebration Europe Closing Ceremony (featuring special guests) – 4pm BST/9am ET