Oct 2013

501st Legion Anti-Bullying Poster Contest
by Fleetfang on Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:44 am
October is Bullying Prevention Month, and the 501st Legion is kicking off a new anti-bullying initiative with a contest on the Legion's Facebook page! We are challenging all of our members and fans to create and share anti-bullying posters with a Star Wars theme.
You can use whatever medium helps you to create the poster you've envisioned (pencils, inks, paints, photos, etc), and make whatever statement speaks most strongly to you - simple messages, detailed calls to action, words of support, pithy slogans, memes... Every idea helps spread awareness and a message that the 501st Legion does not tolerate oppression!
And at the end of the month, the person who has created the best poster will win a 501st Legion logo flag!

To enter, just post your image on the 501st Legion's Facebook wall at www.facebook.com/The501stLegion

The deadline for entry is October 31st, so get started! Let's see what you've got, troopers!

Members: Complete Your Legion Census!
by Fleetfang on Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:12 pm
Attention 501st Legion Members!
Census time is upon us!
There will surely be a great surge of interest in Star Wars generated over the next few years as the movie franchise is relaunched by Disney. Appearance requests will skyrocket, and it will undoubtedly be 501st troopers who continue to be front and center at any Star Wars event!

Legion membership grants us a number of privileges that are not afforded to many other costuming clubs worldwide, and membership in the Legion is not difficult to maintain – just one troop a year. Lord Vader demands rosters that are accurate and up-to-date, and profile pictures that are in place and accurate, so it is your responsibility as a member to ensure that you fill out their out your census accurately and also provide accurate photos for your Legion profile page.
Fill out your Legion Census HERE, and we'll see you out in the trenches, troopers!

In Memoriam: Brian Wolfe SL-6913
by Fleetfang on Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:30 pm
Brian Wolfe (SL-6913) of The Florida Garrison passed away on October 15, 2013. Brian and his twin brother Nick are renowned worldwide for their extraordinary work in special effects make-up and body painting under the name Evil Twin FX. Many have benefited and will continue to draw inspiration from their dedication to the craft. It is with great pride that we now enter Brian's name into the 501st’s Hall of Eternal Legionnaires.
You can read more about Brian at Brian Wolfe's Fight for Life.
And if you knew him, please join the Wolfe Pack group on Facebook and share your memories.

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