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    Event Name: Character Breakfast Venue: Northside Church of Christ Venue address: 1375 Old Hickory Blvd Nashville , Tennessee USA Event Start: June 22 - 9am Event End: June 22 - 11am Event Website: Expected number of attendees: 30-50 Requested number of characters: 5 Requested character types: Secure changing/staging area: Yes Comments: I am the children’s minister at our church. We are hoping to do a fun event for the kids in our area and community. We have three Disney princesses and would like to also provide characters for the boys. My family recently attended Star Wars night at Lipscomb and my boys loved it! I would love any information as to whether or not this is something my mom can help me with or who I should contact for a possible care to explain I am the children’s minister at our church. We are hoping to do a fun breakfast event for the kids at our church and in our community. We have three Disney princesses and would like to also provide characters for the boys. My family recently attended Star Wars night at Lipscomb and my boys loved it! I would love any information as to whether or not this is something you can help me with or who I should contact for a possible character experience. . Referred by: Lipscomb basketball
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    Welcome. If you have any questions about your costume before submitting feel free to PM me, as one of the current GMLs for the Garrison, and having two versions of this costume myself, I am more than happy to help.
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    Event Name: Summer Reading Kickoff Event (fun title TBA) Venue: Spring Hill Public Library Venue address: 144 Kedron Pkwy Spring Hill , Tennessee 37174 USA Event Start: 5/29/19 - 1:00 pm Event End: 5/129/19 - 3:00 pm Event Website: http://www.springhilltn.org/281/Library Expected number of attendees: 700 Requested number of characters: 6 Requested character types: Secure changing/staging area: Yes Comments: The town comes out in mass to kick off a summer of big programs. We bring in performers, and have lots of activities, reading challenges, something for everyone. Local sponsoring vendors come and give away free pizza, fresh juice, donuts, etc. This year, we will have a Space theme and would like to kick it off celebrating Star Wars. We would have related activities throughout and just the chance for characters to be there for photo ops would be amazing. Referred by: Collaborative Summer Reading Program
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    Event Name: May the Forth Be With You Kick Ball Tournament Venue: West Park Venue address: 6105 Morrow Road Nashville, Tennessee 37209 USA Event Start: May 4, 2019 - 9:00am Event End: May 4, 2019 - 12:00pm Event Website: Expected number of attendees: 100 Requested number of characters: n/a Requested character types: Secure changing/staging area: No Comments: Nashville Sports League is hosting a Star Wars themed kickball tournament to benefit Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee.
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    Event Name: May The Fourth Be With You Venue: Little Harpeth Brewing Company Venue address: 30 Oldham St NASHVILLE, Tennessee 37213 USA Event Start: May 4, 2019 - 6:00 pm Event End: May 5, 2019 - 12:00am Event Website: Pending Expected number of attendees: 400 Requested number of characters: Requested character types: Secure changing/staging area: Yes Comments: Nashville musician Jasmine Cain will be performing in support of her new album before hitting the road, and is throwing a Star Wars themed party. Return of the Jedi actress Femi Taylor (Oola the Twi'lek) is being brought in from the UK as a special guest. A costume contest will be held along with a raffle. Members of the costuming community are being sought along with the 501st to add that special touch to the event. We highly encourage the 501st to utilize this opportunity for charitable fundraising and the organizers would like to contribute raffle proceeds toward fundraising whether in support of Make-A-Wish or other appropriate charitable entities. The venue offers a very unique environment that is both Cantina-esque and reminiscent of Bespin's industrial design. Referred by: I've been active with the convention world since 2009, was an executive staffer for Nashville's former comic convention (Geek Media Expo - 2011-2013) involving 501st members, and now operate a talent booking agency working with numerous celebrities including various cast members from the Star Wars franchise. I've participated in various events and ceremonies with the 501st around the world and count many friends among the organization. Love what the 501st is about. The 501st is family!
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    Event Name: Star Wars Day at the Memphis Central Library Venue: Central Library , Memphis Venue address: 3030 Poplar Memphis, Tennessee 38111 USA Event Start: May 4 - Noon Event End: May 4 - 3 Event Website: memphislibrary.org Expected number of attendees: 150 Requested number of characters: 10 Requested character types: Secure changing/staging area: Yes Comments: Hello, Jody Callahan here again. We're are staging Star Wars Day at the Memphis Central Library again. Your organization participated last year, and we thought the day was a big success (more than 150 people took part). We'd like to have you back again if at all possible! Referred by: previous encounters
  8. Moving to Tennessee

    Welcome to the garrison, and yeah if you don't mind a bit of travel I personally would check the events threads for all the squads, once you get settled in, as many events are worth the trip. Look forward to trooping with ya
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    The 6th Annual St. Chatty's Day Parade is a family friendly event celebrating St.. Patrick's Day in Chattanooga, with proceeds benefiting Chattanooga's Kids on the Block. The parade will line up at 11:30AM and step off at 1:00pm on Main Street. Last year over 5000 people lined the streets of downtown Chattanooga to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Chattanooga.
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    Event Name: One Man Star Wars Venue: Chattanooga Theatre Centre Venue address: 400 River Street Chattanooga, Tennessee 37405 USA Event Start: 3/2/19 - 8pm Event End: 3/3/19 - 430pm Event Website: theatrecentre.com Expected number of attendees: 300 Requested number of characters: 10 Requested character types: Secure changing/staging area: Yes Comments: This is a touring show put on by one individual going through the entire original trilogy on stage. It’s a fundraiser for the Chattanooga Theatre Centre taking place, March 2nd in the evening at 8 PM and March 3rd for a matinee showing at 2:30 PM. Referred by: We’ve seen you at numerous other charitable events at the Chattanooga Symphony and through our participation in Dragon*Con.
  13. Dreamnight at the Zoo 2019

    Event Name: Dreamnight at the Zoo - 2019 Venue: Zoo Knoxville Venue address: 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive Knoxville, Tennessee 37914 USA Event Start: 5/10/18 - 5:30 PM Event End: 5/10/18 - 8:30 PM Event Website: zooknoxville.org Expected number of attendees: 1200 Requested number of characters: Requested character types: Secure changing/staging area: Yes Comments: A event in partnership with East Tennessee Children's Hospital to host a special evening at the Zoo for disabled and chronically ill children.
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    Welcome! Best of luck with your submission.
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  17. Bluegrass has plenty of events to be sure but there are a lot in Louisville which is 3 hours away for me. Nashville I'm pretty sure is like 5 hours. Lol but I would love love love to see the predators play the red wings, my two favorite teams. I will definitely be at Fanboy Expo the entire weekend with my cosplay crew, so I'll be available to troop it also. As for everything else I'm figuring it out as I go. Thank you very much for the warm welcome.
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    Welcome. I think I recall you both at ICCC this year in Franklin.
  19. Moving to Tennessee

    Welcome, Jay...or soon-to-be-welcome. As long as you are referring to Spring Hill, TN... you are correct. MidSouth Garrison covers all of TN for sure. Spring Hill is partially in Williamson County, and partially in Maury County... and both of them are within the Music City Squad. While many events are closer to Nashville, we do have events from time to time scattered all around the area. Once you are settled in and ready to troop, please feel free to check the event calendar or this forum's event section. You'll want to look at anything in the Music City Squad section and the general MSG section... not to mention the conventions section. You might find some fun ones where you (and your wife) may want to troop. Sometimes, we have build parties as well. So check the forum and/or the event calendar when you can.
  20. I'm sure that Knox Eisley Squad would love to have you troop with them. They only have a few events scheduled at the moment, but they definitely get a lot. They have a few other conventions such as Marble City and Fanboy Expo. Just check back on the squad's event section... and peek in on the convention section since some events are posted there as well. If Chattanooga isn't too far for you, Mos Nooga Squad also has a regular flow of events coming in. The calendar should show the events for each squad as well as the full MidSouth Garrison, so check back whenever you have some time. And if you need a little extra hockey, check the Music City Squad for Nashville Predators events. The 501st events don't happen every day, but we get them from time to time. Congrats on approval, and welcome.
  21. Moving to Tennessee

    Hello everyone, my name is Jay Piazza, my wife and I are both 501st members and moving here at the end of March. I have a question, we're going to be living in or around Spring Hill, and was wondering if this is the Garrison we would be apart of? My wife Tawni Piazza 74093 is a Reserve pilot, she is also working her Navy Trooper flight suit version, I am a Tie pilot, MEPD Sandtrooper, Centurion Stormtrooper, Gunner, and also a officer. I recently got a new nickname (yay pizza) Feel free to ask any questions, I look forward to trooping with you guys
  22. Hello all!!! I just got approved for my Doctor Aphra yesterday around noon, but they have not posted my announcement photo yet. I am in the Bluegrass Garrison, Blue Sun Squad however I live in the south eastern most corner of KY bordering TN and Virginia. It takes me 2 hours to get to Lexington going north but 1.5 hours south to Knoxville. Some of my Garrison I met at frankfortcon on saturday suggested I sign up on your boards because you all may have troops going on closer to me that I can come help with. Looking at the schedule I see Ice Bears coming up. I LOVE HOCKEY! But I have no idea Knoxville had a team. So due to scheduling it looks like my very first troop may be Ice Bears if it's ok with you guys! I have checked in and it looks my Boss man Vader from bluegrass and his wife are coming too. Outside the costume, I'm a child therapist working at a private foster care agency. I specialize in doing play therapy with abused and neglected kiddos in states custody. I'm working on my PH.D in counseling so I can start teaching others how to be good therapists. My little family likes star wars, but not the way I love it, it keeps me sane with the line of work I do. It's a pleasure to be here and I can't wait to meet you guys at the Ice Bears game!
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  24. Hi everyone, My Name is Leslie Willis and I am from Old Hickory, TN. I will be submitting for my official 501st membership in the next couple of weeks as a Line Officer (Olive drab). I have known about the 501st for some time and I have already met many of the Mid South Garrison members at several of the local cons in TN. You may know me from the Battlestar Galactica Fanclub as I ran the club tables at ICCC, Fanboy Expo, and Wizard World just to name a few. I have always enjoyed Star Wars and I was intimidated for the longest time about submitting for membership but after meeting members and learning that it is not as hard as I thought it was I wanted to give it a go. I am a big geek at heart (along with my husband) and we enjoy just about every fandom from Star Wars, Star Trek, BSG, Super Heros, and more. I look forward to getting approved and to be able to start trooping with you all. In Service to the Empire, Freya
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