The team over at Echo Base LIVE have been busy in recent weeks and have today made the latest announcements for their Rebellion event, coming to a galaxy not so far away on Saturday October 5th 2019.
It will again be held at the Kingfisher shopping centre in Redditch and will feature a wide mix of vintage and modern art and collectibles along with guest appearances, artists and event exclusive merchandise. They are already on course to smash their annual fundraising record and the announcements they’ve made so far demonstrate how the profile of this event is rising.
The first two guests announcements have been made, and they are both as near as you can get to Rebellion royalty.
First up is Mr Tim Rose : Every Rebellion needs a strong and courageous leader, so heading up our rebellion event is the Admiral himself, Tim Rose… this is not a trap 🤔
Admiral Ackbar / Sy Snootles / Salacious Crumb
Tim started his career with Jim Henson in New York working on Sesame Street. He was one of the forerunners of animatronic design and is still in great demand today.
His many credits include several Muppet movies, Dinosaurs, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, Return to OZ, Fierce Creatures, Walking with Dinosaurs, Spitting Image, Dr Who and the inimitable Howard the Duck.
Most famous of all is his character Admiral Ackbar in Star Wars- Return of the Jedi (with his famous line “It’s a Trap!”), The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. He also appears as “Shollan” – the white Calamari in “Rogue One”.
And joining him we are delighted to welcome Mr Mike Quinn!
Mike is an English actor, animator, and puppeteer best known for performing Nien Nunb in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens and Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi. For Return of the Jedi, he also performed Ree-Yees and Sy Snootles, and assisted with Yoda, Ackbar, a Wokling, Jabba’s electronic eyes, Ghoel, and Loje Nella. He also worked as an animator on Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones.
He’s worked on a whole host of projects including the Muppets, Fraggle Rock, labyrinth and Dark Crystal.
Recently he’s been working with Jim Carrey on his latest show, Kidding.
Autograph Price – £20
Please give him a very warm welcome.
All guests are subject to change and are beyond the control of the event promoters.The event Early Bird passes are also now on sale, for just £8 you can get into the event at 9:15am ahead of the general entry (which is FREE) at 10am. Perfect for trying to scoop up that elusive vintage collectible!!
Fantha Tracks will be there again so be sure to say hello on the day, and head over to the event Facebook page here.