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    I'm glad to be officially in the 501st! TI-77514 reserve pilot reporting!
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    Thanks everyone, it’s been great trooping with you all too! I can indeed see the event topics, thanks for following up on that!
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    Been looking around and looks like stormtrooper is a bit outside my budget at the moment, so I'm thinking https://databank.501st.com/databank/Costuming:ID_imperial_officer Problem is I don't know how to sew... Is there anybody in the Knoxville area that could help me learn?
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    Bwahaha. You guys are great.
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    Hello Folks. My name is Andy Cox and I'm new to the group. Just got my official 501s membership email yesterday. I live in the Spring Hill TN area. Looking forward to meeting some of you in the future and hopefully trooping with you.
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    I'm a little late to this conversation because I've been out of town, but I agree. I would love to start meeting some of you guys. I hated that I couldn't make out to the ICCC this weekend since it was only like 15 minutes from me. In all seriousness though, now that I've been approved I would love to start meeting some of you guys and get to know you as well. Do you guys ever get together once in while to hang out or just meet and touch base? As a rookie in the 501st I would love to get together and pick your brains and glean from your experiences.
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    Welcome! Glad to have you back in East Tennessee!
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    Welcome Brother. I am in Spring Hill also. Looking forward to meeting you and trooping with you. Let me know if there is anything that I can help you out with around here in Spring Hill!
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    Welcome here brother, can’t wait to troop with you Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Good, good. We have been following your progress with great interest. Welcome! I’ll invite you to the applicable FB groups. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Great! Welcome! I used to be in Mid South but we have our own Garrison here in Kentucky called Bluegrass Garrison.
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    Hello I'm Elizabeth Dunham, I'm not yet affiliated with the 501st and don't know what rebel legion is...just looking for something fun to do... Based in Knoxville, TN. Knew somebody years ago that was in the 501st, but lost contact with her years ago. Interested in sith/Jedi play, but could do trooper play as well, have to look at cost of costumes... About me... Am a Paramedic in real life, lived 13 years in Germany so I sound funny, love star wars and volunteering yo help people. Really could use another hobby to relax lol P.s. I got a dumb question... Looking at 501st legion website, looks like you can only be a with from the movies. What about being an inquisitor or Jedi? I see pictures of people with lightsaber in the gallery that aren't the Sith lords
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    Looking for people in the Tri-Cities area to connect with to discuss building a costume and finally becoming an approved member. Seems like most everyone here is 2+hrs. away from me. And there are never any events held around me that I have known the 501st to attend. Wondering if it would be better to join Garrison Tyrannus. I live in Bristol, TN. and Bristol, VA. is one mile away from me. But, then again the closest detachment is in Roanoke, 2hrs away as well. Maybe there should be a Tri-Cities detachment for people from both sides of the State Street.
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    Ab buttons match a stormtrooper, white/grey teeth mean ANH stunt is probably the right base. Don't know if Star Wars Galaxies is a source FISD would consider for making a new CRL, but you could always get approved as a standard TK, then wear the pauldrons at any events that aren't LucasFilm official.
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    He's building a stunt TK!
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    Event Name: Dreams and Wishes of TN Fundraiser Event Venue: Governor's Square Mall Venue address: 2801 Wilma Rudolph Blvd #92 Clarksville, Tennessee 37043 USA Event Start: 07/18/20 - 11:00am Event End: 07/18/20 - 2:00pm Event Website: governorssquare.net Expected number of attendees: 100 Requested number of characters: 50 Requested character types: Secure changing/staging area: Yes Can troopers carry blasters: Yes Can troopers carry/bring props like lightsabers and staffs: Yes Is parking available: Yes Is venue accessible to those with limited mobility: Yes Amenities available at venue: All amenities will be provided Comments: Fundraiser Meet and Greet for Dreams and Wishes of TN Referred by: NOTES: We have done this event for several years, though normally it is on Father's Day Weekend. This year it is in July, but same idea. We are also supporting Dreams & Wishes of TN. I know RL, Mando, and Droid Builders would all be welcomed... ROSTER: {Post costume(s) and if you can make it.} Michael R. - (Tentative, but IC, IG, or RG as long as I can make it)
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    Hi, my name is Jonathan Holmes based here in hendersonville. I'm very much wanting to join the 501st and have no idea where to start. I heard about the 501st through friends knowing how much I enjoy star wars and making people laugh and enjoy star wars as much as i do. I would like to create an Original Trilogy Stormtrooper, but have no idea where to start and would very much love and appreciate any help from anyone on how to get things rolling.
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    I am to, I would love to see the armor close up and get ideas. I will check those places out, thank you so much
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    Hello my name is James Leach! I am completely new to the costuming scene and am very interested in joining the 501st. I just moved to Nashville (Madison) a few moths ago and work as a lighting programmer, operator, and technician for Pulse Lighting. I first heard about the 501st while doing barbershop quartet at a St Judes back home a few years ago. I haven’t decided what to build, yet. I’d love to get to be Darth Vader or Kylo someday, but I’m sure you already have it covered. I think being a TK Stormtrooper would be a lot of fun as well. I just want to be apart of this organization and help make a difference. Also, my pictures would only import upside down, so that’s why my profile is upside down. I look forward to hopefully meeting you soon! Happy holidays! -James
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    Hi from Knoxville! I have been wanting to become involved with Star Wars cosplay for a while, but hadn't settled on the costume I would prefer. With the new movie and hearing female Storm trooper voices, I am leaning towards Storm trooper or Captain Phasma. Do you have anyone who would meet a prospective for coffee to discuss costuming? I have done historical reenacting (colonial and civil war) for 18 years and think the two genres will have similarities, but I have some costume questions beyond basic web searches. Thanks.
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    Thanks Rick. You have got to be the coolest Vader on this planet! I had such a great time with you and everyone else yesterday. Looking forward to many more troops with you brother. Until then....”Move Along” Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Hey guys had an awesome time trooping with Andy and the guys at the Montgomery county library. His stormtrooper is awesome, and his “move along” quotes were on point. I look forward to trooping with you again soon brother. Rick Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Hello my name is Bill, SL 76245, I have two approved costumes in the Carolina Garrison, Count Dooku from ep.2 and an Imperial Officer (ANH Commander). I'm working on an Imperial Gunner. Also working on a Jedi for the RL. I visit Tennessee from time to time and would love to come troop with y'all.
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    UPDATE: looks like the census is in October.
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    Before the MSC was created, or if you are outside a squad area when you were first approved, the general MSG marker/indicator was used. We were given the option to "join" the squad when MSG was created... some did, some did not. I'm pretty sure, but not 100% certain, that as new members are added, they are automatically linked to the squad if they are within the area. Good news is that it doesn't matter if you are in the MCS or the MSG as a whole... You can still troop anywhere in the garrison. Just know that the events are placed in the squad (MCS) or the garrison as a whole (MSG) based on the location of the events themselves. However, you should still be able to see all the event sections for each squad and the MSG as a whole ... and sign up for as many as you want to troop. Let Robbie or Marcus know if you cannot see the other areas. My limited knowledge on this is as follows: The garrison as a whole gets counted just before the Census in February for the elections, but part of that is to see if one has met the trooping requirement. I think the Co, XO, PR, or maybe the GML's verify who trooped on the local garrison level. I am not clear on the Detachment levels (Jolly Rogers) how they confirm the trooping requirement (if any) for any one detachment, but it is possible that the same process takes care of both... since one's costume is linked to a detachment by default... or so I would think. Another may want to clarify or confirm this, but that is my guess. As a trooper, I have never confirmed any trooping other than posting and showing up at the events. If they think you haven't trooped, there is a list of potentially inactive or retired members that is posted... and if you are on it, you might need to provide the details of when you trooped and with what costume(s)... I think.
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    It was nice to meet you today, Chuck! I hope you were able to meet a few other folks from the MSG. I need to work on my Biker Scout. I know @PegasusBlue has a TIE pilot to work on. @Mike j cosplay is planning to build a trash compactor. Sounds like a build party needs to happen this fall before the weather gets too cold.
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    Hi! My hubby and I have just been transferred from Bloodfin! So excited to meet and troop with you all! Misty *aka kittieflygirl* Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
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    Congrats and Welcome! I'm south of Spring Hill. Looking forward to trooping with you!
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    Several of us went to Dragon*Con in Atlanta this last weekend, so may not have been available... when we otherwise would have been able to do so. Hope your weekend was fun.
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    Awesome!!! Congrats and welcome!
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    Awesome!! Nice work! Be sure to check out the events threads and get signed up. Some good ones coming up like ICCC and Boo at the Zoo. John, I believe he is a Stormy like yourself...We can always use more TKs!
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    Yea! One good pilot deserves another... We've trooped together so many times, I've always considered like part of the family.
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    So, first let me say hello, again. I've not been here to the Mid South Garrison site in some time ... about 10 years. That said I have recently acquired an Anovos Shadowtroopoer armor kit (new old stock). I plan on starting work on assembling everything (other than the helmet as the kit came with it already assembled) in the next few weeks. I am hoping to be able to end up with a TX armor set that any member of the 501st could be proud of. I thought I would return here as it seems to be a great community full of helpful people and resources. I'd put off for some time getting back around to working on another Stormtrooper costume until I could do it right. I have a set of white armor that I purchased probably 10 years ago at a bargain price (Rubies... I know, I know). It served it's purpose especially after spending time rigging up a strapping system on it that would actually hold things in place. I had a good idea that I'd never have a chance of joining the 501st with that armor. So here I am 10 years later hopefully off to a good start and will hopefully be on my way to having a set of black armor that any member of the 501st would be proud of. All that said I hope to be posting pictures of my progress in the coming weeks.
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    And so it begins... Started rough cuts today. Shoulder bells, biceps, thighs. And my boots arrived last week.
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    @xtra Good to know that my thought process was on track regarding that. On a sad note I'm going to have to put off starting on my build till next weekend. On the bright side of things my boots arrived today. Got a smoking bargain on GH Bass Amsterdams used but look like they have only been worn/walked in a few times at most and for $24 I couldn't pass them up.
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    We are currently in southern indiana. We'll be moving after the first of the year. We're only 2 hours from Nashville though so it's an easy drive to troop!! Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
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    Thank you!! Oh I’m totally prepared for that price tag and I’m lucky enough to have the finances available to do it. Good to meet you sir! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Welcome back! Let me know if you need any assistance with the transfer both within the Legion and outside of it. Moving is usually a pain
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    Hello my name is scott Denney. My wife misty and I just transferred from the Indiana Bloodfin garrison. We r in the process of moving back to east Tennessee and wanted to get the jump on our legion changes. I am a tk and very active droid builder so if someone could help point me in the direction of the droid builders around the Knoxville area. My wife is a Tie Pilot and is also active in droid building. She is the builder of the only MSE droid accepted to the R2KT Ambassadroid program. We are looking forward to trooping with midsouth.
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    Congratulations on your recent transfer, hope to get to shake you guys hand and Troop together soon!!!!!
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    Event Name: Memphis Comic Expo Venue: Agricenter International Venue address: 7777 Walnut Grove Rd Memphis, Tennessee 38120 USA Event Start: 10/19/2019 - 10am Event End: 10/20/2019 - 6pm Event Website: memphiscomicexpo.com Expected number of attendees: 3500+ Requested number of characters: Requested character types: Secure changing/staging area: No Comments: I am working on a secure changing area and will report back! Memphis Comic Expo is in its 6th year of bringing the best in comic artists, writers and creators to the mid-south. We have expanded each year and now also include a cosplay contest, panels/workshops, gaming and more! The 501st Mid South Garrison has been kind enough to set up a table in previous years and we would love to have them back again this year. They are always a crowd-pleaser! If members of nearby Garrisons are interested in attending, we would love to have them as well. Referred by: I am involved with the MMCC and know members of the 501st Mid South Garrison.