As was the case the last several weeks we are adding another guest to our ever growing line-up this Friday. We would like to welcome Derek Arnold, the creature and droid performer from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story but also the upcoming new movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi! What part(s) he is […]
Brian Herring (BB-8) will be at Echo Base Charity Con – A Star Wars Event! In 2015 we got to know the cool new droid BB-8, who instantly became a fan favorite. It led to the enormous success of the remote controlled version by Sphero even before the movie The Force Awakens was released in cinemas.
BB-8 was realised by CGI for a number of scenes, but in most cases BB-8 was an “actual” robot who was brought to life by actor and puppeteer Brian Herring. He didn’t just fulfil this task for The Force Awakens but also for the upcoming film The Last Jedi. Besides that Brian also worked on Rogue One, in which he amongst other things can be seen as the droid SE-2.
Who doesn’t remember Bib Fortuna, the Twi’lek alien en right hand man of Jabba the Hutt in “Return of the Jedi”? For actor Michael Carter, bringing the character to life wasn’t always fun and games. For starters, he had to endure 8 hours in the make up chair each day before filming started! The hard work did pay off and one of the most memorable aliens from the film was born.
Now that the summer vacation is (more or less) over, it is time for some news. And today we are announcing a new guest. Please welcome the actor who portrayed Rebel pilot Derek “Hobbie” Klivian: Richard Oldfield! For more information about our third guest please go to his Guest page.
In the upcoming months we will uncover many more things about Echo Base Charity Con 2017: new guests, activities, exhibitors and much, much more. So continue keep your eye on our website and social media for the latest news!
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In December you will be able to meet R2-D2, BB-8 or other droids from the Star Wars universe. The Astromech Builders Club Benelux and R2 Builders Belgium will be present to show you their selfmade creations! You can meet them all over the venue to take pictures with them or to ask their makers what it takes to build the droids.
(Nederlands) Op Echo Base Charity Con 2017 zal Remnants of the Order vertoond worden en wordt de screening afgesloten met een panel met de makers. Daarnaast zullen zij aanwezig zijn met een stand waar bezoekers onder meer props kunnen bekijken en kunnen zien wat er allemaal qua werk vooraf gaat aan het maken van een film.
Tickets for Echo Base Charity Con 2017 are now available from www.echobasecon.nl/tickets.