Star Wars Legend Anthony Daniels is Headed to Star Wars Celebration

Thank the maker!

Anthony Daniels, the legendary actor who brought the goldenrod droid C-3PO to life in every Star Wars saga film so far as well as Rogue One, is headed to Star Wars Celebration Chicago.

Anthony Daniels and the headpiece for his C-3PO costume.

Anthony Daniels

Join him on Sunday at 5:15 p.m. as he presents “Droidography” on the Galaxy Stage, an hour of personal stories, hilarious wit, and an unforgettable in-person experience. Expect the unexpected as Daniels has a marvelous time, sometimes at the expense of unsuspecting audience members.

Or meet the man behind your favorite protocol droid in room W190A all day on Saturday and Sunday of Celebration weekend to get an autograph, snap a selfie, or say hello in one of over six million forms of communication.

Stay tuned to for more Star Wars Celebration Chicago updates!

Star Wars Celebration Chicago will take place April 11-15 at McCormick Place. Visit for tickets and more information! All Star Wars, all the time.

These Tasty C-3PO Tarts Are the Perfect Sidekick

A companion that has been by your side since day one — whether you want him there or not — C-3PO is a protocol droid that has seen incredible things throughout the galaxy. Fluent in more than six million forms of communication, Threepio surely knows the word “hunger” in any language.

These tangy treats are full of fresh lemon flavor and the crunchy crust gives it just the right balance of texture. The odds of finding a better lemony version of this loquacious droid is approximately 3,720 to 1!

C-3PO Lemon Tarts

You’ll need:

  • 4 tartlette pans
  • White icing
  • Chocolate icing, plus black food coloring

Candied lemon ingredients:

  • 1 lemon, sliced into wheels with seeds removed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water


  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter, cubed
  • Pinch of salt

Crust ingredients:

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt

A step from a recipe for C-3PO lemon tarts.

Step 1: In a saucepan over medium high heat, cook the sugar and water until the sugar has dissolved.

A step from a recipe for C-3PO lemon tarts.

Step 2: Place the lemon slices in the pan and simmer until soft, about 30 minutes.

A step from a recipe for C-3PO lemon tarts.

Step 3: Drain and place on a wire rack. Sprinkle with more sugar and let air dry.

A step from a recipe for C-3PO lemon tarts.

Step 4: In a saucepan whisk together the sugar, lemon juice, zest, and eggs.

Step 5: Cook over medium heat and constantly whisk in the butter and salt, until thickened.

A step from a recipe for C-3PO lemon tarts.

Step 6: Pass through a sieve, then cover the surface with plastic wrap and chill until cold.

A step from a recipe for C-3PO lemon tarts.

Step 7: In a bowl stir together the graham cracker crumbs, butter, brown sugar, and salt. Press into the tart pans.

A step from a recipe for C-3PO lemon tarts.

Step 8: Pour the curd over the crust.

A step from a recipe for C-3PO lemon tarts.

Step 9: Place the lemon slices on top for the eyes.

A step from a recipe for C-3PO lemon tarts.

Step 10: Use the white icing to pipe the eye details.

A step from a recipe for C-3PO lemon tarts.

Step 11: Pipe the rest of the face details with the black icing.

Once the icing has set the tarts are ready to serve.

A step from a recipe for C-3PO lemon tarts.

Jenn Fujikawa is a lifestyle and food writer. Follow her on Twitter at @justjenn and check her Instagram @justjennrecipes and blog for even more Star Wars food photos.

These Tasty C-3PO Tarts Are the Perfect Sidekick

3 Reasons You Want C-3PO on Your Squad in the New Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes Legendary Event

They may not serve his kind, but this week C-3PO has finally made his way into the cantina inside Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, as part of the latest legendary event.

The goldenrod faux god programmed for human/cyborg relations can only be unlocked by leveling up your Ewok squad. As we’ve seen before, C-3PO isn’t much for combat even when he’s been spliced together with a battle droid, but his knowledge of protocol and fluency in over 6 million forms of communication comes in handy while traversing the galaxy. recently spoke with Kyle Powell, game designer at Capital Games, to discuss bringing the metal-bodied mindless philosopher to life in the mobile game and to teach you why it’s always helpful to have a protocol droid on your side.

1. Artoo says the chances of survival are 725… to 1.

C-3PO seems to have been made to suffer. It’s his lot in life. And no matter how often he’s rescued from the brink, pieced back together, or altogether evades getting into any real trouble in the first place, he always finds the time (and power reserves) to complain. “Whether he’s dodging blaster fire in the Petranaki arena or wandering the endless sands of Tatooine, C-3PO somehow manages to narrowly escape trouble and still find time to grumble about it,” says Powell. In the game, Threepio’s evasive abilities make it difficult for the opposition to target him, which comes in handy. And the very talkative droid also serves as a translator. “Translation is a unique buff that C-3PO uses to support the Rebels, Resistance, Ewok, and Galactic Republic factions. The more he can translate for them, the stronger the bonuses get!”

2.“This is madness!”

Finally, a tactical use for C-3PO’s more fretful side. “ Our testing process uncovered that C-3PO enables many unexpected squads and allows for a lot of mixed-faction experimentation,” says Powell, accomplished through the abilities “Intermediary,” “Cyborg Relations,” and “Fretful Mediator.” “Each of these provide a different bonus to Rebels, Resistance, and the Galactic Republic — and Ewoks, of course, gain all of these bonuses. Yub nub!”

3. C-3PO isn’t much for combat, but his incessant babbling has been known to spark a fight. From time to time.

Since C-3PO is a non-combatant in Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, the character doesn’t deal damage directly and he will retreat from battle if he is the last unit standing, just like the anxious droid we know and love. “What he lacks in damage he more than makes up for with the powerful new debuff ‘Confuse,’” says Powell. Here’s how it works: “His opponents are inflicted with ‘Confuse’ when C-3PO uses either his basic or special ability.” Similar to his translation powers, “’Confuse’ has a stacking effect. The final and most debilitating application increases enemy cool downs whenever they use a basic ability.” In-game, as on film, sometimes C-3PO’s antics have a hilariously confusing effect.

Kristin Baver is a writer and all-around sci-fi nerd who always has just one more question in an inexhaustible list of curiosities. Sometimes she blurts out “It’s a trap!” even when it’s not. Do you know a fan who’s most impressive? Hop on Twitter and tell @KristinBaver all about them!

3 Reasons You Want C-3PO on Your Squad in the New Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes Legendary Event