The Power of the Force Attracts Exhibitors To Star Wars™ Celebration V

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Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back and the Ongoing Adventures of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Massive Fan Gathering Will Include an Assortment of Vendors From Across the Pop Culture Galaxy From Lucasfilm Ltd. and Reed Exhibitions, Event Will Take Place in Orlando, Florida August 12-15, 2010

Even at this early stage, this Celebration is shaping up to be really big - maybe bigger than any of our previous events

Lucasfilm Ltd. and Reed Exhibitions are pleased to announce that planning for Star Wars Celebration V is well underway. With more than half of the show floor already sold, exhibit space is filling up quickly with all-stars from across the pop culture galaxy. Organizers cite a diverse exhibitor base of over 100 leading vendors ranging from established industry heavyweights to a wide array of smaller, independent companies - from makers and sellers of toys, costumes, and high end collectibles to greeting cards, art prints, trading cards, books and graphic novels, games, and much, much more. Participating exhibitors include: Hasbro, Lego U.S.A, Acme Archives, DK Publishing, eFX Collectibles, Hallmark, Mimoco, Comic Images, Museum Replicas, Random House, Rubies Costumes, Gentle Giant, Super7Store, Topps, and many more. Star Wars Celebration V will take place August 12-15, 2010 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. To reserve exhibit space before it is sold out, companies are encouraged to contact Mike Armstrong at 203-840-5333 or visit the event website at for more information and to view a complete list of current exhibitors.

"Even at this early stage, this Celebration is shaping up to be really big - maybe bigger than any of our previous events," said Steve Sansweet, Lucasfilm's Head of Fan Relations. "We are still months away from Celebration V and we are already seeing an enormous amount of interest and enthusiasm from vendors and exhibitors, which is pretty unprecedented so far out. With such a varied slate of amazing vendors from all parts of the pop culture world, fans, families, and attendees are going to be in for a real treat."

Star Wars Celebration is the official Lucasfilm convention celebrating all things Star Wars. The Celebrations are the biggest Star Wars events held, allowing friends and families to gather to have fun and celebrate their love of the Saga. From fans who first experienced A New Hope in theaters to kids just discovering Star Wars through Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Celebration touches on anything and everything connected with that galaxy far, far away. The producers promise more interactive events than ever at Celebration V. Celebrity guests will sign in the Star Wars Celebration Autograph area as well as make presentations. The annual Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge prizes will be awarded and there will be a chance for budding filmmakers to get tips from more experienced ones. Star Wars Celebration V will feature scores of crowd-pleasing events that can be found only at an official Star Wars convention. To receive up-to-the-minute information on guest announcements and special events taking place this year, fans are encouraged to sign up for the official Star Wars Celebration newsletter at

About Reed Exhibitions Pop Culture Group:
The Pop Culture Group at Reed Exhibitions owns and operates the New York Comic Con, the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, and the New York Anime Festival. New York Comic Con was launched in 2006 and quickly became a dominant presence in the pop culture world of public events. In 2009, 452 companies exhibited at NewYork ComicCon for a total of 84,000 square feet of paid exhibit space, and it has been ranked by Crain's New York Business as the second-largest annual event in NYC. Chicao Comic and Entertainment Expo, which will debut April 16 - 18 at Chicago's McCormick Place Convention Center, is modeled after NewYork ComicCon and will provide fans the opportunity to meet and greet their favorite writers, creators, and artists, as well as to see, hear and learn about the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. The Pop Culture Group also operates the recently launched Ultimate Fighting Championship Fan Expo in partnership with the Ultimate Fighting Championship - the world's leading professional mixed martial arts organization - and it formed a strategic partnership with Penny Arcade Expo in 2008 and will work closely with Penny Arcade Expo on the launch of Penny Arcade Expo East in Boston in 2010.

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