Star Wars Celebration Chicago is the thirteenth Celebration convention. The convention was held from April 11 through 15, 2019, at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.[2] It was hosted by David W. Collins, Warwick Davis and Amy Ratcliffe.[3][4] This was the longest Star Wars Celebration to date since Celebration IV, with a five-day span.


"The original idea came from Kathy Kennedy. She asked if we could create a piece of art that would encapsulate the entire Star Wars saga, visually representing the complete stories of Star Wars through art. In thinking about how to fulfill Kathy’s wish, the idea of creating a giant mural timeline was born."
―Doug Chiang, to[src]
SW franchise mural OT

The original trilogy section of the mural

A mural depicting the Star Wars franchise as of 2019 was commissioned by Lucasfilm Ltd. President Kathleen Kennedy. Doug Chiang served as the art director for the project, while Jason Palmer was the artist. The mural debuted in Celebration Chicago, and contained depictions of the prequel trilogy, the original trilogy, the sequel trilogy, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Star Wars Rebels.[5] The section depicting Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker was covered on the first day of Celebration Chicago.[6]



Celebration Chicago poster art

Official poster art by Darren Tan

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. The Next Star Wars Celebration: Coming to Our Galaxy 2019. (March 8, 2017). Retrieved on March 10, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 SWCustom-2011 Star Wars Celebration is Heading to Chicago and The Star Wars Show has the Details on
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 SWCustom-2011 David Collins and Amy Ratcliffe to Return as Hosts for Star Wars Celebration Chicago on
  4. 4.0 4.1 SWCustom-2011 Warwick Davis to Host Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 on
  5. SWCustom-2011 Lucasfilm Readies Massive Mural for Star Wars Celebration Chicago – Exclusive on
  6. The Star Wars saga mural at Star Wars Celebration. Retrieved on April 11, 2019.
  7. 7.0 7.1 SWCustom-2011 Star Wars: Episode IX Panel Coming to Star Wars Celebration Chicago on
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 SWCustom-2011 Paul Bettany, Dryden Vos in Solo, and More Confirmed for Celebration Chicago on
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 SWCustom-2011 SWCC 2019: 13 Things We Learned from the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Panel on
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 10.8 10.9 SWCustom-2011 The Mighty Peter Mayhew and More Guests Coming to Star Wars Celebration Chicago on
  11. 11.0 11.1 SWCustom-2011 Solo's Erin Kellyman and Ahmed Best of the Prequel Trilogy Coming to Star Wars Celebration Chicago on
  12. SWCustom-2011 Rob Bredow is Heading to Star Wars Celebration Chicago on
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 SWCustom-2011 Star Wars Authors to Join Fans at Celebration Chicago on
  14. 14.0 14.1 SWCustom-2011 The Star Wars Show LIVE! Returns to Star Wars Celebration on
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.7 SWCustom-2011 Chewbacca Actor Joonas Suotamo and More to Attend Star Wars Celebration Chicago on
  16. SWCustom-2011 Hayden Christensen to Join Fans at Star Wars Celebration Chicago on (backup link)
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 SWCustom-2011 More Star Wars Authors to Appear at Celebration Chicago on
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 18.6 18.7 SWCustom-2011 Billy Dee Williams, Alan Tudyk Announced for Celebration Chicago on
  19. SWCustom-2011 Star Wars Legend Anthony Daniels is Headed to Star Wars Celebration on
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 SWCustom-2011 Resistance's Bobby Moynihan headed to Star Wars Celebration Chicago on
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 SWCustom-2011 Rogue One's Forest Whitaker to Join Fans at Star Wars Celebration Chicago on
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 SWCustom-2011 Emperor Palpatine Actor Among Guests at Star Wars Celebration Chicago on
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 23.5 SWCustom-2011 A Galaxy of New Guests Confirmed for Star Wars Celebration Chicago on
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 SWCustom-2011 Star Wars Voice Actors Headed to Star Wars Celebration Chicago on
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 SWCustom-2011 Ray Park, the Face of Maul, Announced for Star Wars Celebration Chicago on

External linksEdit

Star Wars Celebration
10th anniversary (1987)
Celebration (1999) · Celebration II (2002) · Celebration III (2005)
Celebration IV (2007) · Celebration Europe (2007) · Celebration Japan (2008)
Celebration V (2010) · Celebration VI (2012) · Celebration Europe II (2013)
Celebration Anaheim (2015) · Celebration Europe (2016) · Celebration Orlando (2017)
Celebration Chicago (2019)
Celebration Anaheim (2020)
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