Mark Hammill best known as Luke Skywalker, twin to Princess Leia, the late Carrie Fisher, paid tribute to her today at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando today. It was a heart felt, candid talk about the woman he loved as a friend and co worker. You can feel the loss in him and I think talking it to everyone gave him a bit of healing. Here is the Mark’s tribute:
If there is one thing I feel like I am missing out on at Star Wars Celebration this year it’s having a chance to see Felicity Jones. Felicity will be doing a signing in Orlando at the Star Wars Celebration. Rogue One was a key film for me within the Star Wars films. In fact, absolutely integral to the first trilogy. I always wondered how Leia got the plans to the death star, and now we know. The mission that took place in order to retrieve it was one that we all needed to go on.
I though Felicity was perfect as Jyn Erso I don’t think we could have asked to see a better actress portraying the strong determined Jyn. The strength within these films comes from the least likely individuals. No matter what side your on, there is no denying, having an opportunity to speak with Felicity and get her autograph would be a great moment in any Star Wars fans life.
Star Wars Celebration 2017 started off by remembering Carrie Fisher, our Princess Leia. Billie Lourd, Carrie’s daughter introduced the tribute video wearing a Princess Leia dress most recognizable when Carrie was Leia. The video is perfect, and will bring you to tears. Carrie was and is much missed at the celebration but will never be forgotten.
The tribute video can be seen below or on StarWars.com
I had the privilege of attending Star Wars Celebration in 2015 when it was in Anaheim California. It was one of the most memorable conventions I have ever been to in recent years. There was so much to do and see it was quite overwhelming. Not the overwhelming where you want to leave, but the kind where you need more!
And more is what I got. I spent all day looking at the amazing set props they had set up, buying merchandise and generally being n aww of the cosplayers of which there was no shortage of. The do such an amazing job replicating their favorite characters. We meet up with all our other Star Wars friends and we walk the floor together getting giddy over what we see.
Now one thing I do have to advise, is don’t play with the legos! You will want to help build that giant Darth Vader, but don’t. Its ripe with sickness and I’m positive it’s what gave me con crud for the 2 weeks afterwards. Hand sanitizer is a must.
I can’t wait to watch the Celebration live stream. It is done very well, since in 2015 the first day I had to work. It can be found at StarWars.com.
Check my Instagram for my pictures from the 2015 Star Wars Celebration I attended. If you are there have fun! Take a lot of pictures, you will want to look back on them. I promise.