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501stCast Episode 43: June 11th, 2009: The Dark Side is Only Skin Deep

Show Notes: Episode XXXXIII (June 11th, 2009)

In this episode we visit Star Wars Weekends from inside the bucket, chat with Star Wars skin art enthusiast Shane Turgeon, get 8 tips from the Legion Founder to help avoid “501st Burnout” and crash more weddings. All this plus mission reports, upcoming events, the adventures of TD9993 and the chance to win cool 501st swag.

Hosts: Dean Plantamura (TK-899), Nicky Blum (DZ-8397) and Lor (TK-7883)

Post-Production: Lor (TK-7883) and Dean Plantamura (TK-899)

Content Development: Dean Plantamura (TK-899) and Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Recent News

Mission Reports

  • Mexican Garrison – ConComics Tour
  • Star Garrison – Kingwood, TX Symphony concert
  • Japanese Garrison – bicycle safety event (photos)
  • KLAQ Balloonfest 2009 (photos from media tether event)
  • Dutch Garrison – Autism event
  • Disney Star Wars Weekends (parade video(official site)
  • Spanish Garrison – Barcelona Comic Book Con (article)
  • Carolina Garrison at ConCarolinas
  • Costa Rica Outpost – Comic Party 2009 (video)
  • Polish Garrison – Child Day (photos)
  • Florida Garrison – Fire Safety Event
  • Southern California Garrison – Star Wars: The Old Republic E3 presentation (G4 video, photos)
  • Midwest Garrison – Madison Mallards Star Wars & Astrobiology Night with Matt Wood
  • Old Line Garrison on “Who’s Wedding Is It Anyway?”
  • Garrison Carida – Legion Charity Challenge Food Drive
  • Philippine Outpost – San Antonio Parish Day
  • Neon City Garrison – Make-A-Wish visit

The Adventures of TD-9993 Radio Show

Upcoming Events

  • Ohio Garrison visits Cleveland Clinic’s Childrens’ Hospital
  • Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios concludes
  • Icelandic Outpost’s first fan table event
  • Wizard World Philadelphia (Guest List)
  • TrooperFest update


  • Shout-Out – Mike Stobee of San Diego, CA
  • Give-Away/Trivia Contest
  • Unit Anniversaries
    • Lusitanian Outpost – 2nd Anniversary (June 12th)
    • Bloodfin Garrison – 7th Anniversary (June 15th)
    • Garrison Tyranus – 7th Anniversary (June 22nd)
    • Hong Kong Outpost – 3rd Anniversary (June 22nd)
  • Honorary Member Birthdays
    • Ralph McQuarrie (Conceptual Artist for Original Trilogy) – June 13th
    • Steve Sansweet (Lucasfilm) – June 14th
    • Michael Sheard (Admiral Ozzel) – June 18th (passed away August 2005)
    • C. Andrew Nelson (Digital Paint and Rotoscope artist, E2, E1 plus voice work for several Star Wars video games) – June 22nd

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