While the celebrity guests garner most of the attention at Star Wars Celebration, they are not the only guests worth meeting. We had an amazing time meeting authors and artists of the saga just as much as we did the stars.
This week Celebration announced some of its authors that will be in Chicago in April:
Alexander Freed: Mr. Freed is writing the upcoming Star Wars: Alphabet Squadron. He also wrote Star Wars Battlefront: Twilight Company and the novelization of Rogue One. He has also worked on story development on games such as Star Wars: The Old Republic. He also worked on some Dark Horse era Star Wars Comics and has contributed a short story to the Star Wars collection A Certain Point of View.
Cavan Scott: Mr. Scott wrote Star Wars: Adventures in Wild Space. Mr. Scott is a prolific writer who has done works in lots of different fandoms such as Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes, and Warhammer. His Star Wars works focuses on younger readers. Which means, it’s on my reading list. I’m still young!
Claudia Gray: New Orlean’s own Claudia Gray has a new Star Wars book coming out called Master & Apprentice. She has also written Leia, Bloodline, and the galactically beloved Lost Stars.
Delilah Dawson: Ms. Dawson wrote the very popular Phasma. She has also contributed short stories to the Star Wars galaxy. We got to meet her last Celebration, and we look forward to getting Phasma signed!
Jeffrey Brown: Mr. Brown is the author of Darth Vader and Family Coloring Book. This is one I definitely want to get for the baby while we are there. He has done quite a few children’s books. In California, Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple’s brother in law got Vader’s Little Princess signed by Carrie Fisher.
Katie Cook: Ms. Cook is the author of Search Your Feelings and other children’s books. We have a few of hers, and hopefully, we can have her sign the Nola Nerd Baby’s books!
Timothy Zahn: Mr. Zahn is a legendary Star Wars author. His Heir to the Empire trilogy, while no longer canon, is still beloved by Star Wars fans. His newer books on his character Thrawn are wildly popular. He is also a pleasure to meet, and if you can attend any and all panels, he is on.