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Discussion Star Wars Celebration Chicago – April 11-15, 2019

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - IX: SA' started by PymParticles , May 16, 2018.

  1. PymParticles

    PymParticles Cruel but Fair Tyrant of New Films star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Well, we finally have official confirmation: the next Star Wars Celebration will be held in Chicago next year from April 11-15. Tickets will be go on sale June 5 for anyone who's interested in going. The link to the announcement on the official website is below.

    Oh, and this all but confirms we'll see our first teaser for Episode IX on April 11 or 12, depending on which day hosts the film's panel. Start your countdown calendars.... NOW.

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    https://www.starwars.com/news/star-...hicago-and-the-star-wars-show-has-the-details
     
  2. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I'm going. I haven't asked my wife yet... but I'm going! :p
     
  3. Darth_Bertie

    Darth_Bertie Force Ghost star 5

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    Will see the first footage of IX then.

    Can't wait!
     
  4. Krueger

    Krueger Chosen One star 5

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    Well, at least we know when we'll be getting our first Episode 9 trailer.
     
  5. Darth_Hydra

    Darth_Hydra Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Of course, that's a no brainer. I can imagine the fans there rioting if they didn't get a teaser.

    Also, I don't plan on attending but for those who are I'd recommend you start booking hotel reservations ASAP.
     
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  6. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Unless JJ decides to drop the teaser on Thanksgiving again... :p
     
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  7. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I’m there. I’ve already looked at plane tickets and my work schedule. I haven’t looked at hotels though and have no idea where McCormick Place is—is it closer to O’Hare or Midway and is it a hotel or a convention center?
     
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  8. PymParticles

    PymParticles Cruel but Fair Tyrant of New Films star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    I doubt he'll be feeling as charitable this time around, but I could see us getting the title around that time of the year again. Or early 2019. It really just depends on how long filming takes and when it wraps, as I think we're liable to get the title alongside the announcement that shooting is finished.
     
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  9. Knessa84

    Knessa84 Hammer of Discipline New Films star 4 Staff Member Manager

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    I live in Chicago. McCormick is closer to Midway but it's not like O'Hare is really far and you have more options with O'Hare. McCormick is south of the loop and is a convention center. There is a hotel connected (hyatt regency). If you are going to look into airbnbs, look at south loop neighborhood.

    Hotels other than the one at McCormick (might be a couple others) - I would look at South Loop, Loop near Michigan Ave/State St/Millennium Park/Grant Park or Printers Row.
     
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  10. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Thanks! I can get a flight into Midway on Southwest or a couple of other airlines going into O’Hare; that’s the main thing I was looking at, plus a hotel within enough proximity to McCormick that I won’t have to drive in.
     
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  11. PrincessKenobi

    PrincessKenobi New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Taking the train to Celebration.
     
  12. BalanceOfTheForce

    BalanceOfTheForce Jedi Knight star 3

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    I think we can all agree that this is where the first IX trailer will premiere
     
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  13. BalanceOfTheForce

    BalanceOfTheForce Jedi Knight star 3

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    I would go but I live in Australia. I'll go there one day. It's still fun livestreaming it and watching videos though.
     
  14. Strongbow

    Strongbow Force Ghost star 5

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    I'll be there. Just a few hours up the road!

    Since everybody hates Star Wars now, it should be asy to get a hotel room and VIP passes, right?
     
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  15. Jedi Master Scorpio

    Jedi Master Scorpio Jedi Master star 4

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    O'Hare is more by Rosemont, Illinois which is about 20 minutes North of Chicago. Rosemont is where the Walker Stalker Con was that I went to this past April.
    Yeah I live in Michigan and since this is a bucket list item for me, I am definitely going.

    For me, since Chicago has a place that holds a lot of Native American records for Tribes here in Michigan I may spend a week there. I'm thinking about using the Amtrak services. And likewise haven't figured out lodging as of yet.
     
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  16. B99

    B99 Force Ghost star 6

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    I'm tempted.
     
  17. Chewies_bandolier

    Chewies_bandolier Force Ghost star 4

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    argh. I said I wouldn't go but since the hotels can be cancelled without cost up until March of next year, and since there's no harm in getting tickets just in case I change my mind... I'm sort of set.
     
  18. DarthHass

    DarthHass Jedi Master star 3

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    I so want to go. I haven't been since celebration III and celebration IV. Far too long........

    I hope they show TFA and TLJ
     
  19. The Regular Mustache

    The Regular Mustache Force Ghost star 5

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    This can only mean one thing: In Ep. 9 Ghost Luke will one-up his TLJ milking scene by chomping into a big ol' slice of Chicago style deep dish pizza.
     
  20. DARTH_BELO

    DARTH_BELO Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Wonder if KK and team will be passing out Portillo's Italian beefs to the fans waiting in line overnight!! :p
     
  21. Darth Smurf

    Darth Smurf Force Ghost star 5

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    Would be fun if Hamill gives free green milk to the people waiting at the entrance.
     
  22. Jamtia

    Jamtia Jedi Knight star 3

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    Went last year and had a blast. I was hoping Celebration next year would be hosted in Florida again or Anaheim to coincide with Star Wars Land, but Chicago is a cool new location.

    I would like to go again, and while the focus will be on 9, it is also going to be the 20th anniversary of TPM. Which means I hope they do bring in guests from that movie to do some panels and possibly photo ops. I pretty much met who I wanted to meet that was available last time. The ST cast is off limits until they finish 9 (contract agreements). If Ewan is doing Obi Wan again, he may not be able to attend. I also expect the Solo cast to be in attendance.

    One thing though is that to get a fully enjoyable experience, you need the VIP tickets. Waiting in line for hours every where and having people snag all of the good exclusives before you even walk in the door was so annoying. If I can snag a VIP ticket, I'll deff go. If not I may still go but it also depends what I have going on the rest of this year leading into next year.
     
  23. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I need to look into VIP tickets. I never want to do that long opening line, or get up at half-past-dark to snag a wristband for a panel that doesn’t happen until 4 pm, ever again.

    Or miss a good panel at 4 pm because I refuse to get up at half past dark...
     
  24. PrincessKenobi

    PrincessKenobi New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    I'm very interested in how the whole getting into panels is going to work this year because they mentioned they are changing the process this year on the site or on a facebook post.
     
  25. starfish

    starfish Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I’m tempted too. Chicago is far more doable for me than LA or Florida.