Star Wars Celebration Europe 2023: Guide for Boba Fett Fans

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Here is our guide to Star Wars Celebration Europe 2023, just for Boba Fett fans. Consider this your very own checklist to all the Boba Fett sightings as we learn about it. Updated up to and through the convention.

Not attending? They have some events livestreamed.

We explored the official Panels list to inform these highlights, which range from a giant Boba Fett connection to just a tiny one:

Friday, April 7

  • 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM: Lucasfilm’s Studio Showcase @ Celebration Stage (and streamed to Twin Suns and Galaxy Stages)
    “This panel is a pre-ticket event [and] there will be limited standby available. Star Wars Celebration returns, launching with a must-see showcase that will kick the weekend’s festivities into hyperdrive. Lucasfilm’s current crop of live-action filmmakers will be joined by special guests to discuss the many current and upcoming Star Wars adventures, including The Mandalorian, Andor, and more!”
  • 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Boba Fett’s Costume History @ University Stage
    “Discover the history behind the most infamous Bounty Hunter. See all of his costume evolution throughout the years and how he ultimately spawned an entire Mandalorian culture.”
    Hosted by BudaFett, SparrowFett, Lunchboxwars, and RS Prop Masters
  • 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: The History of Kenner’s Rocket Firing Boba Fett (Collectors Stage) “An in-depth look at the creation of the character by Lucasfilm through the prototyping and development of the toy by Kenner. Learn how Kenner unveiled their mysterious new action figure with a spring-loaded rocket launcher and the subsequent events that eventually forced its removal. Now an iconic toy-that-never-was, this fascinating tale spans nearly five decades and is rife with falsehoods and hearsay. Come hear the real story.”

Saturday, April 8

  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Ahsoka @ Celebration Stage (and streaming to Twin Suns & Galaxy Stages)
    “Join Executive Producers Dave Filoni, Jon Favreau and special guests for a look at the upcoming Disney+ series, Ahsoka.”
    Guests: Dave Filoni, Jon Favreau

  • 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Bringing Worlds to Life: The Concept Art of ILM @ Twin Suns Stage
    “Join host Clayton Sandell alongside Doug Chiang and Industrial Light & Magic Supervising Art Director Jason Horley as they take you behind the scenes to explore what goes into bringing a director’s vision to the silver screen. From the ILM Department’s work on the original trilogy to the Star Wars prequels, and to the latest films in the franchise and beyond, you’ll learn how iconic movie moments are made.”
    Guests: Doug Chiang, Clayton Sandell, Doug Horley

  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: 40 Years of Return of the Jedi @ Celebration Stage
    “Forty years ago, Return of the Jedi was the highly-anticipated sequel that Star Wars fans had been waiting years to see, and the last Star Wars theatrical adventure to be released for the foreseeable future. Counted as a favorite episode by many, Return of the Jedi’s story, characters, settings and score still resonate with fans today, and its 40th anniversary offers the perfect opportunity to celebrate this time-honored classic. Join special guest host Ming-Na Wen as she chats with Star Wars legends of the past, present and future about the influence of this beloved chapter in the galaxy far, far away.”
    Guests: Ming-Na Wen
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Star Wars Creator Cosplay Workshop @ Twin Suns Stage
    “Join The Mandalorian’s Shawna Trpcic (Costume Designer), Maria Sandoval (Hair Department Head) and Josh Roth (Prop Master) as they lend their expertise to give you tips and tricks on your own cosplay. The talented team will also be guest judges for Celebration’s official cosplay competition, so come by and get a tune-up before the big contest. This is the way!”
    Guests: Shawna Trpcic, Maria Sandoval, Josh Roth

  • 3:15 PM – 3:30 PM: Ming-Na Wen @ Star Wars Celebration LIVE! Stage
    “See your favorite celebrity guests on the Star Wars Celebration LIVE! Stage.”
    Guests: Ming-Na Wen
  • 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM: The Challenges of Film Design: Working in the Star Wars Art Department @ University Stage
    Doug Chiang will hold an in depth conversation about the Star Wars art department and working in the film industry. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions about being a film designer today, what filmmakers look for, and how to overcome the challenges of a changing industry.”
    Guests: Doug Chiang
  • 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Star Wars in the 1990s @ University Stage
    “Remember the Special Editions, Shadows of the Empire, Dark Forces, Heir to the Empire and muscular action figures? This presentation celebrates everything about the galaxy far, far away in the decade when it enjoyed an incredible resurgence – the 1990s. This nostalgia soaked look back at the decade leading up the prequels will unashamedly walk down memory lane, wearing dungarees while listening to Britpop on a Walkman. With trivia questions and spot prizes, interactive live polls and audience memories, this is an opportunity for everyone to get involved with remembering the decade that brought Star Wars back and culminated with the release of The Phantom Menace.”
  • 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM: Clone Wars – 15 Year Anniversary Panel @ Galaxy Stage (and streaming to Twin Suns Stage)
    “Join Dave Filoni, Athena Portillo, Matthew Wood, Dee Bradley Baker, Ashley Eckstein, Matt Lanter and James Arnold Taylor for a look back at the beginning of Lucasfilm Animation and how Star Wars: The Clone Wars came to be.”
    Guests: Dave Filoni, Athena Portillo, Ashley Eckstein, Matthew Wood, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter, James Arnold Taylor, Amy Ratcliffe

  • 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Bounty Hunters, Smugglers, and Gangsters: The Scum and Villainy Through the Years @ Fan Stage
    “Celebrate the Star Wars Underworld with us as we look at the unsavory characters that make up the galaxy. Whether it be Boba Fett, Doctor Aphra, Jabba, or Din Djarin, this panel will highlight characters from all mediums and eras of the timeline. Moderated by Chris Abbott (Creator of the Starrapter YouTube Channel). Panelists include Ethan Sacks (Writer of Bounty Hunters), Adam Christopher (Author of Shadow of the Sith), Dominic Jones (Producer at The Star Wars Underworld Network), Ciaran Duggan (Contributor at The Star Wars Underworld Network), and Matt Booker (Co-owner of Fantha Tracks).”

Sunday, April 9

  • 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Hyperspace Stories: Dark Horse Comics Returns! (All-Ages) @ Galaxy Stage
    “Dark Horse Comics returns to a galaxy far, far away with a wide range of stories for fans of all ages. Join editor Matt Dryer and a group of all-star authors as they dive into Hyperspace Stories, The High Republic Adventures, and more! Featuring sneak peeks and reveals!”
    Guests: Nick Brokenshire, Claudia Gray, George Mann, Daniel José Older, Cavan Scott, Matt Dryer
  • 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Funko: Collect Across the Galaxy! @ Twin Suns Stage
    “Funko is proud to present, Funko: Collect Across the Galaxy at Star Wars Celebration, a journey of discovery through the collection of new pop-culture products celebrating the Star Wars galaxy! From Pop! to Funko Games, Loungefly to new form factors panel attendees will get a first-hand look at never-before-seen Funko products!”
  • 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM: Lucasfilm Publishing: Stories From a Galaxy Far, Far Away… @ Twin Suns Stage
    “From adult-aged novels to non-fiction, from kids comics to audiobook epics, Lucasfilm Publishing explores the stories from a galaxy far, far away. Featuring all-new announcements, exciting details and reveals for new and upcoming titles from the time of the High Republic to the time of the First Order, this panel is not to be missed!”
    Guests: Kristin Baver, Adam Christopher, Cavan Scott, Charles Soule, Amy Richau, Michael Siglain

Monday, April 10

  • 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: MARVEL COMICS Presents: Star Wars @ Galaxy Stage
    “Make mine Star Wars, and make mine Marvel! Join Marvel editor-in-chief C.B. Cebulski and some of Marvel’s top talent for a comics conversation unlike any other. Including all-new announcements and reveals from a galaxy far, far away!”
    Guests: C.B. Cebulski, Marc Guggenheim, Ethan Sacks, Cavan Scott, Charles Soule, Alyssa Wong, Matt Martin
  • 12:45 PM – 1:00 PM: Dee Bradley Baker and Michelle Ang @ Star Wars Celebration LIVE! Stage
    Guests: Dee Bradley Baker, Michelle Ang
  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Doug Chiang: Designing OBI-WAN KENOBI and THE MANDALORIAN @ Galaxy Stage
    “Obi-Wan Kenobi and The Mandalorian Production Designer and Lucasfilm’s Vice President and Executive Creative Director Doug Chiang will present an in-depth talk about designing the characters, spaceships, and worlds for Obi-Wan Kenobi and The Mandalorian season 3. He will share the challenges they faced in revisiting iconic Star Wars characters like Obi-Wan and Darth Vader.”
    Guests: Doug Chiang, Amy Ratcliffe

Exhibitors with Fett Merch (or Likely Bets)

We combed through the full list of exhibitors to make this handy cheat sheet:

Artwork

  • Alice X. Zhang (Booth S651) is the illustrator who did the official Star Wars Celebration Europe 2023 badge art. She has a postcard set, which replaces the Celebration logo badge with Boba Fett. A similar set might also be in the Celebration shop at the convention.

Exclusives (Convention Store)

Looking through the official merchandise, only one match:


Curious about our guides for prior Celebrations? See Star Wars Celebration Anaheim (2022), Star Wars Celebration Chicago (2019), Star Wars Celebration Orlando (2017), Star Wars Celebration Europe (2016), and Star Wars Celebration Anaheim (2015).

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