Forest Whitaker, Katee Sackhoff Headed to Star Wars Celebration

Star Wars Celebration in Chicago isn't slowing down on guest announcements ahead of their April show, adding Forest Whitaker and Katee Sackhoff!

Forest Whitaker as Saw Gerrera

Oscar winning actor Forest Whitaker brought grizzled extremist leader Saw Gerrera to life in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and we're super excited he'll be joining his fellow cosmic conflict alum in Chicago.

Katee Sackhoff
Katee Sackhoff, "Star Trek: Beyond" premiere
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Maybe you're saying to yourself "why the heck is Starbuck from Battlestar Galactica doing at a Star Wars event". If you didn't know, Sackhoff voiced Mandalorian warrior Bo-Katan in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. 

You can read more about the other announcements over on and keep an eye out for other news to come from Star Wars Celebration Chicago.

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Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always).

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence.

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