The excitement for April’s Star Wars Celebration continues to grow and along with it, the list of celebrity guests and panelists. StarWars.com has announced appearances by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, Forest Whitaker and more.

Kathleen Kennedy and J.J. Abrams.

Kathleen Kennedy and J.J. Abrams.

What’s happening:

  • With Star Wars: Episode IX set to debut this December, Star Wars Celebration will hold a panel about the film featuring Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and Star Wars: Episode IX director J.J. Abrams appearing on stage.
  • Fans can expect plenty of surprises and special guests to keep their imaginations buzzing for the rest of Celebration! The Star Wars: Episode IX panel will be hosted live on the Celebration Stage and streamed to the Galaxy and Twin Suns Stages.
  • This is one panel fans will definitely not want to miss!
  • Tickets are available through the LYTE Ticket Exchange

  • In addition to the Star Wars: Episode IX panel several other guests will be in attendance at Celebration.
  • Fans can look forward to seeing:
    • Forest Whitaker
    • Katee Sackhoff
    • Lee Towersey
    • Josh Lee
    • Matt Denton
    • Hugh Quarshie
  • The Star Wars Show also shared details about the four day event regarding the Episode IX panel and newly announced guests:

Forest Whitaker

Forest Whitaker

Forest Whitaker

  • Forest Whitaker, who played Saw Gerrera, the paranoid and grizzled leader of a band of extremists in Rogue One, is heading to Star Wars Celebration Chicago next month.

Katee Sackhoff

Katee Sackhoff, voice of Bo-Katan.

Katee Sackhoff, voice of Bo-Katan.

  • Katee Sackhoff, the voice of legendary Mandalorian warrior Bo-Katan in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels is getting in on the fun and will make an appearance at Star Wars Celebration Chicago.

Lee Towersey, Josh Lee, Matt Denton

  • Droid builders Towersey, Lee, and Denton will be on hand for Celebration
  • Towersey is a longtime model building hobbyist who became part of Neal Scanlan’s practical effects team bringing R2-D2 to life for the sequel trilogy.
  • Josh Lee mechanized K-2SO for Rogue One and served as building supervisor and chief engineer on BB-8 for the sequel trilogy
  • Matt Denton served as the electronic design and development supervisor for Rogue One and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Hugh Quarshie

Hugh Quarshie, who played Captain Panaka.

Hugh Quarshie, who played Captain Panaka.

  • Hugh Quarshie, who played Captain Panaka, Queen Amidala’s loyal protector in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, will join fans, as well.

ICYMI:


These are just the latest in a long line of most impressive Star Wars talent slated for the Topps autograph area. Guests can purchase autograph tickets now.

 
 

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