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SWC19 Celebration Chicago Appearances and Signings

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

  1. MotivateR5D4

    MotivateR5D4 Force Ghost star 5

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    I would still hold out hope that some of these folks still come, and maybe do interviews, or something else behind the scenes, while not doing any panels or public signings. Even an interview with the Star Wars show or something.

    That's disappointing to hear about Bulloch. I always enjoy the chemistry that all of the Fetts have with one another when they come together.
     
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  2. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    It's definitely age/health related with Bulloch.
     
  3. MotivateR5D4

    MotivateR5D4 Force Ghost star 5

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    That's fine.

    I'm not trying to judge anyone or their health. I just figure Star Wars Celebration would be the one exception some of these actors could make as they age.
     
  4. Mr_Mundi

    Mr_Mundi Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I can see some actors who is retired from the convention scene may do an exception for Celebration and attend a panel of some sort. But I am also thinking, that there is probably a reason for them not wanting to go to conventions any more, so I am not holding my breath.

    In the case of Jeremy Bulloch though, when I saw him in April this year, he did not look up to the task anymore. He has been a blast meeting over the years, but this last time he seemed but a shadow of his former self. I wish him a long and well deserved retirement though.
     
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  5. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    I think he's saying that these smaller actors owe their career to Star Wars because they've been able to make a living out of signing autographs and attending cons. It has to be nice to take what you thought was a bit role and have it turn into where you get paid to sit at a table and have people come up and say how much they like you.

    I don't feel like they owe us to attend Celebration (or any other con) though.
     
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  6. MotivateR5D4

    MotivateR5D4 Force Ghost star 5

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    Hopefully Star Wars Celebration might be the one convention they make the exception for, even if they feel like retiring from cons in general. All health issues aside.
     
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  7. LAJ_FETT

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

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    I think if it were in London he might make the exception since he lives there. However if he has health issues he might not want the stress of a long flight, etc.
     
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  8. j-jawa3

    j-jawa3 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I remember years ago, after a Cele. I think it was in Indianapolis, I saw Kenny Baker having breakfast in the restaurant at the Mariott. Then he and Jeremy Bulloch boarded the same plane that I was on! there was no fanfare or jostling of seats. I just went "Ahhh!" amazing times!
     
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  9. JonSB

    JonSB Jedi Knight star 2

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    How does Celebration authenticate items or photos after you get them signed? I was thinking of getting some autographs in 2019 which is something I have never done before and definitely would like them authenticated. I would never sell but it might be good to have them when they get passed down. Also I assume it would be much cheaper to get items off of EBay for signatures and bring them to the event vs buying items at the convention.
     
  10. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    There's a tamper proof hologram attached with a unique number that you can use to verify online. At Celebration, they only authenticate Star Wars items. So like, you can't have Hamill sign something Joker related and get the authentication.
     
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  11. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    If there's any Doctor Who/The Crown fans here, there's a chance you could see Matt Smith at the Episode IX panel now.
     
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  12. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    Hamill reply to a fan asking about a con.



    I would think he'd come to Celebration, but he hasn't done any cons since TLJ was released.
     
  13. LAJ_FETT

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

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    Maybe he is busy with something else.
     
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  14. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    Haha, true, it is a little noticeable he's going a whole year without doing a con though. When he was announced for NYCC last year, the original announcement said it would be his last con appearance. Hamill quickly denied that, but it still makes you wonder a bit.
     
  15. credar

    credar Jedi Master star 3

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    Probably off doing some small indie film we haven't heard about maybe.
     
  16. zcure1

    zcure1 Jedi Master star 2

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    He is filming season 2 of the show Knightfall at the moment I believe.
     
  17. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    I think he was implying IX, but yeah, he did just get cast in that show too. It was the part about "nothing in the coming months" that stood out to me.
     
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  18. LAJ_FETT

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

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    Well, 'coming months' doesn't necessarily rule out Celebration. It's about 7 months away.
     
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  19. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    Of course.
     
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  20. Gamma626

    Gamma626 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Coming months doesn't even necessarily rule out rest of the year either. I find it darn near impossible that Mark wouldn't appear at the Celebration for the final skywalker film.
     
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  21. ChrisLyne

    ChrisLyne Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    He's just started filming Knightfall and IX is now filming so he'll likely go straight from Knightfall to IX. I'm sure he'll be there next year. TBH he might just want a rest as well. At Europe 2016 he was non-stop and it looked like it exhausted him quite a bit, same in Orlando last year where he even lost his voice. Cons seem to take it out of him (probably because he tries to do so much whilst he's there), so it makes sense for him not to do that whilst he's filming two projects back to back.
     
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  22. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    If you can get to Rhode Island Comic Con, she's signing for $100 there.
     
  23. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    Mads Mikkelsen was just announced for Wizard World New Orleans, so I wonder if he could be a realistic get for Celebration now?
     
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  24. Gamma626

    Gamma626 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    That'd be an awesome guest!
     
  25. zcure1

    zcure1 Jedi Master star 2

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    With the Rhode Island Comic Con underway, I decided to check online for people sharing their pictures and Hayden and Gwendoline are looking really good. I have a picture with Hayden and Ian from Orlando, but I may need to get one with Gwendoline... she has the greatest smile. Everything adds up though, but these two will sell out so fast if they are announced. I really want to get one with Mark also, so it's all about decisions. Also, if Alden is announced I think if he did a picture with Joonas that would perfect for a picture I could take with my friend I go with. I have only done one picture each time but we may so many choices this time.
     
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