San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) 2019: There may be no 'Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker' at Hall H, but here’s something better for fans
With the D23 biennial expo slated just a few weeks after the San Diego Comic-Con 2019, it looks like 'Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker' will not make it to Hall H this year. Considering the splash that Lucasfilm, a subsidiary of Walt Disney, made in 2015 with surprise concert after 'The Force Awakens' panel, this is a big miss for fans. However, 'Star Wars' will have its presence in the form of the Lucasfilm Pavilion which is back at the convention this year. Earlier in June, the floor map of the Exhibit Hall for SDCC 2019 was released and as seen below, we clearly spot the Star Wars' spot - Booth 2913.
According to Jedi News, there are about 22 exhibitors who would be taking part this year including Del Rey/Penguin Random House (publishers of Star Wars books, novels & audio books), Disney Publishing Worldwide (publishers of Star Wars books aimed at children) and Nixon (officially licensed Star Wars inspired watches). One of the exclusives announced as a part of this is that an exclusive edition of the Star Wars Thrawn: Treason novel will be made available at the show. Fans can select between a hardcover version or an audiobook version and both will cost you $45.00 each. The hardcover version will be available for the general public on July 23.
Then there is 'The Star Wars: The Old Republic Community Cantina'. A fan event organized to coincide with the SDCC. "Fans can meet the developers of the game, make new friends and get some swag (free merchandise)" at the event according to the announcement. The cantina will take place on July 20 at the Westin San Diego Gaslamp, San Diego Ballroom between 7 pm and 10 pm PT. The official announcement reads, "This is your chance to join the Star Wars: The Old Republic community for a Q&A with the development team, complimentary drinks, giveaways and more. Attendees will also receive Cantina exclusive swag! Registration along with a photo ID will be required for attendance. You can register ahead of time by filling out this (form). Space is limited, so try to come early. If you’re in the area and would like to hang out, be sure to stop by and meet everyone!"
Other than this fans can also hope to see "The Mandalorian" and "Star Wars: The Clone Wars season 7" make a presence at SDCC this year.