Celebration (1999)

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This article is about the first real-world Star Wars Celebration event. You may be looking for the entire series of events or the Kinect Star Wars song.
Star Wars Celebration program cover

Promotional image for Celebration

Celebration was the first major Star Wars convention in a series held by LucasArts. Celebration occurred just prior to the release of The Phantom Menace, from April 30 to May 2, 1999.[1]

The event was organized by Dan Madsen, head of the Star Wars Fan Club, and held in Denver, Colorado—where the fan club was based at the time[2]—at the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum.[3] Activities included actor panels, THX theater demonstrations, behind-the-scenes footage from Episode I, and the world premiere of the Duel of the Fates music video. The grounds boasted a vendors tent, and the museum hosted an exhibition consisting of props from the Lucasfilm archives, including Anakin Skywalker's full-scale podracer and a life-size X-wing starfighter (which was made to scale with LEGO bricks), allowing the estimated 20,000 attendees to get a glimpse into Lucasfilm and Star Wars history.

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Star Wars Celebration
10th anniversary (1987)
Celebration (1999) · Celebration II (2002) · Celebration III (2005)
Celebration IV (2007) · Celebration Europe (2007) · Celebration Japan (2008)
Celebration V (2010) · Celebration VI (2012) · Celebration Europe II (2013)
Celebration Anaheim (2015) · Celebration Europe (2016) · Celebration Orlando (2017)
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