Today, in its Closing Ceremony at the Orlando event, ReedPOP and Lucasfilm confirmed that Star Wars Celebration will be taking an hiatus for 2018, which is a bit of surprise considering it’s been a hugely popular (and highly profitable) annual event for the past three years.
We actually knew about the break with a post being put up on starwarscelebration.com prior to this weekends shenanigans but we were hoping for more details at today’s Closing Ceremony. With only the still-bloody-untitled-thought-we-were-going-to-get-THAT-this-weekend HAN SOLO stand-alone movie coming out in 2018, this break is even more of a surprise. The date and location for the 2019 event haven’t been announced yet, but with the new STAR WARS episode film (and Star Wars land at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World) landing that year, the major promotion push could coincide with those dates, we say.
Here’s the press release, courtesy of Star Wars Celebration:(http://www.starwarscelebration.com/en/News-And-Media/Breaking-News/The-Next-Star-Wars-Celebration-Coming-to-Our-Galaxy-2019/)
The Next Star Wars Celebration: Coming to Our Galaxy 2019
While we might be in the thick of getting ready for Star Wars Celebration Orlando, it’s never too early to start thinking about when the next Celebration will be.
Celebration is the official, definitive Star Wars event, with entertainment, interactive experiences and exclusives that can only be found at this Lucasfilm production. They are the ultimate community fan gathering as well, and friends will want to start planning to be together again to commemorate everyone’s favorite saga. The next official Celebration is slated for a location and date soon-to-be announced, in 2019.
Stay tuned to www.starwarscelebration.com for the latest news on Celebration Orlando programming, and for news on the next Celebration!