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, June 14th members of the Rebel Legion – Alderaan Base and the 501st New England Garrison participated in the world-wide event known as World Blood Donor Day! Blood banks and hospitals all over the globe hosted blood drives in their area to encourage locals to get out and donate this vital and much needed, life saving resource. Local author and Alderaan Base member Ryder Windham was the driving Force behind this effort and spent countless hours working with Legion members to help them connect with local blood banks. To learn more about how you can donate blood please…
 
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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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On Saturday, October 5th members of the 501st New England Garrison and the Rebel Legion’s Alderaan Base participated in the nation-wide event called Star Wars Reads Day, which is geared towards getting more children interested in reading. Troopers from both groups fanned out across the region to make appearances in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. At the Rhode Island event, which was held at the Barnes & Noble in Warwick, Star Wars author and Rebel Legion member Ryder Windham was present to not only talk about Star Wars with attendees but to also support the Rhode Island Blood…
 
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