The buzz about “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” got a major jolt at this year’s Star Wars Celebration held in Anaheim April 16-19. Fans from around the globe traveled to be part of the convention that included everything from costume contests to an appearance by J.J. Abrams, director of the next “Star Wars” offering.
The original celebrations - that launched in Denver in 1999 - were connected to the release of “Phantom Menace,” “Attack of the Clones” and “Revenge of the Sith.”
If you would like to be at the Star Wars Celebration in 2016, it will take place July 15-17 in London. Of the 11 celebrations, seven have been held in the United States. Others have been held in England, Japan and Germany.
Here’s a look at some of this year’s celebration.