Mark Hamill to attend street-naming ceremony, answer fan questions

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Mark Hamill to attend street-naming ceremony, answer fan questions
Posted at 3:34 PM, Jul 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-27 18:41:14-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Want to see the galaxy's most famous Jedi master in San Diego? Now's your chance.

City leaders and residents are set to welcome actor Mark Hamill to San Diego on Sunday for the dedication of an honorary street named after Hamill.

Castleton Drive, between Mount Abernathy Avenue and Clayford Street, will be recognized as "Mark Hamill Drive." The public is invited to attend the open event and see Hamill speak at the unveiling.

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"I'm humbled and so touched by the kindness of the people from my old neighborhood in Clairemont who approved of it and made it happen, yourself included. I've always loved San Diego and lived some of the happiest years of my life there. To have their support means the world to me," Hamill said following the announcement in June.

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District 6 councilmember Chris Cate revealed a rendering of the street sign on Twitter and announced a question and answer session with Hamill. Users can submit questions using the hashtag "#AskMarkHamill" on Twitter.

The ceremony will close the 5900 block of Castleton Dr., which will include no parking from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. No parking will be allowed on Mount Abernathy Ave. between Camber Dr. and Chandler Dr.

Also the use of drones is prohibited and autographs will not be available.

The city also asks attendees to be respectful of homeowners in the neighborhood, since the event will be in a residential area.

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