The 10th Star Wars Celebration started off with a galactic bang on Thursday with The Force Awakens panel. Buzzing with a capacity crowd of 4k+ fans (many sleeping there overnight), the Arena was very strong with the force. I think all in attendance would have agreed it was worth the wait and exceeded expectations. The panel primarily consisted of Director JJ Abrams and Producer Kathleen Kennedy, but also introduced new friends and reunited old ones. Ending with the grand reveal of the new trailer, it was an amazing panel and the perfect way to kick off Celebration.
I intentionally shielded myself from the trailer in an attempt to go into Episode VII spoil free. It was the hardest thing I have ever done as a grown adult. The struggle is real. If you were there or watched the steaming panel online, let me know what your thoughts were and what you are excited about.