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Hayden Christensen Joins FAN EXPO Chicago

“Star Wars” Universe Star Joins Mark Hamill for First-Ever Team Up Fan Photo Session at Chicago’s Original Comic Con August 16 - 18, 2024


Chicago, Illinois (June 6, 2024) – Chicago’s original comic con, FAN EXPO Chicago, today announced that Hayden Christensen, Anakin Skywalker in the STAR WARS universe, will join this year’s show running August 16 - 18, 2024 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. For the first time ever, Christensen will team up with legend Mark Hamill for duo photo opportunities - an unforgettable experience that fans can only get at FAN EXPO Chicago. Tickets and weekend passes are on sale now at www.fanexpochicago.com; photo and autograph opportunities will go on sale June 10, 2024 at 10 a.m. 


“As the second longest-running comic convention in the country, it is only fitting that this once-in-a-lifetime team up between STAR WARS legends Hayden Christensen and Mark Hamill would happen at FAN EXPO Chicago,” said FAN EXPO Vice President Andrew Moyes. “With our lineup of celebrities, voice actors, and artists, fans will have the time of their lives at this year’s show.”


In addition to his work on the STAR WARS prequel film series and Disney+ streaming shows AHSOKA and OBI-WAN KENOBI, Christensen is known for his roles in films including SHATTERED GLASSLIFE AS A HOUSEAWAKE, and THE LAST MAN

Christensen joins previously announced STAR WARS universe guests including Hamill, Alan Tudyk (ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY); Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca in STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENSSTAR WARS: THE LAST JEDISTAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER); Gina Carano (THE MANDALORIAN); and Diana Lee Inosanto and Eman Esfandi (AHSOKA). 


The addition of Hayden Christensen builds on an impressive roster of celebrity guests at FAN EXPO Chicago 2024, including Captain James T. Kirk himself, William Shatner; Oscar winners Marisa Tomei and Richard DreyfussTERMINATOR series stars Linda HamiltonRobert PatrickEdward FurlongLance Henriksen, and Michael BiehnFIREFLY star Morena BaccarinDAREDEVIL stars Charlie Cox and Vincent D’OnofrioSCREAM franchise stars Skeet Ulrich, Matthew LillardJamie Kennedy, Lee Waddell, and Laurie MetcalfTHEGUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY’s Sean GunnMYTHBUSTERS host Adam Savage; and more.


FAN EXPO Chicago, the longest-running pop culture convention in Chicago, runs August 16 - 18, 2024 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. Show hours are Friday 4 - 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tickets start at $38 during the advanced pricing window until August 1, 2024, and begin at $48 from August 2 through the end of the show; VIP, Ultimate, 3-day, and Family packages also available at www.fanexpochicago.com. More information and updates can be found at fanexpochicago.com


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For images, visit the Fan Expo Chicago Media Center 


ABOUT FAN EXPO HQ 

FAN EXPO HQ is the largest comic con producer in the world. Collectively it hosts nearly one million fans annually at FAN EXPO Chicago, FAN EXPO Canada™, MEGACON Orlando, FAN EXPO Dallas™, FAN EXPO Boston™, FAN EXPO Denver, FAN EXPO San Francisco, FAN EXPO New Orleans, FAN EXPO Portland, FAN EXPO Cleveland, FAN EXPO Philadelphia, Calgary Comics & Entertainment Expo, FAN EXPO Vancouver™, Toronto Comicon, Dallas FAN FESTIVAL and Edmonton Comics & Entertainment Expo. The latest 2024 schedule of events is available here, along with up-to-date ticket information. Discover. Celebrate. Belong.

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