Virtual ‘Star Wars’ Convention Will Launch For May The 4th Celebration

A virtual Star Wars convention will launch next month for  2020’s upcoming May the 4th celebration.

2020 has sadly seen the majority of its conventions canceled due to ongoing concerns over the coronavirus. To combat this, many convention owners have opted to host virtual conventions where celebrities take part in panels and Q&As. Now a Star Wars convention will be joining these virtual conventions for May the 4th and May the 5th.

The upcoming virtual convention is being organized by Reedpop. This organization is also known for the Star Wars Celebration convention, New York Comic Con, and a number of other conventions across the world. The full name of the virtual convention will be Online Revelry: May the 4th Be With You and Revenge of the 5th.

The events taking place will include live-tweeting of the original Star Wars trilogy, Star Wars: Episode III- Revenge of the Sith, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Star Wars: The Clone Wars voice actress Ashley Eckstein will also participate in a Q&A. The virtual convention will also host Comic Round Table featuring several comic book writers and artists.

What do you all make of this news? Are you glad to see that Star Wars will be hosting its own virtual convention? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Here is the official synopsis for the franchise’s latest film, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker:

Lucasfilm and director J. J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.

Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. The late Carrie Fisher appears as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

The Rise of Skywalker is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Trey Griffeth

Trey Griffeth

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