Fan Content & Panel Application

Be a Part of the Show at Star Wars Celebration!

Submit your proposal for fan-hosted panels, programming, exhibits and entertainment

Each Star Wars Celebration, fans deliver some of the very best in programming to other fans. Thanks to you and your creative ideas, deep knowledge of Star Wars, and unique talents we are able to curate top panels, entertainment, exhibits, and other authentic programming. What could be better than Celebration presented by Star Wars fans, to Star Wars fans?

We’re looking for programs that are original, exciting and creative. Most importantly, think about the value that your panel will provide to your fellow fans, and what sets your panel apart from others. This application does not guarantee you a panel slot at Star Wars Celebration Chicago, it only registers your request to hold a panel at the show.

Submissions are now open!

Dates to remember:

  • October 31, 2018: Deadline to submit all fan programming proposals
  • Celebration Chicago will respond to all panel requests – whether they are accepted or not – by February 15, 2019.

* Please choose which topic(s) best describe your Panel (choose up to 3):














* Have you presented this panel at Star Wars Celebration before?

* Have you presented this panel at other conventions or conferences before?

* Are you or do you plan on exhibiting at Celebration Chicago?


Your contact information:


Please provide panelist information:


* Star Wars Celebration Chicago provides panelists complimentary admission for up to six approved speakers, including the moderator, depending on panel content. Celebration Chicago does not pay speaking fees nor does it cover travel, lodging or meals.
* Star Wars Celebration Chicago stages are equipped with microphones, projectors and screens, and different playback devices, depending on which stage we choose for your event. All stages have VGA laptop hookups but not laptops. Presenters will need to bring their own laptops. Presenters with Macs: you are responsible for bringing your own VGA adaptor.
Note: Star Wars Celebration Chicago can facilitate ordering extra tech with the convention center, but is not responsible financially or otherwise for any additional needs beyond what has been outlined above.
* I acknowledge that everyone involved in my Star Wars Celebration fan programming is over 18 years of age.
* I understand that this application does not guarantee me a panel slot at Star Wars Celebration Chicago, and instead only registers my request to hold a panel at the event. I also understand that, if accepted, panel times are chosen based on availability. Celebration Chicago reserves the right to adjust the time and/or location of my panel at any time.
* I understand that Star Wars Celebration Chicago is able to schedule panels in hour blocks with little exception. If accepted, you may request more time if needed but please be prepared to tailor your program to 60 minutes. Times will be chosen based on availability and are subject to change.
* I acknowledge that Star Wars Celebration could contact me about the status of my application as late as December 12, 2018.

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