Have you ever wished that you lived in a galaxy far, far away? Would you love to learn how to speak Droid and how to draw a Wookie? Meet new Star Wars characters? Or pit your own knowledge against other fans? Then this is the ultimate event for you.

Bringing together JAKe, illustrator extraordinaire and the artist behind How to Speak Droid with R2-D2, and Tom Huddleston, author of Star Wars fiction including the Star Wars: Adventures in Wild Space series, we will explore the galaxy, from Coruscant to Tatooine.

All Jedi and Sith welcome – just make sure to bring your lightsabers!

About The Speakers


JAKe was born in Hull, England, but was raised by Wookiees from a young age. He speaks the Wookiee language fluently, but can communicate with an R2 unit enough to get his pencils sharpened. JAKe now lives and works in London.

Tom Huddleston

Tom Huddleston is an author and journalist who divides his time between writing novels and reviewing films for Time Out magazine. His first book, magical fantasy The Waking World, was published in 2013. Since then, Tom has written three episodes in the Star Wars: Adventures in Wild Space series and has almost finished work on The Mariners, an epic eco-sci-fi pirate disaster story.

About The Moderator

Abdul-Rehman Malik

Abdul-Rehman Malik is a journalist, educator and organiser. He contributes to national and international publications and is a regular panelist on the BBC World Service’s Weekend World Today show; his ‘Pause for Thought’ radio column also airs regularly on BBC Radio 2. He works with young people in exploring Muslim identity through drama and is a speaker on faith issues.