5 Reasons Why Star Wars Celebration Is Great For Families

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We’ve all struggled in recent years, and you might feel like you’ve spent a few hundred years in the womb of a Sarlacc. But unlike Boba Fett, there is no bacta reservoir at home to heal and recharge. Luckily we have a star wars Celebration on the horizon… which is almost as good.

As difficult as it may seem, the last celebration took place in 2019 before the pandemic, and so much has happened since then – both in the real world and in the world. star wars universe. It is therefore natural to want to escape the first and celebrate the second. Here are 5 reasons why star wars The celebration is a wonderful experience for the whole family.

1. Cosplay is a competitive sport here, and there are homages to all kinds of star wars contents.

Cosplay started out as a niche hobby among diehard enthusiasts, but it’s now part of the course of almost every convention. Indeed, cosplay has become the main reason many people attend cons in the first place… and the celebration has essentially become the epicenter of star wars cosplayers of all ages. So if your children show an interest in cosplay, or if you are thinking of doing a group cosplay with your family, you will feel right at home. What to expect? You’ll see young people of all ages dressed in everything from store-bought Halloween costumes to elaborate hand-crafted uniforms. Let the little ones dress up however they like and have fun! And even if you don’t plan on cosplaying, Celebration is a fantastic place to just marvel at the variety of characters and craftsmanship on display. Check times and social media for “themed photoshoots” if there are specific characters you really want to meet.

A child dressed as Yoda poses with an Ewok at Star Wars: Celebration

2. You can take a photo with a childhood hero or a favorite character.

Speaking of photoshoots, whether it’s with members of the 501st Legion, cosplay fans, or celebrities from the Star Wars universe, there’s something exciting about taking a photo with a Star Wars icon in person. . Members of the 501st are renowned for their quality costumes and armor, but sometimes the most memorable encounter is walking past another fan who went all out for their design. This year there are bound to be lots of new entries and creative costume designs like Fennec Shand, Din Djarin and the rest of The Mandalorian crew; the eclectic mix of new characters from Star Wars: Visions; and Avar Kriss, Marchion Ro and the rest of The High Republic. Consider making a list ahead of time and turning it into a bounty, er, treasure hunt!

A child dressed as Yoda at Star Wars: Celebration

3. There is a star wars Children’s area!

the star wars Kids Area at Celebration is your headquarters for all kinds of family-oriented activities. Official programming runs throughout the event, including a host of organized classes (think of them as kid-friendly panels) and craft sessions. Offers include everything from star wars origami – with tutorials given by a professional origami artist in attendance – to a children’s costume parade and lightsaber training. But it’s not “star wars school.” The family space is also a great place to relax and unwind with some creative downtime in between what can be a hectic few days, and you can expect droid visitors and other fun surprises Remember that all activities have a limited number of participants.

4. If you’ve ever wanted to get up close and personal with screen-accurate props, now’s your chance!

One of the most exciting and unique aspects of star wars Celebrations are the life-size props on display, mostly made by fans. And, man, are they awesome! Previous celebrations have featured life-size X-wings, TIE fighters, speeders and – Oh no! The Grudge ! You never know what you’ll see at the show!

young man holding a lightsaber

5. You will create memories that will last a lifetime.

Sure, star wars The celebration is awesome from wall to wall, but all of those cool things we’ve listed – costumes, props, and activities – are incidental to the memories you’ll create. Let’s face it: the celebration is the culmination of the star wars fan calendar, and the pure magic to experience there is second to none. You will see amazing things. Your children will see amazing things. But the joy shared and the memories you create will last a lifetime.

star wars Anaheim Celebration 2022 will be held May 26-29, 2022 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

Jamie is a publishing/book nerd who makes a living by mixing words together in some sense of consistency. He is also a GeekDad contributor and leads The Roarbots, where it focuses on funky geeky stuff that just happens to be kid-friendly. In addition to that, he co-hosts The Big Big Beautiful Podcast, which celebrates geek culture by talking to the people who create it. With two small and one large star wars collection at home, he did the unthinkable: allowed them full access to most of his treasures from the past 30 years, opening and playing with whatever they wanted (pre-1983 items excluded).

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