Newswire: The Star Wars Celebration will be live-streamed

The Star Wars marketing machine, which is always fully operational, is jumping into hyperspace Thursday, April 16th with the 10th annual Star Wars Celebration. For the first time ever, highlights and more than 30 hours of exclusive video content from the fan convention will be officially live-streamed to fans on StarWars.com, sponsored by Verizon and presumably kaiburr crystals.

Streaming content will include over a dozen panels, including discussions with actors Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, and Ian McDiarmid. Even Billy Dee Williams will be there, although it has not been confirmed that Lando Calrissian will be appearing in The Force Awakens or its subsequent sequels. Additionally, StarWars.com will be streaming the Star Wars Fan Film Awards, the Smuggler’s Bounty radio drama, and footage from EA’s new Battlefront video game.

In addition to all that, celebrity guests will be interviewed in a special recreation of the …

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