Panels and screenings

Several panels, Q&A sessions and screenings will be held at our main stage “Starkiller Base” (theatre 12).

The first 20 seats in the theatre are reserved for the Friends of Echo Base ticket holders. The other seats have free seating but please note: first come, first serve!

Seats for the screening of The Last Jedi in theatre 8 are reserved and guaranteed if you are in possession of a valid ticket.


Star Wars: Rebels (season 4, episode 5 + 6)
Screening | Dutch spoken | 10:15 | Starkiller Base (theatre 12)
Echo Base presents in cooperation with Disney two brand new episodes of Star Wars: Rebels on one of the biggest screens in the Netherlands.


40 Years of Star Wars: Stories from the Original Trilogy
Panel  | English spoken | 11:20 | Starkiller Base (theatre 12)
In the panel “40 Years of Star Wars: Stories from the Original Trilogy”, Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett), Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), Michael Carter (Bib Fortuna) and Richard Oldfield (Hobbie) will speak extensively about their experiences making The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Of course, you can also ask questions.


The Rocketeer
Panel + screening | Dutch spoken | 12:10 | Starkiller Base (theatre 12)
Marc has been collecting Star Wars merchandise since he was a little kid. What once began as a hobby has now turned into an obsession. He spends hours and hours at collector’s fairs, shops and on the internet looking for Star Wars merchandise, a way of life that cost him his marriage. The one day, Marc finds on eBay the ultimate collector’s item: the rocket firing Boba Fett. While the bids keep going up, Marc will do anything to be able to buy Boba Fett. But lacking funds, how far will he go to complete his collection?

The short film The Rocketeer (2012) was made by Richard Raaphorst, a film maker from Rotterdams who directed commercials, created stories for Jackie Chan and worked on visual designs Terry Gilliam. He became well known when he created the film Frankenstein’s Army (2013) that instantly became a cult classic.

The Rocketeer premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam and will be screened at Echo Base Charity Con with an exclusive appearance by director Richard Raaphorst, who will be available after the screening to answer questions from the audience.


40 Years of Star Wars: The New Generation
Panel  | English spoken | 13:05 | Starkiller Base (theatre 12)
In the panel “40 Years of Star Wars: The New Generation” we hear Paul Kasey, Derek Arnold, Brian Herring and Guy Henry speak about their various roles in the latest Star Wars films.

Paul and Derek perform multiple characters in The Force Awakens, Rogue One and The Last Jedi. Brian Herring brings BB-8 to life in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi and Guy Henry is responsible for a breakthrough in CGI with his performance of Governor Tarkin in Rogue One. Of course, it’s possible to ask questions during the panel.


Designing A Galaxy
Panel  | English spoken | 13:55 | Starkiller Base (theatre 12)
The panel “Designing A Galaxy” features Jake Lunt Davies and Martin Rezard. Jake en Martin both work for the Lucasfilm Creature Concept Design team and have worked on The Force Awakens, Rogue One and The Last Jedi, amongst others. Jake has created BB-8, Rey’s Speeder and Ello Asty for The Force Awakens, Pao for Rogue One, the Porgs for The Last Jedi and Martin designed and created Admiral Raddus for Rogue One. Previously, Martin worked on Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.

Jake and Martin will extensively talk about their careers and how they got to work for the Star Wars creatures team. Of course, you can also ask questions.


From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Justin van der Lek
Panel  | Dutch spoken | 14:50 | Starkiller Base (theatre 12)
In the panel “From Star Wars to Star Wars”, Justin van der Lek talks about his journey of how a young Star Wars nerd from Nieuwegein managed to get a career in movie visual effects which led him to create award winning effects for the latest films in the Star Wars universe.


Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Screening | English spoken with Dutch subtitles | 15:45 | Starkiller Base (theatre 12)
As a new threat to the galaxy rises, Rey, a desert scavenger, and Finn, an ex-stormtrooper, must join Han Solo and Chewbacca to search for the one hope of restoring peace.

Experience Star Wars: The Force Awakens one more time on the big screen in this exclusive screening on one of the largest cinema screens in the Netherlands!


Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Special Charity Screening | English spoken with Dutch subtitles | 18:30 | Ahch-To (theatre 8)
Join us for an exclusive screening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi with special guests from the film in attendance, including Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar)! After the film, the guests will talk about their experiences making the film, and will of course take questions from the audience as well.

This is a separate ticketed event. All proceeds from this special screening will go to UNICEF through the Star Wars: Force for Change initiative. Tickets for this special Star Wars: The Last Jedi charity screening (English spoken with Dutch subtitles) are now for sale via our Ticket page fully SOLD OUT.

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