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501stCast Episode 77: October 28th, 2013: VI Years of Imperial Propaganda

Dedicated to:
Brian Wolfe (SL-6913), of Florida Garrison

Show Notes: Episode LXXVII (October 28th, 2013)

Hosts:  Nicky Blum (DZ-8397), Scott Allen (SL-9854) and Erich Shafer (TI-6124)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397), Scott Allen (SL-9854) and Erich Shafer (TI-6124)

Contributers: Raychel Enck (ID-8072)

Post-Production: Andy Fairbanks (ID-8169) and Erich Shafer (TI-6124)

Recent News

Interview
Ryder Windham
(Death Star Manual, Bounty Hunter Code)

Mission Reports

  • Star Garrison visits Arkansas School of the Deaf
  • Empire City Garrison appears at fundraiser at Jumpin Jakes
  • 501st helps wrap up Alpocalypse Tour
  • Star Wars Reads Day II Missions
    • Carolina Garrison at Charleston County Public Library (photo)
    • Empire City Garrison at Smithtown Public Library (photo1, photo2)
    • Southern California Garrison at Long Beach Barnes & Noble
  • Dewback Ridge Garrison & Darth Vader Balloon reunion at Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
  • Russian Outposts first visit for kids (photo)
  • Mexican Garrison helps launch new figures at WalMart/Hasbro event (photo)
  • Mountain Garrison rocks Autism Gala (photos)
  • Hong Kong Outpost presents large check to charity (presentation photo, party photo, Mclub filming photo)
  • LFL video shoot in Taipei
  • Empire City Garrison at Elizabeth Burger benefit (photos)
  • MidSouth Garrison troops Wizard World Nashville
    • CO Addresses her Troops
    • Troopers: Remember to complete your Census!
  • Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination at The Tech (starwars.com article, Mercury News article)
  • Costa Rica Outpost helps debut Fantasia Fest (photos)
  • Empire City Garrison appears at JTCF Freaky 5K Walk (photos)

Upcoming Events

Shout Out

  • Jens Hartmann, TK-6958 of German Garrison! He is Legion Trooper of the Month for August 2013.
  • Congrats to Empire City Garrison’s Chris Feehan, TK-6744 on winning the Fight Like a Jedi sketchbook.
  • Hotline # is 828-419-0501 or email audio to podcast@501st.com


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501stCast Episode 76: September 30th, 2013: Excellent!

Dedicated to:
Bill Warren (BH-7718), of Bloodfin Garrison
Steve Young (ID-5979) of Southern Dewback Garrison
and Charles Flynn (TK-1427) of MidSouth Garrison

Show Notes: Episode LXXVI (September 30th, 2013)

Hosts:  Nicky Blum (DZ-8397) and Scott Allen (SL-9854)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397) and Scott Allen (SL-9854)

Post-Production: Andy Fairbanks (ID-8169)

Recent News

  • Honorary Members/Friend of the Legion news
    • New Inductees
      • Ian Doescher
      • Chris Gereke
      • Kevin Pike
      • Christian Waggoner
      • Grey Delisle
      • Camilo Garcia Casar
    • Rancho Obi-Wan in Guinness Book of World Records (blog post, special event)
      • Bonus! Interview with Steve Sansweet
    • Speedy Recovery to Peter Mayhew
      • Care packages can be sent to: Peter Mayhew C/O Wise Regional Health System Inpatient Rehab, 2000 S. FM 51, Decatur, TX 76234
      • Standing… Stars (Kickstarter page)

  • Terror Australia Garrison Stormin’ Australia for charity
  • Utinni!! (shopping video, film trailer, trooping eBook)
  • Legion Wedding: Jeff, TK-5738 and Danielle, ID-5718. The new Mr. & Mrs. Kent
  • Send your suggestions for topics to podcast@501st.com, call our hotline at 828-419-0501 or post to our Facebook page.

Mission Reports

  • Wizard World Comic Con: Chicago
  • SCG’s San Joaquin Squad supports Relay for Life at Bakersfield Collector’s Con
  • Star Wars themed blood drive with 501st Polish Garrison (photo1, photo2)
  • FanExpo Toronto Canada
  • Empire City Garrison at Puppetry Arts Theatre’s Back to School event (photo)
  • Carolina Garrison at Librari-Con 2013
  • Costa Rica Outpost Celebrates Children’s Day (photo)
  • Carolina Garrison visits Joseph (photo)
  • Garrison Excelsior at Scare-A-Con (photos)
  • Midwest Garrison troop Jeffrey Brown library event (photo)

Upcoming Events

Shout Out

  • Bill “ASOK” Warren, BH-7718, of Bloodfin Garrison! He is Legion Trooper of the Month for July 2013.
  • Hotline # is 828-419-0501 or email audio to podcast@501st.com


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501stCast Episode 74: June 25th, 2013: Celebration Summer

Show Notes: Episode LXXIV (June 25th, 2013)

Hosts:  Nicky Blum (DZ-8397) and Scott Allen (SL-9854)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397) and Scott Allen (SL-9854)

Contributors: William Tatsch (ID-9076)

Guests: Martino, TX-8629; Matt “RedEye”, SL-1741  and Derek Rowe, Doctrine Creative

Post-Production: Andy Fairbanks (ID-8169)

Recent News

Mission Reports

Interview about Star Wars Celebration VI DVD

Upcoming Events

Shout Out

  • Ville Ahtonen, BH-11380 of Nordic Garrison! He is Legion Trooper of the Month for April 2013.

Give-Away/501st Follies

  • Congrats to Mariano for answering last episode’s trivia question and winning a 501stCast patch!
  • Submit a 501st Folly or funny event story and win a Fight Like a Jedi sketchbook!
  • Hotline # is 828-419-0501 or email audio to podcast@501st.com


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501stCast Episode 73: May 17th, 2013: Return to Pink Harvest

Show Notes: Episode LXXIII (May 17th, 2013)

Hosts:  Nicky Blum (DZ-8397) and Scott Allen (SL-9854)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Guest: Trey Stokes

Post-Production: Andy Fairbanks (ID-8169)

Recent News

Mission Reports

  • 70th Explorers Garrison at Planet Comicon (photos)
  • Carolina Garrison & R2-KT visit Richard (Facebook, R2-KT, LEGO 501st Diorama)
  • Russian Outpost at the Georges (photo)
  • Garrison Carida present at Erie Waffles & Wishes event (video)
  • Richard Le Parmentier’s funeral (photo)
  • Chinese Garrison attend official Lucasfilm event (photo)
  • Midwest Garrison hosts fellow 501st at C2E2
  • Ecuador Outpost supports Techo (photo)
  • Alabama Garrison celebrates No Mo’ Chemo for Jaxon (photos)
  • Free Comic Book Day & May the 4th events
    • Empire City Garrison at Grasshopper’s Comics (photo)
    • Canadian Garrison at Multizone (photo)
    • Grantland: Serious Star Wars Fans: A Day with the 501st Legion (video)
    • Redback Garrison storms Dreamworld (Jedi vs Sith video)
    • Return of the Jedi’s 30th Anniversary event (photos, Mark Hamill video)
  • Costa Rica Outpost at Cine Expo (photo)
  • Capital City Garrison hosts Legion Experience at Ottawa ComiCon (photos, recruitment video)
  • Southern California Garrison at Long Beach Comic Con (TC Carson induction photo, Amy Earhart induction photo)

Interview with Trey Stokes

Upcoming Events

Shout Out

  • Denis Flotat, TK-7333 of French Garrison! He is Legion Trooper of the Month for March 2013.

Give-Away/501st Follies

  • Be the first to correctly answer this episode’s trivia question via a post in our show notes here and win a 501stCast patch!
  • Submit a 501st Folly or funny event story and win a Fight Like a Jedi sketchbook!
  • Hotline # is 828-419-0501 or email audio to podcast@501st.com


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501stCast Episode 72: April 13th, 2013: You may fire when ready.

Show Notes: Episode LXXII (April 13th, 2013)

Hosts:  Nicky Blum (DZ-8397), Scott Allen (SL-9854) and Andy Fairbanks (ID-8169)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397), Scott Allen (SL-9854)

Guest: Stephen Stanton

Post-Production: Andy Fairbanks (ID-8169)

Recent News

Mission Reports

  • Carolina Garrison dispatched to Cub Scout Blue & Gold ceremony (photos)
  • St. Patrick’s Day Parades
  • Carolina Garrison at Fayetteville FireAntz game (photos1, photos2, duel video)
  • MidSouth dominates Lexington Comic and Toy Show
  • Pacific Outpost hosts Shoot-A-Trooper at Kawaii Kon (photos, news article)
  • Skull Garrison troops with Rodrigo for South Texas Collectors Con (photos)
  • Garrison Mexico at La Mole Comic Con (Daniel Logan’s Imperial arrest)
  • Wondercon in Anaheim
  • Northeast Remnant Garrison at Asbury Park Comic Con (photos)
  • UK Garrison and French Garrison help Light It Up Blue (“chocolate trooper” photo)
  • Carolina Garrison troops Wonderfest
  • Turkish Outpost recruits at KONTAKT 3 (photos)
  • 70th Explorers Garrison at Planet Comicon (Princess Leah)
  • Solo Troops
    • Skull Garrison at Guau Guau Fest (award)
    • Costa Rica Outpost at Chibi Fest (photo)

Interview with Stephen Stanton

Upcoming Events

Shout Out

  • Tray Nichols, TK-4251 of Garrison Carida! He is Legion Trooper of the Month for February 2013.

Give-Away/501st Follies

  • Submit a 501st Folly or funny event story and win a Fight Like a Jedi sketchbook!
  • Hotline # is 828-419-0501 or email audio to podcast@501st.com


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501stCast Episode 71: March 16th, 2013: Heiress to the Empire

Show Notes: Episode LXXI (March 16th, 2013)

Hosts:  Nicky Blum (DZ-8397), Scott Allen (SL-9854) and Andy Fairbanks (ID-8169)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Post-Production: Andy Fairbanks (ID-8169)

Recent News

Mission Reports

  • Dune Sea Garrison trooper Zahn’s Scoundrels signing (book store page)
  • Great Lakes Garrison at Detroit Derby Girls SW Night (photos1, photos2)
  • Carolina Garrison troops South Carolina StingRays Nerd/Con Night
  • Garrison Excelsior troops for charity at Kids Fest (photos)
  • Empire City Garrison at Intrepid  Air & Space Museum Space Day (photos)
  • Golden Gate Garrison supports Jedi Lillie (news article, Team Deven Facebook page, photos)
  • Garrison Excelsior at Rochester Museum & Science Center (photos)
  • Badlands Garrison climbs for cleaner air (video)
  • Garrison Titan raises big donation at Emerald City Comicon (Facebook photos)
  • Carolina Garrison visits with Noah & Hunter (Harlem Shake video)
  • Dallas’ All-Con Round-up

Upcoming Events

Interview

Galactic Academy Headmaster William (aka TX-9076 from Star Garrison)

Shout Out

  • Dan Bergeron, TK-3967, of Wisconsin Garrison! He is Legion Trooper of the Month for January 2013.

Give-Away/501st Follies

  • Submit a 501st Folly or funny event story and win a Fight Like a Jedi sketchbook!
  • Hotline # is 828-419-0501 or email audio to podcast@501st.com


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501stCast MiniCast: July 24th 2012: Shoot-A-Trooper at CVI

Show Notes: Learn all about Shoot-A-Trooper at CVI to benefit The Peter Mayhew Foundation

Host: Nicky Blum, DZ-8397

Special Guest:  Scott Allen, SL-9854; Jeff Kent, TK-5738 and Peter & Angie Mayhew

Post-Production: Andy Fairbanks, ID-8169

Listen in as we interview Scott, SL-9854; Jeff, TK-5738 plus Peter & Angie Mayhew to learn all about the new game for Star Wars Celebration VI called Shoot-A-Trooper that will be benefiting The Peter Mayhew Foundation.

Discussion highlights:

Star Wars Celebration

Shoot-A-Trooper Commercial
Behind the Scenes

The Peter Mayhew Foundation
Peter & Angie’s books for children

R2-KT

Princess Leah’s story

Galactic Academy

How to volunteer (501st members only)

Shoot-A-Trooper on Facebook

@thewookieeroars

@501stcharity

Peter Mayhew Foundation donation page

Member only 501st Shoot-A-Trooper merchandise (t-shirt thread)

 
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501stCast Episode 67: January 14th, 2012: Help us Win a Shorty

Show Notes: Episode LXVII (January 14th, 2012)

Hosts:  Nicky Blum (DZ-8397) and Andy Fairbanks (ID-8169)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Post-Production: Andy Fairbanks (ID-8169)

Recent News

Mission Reports

  • United Kingdom Garrison in London’s New Year’s Parade (video)
  • Empire City Garrison helps EA ring NASDAQ bell (photos)
  • Carolina Garrison teams with Marines for Toys for Tots campaign
  • Singapore Garrison’s month long Salvation Army bell ringing campaign
  • Ecuador Outpost’s 1st mission
  • Carolina Garrison fundraise for military family
  • 2nd Annual Stormtroopers vs. Klingons blood drive
  • Members recall their top 2011 troops

Upcoming Events

  • Star Wars Episode I in 3D
  • See upcoming 501st events at Roqoo Depot

Unit Anniversaries

  • Alpine Garrison – 9th Anniversary in January
  • Icelandic Outpost – also their 9th Anniversary in January
  • Sith Lord Detachment – 7th Anniversary in January
  • Belgian Garrison’s Prospectors Squad – 3rd Anniversary – Jan 8th
  • Dune Sea Garrison’s Judland Wastes Squad – 4th Anniversary – Jan 14th
  • Brazilian Division Garrison – 11th Anniversary – Jan 15th
  • Terror Australis Garrison – 8th Anniversary – Jan 18th
  • Mexican Garrison’s Baja Squad – 2nd Anniversary – Jan 21st
  • Malaysia-Brunei Outpost – 6th Anniversary – Jan 23rd 
  • Timberline Garrison – 2nd Anniversary – Jan 29th

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501stCast Episode 65: June 20th, 2011: now with 75% more Erich

This episode of the 501stCast is dedicated to Jennifer Sedor, TI 9394 from New England Garrison who finished her battle with cancer in April at the age of 37.
This episode is also dedicated to 501st Honorary Member and stuntman Lightning Bear who passed away June 11th.

Show Notes: Episode LXV (June 20th, 2011)

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

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Post-Production: Andy Fairbanks (ID-8169)

Recent News

Mission Reports

Upcoming Events

  • Alpine Garrison organizing 501st in Freedom Festival Grand Parade for 4th of July
  • TrooperFest 2011 – Dearborn, MI from November 11th-13th
  • Star Wars Celebration VI

Shout-Out
Congratulations Baron Eagle Eye on reaching your 100th mission

Congratulations to newlyweds Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Gravelese

Give-away

Unit Anniversaries

April 2011

  • Outpost 42 Garrison – 7th Anniversary in April
  • MidSouth Garrison – 4th Anniversary on April 3rd
  • Star Garrison’s West Texas Squad – 2nd Anniversary on April 6th
  • Turkish Outpost – 3rd Anniversary on April 10th
  • Italica Garrison’s 3T Squad, 77th Alpi Squad, Praetorian Squad and SubZero Squad all turn 3 on April 21st
  • Capital City Garrison – 1st Anniversary on April 25th
  • United Kingdom Garrison’s Imperial Scottish Squad – 1st Anniversary on April 28th

May 2011

  • Empire City Garrison & Southern California Garrison – both turn 12 in May
  • Japanese Garrison – 11th Anniversary in May
  • Imperial Officer Corps Detachment – 8th Anniversary in May
  • Alabama Garrison – 4th Anniversary on May 6th
  • Central Garrison’s Imperial 80th Squad – 5th Anniversary on May 8th
  • Taiwan Formosa Outpost – 5th Anniversary on May 14th
  • Garrison Excelsior – 5th Anniversary on May 15th
  • Mexican Garrison – 5th Anniversary on May 15th
  • Chinese Outpost – 2nd Anniversary on May 15th
  • Terror Australis Garrison’s Knightfall Squad – 2nd Anniversary on May 15th
  • Badlands Garrison’s Outer Rim Squad – 5th Anniversary on May 22nd

June 2011

  • Spanish Garrison – 7th Anniversary in June
  • Cloud City Garrison – 5th Anniversary on June 1st
  • MidSouth Garrison’s Mos Nooga Squad – 2nd Anniversary on June 1st
  • Special Operations Detachment – 6th Anniversary on June 2nd
  • Outpost Venezuela – 3rd Anniversary on June 5th
  • Portuguese Lusitanian Outpost – 4th Anniversary on June 12th
  • Bloodfin Garrison – 9th Anniversary on June 15th
  • Garrison Tyranus – 9th Anniversary on June 22nd
  • Hong Kong Shadow Outpost – 5th Anniversary on June 22nd

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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 Episode 59: September 29th 2010: Gooood Mornin’ Vietnam!

Show Notes: Episode LIX (September 26th, 2010)

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

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397) and Adam Scott (RC-6124)

Contributor: Dean Plantamura (TK-899)

Post-Production: Andy Fairbanks (ID-8169)

Recent News

  • New Honorary Member Inductions:
    • LFL’s Pablo Hidalgo
    • Jaime King voice of Aurra Sing from The Clone Wars
    • author Chris Reiff
    • ForceCast hosts Jason Swank and Jimmy McInerney
    • artist Clark Mitchell
    • artist Jamie Snell
    • artist Benjamin Carré
    • actor Alan Flyng
    • Ashley Eckstein voice of Ahsoka Tano
    • Dee Bradley Baker voice of Captain Rex and other Clone Troopers
  • Final tallys for TK Helmet Project
  • Vote for your favorite Star Wars Fan Film (voting is now closed)
  • New unit: Dewback Ridge Garrison
  • Bloodfin Garrison to be interviewed
  • Update on Afonso from Portuguese Lusitanian Outpost

Interview
with Dan Wallace, author of The Jedi Path

Mission Reports

  • Celebration V reminisces
  • Ohio Garrison troops for Sam (blog)
  • Cloud City/Garrison Titan at Weird Al concert (photos, video)
  • Garrison Titan troops SpoCon 2010
  • Arkansas Squad troops first baseball game
  • 501st at Will SL 2310’s wedding (photos)
  • New England Garrison at Lowell Spinners Star Wars Day (photos)
  • Outpost Venezuela troop Convention Avalancha (photos)
  • Empire City Garrison help tape 2 episodes of Sci-Fi Science
  • Bast Alpha Garrison visit Children’s Hopital for Health Fair
  • Costa Rica Outpost troops HeroFest
  • Midwest Garrison at Chicago LEGOland Discovery Center for Star Wars Weekend (photos)
  • Empire City Garrison raids Big Spaceship (blog)
  • Empire City Garrison helps DK release Star Wars: Year by Year
  • Carolina Garrison at Librari-Con 2010 (video)
  • New England Garrison participates in Day of Remembrance Blood Drive (photos)
  • Adidas brings the 501st Philippine Outpost to Vietnam
  • Great Lakes Garrison takes the stage with Sugarland (video1, video2, photos1, photos2)
  • New England Garrison/Garrison Carida Armor Build (photos)
  • Brazilian Division Garrison celebrates 30th anniversary of Empire Strikes Back (photos, video)
  • Redback Garrison troops Logan Library Sci-Fi Day (photos)

Upcoming Events

  • Build-a-Bear product release events (Sept 24th-26th)
  • 38th annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta (October 2nd-10th)
  • Great Lakes Garrison in Bed Race to Aid Children (October 17th)

Shout-Out
“Proud Father” Kevin in Tampa, Florida

Trivia/Giveaway

Unit Anniversaries

  • Canadian Garrison – 11th Anniversary – this month
  • Blizzard Force – 5th Anniversary – this month
  • Imperial Gunnery Corps – 5th Anniversary – this month
  • Star Garrison’s Arkansas Crimson Nova Squad – 4th Anniversary – Sept 1st
  • German Garrison’s Custodes Euroi Squad – 4th Anniversary – Sept 1st
  • Mexican Garrison’s Mayan Squad – 2nd Anniversary – Sept 3rd
  • New England Garrison – 9th Anniversary – Sept 7th
  • Star Garrison’s Central Texas Squad – 1st Anniversary – Sept 7th
  • Georgia Garrison’s Ocmulgee Squad – 1st Anniversary – Sept 9th
  • Bast Alpha Garrison – 2nd Anniversary – Sept 19th
  • Czech Outpost – 2nd Anniversary – Sept 19th
  • Badlands Garrison – 5th Anniversary – Sept 21st
  • Nordic Garrison – 9th Anniversary – Sept 29th

Honorary Member Birthdays

  • Adrienne Wilkinson – September 1st
  • Timothy Zahn – September 1st
  • Chris “mc chris” Ward – September 2nd
  • Jay Laga’aia – September 10th
  • Bruce Spence – September 17th
  • Matt Busch – September 22nd
  • Ashley Eckstein – September 22nd
  • Mark Hamill – September 25th
  • Derek Lyons – September 25th 
  • Garrick Hagon – September 27th

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501stCast Episode 57: July 11th, 2010: Storming Comic Con

Show Notes: Episode LVII (July 13th, 2010)

Hosts:  Joe Stevenson (TK-6064 ), Jesse Sharrow TK-9311) and Adam Scott (RC-6124)

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

Post-Production: Andy Fairbanks (ID-8169)

Recent News

  • New Unit: UK Garrison’s Imperial Scottish Squad
  • New Detachment Briefing: Sith Lord Detachment
  • New CRL entries posted at www.501st.com/crl
  • New Honorary Member Induction: Pepe Mediavilla (news, photos)
  • Two new TK Helmet Project submissions
  • Vader Project tour ended and auctioned off (article)
  • Matt Busch‘s Greak Lakes Garrison trading card (Facebook)
  • R2-KT in Clone Wars Encyclopedia
  • Girl Trooping Power
  • Cloud City Garrison on MSNBC (video)
  • Georgia Garrison featured on “What’s the Deal?”
  • Dean interviews co-worker who’s a Star Wars virgin

Mission Reports

  • Mexican Garrison in promo ads for World Cup (YouTube videos)
  • New England Garrison’s trio of troops
    • Trooping for the Trooper Blood Drive
    • Visit to Children’s Hospital
    • Special Birthday Visit
  • Ohio Garrison at Star Wars Wedding
  • Make-A-Wish boy receives Millennium Falcon (article, photos)
  • Ohio Garrison troops with Cincinnati Reds
  • Update on Afonso from last episode

Interview with Star Wars Artist Joe Corroney

Upcoming Events

  • San Diego Comic Con updates from Lesley, TR-3774
  • Star Wars Celebration V updates (ForceCast episode)

Shout-Out
Congratulations to Nordic Garrison’s Tina, BH-4706 and her newly-approved 4-LOM costume

Trivia/Giveaway

Unit Anniversaries

  • 70th Explorers’ Squad 66: The Temple Raiders – 2nd Anniversary on July 1st
  • Southern Cross Garrison – 1st Anniversary on July 1st
  • German Garrison’s Echo Nova Squad – 1st Anniversary on July 5th
  • Alpine Garrison’s Mustafar Squad – 5th Anniversary on July 11th
  • Terror Australis Garrison’s Southern Dewback Squad – 1st Anniversary on July 11th

Honorary Member Birthdays

  • David Prowse – July 1st
  • Terri Hodges – July 3rd
  • Friend of the Legion Milo Ventimiglia – July 8th
  • Sound Wizard Ben Burtt – July 12th
  • Richard LeParmentier – July 16th
  • Fanboy’s Kristen Bell – July 18th
  • Artist Joe Corroney – July 18th
  • Artist Grant Gould – July 18th
  • Mary “Luminara” Oyaya – July 18th
  • Rena “Taun We” Owen – July 22nd
  • Orli “Shaak Ti” Shoshan – July 23rd
  • Anthony “Move Along Trooper” Forrest – July 25th
  • Author Drew Karpyshyn – July 28th

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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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501stCast Episode 54: April 7th, 2010: Mega Interviews Inside

Dedication: This episode of the 501stCast is dedicated to Mark Hogmire, SL-2364 of Garrison Tyranus.

Show Notes: Episode LIV (April 7th, 2010)

Hosts:  Dean Plantamura (TK-899), Joe Stevenson (TK-6064), Nicky Blum (DZ-8397

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

Post-Production: Andy Fairbanks (ID-8169)

Contributors: Scott (Mongo) Gibbs TK-9091 and Cheyenne IG-9686

Recent News

Mission Reports

  • Japanese Garrison assist with Star Wars t-shirt promotion (photos)
  • Japanese Garrison troops with Kyle Newman for Fanboys premiere (photos)
  • More Adidas troops for 501st
  • Southern California Garrison teams up with the Los Angeles Kings (skating Clone video, photos)
  • Belgian Garrison troops Star Wars: In Concert (video)
  • Florida Garrison at MegaCon
    • Interview: Jason Sobol
    • Interview: Jeremy Bulloch
    • Interview: Matthew Wood & David Acord
    • Interview: Peter Mayhew
    • Interview: Steve Sansweet
  • Outpost Romania helps promote Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  • Costa Rica Outpost with the National Symphony Orchestra (video1, video2, video3, press1, press2Facebook photos)
  • Outpost Venezuela at Caracas Comic Con (photos, interview)
  • Dutch Garrison Troops Breda’s Comic Fair
  • Star Garrison goes all out for Comicpalooza
  • Taiwan Formosa Outpost invited to Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival
  • Star Garrison at I09’s SXSW party
  • New England Garrison
    • Teams up with Lowell Devils for Star Wars Night (photos)
    • Participated in Cub Scout Space Derby
    • Geek Week
    • Fall Brook Fair
  • Dutch Garrison helps celebrate Gymnastics Association Rijsenhout’ s 50th anniversary
  • Ohio Garrison’s Lazer Tag event for Make-A-Wish

Upcoming Events

  • C2E2
  • Celebration V update
  • Dune Sea Garrison teams up with Phoenix Suns (promotional video)

Give-Away/Contest

  • Shout-Out: Legion Members Wed
  • Give-Away/Trivia Question

Unit Anniversaries

  • Outpost 42 Garrison – 6th Anniversary – this month
  • Alabama Garrison – 3rd Anniversary – April 3rd
  • MidSouth Garrison – 3rd Anniversary – April 3rd
  • Star Garrison’s West Texas Squad – 1st Anniversary – April 6th
  • Turkish Outpost – 2nd Anniversary – April 10th
  • Italica Garrison’s Squads: 3T Squad, 77th Alpi Squad, Praetorian Squad and SubZero Squad – all turn 2 on April 21st
  • UK Garrison History

Honorary Member Birthdays

  • Star Wars artist Tom Hodges – April 5th
  • Star Wars artist Cynthia Cummens-Narcisi – April 6th
  • Billy Dee Williams, Lando Calrissian – April 6th
  • John Ratzenberger aka Major Bren Derlin in Empire Strikes Back – April 6th
  • Don Bies – April 7th
  • Tom Kane, Voice of Yoda and Yularen from Star Wars: The Clone Wars – April 15th
  • Hayden “Anakin Skywalker” Christensen – April 19th
  • George “Sulu” Takei, voice of Lok Durd in Star Wars: The Clone Wars – April 20th
  • Rob Coleman (ILM Lead Animator) – April 27th

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501stCast Episode 45: July 19th, 2009: Brand New Key

Show Notes: Episode XLV (July 19th, 2009)

In this episode, we bring you news on the Robot Chicken on Wheels tour, the launching of a Death Star, a broody new Honorary Member, the latest news on museum-quality off-the-shelf Stormtrooper armor, and an exclusive preview of the new Creative Audioscapes audio drama Star Wars: In the Shadows. All this plus international mission reports, upcoming events and more!

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

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

Post-Production: Dean Plantamura (TK-899)

Contributors: Chris Martin (TD-9993)

Recent News

Interview
Pre-San Diego Comic Con chat with Museum Replicas

Mission Reports

  • LFL brings Empire City Garrison Clone to visit The Colbert Report set
  • Southern California Garrison’s canned food drive (photos)
  • Malaysia-Brunei Outpost visits Heart of Borneo Family Day
  • United Kingdom Garrison troops for our Honorary Commander David Prowse (photos)
  • Star Garrison at Space Center Houston (photos)
  • Japanese Garrison participates in Meet the Stars of The Clone Wars events (photos)
  • Terror Australis Garrison troops Office Works Family Fun Day
  • Costa Rica Outpost invades Ticobot 2009
  • Dutch Garrison troops at Dutch Space
  • Midwest Garrison debuts Death Star
  • Garrison Tyranus troops benefit for Charlotte (CaringBridge page)
  • French & Belgian Garrisons invade Japan Expo (photos, video)
  • Taiwan Formosa Outpost helps Adidas preview new Star Wars line (photos)

Upcoming Events

  • San Diego Comic Con
  • Robot Chicken Crew’s Rollerskating Tour
  • Northeast Remnant Garrison hosts Darth Vader Balloon at NJ Festival of Ballooning

Other

  • Shout-Out – Amy Nieto (blog)
  • Give-Away/Trivia Contest
  • Honorary Member Birthdays
    • Ben Burtt (Editor, Sound Designer on Star Wars) – July 12th
    • Richard LeParmentier (Admiral Motti) – July 16th
    • Kristen Bell (Zoe of Fanboys) – July 18th
    • Joe Corroney (Star Wars Artist) – July 18th
    • Rena Owen (Taun We & Senator Nee Alavar) – July 22nd
    • Anthony Forrest (Move Along Sandtrooper and “The Fixer”) – July 25th
    • Drew Karpyshyn (Author) – July 28th

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