The Vader Case Project
New this year to the Celebration Track is the Vader Case Project. At Celebration IV in 2007, the original Vader Project showcased artist's talents by having them decorate and alter full sized Darth Vader helmet replicas. The results were stunning with artist's rendering Vader into everything from a clown to the Statue of Liberty to Vader with a fruit hat. More can be seen about this project at thevaderproject.com.
In a similar style, the Celebration Track has invited over twenty-five Star Wars artists and collectors to decorate a vintage Darth Vader carrying case with their own take on the Dark Lord. The artists include collectors like Gus Lopez, prolific Star Wars artists like Chris Trevas, and even Nathan Hamill has joined in. The cases will be shown throughout Celebration in the Collector's Track Social Room. So, stop by and see these wonderful pieces of unique artwork.
Better yet, all the cases will be auctioned during Celebration with all proceeds going to the Make A Wish foundation. If you want to make a bid, just come to the Celebration Social Room (210D) and place your bid on a case. Bidding will end at noon on Sunday. From noon to 4pm winners can come pick up their case. Only cash will be accepted. Any cases not picked up will go to the highest bidder present at 4pm.
The Vader Case Project would not be possible without the generous donation of vintage Vader cases by Big Fun Toy Store of Cleveland, OH. Visit their web site at bigfunbigfun.com.