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SWC19 It's official Star Wars Celebration - April 11-15 2019 Chicago

Discussion in 'Star Wars Celebrations' started by Obi Anne , May 16, 2018.

  1. EnviousSerious-Rue

    EnviousSerious-Rue Jedi Master star 2

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    In terms of of ticket purchases, I am at a lost here. Does this mean that if SW Fans wait until
    April 11, 2019, they'll be able to buy 5 - day Adult tickets for $225.00 at the door? Or, is there a
    limit on those tickets. Even the children's 5 - day tickets are SOLD OUT!
     
  2. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    No. Star Wars is not dead. It just went home.
     
  3. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    Once they are sold out, they are gone. None at the door.
     
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  4. EnviousSerious-Rue

    EnviousSerious-Rue Jedi Master star 2

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    Thank you for responding so quickly! I didn't know that.
     
  5. LAJ_FETT

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

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    If I recall correctly they did release some more single day adult tickets for London in 2016 closer to the date. No new release for VIP or 3-day though.
     
  6. Rabin_Lorac

    Rabin_Lorac Jedi Knight

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    Whoever planned this should be fired immediately. After only a couple of days it is sold out. So obviously it is not a big enough venue. They should have staggered the ticket sales. Do you think that every person is following this this stuff to the day that wants to go? So obviously if you are not on 24 hour celebration news watch you miss out on going for the complete celebration. It is a complete waste to go only 1 or 2 days because the lines themselves cumulatively waste a whole day. I am not happy at all. Last Jedi destroyed Luke, Solo lost money, and now this?
     
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  7. MotivateR5D4

    MotivateR5D4 Force Ghost star 5

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    @Rabin_Lorac: It is not sold out. Only 5 day passes. Go on facebook. They are adament that nothing is different, nothing has changed. The demand is much higher. It is what it is. There's nothing we can do.
     
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  8. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    SDCC is worse. They said it's the same number of tickets as Orlando. When demand is high, stuff sells out. Holding it in a place with a few hundred thousand people would just be a nightmare.
     
  9. ChrisLyne

    ChrisLyne Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    From everything being said the same number of 5 day badges were available for this as there were 4 days for Orlando. They've just seen a much higher increase in demand than anyone expected. They announced the event (and sale date) 3 weeks before tickets went on sale on their website, the Star Wars Show and across social media. They then announced yesterday the 5 day badges were close to selling out to give people a heads up. I'm not sure what else they could really do

    As MotivateR5D4 says, the event isn't sold out, you can still get tickets for all 5 days. It sucks that it will cost more but that's always been the case with Celebration and almost every other major convention.
     
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  10. Amon_Amarth

    Amon_Amarth Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    As mentioned, people can till get tickets for all 5 days, but for each individual day. It comes out a bit more expensive that way, but still doable. I got individual day passed for all days for SWCE London in 2016 cause the rest was sold out.

    On the bright side, with individual day-tickets, one gets to collect more pretty artwork badges. ;)
     
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  11. LAJ_FETT

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

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    Adult Saturday tickets will probably be the next to go - they are 60% sold out per the Twitter feed (as of 2 hours ago).
     
  12. Nerfherders

    Nerfherders RMFF Treasurer star 4

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    I can't fathom how in one celebration it takes 10 months to sell out, and the next 2 days. Something strange is happening here.
     
  13. ThanksBates82

    ThanksBates82 Jedi Master star 1

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    There really isn't anything else they could do. McCormick place is one of the biggest venues in the nation, and they gave ample notice for nearly everything.
     
  14. Swtorista

    Swtorista Jedi Youngling

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    Hello! I found your crazy active forum a few weeks ago when googling around for Celebration stuff, finally worked up the nerve to make an account. I've really enjoyed reading the 2019 threads.

    It's absolutely insane how fast the tickets went, with the 5-day passes selling out in 2 days. Even the hotels were really rough and I was technically "early" in line for them. I was cranky I didn't get an attached hotel but realized afterwards I was really lucky to get "anything". :) Glad I bought my 5-day tickets yesterday.

    For anyone else wondering, they confirmed there will be no 4-day tickets/passes.
    After 5-day sells out, will you be offering 4-days for Friday-Monday? "The only ticket options are the 5-day ticket and single day tickets." - Twitter

    By any chance is anyone here attending who is a fan of SWTOR?

    I've been putting together a list of resources about past celebrations so people an daydream and get an idea of what the 2019 celebration might be like. I hope it's ok to link here, please let me know if not and I'll remove the link :)
    If anyone knows of any other cool resources from past conventions please let me know I'd love to add them!! I'ee been using them to link people to asking questions on the subreddit/Discord. I haven't been to a SWCC yet but I am a Master Googler :D

     
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  15. ChrisLyne

    ChrisLyne Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Welcome to our crazy place!

    And I’m playing SWTOR at the moment! Finally got round to playing through the story and I’ve really enjoyed it so far.
     
  16. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    ^ welcome!

    We love speculating here, being wrong and then speculating some more!
     
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  17. LAJ_FETT

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

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    @Swtorista - Our sister site Rebelscum has done survival guides for past Celebrations. Drop rebelscum celebration survivors guide into Google and you should see some links.
     
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  18. MotivateR5D4

    MotivateR5D4 Force Ghost star 5

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    I'm proud that that's what we've created here. Welcome!
     
  19. Swtorista

    Swtorista Jedi Youngling

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    Thank you for the warm welcome.

    Awesome! If you are still playing come 2019 there is supposed to be a SWTOR-focused event during the night time of one of the nights that's free to attend.

    THAT'S AWESOME THANK YOU! Definitely one for the link collection!!!
     
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  20. LAJ_FETT

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

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    They will probably do one for Chicago as we get closer to the date so keep an eye out for it.
     
  21. ChrisLyne

    ChrisLyne Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Cool, thanks!
     
  22. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne Celebration Mistress of Ceremonies star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Welcome it's great to see new people here. And I like being a part of a crazy forum!

    Try to keep general chatter in the social thread though, so we can keep this thread for more info and announcements.
     
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  23. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Location, most likely. One assumes that more local fans in the midwest who couldn't travel far for the others are jumping at this one. By comparison, the last 5 SWCs were on the coasts, with 3 of those being in Orlando, so there's less motivation for local fans to hit it as a "must go" event.

    I'm actually surprised they're offering the same number of passes, given all the problems last time and the (apparently more limited) hotel options this time. But I suppose "higher attendance" outweighs attendee complaints from a marketing perspective.
     
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  24. ChrisLyne

    ChrisLyne Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Apart from the entry queue nightmare on Thursday, the capacity complaints for Orlando were centred on the panels rather than the event as a whole (which they're attempting to address by using the arena). I can't speak from experience as I wasn't there, but based on that I'd think that show floor capacity was fine so they've no need to reduce the overall attendance numbers.
     
  25. j-jawa3

    j-jawa3 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    It's a trap!