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A Different Type of Meet and Greet

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My apologies to Ashley Eckstein for this really bad picture from Star Wars Celebration in 2018

Meet and greets at Walt Disney World are part of the fun, and they are perfect for all ages. Some different meet and greets are about to take place at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Instead of meeting characters, you can meet several different creative forces from the Star Wars universe.

The first person who you can meet is Ashley Eckstein. If you aren’t familiar with Ashley, she is incredible. I’m a huge fan of hers, and I truly respect her. Ashley is the voice of Ahsoka Tano in the animated series Clone Wars and Rebels, but she is much more than just a voice actor. Ashley is the founder of Her Universe. She’s the one who allowed girls and women everywhere to show off their love for Star Wars, as well as Marvel and plenty of other franchises. I’ve seen her several times, and she has a bubbly, caring personality, and a smile that is infectious.

Ashley Eckstein will be appearing at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on Saturday, August 17 from 10:00 until noon. You will be required to purchase an Ahsoka Tano or Her Universe item in order to meet her. Wristbands will be given out, and when they are gone the line will be cut off. If you want to meet her arrive as early as possible. Do not underestimate her popularity, those wristbands will be gone faster than FastPass+ for Flight of Passage. Ashley will be greeting inside of Launch Bay Cargo.

The following day, August 18, you will want to return to Launch Bay Cargo, especially if you are an art fan! There will be several artists there, showcasing their Star Wars themed works. The artists scheduled to attend are Craig Fraser, Kevin-John, William Silvers, and Charles Wissig. You can purchase a piece of Star Wars related art and have it signed in front of you. How’s that for a souvenir?

The final special meet and greet will take place on August 28, which is of course the day before Galaxy’s Edge officially opens. There is already a series of books and comics that are based on Black Spire Outpost. You will be able to meet authors and illustrators Ethan Sacks, Will Sliney, Delilah S. Dawson, and Zoraida C√≥rdova. They will also be in Launch Bay Cargo. Their signings will start at noon and run until 2:00.