We have our first guest announcement for 2019’s Star Wars Celebration Chicago and it is ILM’s top man Rob Bredow! He will be taking part in select panels at the convention and will also be available to sign his new book Making Solo: A Star Wars Story.

About two months ago we learned David Collins (Digital Stage) and Amy Ratcliffe (BTS Stage) would be returning as hosts for the convention.

Executive Creative Director and Head of Industrial Light & Magic Rob Bredow will be joining fans at Celebration Chicago next year to participate in panels and sign his upcoming book, Industrial Light & Magic Presents: Making Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Bredow, who joined Lucasfilm in 2014 and helped launch ILMxLAB the following year, is currently responsible for ILM’s creative strategy and global operations. As Co-producer and Visual Effects Supervisor on Solo: A Star Wars Story, he had a front row seat in the film’s development, both on set and behind the scenes at ILM. The book will feature a chronological overview of the film’s production and visual effects artistry, reported from the position of someone intimately involved with the film every step of the way.