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Star Wars’ Princess Leia’s trip to Edmonton delights sci-fi fans

Carrie Fisher attends the premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. Ethan Miller / Getty Images

The actor who will forever be remembered as Princess Leia is coming to Edmonton.

Carrie Fisher will be at the 5th annual Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo on Sept. 24 and 25.

Besides photo ops and autograph sessions, Fisher will speak at a spotlight panel.

She began her role in the franchise in 1977 in the first Star Wars movie. She returned for The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.

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More than 30 years later, Fisher appeared once again as General Leia in the most recent Star Wars movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

She’s expected to continue her role in the franchise when the eighth episode is released December 2017.

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Fisher has appeared in other films like When Harry Met Sally, Shampoo, and The Blues Brothers, as well as being an acclaimed playwright, novelist and screenwriter.

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The Edmonton Comic & Entertainment festival runs Sept. 23 to 25 at the Expo Centre.

Organizers also announced others who will appear at the festival: Brian Herring, who is the puppeteer behind BB-8 from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, along with Todd Haberkorn and Vic Mignoga, who starred as Spock and Capt. James T Kirk respectively in Star Trek: Continues.

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