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.

Mural[edit | edit source]

"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 StarWars.com[src]

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]

Guests[edit | edit source]

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

Official poster art by Darren Tan

Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. The Next Star Wars Celebration: Coming to Our Galaxy 2019. starwarscelebration.com (March 8, 2017). Archived from the original on March 11, 2017. Retrieved on March 10, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 StarWars.com Star Wars Celebration is Heading to Chicago and The Star Wars Show has the Details on StarWars.com (backup link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 StarWars.com David Collins and Amy Ratcliffe to Return as Hosts for Star Wars Celebration Chicago on StarWars.com (backup link)
  4. 4.0 4.1 StarWars.com Warwick Davis to Host Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 on StarWars.com (backup link)
  5. StarWars.com Lucasfilm Readies Massive Mural for Star Wars Celebration Chicago – Exclusive on StarWars.com (backup link)
  6. Dustin (2019-04-10). The Star Wars saga mural at Star Wars Celebration. TheForce.net. Archived from the original on July 30, 2019. Retrieved on April 11, 2019.
  7. 7.0 7.1 StarWars.com Star Wars: Episode IX Panel Coming to Star Wars Celebration Chicago on StarWars.com (backup link)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 StarWars.com Paul Bettany, Dryden Vos in Solo, and More Confirmed for Celebration Chicago on StarWars.com (backup link)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 StarWars.com SWCC 2019: 13 Things We Learned from the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Panel on StarWars.com (backup link)
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 10.8 10.9 StarWars.com The Mighty Peter Mayhew and More Guests Coming to Star Wars Celebration Chicago on StarWars.com (backup link)
  11. 11.0 11.1 StarWars.com Solo's Erin Kellyman and Ahmed Best of the Prequel Trilogy Coming to Star Wars Celebration Chicago on StarWars.com (backup link)
  12. StarWars.com Rob Bredow is Heading to Star Wars Celebration Chicago on StarWars.com (backup link)
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 StarWars.com Star Wars Authors to Join Fans at Celebration Chicago on StarWars.com (backup link)
  14. 14.0 14.1 StarWars.com The Star Wars Show LIVE! Returns to Star Wars Celebration on StarWars.com (backup link)
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.7 StarWars.com Chewbacca Actor Joonas Suotamo and More to Attend Star Wars Celebration Chicago on StarWars.com (backup link)
  16. StarWars.com Hayden Christensen to Join Fans at Star Wars Celebration Chicago on StarWars.com (backup link)
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 StarWars.com More Star Wars Authors to Appear at Celebration Chicago on StarWars.com (backup link)
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 18.6 18.7 StarWars.com Billy Dee Williams, Alan Tudyk Announced for Celebration Chicago on StarWars.com (backup link)
  19. StarWars.com Star Wars Legend Anthony Daniels is Headed to Star Wars Celebration on StarWars.com (backup link)
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 StarWars.com Resistance's Bobby Moynihan headed to Star Wars Celebration Chicago on StarWars.com (backup link)
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 StarWars.com Forest Whitaker Set for Celebration Orlando on StarWars.com (backup link)
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 StarWars.com Emperor Palpatine Actor Among Guests at Star Wars Celebration Chicago on StarWars.com (backup link)
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 23.5 StarWars.com A Galaxy of New Guests Confirmed for Star Wars Celebration Chicago on StarWars.com (backup link)
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 StarWars.com Star Wars Voice Actors Headed to Star Wars Celebration Chicago on StarWars.com (backup link)
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 StarWars.com Ray Park, the Face of Maul, Announced for Star Wars Celebration Chicago on StarWars.com (backup link)

External links[edit | edit source]

Star Wars Celebration
1980s
10th anniversary (1987)
1990s–2000s
Celebration (1999) · Celebration II (2002) · Celebration III (2005)
Celebration IV (2007) · Celebration Europe (2007) · Celebration Japan (2008)
2010s
Celebration V (2010) · Celebration VI (2012) · Celebration Europe II (2013)
Celebration Anaheim (2015) · Celebration Europe (2016) · Celebration Orlando (2017)
Celebration Chicago (2019)
2020s
Celebration Anaheim (2022)
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