Well, another successful Captains Comic and Toy Expo has come and gone. This was the fourth year in a row that the Carolina Garrison has participated at this great 2-day Expo filled with comics, toys, art, costuming, special guests, and more. This was a very fun weekend but was definitely tiring. Seeing the smiles on the attendees faces was all worth it though.
Having members come together from out of town, as well as local members, was a great time. I’d like to give a BIG thank you to Anthony Conte and Jordan Leitner for coming in from Asheville, NC on Saturday (Feb. 20) as well as Michael Buepre for driving in from Myrtle Beach, SC on (Feb. 21). It was great spending time with all of you.
On Saturday afternoon, Anthony Conte and Jason Boyd hosted an hour long 501st Legion panel with a Q&A session to a small room of about 25-30 guests. We even had (2) in the crowd who were currently researching and/or beginning to build gear to join the ranks.
During the Captains Comic and Toy Expo, multiple vendors, the Carolina Garrison and of course, Captains Comics and Toys raised money for the local Lowcountry Orphan Relief. This trooping event involved Direct and Indirect Funds during the weekend. I can report that the Carolina Garrison helped to raise $97.00 of the overall $1600 total raised during the 2-day Expo.
Garrison Troopers in Attendance (Saturday, Feb. 20)
1. Rusty Myers (TK)
2. Chris Gould (TB)
3. Stuart Eaker (IG)
4. Taylor Seay (TB)
5. JP Morgan (TI-r)
6. Anthony Conte (TI)
7. Jordan Leitner (TI)
8. Brad Lee (TI)
9. Jason Boyd (TD)
Rebel Legion / R2 Builders Club Crossover Attendees (Saturday, Feb. 20)
1. Caroline Boyd (Endor Leia – Rebel Legion / Blue Ridge Base)
2. Ellen Myers (Endor Rebel – Rebel Legion / Blue Ridge Base)
3. Jeffrey Lewis (Han Solo – Rebel Legion / Blue Ridge Base)
4. Edward Reed & R2D2 (Honorary Friend of the Garrison)
Garrison Troopers in Attendance (Sunday, Feb. 21)
1. Jason Boyd (DZ)
2. Michael Buepre (TS)
3. Chris Gould (TB)
4. Taylor Seay (TB)
5. Caroline Boyd (ID)
6. Ronnie Boyd (TI)
7. JP Morgan (TI-r)
Rebel Legion / R2 Builders Club Crossover Attendees (Sunday, Feb. 21)
1. Brad Butler (X-Wing Pilot – Rebel Legion / Blue Ridge Base)
2. Edward Reed & R2D2 (Honorary Friend of the Garrison)
I would also like to give a BIG thank you to our weekend handler / table attendant (and setup / breakdown helper):
1. Marty Harkin