Yes, we are starting back up our weekly Star Wars features. We had to take a break due to Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple’s complicated pregnancy (which you can read about here and here). She and baby are fine, and we plan on bringing you as much information about Celebration and Star Wars in general as we can!
Star Wars Celebration 2019 has been announced, and its location is a new one: Chicago, Illinois. It will be held in the West Building at McCormick Place. Not only is it in a new city, but it will also be five days this year! For those of you who are not sure what Celebration is, it’s just that – a celebration of Star Wars. It’s a comic con but only for Star Wars. ReedPOP, along with LucasFilm, put on this event as a thank you to fans. It serves as an excellent way for Star Wars fans to meet people who were in the movies and that write the books and comics. It’s also a great way for Star Wars fans to get together. (You can read about past Star Wars Celebration coverage here and all of our Star Wars related posts here).
Tickets went on sale yesterday. You can buy five-day passes or individual day passes at the Celebration website. If you order by February 27 at midnight central standard time, you will receive your passes by mail avoiding the will call lines.
What is no longer available is the Jedi Master VIP. This pass is a very exclusive ticket that sold out in less than a minute. It includes:
One (1) Jedi Master VIP Badge Featuring Exclusive Art
One (1) Official Show Poster (Rolled, complete with poster tube)
One (1) Commemorative Program Guide
VIP Lounge with coat check and concierge
Half Hour Early Access to Exhibit Hall
Half Hour Early Access to the Official Celebration Store each day
Exclusive Celebration Store private shopping experience on Thursday, April 11 at 11:00 AM
VIP Express Checkout Lane at the Official Celebration Store
Unlimited use of the Lightspeed Lane to enter the Official Celebration Store
Express Autograph Hall Autograph line pass and checkout for up to six (6) Autograph Sessions. Price of Autographs not included.
First Access to Panels at the Celebration Stage
One(1) Private Meet & Greet with select Star Wars Celebration guest or guests
One (1) Original signed art print, created exclusively for Celebration Chicago Jedi Master VIPs
One (1) Extremely Limited Jedi Master VIP character pin shared only, in very limited amounts, with staff as a giveaway pin that will not otherwise be made available for sale to Star Wars Celebration Chicago Attendees.
One (1) Exclusive Jedi Master VIP Lanyard
One (1) Exclusive Jedi Master VIP Embroidered Patch
One time 10% off discount at the Official Celebration Store
We have tried every year to get this elusive item, but have come up short every year.
BUT NOT THIS YEAR!
Mrs. Nola Nerd was able to get one! She’s going as a VIP! Of course, she is beyond excited. Plans are already being made. Plus it is our first time in Chicago, so we plan on staying a few extra days!
May the force be with you, my friends and see you in Chicago!