A Star Wars Virtual Convention launches on May the 4th – here’s how to get involved

May the fourth be with you

Rey (Daisy Ridley) in STAR WARS:  THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, most events, festivals and conventions have been cancelled for the foreseeable future – but this hasn’t stopped Star Wars fans from celebrating the most iconic date in the franchise’s calendar: May the 4th.

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To make sure all fans stay a galaxy far far away from each other, New York Comic Con and Star Wars Celebration organisers ReedPop are staging a virtual Star Wars conference.

The two-day online celebration – An Online Revelry: May the 4th and Revenge of the 5th – features watchalongs of the films and episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels in addition to Q&As with franchise writers and actors.

Lasting from 10am Eastern Time (3pm in UK) to 10pm (3am in UK), more details about the online festival’s schedule areavailable on the New York Comic Con website, including which Twitter handles to use when live tweeting during watchalongs and Star Wars-themed quizzes and trivia.

Most of the Q&A sessions will be live-streamed via New York Comic Con’s Facebook page, however an interview with the authors of the Star Wars novels and 501st Legion Children’s Book Reading will be available to watch on the BookCon Facebook page.

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