Mark Von Ohlen Discusses Topps Star Wars Authentics and Celebration Guests


The fine folks over at have released a new video interview that they conducted with Topps Entertainment Brand Manager Mark Von Ohlen, to discuss Star Wars Celebration guest signings.

Mark talks about the struggles and bonuses of having a five day Star Wars Celebration (as opposed to four like 2017). There will be only two guests at the moment that will be there the entire time and those are Sam Witwer and Joonas Suotamo.

Von Ohlen also discusses all of the previously announced guests and even drops some hints of guests that have yet to be announced.

The biggest news though is that the core cast members of Star Wars Episode IX and The Mandalorian will not be permitted to attend. Even though filming has wrapped for both, they are still needed or possibly needed during that time frame for things like re-shoots or other post production duties. Just because they will not be available for photo ops, or autographs does not mean they will not attend the show. They just will not be available for those activities. However, expect to see them at the next Star Wars Celebration.

For those not attending, there will be a send-in program coming soon. Pre-orders for that will go up soon.

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 WarsStar 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.


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