On Saturday, August 16th members of the Rebel Legion – Alderaan Base and the 501st Legion – New England Garrison stopped by Liquid Planet Water Park for their annual “Star Wars Day”! Members were on-hand to greet guests at the water park and pose for pictures and fan favorite, R2-D2 was also in attendance! Kids and adults alike were encouraged to come out wearing their own Star Wars costumes as well. To see more photos from this event check out our Flickr page. https://www.flickr.com/photos/swnewengland/sets/72157646191081167/

Over the weekend of August 8th through the 10th members of the 501st Legion – New England Garrison and the Rebel Legion – Alderaan Base attended the super-sized convention called BOSTON COMIC CON!!! Over the course of this 3-day show members patrolled the Seaport Convention Center and mingled with their fellow sci-fi and comic book fans. This was also the first event where we debuted our newest props; a small scale replica of the Death Star Trash Compactor and a life size Kenner action figure photo backdrop! Thanks to the efforts of our members we were able to raise $900…
 
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On Sunday, July 20th members of the 501st Legion – New England Garrison and the Rebel Legion – Alderaan Base paid another visit to the Franklin Park Zoo to take part in their Dreamlight program. This is a great program that brings kids with special needs and disabilities to the zoo so they can see the animals after hours, making it easier for them to get around and fully enjoy their wildlife experience! To learn more about the Franklin Park Zoo please check out their website. http://www.zoonewengland.org/

On Friday, July 18th members of the 501st Legion – New England Garrison and the Rebel Legion – Alderaan Base were joined by R2-D2 to greet the kids in New Bedford “Space & Robotics” school program. This is a great program that encourages kids to get more involved with math and science by teaching them that science can be fun! The kids were treated to a presentation on the history of robots in sci-fi, then got to see two droids first hand. Starting off with a show of what R2-D2 can do, complete with rotating head, lights and sound. Then…
 
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On Thursday, July 17th members of the Rebel Legion – Alderaan Base, 501st Legion – New England Garrison, and Wampa Clan of the Mandalorian Mercs joined forces to visit a summer camp hosting one of their regular “Galaxy Day” activities. This band of pilots, troopers, and bounty hunters helped kids ranging from 3-12 years old with their projects and were even treated to a special viewing of their version of Star Wars! To learn more about Camp Ketcha please visit their website. http://campketcha.org/