Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2015

Thursday, April 16th Through Sunday April 19th 2015, Anaheim, CA

Follow the 501st Legion

The 501st Experience: Life-size costume and prop displays, giveaways, contests and more photo opportunities than you can shake a gaffi stick at! Fans will have the opportunity to Take photos on the Death Star, meet the pink Imperial droid R2-KT, and see a rare display of items from the past 15 years of the 501st Legion archives. Get your free trading cards, temporary tattoos and other 501st swag at the information booth.

Location: booth 1081
Hours: all day each show day

Webble comes to the 501st Legion Experience! Webble hot spots will be added to the 501st Legion experience booth to give fans more detail about the costumes and props found in the booth. Download the Webble app for iPhone or Android and when you are in the booth, the app will display information about the costume or prop you are standing in front of! Check out for more information.
Costuming Panels Costuming & Discussion Panels: Whether you're seeking membership in the 501st or just want to know what goes into making an accurate and wearable costume, these panels will show you the inside and out of becoming a character from the Star Wars saga.
  • Ladies of the Legion - Get the perspective of the growing contingent of female costumers in the 501st Legion as they discuss preferred costumes, armor modifications, internal club challenges and reactions from fans who are often surprised to find a girl beneath the armor.

    Friday, April 17th - 5PM - Fan Stage 303ABCD

  • Meet the Legions - It takes a Light Side as well as a Dark Side to bring balance to the Force of costuming...which side will you join? Members of both the 501st Legion and Rebel Legion provide an overview of each organization's history, mission and milestones to help you decide which group is right for you---maybe both!

    Thursday, April 16th - 11:30AM Fan Stage 303ABCD

  • Costuming in a Galaxy Far Far Away - Join 501st experts as they present what it takes to become a Stormtrooper, Sandtrooper, Biker Scout, Special Ops, or Sith Lord! Come learn the process of assembling your armor from kit to finished costume with helpful tips from the experts.

    Thursday, April 16th - 4PM Fan Stage 303ABCD

  • Bad guys who do good - Come learn about the amazing events that the 501st Legion members take part in each year as our Troops rally to make wishes come true for terminally ill children, visit local hospitals or even walk across country all to benefit our local communities and charities!

    Saturday April 18th - 1:30PM Fan Stage 303ABCD

Big Props from Belgium Big Props from Belgium: The members of the 501st Belgian Garrison have returned with their amazing array of large-scale props including the towering AT-AT, the Endor Bunker, the Corellian ship interior, a revised Jabba's Palace set and the premiere of a new environment from The Empire Strikes Back! Arrive early to avoid long lines as many of these displays are "hands on"!
Flash Skits

501st Flash Skits - You never know when or where the 501st might appear during the convention recreating some of your favorite scenes from the Star Wars universe. Keep your cameras ready and watch out for stray blaster bolts! Locations: Throughout Convention Center

Locations: Throughout Convention Center
Hours: During Convention Hours

Droid Hunt

The 501st Droid Hunt - Pick up your complimentary "Droid Badge" at the 501st Experience room (while supplies last) and prepare to be caught and interrogated by Imperial troops as they compete against one another to recover as many "stolen droids" as possible. It's free and everyone gets a prize just for playing! Complete rules available at and at the 501st information booth.


    Badge pick-up at 501st Experience.
    Gameplay throughout convention center.


    Friday: Badge pick up all day during show hours!
    Saturday: Droid hunt runs from 10AM to 5:01PM
    Sunday: Prize Pick-up: during show hours.

All prizes must be claimed in person

Troop-Athlon - In the tradition of the historic games that make heroes out of some and humiliate others, the 501st puts an Imperial spin on competition between its own costumed members as we ask the question "What can't you do in armor?" Returning for Celebration Anaheim is the 501st Legion Troop-Athlon! Fully-armored troops from around the world are pitted against each other in a head-to-head test of their athleticism, accuracy and mental acuity. Bring your cameras to this family friendly event: there will be plenty of blaster fire, flying Ewoks, and troopers on Scooters?!

Location: Booth 124
Hours: Friday, April 17th 10:30 - 11:30AM

Lifesize Rancor

Lifesize Rancor - It's feeding time at Celebration Anaheim, and guess who wants to have you for dinner! Get your picture taken with the mighty Roxy the Rancor, a life-size detailed recreation of Jabba's favorite pet standing more than 13-feet tall!

Hours: During Convention Hours

Group Photo

501st Group Photo - A highlight of any Star Wars Celebration, don't miss the year's single largest gathering of costumed 501st members as we assemble for our group photo. You never know what celebrities might show up!
Note: Sorry, no individual photos due to time constraints.

Location: Rooftop Stairs
Hours: Sat, April 18th 3:30PM

Group Photo

All Star Wars Costumers Group Photo - he All-Star Wars Costume Group Photo will be held during Celebration on Thursday, April 16th at 1:00pm sharp, in the Grand Plaza area in front of the Anaheim Convention Center. Scott Allen, Celebration Liaison to the 501st Legion and Mark Edwards of Mark Edwards Photography, will be organizing the event, the first of its kind at Celebration! This photo is open to all attendees who are wearing Star Wars costumes; including but not limited to; the 501st Legion, Rebel Legion, Mandalorian Mercs, Saber Guilds, Dark Empire, casual Star Wars costumers and more!

The photo will take place at the Fountain closest to the main hall entry. Costumers should gather between 12:30 - 12:50pm to be included.

The Imperial Bash

501st Imperial Bash - ts the biggest party in the galaxy! The 501st Legion Imperial Bash - Admirals Club Lounge. Tickets are only available online and are going FAST!

Get your tickets here before it's too late!

Location: Marriott Anaheim, Platinum Ballroom
Hours: Friday, April 17th at 8:00 pm

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