The galaxy has converged at McCormick Place in Chicago for Star Wars Celebration, bringing in unprecedented crowds eager to be the first to see this year’s exclusive offerings and content.

The halls were filled with countless surprises, including an in depth look at the upcoming, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, beautiful artwork, as well as more exclusive merchandise than you can shake Rey’s staff at.

Lines were everywhere, creating a frenzy of fans across the entire show floor. From Hasbro to Her Universe, there wasn’t a lull or quiet moment to be found.

The Star Wars Celebration Store contained lines that consumed some convention goers entire day, bringing in droves of Star Wars fans desperately trying to get their hands on the latest exclusive merchandise.

The day was a preview of what’s to come, with no panels, which will commence in day two with the highly anticipated Episode IX trailer and reveal.

One of the most memorable moments leading into the first day was the completion of the Star Wars Celebration mural, encompassing the entire universe in one epic painting. Though there will be a final piece revealed for Episode IX, the mural brings forth some of the franchise’s most memorable heroes, moments, and key elements.

Day 2 brings us big details, with panels coming out in full force. There is plenty of exciting news ahead. Make sure to stay tuned for every bit of Celebration, as we will be there covering each day. Until then, may the Force be with you!

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