NYCC ’17: Celebrate The 40th Anniversary Of Star Wars ‘From A Certain Point Of View’

by Hannah Means Shannon

New York Comic Con 2017 will be hosting a number of panels and specially ticketed events at a location known as Hudson Mercantile, as well as a lounge and other amenities, many of which are open to the public.

One of those specially ticketed events will be “From a Certain Point of View: A Star Wars 40th Anniversary Celebration”: at $45.00 a ticket.

The event celebrates the release of an anthology book about Star Wars called From a Certain Point of View: A Star Wars 40th Anniversary Celebration, and many of the contributors to the book are taking part in the event. Tickets get you a copy of the book signed by many of the contributors.

A ticket to New York Comic Con is actually NOT required to attend this event, so it might be a good way to meet up with friends in the city if they are not attending NYCC but you’d like to have some geek bonding time.

And if you’re into comics as well as films, there’s a massive slate of comic creators taking part.

The event is listed as:

In 1977 a princess, a farm boy, a scoundrel, a Wookiee, two droids, an old wizard, and a man in black set us off on a galaxy full of adventure. Forty years later, join an all-star panel of authors to celebrate the legacy of Star Wars with a new anthology that retells the story of Star Wars through the eyes of the background characters and creatures that bring the galaxy to life.

A ticket to this not to be missed event includes a New York Comic Con exclusive cover edition of From a Certain Point of View: A Star Wars 40th Anniversary Celebration, pre-signed by over a dozen of the contributing authors. This edition is extremely limited with only 600 copies in print.

Moderated by Lucasfilm Story Group member Pablo Hidalgo, this very unique panel promises fun new insights into the characters and scenes of the film that you think you know, and features a rotating cast of more than a dozen Star Wars authors and contributors, including but not limited to: Ben Acker, Pierce Brown, Meg Cabot, Adam Christopher, Zoraida Cordova, Delilah Dawson, Jason Fry, Kieron Gillen, Claudia Gray, EK Johnston, Mur Lafferty, John Jackson Miller, Daniel José Older, Mallory Ortberg, Beth Revis, Cavan Scott, Charles Soule, Marc Thompson, Elizabeth Wein, and Chuck Wendig.

PLEASE NOTE: A ticket to New York Comic Con is not required in order to attend this event.

Find out more on their event page right here.