Newswire: Here’s what happened at the Star Wars Celebration (including a new trailer)
The annual Star Wars Celebration is currently underway in Anaheim, and today was arguably the most-anticipated event of the entire festival: getting the chance to buy a Star Wars T-shirt. But also, a panel in which The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, and cast members new and, most excitingly, old gathered to kick off the next eight months of obsessing over the next film in the relaunched franchise. StarWars.com offered a live stream; here’s an almost minute-by-minute breakdown of what I saw over here in Central Time—ending with what you really want, a brand-new trailer.
12 p.m. A DJ opens with an EDM remix medley of the Cantina Band and Imperial March while the host demands the crowd wave its hands in the air. We’re off to a good start.
12:04 p.m. T-shirt cannon!
12:07 p.m …