Eager to add the Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 exclusives from Hasbro, Funko, and LEGO to your collection? If so, you’ll need to check out the following announcement posted on the official Celebration website. Each of these manufacturing giants will be participating in a lottery system designed to make it easier for fans to get their hands on their respective Celebration exclusive merchandise.
Details on this lottery system, which opens tomorrow March 27 and closes on April 3, are provided below.
Star Wars Celebration Chicago features some of the top brands from the Star Wars universe selling exclusive items that are not offered anywhere else. Funko, Hasbro and Lego will be utilizing an advance lottery in order to handle the demand and to provide more fans the opportunity to purchase exclusive items from their booth. Fans will be able to enter and manage lotteries for these exhibitor exclusives through the official Star Wars Celebration mobile app (coming soon!) and Celebration website.
Lotteries for all exhibitor exclusives will open on Wednesday, March 27 and close on Wednesday April 3. Fans must enter the lottery before 11:59 PM central time on Wednesday April 3. The time in which you enter a lottery has no impact on your chance of winning a lottery. Multiple entries with the same e-mail address, confirmation number or badge activation number will be void. Entries to exclusive exhibitor lotteries are limited to up to the number of badges associated with the order number or e-mail address you provide.
You will be sent an email with a confirmation and QR code after an exclusive exhibitor lottery has been won. Please print these confirmation codes or keep them handy in your mobile device, and treat them as you would any other event ticket. These tickets will be scanned during entry at the exhibitor’s queue in the Exhibit Hall. For your convenience, if you have activated your badge you may attach your winning lottery to your badge and simply use the QR code on your badge or the confirmation code in the Star Wars Celebration mobile app. Winning exhibitor exclusive lottery confirmations and QR codes can only be redeemed once, so they can’t be duplicated or shared with others. Once a QR code is scanned it is voided and may not be reused.
For additional details on the Exhibitor Exclusives lottery please visit https://www.starwarscelebration.com/Features/Panel-Reservations-and-Lotteries/
We were treated to our first sneak peek at several of the Celebration Store exclusive items earlier this month and Part 1 of StarWars.com’s merchandise preview headlined by Hallmark, Kotobukiya, Regal Robot and others was released last week. Part 2 of StarWars.com’s merchandise preview landed earlier today.
The full Celebration panel schedule was revealed on March 22 and all of the attending Autograph Hall guests (61 in all topped off by Hayden Christensen) can be seen at this link. Presales for Celebration autographs/photo-ops began back on February 13 and will remain open till Monday, April 9 at 9:00pm CT. You can also check out the assortment 8×10 photos that will be available for each guest to autograph at their respective tables.
Monday tickets for Celebration (Will Call pickup only) are still available as of the time of this posting. ReedPOP announced that they formed a new partnership with Lyte for the purpose of securely reselling tickets to Celebration (and other conventions) for those fans who are unfortunately unable to attend. The 5-day event, which is a first for Celebration, will be held April 11-15 at the McCormick Place convention center.