Star Wars 40th Anniversary Celebration in Pictures and video!

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Harrison Ford, Kathleen Kennedy, George Lucas, Billie Lourd and Mark Hamill (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images for Disney)

What a great day to be a Star Wars fan! Star Wars Celebration Orlando kicked off with an epic tribute for the Saga’s 40th Anniversary featuring surprise guests including George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, Warwick Davis, Hayden Christensen, Ian McDiarmid, Dave Filoni, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Billy Dee Williams and Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford.

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The panel’s finale was an emotional tribute to Carrie Fisher with remarks from her daughter Billie Lourd and a surprise appearance by legendary composer John Williams, who conducted the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra while they played “Leia’s Theme.”

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Did you go to the Star Wars Celebration? What was your experience?

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GERARDO MORA/GETTY IMAGES FOR DISNEY

Here is the live video from yeserday:

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