Celebration Anaheim: Guests

Chris Wyman

Staff member
Administrator
Joined
Nov 30, 2005
Messages
20,310
Reaction score
320
Location
Clermont, FL USA
We're still about 6 months out, so as of this post, no guests have been announced yet. Who would you like to see in Anaheim this August?
 
Joined
Nov 20, 2006
Messages
10,873
Reaction score
739
Location
Sayreville NJ
I'd love to see Ewan Mcgregor make an appearance this year (he's coming to Boston MA this year) especially with the buzz of the Obi Wan Series in the works. I'd also love to see the cast from The Rise of Skywalker (Daisy, Oscar, John and Kelly Marie) also with Clone Wars coming back next week might be nice to see the cast of the show as well as some favorites from the OT make an appearance.
 
Joined
Aug 27, 2004
Messages
4,005
Reaction score
9
I think there is a big difference between who we would like to see "on stage" and who we would like to see in the autograph area. As an autograph collector, I would love to see Hayden Christensen return.
 
Joined
Mar 7, 2017
Messages
93
Reaction score
3
Location
US
Hayden+Ewan autographs and photo ops would be a highlight.


I'm sure The Mandalorian will be featured in the autograph hall this year.
 
Joined
Dec 22, 2006
Messages
76
Reaction score
9
Location
Santa Cruz, CA
With Ewan and Hayden doing ACE, I think there's a good chance they'll do celebration. Fingers crossed. I got so many OTC signers, but never mind more I don't have. I especially would love to see signers from Solo, RO and Mandalorian. I see that Giancarlo Esposito is doing a con in Canada that same weekend so I guess he's out.
I was very hesitant on how reedpop and topps would handle things last year in Chicago after hearing that Orlando was horrible with them. But I had a overall good experience last year. Ofcourse, I miss official pix!!! You guys were the best. The system topps had for autograph time slots worked well. Not sure about photo ops cause I didn't get one. The celebration app was pretty much a bust and I didn't care much for the lottery system. But I will say it's nice not to have to line up at 4am for a big panel haha. I'm excited for this year!
 
Joined
Mar 7, 2017
Messages
93
Reaction score
3
Location
US
The autograph hall was much improved in Chicago from what it was in Orlando '17. Credit to both Topps and EpicPhotoOps for making things much smoother.

And yea, Ewan and Hayden attending ACE is a good sign for both of them to be at Celebration. Hopefully, Mark Von Ohlen and Topps can seal the deal!
 
Joined
Jun 2, 2007
Messages
1,749
Reaction score
14
Location
MN
The autograph hall was much improved in Chicago from what it was in Orlando '17. Credit to both Topps and EpicPhotoOps for making things much smoother.
I will agree with that. I ran into an issue with someone double-scheduled, but much better overall.
 
Joined
Jun 3, 2011
Messages
87
Reaction score
0
The Hall ran very smoothly when the signers showed up on time. I know a couple had issues with their planes being delayed but some others were onsite and were 45-60 mins late for signing times which caused their lines to be really long. Otherwise, the lines weren't that bad and I was able to get a lot done and have much more time for the show hall.
 
Joined
Aug 27, 2004
Messages
4,005
Reaction score
9
Now that SDCC has cancelled is Celebration next? If it is cancelled, is there any chance we might find out who would have attended.
 
Joined
Jul 22, 2016
Messages
1,109
Reaction score
4
Now that SDCC has cancelled is Celebration next? If it is cancelled, is there any chance we might find out who would have attended.

We regret to inform you that Star Wars Celebration has been cancelled. We were so excited to announce that George Lucas and Harrison Ford had both agreed to sign for free for the first time at our event. It would have been fun, but we will refund your tickets in 8-10 months. Thank you for buying from ReedPop. MTFBWY
 
Joined
Aug 27, 2004
Messages
4,005
Reaction score
9
sounds about right...you forgot about the part where they tell us Ford and Lucas would greet us from the free, private, catered party at Galaxy's Edge
 
Joined
Aug 9, 2013
Messages
972
Reaction score
321
Location
Washington State
Who do you think will come next year? we all know who we'd like, but try to be "realistic", Has anyone heard any rumors? seen anyone at other cons.-recently, if it was possible? Let's have some hope.
 
Joined
Jun 8, 2012
Messages
2,978
Reaction score
764
Location
Gilbert, AZ
I'm holding out for Grogu.

I wonder if he signs with scribble or an X. I am sure his signing price will be high and limited.
 
Joined
Sep 9, 2012
Messages
342
Reaction score
135
Who do you think will come next year? we all know who we'd like, but try to be "realistic", Has anyone heard any rumors? seen anyone at other cons.-recently, if it was possible? Let's have some hope.
Seems like anyone from The Mandalorian would be a definite considering more and more actors from that show are making their way into Comic Con guest lists lately. I would love to see a ROTJ theme even though it’s a year early for the 40th. Ewoks and Jabba denizens.
 
Joined
Aug 9, 2013
Messages
972
Reaction score
321
Location
Washington State
Yes! I saw there was a huge Mandalorian contingent at Chicago, maybe there will be a bigger one next year, good idea.
 
Joined
Aug 9, 2013
Messages
972
Reaction score
321
Location
Washington State
Also, there could be a group of Grogu's running around too! maybe chasing the Ice Cream Bucket guys all over the floor!
 
Joined
Nov 19, 2011
Messages
21
Reaction score
7
I say Ewan McGregor would be a good choice, since we have the Kenobi series coming out next year and the 20th annivesary of AOTC

Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
 
Joined
Aug 9, 2013
Messages
972
Reaction score
321
Location
Washington State
Things won't be too fun unless those virus mandates are eliminated, maybe a lot of celebrities may not come due to the hype.
 
Joined
Nov 19, 2011
Messages
21
Reaction score
7
Things won't be too fun unless those virus mandates are eliminated, maybe a lot of celebrities may not come due to the hype.
Which unfortunately for the time being if these Conventions want to still take place, they have to show they are serious and have mandates...

Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
 
Joined
Jun 5, 2005
Messages
8,705
Reaction score
1,186
Which unfortunately for the time being if these Conventions want to still take place, they have to show they are serious and have mandates...

Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk

From the Conventions I've been to here in Florida and I've seen on social media in TN, TX, GA, etc Celebrities are still going and so are fans.
 
Joined
Dec 22, 2006
Messages
76
Reaction score
9
Location
Santa Cruz, CA
Super good sign that it’s almost the middle of March and we still have no guests announced. They just announced you have to be vaccinated if you’re over 5 to be able to get in. Luckily you don’t have to be boosted(well I’m happy about that). So I’m sure that will effect which guests come to a degree. I went to LA comic con back in December and it was great meeting Giancarlo Esposito and Ming Na Wen, neither was wearing a mask too. They did have a plexiglass divider but Esposito didn’t care and shook hands etc. I also just met Emily Swallow yesterday here in Santa Cruz at a little con. No mask, no plexiglass and she was super nice.
Signings and photo ops are gonna be lame with them forcing guests to wear masks, just saying. I think it should be the guests choice, and I hope they communicate that to attendees in advance if it will be enforced. I’m guessing Gina Carano ain’t coming haha 😂.
Well I’m excited as I always am for a celebration. But my expectations are tempered cause I can see this event having a lot of let downs in regards to programming, guests and both attendees and staff being difficult with Covid rules. Just bring Ewan McGregor and Donald Glover with some rad panels, and a lot of Mando signers and I’ll be happy haha
 
Joined
Aug 27, 2004
Messages
4,005
Reaction score
9
Ticket resale is on Tuesday. It seems like a few guest announcements on Monday might entice fans that might be on the fence about going. I am shocked we haunt heard a single name announced.
 
Joined
Sep 1, 2006
Messages
2,980
Reaction score
32
Location
California
Ticket resale is on Tuesday. It seems like a few guest announcements on Monday might entice fans that might be on the fence about going. I am shocked we haunt heard a single name announced.
I doubt guests will want to deal with the mandates. I would expect very few. I certainly wouldn't be buying tickets hoping for big names.
 
Joined
Jun 5, 2005
Messages
8,705
Reaction score
1,186
I mean a lot of the current Star Wars circuit haven’t stopped doing conventions…
 
Joined
Mar 23, 2016
Messages
351
Reaction score
121
I threw my name into the media pass scrum. More than likely I won't get it, but with no announced guests I am wondering if major media will be there. The fan expo in Philly has Ming-Na, Ashley Eckstein and Carl Weathers. It's got more Star Wars folk than Celebration at this point.
 
Joined
Jun 5, 2005
Messages
8,705
Reaction score
1,186
Hopefully we’ll get some BOBF and Mando guest love!

Great news with official pix running the show!
 
Joined
Jun 5, 2005
Messages
8,705
Reaction score
1,186
Hopefully the guest list will expand and get a little more relevant to where Star Wars is today.
 
Joined
Dec 22, 2006
Messages
76
Reaction score
9
Location
Santa Cruz, CA
Super excited for OP to be back handling autographs! I will say one positive thing about Topps at celebration Chicago in 2019, their time slot system for autos worked pretty well. Never had to wait that long for a signer. At least compared to before when it was first come first served and you could wait for hours. So I hope OP has a decent system to keep lines down for autos. As for guests, nice to see the first 3 but I’m not personally excited since I’ve seen them at so many celebrations. I’d love for there to be a lot of Mandalorian actors…and I can dream…Donald Glover too!
 
Joined
Jun 8, 2012
Messages
2,978
Reaction score
764
Location
Gilbert, AZ
The launch page for purchasing photo ops/autographs for "fans attending" is now visible.

Edit: Purchasing is active by Day only. FAQ states times/groups will be assigned to early orders when they get a schedule for the guests.

The page shows some new guests too.

Carl Weathers: Fri-Sat
Katee Sackoff: Thurs-Fri
Emily Swallow: Thurs-Fri
Amy Allen: Thurs-Sun
Dee Bradley Baker: Fri-Sun
Dickey Beer: Thurs-Sun

Here's the link for attendees:


Also, the link for fans not-attending is active for purchasing via Official Pix.

Here's that link:

 
Last edited:
Top