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Eastern Exotics is a Non-Profit organization started in North Carolina. Their mission is committed to saving species worldwide by bringing together expertise in conservation science along with animal care, your dedication, and our inspiring passion for Wildlife and nature. Our Wildlife Conservancy efforts along with educational training in Film, media, conventions, communities and schools shall empower people from around the world to help us save species from extinction in a variety of different ways and to protect and ensure the humane treatment of all animals.

They will have some of their wildlife friends at the show so you can get a close up look, or if you're brave, a feel.



The Carolina Garrison is the North Carolina/South Carolina chapter of the 501st Legion. Formed by South Carolina residents, Albin Johnson and Tom Crews in August 1997, the 501st Legion has grown to become an all-volunteer / fan-based, international Star Wars costuming organization with more than 9,500 active members representing 6 continents and more than 47 nations. The 501st Legion also contains over 15,500 approved costumes worldwide through its members. Well known for its charity work, the 501st Legion has become the preferred costuming group for Lucasfilm Ltd. / Disney when it comes to high profile Star Wars events.