Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019: Author Zone & Bounty Hunt Events

Details on two new events titled Author Zone and Bounty Hunt have been added to the official Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 website. Check out the intro to each event copied below and then take each respective link to learn more.

Author Zone

Want to meet the great minds behind the Star Wars Extended Universe? Well look no further than the newly added Star Wars Celebration Author Zone located at Booth 3835 on the show floor connected to Anderson’s Bookshop.

Signings are on a first come, first serve basis. Book purchases required for all authors to enter the line. Authors will sign other books at their own discretion.

Bounty Hunt

Come play in the ultimate challenge for Star Wars fans at Star Wars Celebration Chicago! Put your skills to the test as you compete against the clock and your fellow fans in a clue-solving free-for-all to find bounties! As a team of two to four bounty hunters, you’re going to need a quick draw, quick wits and be quick on your feet as you’ll be solving Star Wars puzzles, following clues, searching the convention center, and having a blast. If you think you’re as good as Boba Fett, Aurra Sing, or Bossk, the Bounty Hunters Guild is looking for the smartest and quickest trackers at Star Wars Celebration Chicago to compete in one of the Bounty Hunt challenges. Will you and your friends be counted among the galaxy’s most notorious bounty hunters?

Three different Bounty Hunt competitions will be offered at Celebration Chicago: Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Teams of two to four will compete to rack up bounties in each two-hour event by solving clues and puzzles and searching the Celebration grounds for their quarry. The Sunday Bounty Hunt challenge is specifically aimed towards teams with children, while the Friday and Saturday competitions will be tougher!

At the start of the race, each team will receive a race scorecard and an initial set of clues. Solving a clue will guide the team to their destination, where they will get a stamp on their scorecard from their target. Solving clues and earning the stamp might involve some Star Wars trivia, cracking a Resistance code, solving a Sith puzzle, or even being able to show your skill lobbing thermal detonators or sketching their favorite characters. Targets will have different amounts of credits on their head based on difficulty. After finishing their first set of clues and bringing their completed scorecard back to the Bounty Hunters Guild headquarters, teams will earn credits for their successful bounties and receive a final set of clues, leading them to new and more challenging targets. After solving this second set of clues and traveling the galaxy, teams will be competing to be first across the finish line at the Guild headquarters, with a full set of scorecard stamps to confirm that they found their most elusive prey.

While the first round of clues might be considered easy and fun for the casual fan or the family playing as a team of bounty hunters, the later rounds of clues will increase in difficulty level but also will be worth more credits. The winners will be determined by who has successfully returned in two hours with the most bounty credits earned, and in the shortest amount of time.

The Bounty Hunt is open to all Celebration Chicago attendees, but spots are limited to 100 teams per race. Bounty hunter teams must have at least two members, and no more than four members. There will be three different Bounty Hunt challenges:

– Friday (3:00 pm to 5:00 pm)
– Saturday (5:00 pm to 7:00 pm)
– Sunday (1:00 pm to 3:00 pm) – Bounty Hunt for Kids!

The Sunday hunt is designed for families with children, and is shorter and less difficult.

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Dianna Bates
Residing in New York, Dianna Bates shares the same deep love for the GFFA as her husband Justin LaSalata. In addition to posting news articles on our website, Dianna assists with providing photographs from various conventions and Star Wars-related events including NY Comic Con, "Force Friday" and others.