Special Guests

501st Legion & Rebel Legion

International fan-based Star Wars™ organizations dedicated to the construction and wearing of screen-accurate costumes. 

Event Hours:  11 AM - 4 PM                                     No Admission Charge

John Jackson Miller is the author of 2014's Star Wars: A New Dawn, the first work created in conjunction with the new Lucasfilm Story Group, the New York Times bestseller Star Wars: KenobiStar Wars: Knight Errant, and Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith.

Keith Ryan Kappel is a freelance writer for Fantasy Flight Games on their Star Wars: Edge of the Empire and Star Wars: Age of Rebellion lines.



Star Wars™ Costume Clubs


Steve Palenica Fantasy Artist and designer of our Youth Badges and has previously donated original themed art pieces for prize winners.  

Dave Dorman Eisner and Inkpot Award-winning artist Dave Dorman has been creating Star Wars™ art for 30 years.

Mike Babinski DC and Marvel comic book artist and Star Wars™ sketch card (or trading card) artist.

James Tampa has worked for Marvel, DC, Topps, and Dark Horse comics as a digital colorist.

Jamie Snell is a freelance illustrator who has worked on various sketch card sets from Topps, Brygent, UpperDeck and Rittenhouse. He is a licensed LucasFilm, Ltd. artist.



Graham Crackers Comics One of Illinois’ largest comic book stores will be bringing out their Star Wars™ inventory.


Gallery 1700 This store sells antiques,   arts, and crafts. They will be bringing a     large inventory of Star Wars™ toys. 

R2-D2 Builders Club International commnity of replica robot builder.


Twin Suns Outpost is a premier marketplace for rare or one-of-a-kind Star Wars™ custom-made art pieces and merchandise.


Chic, Greek and Antique sells antiques, shabby chic and anything geek!


Regis Glass Art is a flameworking glass studio that creates unique pieces to complement a range of tastes.


Shoot First Cosplay Weapons Hand made, super cool, cosplay weapons, mostly lightsabers and blasters. 




The Man Who Shot Luke Skywalker is Kim David McNeill Simmons. He, along with mentor Roy Frankenfield, are the first Star Wars™ photographers.

Cris Macht, Star Wars Documentarian, will be exhibiting and selling off some of his personal collection.

Joliet Slammers Member of the Frontier Baseball League.

John Hartley & Nick Klein Long time swordsmen who are also Jedi costumers and will demonstrate true lightsaber swordplay. 

Mr. Freeze, a scientist from Fermi labs, presents a memorable show on cryogenic freezing. Find out if Han Solo could really survive the freezing process!

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The Joliet Public Library has a free parking lot located at the corners of Clinton and Chicago Street. Free parking is also available on weekends at decks located at Cass and Scott Streets and on Ottawa Street between Clinton and Jefferson Streets. Street parking is free after 12:00 pm. 

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