{image via Lucasfilm}

The Star Wars Celebration convention originally scheduled for this summer in Anaheim, CA has been postponed until August 18-21, 2022. While some might consider this an excess of caution, in these days of international pandemic the convention organizers are actually being sensible.

Social distancing is impossible at a large convention. If you had planned to attend the Star Wars Celebration and had already invested in tickets, click here to learn how to transfer your membership to the 2022 gathering. If you pre-ordered merchandise, you will have the option of receiving your order or requesting a refund.

The ticket and merchandise refund period will open Monday, June 22nd and must be completed by Wednesday, August 26th. Do not delay.

Those who booked their hotel rooms through the Star Wars Celebration in their official hotel block, their reservations will be automatically cancelled. If you made other arrangements for lodgings, or made travel reservations, please consult your travel agent to make necessary cancellations or readjustments.

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Daisy Ridley (Rey) and Mark Hamill (Luke) in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” – {image via Lucasfilm}

As a token of appreciation to Celebration attendees who transfer their memberships to 2022, an exclusive Stormtrooper pin will be sent to all who transfer their membership. If you opt to transfer your tickets to 2022 in lieu of requesting a refund, the pin will be automatically shipped to you before the end of the year, and no further action is required. It is a limited edition pin, and will not be offered for sale elsewhere.

The merchandise that had been planned for the 2020 Star Wars Celebration will be available for purchase on-line in the near future. SW fans that elect to receive a merchandise credit rather than a refund will be able to use their merchandise credits at that time.

The rescheduled Star Wars Celebration will be Thursday, August 18, 2022 – Sunday, August 21, 2022, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

At this time, Dragon*Con in Atlanta, Georgia is the only major science fiction convention that hasn’t been cancelled or postponed. Unless things change, it will be Labor Day weekend. Given a usual attendance of 80,000 SF fans, if 3% of the attendees contract Covid-19, that would be 2,400 new cases. If three percent of those cases are fatal, that would mean 72 of our own people dead.

Stay safe. Maintain social distancing. Wear a mask in public and wash your hands. May the Force be with you.

Wear a mask in public.
Susan Macdonald
Susan Macdonald

Susan Macdonald is the author of the children’s book “R is for Renaissance Faire”, as well as 26 short stories, mostly fantasy in “Alternative Truths”, “Swords and Sorceress #30”, Swords &Sorceries Vols. 1, 2, & 5, “Cat Tails” “Under Western Stars”, and “Knee-High Drummond and the Durango Kid”. Her articles have appeared on SCIFI.radio’s web site, in The Inquisitr, and in The Millington Star. She enjoys Renaissance Faires (see book above), science fiction conventions,  Highland Games, and Native American pow-wows.