Aug 2013

Star Wars Celebration is coming to Anaheim, CA!
by Fleetfang on Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:30 am
At the close of Star Wars Celebration Europe II, details for the next great Star Wars convention were announced. Star Wars Celebration Anaheim will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center the weekend of April 16-19, 2015! Tickets and hotel reservations are now live, so act fast and start making plans for the Imperial invasion! You won't want to miss it!

In Memoriam: Bill Warren BH-7718
by Fleetfang on Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:40 pm

On July 26, 2013, Bloodfin Garrison and the ‪‎501st‬ Legion lost member Bill Warren (ASOK) BH-7718. Bill joined Bloodin with his wife Dawn (TI-1544) in the fall of 2003. He was one of the most active members of the garrison, traveling all over Indiana to attend events. He served on command staff as the Forum Admin since 2005 and was also XO of the Bounty Hunter's Guild until he resigned in June. In addition to being a member of the Legion, Bill was an active member of The Dented Helmet (where he also had served as an administer for several years), the RPF, and the R2 Builders. He had even built his own droid, R4-M6. Bill's passion for Star Wars and props was well known. He was always striving to make his costumes better and to help others however he could, often going above and beyond. Bloodfin has now adopted a saying: "Is it Bill enough?" to rate a costume in his honor.

Bill's dedication to the craft of costuming---and more importantly to helping others in the hobby---will not be forgotten. We welcome him to our and thank him for representing the 501st Legion so brightly.

In Memoriam: Steve Young, ID-5979
by Fleetfang on Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:05 pm

Steve Young (ID-5979) of the Southern Dewback Garrison passed away on 31 July, 2013. Steve was known locally for his sense of humour and his passion for costuming and charity work. A long-serving member, he was one of the corner stones of the South Australian convention scene and was respected and loved by others across Australia, making many trips to interstate events. It is with honour that we induct Steve into the . Our thoughts go out to his wife Helena, who is a member of the Rebel Legion, and to all those who knew him.

Here There be Dragon Con!
by Fleetfang on Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:35 am

was the very first true convention for the 501st Legion back in 1997, and the tradition continues this weekend!

We are participating in the "Meet the Fan Groups" and "Costuming Insights" panels as part of the Star Wars track and will, of course, be marching in force in the parade! Click here for all of the details!

Watch SAVING STAR WARS to Help Make-A-Wish!
by Fleetfang on Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:10 am
Every saga has a beginning... not every saga has to end.

The 2004, the independent film Saving Star Wars told the fictional story of two fans who accidentally kidnapped George Lucas to honor the wish of an sick child who wanted to see nine Star Wars movies. Now, with the announcement of the new sequel trilogy in the works, filmmaker Gary L. Wood, Dave Prowse, and the 501st Legion are teaming up to benefit Make-A-Wish America, with $2 from each viewing of Saving Star Wars going to charity for a limited time!

So grab your family and friends this holiday weekend, enjoy the movie that TheForce.Net called "A Must-See!" and help Make-A-Wish continue to make dreams come true! Learn more and watch the film instantly here:

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