Media Registration - Star Wars Celebration

Media Registration

Media Registration for Star Wars Celebration Chicago will open on November 5, 2018. Please check this page for updates and Sign up for our newsletter and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest news!

Star Wars Celebration media applications will be accepted until March 1st, 2019 unless we reach maximum capacity at an earlier date. We strongly recommend you apply early as once all media badges are allocated, no more will be released. There will be no onsite media registration at Star Wars Celebration.

Due to demand, Lucasfilm is limiting the number of media badges they are allocating for 2019. Because you have been granted a media badge in the past, does not guarantee your approval for one for 2019. Please allow time to receive your confirmation while they evaluate all applications.

Who Qualifies

Star Wars Celebration media registration is open for journalists regularly making editorial contributions. Editorial media includes writers, reporters, reviewers, producers, photographers, videographers, etc. who are attending specifically to write about Star Wars Celebration and/or cover the event for newspapers, magazines, TV, blogs, podcasts, radio, etc.

Media Badge Access

Star Wars Celebration Media badges provide complimentary access to Star Wars Celebration and corresponding venues (that don't include a separate ticket) for all days of the event. Media badges are extended as a courtesy of Star Wars Celebration. Star Wars Celebration is a fans first event which means your media badge allows access to panels as long as space is available.

Your press badge DOES NOT allow:

  • Early or special access into Star Wars Celebration
  • Guaranteed seating at panels and events
  • The ability to cut lines
  • Free access into any events requiring an additional ticket
  • Entry into pre-show lotteries for exhibitor exclusives or private autographing (sorry, but these are reserved for Star Wars Celebration fans who purchased tickets)

Any additional access, under certain situations, must be arranged through the Lucasfilm Media team.

Media Guidelines

Submitting an application does not guarantee approval. All media applications will be reviewed by Lucasfilm and you'll be notified if you have been approved or denied within 21 days of when you submitted your application. If approved, additional information will be provided in your confirmation email and receipt. Every individual applying for a Star Wars Celebration press badge may only apply once.

Multiple Badges

Each media badge is issued individually. If you're applying with a team, each person on your team needs to apply and be approved separately. Lucasfilm reserves the right to approve or deny any application and limit the number of Media Badges provided to each organization. If you're approved and then email us saying you only received one badge and need more for your team, you will be directed to have the rest of your team submit an application and they may or may not be approved for badges. You may also be force choked for not reading these guidelines before applying as directed.

Media badges are non-transferable and non-resellable

Any individuals caught selling their media badge will be disqualified from attending future Star Wars Celebrations. This is non-negotiable.

Decisions are Final

Lucasfilm reserves the right to approve or deny any application. This decision is final and cannot be appealed. Include any and all information in your application that will allow the Lucasfilm Media team to make an informed decision, as you will not be able to submit further information later on if your application is not approved.

Apply for a Media Badge

The Star Wars Celebration Chicago application will be open later this year. We strongly recommend you apply early as once all media badges are allocated, no more will be released. There will be no onsite Media registration at Star Wars Celebration Chicago.

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