After Hours

Star Wars Celebration IV: Highs and lows

Los Angeles Convention Center

View this image gallery to witness some visual highs (and a few lows) from Star Wars Celebration IV.

The LA Convention Center was the perfect venue for Star Wars Celebration IV. Official estimates had the visitor count at just over 35,000 at any given time, but insiders were estimating closer to 50,000 - 100,000. The sprawling complex had been selected to accommodate this year's unprecedented crowd.

17 comments
jim
jim

Looks like the most pathetic assembly of nerds of I've ever seen...

DigitalFrog
DigitalFrog

They missed the obvious day: May the 4th be with you!

venividivici2003
venividivici2003

What,no TIE fighter or millenium falcon pictures or models???

JCitizen
JCitizen

Hey! You know - for the guys at least! Flashplayer does wonders!

barksbruisers
barksbruisers

these geeks would rather see a video of Boba Fett flying than a hot belly dancer!

mandrews
mandrews

I hope these are a collection of pictures, and that these waren't from a reporter. These doesn't realy capture the celibration.

mandrews
mandrews

I hope these are a collection of pictures, and that these waren't from a reporter. These doesn't realy capture the celibration.

BFilmFan
BFilmFan

It appears that everyone was having a great time. And after having seen the bearded man as Princess Leia, I will now have a whole new set of nightmares about showing up at work dressed like that. Even worse, I think you gave Jay ideas! ROTFLMAO and then running like heck!

Mr_Fen
Mr_Fen

You mention a flying Boba Fett but have no photos, any chance of posting them?

carareynolds
carareynolds

Sorry, no pics of the opening ceremony's biggest highlight. Right before the show began, we did see Boba Fett's jetpack solemnly carried backstage as if it were the Ark of the Covenant--for real. It was on a stretcher or platform and was glowing with all these different colored lights in the dark. Took about six grown men to carry it and I bet a few of them were armed. People were holding flashlights to guide the way so no one would trip and smash this thing that probably cost more than any of our houses. I really, really wanted a pic but it all happened so fast, and this time I wasn't sure stormtroopers wouldn't haul me away in chains if I dared snap photos. From backstage we couldn't even see Boba do his thing. I wonder if anyone in the audience dared sneak a pic with a smuggled cellphone cam?

CG IT
CG IT

the wings do move. While they were setting it up, they were in the flying position. I thought it was pretty cool exhibit

carareynolds
carareynolds

I agree, it was a great model. Watching the kids sit in that cockpit and have their pics taken almost made up not having conventions like this to enjoy 30 years ago. Did you watch the lightsaber training also? Lightsaber training against Darth Vader himself -- what an awesome experience for those kids! *gnashes teeth with envy*

CG IT
CG IT

I was only in there Tuesday and Wednesday setting up the USPS booths/post offices.

CG IT
CG IT

having spent 2 days getting the 3 post offices put together and USPS commemorative Star Wars stamps going on sale I'd thought you get at least 1 photo [well maybe the USPS Tatoonie land speeder].. and that almost full size X-Wing fighter... that guy in the Leia costume... that's just not right....

carareynolds
carareynolds

You're right, that was a shocking oversight. Check out the new pic #33 -- we just added a photo of the X-wing, which was a huge draw in the exhibit hall, as you mention. I wish we had seen the Star Wars stamps and had some pics to show you.