Posted by Philip on February 6, 2013 at 06:39 AM CST
From Gus Lopez, coordinator of the Celebration Collecting Panels:

I am thrilled to announce the call for participation for the Star Wars Celebration Europe Collecting Track as part of Star Wars Celebration Europe in Essen, Germany on July 26-28, 2013. Similar to past Star Wars Celebration events, the collecting program is the place where Star Wars collectors spanning all levels and interests come together to participate in talks, panels, and activities around the Star Wars collecting hobby.

There are multiple ways to participate in the Celebration Europe Collecting Track:

1. Attend: With 15 talks and panels planned across the three days of Celebration Europe, the Collecting Track is a unique opportunity to learn about many aspects of Star Wars collecting, meet other collectors, and see some amazing things. I encourage everyone to attend some or all of the collecting panels and meet fellow collectors. In addition to learning a lot about the hobby, the collecting panels are a great place for networking with others sharing the same passion. We’ll once again have new highly-coveted Collecting Track giveaways for attendees of the talks and panels, which will be announced soon. We have additional activities planned for the Collecting Track, so look for announcements in the coming months as they are added to the program.

2. Volunteer: We have a number of limited spots for volunteers to assist with activities such as setting up the event, distributing giveaways, managing flow in and out of the talks, and introducing speakers. For helping out for at least 12 hours across three days, volunteers will receive a complimentary badge to Star Wars Celebration, among other perks. If you are interested in volunteering for the Collecting Track, email Tony Damata at adamata@restrainingbolt.com with the Subject: "CE2 VOLUNTEER".

3. Presenter: The Star Wars Collecting Track is a completely fan-run event. All of the panelists, speakers, and presenters for the collecting program are fans like you from the Star Wars collecting community. Panels consist of discussion topics with up to 4 presenters comparing and contrasting different angles and approaches regarding a collecting subject. Talks consist of 1 or 2 presenters leading a detailed discussion about some area or aspect of Star Wars collecting. If you are interested in being a Collecting Track presenter, email Gus Lopez at lopez@drizzle.com with the Subject: "CE2 PRESENTER" and the following information:

Presenter(s):
Title of Presentation:
Panel, Talk, or Activity (choose one):
Prior public speaking experience:
Brief description (3-4 sentences):

I look forward to seeing all of you at Star Wars Celebration Europe!

Gus
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