Now that Star Wars Celebration is over and I got the chance to breathe and sleep (those of you that went understand) I can look back and give you my Celebration Recap! I thought about doing a post for each day but I got there Thursday really early and really didn’t get back to my hotel till Friday night so that will go to show you that it was really a long two days combined instead of one.
I got to Orlando Thursday at 9:30am and went straight to the convention.. It was crazy to see that there was a huge line even though this was apparently the biggest convention center in the U.S. It was really really hot!!! The wait was about two hours!! It seemed a bit disorganized. It really wasn’t the best part …but then.. I went in!!!!
I had a moment!! I had never seen so much Star Wars in my life! I mean I read about it, I watch movies, cartoons, read comics and go to conventions, but nothing prepared me for that moment!! I had a Star Wars overload and it was SURREAL!!
My Top Highlights from Days 1 & 2 are:
The 40th Anniversary Panel: Even though I didn’t make it to the live panel, this panel was beautiful! Seeing George Lucas talk about his art is always so inspiring and amazing! Plus, Harrison Ford and that ending by John Williams was everything!! All the Feels!
The Star Wars Love! – Yes, I loved seeing so many people being so happy and sharing their love for Star Wars in such unique and positive ways! I loved seeing kids in adorable cosplays, adults in awesome cosplays, people talking to each other about their favorite Star War scene etc! I really love how Star Wars is more than just movies, shows, and comics, it really is an amazing community with great fans! I got to meet people that I follow on Instagram and others that I didn’t even know that I now can keep in contact with and have cool Star Wars conversations!!
Rian Johnson & The Last Jedi Panel: Of course this was one of my favorite highlights! The panel was incredible! The sleepover not so much but it was an amazing experience! At 12:00am Rian Johnson (director of The Last Jedi) showed up!! It was incredible to see how he took time and said hi to everyone and take pictures with them! He was there till 3 am! Super nice and humble person that really shows love to his fans! We got our badge sign plus a pic! It really made the sleepover worth it! Next, was the panel! Even though I hate watching trailers and usually don’t watch any trailers at all, I couldn’t resist and watched this one! There is so much to talk about (maybe one post just for this) . The poster is incredible! I loved the old school feel about it and how the lightsaber is going down the middle separating Luke and Kyo (master and apprentice?) .
So knowing that Celebration was going to be crazy, I decided not to cosplay. I planned ahead some of my favorite Star Wars outfits and was happy to be comfortable but still rocking some Star Wars swag.
For Thursday I really don’t have many pictures. Like I said, it was just crazy getting there, being in line, going out to get a bite to then go back at 8:00pm to sleep over and stay the night to get in line for The Last Jedi panel. I decided to wear something comfy and vintage since Thursday was all about the 40 years of Star Wars.
T-shirt: Forever 21 (Similar)
For Friday I went Rogue ! My hubby got me this shirt like two years ago and is one of my go-to shirts when I need to put a quick Star Wars outfit together!
T-Shirt: gift from hubby (Similar)
What were your thoughts on SWCO??
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