D23 Expo 2017: Panel Schedule Highlights and Favorite Exclusives

This year’s D23 Expo is shaping up to be quite the event, especially given the fact that both Marvel and Star Wars will have a strong presence at the convention.

In the “Catch Up With Ashley Eckstein” panel, which will be taking place on both Friday (July 14) and Saturday (July 15) at 1:30 p.m., Eckstein will chat with The Star Wars Show host Andi Gutierrez and Disney Style’s Nicole Mynott about her latest projects and what’s next on the horizon.

Immediately following her appearance on the Oh My Disney Stage, Ashley will be signing a special print featuring artwork from her exclusive Star Wars Forces of Destiny t-shirt, an apparel item that will be available for purchase exclusively at D23 Expo. For those fans who are unable to attend this year’s event, they will have a chance to purchase the shirt at select Disney Stores. When and which stores have yet to be determined.

(Photo: Her Unvierse, Disney Style)

Another panel that we hope to hear more about is the “Disney-Lucasfilm Publishing Presents: A Journey Through Star Wars in Books.” During the presentation, Andi Gutierrez and Lucasfilm Executive Jennifer Heddle will give fans a glimpse at Lucasfilm Press’s upcoming books, which will expand the story of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

This year’s convention will also feature a ton of exclusives that will be made available through a variety of vendors and retailers. Some of our favorites include:

Enamel pins! Buttons and pins are the best way to add color and character to your jacket or backpack. D23 Expo’s Disney Store will be selling a limited edition Star Wars boxed pin set that will feature 20 different trooper helmets from the prequels to the sequels, each one designed by Disney artist Keith Fulmis. Only 500 will be sold at a retail price of $199.95. Visit Disney Pins Blog for more information.

Tsum Tsum! The stormtrooper theme continues with an exclusive 6-piece Trooper Tsum Tsum set. The set will include a trooper from all 7 episodes as well as Rogue One, and the characters will be included in a special box that makes it easy to carry and display. This exclusive is limited to 1000 sets and will retail for $29.95. Visit Disney Tsum Tsum for more details.

What are some of your favorite things that will be debuting at this year’s D23 Expo? Share them in the comments below. Lastly, as the convention kicks off this weekend, stay tuned for more information as it develops.


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