Fans and artists come together for a good cause at Star Wars Celebration VI

George Lucas Poses With A Group Of "Star Wars" Inspired Disney Characters At Disney's Hollywood Studios

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL – AUGUST 14: In this handout image provided by Disney, with the stern and determined look of a Jedi Knight, “Star Wars” creator and filmmaker George Lucas poses with a group of “Star Wars”-inspired Disney characters Aug. 14, 2010 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Lucas is in central Florida for “Star Wars Celebration V,” the official Lucasfilm fan event that is taking place this week at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. He visited Walt Disney World Resort tonight to attend Disney’s “Last Tour to Endor” special event. (Photo by Todd Anderson/Disney via Getty Images)

By, Heather Maloney

Star Wars” fans are strongly involved with children’s charities. From R2-KT to the 501st Legion, many fandom groups work together to raise money and awareness for Make-A-Wish Foundation.  Star Wars Celebration VI will be no exception. Held in Orlando from August 23-26, Star Wars Celebration is a gathering of fans from across the world. For the second time the event will host the “As You Wish” Charity Project.

During Celebration V in 2010, an auction was held consisting of more than 50 customized stormtrooper helmets. These creations were auctioned off to raise over $65,000 for the Make-A-Wish foundation. Hoping to continue this success, companies and groups are joining forces to raise additional funds for this amazing cause.  Dented Helmet costuming group, the 501st Legion and eFx have recruited the assistance of amazing artists and studios to customize clone trooper and Boba Fett helmets for this year’s event. Fans who cannot attend the event in Orlando can still bid for these amazing helmets. While the art will be on display throughout the convention, they will be auctioned off online after the convention.

Some of the artists involved in this amazing event are:

Joe Johnston – Director of “Captain America” and original designer for Boba Fett)

Weta Workshop – FX studio for “Lord of The Rings”

Jim Lee – DC Comic Artist

Tim Proctor – “Star Wars the Clone Wars: Season One”

Alex Alva and Philip Wise – The New Wookiee workshop

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Please visit the Star Wars Celebration VI page and the “As You Wish” Helmet Project Facebook page for additional information.

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