The Force Is Strong With bluedot

Celebrating 40 years since the birth of the Star Wars universe, bluedot today welcomes the original Darth Vader, the legendary British actor and face behind the mask Dave Prowse. He’ll be in conversation with Brian Muir – the man credited with sculpting Lord Vader’s iconic helmet – with revealing behind the scenes stories and an interactive Q&A session.

Jedi Training Academy will also be on offer at the festival with padawans receiving instruction from Andrew Laughton, the stunt double for Jedi master Qui Gon Jinn in ‘Star Wars – Phantom Menace Episode 1’.

Andrew was taught the light saber style devised and refined by the film’s stunt coordinator, Nick Gillard. He will be teaching light saber battle moves from the film and giving people the chance to own a personally signed replica light saber.

There’s also will be a chance to get up close and personal for a selfie opportunity with a movie-authentic life size replica of everyone’s favourite astromech droid, R2D2 aswell as the wisest and original mash up champion DJ Yoda who will be appearing with a feast of an audio visual set following the history of computer games.

The special Star Wars anniversary celebrations have been curated by For the Love of Sci-Fi, Manchester’s own annual sci-fi convention that takes place in the city every December and that will naturally have a Star Wars focus this year.

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