The Star Wars Celebration laid bare a franchise in transition
By Andrea Thompson
Last month's 2019 Star Wars Celebration at McCormick Place was an interesting introduction to major nerd conventions. I'd gone to small comics events here and there, but despite my status as a lifelong nerd and Star Wars fan, I'd repeatedly missed out on major events, even the ones close to home such as C2E2 and Wizard World. And while all such gatherings live or die by fan devotion, the Star Wars event was, in the words of its website, "Lucasfilm's love letter to fans."