The Emperor himself, Ian McDiarmid, has been announced today as an attending guest for Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019. Joining McDiarmid in this latest round of guests is Brian Herring and Mark Dodson.
The current list of guests attending Star Wars Celebration can be found here.
Check out the announcement copied below. Monday tickets for Celebration (priced at $75 each) still remain 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.
The Emperor is coming here?
Ian McDiarmid, the actor who unforgettably played the galactic mastermind behind the rise of the Empire, transforming from the manipulative, scheming senator from Naboo into the ghastly cloaked figure of Darth Sidious, will join fans at Star Wars Celebration Chicago this spring.
McDiarmid, who exquisitely portrayed evil personified, will be joined by Brian Herring, half of the puppeteering team who operated BB-8 as well as other creatures and characters in the sequel trilogy.
Veteran voice actor Mark Dodson, who helped bring Jabba the Hutt’s cackling court jester Salacious B. Crumb to life and has provided vocals for other Star Wars stormtroopers and aliens, will also be there.
The trio are just the latest in a long line of most impressive Star Wars talent slated for the Topps autograph area, including Star Wars legend Peter Mayhew, and many more. You can purchase your autograph tickets beginning this Wednesday, February 13, at noon PST.
The Emperor is coming here? That is correct, Commander. Ian McDiarmid is headed to Star Wars Celebration! He is joined by Brian Herring and Mark Dodson #StarWars #StarWarsCelebration #SWCC pic.twitter.com/wdKT2OrlGq
— StarWars Celebration (@SW_Celebration) February 11, 2019