Published on October 12th, 2017 | by Richard Boom0
Echo Base Charity Con Celebrates 40 year Star Wars
On October 13, 1977, the European Red-carpet Premiere of Star Wars took place in Arnhem. Tomorrow that will be exactly forty years ago. Foundation Echo Base seizes this opportunity to announce with pride that Guy Henry (Tarkin in Rogue One), Michael Carter (Bib Fortuna in Return of the Jedi) and Brian Herring (BB-8 in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi) have been added to the guest list of the Star Wars event Echo Base Charity Con on Saturday December 16 at Kinepolis Jaarbeurs Utrecht, the Netherlands. The event has a special purpose: Echo Base Charity Con’s net proceeds will -in collaboration with Star Wars: Force for Change– be donated to the work of UNICEF for children worldwide.
Today, the Echo Base Foundation also unveils the Echo Base Charity Con–poster, made by American comic artist Stephen B. Scott (design by Art Grafunkel), known for example for the official comic book of the Batman movie The Dark Knight and the comic Indiana Jones and the Tomb of the Gods.
It has previously been announced that Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi) and Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar in Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi) will be present. Fans can meet the various Star Wars actors during the signing sessions and Q & A’s that are organized.
Forty years and counting, young and old are hooked on Star Wars and with the upcoming new movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi it is not near yet over. For the initiator of Echo Base Charity Con, Wiebe van der Werk, there are plenty of reasons to set up a grand event: “Star Wars is unprecedented popular. In recent years, with the advent of new Star Wars films, popularity has even increased and the fan base has grown. Echo Base Charity Con offers a great event for all Star Wars fans from young to old. We are also very proud of our collaboration with Star Wars: Force for Change, with whom we will donate the Net Revenue of the Event to UNICEF, and thus we use the Force to contribute to its good initiatives in the field of childrens rights worldwide . We are looking forward to a successful event in December! “
About Echo Base Charity Con
On Saturday, December 16, Kinepolis Jaarbeurs Utrecht will be transformed into a walhalla for Star Wars enthusiasts. For example, there is an enormous range of merchandise (toys, posters, T-shirts, books, etc.) for sale. Unicef offers unique pieces for UNICEF through Star Wars: Force for Change, there are several cosplayers and famous robots like R2-D2 will be driving around.
Young visitors will have a great time: they can learn to fight with a lightsaber, play Star Wars games and make their favorite Star Wars figure. With this, Echo Base Charity Con is not only a great event for Star Wars enthusiasts, but suitable for the whole family.
Tickets are available at www.echobasecon.nl and in all stores of Primera.
More information: www.echobasecon.nl