Come meet fellow fans and celebrate fandom in the Community Zone with booths run by local groups!
70th EXPLORERS GARRISON of the 501st LEGION
The 70th Explorers Garrison is a group of community-minded volunteers serving Missouri and Kansas who, through portraying the nefarious characters (or Dark Side characters) of the Star Wars films and other media, participate in, and spearhead public service initiatives, charity events, promotional appearances, and public gatherings to benefit the community.
Follow 70th Explorers Garrison on Facebook.
DANTOOINE BASE of the REBEL LEGION
Dantooine Base serves Missouri and Kansas for the Rebel Legion, an international Star Wars costuming group representing good guy characters from the Star Wars universe. Focused on charity and our love for all things Star Wars.
Follow Dantooine Base on Facebook.
ST. LOUIS WRITERS GUILD
St. Louis Writers Guild is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the mission to further Missouri's literary heritage, connect, support, and promote writers and literary organizations in the community. SLWG still holds on to that core belief that we are an organization of writers sitting back in those living rooms trying to help one another.
ST. LOUIS CHESS CLUB & WORLD CHESS HALL OF FAME
The Saint Louis Chess Campus, home of the World’s Largest Chess piece, will be providing a variety of chess-themed games and activities for Fan Expo participants. In addition to playing on the life-size chess set, there will be several comic/pop-culture themed chess sets for guests to play on from classical to rapid and blitz chess. Fans will have the opportunity to solve chess puzzles, learn basic to intermediate chess skills, play against a chess instructor or possibly even a Grandmaster! The World Chess Hall of Fame will also be providing chess-themed crafts and activities for kids and their families. There will also be a variety of chess and comic themed prizes and giveaways available for Fan Expo participants. To learn more about the Saint Louis Chess Club, visit www.saintlouischessclub.org or engage with @STLChessClub on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Twitch.tv. To learn more about the World Chess Hall of Fame, visit www.worldchesshof.org or engage with the @WorldChessHOF on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
WULFGAR WEAPONS & PROPS
Wulfgar Weapons & Props is a crew of avid prop builders and fabricators who love to create all things prop-related. Whether getting creative in the workshop or showing off custom costumes at events, the Wulfgar Weapons & Props crew is always having fun and loving what we do! Our specialists learned their costume-making and prop-making skills purely from the love of the (cosplaying) game.
Visit members of the critically acclaimed Victorian Horror Troupe PHANTASMAGORIA – called “One of the most unique theater troupes in the country” by Good Day Atlanta – for a little taste and treat of their “Whimsically Macabre” performance style. Mini “Booth” performances during each day of Fan Expo St. Louis, including Phantastical Dancing, Haunted Poetry and tales of terror from the likes of Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, M.R. James and MUCH more. See you there. . .If you dare!
www.PhantasmagoriaOrlando.com | www.facebook.com/PhantasmagoriaOrlando | Twitter and Instagram: @PhantasOrlando
ST. LOUIS R2 BUILDERS GROUP
The R2 Builders Club was started by Dave Everett in 1999 as a Yahoo Group to share information for “those interested in building a replica R2.” Today the club has grown to thousands of members around the world, with a Builders Council to moderate the forums and oversee the club’s official R2 specifications and part suppliers. Anyone is welcome to join, it’s free, and it should be the first step on your journey to building your very own droid.