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On May 7th, 2011, members of the New England Garrison of the 501st Legion and Alderaan Base of the Rebel Legion were invited to participate in the kickoff of DK Publishing’s “Star Wars: Attack of the Authors Tour” in two locations in Southern New England. The first event at Buttonwood Books in Cohasset, MA saw a plethora of children attend author Ryder Windham’s book signing event. Many of the children participated in Star Wars costumes and t-shirts, and took photos with the attending 501st and Rebel Legion members.

The second event at Knight Memorial Library in Providence, RI provided author Windham with an opportunity to present a slideshow and speak on the process of putting together a Star Wars book. Showing never-before-seen illustrations and unreleased cover art, Ryder kept the crowd entertained with anecdotes from the production of the Star Wars: Secret Missions – Breakout Squad series. The 501st and Rebel Legions were again in attendance, taking photos with the crowd. A pair of successful events that also took place on Free Comic Book Day, Ryder passed out copies of his self-penned Star Wars release for the occasion.

Thanks to DK Publishing, Knight Memorial Library, Buttonwood Books, and especially Ryder Windham for inviting us to these events!

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