Monthly Archives: February 2011

501stCast MiniCast: Februrary 17th 2011: Messages from LCO candidates

Show Notes: Messages from LCO candidates (February 17, 2011)

Host: Nicky Blum, DZ-8397

Contributors: Dion Rupa, TK-1217, Kristen Kuipers, RC-6247 and Jason Romanoff, TK-9141

Post-Production: Andy Fairbanks, ID-8169

Welcome to a special Legion elections minicast.  We have for you audio messages from each of our three candidates for the Legion Commanding Officer position. We thought it would be different to give you the opportunity to actually hear the candidates words as we all know that reading text (and there’s a lot of text to read in those Q&A threads) is different than hearing it straight from the horses mouth!

Our three candidates this year (in TK number order) are:

Dion Rupa, TK-1217 from Northeast Remnant Garrison

Kristen Kuipers, RC-6247 from Georgia Garrison

And Jason Romanoff, TK-9141 from Garrison Carida

Make sure to read through their Q&A answers in the 2011 Election Forum on the Main Legion forums.

Voting begins at 12:01am GMT on February 19th. Votes are cast via the Legion’s official online ballot which is located on the main Legion forums. Voting will be open for exactly 7 days and officially ends at the stroke of midnight GMT February 25th.

Voting takes place on the main Legion forums not only for the LCO election, but for all elections Legion wide. Therefore, if your garrison, squad or detachment is having elections, you can read the Q&As for those on the individual forums, but voting takes place on the main Legion forums.

Good luck to all those running for positions this year!

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501stCast Episode 63: February 5th, 2011: New Year, Same Dedication to Troopin’!

Show Notes: Episode LXIII (February 5th, 2011)

Hosts:  Joe Stevenson (TK-6064), Nicky Blum (DZ-8397) and Adam Scott (RC-6124)

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

Post-Production: Andy Fairbanks (ID-8169)

Recent News

  • Quimbé, Portuguese Yoda, joins 501st (TX-3788)
  • Final TK Helmet Project helmet’s donation total (closed auction)
  • Steve Sansweet joins Twitterverse (also on Facebook)
  • TK-1564 interviewed (article)
  • Friend of the Legion Joe Zettelmaier recognized (All Things Childish)
  • New Honorary Members
    • Dan Wallace (blog)
    • Nick Gillard
  • Romanian Outpost CO interview
  • New series of 501st trading cards released
  • Stormtroopers on Hawai’i weather forecast (video)
  • 501st Shout Out in Joe Schreiber’s Red Harvest
  • DK Books & LEGO make donations on behalf of the 501st & Rebel Legions(DK Star Wars)
  • Reminder – Legion elections are underway (501st Legion charter)

Mission Reports

  • Garrison Titan supports Toys for Tots – in field report from TD-9993
  • 501st in Disney’s Very Merry Christmas Parade (parade video, Star Tours video)
  • Bloodfin Garrison presents armor to Make-A-Wish teen (video1, video2)
  • Great Lakes Garrison troop Muskegon Lumberjacks 4th annual SW night (photos, Facebook photos, Facebook video)
  • Hong Kong Outpost visit pediatric ward
  • Carolina Garrison at children’s Christmas party
  • Dewback Ridge Garrison visits children at Medical Center
  • Belgian Garrison at Music for Life
  • Empire City Garrison visits Stonybrook hospital (photo)
  • Portuguese Lusitanian Outpost visits Lisbon hospital (video, Facebook video)
  • Georgia Garrison in New Year’s Chick-Fil-A Parade (photos)
  • Hong Kong Shadow Outpost in Time Square for NYE countdown (photo)
  • Dune Sea Garrison in New Year’s Fiesta Bowl Parade (video)
  • Southern California Garrison helps announce SW LEGO miniland exhibit (photos, News10 video, LEGOland video, article)
  • Garrison Titan promotes Where Science Meets Imagination coming to Seattle’s PSC (photos)
  • Garrison Excelsior at Binghamton Senators hockey game (photos)
  • Dewback Ridge Garrison at 1st annual Albuquerque Comic Con
  • Star Garrison at Oklahoma University Basketball with Peter Mayhew (photos1, photos2, R2photos, video, SWblog)
  • Bast Alpha Garrison runs “Shoot the Trooper” at Wizard World New Orleans (video1, video2)
  • New England Garrison supports Blood Drive (photos)

Upcoming Events

  • Great Lakes Garrison supports The One Man Star Wars Show – Feb 24th-26th
  • Great Lakes Garrison at Port Huron Fighting Falcons Star Wars Night – March 12th
  • Canadian Garrison troops Wizard World Toronto – March 18th-20th
  • New England Garrison in St. Patrick’s Day Parade – March 20th
  • Star Wars weekend at The Strong’s National Museum of Play – March 26th-27th
  • Wondercon 2011 coming to San Francisco April 1st-3rd
  • Huge annual LEGOLand Germany event – June 4th-5th

Redback Garrison and those in Cyclone Yasi’s path

Honorary Member Birthdays

  • LFL Artist Randy Martinez – Jan 7th
  • Author Terry Brooks – Jan 8th
  • Star Wars artist Tommy Lee Edwards – Jan 8th
  • Felix Silla Ewokin the Glider – Jan 11th
  • James Earl Jones – Jan 17th
  • Author Matthew Stover – Jan 29th
  • Peter Sumner aka Lt. Pol Treidum – Jan 29th
  • Warwick Davis aka Wicket W. Warrick – Feb 3rd
  • Robot Chicken Creator Seth Green – Feb 8th
  • Composer John Williams – Feb 8th
  • Jeremy Bulloch Boba Fett and BH-5211 – Feb 16th
  • C-3PO Anthony Daniels – Feb 21st

Unit Anniversaries

  • Alpine Garrison – 8th Anniversary in January
  • Icelandic Outpost – 8th Anniversary in January
  • Sith Lord Detachment – 6th Anniversary in January
  • Belgian Garrison’s Prospectors Squad – 2nd Anniversary – Jan 8th
  • Dune Sea Garrison’s Judland Wastes Squad – 3rd Anniversary – Jan 14th
  • Brazilian Division Garrison – 10th Anniversary – Jan 15th
  • Terror Australis Garrison – 7th Anniversary – Jan 18th
  • Mexican Garrison’s Baja Squad – 1st Anniversary – Jan 21st
  • Malaysia-Brunei Outpost – 5th Anniversary – Jan 23rd
  • Timberline Garrison – 1st Anniversary – Jan 29th
  • Old Line Garrison – 7th Anniversary – this month
  • Florida Garrison’s Makaze Squad – 6th Anniversary – this month
  • Garrison Carida – 9th Anniversary – Feb 10th
  • Bolivian Outpost – 3rd Anniversary – Feb 18th
  • Central Garrison’s Minnesota Wolf Pack Squad – 2nd Anniversary – Feb 20th
  • Wisconsin Garrison – 1st Anniversary – Feb 20th
  • Canadian Garrison’s Imperial Fortress Squad – 1st Anniversary – Feb 23rd

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