Star Wars fanatics get to feel the Force
Star Wars fans have hailed the trailer for the latest instalment in the franchise as "spectacular".
As people packed into the main hall at the Anaheim Convention Centre in California for a Star Wars Celebration, Britons enjoyed a live stream in London.
Die-hard fans were treated to a clip featuring X-Wing battles, the Millennium Falcon in action, the wreckage of a star destroyer and a first look at Harrison Ford as Han Solo.
Ford could not attend the US event as he is still recovering after crash-landing his plane last month.
Cast newcomers Oscar Isaac, Daisy Ridley and John Boyega made a surprise alongside regulars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, C-3PO actor Anthony Daniels and Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew.
Director JJ Abrams described the film as a western and a fairy tale.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is due for worldwide release a week before Christmas.