Yep. You read that right.
Recently the Star Wars Twitter account posted the following:
— Star Wars (@starwars) October 8, 2018
At the page on starwars.com that the twitter post links to, are five tips to getting your panel pitch accepted for Star Wars Celebration 2019, which will be held April 11th to 15th in Chicago, Illinois.
The 4th tip on picking panelists, offers the following advice:
Certainly The High Council offers a diversity of points of view. I humbly encourage Jeff from World Class Bullshitters, Ethan Van Sciver of ComicArtistPro Secrets, and Jeremy from Geeks + Gamers to pitch their own panel, critical of the current direction of the Star Wars franchise, should they choose to accept the mission.
If additional voices are needed, I might suggest adding Hey Viv, Traveler’s Warden, Mark with a Cee, The Amazing Lucas, That Star Wars Girl, Doomcock, Odin’s Movie Blog, Mindless Entertainment, John Talks, IvanFilmFix, or even good ol’ Junkman for some balance. If you can get him to respond, you might even consider Mike Zeroh. Maybe SC Reviews could attend the panel remotely.
But don’t dawdle. The page at starwars.com also offers the following advice:
If you go to StarWarsCelebration.com, you’ll see a countdown clock to the start of Celebration next April. But to get into the programming, you can’t wait that long! The deadline for fan content and panels is October 31, 2018, and you can find out more on the application page. Sure, you could wait until October 31, but would you really want to spend your Halloween scrambling to find panelists for your perfect idea? Better to reach out early to your potential panelists and get them on board as your crew for this job!
And keep in mind:
…you aren’t limited to submitting just one panel pitch. Do you have multiple ideas for what would make something unique and cool for Star Wars fans? Submit each idea separately (after fleshing them out, of course)!