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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019
« Reply #120 on: March 21, 2019, 02:34:46 PM »
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Lotteries for all morning panels on the Celebration Stage and the streaming of those panels to the Galaxy and Twin Suns Stages will open on Thursday March 28th and close on Wednesday April 3rd.


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Full Details on New Panel Reservation and Lottery System for Star Wars Celebration Chicago


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Star Wars Celebration Chicago is modernizing the way fans experience the world’s biggest Star Wars party.

StarWars.com is excited to announce LIGHTSPEED Virtual Panel Reservations and LIGHTSPEED Lane Virtual Queuing presented by ThinkGeek: new systems that will make access to Celebration Chicago’s biggest panels, show store, and exhibitor exclusives easier than ever before. Here are the full details from Lucasfilm and ReedPOP.

Overview

Fans will be able to use LIGHTSPEED Virtual Panel Reservations to reserve admission for themselves and any additional tickets they purchased on their original order for panels all weekend long at Star Wars Celebration Chicago. This new panel reservation process will include an advance lottery for all morning panels on the Celebration Stage at the Wintrust Arena as well as the Galaxy and Twin Suns stages which will be streaming the morning panels live from the Celebration Stage. Fans will also have the ability to make advance panel reservations for panels on the Galaxy and Twin Suns Stages. This will provide the opportunity for more fans to enjoy some of our most exciting panels which would have previously required overnight camping and wristbands.

LIGHTSPEED Virtual Panel Reservations provide peace of mind and eliminate the need for fans to camp out overnight. Fans who win a lottery for admission to the first panels each morning on the Celebration Stage will know what seating section they are assigned to in advance of the show so there is no need to queue up early. For the safety and comfort of all fans, overnight queuing is not permitted at Star Wars Celebration Chicago or the Celebration Stage at the Wintrust Arena. We understand that some attendees enjoy the community aspect of staying overnight with their fellow fans, and there will be plenty of evening events to keep the Celebration party going including the Multi-Fan Club Bash, Second City’s Rogue Pun: A Star Wars Show, evening movie screenings and much more.

A partial allocation of seating capacity for other panels at the Galaxy and Twin Suns Stages will be available for fans to reserve admission in advance without a lottery. Panel reservations are available for select panels only and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability. In addition to being able to possibly win a panel lottery for the morning panels on the Celebration Stage each day, fans are also able to make one advance LIGHTSPEED Virtual Panel Reservation per stage per day for panels on the Galaxy and Twin Suns stages. This does not include the live streaming of the morning panels from the Celebration Stage on the Galaxy and Twin Suns Stages as those will require a panel lottery win. All panels taking place on the Podcast Stage, University Stage, Collectors Stage, Fan Stage and The Star Wars Show Live! Stage are open to all fans and do not require a lottery win or advance panel reservations.

For all morning panels on the Celebration Stage at the Wintrust Arena fans should plan to begin arriving at the scheduled arrival times provided to the panel lottery winners. Winners will receive specific instructions and arrival times for all panel lotteries that they win. Early arrivals will not be accommodated. There will be no stand by line for the first panels of the day on the Celebration Stage as we anticipate that they will be at full capacity well in advance of the show. Panel reservations are not necessary for panels on the Celebration stage after each morning panel concludes. The Celebration Stage at the Wintrust Arena will not be cleared between panels. Fans are free to stay in their seats all day or move to new seats as other fans depart after the first panel of the day has ended. After the morning panels, fans will be able to enter the Celebration stage as they wish, at any time, to watch any subsequent panels so long as the stage has not reached capacity.

As in years past at Celebration, there will be opportunities for fans to walk up and enter a panel without an advance panel reservation by waiting in queues located at each stage in the West Building. Fans will also have the ability to make LIGHTSPEED Virtual Panel Reservations on the mobile app (coming soon!) and onsite kiosks the day of the show for any remaining reservations that are available on the Galaxy and Twin Suns Stages until 15 minutes prior to the panel start time. We recommend arriving at least 35 minutes early and we ask that all fans with advance panel reservations be scanned into the room at least 15 minutes prior to the advertised panel start time or risk forfeiting their panel reservation.

Panel Lotteries


 
There will be an advance panel lottery for all morning panels on the Celebration Stage at the Wintrust Arena and the streaming of the morning panels to the Galaxy and Twin Suns Stages. This gives more fans the opportunity to secure a seat at our highest demand panels. Fans will have the ability to enter lotteries for multiple panels at the same time. If a panel lottery is won, the winning fan would be given an entitlement to reserve their admission into that specific panel on the Star Wars Celebration mobile app or Celebration website. Any remaining unclaimed admissions after the lottery period ends will be opened for non-lottery advance panel reservations on the mobile app (coming soon!), Celebration website and onsite kiosks for fans that did not previously win a panel lottery. Jedi Master VIP’s are not able to enter any panel lotteries as they already have reserved seats for all panels on the Celebration Stage at the Wintrust Arena.

The highest demand panels at Star Wars Celebration Chicago will be the first panel of each day on the Celebration Stage at the Wintrust Arena. If a fan wins a panel lottery they will be able to secure admission for themselves and for any additional badges they purchased in their original order. Lotteries for all morning panels on the Celebration Stage and the streaming of those panels to the Galaxy and Twin Suns Stages will open on Thursday, March 28, and close on Wednesday, April 3. Fans must enter the lottery before midnight central time on Wednesday, April 3. The time in which you enter a lottery has no impact on your chance of winning a lottery. All Panel Lottery winners must claim their reservation before midnight central time on April 5.

Panel reservation 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 upon entry into a stage it is invalidated for entry again. You must enter the e-mail address or confirmation code used to purchase your Star Wars Celebration badge to sign up for a panel lottery, or check the status of a previous lottery entry. You only need to have a valid e-mail address or confirmation code used for your Star Wars Celebration Chicago badge purchase to participate in the panel lottery. You are limited to one entry per valid e-mail address per adult badge purchased for each panel lottery of your choice. For example, if you purchased four badges in your original order you will be able to add three people including yourself to your lottery win. Multiple entries for the same panel with the same e-mail address will be void.

Exhibitor Exclusives Lottery

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.

Exclusive items from Funko, Hasbro and Lego will be announced on Thursday, March 21. The Exhibitor Exclusives Lottery will open on Tuesday, March 26, and end on Tuesday, April 2. Fans must enter the lottery before midnight central time on Tuesday, April 2. When a fan enters the lottery has no impact on their chance of winning a lottery. Fans that have won an exhibitor exclusive lottery will be notified by Thursday, April 4.

LIGHTSPEED Lane Virtual Queuing

In addition to the LIGHTSPEED Virtual Panel Reservations, we are also providing fans the ability to use LIGHTSPEED Lane Virtual Queuing to reserve a time to shop in the Celebration Store without the need to stand in line. Fans will use the Star Wars Celebration mobile app to reserve a window of time that they will be allowed to use the LIGHTSPEED Lane entrance to the store. Simply show up at your reserved time and you can go directly into the store to purchase some of the hottest exclusives in the Star Wars Universe.

In order to use the LIGHTSPEED Lane Virtual Queuing and make LIGHTSPEED Virtual Panel Reservations you must have a valid badge for Star Wars Celebration Chicago and you must activate your badge at You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login. An activated badge is required to claim your panel reservation.

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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019
« Reply #121 on: March 21, 2019, 02:57:56 PM »
" You must enter the e-mail address or confirmation code used to purchase your Star Wars Celebration badge to sign up for a panel lottery ... You are limited to one entry per valid e-mail address per adult badge purchased for each panel lottery of your choice. .. Multiple entries for the same panel with the same e-mail address will be void."

Ok, so I purchased for myself and two friends, all on my email.  Does that mean that we get three entries in each lottery, one for each badge, or just one entry, because it's my email?  I'm a lawyer and I can't parse this.

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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019
« Reply #122 on: March 21, 2019, 04:47:07 PM »
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Okay, I changed my mind I am going, [member=1222]mllNY[/member] can you get me a VIP ticket?
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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019
« Reply #123 on: March 21, 2019, 04:57:19 PM »
[member=2339]NCDS[/member] you want a VIP pass. I may know someone who is wavering if you are serious!
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« Reply #124 on: March 21, 2019, 05:26:09 PM »
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[member=2339]NCDS[/member] you want a VIP pass. I may know someone who is wavering if you are serious!

I wish I could be serious about it.  My new boss would flip!  That is year-end :(
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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019
« Reply #125 on: March 21, 2019, 05:58:12 PM »
VIP pass wouldn’t help you with Funko anyways. It’s a lotto

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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019
« Reply #126 on: March 21, 2019, 07:54:07 PM »
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VIP pass wouldn’t help you with Funko anyways. It’s a lotto

I know that first hand.  Come on peeps I was having fun, not making a serious declaration to go to Star Wars Celebration!
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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019
« Reply #127 on: March 22, 2019, 06:26:09 AM »
[member=2339]NCDS[/member] you may be joking but you know the peeps you are talking to. You say you want a VIP pass we'll get you a VIP pass :)

I didn't say how much that VIP pass would cost you,  but we would get you one! :D
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« Reply #128 on: March 22, 2019, 06:36:10 AM »
[member=1222]mllNY[/member] it would be at the cost per the site's mission and your love for our friendship  :P
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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019
« Reply #129 on: March 22, 2019, 09:12:18 PM »
Entrance Procedures

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When you arrive at the McCormick place for Star Wars Celebration Chicago, we ask that you follow all of the entrance procedures that are outlined below. We know that you are very excited to get in to the show and start having fun but we want to make sure that everyone is able to enter safely and securely. We have worked closely with the venue, security agencies and local law enforcement to develop some comprehensive entrance procedures that will  keep everyone safe and secure. Thank you in advance for taking these entrance procedures seriously, being prepared and for helping us give you a great experience at Star Wars Celebration Chicago.

There's a lot of important information here, so please read carefully and completely so you'll know exactly what to expect when you get to the building

Save time in the line

Everyone will go through metal detectors upon entry. Feel free to dress in costume and bring whatever you'll need, just know that the less items you have with you, the faster and easier it will be to get through our security checkpoints. You should beprepared to have your bag searched and all props inspected. Be sure to review our Cosplay Prop Policy before you get to the show to make your entrance into Star Wars Celebration Chicago as quick and safe as possible.

Registration

To enter the show, you MUST already have a valid badge. If you don't, you must visit the Will Call counter in Fan Services to obtain your badge before entering either the Main Entrance or the Celebration Stage at the Wintrust Arena. Fan Services is located next to the Shuttles at Gate 41. Simply bring your confirmation email (either on your phone or printed out) and a valid form of ID to the Will Call counter to pick up your badge(s). The hours for Will Call are:

Wednesday, April 10: 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 Thursday, April 11: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
 Friday, April 12: 6:00 AM – 7:00 PM
 Saturday, April 13: 6:00 AM – 7:00 PM
 Sunday, April 14: 6:00 AM – 7:00 PM
 Monday, April 14: 6:00 AM – 4:30 PM

If any Monday tickets remain when the event starts and you would like to purchase them at the show, you can do so at Fan Services.  Please note: Once a ticket type sells out, no more will be made available to purchase at the show. To purchase tickets for show days that are sold out, you can use LYTE, our official ticket exchange website.

Queuing for the Main Entrance

The Main Entrance to Star Wars Celebration is at the West Building of McCormick Place on the corner of South Prairie Avenue and East Cermak Road. Upon arriving, follow signs and directions from our crew members to Gate 41 at 2301 South Prairie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616. If you are taking a taxi, Uber or Lyft, the drop off is at 2301 South Indiana Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616 (Gate 40) and you will then proceed to Gate 41. Have your badge out and visible as you get ready to go inside the building. No badge? Again, you need your badge to enter the show, so first you'll need to head to the Will Call counters in Fan Services, located next to Gate 41.

After passing through a security checkpoint, you’ll be able to queue to gain entry to the Star Wars Celebration Exhibit Hall, Celebration Show Store, Autographs & Photo Ops, and all stages except for the Celebration Stage which is at the Wintrust Arena.  After arriving, don’t forget to grab a lanyard for your badge at one of several convenient pick-up locations near the Main Entrance.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate fans arriving more than 4 hours prior to the Exhibit Hall opening. Fans arriving prior to this time will not allowed be enter and will be asked to return later. Overnight queuing will not be permitted at Star Wars Celebration or at the Celebration Stage at the Wintrust Arena



If you have already have your activated badge and are planning to go to a panel on the Celebration Stage as the first stop of the day, you can proceed directly to the Wintrust Arena, where you will pass through a security checkpoint. You do not and should not go to McCormick Place first for a panel taking place on the Celebration stage at Wintrust Arena, there is no need to. For more details how to get into panels on the Celebration Stage, visit the panel lotteries and reservations page.






Jedi Master VIPs and will have a separate entrance to McCormick Place located at the Taxi/Ride Share Drop Off – 2301 South Indiana Avenue, Chicago, IL  60616 (Gate 40) on the west side of the building. Once inside, follow the signs to the VIP Lounge (Room W181) in order to check in with a VIP coordinator to pick up your VIP lanyard as well as other exclusive VIP merchandise. The VIP lounge is also where you’ll meet to be escorted to your exclusive shopping experience, early show floor access, and more.


FAQs

Is there only one entrance into Star Wars Celebration Chicago?


No! There will be multiple entrances and exits to the convention center. Only those who plan on arriving prior to 10:00 AM will need to use the Main Entrance (Gate 41) at 2301 South Prairie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616. This allows security to have the opportunity to process fans before 10:00 AM, so they can get through security and enter the show right when it officially opens.


Is there only one ADA Entrance?


No, there is not only one ADA entrance into Star Wars Celebration. During show hours, all show entrances are equipped to welcome and prioritize ADA patrons. As always, we encourage those that might have any special needs to reach out to our ADA team prior to the show so their individual needs or concerns can be addressed. To view the accessibility accommodations offered, please visit our policy page (You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login ) . For any accessibility-related questions, please email us at [email protected]


Do I need to show up early to get through Security?


No, you can  arrive atStar Wars Celebration whenever you want and according to what your plans are for the show. There is no need to show up early to get through the screening process. Showing up after the Exhibit Hall opens usually allows you to enter the building faster.


Do I have to go through Security each time I exit and re-enter a building?


Yes, in order for security to be effective, anyone who has exited either McCormick Place or the Celebration Stage at the Wintrust Arena cannot reenter without being re-screened at our security checkpoints. 


Will security screenings affect my cosplay?


It won’t! As we mentioned, feel free to dress up for your arrival and the security team will work with all fans to make sure everyone, including cosplayers, gets in quickly and safely.





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Accessiblity (ADA)

Star Wars Celebration is a fully accessible event, and we are dedicated to continually improving our efforts to ensure you have access to all of our event amenities. We welcome and encourage all feedback and suggestions in order to improve your experience. The following explains the services provided this year. For any accessibility-related questions, please email us at [email protected] We will do our very best to help you have an epic experience. May the Force Be with You!

ADA CREDENTIALS

ReedPOP provides ADA Wristbands to individuals who may have mobility, physical, vision, hearing, cognitive, psychological, invisible or other types of disabilities. An ADA wristband identifies you to Staff, Crew, and Security and indicates that you may need additional assistance.

Please note that the ADA wristband does not provide admission, you must have a valid badge.

**ADA wristbands are for the use of one individual only throughout the course of Star Wars Celebration 2019. ADA wristbands cannot be redistributed, resold or reallocated. Failure to comply with this will result in revocation of your badge without refund and the inability to attend future ReedPOP events.**

We provide priority seating for fans with disabilities as available. All seating for panels and screenings are on a first come, first served basis and we cannot guarantee seating for everyone. Please note: Many panels at Star Wars Celebration require a panel reservation in order to attend. ADA wristbands do not supersede or take the place of panel reservations.

Guests with disabilities should plan to arrive to a panel at least 30 minutes prior to the event.

Keep in mind that all of our events are very popular and we want to make sure that you get to see the panels that are important to you, so please check back often for details on how to secure panel reservations where available and plan accordingly for panels accommodating standby entry or general admission.

ADA ACCESS CENTER

There will be an ADA Access Center conveniently located at Fan Services. Here you can:

•Get your ADA wristband credential.
•Get your ADA questions answered.
•Learn about other accessibility services.

Please Note: You must stop here to get your ADA wristband credential.

Wristband Policies

•ADA wristbands are valid for all days of the event.
•Please DO NOT remove your wristband for the duration the event.
•One companion wristband will be issued for each disabled patron; exceptions will be made for families with young children.
•If a disabled guest wants to switch their companion, please bring the old companion wristband to the ADA Access Center to be reissued.




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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019
« Reply #130 on: March 24, 2019, 10:11:22 AM »
 
ADVANCE PANEL LOTTERIES update/date change


"Lotteries for all morning panels on the Celebration Stage and the streaming of those panels to the Galaxy and Twin Suns Stages will open on Friday March 29th and close on Thursday April 4th."


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"Fans will also have the ability to group their lottery entries together with other friends and family, up to a maximum of 6 people."

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How does the advance panel lottery work?

In order to enter the lottery fans must have either the original e-mail used to purchase their Star WarsCelebration Chicago badges, or the confirmation number they received when they purchased the badges.

All fans must have valid badges for Star Wars Celebration Chicago for the days their chosen panel takes place in order to participate in the panel lotteries. Any remaining unclaimed admissions after the lottery period ends will be opened for non-lottery, day-of advance panel reservations on the mobile app (coming soon!), the Celebration website and onsite kiosks for fans that did not previously win a panel lottery.

An e-mail with the winning lottery confirmation and QR codes for each member of the group will be sent to the e-mail address associated with your order. For your convenience, you can attach your winning lottery code to your valid, activated badge through the Star Wars Celebration mobile app (coming soon!)


How do I submit a panel lottery submission with a group of friends or family who bought badges separately?

Fans may enter a panel lottery for each of the days their badge is valid for, as a group with size determined by the number of badges associated with the original order confirmation number or e-mail previously entered, up to a maximum group size of 6.

Fans will also have the ability to group their lottery entries together with other friends and family, up to a maximum of 6 people.
If you would like to sit in the same seating section as your friends and family who purchased badges on separate orders you will need to submit your panel lottery submission with a shared group code.

Group codes are available on the lottery submission webpage. On the webpage select “I am submitting as a group” and you will be shown both a field where you can enter a group code that you have been given by friends and family as well as a unique group code that you can share with friends and family. If you want to be in the same seating section make sure everyone in your party enters the lottery as a group before the lottery takes place.

If a panel lottery is won, the winning group and the others in their group, up to a maximum of 6, will win admission to that specific panel. In order to enter a panel lottery, you must have the email used to order your badges or your order confirmation number.


What types of badges are able to enter the advance panel lottery?

All 5-Day adult badges and media badges are eligible to submit for any panel lottery available. All single day adult badges are able to submit for any panel lottery available taking place the day their badge is valid for. Special Guest and Exhibitor badges are not eligible to participate in panel lotteries. Kids’ badges are not able to submit for any panel lottery but adult badges have the option of adding additional lottery submissions for kids’ badges at the time a submission is made. Children 6 and under do not need a badge for Star Wars Celebration Chicago. During the panel lottery process, you will be asked to indicate if you have a child under 6 attending. Children under 6 will not count against your group party size for purposes of the panel lottery. Jedi Master VIP badges are not able to submit for any panel lottery as they already are guaranteed access to premium reserved seating at the Celebration Stage for all panels.


Are all panels on the Celebration Stage part of the advance panel lottery?


No, only the first panels of the day on the Celebration stage are part of the lottery. All other panels are open to fans so long as there is seating capacity available in the Arena.



Which panels are part of the lottery?



The first panels taking place each day on the Celebration stage at the Wintrust Arena will be part of the lottery as well as the Galaxy and Twin Suns stages which will be streaming the morning panels live from the Celebration Stage. The panels that are included in the lottery are:

•Friday - 11:00AM – 12:00PM - Star Wars: Episode IX, Live on the Celebration stage and streamed to the Galaxy and Twin Suns Stages
•Saturday - 11:00AM – 12:00PM - Bringing Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to Life at Disney Parks, Live on the Celebration Stage at the Wintrust Arena
•Sunday - 11:00AM – 12:00PM - The Mandalorian, Live on the Celebration stage and streamed to the Galaxy and Twin Suns Stages
•Monday - 11:00AM – 12:00PM - Star Wars: Phantom Menace 20th Anniversary Celebration, Live on the Celebration stage and streamed to the Galaxy Stage


If I bought multiple badges on a single order do I only get one entry into the lottery?

If your order had multiple adult badges purchased you will be given one entry per adult badge on the order. For example, if you purchased four adult badges you would be given four entries to the lotteries of your choosing. If you ordered two adult badges in your order you would get two entries. If you have ordered kids badges you will be able to include kids as part of your lottery submission.


When can I enter the advance panel lottery?

Lotteries for all morning panels on the Celebration Stage and the streaming of those panels to the Galaxy and Twin Suns Stages will open on Friday March 29th and close on Thursday April 4th. Fans must enter the lottery before 11:59 PM central time on Thursday April 4th. The time in which you enter a lottery has no impact on your chance of winning a lottery. Multiple entries for the same panel with the same e-mail address, confirmation number or badge activation number will be void.



Where do I enter into the advance panel lottery?

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How do I show proof of my advance panel lottery win?

You will be sent an email with a confirmation and QR code after a successful panel reservation is made or 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 to the Wintrust Arena. For your convenience, if you have activated your badge you may attach your panel ticket to your badge and simply use the QR code on your badge or the confirmation code in the Star Wars Celebration mobile app. Winning 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.

When should I arrive at the Celebration Stage at the Wintrust Arena for the first panel of the day?


If a fan wins a panel lottery for admission into the first panel of the day at the Celebration stage at the Wintrust Arena they will receive specific instructions and arrival times for all panel lotteries that they win. All panel lottery winners should plan to begin arriving at the specific scheduled arrival times provided. Early arrivals will not be accommodated. Due to high demand, there will not be a stand-by line for the first panels of the day on the Celebration Stage


Where do I go to enter the Celebration Stage?


The only entrance into the Celebration stage is at the corner of South Indiana Ave and East Cermak Rd. There are no other entry points into the Celebration stage open to Celebration attendees.


If I win an advance panel lottery entitlement for the livestream on the Galaxy or Twin Suns Stages where do I go in the morning to queue for those stages?


For entry into the West building, where the Galaxy and Twin Suns Stages are located, please proceed to the main entrance outside Gate 41 along East Cermak Rd. Entry into the queue for the West building and the Galaxy and Twin Suns stages will only be allowed from South Prairie Ave. There will be separate queues for fans with valid lottery entitlements and panel reservations for the morning panels. Queue position will be maintained as we escort fans to the Galaxy and Twin Suns stages from the Gate 41 queue. As a reminder, overnight queueing is strictly prohibited. Early arrivals will not be accommodated. Due to high demand, there will be not be a stand-by line for the first panels of the day streamed from the Celebration Stage.



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« Reply #131 on: March 24, 2019, 10:25:28 AM »
LIGHTSPEED VIRTUAL PANEL RESERVATIONS update


"Panel reservations can be made starting April 11th at 10:00AM CST with any activated badge."


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How do panel reservations work?

Fans will be able to use LIGHTSPEEDVirtual Panel Reservations to reserve admission for panels all weekend long at Star Wars Celebration Chicago. Fans will have the ability to make advance panel reservations for panels on the Galaxy and Twin Suns Stages. This provides the opportunity for more fans to enjoy some of our most exciting panels which would have previously required overnight camping and wristbands. A fan must have an activated badge in order to make a panel reservation through the mobile app (coming soon!) or online.

A partial allocation of seating capacity for all panels at the Galaxy and Twin Suns Stages (except for the streaming of panels from the Celebration stage Friday, Sunday and Monday mornings) will be available for fans to reserve admission in advance without a lottery. Panel reservations are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability. In addition to being able to possibly win a panel lottery for the morning panels on the Celebration Stage each day, fans may make one advance LIGHTSPEED Virtual Panel Reservation per stage per day for panels on the Galaxy and Twin Suns stages. Please note: This does not include the live streaming of the morning panels from the Celebration Stage on the Galaxy and Twin Suns Stages as those will require a panel lottery win. All panels taking place on the Podcast Stage, University Stage, Collectors Stage, Fan Stage and The Star Wars Show Live! Stage are open to all fans and do not require a lottery win or advance panel reservations.


How do I show proof of my panel reservation?

Once you have made a panel reservation with an activated badge, you will be able to view the QR code and virtual reservation confirmation directly within the Star WarsCelebration mobile app (coming soon!). In order to enter a panel, you may use either your in-app QR code or your badge for validation into the theater. Please note: Panel reservations must be redeemed at the theater at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled show time. Panel reservations expire 15 minutes prior to the start of each show.


Can I give my panel reservation or advance panel lottery entitlement to someone else?

No. You cannot give your panel reservation or your lottery entitlement to anyone else, they are non-transferable. You are able to add up to five friends or family members to your lottery group prior to the lottery taking place but you are not able to transfer your winning lottery entitlement to someone else after the lottery is over.

Do I need a reservation to go to a panel?Do I need a reservation to go to a panel?

As in years past at Celebration, there will be opportunities for fans to walk up and enter a panel without an advance panel reservation by waiting in stand-by queues located at each stage in the West Building. Seating capacity for all panels is limited and queues for panels may close at any time based on availability. There will be no queue or stand-by line for panels which require a lottery as they are considered at capacity in advance. A partial allocation of seating capacity for all panels at the Galaxy and Twin Suns Stages (except for the streaming of panels from the Celebration stage Friday, Sunday and Monday mornings) will be available for fans to reserve admission in advance without a lottery. All panels taking place on the Podcast Stage, University Stage, Collectors Stage, Fan Stage and The Star Wars Show Live! Stage are open to all fans and do not require a lottery win or advance panel reservations.




Which panels can I make a reservation for?

You can make reservations for any panel on the Galaxy and Twin Suns Stages except for the streaming of the morning panels from the Celebration stage on Friday, Sunday and Monday.
No reservations are available for panels on the Celebration stage after each opening panel of the day as the Celebration Stage at the Wintrust Arena will not be cleared between panels. Fans are free to stay in their seats all day or move to new seats as other fans depart after the first panel of the day has ended. After the morning panels, fans will be able to enter the Celebration stage as they wish, at any time, to watch any subsequent panels so long as the stage has not reached capacity.
There are no reservations available for any panel taking place on the Podcast Stage, University Stage, Collectors Stage, Fan Stage and The Star Wars Show Live! Stage, they are open to all fans and do not require a lottery win or advance panel reservations.


What types of badges are able to make panel reservations?

All 5 day adult badges, Jedi Master VIP badges, and media badges are able to make any panel reservation available for all days of the event. All single day adult badges can make reservations for panels taking place the day their badge is valid for. At this time, Special Guest and Exhibitor badges are not able to make panel reservations. Kids’ badges are not able to make panel reservations but adult badges have the option of adding panel reservations for Kids’ badges at the time a reservation is made. Children 5 and under do not need a badge for Star WarsCelebration. We ask that all children under 5 sit on their parent or guardian’s lap for any panel reservation the adult makes.


Do I have to activate my badge to make a panel reservation?

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When can I make a panel reservation?

Panel reservations can be made starting April 11th at 10:00AM CST with any activated badge.


Where do I make a panel reservation?

We strongly suggest you download and use the Star Wars Celebration Chicago Mobile App for panel reservations as well as a variety of other extremely useful features. In addition there will be kiosks located throughout Star Wars Celebration where you can make day-of reservations if there are reservations available.


Do I need the mobile app to make and use panel reservations?

No but we do strongly suggest you download and use the Star WarsCelebration Chicago Mobile App for panel reservations as well as a variety of other extremely useful features. In addition there will be kiosks located throughout Star WarsCelebration where you can make day-of reservations if there are remaining reservations available. You MUST have an activated badge in order to make any panel reservations. A stand-by line at the queue of each stage is also available.


When should I arrive at the Galaxy or Twin Suns stages to enter with my panel reservation?


We recommend arriving at least 35 minutes early and we ask that all fans with advance panel reservations be scanned into the room at least 15 minutes prior to the advertised panel start time or risk forfeiting their panel reservation.   


If I purchased a badge from someone else or through Lyte can I still make a panel reservation?


Yes. Fans that are not the original purchaser of the badge just need to activate their badge with their personal e-mail or order confirmation number re-issued by Showclix and you will be able to participate. Once they have an activated badge they will be able to make panel reservations for select panels through the Star Wars Celebration Chicago Mobile App beginning on April 11th. Unfortunately, tickets purchased outside of Lyte may not be eligible to participate in panel reservations or panel lotteries.


Are seats in the theaters, stages and panel rooms open to anyone or are there assigned seats or seating sections?

LIGHTSPEED Virtual Panel Reservations provide peace of mind and eliminate the need for fans to camp out overnight. Fans who win a panel lottery for admission to the first panels each morning on the Celebration Stage will be assigned a seating section in advance of the show so there is no need to queue up early. Fans are asked to only sit in their assigned section and to use all of the seats in that section. For the safety and comfort of all fans, overnight queuing is not permitted at Star Wars Celebration Chicago or the Celebration Stage at the Wintrust Arena.
For fans who make panel reservations or win an advance panel lottery for panels at the Galaxy and Twin Suns stages there are no reserved seating sections. Seats are available on a first come, first served basis including the first panels of the day that are streamed from the Celebration stage at the Wintrust Arena.


If I want to go to a panel with my friends and family how do we get panel reservations for seats next to each other?

There is no general admission assigned or reserved seating at the Galaxy or Twin Suns Stages. A panel reservation is valid for entry, but doesn’t guarantee that you will be able to sit together. We recommend getting to the panel 35 minutes in advance, and to keep your party together in order to help ensure you can sit together. Saving of seats is strictly forbidden.


If I pick up my badge at the Fan Services area at Star Wars Celebration how can I make a panel reservation?

After a fan picks up their badge in Fan Services, they must simply activate their badge and they will be able to access the LIGHTSPEED Virtual Panel Reservation system. Once they have an activated badge you will be able to make panel reservations through the Star Wars Celebration Chicago Mobile App. Fans are also able to use the onsite kiosks the day of the show for any remaining reservations that are available on the Galaxy and Twin Suns Stages until 15 minutes prior to the panel start time. All panels taking place on the Podcast Stage, University Stage, Collectors Stage, Fan Stage and The Star Wars Show Live! Stage are open to all fans and do not require a lottery win or advance panel reservations.


If I pick up my badge at the Fan Services area at Star Wars Celebration how can I enter an advance panel lottery?

All advance panel lotteries will have already taken place by the time you are able to pick up your badges onsite at Star Wars Celebration Chicago. All advance panel lotteries will close on Thursday April 4th. However you do not need to have your badge to enter into the lottery, instead you can use your order confirmation number or the email address used on your original order to enter into the lottery.


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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019
« Reply #132 on: March 24, 2019, 10:29:33 AM »
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"LIGHTSPEED Lane reservations are first come first served and will open on April 11th at 10am CST."

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What is the LIGHTSPEED Lane?

The LIGHTSPEED LANE is a special entrance to the Celebration Store and other select show features at Star Wars Celebration that provides expedited entry into the ultimate shopping experience in the galaxy while reducing wait time. Simply show up to the LIGHTSPEED Lane at your assigned time and enjoy a dedicated queue into the Celebration Store where you can purchase some of the hottest exclusives in the Star Wars Universe.


How do I reserve a time to use the LIGHTSPEED Lane?

Fans can use the Star WarsCelebration mobile app to reserve a window of time that they will be allowed to use the LIGHTSPEED Lane entrance to the store and other select show features. You MUST have an activated badge in order to reserve a time slot for the LIGHTSPEED Lane. LIGHTSPEED Lane reservations are first come first served and will open on April 11th at 10am CST.



How do I show proof of my LIGHTSPEED Lane reservation?

For your convenience you can simply use the QR code on your badge, your e-mail confirmation or on the Star Wars Celebration mobile app to be scanned by Celebration Crew or Exhibitor Staff when entering their booth as proof of your lottery entitlement. LIGHTSPEED Lane reservations, 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 upon entry to the LIGHTSPEED Lane it is invalidated for entry again.
In order to use the LIGHTSPEED Lane Virtual Queuing and make LIGHTSPEED Virtual Panel Reservations you must have a valid badge for Star Wars Celebration Chicago and you must activate your badge at You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login. An activated badge is required to claim your panel reservation.
After you have activated your badge you will need to download the Star Wars Celebration Mobile App (coming soon!). You can download it at You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login when it becomes available.

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« Reply #133 on: March 26, 2019, 01:33:26 PM »
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« Reply #134 on: March 26, 2019, 03:42:55 PM »
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toysnetflix We're VERY excited to announce we've been invited to Star Wars Celebration 2019 and thought we'd give you all a sneak peek of our official button! If you're gonna be there, don't forget to check out The Toys That Made Us panel on Sat, Apr 13, from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM!! A dream come true for all of us here!!

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