The Los Angeles Empire Con
THE ULTIMATE WEEKEND FOR FANS OF STAR WARS
Empire Con, the ultimate event for Star Wars fans and collectors is coming to LA on 6-8 Dec 2019!. Join us for this 3 day convention at the Marriott LAX to celebrate all that is Star Wars. Meet the stars, see props, costumes and much much more!
PHOTO OPS AND SIGNINGS • SPECIAL EXHIBITS • PANELS AND WORKSHOPS • DAILY SESSIONS FOR YOUNGLINGS • SPECIAL EVENTS • VENDORS • PARTY EVERY NIGHT
PHOTO OPS AND SIGNINGS
Headlining this year's Empire Con is Billy Dee Williams, the dashing rogue Lando Calrissian, Baron of Cloud City.
Featured guests include Mike Quinn, Jim Cummings, James Arnold Taylor Jennifer Hale, Angie Mayhew, and Albin Johnson. Empire Con will have the first worldwide appearances of Jibralta Merrill, Daniel Zormeier, and Larry Holt as well as first US appearances of Joe Gibson, Harley Cokeliss, Frazer Diamond, and Kim Falkinburg.
From the Kurtz/Joiner Archive, hundreds of Behind the Scenes images that were taken by Star Wars producer Gary Kurtz during the production of the original trilogy, many of which have never been released before, as well as a tribute to celebrate his life and work in the creation of the Star Wars Universe.
From the private collection of Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) scripts, images, film artifacts, and other items from his “Chewie Museum” will be on display.
A tribute exhibit to Kenny Baker (R2-D2) will include artifacts and photos from his work and his life including items from his personal collection. There will also be a display of Original Props and Costumes from Star Wars, including some never seen before.
PANELS AND WORKSHOPS
Panels with celebrity guests will include Voices of Star Wars, Behind the Scenes of the Original Trilogy, Puppeteering, The Women of Star Wars, Tales from the Cantina, Classes on stunts and saber combat, The Science of Star Wars, Fan Theory Thunderdome. Remastering the Classic Trilogy… and much more
Our Collector Track at the event will include sessions on Collecting Autographs, Toys, Poster Trading Cards, and screen-used props.
The Makers and Creators Track includes SFX Makeup, Building your First Armor, Making a Droid and a Saber for Film Workshop.
DAILY SESSIONS FOR YOUNGLINGS
Choose the light or dark side in our kids programing track featuring Obi-Shawn and Addie Venture who will be bringing the world of Star Wars to you in an interactive children's experience that’s not to be missed!
Out of this world activities include the chance to build your own Lightsaber (of the pool noodle variety), a delicious TIE fighter “flight school” experience and saber training from Jedi Master Obi-Shawn himself. Be sure your recording devices are fully charged for ample photo opportunities and potential surprise character appearances. All participants will receive an official Empire Con certificate presented by a high ranking representative of their respective side
Fun for both parents and younglings! Each session runs approximately 90 minutes
Empire Con will be facilitating an auction with the Peter Mayhew Foundation and the Kurtz-Joiner Archive with some amazing items available to collectors from their respective collections. There will rare domestic and international posters, some of which have never been sold to the public. We are releasing each lot with no reserve. There will be bargains for everyone and a rare chance to own something very special indeed.
Peter’s family has also chosen to have the official public memorial to Peter at Empire Con on the Saturday of the event.
There will be cosplay and a Costume Contest with incredible costume and a performance from the Saber Guild. We will also have the first-ever Empire Con Fan Film Fest judging Star Wars fan films submitted from around the world.
The exhibit floor will have signing tables for the celebrities along with vendors, such as The Prop Store, Punch It Chewie Press and Iconic Auctions selling toys, collectables, wearables, art, pins, posters, clothes, books, and autographs.
AND PARTY EVERY NIGHT
Friday Night is a BEING GEORGE LUCAS party. How creative can you be? Dress as George? Come as a character from one of his films? Sport a Lucas beard?
Saturday night we will travel to the edge of a Galaxy Far Far Away to Scarif Beach for a SCARIF TIKI PARTY. Kick back with a Fuzzy Tauntaun, listen to out of this world music and relax on the finest Imperial Beach
Sunday night is a WRAP Party. Celebrate the end of the very first Empire Con and share with us the fun you had this weekend
Tickets to the parties are included as part of the Gold Tickets, 2 and 3 Day Tickets. You can also purchase a party pass to add on to your single day ticket.