A few of us went to Celebration Europe a few weeks ago - and WOW. What a fantastic time! Celebration Europe was different, and similar from Celebrations past. The differences - it was less busy than the Celebrations in the US, which led to a slower, easier going time. No rushing, line ups were minimal and getting around was fairly easy as it was a smaller crowd and a smaller space. It felt more relaxed, in a way. The similarities - STAR WARS! Fans from all over Europe made the trek to Germany - we met a group from Spain and it was their first Celebration. They were so EXCITED - it reminded me of our group at CIV, when it was the first time for many of us. Fans came from all over the world, including the Czech Republic, New Zealand, Australia, Scotland, Britain, Spain, Poland, Belgium and of course Germany - and they were all super excited to be there, as were we! Lots of exclusives, and cool swag to be collected. RoTJ in the park, seeing AOTC in 3D, and learning the English words to the Ewok celebration song - these are just a few of the highlights. So many Rebel themed costumes! They outnumbered the Imperials - and that's something I haven't seen before. Countless Jedi costumes - different colours, designs and characters! As I love the Jedi, this made me particularly happy.
The spirit of camaraderie was prevalent - and it was really incredibe to experience. I bumped in to fans I'd befriended in line at the past two Celebrations! They remembered me, and we picked up where we left off last August. Lots of great panels, and still so many cool things to learn about the Star Wars Universe. So many new things coming up - the excitement doesn't end!
We were fortunate to meet up with Dave Filoni again - and he remembered our group! I gave him our newest Tosche Shirt, which once again, incorporated the Wolf Pack logo. He thought it was pretty cool - and it made his Facebook page for a second time. Stephen C. also gave him a couple of very cool Wolf coins from the Canadian mint (on behalf of Tosche Station and the 501st Badlands Garrison), which can also been seen in Filoni's Facebook post.
Star Wars fans worldwide are so passionate - and this is why Star Wars is FOREVER.
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