On August 15th, the 501st Legion’s New England Garrison, along with the Mando Mercs’ Wampa Clan and Paul B from the R2 Builder’s Club, attended Star Wars Night at Hadlock Field in Portland, Maine, and the Portland Sea Dogs (Double A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox) took on the Akron Rubber Ducks. It was a fun, but long night! – We started the troop by hanging outside as people game into the game. There was a band playing, and the drummer was in a rented Chewbacca costume. But, that didn’t last long, as there was a thunderstorm on the…
 
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Weird Al’s Mandatory Fun tour keeps rolling across New England!  And on Sunday, July 26th, Al and his band played the Maine State Pier, on the water in downtown Portland, Maine.  And of course, once again, the New England Garrison was there, on stage, to add a touch of Star Wars magic to the show! It was another great experience for the NEG.  At this point, we have the routine down!  We had Vader, 4 Stormies, a Scout and a Snowtrooper.  Plus, one pint sized Jawa!  We arrived early to find our “dressing room”, which was a converted shipping container….
 
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May 2nd was the annual Free Comic Book Day. The New England Garrison made appearances at locations all over the region! Double Midnight Comics in Manchester, NH – This is certainly the largest Free Comic Book Day event we participated in! We had one trooper who even appeared in three different costumes in the course of the day. And, another one of our troopers won the costume contest!  It was a great event for costumers of all types, not just the NEG. Rah-CoCo’s Collectables in Providence, RI – A small event, but it allowed one of our new recruits to…
 
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The 501st Legion’s New England Garrison, along with the Mando Merc’s Wampa Clan, were invited to attend the Bangor Comic & Toy Con in Bangor, Maine, the weekend of April 25th & 26th. This was the first year for the BC&TC, and the con was a great success!  It was a perfect mix of sellers, artists, celebrities, entertainers, cosplayers, and others! The New England Garrison was a big hit at the con!  People where lining up to have their photos taken with Darth Vader and his Stormtroopers, or to jump into our life-sized trash compactor.  And people loved when we…
 
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On Saturday, April 11th, 2015, The 501st’s New England Garrison and The Mando Merc’s Wampa Clan was invited to Crossroad Games in Standish, Maine.  This was for Crossroad Games 2nd Annual Table Top Games Marathon.  Gamer’s came to the store to play their favorite games for 24 hours, and to raise money for the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital in Portland, Maine.  Last year, the even raised $1400.  This year, they raised over $5000! The event was not only a success in the amount of money raised for this good cause, it was also a hit with gamers!  In fact, at…
 
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