THE REPUBLIK, DURHAM, N.C.

The Republik’s dowtown Durham, N.C., offices were recently transformed into an art gallery for an exhibit by Tommy Lee Edwards, an illustrator with Lucasfilm. Edwards arrived at the opening escorted by professional Star Wars re-enactors and fans, the North Carolina 501st. Members of the 501st stand guard here behind Steve Seigel, marketing director at Arsenal Digital in Raleigh, N.C., and his wife, Angela.