Ashley Eckstein meet on May 20 from 5:45-6:45 p.m.

The official Disney World Twitter account is advertising a meet for Ashley Eckstein on May 20.

Meet the voice of Ahsoka Tano, Ashley Eckstein, at Star Wars Weekends on May 20 from 5:45-6:45 p.m. in Jabba’s Hutt.

We're not sure what this means exactly.  Perhaps due to the Star Tours opening ceremony on May 20, there will be reduced Star Wars Weekend hours?  Or perhaps this is in addition to her regular meets?

Steve Sansweet will be at Star Wars Weekends on May 20

Star Wars author and head of Fan Relations for Lucas, Steve Sansweet, appearing at Star Wars Weekends on May 20, 2011 from 4pm to 5pm in Jabba’s Hutt merchandise tent.  The merchandise tent will be located in the Rock 'n Roller Coaster courtyard.

We need you in 2011

Are you going to Star Wars Weekend this year? We're looking for SWW Reporters! All we're looking for is a trip report and perhaps even more importantly, photos of the event! Any and all photos and trip reports can be emailed to us at quickgold@studioscentral.com but you can also register to be a reporter here. Thank you to everyone who helps out!

Anthony Daniels to host one-man show for weekend 1?

Based on Anthony Daniels' recent Twitter posts, it sounds like he's working on a one-man show for Star Wars Weekends 2011.

"If I have 6 1 man 30 minute shows (sounds like a math test) at Disneyworld & shan't be mentioning mice, what should I tell the audience?"

"What favourite Star Wars tales should I tell? What insider knowledge should I impart? What behind-the-scenes secrets should I reveal?"

"Just timed my 1 man 30 minute show for Disneyworld at 1 man 55 minutes. Aaaaggghhhh (!) I'm going to the pub."

"Just had a thought. When they asked me to do a one-man show, did they mean there would only be one man in the audience? Hmmm." 

Daniel Logan to appear at Star Wars Weekends for Weekend 1

Disney has confirmed that Daniel Logan (Young Boba Fett) will be at Disney's Hollywood Studios for Weekend 1 of Star Wars Weekends 2011.

Logan, who has appeared at Star Wars Weekends in 2010, 2008, 2007, 2005 and 2004, will make his sixth appearance at the event.

Star Wars Weekends 2011 artwork peview

We've obtained photos of some of the Star Wars Weekends artwork, both limited and regular.

Star Wars Weekends artwork that will be on sale
Star Wars Weekends artwork that will be on sale
Star Wars Weekend sketches for sale with their artist, Jason Zucker
Star Wars Weekend sketches for sale with their artist, Jason Zucker

Star Wars Weekends 2011 Logo Revealed

Disney has officially released what the Star Wars Weekends 2011 logo will look like.  Featuring Jedi Mickey and Darth Vader, this year's logo has the two squaring off in a lightsaber duel.

2011 Star Wars Weekends Celebrity List officially released

Disney has released the official 2011 Star Wars Weekends celebrity list despite the fact the list has largely been available on sites like this one for weeks.

Weekend 1 - MAY 20-22
Anthony Daniels (C-3PO)
The Clone Wars Special Guest: Dave Filoni (Supervising Director)
Weekend 2 -MAY 27-29
Anthony Daniels (C-3PO)
Bruce Spence (Tion Medon)
The Clone Wars Voice Talent Guest: Dee Bradley Baker (Captain Rex)
Weekend 3 - JUNE 3-5
Ray Park (Darth Maul)
Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett)
The Clone Wars Voice Talent Guest: Matt Lanter (Anakin)
Weekend 4 - JUNE 10-12
Ray Park (Darth Maul)
Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca)
The Clone Wars Voice Talent Guest: Tom Kane (Yoda)

Dave Filoni and Tom Kane will be at Star Wars Weekends 2011

In an interview with Ashley Eckstein, Eckstein mentioned that Dave Filoni (Supervising Director of Clone Wars Animated Series) and Tom Kane (Voice of Yoda) will indeed be present at Star Wars Weekends 2011.

Eckstein didn't mention which dates either of the two will be at, but assured that both of these Star Wars Weekends veterans will be attending this years event.

Thanks to Dave Parfitt for the tip!

Star Wars Fangirl Apparel from Her Universe to be Offered for the First Time at Star Wars Weekends

Returning to Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. as Celebrity Host of "The Clone Wars: Behind the Force," actress Ashley Eckstein (voice of Ahsoka Tano on Star Wars: The Clone Wars) will also be bringing an all-new, unique range of Star Wars fangirl-focused products to the month-long event at Walt Disney World Resort. Available for the duration of Star Wars Weekends 2011, Eckstein's line of Her Universe apparel and accessories was created as a response to the ever-increasing demand for fashionable "geek chic" products among the growing community of female fans.

In addition to a product line that already includes female-focused shirts and undergarments, Her Universe will be premiering two new shirt designs at this year's Star Wars Weekends event. Featuring images of Jedi Master Yoda and other famous characters from the beloved Star Wars Saga, both designs will be offered in female sizes with female fits - and, for the first time ever, two popular Her Universe designs will also be available in children's sizes. The new designs will be available exclusively for a limited time at Disney's Hollywood Studios during Star Wars Weekends 2011.

"As the voice of Ahsoka Tano, it warms my heart to see an increase in young girls who are now Star Wars fans because of The Clone Wars," says Eckstein. "However, it bothered me when those little girls had to go to the boys section to buy their Star Wars shirts. Now little girls can buy shirts that are specially made just for them!"

In addition to regular autograph signings each weekend, Eckstein will also be available for special merchandise autograph signings each day inside the theme park where her exclusive Her Universe apparel will be sold.

"Disney's Hollywood Studios has played a huge part in my life," says Eckstein. "Growing up in Orlando, my dad worked for Walt Disney World and I was at the theme park the first week it opened in 1989. It was a dream of mine to follow in my father's footsteps and work for Disney. On my 16th birthday, I applied for a job at the ‘happiest place on Earth' and was assigned to Disney's Hollywood Studios where I would spend my weekends dancing in the parades and working in the restaurants! Now, to return to Disney's Hollywood Studios for Star Wars Weekends as a host and a designer is magical!"

 

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