Star Wars Celebration is the most important occasion for followers of the blockbuster franchise, and this year’s convention was initially set to happen in August, in Anaheim, California. It has now been introduced that it will not take this place this 12 months, and there will not be one other Celebration till 2022.
The information was confirmed on StarWars.com, the collection’ official website. A press release reads “At Star Wars Celebration, the well being and security of our followers, attendees, exhibitors, visitors and workers is all the time our primary precedence. As a result of world affect of the COVID-19 virus and in talking with native and state authorities on the most recent public well being pointers associated to indoor conventions, we’ve made the choice to cancel Star Wars Celebration for 2020.”
It is not shocking that the occasion has been cancelled, given all different main conventions this 12 months have additionally met the identical destiny, together with San Diego Comic-Con. Nonetheless, followers will probably be disenchanted that Celebration is to skip 2021 fully. The following Star Wars Celebration will happen in Anaheim on August 18-21, 2022.
Followers who’ve purchased tickets to this 12 months’s Celebration will be capable to switch their tickets to the 2022 occasion, or obtain a refund. Those that take the switch will probably be rewarded with a “free unique Star Wars Celebration stormtrooper character pin.” For extra info on the switch and refund course of, head to the Star Wars Celebration site.
Lucasfilm has historically used Celebration to launch and promote its upcoming Star Wars motion pictures and exhibits. The 2 12 months look ahead to the following conference means that it may very well be some time earlier than we see any new Star Wars releases, past the upcoming Mandalorian Season 2. There are quite a few collection and movies in growth, together with the long-awaited Obi-Wan and Cassian Andor collection, however none of those have began manufacturing but. One other potential motive for the delay is as a result of Disney’s D23 conference is ready to happen in Anaheim subsequent 12 months.
For extra, try GameSpot’s information to every Star Wars movie and show that has been announced so far.