A Three-Day Star Wars Fan Event Is Headed To L.A. This Weekend • Empire Con

A Sci-Fi convention for Star Wars fans is taking place in Los Angeles this weekend!

Think of Empire Con to be like a Christmas miracle meant just for Star Wars fans and collectors — the three-day galaxy extravaganza is heading to the city of Angels this weekend from December 6 through the 9. Travel through the depths of the galaxy during this one-of-a-kind fandom affair!

Headlining this year’s Empire Con is Billy Dee Williams, the dashing rogue Lando Calrissian, Baron of Cloud City. This event is going to have the first worldwide appearances of Jibralta Merrill, Daniel Zormeier, and Larry Holt as well as the first US appearances of Joe Gibson, Harley Cokeliss, Frazer Diamond, and Kim Falkinburg!

All proceeds from this year’s Empire Con will be donated to the Peter Mayhew Foundation — the actor is who played Chewbacca in the Star Wars film series passed away earlier this year. He appeared in all the live-action hits from the 1977 original to 2015’s The Force Awakens, before he retired from the role.

Fans can also look forward to a tribute exhibit to Kenny Baker (R2-D2) will include artifacts and photos from his work and his life including items from his personal collection. There will also be a display of original props and costumes from Star Wars, including some never seen before. Panels with celebrity guests will include Voices of Star Wars, Behind the Scenes of the Original Trilogy, Puppeteering and The Women of Star Wars. Take our word for it… if you love all things Star Wars, you’re not going to want to miss this event!

Get your tickets to Empire Con in L.A., here!


Originally published at Secret Los Angeles.