Monthly Archives: December 2010

501stCast Episode 62: December 20th 2010: It’s a White Clone Christmas


Show Notes: Episode LXII (December 20th, 2010)

Hosts:  Nicky Blum (DZ-8397), Adam Scott (RC-6124) and Andy Fairbanks (ID-8169)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397), Adam Scott (RC-6124) and Dean Plantamura (TK-899)

Post-Production: Andy Fairbanks (ID-8169)

Recent News

  • final message for Afonso
  • 501stCast minicasts
  • Final TK Helmet Project helmet
  • new Units
    • Imperial Scottish Squad
    • Puerto Rico Garrison
  • Trooper injured in fire
  • HM induction – Nathan Hamill
  • Darth Vader on National Cathedral
  • Top Legion events for 2010

Mission Reports

  • Hong Kong Shadow Outpost attends Orbis Moonwalker
  • New England Garrison at One Man Star Wars Show
  • Portuguese Lusitanian Outpost in Macau
  • Dutch Garrison works with Make-A-Wish
  • Garrison Titan supports local food drive
  • Outpost Argentina celebrates release of Star Wars on DVD
  • Clone Wars Take Over events
    • New England Garrison at Boston Celtics
    • Dune Sea Garrison at Phoenix Coyotes
  • Midwest Garrison in McDonald’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
  • Central California Garrison supports Coats for Kids
  • Portuguese Lusitanian Outpost visits local hospitals
  • Costa Rica Outpost supports Teleton
  • Holiday Parades
    • Central California Garrison in Modesto’s Festival of Lights Parade
    • New England Garrison in Spirit of the Season Parade
    • Carolina Garrison in Gastonia Christmas Parade
  • Empire City Garrison teams up with Long Island Roller Rebels
  • Midwest Garrison at Toy Con
  • Clone Wars Charity Screenings (New York City, Chicago & Boston)
  • Dutch Garrison troops with Weird Al in Amsterdam
  • Great Lakes Garrison troops local hospital

Upcoming Events

  • Disney’s Very Merry Christmas Parade


Trivia/Giveaway – Photo contest!
Upload your photo with a holiday decorated 501st member to our 501stCast Facebook group page.

Honorary Member Birthdays

  • Ken Colley (Admiral Piett) – December 7th
  • Aaron Allston (Star Wars Author) – December 8th
  • Katie Cook (Star Wars Artist) – December 9th
  • Kari Byron (Mythbusters Cast Member) – December 18th
  • Samuel L. Jackson (Mace Windu) – December 21st
  • Temuera Morrison (Jango Fett, Clone Troopers) – December 26th

Unit Anniversaries

  • Georgia Garrison – 10th Anniversary this month
  • Redbacks Garrison – 1st Anniversary – December 11th (originally formed as a squad in August 2007)
  • Garrison Titan’s Havoc Squad – Newly Formed – December 11th 2010
  • Dune Sea Garrison – 9th Anniversary – December 14th
  • Aurora Borealis Outpost – 5th Anniversary – December 21st
  • Swiss Garrison – 12th Anniversary – December 26th
  • Connecticut Garrison – 5th Anniversary – December 29th
  • Great Lakes Garrison – 3rd Anniversary – December 29th (originally formed as a squad in 2003)
  • Hungarian Outpost – 4th Anniversary – December 30th 
  • Florida Garrison’s Squad Seven – 4th Anniversary – December 30th

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501stCast Interview: November 2010: Kevin J. Anderson

Show Notes: Interview with Kevin J. Anderson

Host & Content Development:  Jesse Sharrow (TK-9311)

Post-Production: Andy Fairbanks (ID-8169)

On November 13th during an event at Colorado Springs, Colorado’s Challenger Learning Center 501stCast co-host Jesse Sharrow had the opportunity to speak with Star Wars author and Honorary 501st Member Kevin J. Anderson.

See also Mr. Anderson’s blog entry and website.

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501stCast MiniCast: December 10, 2010: May the Force Be With Katie

Show Notes: May the Force Be With Katie (December 10, 2010)

Special Contributors: Ashley Eckstein, Katie Cook, Cynthia Martin,  Angie Mayhew, Peter Mayhew, Mary Oyaya, Adrienne Wilkinson.

Post-Production: Dean Plantamura (TK-899)

Katie is a first grade girl who was teased for bringing her Star Wars water bottle into school because the boys in her class say Star Wars is only for boys. Since her mother posted the story on the web and thousands of people of all ages have read and commented to show support for Katie and any other children who are bullied for simply being themselves.

On December 10th, 2010, let’s really give her something to smile about. Wear a Star Wars tee shirt or something to show that you support Katie, Star Wars, female fans and anti-bullying.

Katie’s parents have requested that, in lieu of more gifts for Katie, donations should be made to needy children. Spread the immense amount of love and goodwill inherent in the support this lucky girl has received. Let’s make some other current and future Star Wars fans as happy as we’ve made Katie and keep the goodness going!

Facebook Event page:!/event.php?eid=113784095353278

An interview with Katie’s mom:

The blog that started it all:

Star Wars gear for girls:

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