Star Wars: The Force Awakens Panel Live Stream Open Thread


We are about to start folks! The Star Wars: The Force Awakens Panel live from the Star Wars Celebration in lovely Anaheim, California, and the Star Wars community is ready to burst with excitement!

Launching with a live stream of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Panel, director J.J. Abrams and producer Kathleen Kennedy, the Celebration live stream will provide coverage throughout the four-day event from a specially-designed Star Wars Cantina set located in the middle of the action on the convention floor. The Live-Stream is going to be huge, and the anticipation is off the charts. is planning on delivering  30+ hours of live-streamed content (Dork Side of the Force will be providing link and commentary on it all), following Thursday’s Celebration kickoff. The Live-Stream will feature dozens of panels and events, which will include discussions with actors Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, Ian McDiarmid, and several other performers associated with the Star Wars saga.

Another note, from The site will be live streaming the Star Wars Fan Film Awards; the Smuggler’s Bounty radio drama; EA’s Star Wars Battlefront, and several other Celebration events.

The biggest rumor/news coming from Anaheim is that JJ Abrams will in fact debut the second trailer to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. why, just last evening, an audio that was reportedly recorded from directly outside The Force Awakens panel room, at the Celebration.

The audio isn’t very clear, but there are definitely lots of original lines, and it absolutely seems, in my mind, 100% legit. The Panel is about to go live, and the discussion is live in the comments section below.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is arguably the most anticipated Star Wars films, yet. The movie has been one the most secretive film in the series’ history.

JJ Abrams is taking the stage now, tine-in and enjoy. Also, comment in the comments section so we can talk about all that is going on. And, stay tuned to Dork Side of the Force, as our on the scene staffer, Kyle, is reporting live from Anaheim.

  •  JJ and Kathleen are on stage talking about the movie.
  • JJ is reminiscing about his connection to Star Wars and why he anted to direct Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • Not Tattoine! but Jahku! HUGE news!
  • Force for Change raised over 6million dollars and still counting
  • This isn’t JJ’s first Star Wars Celebration
  • Kathy has been to one in Germany, and is impressed by fan-built R2’s
  • Fan droid-mechanics were hired by Kathleen to build droids! Ultimate dream come true!
  • The Droids never failed. Mission accomplished.
  • BB-8!!!!
  • BB-8 and R2 seem not to like each other?
  • Harrison Ford lands airplanes like an old space pirate.
  • Three lead characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens about to be brought-up on stage.
  • John Boyega – Finn
  • Daisy Ridley – Rey
  • Oscar Issac – Poe
  • Rey is a scavenger from Jahku
  • Finn is in danger and changes his life. (No more details)
  • Poe Dameron is “the best fricken pilot in the galaxy sent on a mission from a certain princess”
  • Fan questions
  • John Boyega is a huge Force Unleashed fan.
  • Boyega got Ford to sign his doll.
  • JJ is keeping things real with the battle between new tech and old in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • Keeping things “less shiny and new”
  • Question asked “How will you please everyone with this movie” JJ’s response, “We just will” HAHA YES!
  • Kathy – “I don’t think there is anything more important that the fans” – She gets it, you guys.
  • Kathy – “Keep making Star Wars fan films, I am continuously amazed by the fan films I see”
  • Oscar Isaac is a fan for life, and blasted Star Wars theme music to get in the mood to read for his part.
  • John Boyega didn’t tell his parents he got the part until the cast photo had been released.
  • Anthony Daniels coming on stage (C-3pO)
  • Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) on stage
  • CHEWIE (Peter Mayhew) coming to stage!
  • Anthony Daniels has been doing Star Wars for 40 years.
  • Anthony Daniels makes lite of the hashtag that misspelled his character’s name #CP3O
  • Carrie Fisher says no hair buns and no metal bikini
  • Mark Hamill thanks UPFs (Ultra Passionate Fans)
  • Carrie Fisher “You guys grew up with us”
  • Carrie Fisher “Thank you for playing with me” A Cheeky note to her Star Wars toy
  • The cast takes a group photo

That’s it folks, we will post the new teaser trailer and do a complete GIF breakdown of that trailer, very soon!