J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy Join the STAR WARS CELEBRATION Lineup! Chris Salce Featured February 13, 2015 Star Wars Celebration is just around the corner and the celebration is getting bigger and bigger! Star Wars Celebration have announced via email, that The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams will make a special appearance at the convention along with the producer of the film, Kathleen Kennedy. The two will kick off the show “in a big way” Thursday morning of April 16 at 10:00 am. The Convention takes place April 16-19 at the Anaheim Convention center. Tickets are still available for the event.