Databurst From the 501st

December 6, 2017 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from December 6 to 12th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

December 6

  • Southern California Garrison will be in Rancho Cucamonga, CA for the Annual Book Fair Fundraiser at Barnes & Noble from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.

December 7

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Kansas City, KS for The Star Wars Holiday Special Party at Turner Community Library from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.
  • Great Lakes Garrison will be in Grand Rapids, MI for the Mary Free Bed Hospital visit.
  • Redback Garrison will be at the Geebung Special School Fete.
  • Starkiller Garrison will be in Pittsburgh, PA for Star Wars Night with the Pittsburgh Penguins from 6:00 to 10:00 PM at the PPG Paints Arena.
  • UK Garrison will be in Leeds for Debenhams VIP Event at White Rose Shopping Centre from 5:00 to 10:00 PM, and in Bishop Auckland for the Evergreen Primary Special Needs School Christmas Fair from 5:00 to 7:30 PM.

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Databurst From the 501st

November 29, 2017 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from November 29 to December 5th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

November 30

  • Badlands Garrison will be in Grande Prairie, AB for Take Back the Night at Muskoseepi Park.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Grand Terrace, CA for the Light Up Grand Terrace Toy Drive at the Azure Hills Church Parking Lot from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.
  • Star Garrison will be in Cypress, TX for Fight Like a Wookiee.

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Databurst From the 501st

November 22, 2017 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

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

November 22

  • Spanish Garrison will be in Madrid, Spain for the XV Maraton Donacion Sangre at the Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal from 11:00 AM to 7:30 PM.

November 23

  • Garrison Carida will be in Philadelphia, PA for the Thanksgiving Day Parade at the Philadelphia Museum of Art from 8:00 AM to noon.
  • German Garrison will be in Stuttgart for Games Fair Stuttgart from 23 to 26th.
  • Old Line Garrison will be in Philadelphia, PA for the Thanksgiving Day Parade from 7:00 AM to noon.

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Databurst From the 501st

November 15, 2017 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

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

November 15

  • New England Garrison will be at Star Wars LEGO Land for Adult Night.
  • Northeast Remnant Garrison will be in Tenafly, NJ for STEM Night.
  • Star Garrison will be in Fort Worth, TX for the Make-A-Wish Reveal Party.

November 16

  • Badlands Garrison will be in Calgary, AB for IPC Client Appreciation at the Calgary Golf & Country Club.
  • Carolina Garrison will be in Greensboro, NC for the Star Wars Battlefront II launch at GameStop from 6:00 to 9:30 PM.
  • Central Garrison will be in Ft. Snelling, MN for the Mpls Military Recruiting Battalion Annual Dinner, in Rochester, MN for the Star Wars Battlefront II release at GameStop, in Brooklyn Park, IA for the Star Wars Battlefront II release at GameStop, and in Bismarck, IA for the Star Wars Battlefront II midnight release at Walmart.
  • Georgia Garrison will be in Atlanta, GA for the Star Wars Battlefront II midnight release at GameStop from 8:00 to 11:00 PM.
  • German Garrison will be at the M hlheimer Garden World Advent Exhibition.
  • Northern Darkness Garrison will be in Fort Wayne, IN for the Star Wars Battlefront II release party at Combat Ops Arena from 7:00 to 11:00 PM, and in Dyer, IN for the Star Wars Battlefront II release at GameStop from 8:30 to 11:30 PM.
  • Old Line Garrison will be in Severna Park, MD for the Star Wars Battlefront II launch at GameStop from 6:00 PM to midnight.
  • Star Garrison will be in Arlington, TX for the Star Wars Battlefront II pre-release event at GameStop, in Euless, TX for the Star Wars Battlefront II late-night launch, and in Grapevine, TX for the Star Wars Battlefront II launch.

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November 10, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, News, Random House, Regular Feature, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • StarWars.com has an exclusive excerpt from Star Wars: Canto Bight which will be out December 5th.
  • Random House is offering a free Canto Bight pin for those who pre-order the book. Just follow the following link for details.
  • And there’s an update on the upcoming DK book Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles. We now know the author – Landry Q. Walker. The release date is still set for April 3, 2018. Here’s the new description for the book via edelweiss.

The definitive guide to the vehicles from a galaxy far, far away…Learn all about your favorite Star Wars(TM) vehicles, from the A-wing to the Y-wing.

Don’t know your X-wing from your Y-wing? Not sure what type of craft Slave I is? Look no further than the Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles. From the swamps of Kashyyyk to the deserts of Jakku, from inner-city Coruscant to the vastness of hyperspace, this new Star Wars book will show you the right craft for the job. This handy guide is full of fun facts and intriguing information, guaranteed to enthrall fans for hours on end.

This encyclopedia features more than 200 weird and wonderful vehicles from the world of Star Wars, including ships and vehicles from the entire saga of movies as well as the television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels. One vehicle is explored in detail on each page, so there’s something new even for die-hard fans. All the technology behind the vehicles such as repulsorlift craft and hyperspeed is fully explored.

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Databurst From the 501st

November 8, 2017 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from November 8 to 14th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

November 9

  • Carolina Garrison will be in Wilmington, NC for the North Carolina Symphony “Music of Star Wars” at the Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College from 7:30 to 9:00 PM.
  • Old Line Garrison will be in Washington D.C. for the Seacrest Studios event at Childrens National Medical Center from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.

November 10

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Kansas City, MO for Kansas City Comic Con at Bartle Hall from November 10 to 12th.
  • Carolina Garrison will be in Durham, NC for NCComiccon Bull City at the Durham Convention Center from November 10 to 12th, and in Raleigh, NC for the North Carolina Symphony “Music of Star Wars” event at Meymandi Concert Hall from November 10 to 11th.
  • Great Lakes Garrison will be in Brighton, MI for the Livingston Symphony Orchestra presents Music in the Movies.
  • Hungarian Garrison will be in Szigetszentmiklos for Jelszo: Iskolai udvarfelujitas from 2:00 to 7:00 PM.
  • Northern Darkness Garrison will be in Fort Wayne, IN for Go MAD Gala Lakewood Park Christian School Fundraiser from 5:30 to 8:00 PM.
  • Redback Garrison will be at Supanova Brisbane 2017.
  • UK Garrison will be in Brentwood for Brentwood Theatre Film Nights – Star Wars: The Force Awakens from 7:00 to 11:00 PM.

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Databurst From the 501st

November 1, 2017 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

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

November 1

  • Great Lakes Garrison will be in Grand Rapids, MI for the Devos Children’s Hospital visit.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Santa Barbara, CA for the Santa Barbara Big Read Kickoff William Shakespeare’s Star Wars event from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

November 2

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Rolla, MO for RollaCon 2017 at the Havener Student Center from 4:00 to 9:00 PM.
  • Central Garrison will be in Stewartville, MN for the Geotek Employee United Way Campaign from November 2 to 3rd.
  • Georgia Garrison will be in Newnan, GA for Star Wars Reads Day from 6:00 to 7:30 PM.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Riverside, CA for the California Library Conference.

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October 27, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Art News

  • Comic Book Movie revealed three new promo posters for The Last Jedi.
  • And if you’ve got deep pockets and like original artwork, Dave Dorman’s C-3PO painting may or may not still be available.

Book News

  • Stormtroopers: Beyond the Armor came out this week. It’s available on Amazon.
  • If you’ve read From A Certain Point of View, Jason Fry has a nice write-up on his short story.

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Databurst From the 501st

October 25, 2017 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from October 25 to 31st. It’s Star Wars Reads Month, so be on the look out for events near you. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

October 25

  • Central Garrison will be in West Des Moines, IA for Trunk or Treat at St. Mark Lutheran Church.
  • Garrison Carida will be in Mechanicsburg, PA for the Military & DOD Halloween Community Trunk-or-Treat from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, and in Bethlehem, PA for Bling Your Bra Charity Event and Wellness Expo from 6:45 to 9:45 PM.
  • Garrison Tyranus will be in Reston, VA for the Washington West Film Festival from October 25 to 30th at the Reston Town Center.
  • Georgia Garrison will be in Johns Creek, GA for the Johns Creek Police Department Truck or Treat from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
  • Star Garrison will be in Dallas, TX for Fall Fun Fest, and in Amarillo, TX for CPS Trunk or Treat.
  • UK Garrison will be in London for MCM Kidtropolis at ExCeL from October 25 to 26th.

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October 20, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Conventions, Events, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, trailers, Video Games | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Art News

  • Tsuneo Sanda has a special art print for sale featuring Rey. Proceeds are going to Support Disaster Areas by Hurricanes and Wildfires.
  • Dave Dorman also has a couple prints for sale, but they are very limited. One is a Star Wars print featuring Rey and BB-8 on Jakku, the other features Pennywise the Clown from the new It. It’s creepy and awesome.

Book News

  • Unbound Worlds has an interview with author John Jackson Miller touching on his Star Wars work for From A Certain Point of View and Canto Bight.
  • Behind the Books posted a cool video that features Erich Schoeneweiss who talks about some of the behind the scenes business with the production of the Star Wars books.

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