SUNDAY 15th JULY 2007
This was going to be the day when I would finally get to see some of the program,
right? My chores were done, so I could waste time with my friends. Sound familiar?
I started with a tour of the premises and gawked at the beautiful props from the
Belgian (that’s right ?) 501st Garrison. They had a full scale Jabba, Speeder Bike,
Snowspeeder, E-Web Cannon, AT-AT and
Tatooine Moisture Vaporators. Pretty impressive. And the R2 Builders Club
was present with a load of Astromech Droids and a fantastic See Threepio that walked
around the show. Amazing! Red Bull showed off a Star Wars Formula 1 race car. Then
I visited the Platinum Room, where the Darth Vader Helmet Exhibition could be seen.
Some crazy designs there. My two favorite ones are here and here.
In the afternoon, I got in line one last time to obtain my Billy
Dee Williams autographs, of course. And I hunted down some of the non-signing
guests such as Lorne Peterson, Robert Watts, Norman Reynolds to get some of their
autographs as well. The only one I was unable to track down was Rick McCallum. Darn!
While heading back to the Southgate Rooms for the last give-away bonanza of the pewter
Medallions, I hopped in next door to take a quick peek at the amazing Palitoy
Museum. They showed original toys and store displays from
the eighties. It sure brought back memories.
I completely missed out on the screening of ‘Fanboys’ and ‘The Force Among Us’, the
Hasbro Presentation, the Rick McCallum talk, the Tattoo show, the costume pageant
and the Charlie Ross Star Wars One Man Show. All work and no play.
On my way out to the waiting taxi, which would take me and my heavy load back to
the Waterloo station for the Eurostar return to Brussels, I spotted a great
painting. I loved it and smiled. That’s how I left Celebration Europe. With a big smile on my face. I didn’t
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