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Star Wars Celebration 2019 - Chicago
« on: May 16, 2018, 05:05 PM »
SW Show confirms the place and dates today... April 11-15, 2019 - Chicago, IL.

Tickets go on sale June 5th.  Start your planning now! ;)
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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019 - Chicago
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 05:26 PM »
Chicago?

I may be up for that one...  :D

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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019 - Chicago
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2018, 05:38 PM »
I was totally not expecting to hear about this in the leadup to the release of SOLO.  But this is pretty cool news!
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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019 - Chicago
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2018, 08:49 PM »
Woo hoo!

Took them 10 long years to make this finally happen. McCormick Place isn't ideal, but I get why they would want to be near downtown Chicago. Gonna be a blast no matter what..
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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019 - Chicago
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2018, 11:55 PM »
I think Chicago is a great location in general.  Easy for a lot of NA to make it there one way or another. 

Unfortunately it's not looking good for me going after a reality check from the gf last night that we'll still be in recoup mode from her son's wedding this Fall, so yeah, probably a no-go for me.  Which utterly sucks.
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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019 - Chicago
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2018, 09:31 AM »
It's nice that it's going to be in a central location in North America.  They tried that with Indianapolis, but I don't think the city or the convention center were big enough for the event.  But the McCormick Center is by all accounts the largest convention center in the country.

There seem to be some complaints about the con NOT being at a Disney Park.  It would seem that scheduling is coming into play there.  I did some research about the busy times of year for the Disney Parks, and it seems that the weeks around Easter tend to be a very busy time at the parks (except for Easter weekend itself).  Celebration is scheduled for the week before Easter 2019. 

I can kind of understand why people would want Celebration to be at one of the parks.  If it's there, Celebration can double as a vacation.  And if you've got a family and/or limited time off, it's nice to have some options.  These are considerations that an aging fan base demand.  There's also the matter of Galaxy's Edge opening next year.  But I think timing the opening of that attraction to coincide with a Star Wars Celebration might be a challenge.
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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019 - Chicago
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2018, 11:24 PM »
I think Chicago is a great location in general.  Easy for a lot of NA to make it there one way or another. 

Unfortunately it's not looking good for me going after a reality check from the gf last night that we'll still be in recoup mode from her son's wedding this Fall, so yeah, probably a no-go for me.  Which utterly sucks.

F that! You be standing by the mailbox when I come by because I'm only slowing down for the pickup, not stopping.

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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019 - Chicago
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2018, 11:52 PM »
Things just started looking better and I may actually get to Chicago. 😬
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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019 - Chicago
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2018, 07:20 PM »
Things just started looking better and I may actually get to Chicago. 😬

You better!!  ;D
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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019 - Chicago
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2018, 10:19 PM »
It may happen.  No guarantees haha.  Holy expensive hotels tho.  Yeesh.
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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019 - Chicago
« Reply #10 on: June 1, 2018, 10:44 AM »
Celebration website is live with prices for passes.

Ticket Details

Adult 5 day: $215.00* Advance | $225.00* at the door.
*Plus taxes and fees.

Adult 1 day: Thursday Bounty Hunter Preview - $55.00* Advance | $65.00* at the door

Get a jump on your hunt for collectibles at Celebration with the Thursday Bounty Hunter Preview Ticket. A limited number of fans will get access to the Show Floor, Autographing, Photo Ops and the Celebration Show Store. Please note: Thursday will not have any stage programming.

Friday April 12 through Monday, April 15 all of Star Wars Celebration - from halls to stages to shopping to panels and interactive events – is on display.

Friday - $75.00* Advance | $85.00* at the door
Saturday - $75.00* Advance | $85.00* at the door
Sunday - $75.00* Advance | $85.00* at the door
Monday - $75.00* Advance | $85.00* at the door
*Plus taxes and fees.

Kids 5 day: $100.00* Advance | $110.00* at the door
*Plus taxes and fees.

Kids 1 day: Thursday - $35.00* Advance | $45.00* at the door
Friday - $35.00* Advance | $45.00* at the door
Saturday - $35.00* Advance | $45.00* at the door
Sunday - $35.00* Advance | $45.00* at the door
Monday - $35.00* Advance | $45.00* at the door
*Plus taxes and fees.

Jedi Master VIP: $850.00

The Jedi Master VIP Package Includes:
One (1) Jedi Master VIP Badge Featuring Exclusive Art
One (1) Official Show Poster (Rolled, complete with poster tube)
One (1) Commemorative Program Guide
VIP Lounge with coat check and concierge
Half Hour Early Access to Exhibit Hall
Half Hour Early Access to the Official Celebration Store each day
Exclusive Celebration Store private shopping experience on Thursday, April 11 at 11:00 AM
VIP Express Checkout Lane at the Official Celebration Store
Unlimited use of the Lightspeed Lane to enter the Official Celebration Store
Express Autograph Hall Autograph line pass and checkout for up to six (6) Autograph Sessions. Price of Autographs not included.
First Access to Panels at the Celebration Stage
We will be clearing the Celebration Stage after each panel. Jedi Masters will have first access to seats for each panel on the Celebration Stage. There will be no reserved seating, but you will have first choice of seats for each Panel on the Celebration Stage. You MUST arrive at least 40 minutes prior to the start of any Celebration Stage Panel you wish to attend.
One(1) Private Meet & Greet with select Star Wars Celebration guest or guests
Guest determined at the discretion of Star Wars Celebration and to be announced at a later date.
One (1) Original signed art print, created exclusively for Celebration Chicago Jedi Master VIPs
One (1) Extremely Limited Jedi Master VIP character pin shared only, in very limited amounts, with staff as a giveaway pin that will not otherwise be made available for sale to Star Wars Celebration Chicago Attendees.
One (1) Exclusive Jedi Master VIP Lanyard
One (1) Exclusive Jedi Master VIP Embroidered Patch
One time 10% off discount at the Official Celebration Store

It's gonna be a gong show when the passes & hotel blocks come online.

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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019 - Chicago
« Reply #11 on: June 5, 2018, 01:53 PM »
So anyone get their tickets already.  Unfortunately I’m back to likely not going this year but such is life.  Too much $ for me ultimately, and too many responsibilities at home to pony up that kind of cash for hotel and things. 😕
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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019 - Chicago
« Reply #12 on: June 5, 2018, 03:51 PM »
Booked my hotel off site. Staying close to the Midway airport & can Uber or train it in. $800 Canadian for 7 nights, cheaper than onPeak hotel blocks. Plus I get free breakfast!

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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019 - Chicago
« Reply #13 on: June 6, 2018, 12:12 AM »
Booked my hotel off site. Staying close to the Midway airport & can Uber or train it in. $800 Canadian for 7 nights, cheaper than onPeak hotel blocks. Plus I get free breakfast!

I grew up around Midway.  Hopefully you're South of the airport and not too far North.  From what I remember you didn't want to go much past 35th street...

Got my 5-day ticket.  Not sure if I'm going to be able to go all 5 days, but cheaper than buying individuals.
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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019 - Chicago
« Reply #14 on: June 6, 2018, 09:13 AM »
I bought my 5 day as well.  Just like IamSith, not sure that I'll go down each day (I'm reasonably "local") but  I'm looking forward to attending another Celebration even if my collecting habits have completely changed.