Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019: Forest Whitaker, Katee Sackhoff & More Attending

Today’s guest update for Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 has been posted over on – Forest Whitaker, Katee Sackhoff, droid builders Lee Towersey, Josh Lee, & Matt Denton, and Hugh Quarshie.

Clicking on the name of each listed guest on the official Celebration website will take you to the store website where you can see their respective autograph/photo op availability. Presales for Celebration autographs/photo-ops began back on February 13 and will remain open till Monday, April 9 at 9:00pm CT.

Monday tickets for Celebration (priced at $75 each) are still available as of the time of this posting. The 5-day event, which is a first for Celebration, will be held April 11-15 at the McCormick Place convention center.

Saw. Is it really you?

Forest Whitaker, who played Saw Gerrera, the paranoid and grizzled leader of a band of extremists in Rogue One, is heading to Star Wars Celebration Chicago next month.

And he’s not alone. The Academy Award-winning actor will be joined by Katee Sackhoff, the voice of legendary Mandalorian warrior Bo-Katan in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels.

Droid builders Lee Towersey, a longtime model building hobbyist who became part of Neal Scanlan’s practical effects team bringing R2-D2 to life for the sequel trilogy, will be on hand, as well as Josh Lee, who mechanized K-2SO for Rogue One and served as building supervisor and chief engineer on BB-8 for the sequel trilogy, and Matt Denton, the electronic design and development supervisor for Rogue One and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

And Hugh Quarshie, who played Captain Panaka, Queen Amidala’s loyal protector in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, will join fans, as well.
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.