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SWC19 Celebration Chicago Appearances and Signings

Discussion in 'Star Wars Celebrations' started by MotivateR5D4, May 28, 2018.

  1. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    I hope Kelly Marie Tran comes and gets a standing ovation.
     
  2. OliffWanKenobi

    OliffWanKenobi Jedi Knight star 2

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    I've never really done the whole autograph/meeting actors type thing, until Phoenix Comic Fest a week or so ago when I got Jeremy Bulloch's autograph. He was quiet & frail looking but still smiled and seemed friendly, there were handlers taking the money and his wife was helping him writing messages so he just had to sign and she was chatty. I still enjoyed it for my first such experience, I still regret not getting to meet Carrie at London 2016, so I'll definitely be interested to see who makes appearances, of the people I'm sure will be there I'll definitely go for Warwick Davis & Joonas, maybe McDiarmid too.
     
  3. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    Davis doesn't typically sign.
     
  4. MotivateR5D4

    MotivateR5D4 Force Ghost star 5

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    Nvm...
     
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  5. Kyle Katarn

    Kyle Katarn Force Ghost star 6

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    Davis will occasionally sign if you meet up with him and he's in the mood to sign, but he doesn't usually do table signings.

    Bulloch is definitely getting up there in years. I worked his line at Celebration Anaheim in 2015 and he was going strong, standing in front of his table and chatting with fans. His line was just as long at Celebration Orlando, so I think his health has taken a turn for the worse more recently. If you want to meet him and have him sign something, do it sooner rather than later.
     
  6. Gamma626

    Gamma626 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I'd 100% pay for a KMT autograph now to support her after today, even though I'm not a huge fan of TLJ.
     
  7. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    It would be nice to see. Not sure it will happen though - TFN Main is reporting that she's deleted her Instagram posts due to cyber bullies. I don't know if she'd be up for fan activities.
     
  8. MotivateR5D4

    MotivateR5D4 Force Ghost star 5

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    I saw the report on that late yesterday. A lot of major news outlets are covering it.

    In any event, Celebration is still a year away. If anything, I could see her making an appearance in the face of all that. And she likely would get a standing ovation. Maybe autograph sessions might make her a little too vulnerable given the close proximity to fans. But I can definitely see her at least being part of the Episode 9 panel.
     
  9. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    It's a shame the way she has been treated. You could tell in Orlando how she just has a real bubbly personality and was so excited to be a part of the franchise. Daisy long ago deleted her social media because of trolls. The toxicity of the fan base is a real issue right now, but so far Celebration has been immune to that. Just look at the love Hayden got.

    I don't see her signing either, but I think it would be okay if she did. People aren't going to buy an autograph to go insult her. Also, most of the people who are so abusive online wouldn't act that way in person.
     
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  10. MotivateR5D4

    MotivateR5D4 Force Ghost star 5

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    True.

    I saw an interesting discussion somewhere else on here about how the toxicity of the fan base isn't all that much different than it was during the prequel era. The difference nowadays is the prominence of social media and how that small toxic portion is able to be heard over a much wider audience than they were before because of it. And that it's the same vocal minority who were upset last time that are upset now. Only from the looks of things, it would seem that a lot of Star Wars fans have turned their back on the franchise. When in reality, most have stayed put. It's only that small vocal minority that makes everyone else look bad now that they have the platform to do so on social media. I mean, this kind of thing is happening everywhere in our society. So Star Wars being subject to it shouldn't be surprising.
     
  11. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    Oh yeah. I cringe to think of Twitter during the prequel era.
     
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  12. Gamma626

    Gamma626 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    We all had to check the anti-harassment and bullying policy to complete our checkout for our celebration tickets. I think KMT would be fine if she signed.
     
  13. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    Now we just need Twitter to add that.
     
  14. Gamma626

    Gamma626 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Even if they did it wouldn't matter. When given the possibility of anonymity, people seem to be the worst version of themselves. This kind of bullying rarely happens in person, especially not at a convention. Not saying it can't happen, because of course it can, but the odds of a group of people spending all that money just to harrass someone is low. The people attending celebration will be the people that care.
     
  15. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Also if she does attend I'm sure she'd have a 'minder' in case of any problems. The celebrity guests usually do.
     
  16. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    I know. I was implying that the checkbox at checkout doesn't mean anything. If you're going to troll, a checkbox won't stop you. People aren't likely to pay to go to Celebration though to cause trouble.
     
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  17. j-jawa3

    j-jawa3 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Does anyone know when Avatar 2 is coming out?
     
  18. j-jawa3

    j-jawa3 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I hope Kelly does come and I can't understand why anyone would be so cruel to her and her character, I enjoyed her performance in the movie!
     
  19. ChrisLyne

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    I hope she comes as well. It's absolutely vile what's happened to her, and she always comes across as such a friendly, happy person who was truly excited to be a part of Star Wars.

    I think my wife and I met her at Celebration Europe. We were in Jedi costumes and were approached by someone who looked a lot like Kelly, asking if we'd mind taking a picture with her. It was when I was watching the TLJ panel stream a year later and they introduced her and she said she'd been at CE and loved taking pictures with fans in costume when no one knew who she was. I nearly fell off my chair. We didn't get a picture with her (totally kicked myself for that!) so I can never be totally certain it was her, but I'm pretty sure it was. If it was her, she was just really smiley and happy, seemed to be loving just being there. It's horrible to think that someone like that has been subjected to such hate.
     
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  20. Swtorista

    Swtorista Jedi Youngling

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    Hugs to Ms Tran she does not deserve the hate she gets. If she came to 2019 I would be very excited to meet her for being strong enough to deal with all of it.

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    Back to Autographs, I don't know if past conventions are useful for guessing who will come to future ones, but here's a list of who has come to do autographs in the past. Sorry for the long post, I'm not sure how to make a "spoiler click to open" on these forums. These are scavenged form blogs and articles around the galaxy.

    **2017 Orlando**

    • Alan Tudyk (K-2SO in Rogue One)
    • Angus MacInness (X-Wing pilot Dutch Vander in A New Hope)
    • Anthony Daniels (C-3PO)
    • Ashley Eckstein (voice of Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars Rebels)
    • Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian)
    • Brian Herring (BB-8)
    • Clive Revill (original holographic Emperor)
    • Daniel Logan (young Boba Fett)
    • David Barclay (Jabba the Hutt puppeteer)
    • Deep Roy (Yoda puppeteer)
    • Denis Lawson (X-Wing pilot Wedge Antilles in the original trilogy)
    • Felicity Jones (Jyn Erso in Rogue One)
    • Felicity Jones and Alan Tudyk
    • Forest Whitaker (Saw Gerrera in Rogue One)
    • Freddie Prinze Jr. (voice of Kanan Jarrus in Star Wars Rebels)
    • Garrick Hagon (X-Wing pilot Biggs Darklighter in A New Hope)
    • Hayden Christensen (Anakin Skywalker)
    • Hayden Christensen & Ian McDiarmid
    • Ian McDiarmid (Emperor Palpatine)
    • Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett)
    • Jeremy Bulloch, Temeura Morrison and Daniel Logan
    • Jimmy Vee (R2-D2 in The Last Jedi)
    • Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker)
    • Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (voice of Gov. Price in Star Wars Rebels)
    • Matthew Wood (General Grievous)
    • Mike Quinn (Nien Nunb)
    • Paul Blake (Greedo)
    • Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca)
    • Ray Park (Darth Maul)
    • Riz Ahmed (pilot Bodhi Rook in Rogue One)
    • Sam Witwer (voice of Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Rebels)
    • Sarah Michelle Gellar (voice of Seventh Sister Inquisitor in Rebels)
    • Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.
    • Steve Blum (voice of Zeb Orrelios in Star Wars Rebels)
    • Taylor Gray (voice of Ezra in Star Wars Rebels)
    • Temuera Morrison (Jango Fett)
    • Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar)
    • Tiya Sircar (voice of Sabine Wren in Star Wars Rebels)
    • Vanessa Marshall (voice of Hera Syndulla in Star Wars Rebels)

    **2016 EU**

    • Al Lamport
    • Alan Harris
    • Anthony Daniels
    • Carrie Fisher
    • Chris Muncke
    • Daniel Logan
    • Garrick Hagon
    • Jeremy Bulloch
    • Kenneth Colley
    • Kenny Baker
    • Mark Hamill
    • Michael Carter
    • Mike Edmonds
    • Paul Blake
    • Peter Mayhew
    • Ray Park
    • Robert Watts
    • Rusty Goffe
    • Sean Crawford
    • Simon Williamsn
    • Tim Dry

    (pardon any bad spelling)

    **2015 Anaheim**

    • Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker (Ep4-6))
    • Ian McDiarmid (Emperor Palpatine (Ep6), and Darth Sidious/Chancellor Palpatine (Ep1-3))
    • Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia (Ep4-6))
    • Anthony Daniels (C-3PO (Ep1-6), CZ-3 (Ep4), Lt. Faytonni (Ep2), and Voice of C-3PO (Clone Wars))
    • Amy Allen (Aayla Secura (Ep2-3))
    • Kenny Baker (R2-D2 (Ep1-6), and Paploo the Ewok (Ep6))
    • Erik Bauersfeld (Voice of Bib Fortuna, and Voice of Admiral Ackbar (Ep6))
    • Dickey Beer (Barada, Gamorrean Guard, Boba Fett, Stormtrooper, and Biker Scout (Ep6))
    • Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett (Ep5-6), Lt. Sheckil (Ep5), and Captain Colton (Ep3))
    • Stephen Costantino (Gamorrean Guard (Ep6))
    • Anthony Forrest (Sandtrooper (Ep4), and Fixer (Ep4))
    • Daniel Logan (Boba Fett (Ep2), and Voice of Boba Fett (Clone Wars))
    • Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca (Ep3-6))
    • John Morton (Dak Ralter (Ep5))
    • Brian Muir (Sculptor of Darth Vader Helmet & Armor (Ep4-6))
    • Ray Park (Darth Maul (Ep1))
    • Bonnie Piesse (Beru Whitesun Lars (Ep2-3))
    • Clive Revill (Voice of The Emperor (Ep5))
    • Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar, Sy Snootles, and Salacious Crumb (Ep6))
    • Orli Shoshan (Shaak Ti (Ep2-3))
    • Felix Silla (Hang Glider Ewok (Ep6))
    • Corey Dee Williams (Klaatu the Skiff Guard (Ep6))
    • Matthew Wood (Bib Fortuna (Ep1), Voice of Dug Taxi Driver (Ep2), and Voice of General Grievous (Ep3 & Clone Wars))

    **2012 Orlando**

    • Mark Hamill
    • Ian McDiarmid
    • Carrie Fisher
    • Anthony Daniels
    • Kenny Baker
    • Peter Mayhew
    • Tem Morrison
    • Warwick Davis
    • David Acord
    • Amy Allen
    • Dickey Beer
    • Jon Berg
    • Jeremy Bulloch
    • Ben Burtt
    • Trevor Butterfield
    • Roger Christian
    • Ashley Eckstein
    • Garrick Hagon
    • Jesse Jensen
    • Zac Jensen
    • Tom Kane
    • Jake Lloyd
    • Daniel Logan
    • Chris Malcolm
    • Nick Maley
    • John Morton
    • Lorne Peterson
    • Bonnie Piesse
    • Katie Purvis
    • Mike Quinn
    • Tim Rose
    • Felix Silla
    • Paul Springer
    • Robert Watts
    • Matthew Wood

    **2010 Orlando**

    • Mark Hamill
    • Carrie Fisher
    • Anthony Daniels
    • Ray Park
    • Gary Kurtz
    • Amy Allen
    • Dee Baker
    • Dickey Beer
    • Paul Blake
    • Caroline Blakiston
    • Richard Bonehill
    • Jeremy Bulloch
    • Ben Burtt
    • John Coppinger
    • Dermot Crowley
    • Warwick Davis
    • Ashley Eckstein
    • Mike Edmonds
    • Nick Gillard
    • Julian Glover
    • Alan Harris
    • Frank Henson
    • Tom Kane
    • Jaime King
    • Matt Lanter
    • Ian Liston
    • Jake Lloyd
    • Daniel Logan
    • Peter Mayhew
    • Jack McKenzie
    • Tem Morrison
    • John Morton
    • Chris Muncke
    • Chris Parsons
    • Toby Philpott
    • Mike Quinn
    • Tim Rose
    • George Roubicek
    • Orli Shoshan
    • Catherine Taber
    • James Arnold Taylor
    • Robert Watts
    • Matthew Wood
     
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  21. Mr_Mundi

    Mr_Mundi Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    You missed one:

    **2013 Essen (EU)**

    • Amy Allen
    • Kenny Baker
    Dickey Beer
    • Paul Blake
    • Jeremy Bulloch
    • Ben Burtt
    • Michael Carter

    • John Coppinger
    • Sean Crawford
    • Anthony Daniels
    • Tim Dry
    • Ashley Eckstein
    • Mike Edmonds
    • Carrie Fisher
    • Mark Hamill
    • Gerald Home
    • Daniel Logan
    • Peter Mayhew
    • Ian McDiarmid
    • Tem Morrison
    • John Morton
    • Toby Philpott
    • Tim Rose
    • Femi Taylor
    • Simon Williamson
     
  22. Gamma626

    Gamma626 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Gah, I can't wait for the appearances to be announced. Sounds like they oversold in Orlando. I feel like some autographs might be going quick when they go up.
     
  23. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    They started announcing in February last time. You definitely want to be on top of things. All the big celebs sold out in advance of the show. They definitely oversold (every con does that). Unfortunately, celebs often arrive late to their scheduled times and that screws things up.
     
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  24. MotivateR5D4

    MotivateR5D4 Force Ghost star 5

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    And if ticket sales are any indication for how things are going to go, definitely jump on those autographs when they go on sale. Hamill sold out in a day last time, and he signed all four days. I know others like Hayden sold out real quick. So I would anticipate similar demand.
     
  25. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    Hamill lasted longer than a day, but he was gone pretty quick (he was also announced really late). Hayden lasted less than a day, then they added a second day for him and he sold out again quickly.

    Felicity lasted a little while, but she was in that first wave before a lot of people were really paying attention.