Databurst From the 501st

October 22, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from October 22 through 28th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

October 23

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Wichita, KS for Wichita Light the Night at Exploration Place from 4:00 to 9:00 PM.
  • Alpine Garrison will be in Syracuse, UT for the Syracuse Pumpkin Walk from 8:00 to 10:00 PM from October 23 to 25th, and in Sandy, UT for the Read Today Reading Celebration at the South Towne Expo Center from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.
  • Central Garrison will be in Omaha, NE for the Halloween Family Night at Paypal.
  • Great Lakes Garrison will be in Midland, MI for the Midland Pumpkin Festival.
  • Ohio Garrison will be in Wadsworth, OH for Scare on the Square from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

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Podcasts in Review

October 16, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

501stCast: September Episode includes the latest troop reports, a short clip with Mary Franklin, discussion of Star Wars Celebration Anaheim (mostly anxious anticipation as there isn’t too much news yet), a cool story about one trooper saving a person’s life, and even tips on how to throw a baseball as Darth Vader (or how not to, at least). Fun episode and the only place you’ll find news and coverage of the 501st Legion.

Assembly of Geeks:Reviewing Rebels & Remembering Henson” episode brings about a collection of Muppets topics as they cover their favorite Muppet songs and more. Tricia also talks about the Star Wars Rebels “Spark of Rebellion” screening, her feelings on the characters and the show overall. Good episode and worth a listen.

Bombad Radio: Episode 170 features their interview with Sean McKeever. Sean has worked on comics and videogames and is currently one of the writers for Star Wars: The Old Republic. He talks about what work he’s done on the game, how he ended up at Bioware, the differences between writing for comics and videogames, and his thoughts on all the different comic publishers he’s worked for. I hadn’t heard of Sean before but he turned out to be a really interesting guest. I liked his comments on comics and the comparisons to the video game industry, plus getting to hear what his contributions were (and are) for SWTOR.

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Databurst From the 501st

October 15, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from October 15 through 21st. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

October 15

  • Japanese Garrison will be in Tokyo, Japan for the IT Pro Expo 2014 from October 15 to 17th.
  • Redback Garrison will be in Rockhampton for the Light the Night Walk.
  • Southern California Garrison will be at Hawking Charter School for an event.
  • UK Garrison will be in Telford for CineWorld Conference & Awards 2014.

October 16

  • Dutch Garrison will be in Utrecht for Legoworld.

October 17

  • Empire City Garrison will be at the Salisbury Mills Fire Company Haunted Firehouse from October 17 to 18th.
  • Midwest Garrison will be in Burbank, IL for the Burbank Haunt for Hunger.
  • Ohio Garrison will be in Cincinnati, OH for Brick Fest Live at Duke Energy Convention Center from October 17 to 19th, and in Worthington, OH for the Worthington Community Center Outer Space Spooktacular from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.
  • Redback Garrison will be at the 2014 MS Moonwalk.
  • Timberline Garrison will be in Boise, ID for Tree City Comic Con from October 17 to October 18th.

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Databurst From the 501st

October 8, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from October 8 through 14th. Lots to look forward to with Star Wars Reads Day on Saturday. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

October 8

  • New England Garrison will be in South Hadley, MA for the Star Wars: The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight Launch Party at Odyssey Bookshop along with author Tony DiTerlizzi at 6:30 PM.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Cypress, CA for an early Star Wars Reads Day event at the OC Public/Cypress Library from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.

October 10

  • Alpine Garrison will be in Springville, UT for an early Star Wars Reads Day event at the Springville Public Library from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.
  • Carolina Garrison will be in Jacksonville, NC for Star Wars Reads Day at Onslow County Library from 6:00 to 8:30 PM.
  • Central Garrison will be in Sioux Falls, SD for an early Star Wars Reads Day event at Harrisburg Explorer Elementary School from 8:30 to 11:00 AM.
  • Empire City Garrison will be in New York City, NY for New York Comic Con from October 10 through 13th.
  • German Garrison will be in Hagen for Star Wars Reads Day at Comic Centrum from 3:00 to 6:00 PM and in Speyer for Star Wars Reads Day at the Speyer Library.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Lemon Grove, CA for an early Star Wars Reads Day event at Lemon Grove Library from 2:30 to 5:00 PM.
  • UK Garrison will be in Warwick for Newburgh School Star Wars Reads Day.

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Star Wars Reads Day Planner

October 6, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in 501st, Books, Events, Star Wars | 2 Comments

star-wars-reads-day-3Star Wars Reads Day III is October 11 and there will be Star Wars guests and 501st Legion members at events around the world. You can check out StarWars.com to get all the details on what will be happening that day and who will be participating, and you can check out Star Wars Reads Day on Facebook for more event details. Below you’ll find our roundup of where the Star Wars guests and 501st Legion will be, plus some early events that are planned.

Early 501st Events


  • October 7 – Southern California Garrison will be in Hacienda Heights, CA for an early Star Wars Reads Day event at Hacienda Heights Library from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, and in Los Angeles, CA at Junipero Serra Branch Library from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.
  • October 8 – Southern California Garrison will be in Cypress, CA for an early Star Wars Reads Day event at the OC Public/Cypress Library from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.
  • October 10 – Alpine Garrison will be in Springville, UT for an early Star Wars Reads Day event at the Springville Public Library from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.
  • October 10 – Central Garrison will be in Sioux Falls, SD for an early Star Wars Reads Day event at Harrisburg Explorer Elementary School from 8:30 to 11:00 AM.
  • October 10 – German Garrison will be in Hagen, Germany for Star Wars Reads Day at Comic Centrum from 3:00 to 6:00 PM and in Speyer, Germany for Star Wars Reads Day at the Speyer Library.
  • October 10 – Southern California Garrison will be in Lemon Grove, CA for an early Star Wars Reads Day event at Lemon Grove Library from 2:30 to 5:00 PM.
  • October 10 – UK Garrison will be in Warwick, England for Newburgh School Star Wars Reads Day.

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Databurst From the 501st

October 1, 2014 at 12:05 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from October 1 through 7th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

October 2

  • Italian Garrison will be in Rome for Romics from October 2 to 5th.
  • Timberline Garrison will be in Boise, ID for Light the Night at Ann Morrison Park from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.
  • UK Garrison will be in Moscow for Russian Comic Con from October 2 to 5th.

October 3

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Collinsville, IL for Archon STL from October 3 to 5th at the Gateway Center. Star Wars guests include R.A. Salvatore.
  • Austrian Garrison will be in Dusseldorf for Jedi Con from October 3 through 5th. Star Wars guests include Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Garrick Hagon, Bonnie Piesse, Susanna Bonasewicz, Wolfgang Pampel, Hans-Georg Panczak, Oliver Doring, Brian Muir, John Ostrander, Matt Busch and Lin Zy.
  • Bloodfin Garrison will be in Indianapolis, IN for Indy Awesome Con from October 3 to 5th. Star Wars guests include Jim Cummings and Phil LaMarr.
  • Dutch Garrison will be in Leiden for Leids Ontzet.
  • Southern Dewback Garrison will be at the Elizabeth City Centre for the October School Holidays LEGO Fan Display from October 3 to 5th.
  • UK Garrison will be in London for the 4th Ealing Guides Centenary Celebration.

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Databurst From the 501st

September 24, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from September 24 through 30th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

September 26

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Mission, KS for the Rushton Elementary FUNdwalk from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM, and in Overland Park, KS for SOAR Parents Night Out at Grace Church from 5:30 to 8:30 PM.
  • Badlands Garrison will be in Edmonton, AB for the Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo from September 26 to 28th.
  • Garrison Carida will be in Charleston, WV for ShockaCon Horror Sci-Fi Convention from September 26 to 28th.
  • Mountain Garrison will be in Greenwood Village, CO for Family Fun Night from 5:30 to 7:00 PM.
  • Redback Garrison will be at Surfer’s Paradise Kids Week.
  • UK Garrison will be in Hastings for Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

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Databurst From the 501st

September 17, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from September 17 through 23rd. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

September 17

  • UK Garrison will be in Northampton for The Cube Disability Day Centre Visit.

September 18

  • Central Garrison will be in Papillion, NE for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.
  • Garrison Carida will be in Mechanicsburg, PA for the Cub Scout 279 Pack Meeting.
  • Japanese Garrison will be in Sapporo, Hokkaido for the 23rd Greenbird Volunteer Cleanup.

September 19

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Kansas City, MO for the FHS Star Wars Weekend at the Legoland Discovery Center from September 19 to 21st.
  • Central Garrison will be in Hastings, MN for Charity-Con at the National Guard Armory.
  • Empire City Garrison will be in Babylon, NY for the Cub Scout Pack Night.
  • Excelsior Garrison will be in Rochester, NY for RocCon from September 19 to 21st.
  • Garrison Excelsior will be in Rochester, NY for RocCon from September 19 to 21st.
  • Midwest Garrison will be in Merrillville, IN for Ramencon.
  • Ohio Garrison will be in Cincinnati, OH for the Cincinnati Comic Expo from September 19 to 21st.
  • Old Line Garrison will be in Timonium, MD for Brick Fest Live from September 19 to 22nd.
  • Redback Garrison will be at Yeppon Beach Day Out.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Mission Viejo, CA for the Tom Angleberger book signing at the Mission Viejo Library from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

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Databurst From the 501st

September 10, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from September 10 through 16th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

September 11

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Warrensburg, MO for UCMO Get the Red Out at the University of Central Missouri from 3:00 to 6:00 PM.
  • Capital City Garrison will be in Ottawa, ON for the South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre Community BBQ from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.
  • Central California Garrison will be in Sacramento, CA for Crocker-Con at the Crocker Art Museum from 5:00 to 9:00 PM.
  • German Garrison will be in Solingen at Sdpark for Star Wars on the second hand shop from Noon to 4:00 PM, and in Brakeler Forest for the Trike Ride for Lebensverkrzend Ill Children in Essen.

September 12

  • Badlands Garrison will be in Kamloops, BC for Attack-X 2014 from September 12 to 14th.
  • Garrison Carida will be in Lancaster, PA for Star Wars Night with the Barnstormers from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Clipper Magazine Stadium.
  • Garrison Excelsior will be in Verona, NY for Scare-A-Cuse at Turning Stone Casino from September 12 through 14th.
  • Midwest Garrison will be in Schaumburg, IL at the Legoland Discovery Center from September 12 through 14th.
  • Polish Garrison will be in Chrzanów for Atacon 2014 from September 12 to 14th.
  • Redback Garrison will be at the Southport School fundraiser.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Ventura, CA for Central Coast Comic Con from September 12 through 14th.

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Databurst From the 501st

September 3, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from September 3 through 9th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

September 3

  • UK Garrison will be in Leicester for the NSC Computer Science Conference.

September 4

  • Timberline Garrison will be in Salt Lake City, UT for Salt Lake Comic Con from September 4 through 6th.

September 5

  • Central California Garrison will be in Reno, NV for The Great Reno Balloon Race from 6:00 to 9:00 AM at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park.
  • FanWars Garrison will be in Brussels, Belgium for Fête de la BD from September 5 through 7th.
  • Great Lakes Garrison will be in Dearborn, MI for the Dearborn Geek Festival.
  • Redback Garrison will be at the 2014 Beaudesert Show.

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