Last weekend the Star Wars fandom enjoyed days filled with panels, trailers, and cosplayers as the 2019 Star Wars Celebration in Chicago played out. Did you miss some of the exciting news? Don’t worry- we’ve got you covered with all the details. Get ready to geek out, fellow Star Wars fangirls (and boys!)
While I didn’t make it to Chicago, I used my Force Ghost (okay, so my internet connection) to stay up to date on what was going on over there.
First of all: this has to be said. There are no cosplayers like Star Wars cosplayers.
They really show up and show OUT for these events. No offense to Awesome-Con Cosplayers at all, but dang, did you see some of these looks at Star Wars Celebration?
There was a ton of information flowing out of this event about all things Star Wars coming in 2019.
In case you are still on your way to Tosche Station to pick up some power converters and missed it: 2019 is going to be HUGE when it comes to the Star Wars Fandom.
2019 Star Wars Events, TV, Movies & More!
- Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens at Disneyland and Disney World this year.
- The Mandalorian, a live-action Star Wars TV show, comes to Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+, this fall.
- And the newly titled Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – aka Episode 9- comes out just in time for Christmas.
- Not covered at Celebration, but also REALLY cool for the Star Wars fan next year: the runDisney 2020 Star Wars Rival Run at Disney World celebrates 5-years running. If you are a fan, you might want to earn some of the amazing Star Wars bling they put out every spring.
So… TONS to look forward to this year for the Star Wars fandom!
2019 Star Wars Celebration Panel Recaps
And I know you’re saying, “cool, cool… I already knew all that. GIVE ME THE DETAILS, Fangirl!”
I got you!
Well, my friends from The Geekly Show got you, anyway. Because they were there all weekend and covered all the panels they could fit into their very busy schedule!
If you aren’t following these ladies, be sure to do so.
Fangirls gotta stick together, and there’s no other group of girls I want to roll into the next squee-inducing OMGEEE pop culture moment than them.
They go live on Facebook every Tuesday at 11 am ET for a 30-40 minute chat of all things geek & pop culture. Catch the replays on their YouTube channel– and give them a follow over there as well!
Patty Holliday is a movie critic, writer, and podcaster living in the Washington, DC area. Her goal is to bridge the gap between casual fandom and picky critic with parent movie and television reviews.