Star Wars Celebration
Time Out says
For five days in April, Chicago will become the center of a galaxy far, far away as the Star Wars Celebration takes over McCormick Place. The gigantic convention devoted to the sci-fi franchise takes place in a different city every two years, but the 2019 edition is particularly special as it will likely host the first peek at Episode IX—the final film in Disney's Star Wars trilogy. Confirmed guests include Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian), Ian McDiarmid (Emperor Plapatine) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), though we wouldn't be surprised if current series stars like John Boyega and Daisy Ridley also show up. Plus, attendees can snap pictures with cosplayers, go shopping for Star Wars merch on the show floor and sit down to see panels that explore new Star Wars TV shows, video games, comics and more. The Force had better be with you if you're going to show up for all five days of this mega-convention.