A Look Back at Star Wars Celebration: Party Like It's 1999

Bespin refugee - April 29, 2009
From StarWars.com:
"It's hard to believe, but it has been 10 years since the first Star Wars Celebration, held on April 30 through May 2 in 1999 in Denver, Colorado. The reason for this first party was obvious -- the impending release of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. But in retrospect, that first Celebration has come to embody more than a single film's release.
It was the start of a resurgence of Star Wars fandom, a perfect storm of passionate fans and burgeoning technology that allowed Star Wars enthusiasts worldwide to connect and share in celebrating the saga.

Because it took place in 1999, during the Jurassic-era of the Internet, the first Star Wars Celebration remains the least documented of the official Lucasfilm conventions (at least, as far as online coverage goes). Many fans were still lugging around film cameras to events rather than digital ones, and no one was podcasting or live-blogging the festivities.

Rather than let the first Celebration be forgotten, StarWars.com will be dedicating this week to coverage on this party: from reprinted archival articles to newly discovered media of the event..."

Check out the above link for a 1999 StarWars.com article on Celebration, and check here for coverage from The Star Wars Insider, and here for an audioclip from the event with Steve Sansweet and creature effects supervisor Nick Dudmann.


Advertise Here on JediInsider.com

Search Online Stores for Star Wars

Search Ebay for Star Wars Now

More Conventions & Events News

Advertise on Jedi Insider


Toy Photography

Movies & TV



This site uses cookies for site configuration, advertising, and analysis. By using this site you accept our policies - Read Full Site Policy OK
Sign Up For The TNI Newsletter And Have The News Delivered To You!

Entertainment News International (ENI) is the #1 popular culture network for adult fans all around the world.
Get the scoop on all the popular comics, games, movies, toys, and more every day!

Contact and Support

Advertising | Submit News | Contact ENI | Privacy Policy

©Entertainment News International - All images, trademarks, logos, video, brands and images used on this website are registered trademarks of their respective companies and owners. All Rights Reserved. Data has been shared for news reporting purposes only. All content sourced by fans, online websites, and or other fan community sources. Entertainment News International is not responsible for reporting errors, inaccuracies, omissions, and or other liablities related to news shared here. We do our best to keep tabs on infringements. If some of your content was shared by accident. Contact us about any infringements right away - CLICK HERE