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!

On December 27th, 2014, members of the 501st New England Garrison, along with the Rebel Legion Alderaan Base and the Mando Mercs Firaxan Clan were invited to join our new Andorian friends Ell and Vynni – The Farthest Star and other Star Trek costumers for annual the Galaxy Blood Drive.  Organized by author Ryder Windham and the The Rhode Island Blood Center, the event was held at the Providence Public Library. Not only was this a “Wars vs Trek” event, it also had a touch of West vs East, as there was a competing blod drive being held on the same day the Cloud City Garrison…
 
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  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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