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About xtrachrispy

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    Knox Eisley Squad Leader
  • Birthday 02/22/1983

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    Knox Eisley Squad Leader, former GML
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    Thomas
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    Bower

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  1. Event Name: Knoxville Ice Bears home hockey game Venue: Knoxville Civic Coliseum Venue address: 500 Howard Baker Jr Drive Knoxville, Tennessee 37915 USA Event Start: 2/13/2001 - 1800 Event End: 2/13/2021 - 2100 Event Website: www.knoxvilleicebears.com Expected number of attendees: 1500 Requested number of characters: 25 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: We have hosted the 501st Legion for several years and will be able to accommodate a large staging/dressing area. Comments: Knoxville Ice Bears professional hockey game played in a 5000 seat arena. Characters have posed with fans in the arena's plaza and lobby. They have also assisted in our opening festivities and various activities during the game. For your appearance, we will donate the revenue from a jersey raffle that will give to East Tennessee Hospital Referred by: You have partnered with us for many years.
  2. Star Wars Night at Zoo Knoxville

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    We have been invited to Star Wars Night at Zoo Knoxville, Thursday evening, 5-8PM. More details to come.
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    Fanboy Expo is reaching out once again to ask the 501st to help make Christmas memories for some great kids. We are honored to be helping East Tennessee Children's Hospital organize a Christmas Parade for the patients who are unable to have visitors or venture out of their rooms this holiday season. We will have a strong cosplay turn out as well as police, fire, army and of course Santa Claus! The parade will be on Sat. December 5th at 1pm in Knoxville TN. Line up will begin at noon. We of course will be wearing masks and socially distancing. Can we count on the 501st to participate? Nothing says Happy Holidays like Star Wars!
  4. Boo! at Zoo Knoxville

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    Shine or dirty up that armor! Just got the word from Zoo Knoxville, we are on for Boo! at the Zoo this year. They intend to rope off areas for costumed guests but since we are usually fully covered I am going to see if it required for everyone to remain behind it. My first goal is always our safety but if anyone feels comfortable with being more mobile I will see what we can do. This will be our first official troop since the Ice Bears in February, will be good to see a lot of you all again! The event will be available every Thursday through Sunday until the 25th. Please post dates you wish to attend so that can be communicated with the staff organizer at the zoo.
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    Event Name: Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Celebration Venue: Ijams Nature Center Venue address: 2915 Island Home Ave. Knoxville, Tennessee 37920 USA Event Start: 5/22/2020 - 6:00pm Event End: 5/22/2020 - 10:00pm Event Website: Ijams.org Expected number of attendees: 300 Requested number of characters: 40? 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: Restrooms and water are available on the premises and we will be booking food trucks for the event as well Comments: This will be the first screening in the Ijams Nature Center movie series put on by Ijams and Central Cinema. In addition to the screening of Empire Strikes Back that will start at sunset, we will have vendors, a costume contest and other activities. Referred by: I setup at a lot of conventions to advertise Central Cinema and all of our events.
  6. Dreamnight Zoo Knoxville

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    As you know, we host our annual Dreamnight event each year in partnership with the Children’s Hospital. This is a unique night for VIP Children’s Hospital patients to come out and enjoy the Zoo after-hours. This event is invite only, and free for all children’s hospital guests. This year, our event will be on Friday, May 15th. 5 PM – 8:00 PM. Please let me know if you are interested in attending. As always, we would love to have you. You help elevate the guest experience and really create an amazing night.
  7. Hello!! New person here

    Welcome, I am the Squad Leader for Knox Eisley Squad, which covers East TN. For the medic trooper I would do a ANH stunt suit like Matt suggested. If you want to do an officer I would highly suggest going through https://www.wampawear.com/product-category/uniform/ they are going to give you the best suit for the money. There are some cheaper options out there but they aren't very good, and some more expensive options that are more accurate but 2-5 times more expensive. If you have any specific questions about any of these costumes feel free to PM me here or email me at Mau5trooper@gmail.com
  8. Anybody in the Tri-Cities

    Welcome If Wampa Wear is sold out you can get a grey set of coveralls I think from Redcap. they aren't to hard to modify add some pockets on the sleeve and change the collar, add some cogs and you're basically done. Just something to think about, if you do the same costume but in black, it can be upgrade and changed around to do like 5 different suits in the legion. The grey could also be used to do an AT-ST driver if you stick with it.
  9. Smokies Mini-Con

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    Event Name: Smokies Mini-Con Venue: Dave and Buster's Venue address: 1554 Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37862 Sevierville, Tennessee 37862 USA Event Start: May 2nd - 4pm Event End: May 2nd - 8pm Event Website: Expected number of attendees: 150 Requested number of characters: 15 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: Restooms are Avi throughout the Venue's South Wall. The venue has water and food available and can come to an arrangement for talents attending. Comments: This event is geared to all ages, my name is Will J Godzson. My company is Inov8 Studios, I'm in branding and entertaiment. I work with various influencers, singer's, artist's and corporate companies. The event will be to enhance the arts in our community, from game competitions, costume contest to entertaiment. I appreciate your time, Will IG: Inov8Studios Referred by: I've known about 501st Legion since Miami, relocated here awhile back and love the communities friendliness.
  10. Mr. K's Con

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    Contact Name: Cortney Nelson > Contact Phone Number: (423) 335-8299 > Contact Email: nelson.mrkjc@gmail.com > Event Name: Mr. K's Con > Venue: Mr. K's Used Book > Venue address: 4 Mark Twain Ct > Johnson City, Tennessee > 37601 > USA > Event Start: August 8, 2020 - 12:00pm > Event End: August 8, 2020 - 4:00pm > Event Website: > Expected number of attendees: 500 > Requested number of characters: 2 > 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: We have public restrooms, but we also have an employee restroom if preferred. We have a break room, connected to our managers office which can be used as a changing room/staging area. We also have handicapped parking and parking spaces in front of the door. Food and water will be provided. > Comments: We are a small local bookstore in east Tennessee. We held a Mr. K's Con last year, and it was very successful for us. We are planning another one this year, and wanted to make it even better. > Referred by: I have been to the Knoxville Fanboy the past few years and the 501st has been there. The group is very popular at that event and we believe that it would be a great addition to our Mr. K's Con. Thank you.
  11. Newbie in Knoxville

    Welcome. I am the Squad Leader for Knox Eisley Squad. If you have any more questions feel free to ask. admittedly these threads aren't viewed super frequently, if you want you can email me at Mau5trooper@gmail.com or PM me on here. My advice as a former GML as for the antennae, if it is not in the CRL i would leave it off if possible, and then add it on if you want after you are approved, just to be safe. If it's already attached you can try submitting with it on just don't hate on the GML if they bring it up as a revision Best bet is to follow the CRL until approved, better to not risk it, especially if its something that can easily be added on if you want it later.
  12. Star Wars Night at the Smokies

    Star Wars Night at the Smokies Sat, May 16, 2020 More details to come.
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    Star Wars Night at the Knoxville Ice Bears will be Saturday February 15th next year. More info to come as it becomes available.
  14. We have been cleared by Management of Pinnacle to troop the movie premiere, weekend (Thursday through Sunday). They will allow helmets, blasters and sabers, but we must provide a headcount and list of names for each day for changing room securing and security purposes. This is currently Legion approved members only. Signups: Thursday Chris Bower - AT-AT Commander Friday Saturday Sunday
  15. ETSU basketball Star Wars/Children Exceeding Expectations school night ETSU men's basketball Star Wars /CEE night. January 11 against VMI Tip off is at 4pm at Freedom Hall Civic center Johnson City TN There will be a private pregame party and meet and greet with children and families of CEE. Time TBA. This will be similar to what we did last year only improved and kicked up a bit to be more of a tailgate type party..... We will do a pregame type appearance to bring out the team. Details are being worked out now but they want to do something a little different this year. We will float around and do photos with fans and participating in games or activities during the game / time outs/ and half time. In addition to the event the University is considering filming a few commercial spots advertising this night. A date or time for filming has not been determined as of yet but they have asked for Vader Stormtroopers other cannon characters etc to be a part of the filming. this will require meeting at freedom Hall Civic center on a date to be determined and filming some TV spot advertisment. This may include some acting/action shots. Once we have more details on what characters will be needed, we will post a sign up list including dates and times for the shoot. Also, as of now, Albin Johnson and R2KT asked to be penciled in for this event. So it's looking like they will be possibly joining and trooping with us!!
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