If you didn’t think Star Wars Celebration Chicago was big enough, a new round of guests were announced yesterday afternoon! The guests include: Forest Whitaker (Saw Gerrera), Katee Sackhoff (Bo-Katan), droid builders Lee Towersey, Josh Lee, Matt Denton and Hugh Quarshie (Captain Panaka).
Remember that all of these guests will have autograph opportunities available via the Topps Star Wars Authentics site.
Forest Whitaker, who played Saw Gerrera, the paranoid and grizzled leader of a band of extremists in Rogue One, is heading to Star Wars Celebration Chicago next month.
And he’s not alone. The Academy Award-winning actor will be joined by Katee Sackhoff, the voice of legendary Mandalorian warrior Bo-Katan in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels.
Droid builders Lee Towersey, a longtime model building hobbyist who became part of Neal Scanlan’s practical effects team bringing R2-D2 to life for the sequel trilogy, will be on hand, as well as Josh Lee, who mechanized K-2SO for Rogue One and served as building supervisor and chief engineer on BB-8 for the sequel trilogy, and Matt Denton, the electronic design and development supervisor for Rogue One and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
And Hugh Quarshie, who played Captain Panaka, Queen Amidala’s loyal protector in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, will join fans, as well.
About Star Wars Celebration:
Star Wars Celebration is the ultimate fan experience focused on the galaxy far, far away…
Fans of all ages, from all over the world will come together in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. to celebrate the cultural phenomenon that is Star Wars. Star Wars Celebration revels in the excitement of new movies, television shows, books and comics while also commemorating the vast history of the Star Wars universe. Star Wars Celebration has something special for every kind of Star Wars fan!
Celebration – Lucasfilm’s love letter to fans – is days of major announcements, immersive exhibits, an interactive show floor, screenings, exclusive merchandise, celebrity guests, panels, autograph sessions, fan-inspired activities, costumes and other surprises celebrating all things Star Wars! Star Wars Celebration is truly a once in a lifetime experience where memories are made, families are brought together, old friends are reunited, and new friendships forged — all in the setting of the ever-evolving Star Wars universe.