At 'Star Wars' convention, 60,000 celebrate everything from Luke to Lord Vader

April 20, 2015 3:57 PM

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Smells of lilac and palm were everywhere, hanging in the air. The Imperial trooper removed his white sculpted helmet and breathed in the spring morning. Immediately, the pleasant smell of Anaheim was replaced with the riper fragrance of Star Wars Town, a smell of sweaty excitement and, also, of sweat. It was the smell of the Anaheim Convention Center floor, where more than 60,000 "Star Wars" fans descended on each day of Star Wars Celebration, the giant, semi-occasional, Lucasfilm-produced bacchanal to all things from a galaxy far, far away.

It was the smell of men and women dancing in Darth Vader and Boba Fett armor, and 45-year-old parental "Star Wars" fans towing hordes of kids with light sabers; it was the smell of long lines to hear to Mark "Luke Skywalker" Hamill discuss his life and to attend a rare screening of the original "Sta...

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