Release in brief: DK celebrates its extensive Star Wars™ publishing list during Star Wars Celebration Europe at ExCel London this July 2016.
DK continues to provide Star Wars fans with the means to immerse themselves in the detailed, complex world of Star Wars. From Ultimate Star Wars to the popular Star Wars Readers for young children, DK boasts an extensive catalogue of Star Wars books, giving fans of all ages access to everything there is to know about the incredible Star Wars franchise. In 2015 alone, DK sold 400,000 books worth more than £2.5 million.*
On the 15th July, DK will be attending the annual Star Wars Celebration event at London Excel, showcasing a collection of must-have DK Star Wars titles and offering fans the opportunity to meet the people behind the books. Star Wars Celebration is a three day event running from the 15th - 17th July.
Visitors will be plunged into a specialist 3D floor taken straight from the recently released Star Wars The Force Awakens™ Incredible Cross-Sections, and have the exclusive chance to create their own Rebel Alliance quest with copies of LEGO® Star Wars™ Build Your Own Adventure signed by super-builder Rod Gillies, two weeks before the book’s official publication.
DK’s Star Wars publishing list provides sustenance to fans, opening up the Star Wars universe in between films, offering enthusiasts access to a wealth of information and unparalleled behind-the-scenes knowledge. During Star Wars Celebration, which returns to the capital for the first time since 2007, DK will be hosting four notable authors who’ve given depth, knowledge and realism to vehicles like Rey’s speeder, the cleaning schedule of the Death Star and shone a light on the enigmatic Mandalorian warriors. Adam Bray, Cole Horton, Kemp Remillard and Jason Fry will be meeting and signing copies of their books for fans as well as taking part in a panel discussion during the event.
Simon Beecroft, DK Publishing Director, Licensed Books said: “DK’s Star Wars books have given people of all ages a way to continue to explore the world created by Lucasfilm and Disney outside of the movies and games. The appetite for extra information and detail amongst fans is why we create these books. Not only do our books offer insight into the Star Wars world, the imagery and text is also easily accessible and appeals to both adults and children in a unique way.”
“Star Wars Celebration Europe is the perfect time to thank those readers for their continuing support for DK Star Wars books, and through the stand design, guest authors and additional activity we will have on our stand, we hope to excite existing fans and also welcome new ones into the publishing world of Star Wars.”
In addition to author appearances and signings, the DK stand will feature a £1 Lucky Book Dip including DK Readers and Sticker Books. Visitors to the stand who sign up to the DK Star Wars Newsletter will receive exclusive postcards.
Accompanying hi-res images are available on request. Adam Bray, Cole Horton, Kemp Remillard and Jason Fry are available for media interviews. Contact Sara Hawthorn on 07841756144, email firstname.lastname@example.org
1) Star Wars Celebration is an official Lucasfilm event, produced by fans, for fans. The first event took place in 1999 and tours a different European city each year.
2) Jason Fry is the author of Star Wars The Force Awakens Incredible Cross-Sections
3) Kemp Remillard is the Illustrator of Star Wars The Force Awakens Incredible Cross-Sections
4) Adam Bray is co-author of Star Wars Absolutely Everything You Need To Know and Ultimate Star Wars
5) Cole Horton is co-author of Star Wars Absolutely Everything You Need To Know
About the authors
Jason Fry is the author of The Jupiter Pirates young-adult space-fantasy series and has written or co-written more than 30 novels, short stories, and other works set in the galaxy far, far away, including The Essential Atlas, the Servants of the Empire quartet, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens Incredible Cross-Sections. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, son, and about a metric ton of Star Wars stuff.
Kemp has been a professional concept artist/illustrator for more than a decade, working for clients as varied as Electronic Arts, Nintendo, Sega, DARPA, Northrop Grumman, Scientific American, and Cartoon Network. In 2015, he illustrated DK’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens Incredible Cross-Sections. He lives in San Francisco.
Adam Bray is the author of DK’s Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide (Seasons one and two), and a co-author for Ultimate Star Wars, Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know and LEGO Star Wars: Chronicles of the Force. Adam is a contributor to the official blog at StarWars.com, and a guest commentator on many popular Star Wars fan podcasts. Prior to his travels in a galaxy far, far away, Adam contributed to around 40 travel guides for Southeast Asia, and wrote for outlets like CNN and National Geographic. Follow Adam’s adventures at www.Twitter.com/AuthorAdamBray.
Cole Horton is an author, historian, and games industry professional. He is the author of multiple Star Wars books, including Star Wars Absolutely Everything You Need to Know and LEGO Star Wars: Chronicles of the Force. Cole graduated with a degree in History from Indiana University and has contributed as a historian to StarWars.com, Marvel AR, and Marvel.com. By day, he works on Star Wars games at EA and lives in Los Angeles, CA with his wife.
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