Collectors Trade and Socialize at the Star Wars Celebration VI Swap Meet
At Star Wars Celebration some of the hottest, hard to find collectibles aren't on the show floor but in the suitcase of your fellow fan. Hotel sales have long been an after-hours activity of the Star Wars collector looking to find that rare vintage figure, a unique international item, or other prize Star Wars items.
This year at Star Wars Celebration VI the hotel sales get opened up to you! Friday night after the con, the Star Wars Collectors' Swap Meet will be held at 6:30 pm in the new Star Wars Collectors' Social Area. Run by super-collector and collectible book author Gus Lopez, Star Wars collectors will have a chance to buy, sell, and trade Star Wars collectibles of all kinds.
In addition to the marketplace, the Swap Meet is also this year's Collector Track Social Event. Come and chat with likeminded Star Wars collectors, find out how super-collectors store and display their collection, and see figure prototypes, international items, and more!
Bring some collectibles that you are willing to part with and see items from other Star Wars collections! Make a trade, work a deal, and find that item that has eluded you for so long!
The Star Wars Collectors' Social Area is in room W304. Set-up begins at 5pm for those bringing collectibles to sell or trade. Selling is limited to just a handful of items per person though (what you can carry), so collectors should plan accordingly.
Collectors' Social Central at Celebration – W304 AB
When Star Wars collectors want to find out about the latest and greatest toys, statues, and prop replicas hitting retail the primary sources of news and reviews are not corporate owned web sites, but sites run by Star Wars fans for Star Wars fans.
While one might expect competition among the various sites, each trying to scoop the other, the truth is the owners and reporters from many sites are friends who see each other annually at conventions, Toy Fair International, and of course Star Wars Celebrations.
Now at Star Wars Celebration VI, six of these fan-created web sites have joined together to bring an exciting new collectible available in the Star Wars Collecting Track Social Area!
In the Social Area six Star Wars fan sites, Jedi News UK, Jedi Temple Archives, Sandtroopers, Star Wars Action News, The Star Wars Collectors' Archive, and Yakface will be hosting "meet the fan site" sessions where site visitors can meet the men behind the web sites--and get an exclusive patch from each site.
Each site will have an exclusive patch given away only during the meet-and-greet, and if you collect all 6 patches they join together to make a larger patch--much like how the sites are united in their fandom of Star Wars and their love of collecting! Each patch is limited to 500 pieces and will be given out on a first-come-first serve basis during the meet-and-greets. Additionally, a small number of full sets will be given away in the Social Area during the convention! Follow @C6CollectTrack on Twitter during the con.
The meet-and-greets will be held in the Collectors' Social Area, a new addition to the popular Collecting Track for Celebration VI. In addition to this exclusive patch giveaway, attendees can sit on roundtable discussions, get collecting books autographed, meet other collectors as well as other great activities.
Come on out and meet a fan site and get an exclusive patch - only in the Star Wars Collectors Social Area! The times for each site are:
- Thursday 1pm - Jedi Temple Archives
- Thursday 12pm - Sandtroopers
- Saturday 1pm - Star Wars Action News
- Saturday 3pm - Yakface
- Sunday 11:15 am - The Star Wars Collectors' Archive
- Sunday 1pm - Jedi News
Collector's Trivia Returns to Star Wars Celebration VI
Do you know your Star Wars collectibles? How many Power of the Force 2 figures came with Freeze Frame slides? The command to wake up Hasbro's R2-D2 robot? The first blaster replica put out by Master Replicas? If so, come to the Star Wars Collectors' Social Area Saturday night at 5:30 to win some great prizes!
Everyone is welcome to enter this contest. The first questions will be true-false to narrow down the contestants, and then change to free-form answers. Be one of the last collectors standing and you can win some great prizes donated by Hallmark, Mimoco, Diamond Select, Gentle Giant, and Completist Publications!
Come test your knowledge! Win or lose, you'll have a great time! 5:30pm Saturday in the Collectors' Social Area, W304CD