Baseball and Star Wars; two great tastes that taste great together! Especially when the New England Garrison is involved! Saturday, July 11th was Star Wars night at the Lowell Spinners, the Single A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. The NEG, along with members of the Rebel Legion and the Mando Mercs, were out in force at LeLachuer Park, as the Spinners took on the Mahoning Valley Scrappers. By all reports, it was a great crowd! Characters included Commander Cody, Emperor Palpatine, an Imperial officer, a Jawa, a Mandolorian Merc, and two Endor Rebel Soldiers. People were ready for pictures…
 
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On July 2nd, the William Hall Library in Cranston, RI presented the Cranston Public Library Mini Comic Con. This event was held to promote the library’s summer reading program, and the New England Garrison was happy to help out with such a great cause. The library went all out. They had a costume contest, a photo booth, comic book give-aways, crafts, video gaming, Minecraft, local comic book artists, a display of comic book art by local teens and refreshments. Our troopers report it was a nice little troop. They were even joined by a Rebel Pilot for the Rebel Legion,…
 
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Saturday, June 13, 2015, the Intergalactic Alliance (IA) organization invited members of the 501st and Rebel Legions to participate in the 45th annual Boston Pride Parade. As IA is an inclusive group, members of other costuming organizations joined in the event. Boston Pride welcomed all members with open arms, and attendees were ecstatic to see all costumed participants marching along the parade route. IA is especially grateful to all 501st and Rebel Legions members that attended and supported the event. Legion members, Davira Kuy, Sean and Krista Carmichael founded IA as a means for costumers of different genres to march…
 
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On May 31st, member of the 501st Legion’s New England Garrison, along with members of The Rebel Legion’s Alderaan Base, were invited to the “Be a Rebel, Read a Book!” event held at Water Street Books, in Exeter, NH. Book publisher Dorling Kindersley (DK) launched the nationwide “Star Wars: Read a Book, Be a Rebel” initiative. Water Street Bookstore was selected as an official event site. The goal of the imitative was to show kids that their favorite Star Wars characters could be found in books, not just on the screen! At the store they set up a huge Star…
 
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  On Sunday, March 15th, the New England Garrison kicked off the unofficial start to the trooping season by marching in the annual Boston’s St Patrick’s Day Parade. We were joined by members of the Rebel Legion’s Alderaan Base and the Mando Mercs, as well as troopers visiting from the Empire City Garrison! The morning started off with a breakfast tailgate party! Big thanks to Jess and Andy for all that they did! It was awesome to have some hot food to fight off the cold. The weather was a factor on this day, keeping some troopers with a bit…
 
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