Wednesday, February 27, 2019

New Guests, Panels & Official Art Revealed For 'Star Wars Celebration Chicago

By: Benjamin Hart

Can you believe we're only 42 days away from Star Wars Celebration kicking off in Chicago? The event is set to bring a seemingly endless amount of Star Wars content and excitement to the Windy City, and we've been learning more and more about what's in store for us thanks to some recent announcements.

First off, today we have a trio of guest announcements, including Matt Lanter(voice of Anakin Skywalker in The Clone Wars), Ray Park(Darth Maul in The Phantom Menace & Solo) and Tiya Sircar(voice of Sabine Wren in Star Wars Rebels). All three will all be headed to Chicago in April, and they will join an ever growing group of celebrity guests, which includes Billy Dee Williams, Ashley Eckstein, Alan Tudyk, Peter Mayhew, Ian McDiarmid and many others.

Matt Lanter(left), Ray Park(middle), and Tiya Sircar(right).

Secondly, we were treated to a another panel announcement! Last week we learned that a special panel celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Phantom Menace would be coming to the Celebration Stage on Monday, April 15th. Today it was announced that EA will be presenting a panel for the upcoming video game from Respawn Jedi: Fallen Order on Saturday, April 13th, also on the Celebration Stage. On the most recent episode of The Star Wars Show, hosts Andi Gutierrez and Anthony Carboni tease that the panel will "feature a discussion revealing never before heard details" about the game, which is slated to launch this Fall. And if you're interested in other video games, they also mention that Star Wars Pinball and Star Wars: Galaxy Of Heroes will have a presence on the showfloor, and a special event for Star Wars: The Old Republic will be held at an undisclosed time and place.

The Star Wars Show also offered us our first look at the official art for the Celebration Stage, which you can see below:

And speaking of art, has revealed a gallery of artwork from the official artists that will be part of Artist Alley at this Celebration. They also announced that pre-orders of the Acme Archives editions are now available through March 15th. You can check out some sampling of some of the art below, and the full gallery over on

“Maelstrom", by Brandon Kenney, 

“Pack Hunt”, by Chris Dee

“Reunion of Scoundrels”, by Chris Trevas

“Heart of the Rebellion”, by Darren Tan

“STARDUST: A Rogue One Tribute”, by Michael Pasquale

"The Phantom Menace", by Danny Haas

Star Wars Celebration Chicago will descend upon the McCormick Place convention center April 11th through 15th!

Sources: The Star Wars

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