Monthly Archives: June 2010

501stCast Detachment Briefing: June 2010: Sith Lord Detachment

Welcome back to (finally!) another Detachment Briefing from the 501stCast.

Sith Lord Detachment
www.501stsithlords.com

Host:  Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Guests: Mark (SL-3940) and Kris (SL-6247)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Post-Production: Andy Fairbanks (ID-8169)

For this Briefing, Nicky is joined by two members of the Sith Lord Detachment which is the detachment for the costumes Darth Vader, Darth Sidious, Darth Maul and Darth Tyranus. The Sith Lords formed in mid January 2005.

The goal of these Briefings are to introduce you to the 501st Legion’s Detachments which are the costume specialty groups for the Legion – they focus on a certain costume or costumes and provide a great resource for members and recruits to go to find out details about the costume they are hoping to build.

 
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501stCast Episode 56: June 19th 2010: Join us on the round-abound

Show Notes: Episode LVI (June 19th, 2010)

Hosts:  Nicky Blum (DZ-8397), Jesse Sharrow TK-9311) and Adam Scott (RC-6124)

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

Post-Production: Andy Fairbanks (ID-8169)

Recent News

Mission Reports

  • Dutch Garrison helps film TomTom commercial (video)
  • Costa Rica Outpost visits A New Hope school (Facebook photos)
  • Costa Rica Outpost participates in No More Tears campaign
  • Carolina Garrison troops with Greenville Drive
  • Garrison Excelsior troops Buffalo Bisons’ 3rd annual Star Wars Night (photos)
  • Japanese Garrison’s recent troops
  • New England Garrison troops for Make-A-Wish (news report, photos)
  • Badlands Garrison in the Walk for Miracles
  • Badlands Garrison participates in Make-A-Wish fundraiser
  • Star Garrison troops at Sidney McMath library
  • Spanish Garrison’s hospital visit
  • Updates from last episode (Outpost video message to Afonso)

Upcoming Events

  • Star Wars Celebration V updates

Trivia/Giveaway – win a 501stCast patch!

How do I get my unit on the 501stCast?

Unit Anniversaries

  • Spanish Garrison – 6th Anniversary – this month
  • Cloud City Garrison – 4th Anniversary – June 1st
  • MidSouth Garrison’s Mos Nooga Squad – 1st Anniversary – June 1st
  • Special Operations Detachment – 5th Anniversary – June 2nd
  • Outpost Venezuela – 2nd Anniversary – June 5th
  • Portugese Lusitanian Outpost – 3rd Anniversary – June 12th
  • Bloodfin Garrison – 8th Anniversary – June 15th
  • Garrison Tyranus – 8th Anniversary – June 22nd
  • Hong Kong Outpost – 4th Anniversary – June 22nd

Honorary Member Birthdays

  • Daniel Logan – young Boba Fett – June 6th
  • legendary artist Ralph McQuarrie – June 13th
  • Steve Sansweet – June 14th
  • C. Andrew Nelson – a digital artist for the prequel trilogy plus did voice work for the SW video games – June 22nd
  • Blair Butler – G4TV host – June 28th 
  • Denise Vasquez – Star Wars artist – June 29th

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501stCast Episode 55: June 3rd, 2010: Getting Back in the Saddle

Dedication: This episode of the 501stCast is dedicated to Sudeshen “Suds” Naiker (TK-6016) of the 501st Southern Cross Garrison.

Show Notes: Episode LV (June 3rd, 2010)

Hosts:  Joe Stevenson (TK-6064), Nicky Blum (DZ-8397 and Andy Fairbanks (ID-8169)

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

Post-Production: Andy Fairbanks (ID-8169)

Contributors: Jesse Sharrow (TK-9311)

Recent News

  • How did you celebrate 501st Day?
  • Honorary Member Inductions
  • New Legion Squads
    • Canadian Garrison’s Imperial Fortress Squad (website)
    • Mexican Garrison’s Baja Squad (roster)
  • DK Publishing donates books in 501st Legion’s name
  • Spike TV’s Empire Strikes Back promotion featuring TK-1245 (Facebook video)
  • G4TV’s Slave Leia car wash (G4 video)
  • BH-1171 models for new Star Wars poster (Facebook photo)

Mission Reports

  • Costa Rica Outpost celebrates Children’s Museum’s 16th anniversary (Facebook photos, blooper video1, blooper video2)
  • Garrison Titan partners with Wishing Star (photos)
  • Southern California Garrison once again walk for MS in LEGOland
  • Bast Alpha Garrison attends fundraiser for Dylan Tujague (Dylan’s Story, Event video, photos)
  • Turkish Outpost attends Children’s Day Festival (photos, video)
  • New England Garrison appears at Paw Sox Star Wars Day (photos, video)
  • Portuguese Lusitanian Outpost visits Afonso (video)
  • Ohio Garrison with Great Lakes Garrison appears with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra
  • Garrison Titan helps snag a $35,600 donation for PBS
  • Great Lakes Garrison entertains 350 children at Romeo Library (news article)
  • Florida Garrison at Sunscreen Film Festival with Billy Dee Williams (photos, news article)
  • Garrison Excelsior marches in Lilac Festival Parade (photos, video)
  • Carolina Garrison visits Ft. Bragg (photos)
  • New England Garrison troops Blood Drive then plays Lazer Tag!
  • Golden Gate Garrison on The Amazing Race
  • Mountain Garrison members auctioned off for JDRF (photos)
  • Golden Gate Garrison on Ace of Cakes
  • Mountain Garrison’s Dewback Ridge Squad marathon of events
    • Albuquerque NM Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Walk
    • SIDS Awareness Softball Tournament and Fundraiser
    • University of New Mexico Children’s Hospital St. Baldricks Fundraiser
    • New Mexico Symphony Orchestra’s Hollywood’s Greatest Hits concert
  • Midwest Garrison’s Make-A-Wish visit to Vincent (picture, message from Yoda)
  • Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (aka C2E2)
  • Midwest Garrison assists Lucas at Empire Strikes Back screening (photos1, photos2, photos3, Lucas Q&A video)
  • Mountain Garrison does Star Fest plus Interviews!

Upcoming Events

Unit Anniversaries

  • Empire City Garrison – 11th Anniversary – in May
  • Southern California Garrison – 11th Anniversary – in May
  • Japanese Garrison – 10th Anniversary – in May
  • Imperial Officer Corps Detachment – 7th Anniversary – in May
  • Central Garrison’s Imperial 80th Squad – 4th Anniversary – May 8th
  • Taiwan Formosa Outpost – 4th Anniversary – May 14th
  • Garrison Excelsior – 4th Anniversary – May 15th
  • Mexican Garrison – 4th Anniversary – May 15th
  • Chinese Outpost – 1st Anniversary – May 15th
  • Terror Australis Garrison’s Knightfall Squad – 1st Anniversary – May 15th
  • Badlands Garrison’s Outer Rim Squad – 4th Anniversary – May 22nd

Honorary Member Birthdays

  • Star Wars artist Adam Hughes – May 5th
  • George Lucas – May 14th
  • Peter Mayhew – May 19th
  • Sir Christopher Lee – May 27th
  • Constantino Romero (Spanish Voice of Darth Vader) – May 29th

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