Members of the 501st Legion’s ‘New England Garrison’ and the Rebel Legion’s ‘Alderaan Base’ teamed up once again to attend this annual event. Members were on-hand to pose for pictures with the event attendees, talk about Star Wars, and collect donations for Toys-For-Tots. We were also joined once again by Star Wars author Ryder Windham, who signed autographs of his books and donated the proceeds to our Toys-For-Tots collection. In addition to the troopers at the con, his excellency Jabba the Hutt graced con-goers with his presence.
After adding up the totals collected at Super MegaFest and at Rhode Island Comic Con two weeks earlier the NEG, Alderaan Base and Ryder Windham brought in a grand total of $1695.75 for Toys-For-Tots!!! There were also hundreds of dollars in toys collected at both events, some of which were donated by Ryder himself. These will be dropped off at a collection box and will help the US Marines bring a few smiles to some kids that may not have received a present if it weren’t for such a great program.
To see more photos from this event, go to our photo gallery and check out the album: http://www.501neg.com/photos/thumbnails.php?album=1408