Saturday, May 3rd was the annual Free Comic Book Day, which is a nationwide event geared towards getting more people out to their local comic book stores. Lots of different comics, some of which are special prints made just for this occasion, were given out free of charge to anyone that stopped by. Our troopers participated in many events all over New England. We attended FCBD events at Casablanca Comics in Portland, ME – Jetpack Comics in Rochester, NH – Double Midnight Comics in Manchester, NH – Earth Prime Comics in Burlington, VT – Rubber Chicken Comics in Bellingham,…
 
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  On Sunday, March 23rd members of the 501st New England Garrison and Rebel Legion Alderaan Base visited the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, NH to help the Monarchs celebrate the birthday of their mascot Max the Lion! Troopers patrolled the concourse before the game to pose for photos with the fans and also took part in some on-ice activities. We also helped to present Max with his R2-D2 birthday cake! It was a great time for everyone in attendance and we hope to see Max again for his next birthday party!

On Saturday, October 5th members of the 501st New England Garrison and the Rebel Legion’s Alderaan Base participated in the nation-wide event called Star Wars Reads Day, which is geared towards getting more children interested in reading. Troopers from both groups fanned out across the region to make appearances in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. At the Rhode Island event, which was held at the Barnes & Noble in Warwick, Star Wars author and Rebel Legion member Ryder Windham was present to not only talk about Star Wars with attendees but to also support the Rhode Island Blood…
 
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Over the weekend of September 28th and 29th, 2013 members of the 501st New England Garrison and the Rebel Legion’s Alderaan Base attended Granite State Comic Con at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH. Comic book fans and sci-fi enthusiasts were able to meet characters like Boba Fett, Jedi Masters, and one very imposing Jabba the Hutt.  A big thanks goes out to the folks at Double Midnight Comics for putting this show together and for inviting us once again!

On Sunday, March 10th, members of the 501st Legion – New England Garrison and the Rebel Legion – Alderaan Base made a special appearance at the Verizon Wireless Arena to celebrate Max the mascot’s 12th birthday! Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Stormtroopers and X-Wing pilots were on-hand to pose for pictures with fans and have fun with the Monarchs playing games in between periods. This was a great night for everyone and Max certainly had a great time on this special day! To see more photos from this event, check out our photo gallery here. http://www.501neg.com/photos/thumbnails.php?album=1426