The good folks at the Franklin Park Zoo invited the 501st’s New England Garrison, along with the Rebel Legion’s Alderaan Base back for another Star Wars Day. Our troopers descended upon the base on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10th. The zoo was very pleased with all our troopers and wranglers, they had a great turnout. As did we! It was really nice to see a big number of troopers again this year. This event is turning into a garrison favorite! Thanks to Tony for being our POC with the zoo, and thank you to our wranglers for keeping us from…
 
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On Star Wars Day, May the 4th, the 501st’s New England Garrison, along with the Rebel Legion’s Alderaan Base, was invited to Star Wars Night at Fenway Park. – This was a troop that is one for the history books! The adjective “EPIC!” is not a strong enough word to describe how great this night was! We arrived a few hours before the Red Sox game that night, so that we were able to suit up and walk onto the field. This was a dream come true for many of the die hard Sox fans in the group!  We lined…
 
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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 Rebel Legion’s Alderaan Base, were invited to attend the SuperMegaFest 2015 Spring Edition, which was held April 17th through April 19th in Marlborough, Massachusetts. The Garrison had attended the SuperMegaFest in years past, it it was great to be back!  We have a long history with SMF, and it was very nice to reconnect with them.  And the Fest organizers were very happy to have us there as well.  SMF was gushing with thanks and bent over backwards to help us. We couldn’t have asked for more. The amount of space…
 
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On Sunday, March 29th, The New England Garrison, along with Alderaan Base, was invited to attend the Worcester Sharks hockey game in Worcester, MA. The day was also the birthday of Finz, the mascot of the Sharks. By all reports, this was a great troop. One trooper even called it “easy”! Plenty for the troopers to do, such as dropping the puck and attending the birthday party for Finz, but there was also plenty of “down time” to mingle with the crowd. Both on the concourse and in the lobby, many photos were taken with the fans! All in all,…
 
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