April has been a cornucopia for comic book conventions with Calgary Expo, Big WOW Comic Fest, C2E2, and Wizard World Las Vegas. For those of us in Southern California, we were treated to WonderCon in Anaheim on Easter weekend and Star Wars Celebration two weeks later. This was the first time Celebration has come to our neck of the woods and anticipation was high due to the upcoming release of The Force Awakens.

Thursday was dedicated to Episode VII of Star Wars with JJ Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy presenting the latest trailer while fans waited in line for hours for the Force Awakens exhibit. Friday was all about the Star Wars: Battlefront video game and Saturday spotlighted Star Wars Rebels with a red carpet premiere for the season 2 opener. Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, and Ian McDiarmid all hosted well-attended panels as part of the diverse programming that catered to hardcore fans, collectors, and kids.

Of course, there was tons of great cosplay with plenty of inventive mash-ups (Disney/Star Wars) and variations of Stormtroopers and Mandalorian armor.

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For more pictures, head on over to my Flickr account.

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