Abrams and Kennedy’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel will be live streamed!

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Really good news for Star Wars fans that can’t make it out to Star Wars Celebration this week or don’t want to camp out overnight to see the legendary director and producer. StarWars.com reports:

Launching with a live stream of the highly-anticipated kickoff panel featuring Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams and producer Kathleen Kennedy, the StarWars.com Celebration live stream powered by Verizon will continue providing coverage throughout the four-day event from a specially-designed Star Wars Cantina set located in the middle of the action on the convention floor.

They’re doing a lot more than just the The Force Awakens panel too:

Verizon and StarWars.com will deliver 30-plus hours of live streamed content following Thursday’s Celebration kickoff, featuring over a dozen panels and events, including discussions with actors Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, Ian McDiarmid, and several other performers associated with the Star Wars saga.

That is pretty good news everyone will get to enjoy the events and hear the information from Star Wars Celebration first hand.

The full press release:

More Than 30 Hours of Celebration to be Live Streamed on StarWars.com Powered by Verizon

For the first time ever, highlights and more than 30 hours of exclusive video content from  Star Wars Celebration Anaheim will be officially live streamed  to a worldwide community of fans on StarWars.com, all powered by Verizon.

Launching with a live stream of the highly-anticipated kick-off panel featuring Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams and producer Kathleen Kennedy, the StarWars.com Celebration live stream powered by Verizon will continue providing coverage throughout the four-day event from a specially-designed Star Wars Cantina set located in the middle of the action on the convention floor.

Verizon and StarWars.com will deliver 30-plus hours of live streamed content following Thursday’s Celebration kick-off, featuring over a dozen panels and events, including discussions with actors Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, Ian McDiarmid, and several other performers associated with the Star Wars saga. Additionally, StarWars.com and Verizon will be live streaming the Star Wars Fan Film Awards; the “Smuggler’s Bounty” radio drama; EA’s new Battlefront videogame; and several other exclusive Celebration events that might otherwise be missed by members from Star Wars’ global fan community.

Between the live, on-stage events, StarWars.com will feature live interviews with celebrity guests within the Star Wars Cantina set specially built to capture the mood and atmosphere of the infamous Mos Eisley watering hole from A New Hope. These segments will have a fun, variety show flavor to them that brings a bit of the Star Wars Celebration vibe to those enjoying the event from afar.

Exclusive clips from throughout Star Wars Celebration event will also be available on demand from Verizon, allowing fans to celebrate Star Wars long after the live streams are over.

The live streaming begins at 10am PST Thursday, April 16th, on StarWars.com with the Celebration kick-off panel and continues with 30-plus hours of coverage through the closing ceremony on Sunday April 19th, beginning at 3:30 pm PST. Watch exclusive highlights and on-demand clips from Verizon on Twitter, @VerizonWireless, and at Facebook.com/Verizon.

We hope to see you at Star Wars Celebration and if not, enjoy watching Celebration from the comforts of home or work!

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