Holman just returned from a whirlwind trip down to Star Wars Celebration 2015 in sunny Anaheim, California! Here’s a quick visual tour.
First, Holman held a book signing at Fan Alley, hosted by the fabulous Eva. Then Holman held a needle-felting workshop next door at The Makery. Big thanks to both Lisa and Nik for making it happen! Here’s a look at Holman’s enthusiastic workshoppers making felt Jawas!
And the best part of the whole evening was that Norman Chan from tested.com was there with his crew to film the workshop! Norman made his own Jawa…
… and will be posting an online version of the workshop very soon. Thanks, Norman!
Then it was on to Celebration! Holman’s brain cells started exploding as soon as he got to the Anaheim Convention Center as astromech droids, stormtroopers and other cos-players started appearing everywhere.
Holman had the honour of giving a presentation with Jeffrey Brown entitled “Star Wars: Bridging Generations” to a full house at Star Wars University. Jeffrey was the real superstar, but audience members who were being newly introduced to Star Wars Epic Yarns responded with great enthusiasm.
After the presentation, it was off to Booth #960 (Mysterious Galaxy) and a book-signing session. Star Wars fans are amazing — Holman even signed a book for one fan who had named his daughter Jedi! And one Mysterious Galaxy staffer even got into the cos-play with a stormtrooper outfit.
After the book signing, Holman got to take in some of the convention as a fan, including checking out the Cantina, and getting a picture with a stormtrooper.
Finally, before Holman headed back to the airport for home, he had the pleasure of meeting New York Times bestselling author Tony Diterlizzi, who signed his Star Wars picture book for Holman’s kids.
All and all, it was an amazing experience. With any luck, we’ll be invited back for the next Star Wars Celebration — in Europe!