Acceptance*Awareness*Advocate <3 We cosplay for a cause. Autism is mystery. Our family uses Cosplay as a way to connect with Individuals with Autism. The Autistic Jedi and R4 use the force to help others learn about Autism and communicate.  Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders see the world with different eyes and they communicate differently.  Torrie uses R4 to help break down the barriers between herself and her peers.  Mom is an Autism Speaks Volunteer Advocacy Ambassador. Melissa spends time with Legislators helping to develop and pass laws to better benefit the Autism Community.  Dad uses his knowledge and expertise of the force to fabricate cosplays for individuals.  Chris and Torrie developed a love for Star Wars and together they make the Galaxy more Autistic friendly! 

The Autistic Jedi & R4

Hero Droid BB-8

Raffle for Awareness


We will be taking donations for Autism Speaks in exchange for a chance to win a Spinmaster's Hero Droid BB-8. The Hero Droid BB-8 can be found at The Autistic Jedi & R4 booth. Let's raise some republic credits for this wonderful cause.

 POPS! For Patients is a cause that collects and donates Funko POP! toys to children's hospitals around the country.
Our mission and goal is to bring happiness and joy to the lives of hospitalized kids during their extended stays. 


 Since 1990, Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Chattanooga (RMHC® of Greater Chattanooga) has been helping families stay together and close to the care they need through the Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Room. We provide a place like home and make children happier and healthier by making sure their families are footsteps from their hospital room– giving them a place to rest and refresh. All Pokemon character meet & greet photo op donations go to help support the Ronald McDonald House of Greater Chattanooga.

Ronald McDonald House