During the weekend of November 1st, members of the New England Garrison and Alderaan Base attended the 3rd Annual Rhode Island Comic Con in Providence. While the con had some issues with overcrowding, which lead to some ticket holders from being locked out for a period, the weekend was a big success for the NEG. We raised a grand total of $1414.74 for the Hasbro Children’s Hospital. There was also a Blood Drive at the con, which collected 49 pints of “the good stuff”. The Garrison booth was, as always, very popular with the convention attendies. One couple even…
 
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On Saturday, December 28th we saw two universes collide while working together to help the Rhode Island Blood Center collect donations. Members of the local Star Wars costuming groups worked alongside fans of the Star Trek franchise and held a friendly competition to see who could get more people to donate blood for their team. In addition to the efforts taking place here at the RI Blood Center, an identical blood drive was being held in Colorado by members of the 501st Cloud City Garrison. All of this was made possible by local Star Wars author Ryder Windham, who is…
 
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Over the weekend of November 2nd and 3rd members from the 501st Legion and the Rebel Legion arrived in Providence, RI to attend the mega-convention called Rhode Island Comic Con! This was the biggest gathering of Legion members in the area to date, bringing folks from all over New England, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Florida to the region. We were also joined by Star Wars author Ryder Windham, who met his fans and signed copies of his books. This convention was extra special because it brought two giants together for the first time; Roxy the Rancor and her owner,…
 
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Members of the New England Garrison supported the Rebel Legion’s local unit Alderaan Base at Rhode Island Comic Con. Troopers were on hand to pose for pictures with con-goers and paricipate in a blood drive sponsored by the Rhode Island Blood Center and hosted by Star Wars author Ryder Windham. In addition to his efforts with the blood drive, Mr. Windham was also signing copies of his books and donating all of the proceeds from those sales to Toys-For-Tots. This was our first time at this convention and with the large list of special guests and the excitement of fans…
 
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On October 15 the 501st NEG and the Rebel Legion’s Alderaan Base joined author Ryder Windham at the Rochambeau Branch Library, Providence RI for a Star Wars themed blood drive. The library greatly exceeded collection expectations and everyone had a great time!