Hallelujah! ReedPOP the official team behind Star Wars Celebration, has finally taken fan feedback to heart! Having been to a Celebration event before, I can say without a doubt that the most disheartening thing about Star Wars Celebration is the lines for panels. Wanted to get into that big movie panel? Well you would have had to start your journey early the day before. We have all seen the massive lines for The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. People camping out overnight, greeted by directors with pizza. While there is a bit of fun to be had with that, at 42 years old, spending the night on a cement floor is not my cup of tea.
This year ReedPOP will be implementing a Virtual Queue system and accompanying method for making reservations for your most desired panels through the use of the Star Wars Celebration Chicago Mobile App. Notice the asterisk by the first bullet point. It sounds like not all panels will have this option. Hopefully this works for all of the major panels though.
I certainly hope that this works out, and fans that wouldn’t have an opportunity to get into one of these panels now have that option.
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.