“A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…” Grab your lightsaber or blaster, and get ready to join the biggest Star Wars party on the planet! Star Wars Celebration brings together fans from all over the world to celebrate one of the biggest franchises in history. Attendees will come face to face with the celebrities and creative minds behind their favorite characters, games, stories, and comics during this annual event. From informative panels about upcoming movies and shows, to meet and greet autograph sessions with the stars, every minute is filled with excitement.  And the fun doesn’t end there there! Fans can walk the expo hall and browse event exclusive merchandise, enter contests, and of course dress in their best cosplay.

Star Wars Celebration Chicago takes place April 11-15, 2019 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.

Star Wars Celebration coverage is presented by Acme Archives

Click One or More Types to View
Name Type When Location Info SortType SortLocation SortDate
20 Years of Collecting LEGO Star Wars Panel Fri 4/12 6:00p Collector Stage Panel-20 Years of Collecting LEGO Star Wars Collector Stage-2019-04-12T18:00:00-20 Years of Collecting LEGO Star Wars 2019-04-12T18:00:00-20 Years of Collecting LEGO Star Wars
20 Years of the LEGO Star Wars Story – A Retrospective and Forward Look Panel Fri 4/12 1:30p Collector Stage Panel-20 Years of the LEGO Star Wars Story – A Retrospective and Forward Look Collector Stage-2019-04-12T13:30:00-20 Years of the LEGO Star Wars Story – A Retrospective and Forward Look 2019-04-12T13:30:00-20 Years of the LEGO Star Wars Story – A Retrospective and Forward Look
A Lesson of the Force – Saber Guild Performance Performance Fri 4/12 3:00p Galactic Senate Stage Performed by: Nar Shaddaa Temple (Las Vegas, NV) The Force. The energy field that gives a Jedi their power. And to the Sith. But what is the Force? Explore some of what is known of this mysterious part of the Galaxy, and what that can mean for the destiny of those it calls. Performance-A Lesson of the Force – Saber Guild Performance Galactic Senate Stage-2019-04-12T15:00:00-A Lesson of the Force – Saber Guild Performance 2019-04-12T15:00:00-A Lesson of the Force – Saber Guild Performance
All Wings Report In: The Military of Star Wars Panel Fri 4/12 1:30p Star Wars University Stage Panel-All Wings Report In: The Military of Star Wars Star Wars University Stage-2019-04-12T13:30:00-All Wings Report In: The Military of Star Wars 2019-04-12T13:30:00-All Wings Report In: The Military of Star Wars
Backyard Building on a Budget: Droid Builiding 101 Panel Fri 4/12 5:15p Fan Stage Panel-Backyard Building on a Budget: Droid Builiding 101 Fan Stage-2019-04-12T17:15:00-Backyard Building on a Budget: Droid Builiding 101 2019-04-12T17:15:00-Backyard Building on a Budget: Droid Builiding 101
Betrayal – Saber Guild Performance Performance Fri 4/12 12:00p Galactic Senate Stage The Hyperspace War rages on! Master Kyrios receives a distress code from planet Ossus. He calls upon his former apprentice Adaal for assistance in discovering what has gone wrong. Performance-Betrayal – Saber Guild Performance Galactic Senate Stage-2019-04-12T12:00:00-Betrayal – Saber Guild Performance 2019-04-12T12:00:00-Betrayal – Saber Guild Performance
Beyond the Outer Rim Podcast Fri 4/12 3:00p Podcast Stage Podcast -Beyond the Outer Rim Podcast Stage-2019-04-12T15:00:00-Beyond the Outer Rim 2019-04-12T15:00:00-Beyond the Outer Rim
Bringing Droids to Life: From Fans to Films Panel Fri 4/12 1:00p Fan Stage Come discuss with droid builders who supplied the droids for The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, Rogue One, and Solo. Learn about the puppeteering skills needed to operate safely while hitting all the cues on set. Panel-Bringing Droids to Life: From Fans to Films Fan Stage-2019-04-12T13:00:00-Bringing Droids to Life: From Fans to Films 2019-04-12T13:00:00-Bringing Droids to Life: From Fans to Films
Covering Star Wars Panel Fri 4/12 6:30p Fan Stage Panel-Covering Star Wars Fan Stage-2019-04-12T18:30:00-Covering Star Wars 2019-04-12T18:30:00-Covering Star Wars
Creating Cinema Quality Cosplay Photography Panel Fri 4/12 11:00a Star Wars University Stage Panel-Creating Cinema Quality Cosplay Photography Star Wars University Stage-2019-04-12T11:00:00-Creating Cinema Quality Cosplay Photography 2019-04-12T11:00:00-Creating Cinema Quality Cosplay Photography
Crossing Paths: A Saber Guild Story Performance Fri 4/12 3:15p Galactic Senate Stage Performed by: Corellia Temple (New Jersey). Surviving Jedi of Order 66 and Darth Maul are both seeking an ancient Sith Artifact that has been recently discovered. What happens when they discover its location in the hands of an unlikely third party? Performance-Crossing Paths: A Saber Guild Story Galactic Senate Stage-2019-04-12T15:15:00-Crossing Paths: A Saber Guild Story 2019-04-12T15:15:00-Crossing Paths: A Saber Guild Story
Galactic Senate: Meet the Star Wars Costuming Groups Panel Fri 4/12 10:30a Fan Stage Come meet the leaders of the Star Wars Groups: The 501st Legion, The Rebel Legion, The Mandalorian Mercs, The Dark Empire, The Droid Builders, Saber Guild, and The Galactic Academy. Learn about our … Panel-Galactic Senate: Meet the Star Wars Costuming Groups Fan Stage-2019-04-12T10:30:00-Galactic Senate: Meet the Star Wars Costuming Groups 2019-04-12T10:30:00-Galactic Senate: Meet the Star Wars Costuming Groups
I’ll Take Droids for $500, Obi-Wan: An Intergalactic Game Show Game Fri 4/12 6:30p Twin Suns Stage Game-I’ll Take Droids for $500, Obi-Wan: An Intergalactic Game Show Twin Suns Stage-2019-04-12T18:30:00-I’ll Take Droids for $500, Obi-Wan: An Intergalactic Game Show 2019-04-12T18:30:00-I’ll Take Droids for $500, Obi-Wan: An Intergalactic Game Show
ILM Presents: Making Solo Panel Fri 4/12 5:30p Galaxy Stage Rob Bredow, Academy Award Nominee and VFX Supervisor for Solo: A Star Wars Story will share his personal stories and photos in this exclusive behind-the-scenes talk. Get a sneak peek into his new photo book covering the film. Bring your filmmaking questions and learn how the Falcon made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs. Panel-ILM Presents: Making Solo Galaxy Stage-2019-04-12T17:30:00-ILM Presents: Making Solo 2019-04-12T17:30:00-ILM Presents: Making Solo
Japanese Star Wars Vegetable Carving Episode 4 Panel Fri 4/12 12:15p Star Wars University Stage “Star Wars Vegetable carving” is encounter of the most advanced creative movie universe Star Wars and the Japanese analog cooking technique “Mukimono” Panel-Japanese Star Wars Vegetable Carving Episode 4 Star Wars University Stage-2019-04-12T12:15:00-Japanese Star Wars Vegetable Carving Episode 4 2019-04-12T12:15:00-Japanese Star Wars Vegetable Carving Episode 4
Keepin’ Up with the Geekbros Podcast Fri 4/12 1:00p Podcast Stage Podcast-Keepin’ Up with the Geekbros Podcast Stage-2019-04-12T13:00:00-Keepin’ Up with the Geekbros 2019-04-12T13:00:00-Keepin’ Up with the Geekbros
Ladies of the Legions Panel Fri 4/12 1:45p Galactic Senate Stage Join this discussion on the challenges of building Star Wars costumes for the female body and the challenges that can arise while trooping. Panel-Ladies of the Legions Galactic Senate Stage-2019-04-12T13:45:00-Ladies of the Legions 2019-04-12T13:45:00-Ladies of the Legions
Lightsaber Team: Where Fandom Meets Fun, Fitness & Friendship Panel Fri 4/12 11:45a Fan Stage Panel-Lightsaber Team: Where Fandom Meets Fun, Fitness & Friendship Fan Stage-2019-04-12T11:45:00-Lightsaber Team: Where Fandom Meets Fun, Fitness & Friendship 2019-04-12T11:45:00-Lightsaber Team: Where Fandom Meets Fun, Fitness & Friendship
Lucasfilm Publishing Panel Panel Fri 4/12 4:45p Twin Suns Stage Panel-Lucasfilm Publishing Panel Twin Suns Stage-2019-04-12T16:45:00-Lucasfilm Publishing Panel 2019-04-12T16:45:00-Lucasfilm Publishing Panel
Skytalkers Podcast Podcast Fri 4/12 12:00p Podcast Stage Podcast-Skytalkers Podcast Podcast Stage-2019-04-12T12:00:00-Skytalkers Podcast 2019-04-12T12:00:00-Skytalkers Podcast
Skywalking Through Neverland Podcast Fri 4/12 4:00p Podcast Stage Podcast-Skywalking Through Neverland Podcast Stage-2019-04-12T16:00:00-Skywalking Through Neverland 2019-04-12T16:00:00-Skywalking Through Neverland
Special Collections: 40 Years of Star Wars Holiday Special Collecting Panel Fri 4/12 1:30p Collector Stage A presentation showing 40 years of the various items of merchandise and promotional items connected to The Star Wars Holiday Special over the years, and some of the collectors who focus on them. Panel-Special Collections: 40 Years of Star Wars Holiday Special Collecting Collector Stage-2019-04-12T13:30:00-Special Collections: 40 Years of Star Wars Holiday Special Collecting 2019-04-12T13:30:00-Special Collections: 40 Years of Star Wars Holiday Special Collecting
Speed Dating Speed Dating Fri 4/12 4:00p Speed Dating Room Speed Dating-Speed Dating Speed Dating Room-2019-04-12T16:00:00-Speed Dating 2019-04-12T16:00:00-Speed Dating
Speed Dating Speed Dating Fri 4/12 7:30p Speed Dating Room Speed Dating-Speed Dating Speed Dating Room-2019-04-12T19:30:00-Speed Dating 2019-04-12T19:30:00-Speed Dating
Star Wars Author Track – Timothy Zahn Panel Fri 4/12 3:45p Fan Stage Panel-Star Wars Author Track – Timothy Zahn Fan Stage-2019-04-12T15:45:00-Star Wars Author Track – Timothy Zahn 2019-04-12T15:45:00-Star Wars Author Track – Timothy Zahn
Star Wars Collectibles Update with Lucasfilm’s Brian Merten Panel Fri 4/12 1:30p Twin Suns Stage Come celebrate with us and find out what’s happening first hand with your favorite Star Wars collectibles. We’ll chat about Prop Replicas, statues and more, probably with a surprise or two along the way. Panel-Star Wars Collectibles Update with Lucasfilm’s Brian Merten Twin Suns Stage-2019-04-12T13:30:00-Star Wars Collectibles Update with Lucasfilm’s Brian Merten 2019-04-12T13:30:00-Star Wars Collectibles Update with Lucasfilm’s Brian Merten
Star Wars Geek Girl Podcast Fri 4/12 5:00p Podcast Stage Podcast-Star Wars Geek Girl Podcast Stage-2019-04-12T17:00:00-Star Wars Geek Girl 2019-04-12T17:00:00-Star Wars Geek Girl
Star Wars Hasbro Panel Fri 4/12 3:00p Twin Suns Stage Panel-Star Wars Hasbro Twin Suns Stage-2019-04-12T15:00:00-Star Wars Hasbro 2019-04-12T15:00:00-Star Wars Hasbro
Star Wars Make & Take Panel Fri 4/12 2:45p Star Wars University Stage Panel-Star Wars Make & Take Star Wars University Stage-2019-04-12T14:45:00-Star Wars Make & Take 2019-04-12T14:45:00-Star Wars Make & Take
Star Wars Movie Trivia: Battle of the Masters Panel Fri 4/12 2:15p Fan Stage Five of the top trivia competitors compete to show who will be the # 1 contender to the current Star Wars Trivia Master, Alex Damon of Star Wars Explained. It will be a fatal five way battle until there is one left standing. Competitors include Joseph Scrimshaw (ForceCenter) Andy Blanchard (Rooster Teeth) Laura Kelly (Force ToastPodcast) Andrew Dimalanta and Mollie Damon (Star Wars Explained) Panel-Star Wars Movie Trivia: Battle of the Masters Fan Stage-2019-04-12T14:15:00-Star Wars Movie Trivia: Battle of the Masters 2019-04-12T14:15:00-Star Wars Movie Trivia: Battle of the Masters
Star Wars Tiki Mashup Panel Fri 4/12 12:00p Collector Stage It’s Tiki Time! Originally a mid 20th-century theme inspired in part by Polynesian tiki carvings, Tiki culture is back in a big way! There are a number of available licensed collectibles that mashup Star Wars & Tiki, including an amazing line of mugs and aloha shirt, as well as highly collectible fan made items. It’s time to talk Star Wars Tiki and even how you can customize your own Star Wars Tiki items to celebrate your love of both these worlds. Panel-Star Wars Tiki Mashup Collector Stage-2019-04-12T12:00:00-Star Wars Tiki Mashup 2019-04-12T12:00:00-Star Wars Tiki Mashup
Star Wars: Episode IX Panel Fri 4/12 11:00a Celebration Stage Live on the Celebration Stage; streamed to the Galaxy and Twin Suns Stages: With the culmination of the Star Wars Saga arriving before the end of the year, the Star Wars: Episode IX panel is one you will definitely not want to miss. With Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and Star Wars: Episode IX director JJ Abrams appearing on stage, you can count on plenty of surprises and special guests Panel-Star Wars: Episode IX Celebration Stage-2019-04-12T11:00:00-Star Wars: Episode IX 2019-04-12T11:00:00-Star Wars: Episode IX
Tarkin’s Top Shelf Podcast Fri 4/12 2:00p Podcast Stage Podcast-Tarkin’s Top Shelf Podcast Stage-2019-04-12T14:00:00-Tarkin’s Top Shelf 2019-04-12T14:00:00-Tarkin’s Top Shelf
The Bounty Hunt Game Fri 4/12 3:00p Bounty Hunt Room Come play in the ultimate challenge for Star Wars fans at Celebration! The Bounty Hunt is a series of clue-solving adventure games at Star Wars Celebration Chicago. In this two-hour event for every level of fan, teams of 2 to 4 will race against the clock and other teams to solve puzzles and trivia brainteasers that will lead them to find bounty targets throughout the convention center – and possibly win cool prizes. Are you smart and fast enough to catch all the bounties and claim your place as one of the galaxy’s best bounty hunters? Game-The Bounty Hunt Bounty Hunt Room-2019-04-12T15:00:00-The Bounty Hunt 2019-04-12T15:00:00-The Bounty Hunt
The Creatures, Droids & Aliens of Star Wars Panel Fri 4/12 4:00p Celebration Stage Take a deep dive into the Pinewood Studios-based Star Wars creature shop, where Creative Supervisor Neal Scanlan and team designed and built every alien, beast and droid for this new era of Star Wars movies. Step-by-step, the process of crafting amazing creatures and droids will be explored, from design and sculpting to fabrication, animatronics, painting and puppeteering Panel-The Creatures, Droids & Aliens of Star Wars Celebration Stage-2019-04-12T16:00:00-The Creatures, Droids & Aliens of Star Wars 2019-04-12T16:00:00-The Creatures, Droids & Aliens of Star Wars
The Galactic Academy: Judge Us by Our Size Do Not Panel Fri 4/12 5:45p Star Wars University Stage Panel-The Galactic Academy: Judge Us by Our Size Do Not Star Wars University Stage-2019-04-12T17:45:00-The Galactic Academy: Judge Us by Our Size Do Not 2019-04-12T17:45:00-The Galactic Academy: Judge Us by Our Size Do Not
The Hisotry of the Star Wars Collectors Archive Panel Fri 4/12 4:30p Collector Stage Panel-The Hisotry of the Star Wars Collectors Archive Collector Stage-2019-04-12T16:30:00-The Hisotry of the Star Wars Collectors Archive 2019-04-12T16:30:00-The Hisotry of the Star Wars Collectors Archive
The Music of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace with David Collins Panel Fri 4/12 3:30p Galaxy Stage Come celebrate the music of Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace as host David Collins explores the musical connections between the story and characters, breaking down both new and classic themes. Panel-The Music of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace with David Collins Galaxy Stage-2019-04-12T15:30:00-The Music of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace with David Collins 2019-04-12T15:30:00-The Music of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace with David Collins
Translation for a Wookiee Without Loss of Limbs Panel Fri 4/12 7:00p Star Wars University Stage Panel-Translation for a Wookiee Without Loss of Limbs Star Wars University Stage-2019-04-12T19:00:00-Translation for a Wookiee Without Loss of Limbs 2019-04-12T19:00:00-Translation for a Wookiee Without Loss of Limbs
Using Science Fiction and STEM to Inspire Tomorrow’s Makers Panel Fri 4/12 4:30p Star Wars University Stage Panel-Using Science Fiction and STEM to Inspire Tomorrow’s Makers Star Wars University Stage-2019-04-12T16:30:00-Using Science Fiction and STEM to Inspire Tomorrow’s Makers 2019-04-12T16:30:00-Using Science Fiction and STEM to Inspire Tomorrow’s Makers
Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series Panel Fri 4/12 1:30p Celebration Stage Join ILMxLAB and Oculus for a sneak peek at the first Star Wars story series designed for virtual reality, Vader Immortal. Learn more about this immersive descent into Darth Vader’s fiery Mustafar fortress from the people behind its story, design, and technology. Panel-Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series Celebration Stage-2019-04-12T13:30:00-Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series 2019-04-12T13:30:00-Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series
Weird, Wild & Whimsical Star Wars Collectibles Panel Fri 4/12 3:00p Collector Stage Lucasfilm reigns supreme in the licensing realm, approving Star Wars branding for practically every product imaginable. You can find Star Wars on everything from pencils to passenger jets! With such a cacophony of collectibles to choose from, it takes a keen eye and a tireless effort to turn up those genuinely obscure and jaw-dropping gems. Join us as we reveal some of our favorite off-the-wall collectibles from all over the world. Panel-Weird, Wild & Whimsical Star Wars Collectibles Collector Stage-2019-04-12T15:00:00-Weird, Wild & Whimsical Star Wars Collectibles 2019-04-12T15:00:00-Weird, Wild & Whimsical Star Wars Collectibles
What’s Your Gimmick – Saber Guild Performance Performance Fri 4/12 12:15p Galactic Senate Stage Performance-What’s Your Gimmick – Saber Guild Performance Galactic Senate Stage-2019-04-12T12:15:00-What’s Your Gimmick – Saber Guild Performance 2019-04-12T12:15:00-What’s Your Gimmick – Saber Guild Performance
A Star Wars Let’s Play Panel Sat 4/13 5:30p Galaxy Stage Love classic Star Wars games like Super Star Wars, Star Wars: Bounty Hunter, or Star Wars Racer Revenge? Hosted by David Collins, join Star Wars special guests as they play their favorite Star Wars classics all while having a great time and answering audience questions along the way. Panel-A Star Wars Let’s Play Galaxy Stage-2019-04-13T17:30:00-A Star Wars Let’s Play 2019-04-13T17:30:00-A Star Wars Let’s Play
Behind the Scenes in the Audiobook Recording Studio Panel Sat 4/13 5:30p Star Wars University Stage Panel-Behind the Scenes in the Audiobook Recording Studio Star Wars University Stage-2019-04-13T17:30:00-Behind the Scenes in the Audiobook Recording Studio 2019-04-13T17:30:00-Behind the Scenes in the Audiobook Recording Studio
Bringing Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to Life at Disney Parks Panel Sat 4/13 11:00a Celebration Stage Panel-Bringing Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to Life at Disney Parks Celebration Stage-2019-04-13T11:00:00-Bringing Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to Life at Disney Parks 2019-04-13T11:00:00-Bringing Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to Life at Disney Parks
BYO: Mandalorian Armor Panel Sat 4/13 11:00a Star Wars University Stage Do you have a youngling who loves Mandalorians and has always wanted their own set of Mandalorian armor? Join members of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club as they teach younglings how to color and create their own Mandalorian costumes from household items. Panel-BYO: Mandalorian Armor Star Wars University Stage-2019-04-13T11:00:00-BYO: Mandalorian Armor 2019-04-13T11:00:00-BYO: Mandalorian Armor
Changing Roles of Women in the Star Wars Universe Panel Sat 4/13 12:15p Star Wars University Stage In 1977, Leia Organa was a revelation – the self-rescuing, wise-cracking princess. In the years since, we’ve met even more women in the Star Wars universe who are breaking molds: from Padme Amidala to Ahsoka Tano to Rey, Rose Tico, Jyn Erso, and Val. The panel will look back on the history of women in the Star Wars universe, and how their roles have changed over the last 40+ years. Panel-Changing Roles of Women in the Star Wars Universe Star Wars University Stage-2019-04-13T12:15:00-Changing Roles of Women in the Star Wars Universe 2019-04-13T12:15:00-Changing Roles of Women in the Star Wars Universe
Chatty Swordspeople – Saber Guild Performance Performance Sat 4/13 10:45a Galactic Senate Stage Performed by: Jet City Temple (Seattle, WA). When an expert duelist meets their equal on their path to vengeance, they can’t help but have a drawn-out, respectful conversation with their opponent while fighting for their life. Performance-Chatty Swordspeople – Saber Guild Performance Galactic Senate Stage-2019-04-13T10:45:00-Chatty Swordspeople – Saber Guild Performance 2019-04-13T10:45:00-Chatty Swordspeople – Saber Guild Performance
Collecting Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments and Other Collectibles for Life Day and Everyday Panel Sat 4/13 3:00p Collector Stage Panel-Collecting Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments and Other Collectibles for Life Day and Everyday Collector Stage-2019-04-13T15:00:00-Collecting Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments and Other Collectibles for Life Day and Everyday 2019-04-13T15:00:00-Collecting Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments and Other Collectibles for Life Day and Everyday
Collectors Swap Meet & Social Event Sat 4/13 7:00p Collector Stage Event-Collectors Swap Meet & Social Collector Stage-2019-04-13T19:00:00-Collectors Swap Meet & Social 2019-04-13T19:00:00-Collectors Swap Meet & Social
Del Rey Behind the Scenes Panel Sat 4/13 12:45p Twin Suns Stage Del Rey has been publishing Star Wars books since 1976. Find out what we have in the works for 2019 and beyond. Join authors Claudia Gray (Master & Apprentice; Bloodline), Timothy Zahn (The Thrawn Trilogy), Alexander Freed (Alphabet Squadron; Twilight Company), and Delilah S. Dawson (Black Spire; Phasma) as they discuss current projects and preview other books to come. Panel-Del Rey Behind the Scenes Twin Suns Stage-2019-04-13T12:45:00-Del Rey Behind the Scenes 2019-04-13T12:45:00-Del Rey Behind the Scenes
Doug Chiang Master Class: The Art and Techniques of Designing for Star Wars Panel Sat 4/13 3:45p Fan Stage Bring your sketchbooks, pens and pencils, and prepare for a master class with the artist who oversees designs for all new Star Wars franchise developments including films, theme parks, games and new media. Doug will teach a master class in the intimate Star Wars University setting, where you can watch him work live throughout the session. Panel-Doug Chiang Master Class: The Art and Techniques of Designing for Star Wars Fan Stage-2019-04-13T15:45:00-Doug Chiang Master Class: The Art and Techniques of Designing for Star Wars 2019-04-13T15:45:00-Doug Chiang Master Class: The Art and Techniques of Designing for Star Wars
Down ‘n Dirty: Mandalorian Armor Panel Sat 4/13 2:30p Fan Stage Panel-Down ‘n Dirty: Mandalorian Armor Fan Stage-2019-04-13T14:30:00-Down ‘n Dirty: Mandalorian Armor 2019-04-13T14:30:00-Down ‘n Dirty: Mandalorian Armor
Droids and Animatronic Creatures of Star Wars Panel Sat 4/13 10:45a Galaxy Stage Exploring your favorite droids and creatures from The Force Awakens, Rogue One, The Last Jedi and Sol. Join Matt Denton, Josh Lee and Lee Towersey as they discuss the challenges faced bringing complex droid and animatronic creatures to life, including behind the scenes stories of their work in demanding environments both in the studio and on location around the world. Panel-Droids and Animatronic Creatures of Star Wars Galaxy Stage-2019-04-13T10:45:00-Droids and Animatronic Creatures of Star Wars 2019-04-13T10:45:00-Droids and Animatronic Creatures of Star Wars
Fangirls Going Rogue Podcast Sat 4/13 5:00p Podcast Stage Podcast-Fangirls Going Rogue Podcast Stage-2019-04-13T17:00:00-Fangirls Going Rogue 2019-04-13T17:00:00-Fangirls Going Rogue
Fauxthentic History Podcast Sat 4/13 1:00p Podcast Stage Podcast-Fauxthentic History Podcast Stage-2019-04-13T13:00:00-Fauxthentic History 2019-04-13T13:00:00-Fauxthentic History
Inside Fantasy Flight Games Panel Sat 4/13 11:00a Twin Suns Stage Panel-Inside Fantasy Flight Games Twin Suns Stage-2019-04-13T11:00:00-Inside Fantasy Flight Games 2019-04-13T11:00:00-Inside Fantasy Flight Games
Inside the Force Podcast Sat 4/13 4:00p Podcast Stage Podcast-Inside the Force Podcast Stage-2019-04-13T16:00:00-Inside the Force 2019-04-13T16:00:00-Inside the Force
Kenner: From Concep Model to Collectible Panel Sat 4/13 4:30p Collector Stage A deep-dive into the earliest concept models Kenner created to visualize their Star Wars toy line. Hosted by collector Chris Georgoulias and Jim Swearingen, Kenner lead concept designer 1976-1979. This presentation is a detailed exploration of the earliest stages of Star Wars action figure development as well as a showcase of concept models for nearly the entire toy line from the first film. Including behind the scenes stories, rare and never seen before photos, marketing imagery, and packaging detailing how the handmade concept models transformed into finished products. A fascinating overview of the first steps that spawned a generation of toys worldwide. Panel-Kenner: From Concep Model to Collectible Collector Stage-2019-04-13T16:30:00-Kenner: From Concep Model to Collectible 2019-04-13T16:30:00-Kenner: From Concep Model to Collectible
LEGO Star Wars Animation Panel with Bill Motz and Bob Roth Panel Sat 4/13 11:45a Fan Stage Panel-LEGO Star Wars Animation Panel with Bill Motz and Bob Roth Fan Stage-2019-04-13T11:45:00-LEGO Star Wars Animation Panel with Bill Motz and Bob Roth 2019-04-13T11:45:00-LEGO Star Wars Animation Panel with Bill Motz and Bob Roth
Marvel Comics Presents: Star Wars Panel Sat 4/13 2:30p Twin Suns Stage Panel-Marvel Comics Presents: Star Wars Twin Suns Stage-2019-04-13T14:30:00-Marvel Comics Presents: Star Wars 2019-04-13T14:30:00-Marvel Comics Presents: Star Wars
Meet the Star Wars Costuming Groups Panel Sat 4/13 5:30p Galactic Senate Stage Come meet the leaders of the Star Wars Groups: The 501st Legion, The Rebel Legion, The Mandalorian Mercs, The Dark Empire, The Droid Builders, Saber Guild, and The Galactic Academy. Learn about our respective clubs and our roles in the greater Star Wars Community Panel-Meet the Star Wars Costuming Groups Galactic Senate Stage-2019-04-13T17:30:00-Meet the Star Wars Costuming Groups 2019-04-13T17:30:00-Meet the Star Wars Costuming Groups
Navigating Gender, Crossplay, and Trans Costuming in a Galaxy Far Far Away Panel Sat 4/13 1:15p Fan Stage Panel-Navigating Gender, Crossplay, and Trans Costuming in a Galaxy Far Far Away Fan Stage-2019-04-13T13:15:00-Navigating Gender, Crossplay, and Trans Costuming in a Galaxy Far Far Away 2019-04-13T13:15:00-Navigating Gender, Crossplay, and Trans Costuming in a Galaxy Far Far Away
Saber Guild: Lighting the World Performance Sat 4/13 2:30p Galactic Senate Stage Community. Charity. Performance. These three cornerstones are what drive Saber Guild International, a fan group centered around performing lightsaber choreography for charitable causes. Come learn about the organization, its mission, and its accomplishments from a panel of its leaders. Performance-Saber Guild: Lighting the World Galactic Senate Stage-2019-04-13T14:30:00-Saber Guild: Lighting the World 2019-04-13T14:30:00-Saber Guild: Lighting the World
Sisters of the Force, A Celebration of Women and Star Wars Panel Sat 4/13 4:00p Celebration Stage Star Wars is full of powerful women, from it’s characters, to it’s actors, to creators, to executives, to it’s fans! It takes countless stories and people to keep our beloved Star Wars universe thriving, and this panel will celebrate the role women play in making it all happen! Join moderator Ashley Eckstein and guests, Vanessa Marshall, Catherine Taber, Amy Ratcliffe and many others (including some surprises) for an incredibly inspiring, empowering and fun discussion! Panel-Sisters of the Force, A Celebration of Women and Star Wars Celebration Stage-2019-04-13T16:00:00-Sisters of the Force, A Celebration of Women and Star Wars 2019-04-13T16:00:00-Sisters of the Force, A Celebration of Women and Star Wars
Speed Dating Speed Dating Sat 4/13 7:30p Speed Dating Room Speed Dating-Speed Dating Speed Dating Room-2019-04-13T19:30:00-Speed Dating 2019-04-13T19:30:00-Speed Dating
Speed Dating (Queer Focus) Speed Dating Sat 4/13 4:00p Speed Dating Room Speed Dating-Speed Dating (Queer Focus) Speed Dating Room-2019-04-13T16:00:00-Speed Dating (Queer Focus) 2019-04-13T16:00:00-Speed Dating (Queer Focus)
Star Wars Author Track – Claudia Gray Panel Sat 4/13 4:00p Star Wars University Stage Panel-Star Wars Author Track – Claudia Gray Star Wars University Stage-2019-04-13T16:00:00-Star Wars Author Track – Claudia Gray 2019-04-13T16:00:00-Star Wars Author Track – Claudia Gray
Star Wars Cosplay Competition Event Sat 4/13 3:30p Galaxy Stage Event-Star Wars Cosplay Competition Galaxy Stage-2019-04-13T15:30:00-Star Wars Cosplay Competition 2019-04-13T15:30:00-Star Wars Cosplay Competition
Star Wars Prototypes and Unreleased Toys Panel Sat 4/13 12:00p Collector Stage This panel will present a unique behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Kenner’s Star Wars toy line that began in 1977, covering artifacts from all stages of toy production from concept to final product using numerous examples from the presenters’ extensive collections of one-of-a-kind items. Panel-Star Wars Prototypes and Unreleased Toys Collector Stage-2019-04-13T12:00:00-Star Wars Prototypes and Unreleased Toys 2019-04-13T12:00:00-Star Wars Prototypes and Unreleased Toys
Star Wars Rebels Remembered Panel Sat 4/13 12:45p Galaxy Stage Panel-Star Wars Rebels Remembered Galaxy Stage-2019-04-13T12:45:00-Star Wars Rebels Remembered 2019-04-13T12:45:00-Star Wars Rebels Remembered
Star Wars RPGs, Online Streaming, and the Middle School Classroom Panel Sat 4/13 2:45p Star Wars University Stage Kids and games go hand in hand. Throw Star Wars and roleplaying in the mix and you have something truly unique and adventurous! Join a panel of Jedi Master educators for a discussion on playing Star Wars roleplaying games (Edge of the Empire and Age of Rebellion,) with students! Leveraging a shared love of Star Wars can benefit students, teachers, and even family, but it can be hard to know where to start. This session will cover the basics, answer questions, and hopefully inspire you to explore the galaxy far, far away with your students and family. Panel-Star Wars RPGs, Online Streaming, and the Middle School Classroom Star Wars University Stage-2019-04-13T14:45:00-Star Wars RPGs, Online Streaming, and the Middle School Classroom 2019-04-13T14:45:00-Star Wars RPGs, Online Streaming, and the Middle School Classroom
Star Wars Tourism: Visiting the Galaxy Far, Far Away on Earth Panel Sat 4/13 6:30p Fan Stage From the deserts of Tunisia and California to the glaciers of Norway, the coast of Ireland, and the palaces of Italy, Star Wars filming sites are the new travel destination. Our team of seasoned travel experts will help you learn about where to go, how to get there, and how to get the most out of it with your fellow Star Wars fans. Panel-Star Wars Tourism: Visiting the Galaxy Far, Far Away on Earth Fan Stage-2019-04-13T18:30:00-Star Wars Tourism: Visiting the Galaxy Far, Far Away on Earth 2019-04-13T18:30:00-Star Wars Tourism: Visiting the Galaxy Far, Far Away on Earth
Star Wars: The Force of Funko Panel Sat 4/13 5:45p Twin Suns Stage Panel-Star Wars: The Force of Funko Twin Suns Stage-2019-04-13T17:45:00-Star Wars: The Force of Funko 2019-04-13T17:45:00-Star Wars: The Force of Funko
Step Into Our Star Wars Stories: ILMxLAB Panel Sat 4/13 4:15p Twin Suns Stage From your Jedi Trials on Tatooine, to a visit to Darth Vader’s mysterious Mustafar abode, and beyond, ILMxLAB is taking Star Wars fans on multiple journeys to a galaxy far, far away…. Join us as we explore those adventures with some of the people who brought them to life and give away a few items that bring the Force home! Panel-Step Into Our Star Wars Stories: ILMxLAB Twin Suns Stage-2019-04-13T16:15:00-Step Into Our Star Wars Stories: ILMxLAB 2019-04-13T16:15:00-Step Into Our Star Wars Stories: ILMxLAB
Tag Team – Saber Guild Performance Performance Sat 4/13 2:00p Galactic Senate Stage Performance by: Jet City Temple (Seattle, WA) Master Tiala has come to a far-off planet to cleanse the darkness from an ancient Sith relic. The dark side is so strong with this old holocron that few Jedi can possibly resist its call; only Tiala was able to stay strong in the light while holding it. But darkness calls to darkness; there are Sith drawn to the thing Tiala carries. Can she face them alone? Performance-Tag Team – Saber Guild Performance Galactic Senate Stage-2019-04-13T14:00:00-Tag Team – Saber Guild Performance 2019-04-13T14:00:00-Tag Team – Saber Guild Performance
The Art of Kirie – Japanese Star Wars Paper Cutting Panel Sat 4/13 1:30p Star Wars University Stage Panel-The Art of Kirie – Japanese Star Wars Paper Cutting Star Wars University Stage-2019-04-13T13:30:00-The Art of Kirie – Japanese Star Wars Paper Cutting 2019-04-13T13:30:00-The Art of Kirie – Japanese Star Wars Paper Cutting
The Bounty Hunt Game Sat 4/13 3:00p Bounty Hunt Room Come play in the ultimate challenge for Star Wars fans at Celebration! The Bounty Hunt is a series of clue-solving adventure games at Star Wars Celebration Chicago. In this two-hour event for every level of fan, teams of 2 to 4 will race against the clock and other teams to solve puzzles and trivia brainteasers that will lead them to find bounty targets throughout the convention center – and possibly win cool prizes. Are you smart and fast enough to catch all the bounties and claim your place as one of the galaxy’s best bounty hunters? Game-The Bounty Hunt Bounty Hunt Room-2019-04-13T15:00:00-The Bounty Hunt 2019-04-13T15:00:00-The Bounty Hunt
The Canon Cantina Podcast Sat 4/13 2:00p Podcast Stage Podcast-The Canon Cantina Podcast Stage-2019-04-13T14:00:00-The Canon Cantina 2019-04-13T14:00:00-The Canon Cantina
The Cantica Cast Podcast Sat 4/13 11:00a Podcast Stage Podcast-The Cantica Cast Podcast Stage-2019-04-13T11:00:00-The Cantica Cast 2019-04-13T11:00:00-The Cantica Cast
The Dark Empire: Doing Good Through the Darkside Panel Sat 4/13 12:00p Galactic Senate Stage The Dark Empire is a rapidly growing group of both canon and custom Star Wars Costume creators Panel-The Dark Empire: Doing Good Through the Darkside Galactic Senate Stage-2019-04-13T12:00:00-The Dark Empire: Doing Good Through the Darkside 2019-04-13T12:00:00-The Dark Empire: Doing Good Through the Darkside
The Effect & Influence of the Palitoy Company on Star Wars Toys Panel Sat 4/13 1:30p Collector Stage By the time Star Wars was released in the U.K. The Palitoy Company was already the number one powerhouse in the boys toys retail marketplace. Whilst the divisions within The Palitoy Company were granted the opportunity to distribute the Kenner products (Palitoy, Denys Fisher & Chad Valley), it wasn’t as easy as just repackaging the toys, many changes and compromises were required in the U.K. market early on which led to unique variations and, in some cases, creating new product. This presentation takes a look back at those challenges, the highs and lows, the successes and failures that all contribute to one of the most coveted areas of international Star Wars vintage collecting. Panel-The Effect & Influence of the Palitoy Company on Star Wars Toys Collector Stage-2019-04-13T13:30:00-The Effect & Influence of the Palitoy Company on Star Wars Toys 2019-04-13T13:30:00-The Effect & Influence of the Palitoy Company on Star Wars Toys
The ForceCast Podcast Sat 4/13 3:00p Podcast Stage Podcast-The ForceCast Podcast Stage-2019-04-13T15:00:00-The ForceCast 2019-04-13T15:00:00-The ForceCast
The Galaxy-Wide Premiere of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Panel Sat 4/13 1:30p Celebration Stage Join the head of Respawn Entertainment, Vince Zampella, and Game Director, Stig Asmussen, along with many special guests, to be the first to learn about this holiday’s highly anticipated action adventure game, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Hear how Respawn and Lucasfilm collaborated on this original Star Wars story, following a young Padawan’s journey in the Dark Times following Order 66. And of course, we’ll have a few surprises in store. Panel-The Galaxy-Wide Premiere of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Celebration Stage-2019-04-13T13:30:00-The Galaxy-Wide Premiere of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2019-04-13T13:30:00-The Galaxy-Wide Premiere of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
The Legacy of Brian Daley and the Star Wars Radio Dramas Panel Sat 4/13 6:45p Star Wars University Stage National Public Radio and led to a renaissance in the world of audio adventures. Through rare images, interviews with behind the scenes artists, and production materials, this presentation celebrates the contributions of those who worked together to accomplish the near impossible – turn the visually stunning Star Wars film into a thrilling radio adventure. Special emphasis is placed on the life and creative genius of scriptwriter Brian Daley whose contributions to Star Wars include not only writing all three original trilogy radio dramas, but three of the earliest expanded universe novels which featured Han Solo. Panel-The Legacy of Brian Daley and the Star Wars Radio Dramas Star Wars University Stage-2019-04-13T18:45:00-The Legacy of Brian Daley and the Star Wars Radio Dramas 2019-04-13T18:45:00-The Legacy of Brian Daley and the Star Wars Radio Dramas
The Rebellion is Reborn: Meet the Rebel Legion Panel Sat 4/13 10:30a Fan Stage Come armed with your lightsaber (or blaster if you’re more uncivilized) and your questions, and we’ll set you on your way to costuming mastery Panel-The Rebellion is Reborn: Meet the Rebel Legion Fan Stage-2019-04-13T10:30:00-The Rebellion is Reborn: Meet the Rebel Legion 2019-04-13T10:30:00-The Rebellion is Reborn: Meet the Rebel Legion
The Resistance Broadcast Podcast Sat 4/13 6:00p Podcast Stage Podcast-The Resistance Broadcast Podcast Stage-2019-04-13T18:00:00-The Resistance Broadcast 2019-04-13T18:00:00-The Resistance Broadcast
The Toys That Made Us: Star Wars Pt. 2 Panel Sat 4/13 6:00p Collector Stage Panel-The Toys That Made Us: Star Wars Pt. 2 Collector Stage-2019-04-13T18:00:00-The Toys That Made Us: Star Wars Pt. 2 2019-04-13T18:00:00-The Toys That Made Us: Star Wars Pt. 2
Thicker Than Water – Saber Guild Performance Performance Sat 4/13 11:00a Galactic Senate Stage Performed by: Empire Temple (New York, NY). After years of searching, a group of Sith, led by the fearsome Darth Delirium, has made its way to Ruusan where the Chosen One has been identified. It is up to her to retrieve and raise the child to put an end to the war between the Light and Dark, and guarantee victory for the Sith Empire. Performance-Thicker Than Water – Saber Guild Performance Galactic Senate Stage-2019-04-13T11:00:00-Thicker Than Water – Saber Guild Performance 2019-04-13T11:00:00-Thicker Than Water – Saber Guild Performance
Toltoys: An Australian Star Wars Story Panel Sat 4/13 10:30a Collector Stage TOLTOYS distributed Star Wars toys in Australia during the late ’70s to mid ’80s. Join veteran Aussie Toltoys MOC guru Brody Walker, ESB Vinyl Cape Jawa authority Ben Sheehan, & POTF coin aficionado Mark Salotti on a trip down amnesia-lane, as they try to recall the differences in the figures, the offers, non-offers and the idiosyncrasies of Vintage product found only in the Land Down Under. Panel-Toltoys: An Australian Star Wars Story Collector Stage-2019-04-13T10:30:00-Toltoys: An Australian Star Wars Story 2019-04-13T10:30:00-Toltoys: An Australian Star Wars Story
Trivia Knight: A Star Wars Game Night Game Sat 4/13 5:15p Fan Stage Game-Trivia Knight: A Star Wars Game Night Fan Stage-2019-04-13T17:15:00-Trivia Knight: A Star Wars Game Night 2019-04-13T17:15:00-Trivia Knight: A Star Wars Game Night
Unmistakably Star Wars Podcast Sat 4/13 12:00p Podcast Stage Podcast-Unmistakably Star Wars Podcast Stage-2019-04-13T12:00:00-Unmistakably Star Wars 2019-04-13T12:00:00-Unmistakably Star Wars
#SWRepMatters: Celebrating Diversity in a Galaxy Far, Far Away Panel Sun 4/14 1:00p Fan Stage #SWRepMatters is an online celebration and advocacy campaign for diversity and inclusion in the Star Wars universe. On this panel of diverse fans who started the hashtag, we will relay to the audience the story of the #SWRepMatters campaign. We will discuss how we sought to advocate for diversity and representation (in front of and behind the scenes), how well we think the Star Wars franchise has done on this issue, and what we hope to see in the future. There will also be book prizes featuring diverse characters! Panel-#SWRepMatters: Celebrating Diversity in a Galaxy Far, Far Away Fan Stage-2019-04-14T13:00:00-#SWRepMatters: Celebrating Diversity in a Galaxy Far, Far Away 2019-04-14T13:00:00-#SWRepMatters: Celebrating Diversity in a Galaxy Far, Far Away
501st Costume Building for Membership Panel Sun 4/14 6:15p Fan Stage Learn about the variety of costumes that are accepted by the 501st Legion for membership. The discussion will cover a range from Jawas and Tusken Raiders, to Imperial Officers, Stormtroopers, Darth Vader and more, featuring members of the 501st Legion. Join us to take an in-depth look on how to craft your own costume and props and bring Star Wars to life! Panel-501st Costume Building for Membership Fan Stage-2019-04-14T18:15:00-501st Costume Building for Membership 2019-04-14T18:15:00-501st Costume Building for Membership
501st Legion: Bad Guys Doing Good Panel Sun 4/14 7:00p Star Wars University Stage Panel-501st Legion: Bad Guys Doing Good Star Wars University Stage-2019-04-14T19:00:00-501st Legion: Bad Guys Doing Good 2019-04-14T19:00:00-501st Legion: Bad Guys Doing Good
Adult Training – Saber Guild Performance Performance Sun 4/14 3:00p Galactic Senate Stage Have you ever wanted to learn how to use the most iconic weapon in the history of cinema? If so, now is your chance to join our Jedi Knights and learn the way of lightsaber choreography.This training, for Padawans 18 years of age and older, will give insight regarding how fights are staged and the building blocks to safely create original choreography. No need to bring your lightsaber, as we will have battle ready lightsabers for you to use. * Trainings are limited, so come a half hour early to the Saber Guild table to sign up! * Performance-Adult Training – Saber Guild Performance Galactic Senate Stage-2019-04-14T15:00:00-Adult Training – Saber Guild Performance 2019-04-14T15:00:00-Adult Training – Saber Guild Performance
Balance: Two Sides, One Force – Saber Guild Performance Performance Sun 4/14 12:15p Galactic Senate Stage Performed by: Jakku Temple (Central TX0 featuring Kashyyyk Temple (Costa Rica), Tattooine Temple (Peru), and Yavin Temple (Kansas City). For many years, the Jedi and the Force were quiet, until it was reawakened by a girl named Rey. The Force has lessons to teach her. Performance-Balance: Two Sides, One Force – Saber Guild Performance Galactic Senate Stage-2019-04-14T12:15:00-Balance: Two Sides, One Force – Saber Guild Performance 2019-04-14T12:15:00-Balance: Two Sides, One Force – Saber Guild Performance
Behind the Scenes of the Cantina Panel Sun 4/14 1:00p Twin Suns Stage Go behind the scenes like never before as cantina expert and FX artist Tom Spina (Regal Robot, Tom Spina Designs) and stage host Amy Ratcliffe once again dive into the most wretched hive of scum and villainy with rare behind the scenes images, video and stories from geniuses who helped create everyone’s favorite Tatooine hang out! Panel-Behind the Scenes of the Cantina Twin Suns Stage-2019-04-14T13:00:00-Behind the Scenes of the Cantina 2019-04-14T13:00:00-Behind the Scenes of the Cantina
Coffee with Kenobi Podcast Sun 4/14 1:00p Podcast Stage Podcast-Coffee with Kenobi Podcast Stage-2019-04-14T13:00:00-Coffee with Kenobi 2019-04-14T13:00:00-Coffee with Kenobi
Collider Jedi Council Podcast Sun 4/14 2:00p Podcast Stage Podcast-Collider Jedi Council Podcast Stage-2019-04-14T14:00:00-Collider Jedi Council 2019-04-14T14:00:00-Collider Jedi Council
Creating a Space for Queer Fandom Panel Sun 4/14 1:15p Galactic Senate Stage Pride Squadron is the LGBTQ+ subgroup for the volunteer costume and droid building clubs that work under the guidance of Lucasfilm. Panel-Creating a Space for Queer Fandom Galactic Senate Stage-2019-04-14T13:15:00-Creating a Space for Queer Fandom 2019-04-14T13:15:00-Creating a Space for Queer Fandom
Designing the Greatest Star Wars Popup Book in the Galaxy Star Wars University Stage Sun 4/14 11:00a Star Wars University Stage Star Wars University Stage-Designing the Greatest Star Wars Popup Book in the Galaxy Star Wars University Stage-2019-04-14T11:00:00-Designing the Greatest Star Wars Popup Book in the Galaxy 2019-04-14T11:00:00-Designing the Greatest Star Wars Popup Book in the Galaxy
Doug Chiang: The Evolution of Star Wars Design – Designing Episode I Panel Sun 4/14 1:15p Galaxy Stage Episode I Design Director – and Lucasfilm’s VP and Executive Creative Director for Star Wars – Doug Chiang is joining the 20th anniversary celebration of The Phantom Menace with an in-depth look at the film’s conceptual designs. Doug will showcase rare artwork with insights into his creative process and share memories of working alongside director George Lucas. Attendees will also have the chance to ask Doug their own questions. Panel-Doug Chiang: The Evolution of Star Wars Design – Designing Episode I Galaxy Stage-2019-04-14T13:15:00-Doug Chiang: The Evolution of Star Wars Design – Designing Episode I 2019-04-14T13:15:00-Doug Chiang: The Evolution of Star Wars Design – Designing Episode I
Fanthropy: The Magic of Droids Panel Sun 4/14 12:15p Star Wars University Stage Panel-Fanthropy: The Magic of Droids Star Wars University Stage-2019-04-14T12:15:00-Fanthropy: The Magic of Droids 2019-04-14T12:15:00-Fanthropy: The Magic of Droids
Galactic Academy – Costuming on a Budget: Make vs. Buy Panel Sun 4/14 5:00p Galactic Senate Stage Halloween costume, handmade crafting, thrift store shopping…. Costuming on a budget can be fun, imaginative and at the same time teach all ages problem solving and life skills important to creating the perfect recreation of their favorite characters. Come and see multiple costume progressions. Kids will also be able to make a simple craft to help them understand the satisfaction of creating. (craft available on first come first serve basis) Panel-Galactic Academy – Costuming on a Budget: Make vs. Buy Galactic Senate Stage-2019-04-14T17:00:00-Galactic Academy – Costuming on a Budget: Make vs. Buy 2019-04-14T17:00:00-Galactic Academy – Costuming on a Budget: Make vs. Buy
Get Your Geek On Podcast Sun 4/14 3:00p Podcast Stage Podcast-Get Your Geek On Podcast Stage-2019-04-14T15:00:00-Get Your Geek On 2019-04-14T15:00:00-Get Your Geek On
Grail Stories Panel Sun 4/14 4:30p Collector Stage Once upon a time there was an unobtainable treasure. It was an item so incredibly rare or valuable that our hero could not even dream of adding it to his collection! Then somehow a miracle occurred, and he did. Gather ’round to hear the thrilling tales of your fellow collectors who have actually lived this story! We’ll show you how sometimes the impossible becomes reality. Panel-Grail Stories Collector Stage-2019-04-14T16:30:00-Grail Stories 2019-04-14T16:30:00-Grail Stories
ILM Model Shop: Building a Galaxy Panel Sun 4/14 3:15p Galaxy Stage Panel-ILM Model Shop: Building a Galaxy Galaxy Stage-2019-04-14T15:15:00-ILM Model Shop: Building a Galaxy 2019-04-14T15:15:00-ILM Model Shop: Building a Galaxy
In Conversation with Alan Tudyk Panel Sun 4/14 1:30p Celebration Stage Panel-In Conversation with Alan Tudyk Celebration Stage-2019-04-14T13:30:00-In Conversation with Alan Tudyk 2019-04-14T13:30:00-In Conversation with Alan Tudyk
Into the Archives Panel Sun 4/14 5:30p Twin Suns Stage Panel-Into the Archives Twin Suns Stage-2019-04-14T17:30:00-Into the Archives 2019-04-14T17:30:00-Into the Archives
Learn to Paint Star Wars Miniatures Panel Sun 4/14 5:30p Star Wars University Stage Panel-Learn to Paint Star Wars Miniatures Star Wars University Stage-2019-04-14T17:30:00-Learn to Paint Star Wars Miniatures 2019-04-14T17:30:00-Learn to Paint Star Wars Miniatures
Making Tracks Podcast Sun 4/14 4:00p Podcast Stage Podcast-Making Tracks Podcast Stage-2019-04-14T16:00:00-Making Tracks 2019-04-14T16:00:00-Making Tracks
Meet the Mandalorian Mercs Panel Sun 4/14 3:45p Fan Stage Panel-Meet the Mandalorian Mercs Fan Stage-2019-04-14T15:45:00-Meet the Mandalorian Mercs 2019-04-14T15:45:00-Meet the Mandalorian Mercs
Mirror- Saber Guild Performance Performance Sun 4/14 12:00p Galactic Senate Stage Performed by: Jet City Temple (Seattle, WA). When Rey stumbles across an old Jedi Master, she must face down that which she fears most. The Dark Side comes in many forms, but so does the strength needed to defeat it. Performance-Mirror- Saber Guild Performance Galactic Senate Stage-2019-04-14T12:00:00-Mirror- Saber Guild Performance 2019-04-14T12:00:00-Mirror- Saber Guild Performance
Printing and Designing an Empire: Opening New Realms of Star Wars Cosplay Panel Sun 4/14 3:00p Star Wars University Stage Panel-Printing and Designing an Empire: Opening New Realms of Star Wars Cosplay Star Wars University Stage-2019-04-14T15:00:00-Printing and Designing an Empire: Opening New Realms of Star Wars Cosplay 2019-04-14T15:00:00-Printing and Designing an Empire: Opening New Realms of Star Wars Cosplay
Projects from DK’s Star Wars Maker Lab demonstrated by Liz Heinecke and Cole Horton Panel Sun 4/14 2:15p Fan Stage Panel-Projects from DK’s Star Wars Maker Lab demonstrated by Liz Heinecke and Cole Horton Fan Stage-2019-04-14T14:15:00-Projects from DK’s Star Wars Maker Lab demonstrated by Liz Heinecke and Cole Horton 2019-04-14T14:15:00-Projects from DK’s Star Wars Maker Lab demonstrated by Liz Heinecke and Cole Horton
Road Squadron 20th Anniversary Panel Panel Sun 4/14 11:45a Fan Stage Fans love to “Cosplay”, but how many “Carsplay”? Star Wars and custom cars might not seem like a natural mix, but Road Squadron has been bringing Saga love to the byways of the US for 20 years. Rebel Transport or Imperial Shuttle, daily driver or show car, these “Carfighters” represent the creative vision of their builders, who are using them in their community as tools to inspire creativity and STEM learning in schools, science centers and museums everywhere. Come learn how to upcycle into art that you drive! Panel-Road Squadron 20th Anniversary Panel Fan Stage-2019-04-14T11:45:00-Road Squadron 20th Anniversary Panel 2019-04-14T11:45:00-Road Squadron 20th Anniversary Panel
Rogue Podron Podcast Sun 4/14 5:00p Podcast Stage Podcast-Rogue Podron Podcast Stage-2019-04-14T17:00:00-Rogue Podron 2019-04-14T17:00:00-Rogue Podron
Romance: Those Ships Also Belong in Star Wars Panel Sun 4/14 4:15p Star Wars University Stage “Shipping” in Star Wars transcends age and gender and is as old as the question of whether Leia would end up with Han or Luke. Join Denise and Lee from Lords of the Sith Podcast and special guest Monte formerly of Star Wars Connection as we delve into the perception of romance by the Star Wars fanbase and describe some of our experiences in the larger Star Wars fandom, in podcasting, and in the Reylo community. Panel-Romance: Those Ships Also Belong in Star Wars Star Wars University Stage-2019-04-14T16:15:00-Romance: Those Ships Also Belong in Star Wars 2019-04-14T16:15:00-Romance: Those Ships Also Belong in Star Wars
Saving the Cradle of Star Wars – Lars Homestead Panel Sun 4/14 5:00p Fan Stage Panel-Saving the Cradle of Star Wars – Lars Homestead Fan Stage-2019-04-14T17:00:00-Saving the Cradle of Star Wars – Lars Homestead 2019-04-14T17:00:00-Saving the Cradle of Star Wars – Lars Homestead
Speed Dating Speed Dating Sun 4/14 5:30p Speed Dating Room Speed Dating-Speed Dating Speed Dating Room-2019-04-14T17:30:00-Speed Dating 2019-04-14T17:30:00-Speed Dating
Speed Dating (Queer Focus) Speed Dating Sun 4/14 2:00p Speed Dating Room Speed Dating-Speed Dating (Queer Focus) Speed Dating Room-2019-04-14T14:00:00-Speed Dating (Queer Focus) 2019-04-14T14:00:00-Speed Dating (Queer Focus)
Star Wars Action News Podcast Sun 4/14 11:00a Podcast Stage Podcast-Star Wars Action News Podcast Stage-2019-04-14T11:00:00-Star Wars Action News 2019-04-14T11:00:00-Star Wars Action News
Star Wars Author Track – Deliah S. Dawson Panel Sun 4/14 1:30p Star Wars University Stage Panel-Star Wars Author Track – Deliah S. Dawson Star Wars University Stage-2019-04-14T13:30:00-Star Wars Author Track – Deliah S. Dawson 2019-04-14T13:30:00-Star Wars Author Track – Deliah S. Dawson
Star Wars Bookworms Podcast Sun 4/14 6:00p Podcast Stage Podcast-Star Wars Bookworms Podcast Stage-2019-04-14T18:00:00-Star Wars Bookworms 2019-04-14T18:00:00-Star Wars Bookworms
Star Wars Minute Podcast Sun 4/14 12:00p Podcast Stage Podcast-Star Wars Minute Podcast Stage-2019-04-14T12:00:00-Star Wars Minute 2019-04-14T12:00:00-Star Wars Minute
Star Wars Original Props and Costumes Panel Sun 4/14 6:00p Collector Stage Panel-Star Wars Original Props and Costumes Collector Stage-2019-04-14T18:00:00-Star Wars Original Props and Costumes 2019-04-14T18:00:00-Star Wars Original Props and Costumes
Star Wars Sports Collectibles Panel Sun 4/14 3:00p Collector Stage Panel-Star Wars Sports Collectibles Collector Stage-2019-04-14T15:00:00-Star Wars Sports Collectibles 2019-04-14T15:00:00-Star Wars Sports Collectibles
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Sneak Peek Panel Sun 4/14 3:30p Celebration Stage Panel-Star Wars: The Clone Wars Sneak Peek Celebration Stage-2019-04-14T15:30:00-Star Wars: The Clone Wars Sneak Peek 2019-04-14T15:30:00-Star Wars: The Clone Wars Sneak Peek
The Bounty Hunt Game Sun 4/14 1:00p Bounty Hunt Room Come play in the ultimate challenge for Star Wars fans at Celebration! The Bounty Hunt is a series of clue-solving adventure games at Star Wars Celebration Chicago. In this two-hour event for every level of fan, teams of 2 to 4 will race against the clock and other teams to solve puzzles and trivia brainteasers that will lead them to find bounty targets throughout the convention center – and possibly win cool prizes. Are you smart and fast enough to catch all the bounties and claim your place as one of the galaxy’s best bounty hunters? Game-The Bounty Hunt Bounty Hunt Room-2019-04-14T13:00:00-The Bounty Hunt 2019-04-14T13:00:00-The Bounty Hunt
The Man Who Shot Luke Skywalker Panel Sun 4/14 1:30p Collector Stage Presenting the Kenner images everyone grew up with from 1978 thru 2000 (A New Hope to Episode 1) by the photographer who took all these photos. Panel-The Man Who Shot Luke Skywalker Collector Stage-2019-04-14T13:30:00-The Man Who Shot Luke Skywalker 2019-04-14T13:30:00-The Man Who Shot Luke Skywalker
The Mandalorian Panel Sun 4/14 11:00a Celebration Stage “Live on the Celebration Stage; presented simultaneously at the Galaxy and Twin Suns Stages” Learn about the perilous world of The Mandalorian, set to debut on Disney +, with executive producer and writer Jon Favreau and executive producer and director Dave Filoni in a special panel discussion. “ Panel-The Mandalorian Celebration Stage-2019-04-14T11:00:00-The Mandalorian 2019-04-14T11:00:00-The Mandalorian
This Deal is Getting Worse All the Time – Game Show Game Sun 4/14 10:30a Fan Stage Game-This Deal is Getting Worse All the Time – Game Show Fan Stage-2019-04-14T10:30:00-This Deal is Getting Worse All the Time – Game Show 2019-04-14T10:30:00-This Deal is Getting Worse All the Time – Game Show
Vintage Canadian Collectibles – A Tale of Two Languages Panel Sun 4/14 12:00p Collector Stage Panel-Vintage Canadian Collectibles – A Tale of Two Languages Collector Stage-2019-04-14T12:00:00-Vintage Canadian Collectibles – A Tale of Two Languages 2019-04-14T12:00:00-Vintage Canadian Collectibles – A Tale of Two Languages
Celebration Chicago Closing Ceremony Event Mon 4/15 3:30p Celebration Stage Gather with your friends and fellow Star Wars fans to relive the best moments of the weekend and bid farewell to the 20th anniversary of Star Wars Celebration. Featuring special guests, weekend highlights and much more, this is a send-off you won’t want to miss! Event-Celebration Chicago Closing Ceremony Celebration Stage-2019-04-15T15:30:00-Celebration Chicago Closing Ceremony 2019-04-15T15:30:00-Celebration Chicago Closing Ceremony
Collecting Collector’s Books: Turning the Page on Star Wars Reference Material Panel Mon 4/15 12:00p Collector Stage Long before the internet, collectors used books as their reference material to expand their knowledge about what Star Wars items were available. Over time, these books evolved from simple price guides to the more focused books of today. Some of them even became collectibles themselves. We will take a look at the progression of collecting resource books and what are considered vital editions to have in your collection and on your bookshelf. Panel-Collecting Collector’s Books: Turning the Page on Star Wars Reference Material Collector Stage-2019-04-15T12:00:00-Collecting Collector’s Books: Turning the Page on Star Wars Reference Material 2019-04-15T12:00:00-Collecting Collector’s Books: Turning the Page on Star Wars Reference Material
Collecting Star Wars Fashion Panel Mon 4/15 2:00p Collector Stage As apparel forms an essential part of human existence, Star Wars fashion is often a ‘gateway’ collecting hobby. This panel examines the concept of Star Wars clothing and related collectibles as both a form of self-expression and as a collecting focus, particularly those aspects of the hobby that are unique when compared to other pursuits. Presented by Kristy Glasgow, writer for the Star Wars fashion blog The Kessel Runway. Panel-Collecting Star Wars Fashion Collector Stage-2019-04-15T14:00:00-Collecting Star Wars Fashion 2019-04-15T14:00:00-Collecting Star Wars Fashion
Creating Content and Communities with Star Wars Panel Mon 4/15 2:15p Fan Stage Panel-Creating Content and Communities with Star Wars Fan Stage-2019-04-15T14:15:00-Creating Content and Communities with Star Wars 2019-04-15T14:15:00-Creating Content and Communities with Star Wars
Droid Building: Real Life STEM Panel Mon 4/15 2:30p Star Wars University Stage Discussions on how a team of students at Ithaca College designed and built a working BB-8 as part of a curriculum development project for a local vocational high school. Panel-Droid Building: Real Life STEM Star Wars University Stage-2019-04-15T14:30:00-Droid Building: Real Life STEM 2019-04-15T14:30:00-Droid Building: Real Life STEM
Fallen Republic – Saber Guild Performance Performance Mon 4/15 12:00p Galactic Senate Stage Performed by: Jet City Temple (Seattle, WA) Performance-Fallen Republic – Saber Guild Performance Galactic Senate Stage-2019-04-15T12:00:00-Fallen Republic – Saber Guild Performance 2019-04-15T12:00:00-Fallen Republic – Saber Guild Performance
From the Bacta Tank Podcast Mon 4/15 1:00p Podcast Stage Podcast-From the Bacta Tank Podcast Stage-2019-04-15T13:00:00-From the Bacta Tank 2019-04-15T13:00:00-From the Bacta Tank
Galactic War Report Podcast Mon 4/15 12:00p Podcast Stage Podcast-Galactic War Report Podcast Stage-2019-04-15T12:00:00-Galactic War Report 2019-04-15T12:00:00-Galactic War Report
IDW Publishing: The Adventures Continue Panel Mon 4/15 2:00p Twin Suns Stage From Forces of Destiny to Tales from Vader’s Castle and beyond, IDW’s line of Star Wars kids comics continue to delight readers of all ages and walks of life. Come hear from the writers and artists of your favorite Star Wars Adventures tales—including Nick Brokenshire, Elsa Charretier, Pierrick Colinet, Delilah Dawson, Tony Fleecs, Michael Moreci, and Cavan Scott. Then stay for the best Q&A of Celebration, since every question is only open to non-adults! Plus, prizes for all kids in attendance! Panel-IDW Publishing: The Adventures Continue Twin Suns Stage-2019-04-15T14:00:00-IDW Publishing: The Adventures Continue 2019-04-15T14:00:00-IDW Publishing: The Adventures Continue
Inside Star Wars Insider Panel Mon 4/15 1:15p Star Wars University Stage Go behind the scenes of Star Wars Insider with Titan Magazines brand manager Chris Thompson and a panel of the magazine’s best and brightest. Find out what goes into making an issue, how each of the contributors work, and what fans can look forward to in the months ahead. Panelists include writers Mark Newbold, Jay Stobie and James Floyd; alongside cartoonist Jamie Cosley, and artist Karen Hallion who drew the connecting Light Side/Dark Side covers for this year’s Star Wars Celebration exclusive edition. Panel-Inside Star Wars Insider Star Wars University Stage-2019-04-15T13:15:00-Inside Star Wars Insider 2019-04-15T13:15:00-Inside Star Wars Insider
It’s a Maulvelous Life! Panel Mon 4/15 1:00p Fan Stage If you think The Phantom Menace is all Darth Maul has ever done, you don’t know Sith! Come celebrate twenty years of Darth Maul books, comics, cartoons and movies with this fun and informative panel. We’ll cover it all: The mysterious origins of his tattoos, his secret childhood diary, his oft-neglected earring and hotly contested backstory. Together, we’ll attempt to untangle Maul’s long and complicated history, from his unforgettable debut to his glorious return! Panel-It’s a Maulvelous Life! Fan Stage-2019-04-15T13:00:00-It’s a Maulvelous Life! 2019-04-15T13:00:00-It’s a Maulvelous Life!
Lords of the Sith Podcast Mon 4/15 3:00p Podcast Stage Podcast-Lords of the Sith Podcast Stage-2019-04-15T15:00:00-Lords of the Sith 2019-04-15T15:00:00-Lords of the Sith
Lucasfilm Publishing: Writers Roundtable Panel Mon 4/15 10:30a Twin Suns Stage Panel-Lucasfilm Publishing: Writers Roundtable Twin Suns Stage-2019-04-15T10:30:00-Lucasfilm Publishing: Writers Roundtable 2019-04-15T10:30:00-Lucasfilm Publishing: Writers Roundtable
Meet the 501st Legion Panel Mon 4/15 10:30a Fan Stage The 501st Legion is a Star Wars costuming group that represents the Dark Side of the Star Wars Universe. Come meet the 501st Legion, hear how they formed, and learn how you can get involved. Panel-Meet the 501st Legion Fan Stage-2019-04-15T10:30:00-Meet the 501st Legion 2019-04-15T10:30:00-Meet the 501st Legion
Never Tell Me the Pods Podcast Mon 4/15 2:00p Podcast Stage Podcast-Never Tell Me the Pods Podcast Stage-2019-04-15T14:00:00-Never Tell Me the Pods 2019-04-15T14:00:00-Never Tell Me the Pods
Short Stories with Warwick Davis Panel Mon 4/15 1:30p Celebration Stage Buckle up and enjoy an unexpected and unpredictable retrospective into the prolific roles and career of the Host of the Celebration Stage, and the record holder for the Actor who has played the most Star Wars characters – Warwick Davis. Wicket, Wald, Weazel, Wollivan, Weeteef, Wodibin (are you detecting a pattern here?) and other Star Wars characters have all been masterfully played by Warwick, along with several characters from other popular movie franchises. Panel-Short Stories with Warwick Davis Celebration Stage-2019-04-15T13:30:00-Short Stories with Warwick Davis 2019-04-15T13:30:00-Short Stories with Warwick Davis
Speed Dating Speed Dating Mon 4/15 3:00p Speed Dating Room Speed Dating-Speed Dating Speed Dating Room-2019-04-15T15:00:00-Speed Dating 2019-04-15T15:00:00-Speed Dating
Star Wars Around the House Panel Mon 4/15 4:00p Collector Stage Panel-Star Wars Around the House Collector Stage-2019-04-15T16:00:00-Star Wars Around the House 2019-04-15T16:00:00-Star Wars Around the House
Star Wars Author Track – Alexander Freed Panel Mon 4/15 11:45a Star Wars University Stage Panel-Star Wars Author Track – Alexander Freed Star Wars University Stage-2019-04-15T11:45:00-Star Wars Author Track – Alexander Freed 2019-04-15T11:45:00-Star Wars Author Track – Alexander Freed
Star Wars Celebration Tattoo Competition Event Mon 4/15 12:15p Twin Suns Stage The Star Wars Tattoo Competition at Celebration is where fans who have Star Wars tattoos (some just having gotten them at Celebration Chicago!) will show off their ink. Presented by Marc Draven (Ink Fusion Empire), the competition will feature these categories: small/medium color, large color, small/medium black and grey, large black and grey and tattoo of the weekend, with awards created exclusively for Star Wars Celebration. Event-Star Wars Celebration Tattoo Competition Twin Suns Stage-2019-04-15T12:15:00-Star Wars Celebration Tattoo Competition 2019-04-15T12:15:00-Star Wars Celebration Tattoo Competition
Star Wars in a Country Far, Far Away (Argentina) Panel Mon 4/15 1:00p Collector Stage Panel-Star Wars in a Country Far, Far Away (Argentina) Collector Stage-2019-04-15T13:00:00-Star Wars in a Country Far, Far Away (Argentina) 2019-04-15T13:00:00-Star Wars in a Country Far, Far Away (Argentina)
Star Wars Pinball and Arcade Collecting Panel Mon 4/15 3:00p Collector Stage We will discuss the various pinball and arcade machines produced over the years. Talk about the game play and discuss how to collect and maintain them. Panel-Star Wars Pinball and Arcade Collecting Collector Stage-2019-04-15T15:00:00-Star Wars Pinball and Arcade Collecting 2019-04-15T15:00:00-Star Wars Pinball and Arcade Collecting
Star Wars Resistance Season Two Sneak Peek Panel Mon 4/15 1:30p Galaxy Stage Join Star Wars Resistance Executive Producers Justin Ridge, Athena Portillo, Brandon Auman and special guests for a look back at the shocking season one finale and an exclusive preview of what’s to come! Panel-Star Wars Resistance Season Two Sneak Peek Galaxy Stage-2019-04-15T13:30:00-Star Wars Resistance Season Two Sneak Peek 2019-04-15T13:30:00-Star Wars Resistance Season Two Sneak Peek
Star Wars: Phantom Menace 20th Anniversary Celebration Panel Mon 4/15 11:00a Celebration Stage Panel-Star Wars: Phantom Menace 20th Anniversary Celebration Celebration Stage-2019-04-15T11:00:00-Star Wars: Phantom Menace 20th Anniversary Celebration 2019-04-15T11:00:00-Star Wars: Phantom Menace 20th Anniversary Celebration
STEM: Education Meets Droid Building Panel Mon 4/15 10:30a Star Wars University Stage Using the droids of Star Wars to make an introduction to robotics in your community. Find out about open-source resources and local education groups. The untapped potential to give back to our communities is just within your grasp. Panel-STEM: Education Meets Droid Building Star Wars University Stage-2019-04-15T10:30:00-STEM: Education Meets Droid Building 2019-04-15T10:30:00-STEM: Education Meets Droid Building
The Mythology of Star Wars: Behind the Facts and the Fiction Panel Mon 4/15 3:45p Star Wars University Stage Panel-The Mythology of Star Wars: Behind the Facts and the Fiction Star Wars University Stage-2019-04-15T15:45:00-The Mythology of Star Wars: Behind the Facts and the Fiction 2019-04-15T15:45:00-The Mythology of Star Wars: Behind the Facts and the Fiction
The Rated NA Podcast Podcast Mon 4/15 11:00a Podcast Stage Podcast-The Rated NA Podcast Podcast Stage-2019-04-15T11:00:00-The Rated NA Podcast 2019-04-15T11:00:00-The Rated NA Podcast
Whose Line Is It, Alderaan? Performance Mon 4/15 11:45a Fan Stage Performance-Whose Line Is It, Alderaan? Fan Stage-2019-04-15T11:45:00-Whose Line Is It, Alderaan? 2019-04-15T11:45:00-Whose Line Is It, Alderaan?
Star Wars Celebration coverage is presented by Acme Archives
 
 

Send this to a friend