1:00pm PT by Graeme McMillan
This Week's Major 'Star Wars' Event Will Be Streamed Online
With interest in Star Wars at a level it has not been at in years, it's no surprise that a lot of people were upset that they couldn't make it to Anaheim's Star Wars Celebration this year — especially given that J.J. Abrams, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill are among the guests who'll be making appearances.
For those people, relief is at hand: More than 30 hours of the event will be live-streamed online.
The live stream at StarWars.com will launch Thursday morning with the panel teaming The Force Awakens director Abrams with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, and it will continue across the four-day event, including a number of panels, the Star Wars Fan Film Awards and the debut of the new Star Wars Battlefront videogame.
The stream also will include special live interviews that are promised to have "a fun, variety show flavor to them that brings a bit of the Star Wars Celebration vibe to those enjoying the event from afar," according to the StarWars.com announcement of the stream.