Star Wars is one of the biggest pop culture phenomenons worldwide. Fans span generations, and the final chapter of the Skywalker Saga is all many can think about. This year’s Star Wars Celebration is bound to be bittersweet, with one era closing and others beginning.
How to stream the 2019 Star Wars Celebration from the UK
This year’s Star Wars Celebration takes place in Chicago, which is on Central Standard Time.
In the UK, the five-day event starts today, April 11, at 2pm British Summer Time.
The best way to watch it from the UK is on Star Wars Show Live stream, which is available on StarWars.com and the official Star Wars YouTube channel.
For iPhone and Android users, there is also a Star Wars Celebration app you can download to keep up to date.
This year’s celebration lasts until Monday, April 15, so there will be plenty of content to catch up on.
Annual Star Wars Celebrations began in 1999, making this year the thirteenth event and 2019’s celebration takes place over the same weekend as 2015’s event.
In 2015, much of the focus was focussed on The Force Awakens, which had its own event in Anaheim, California.
April 11 to 15 is also the same weekend as 2017’s Last Jedi-teasing Orlando event in 2017.
Though there will be plenty of panels and events to stream, there is one of utmost importance.
The Star Wars Episode 9 panel takes place on Friday, April 12 on the Celebration Stage at 11am Central.
In the UK, you can stream the panel at 5pm GMT on Friday.
On the west coast of the USA the event takes place at 8am Pacific time, and on the east coast it’s 12pm Eastern time.
You can stream this panel in particular via any of the aforementioned pages.
As with every year, a poster specifically for this event has been created.
With Episode 9 on the brains of, well, everyone it’s no wonder the poster features many familiar faces from four decades of storytelling.
Prequel and sequel characters join originals in a retro style poster for the 2019 Star Wars Celebration.
Star Wars Episode 9 is out in UK cinemas on December 19, 2019. Star Wars Celebration 2019 takes place Thursday, April 11 through Monday, April 15.