Mark Hamil to appear at FanExpo Chicago

As a lifelong Star Wars fan I am very excited about this. I can not wait to attend his panel and see what tidbits he drops about all the projects he has worked on.

Read about his appearance below.

Chicago’s original comic con, FAN EXPO Chicago, marked Star Wars Day with the exciting announcement that Mark Hamill, who portrayed Luke Skywalker in the STAR WARS universe, is set to appear at this year’s show, running August 16 – 18, 2024 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. Fans will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get to know this fandom legend during this rare appearance, ask questions, and hear stories at his panel, Mark Hamill Live, and can meet their hero at autograph sessions and photo opportunities throughout the weekend. Photo ops, autographs, and special experiences will go on sale today, Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 10 a.m. CT at

“As Chicago’s original comic and pop culture convention, FAN EXPO Chicago is a natural place for a superstar of Mark Hamill’s stature,” said FAN EXPO Vice President Andrew Moyes. “Mr. Hamill’s appearances are incredibly rare, and we are honored that our Chicago fans will have the opportunity to meet a true legend at this year’s show.”

Mark Hamill’s acting career jumped into hyperdrive with the 1977 release of STAR WARS, playing iconic hero Luke Skywalker in George Lucas’s genre-redefining epic. The film and its two sequels, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK and RETURN OF THE JEDI, became an integral part of American culture for decades. Hamill nurtured a talent for voice acting, starring in animated series including BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES, SUPERMAN, and THE REAL ADVENTURES OF JOHNNY QUEST, before reprising his role as Skywalker in STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS in 2014, followed by STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI in 2017.

Fans will also have the opportunity to meet and get autographs and photographs with additional STAR WARS universe actors, including Diana Lee Inosanto (AHSOKA and THE MANDALORIAN) Chewbacca himself, Joonas Suotamo, and Gina Carano (THE MANDALORIAN) who join previously announced guests Eman Esfandi (AHSOKA) and Alan Tudyk (ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY).

Hamill, Inosanto, and Suotamo join 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 Dreyfuss; TERMINATOR series stars Linda Hamilton, Robert Patrick, Edward Furlong, Lance Henriksen, and Michael Biehn; FIREFLY star Morena Baccarin; DAREDEVIL stars Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio; SCREAM franchise stars Skeet Ulrich, Matthew Lillard, Jamie Kennedy, Lee Waddell, and Laurie Metcalf; THE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY’s Sean Gunn; SAVED BY THE BELL’s Mario Lopez; MYTHBUSTERS host Adam Savage; and more.

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