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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On Saturday, August 16th members of the 501st Legion – New England Garrison and Wampa Clan of the Mandalorian Mercs paid a visit to Hadlock Field, home of the Portland Sea Dogs! There were two Stormtroopers, three bounty hunters, and an R2-D2 patrolling the concourse before and during the game to greet fans and pose for pictures. The game started off with the ceremonial 1st pitch by one of the Empire’s best pitcher/Stormtroopers, and it was a perfect strike too! Now only if they could aim their blasters with such precision.

On Thursday, July 17th members of the Rebel Legion – Alderaan Base, 501st Legion – New England Garrison, and Wampa Clan of the Mandalorian Mercs joined forces to visit a summer camp hosting one of their regular “Galaxy Day” activities. This band of pilots, troopers, and bounty hunters helped kids ranging from 3-12 years old with their projects and were even treated to a special viewing of their version of Star Wars! To learn more about Camp Ketcha please visit their website. http://campketcha.org/