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Title: Star Wars Celebration Chicago - April 11-15, 2019
Post by: richkulach on May 19, 2018, 09:02:51 PM
http://www.starwarscelebration.com/Coming-Soon/


So the time is upon us for yet another Star Wars Celebration! Chicago this time, and already under a year away. April 11-15th, 2019. Tickets go on sale June 5th at noon CST and I believe that official hotels also open at that time.

Looks like the Kulach clan is heading down, anyone else have aspirations of going? Or already making plans?

Rich
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration Chicago - April 11-15, 2019
Post by: brianakarobin on May 20, 2018, 03:41:02 PM
I think I will be heading! A much easier destination for Canucks!
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration Chicago - April 11-15, 2019
Post by: darthpaul on May 20, 2018, 07:19:24 PM
I will be going!
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration Chicago - April 11-15, 2019
Post by: Eradicator on June 05, 2018, 11:50:38 AM
Anybody getting their tickets today?
I imagine their website will crash when these things go live at noon. I was thinking of trying for a VIP but I don't think I will bother. They will probably be sold out in about 5 seconds of going live, purchased by scalpers. $850 USD adds up to a lot and I am really hoping Reed POP is better organized this time. They have cryptically mentioned that they will be using a phone app for things so it may be better.
I am not one for camping out all night to get into a panel or even the Celebration store. Man, I hope you can pre-order stuff and pick it up this time instead of waiting in line for 8 hours. I didn't get any swag last time because of the monster wait times.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration Chicago - April 11-15, 2019
Post by: Subcoolin on June 05, 2018, 01:50:54 PM
Got my 5 day ticket!! Whoo...first celebration for me!!  VIP sold out in 30 seconds!! Wow
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration Chicago - April 11-15, 2019
Post by: Eradicator on June 05, 2018, 11:25:32 PM
Yeah, the VIP sold out super fast.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration Chicago - April 11-15, 2019
Post by: richkulach on June 07, 2018, 11:32:56 PM
Got my tickets. Little surprised that the 5-day pass has already sold out. And I think I saw that the 1-day Saturday tickets were 60% sold out this morning.

Rich
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration Chicago - April 11-15, 2019
Post by: Eradicator on June 08, 2018, 10:50:44 AM
Wow, I am surprised the 5 day are sold out already. This thing is going to be big then. I am just hoping it is better organized. There are so many things they could do different to make the experience better.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration Chicago - April 11-15, 2019
Post by: brianakarobin on June 09, 2018, 08:35:10 PM
I got my 5 day badges, as well. I tried for the VIP badges, but as usual, they were sold out instantly and despite going to the site right away, by the time the queue allowed me to buy anything, they were gone.

I am interested to see how the layout is in Chicago and if it will make things better or worse than previous celebrations.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration Chicago - April 11-15, 2019
Post by: Eradicator on June 09, 2018, 11:33:30 PM
The organization of it can't be worse than the last one. I am hoping for much better.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration Chicago - April 11-15, 2019
Post by: Eradicator on February 13, 2019, 11:44:36 AM
So, is anyone going to Celebration?
I see the autograph pre-purchase opens today. There haven't been any really big names announced yet but I imagine this will come soon. I am mostly interested in the OT actors so only Michael Pennington is on my list for now.
I am really hoping the Celebration is better organized this time. I don't mind standing in lines but when it is obvious that a small change can be made to make everyone's lives easier I get a bit frustrated.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration Chicago - April 11-15, 2019
Post by: Subcoolin on February 13, 2019, 06:39:59 PM
I will be there for all 5 days!!   Id like to meet the emperor but its not clear who else will be in attendance.   110 usd for a photo and another 110 for an autograph seems a little steep.  Need to make a decision before it sells out!! 
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration Chicago - April 11-15, 2019
Post by: Eradicator on February 14, 2019, 10:29:47 AM
Better try and pre-purchase that right away because I think guests like him will sell out fast. I hit him up for an autograph at the last celebration. He was a nice fellow. I will have to check and see what he charged last time. I am thinking it was around $90. Inflation!!
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration Chicago - April 11-15, 2019
Post by: brianakarobin on February 24, 2019, 09:11:23 PM
I will be there for all 5 days. I am not doing autographs - not really my thing.

Where are people staying? Maybe we can try to get a snow trooper gathering at some point.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration Chicago - April 11-15, 2019
Post by: Eradicator on February 25, 2019, 10:59:01 AM
I am staying way out at the Best Western by the airport. Elk Grove I believe.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration Chicago - April 11-15, 2019
Post by: brianakarobin on March 02, 2019, 08:45:29 PM
I am staying at one of the Marriott hotels - not the closest one. I think it is the Marriott Magnificent Mile or something.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration Chicago - April 11-15, 2019
Post by: neospike on March 03, 2019, 02:53:22 AM
Would anyone be willing/able to pick up a Darth Maul and the Star Wars Legion Limited edition Darth Vader Commander expansion for me?
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration Chicago - April 11-15, 2019
Post by: brianakarobin on March 03, 2019, 02:44:28 PM
Would anyone be willing/able to pick up a Darth Maul and the Star Wars Legion Limited edition Darth Vader Commander expansion for me?
Are these things you can pre-order that just need to be picked up for you? If so, I can do it. If they are things you need to get in line for there to try to get, I am out. I wasted most of Celebration 4 in LA waiting in lines to get stuff for other Trooopers, and half of it I never even got because, after 2 hours in line each day, they would say "Quota is gone for the day" and you were out of luck  :speechless-smiley-004:
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration Chicago - April 11-15, 2019
Post by: neospike on March 05, 2019, 04:12:21 AM
Are these things you can pre-order that just need to be picked up for you? If so, I can do it. If they are things you need to get in line for there to try to get, I am out. I wasted most of Celebration 4 in LA waiting in lines to get stuff for other Trooopers, and half of it I never even got because, after 2 hours in line each day, they would say "Quota is gone for the day" and you were out of luck  :speechless-smiley-004:

I'm not sure.  I've never really followed this show before but I would guess it would be wait in line.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration Chicago - April 11-15, 2019
Post by: brianakarobin on March 30, 2019, 03:56:51 PM
It looks like, for some of the exclusives, they are doing a lottery. This includes the Hasbro Darth Maul and Obi-Wan, as well as the Funko and Lego exclusives for the show. I have signed up for them - not sure how many you can get, but if I can get extras, please PM me and let me know and I will get them for people - first come, first served.

They are also doing a lottery for the big panels. Hopefully I get a spot in them, but we don't find out until April 4th. Wish me luck! :)`
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration Chicago - April 11-15, 2019
Post by: neospike on March 30, 2019, 05:23:33 PM
It looks like, for some of the exclusives, they are doing a lottery. This includes the Hasbro Darth Maul and Obi-Wan, as well as the Funko and Lego exclusives for the show. I have signed up for them - not sure how many you can get, but if I can get extras, please PM me and let me know and I will get them for people - first come, first served.

They are also doing a lottery for the big panels. Hopefully I get a spot in them, but we don't find out until April 4th. Wish me luck! :)`

PM sent.  Good luck on the panel lottery!
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration Chicago - April 11-15, 2019
Post by: DarthDerek on March 30, 2019, 08:18:15 PM
It looks like, for some of the exclusives, they are doing a lottery. This includes the Hasbro Darth Maul and Obi-Wan, as well as the Funko and Lego exclusives for the show. I have signed up for them - not sure how many you can get, but if I can get extras, please PM me and let me know and I will get them for people - first come, first served.

They are also doing a lottery for the big panels. Hopefully I get a spot in them, but we don't find out until April 4th. Wish me luck! :)`
MASSIVE BIG Good Luck Brian!
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration Chicago - April 11-15, 2019
Post by: dagobahmaster on March 31, 2019, 09:31:28 AM
It looks like if you win you get 1 only
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration Chicago - April 11-15, 2019
Post by: brianakarobin on March 31, 2019, 05:16:13 PM
Yes, but I have 6 tickets (my wife and I and 4 kids), so I have 6 entries into the lottery.