The Bounty Hunt

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Ever wanted to be a bounty hunter? Think you’re as good as Boba Fett, Bossk or Cad Bane? The Bounty Hunters Guild is looking for the smartest and quickest trackers at Star Wars Celebration VI to compete in one of the Bounty Hunt challenges. Three different Bounty Hunt competitions were offered at Celebration VI: Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. Teams of two to four raced to rack up bounties in each two hour event by solving clues and searching the Celebration VI grounds for their quarry. Back for the third time at Celebration, the Bounty Hunt put competitors' Star Wars skills to the test!

Were you and your friends counted among the galaxy’s most notorious bounty hunters?

The Bounty Hunt was open to all Celebration VI participants, but spots were limited to 100 teams per race. Bounty hunter teams had at least two members, and no more than four members. There were three different Bounty Hunt challenges:

The Bounty Hunt - Overview

At the start of the race, each team will receive a race scorecard and an initial set of clues. Solving a clue will guide the team to their destination, where they will get a stamp on their scorecard from their target. Solving clues and earning the stamp might involve some Star Wars trivia, cracking a Republic code, solving a Sith puzzle, or even being able show your skill lobbing thermal detonators or in a quick draw sketch-off. Targets might have different amounts of credits on their head based on difficulty. After finishing their first set of clues and bringing their completed scorecard back to the Bounty Hunters Guild headquarters, teams will earn credits for their successful bounties and receive a final set of clues, leading them to new and more challenging targets. After solving this second set of clues and traveling the galaxy, teams will be competing to be first across the finish line at the Guild headquarters, with a full set of scorecard stamps to confirm that they found their most elusive prey.

While the first round of clues might be considered easy and fun for the casual fan or the family playing as a team of bounty hunters, the later clues will increase in difficulty level but also will be worth more credits. The winners will be determined by who has successfully returned in two hours with the most bounty credits earned, and in the shortest amount of time.


Before the race, each team will receive their bounty hunt scorecard. Upon the start of the race, each team will receive a packet of clues. When a clue is properly solved, it will direct the team to a location on the convention grounds where the team will be given a stamp in their scorecard from their bounty target. The entire team must be present to receive the stamp. After finishing their first set of clues, the team must return to the Bounty Hunter Guild headquarters to earn their credits for the successful bounties hunted and then pick up their next set of clues. These clues will lead the team to new target locations, where their scorecard will be stamped again for these new targets. After all targets have been found, or as the two hour time limit draws near, teams will return to the finish line at the Bounty Hunter Guild headquarters to confirm their final score.

Teams are free to use any resources at their disposal in solving the clues, including cell phones, reference books, holocrons, Internet-capable devices, the will of the Force, etc. Traveling in the race may only be done on foot – no podracers, bicycles, tauntauns, skates, carts or other forms of personal transportation are allowed (except for strollers for young children and wheelchairs for those requiring mobility assistance). Teams may consult with outside individuals or other teams, but no harassing other teams, race staff or non-participants through physical, verbal or Force-powered means - no disintegrations!

When a team reaches the finish line, their team name, final amount of credits earned, and finishing time shall be recorded. In each competition, the team with the most credits earned and the fastest time shall be crowned the Bounty Hunt champions of the day. Prizes will be awarded to the top five teams in each event.

Good luck and good hunting!

Thanks to everyone who helped make the Bounty Hunt a success!

Big thanks to our sponsors, who are listed in the column at the left, and also to our event staff:
  • Tyler J., our assistant race director
  • Our core team of race checkpoint staff in each race:
    • Doug K.
    • Andrea M.
    • Carrie F.
    • Pedro J. and his son Sergio
    • Heather L.
    • Chris Z.
    • Andrea Z.
    • Andrew B.
    • Tuwanda C.
  • And our volunteer crew from the Celebration VI crew:
    • Amy
    • Michael
    • David
    • Kevin
    • Scott
    • Jennifer
    • Chris
    • Scott
    • Mary Kate