On Wednesday, June 10th, the New England Garrison was once again invited back to attend and event with Hasbro, in Providence, RI. This time it was for their Global Sales Meeting. Troopers were asked to stand guard at various entrances and be available for photo ops with Hasbro senior region leaders who were in attendance. The crowd were really polite and many of them wanted pictures with us. They had a professional photo booth there, not the rent a booth kind, but a professional photographer with a back drop and lighting, props for the guests to use, and of course,…
 
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On Wednesday, May 27th, members of the 501st Legion’s New England Garrison where invited to an evening with Hasbro, in Providence, RI. Vader and his honor guard of Stormtroopers had a great night mingling with Hasbro employees and customers. It was a party atmosphere, and everyone wanted their photo taken with our guys! A big thank you to Hasbro for their generaouity, and to Heather, our wrangler for the evening. Trooper reported that she went “above and beyond!”. Thank you very much!

Our old pal, Ryder Windham, had a book signing appearance at Books on the Square, in Providence RI.  He was there for his new book,  “Ultimate Star Wars”.  Unfortunately, it was a small turn out for The New England Garrison due to the face that it was also Free Comic Book Day. Thankfully, we did have one trooper come to the signing after trooping at Rah Co-Co’s Collectibles for FCBD.  None the less, Mr. Windham was happy for the help!  He stated “I was delighted that you could make it to Books on the Square. You’re a Super Trooper! I…
 
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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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With the re-launch of Star Wars comics by Marvel Comics, Rah-CoCo’s Collectibles in Providence, RI invited The New England Garrison to attend their event celebrating the day.  To help mark the fact that Disney/Lucasfilm is bringing the comic series back to the original publisher, the store also had local comic & sci-fi creators attending. Troopers in attendance said it was a small outing, by “the store owners were very nice to us. Everyone else was very cool as well.”  Thank you to everyone who attended and helped mark this historic event in the Star Wars timeline!