This Friday, September 1st, Disney kicks off its Force Friday II promotion in over 20,000 retail locations across 30 different countries. Apple retail locations will be participating in the event, and has invited customers to participate in free Star Wars workshops over the weekend.
The workshops include:
"Explore how to create a Star Wars trailer with authentic footage from the films. You’ll discover signature Star Wars trailer-making techniques in an exclusive video from The Last Jedi director, Rian Johnson. Then you’ll create your own trailer complete with titles, transitions, sound effects, and official Star Wars music using iPad and iMovie."
"Join us for an exciting Kids Hour starring the galaxy’s favorite droids. Using the same code developers use every day, kids will bring Star Wars droids to life by programming simple movements, loops, and more. Then they’ll design a maze and navigate their droids through the obstacles. Kids can bring their own iPad and Sphero robot, or we’ll provide them. Recommended for ages 6 to 12."
"Join ILM’s Hal Hickel, Landis Fields, and Colie Wertz and explore how they use animation and 3D modeling to bring the Star Wars galaxy to life. They’ll share their creative process, and give you a behind-the-scenes look at their journey from stop motion to CG. Then you’ll create your own Star Wars droids using the same techniques used at ILM—all with iPad Pro and Apple Pencil."
Force Friday II begins at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time on Sept. 1st. Participating retail locations such as Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy will all be holding in-store events to launch the new line of Star Wars: The Last Jedi merchandise. Participating countries include the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, UK, France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands, Spain, Hong Kong, Sweden, Taiwan, and the United Arab Emirates.
iPhone and iPad users can also collect digital data chips and unlock augmented Star Wars characters in stores using their smartphones. Click the link to learn how.