21-24 July 2022 Jodrell Bank Observatory

The force awakens at Bluedot!

Celebrating 40 years since the birth of the Star Wars universe, bluedot 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.

Join our Jedi Training Academy with padawans receiving instruction from Andrew Laughton, the stand-in/stunt double for Qui Gon Jinn and Naboo soldier in ‘Star Wars – Phantom Menace Episode 1’. Andrew was taught a lot of the light saber style devised and refined by the film’s stunt coordinator, Nick Gillard. 

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, plus their will be screenings of The Force Awakens & Rogue One, plus don’t forget to catch DJ YODA’s new history of gaming AV set!

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.

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