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Lord_Kosh

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About Lord_Kosh

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    Garrison Events Coordinator (GEC)
  • Birthday 04/14/1978

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Fairview, TN (6159699115)
  • Interests
    Star Wars, Babylon 5, etc. ( Sci-fi and comedy). Card, board, and video games all enjoyed. Will probably try my hand at making prop weapons for SW, B5, etc.

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    37062
  • Tell us about yourself:
    From JC forums, and I live in Nashville area. MSG now... RL in distant future, but not plans immediately. Cell Phone contact is 615-969-9115. Please leave a message (or text me with your MSG or real name) so I know you are not a telemarketer. I got lots of telemarketer calls, so they are ignored in the order they are received. :) But if you leave a voice message or text, I'll call or text you back as soon as possible, such as meeting for a MSG event.
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    Michael
  • Last Name
    Richardson

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  1. Hello everyone, we made it

    Now that you have arrived, I think you just need to transfer from Arizona DSG to MidSouth Garrison and you'll be set. If you haven't already done so, you might want to let Arizona DSG know you've moved here, and I think between the Arizona and MidSouth garrisons, "your training will be complete!" Welcome and "We would be honored if you would join us." We have events in Middle TN posted in the even sections for the Music City Squad (Greater Nashville area) and general MidSouth Garrison (surrounding areas) sub-threads.... once you get access. But we also have a lot of events in the Memphis, Knoxville, and Chattanooga areas as well, so if you can make it to those parts of TN, don't forget to look at those event sections as well.
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    Event Name: Easter Eggstravaganza for Families with children with special needs Venue: Algood Elementary School Venue address: 2525 Old Walton Rd Cookeville, Tennessee 38506 USA Event Start: 04-11-2020 - 1:00 PM Event End: 04-11-2020 - 3:00 PM Event Website: risingaboveministries.org Expected number of attendees: 300 Requested number of characters: 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 available, snacks and drinks will be provided Comments: It is an Easter egg hunt and carnival for families raising individuals with special needs. Egg hunts, bounce houses, petting zoo will be outside. Carnival area is set up in the gym. Characters can come and go to any area they like. Referred by: Roger Werries Notes: I think we have done this event with them for several years... and I am positive the RL, Mando, and Droid Builders are all welcomed. ROSTER: Post if you can attend, and add you costume if you know what you'll bring,
  3. Hello from a Rebel Friend!

    Welcome. Thanks for coming out to the AMC theater in Franklin a few weeks back.
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    Okay, so this is an event we were requested for to help cheer up a hospice patient. Location: Governor's Square Mall just off I-24 (Exit 4) Date: Feb 22nd, 2020 from about 4PM to 8PM. Sorry for the short notice, but time is of the essence. Part 1: Hospice Patient meet and greet (plus family that are all Star Wars fans) arranged by a healthcare provider that knows him well. This will last about an hour or so. We should be suited up and ready to go by 4PM... or close to it. We will take our time and mingle with them. They are likely to leave about 5PM --or if he gets anxious and needs less excitement. We will probably use a vacant store within the mall to change, and since the first part will be a more private event, we will invite them into the store area... and keep the changing area as far away from the doorway as possible. When they leave, it will become our changing room. Since his health is failing, it is better to do this hospice visit sooner rather than later. Perhaps we can cheer him/them up. Part 2: Once he and his family leave, the plan is to stay and troop the mall for a few hours after that. Similar to when we support the Dreams and Wishes of TN fund raiser at the GSM location ...often on Father's Day weekend... we will troop in a designated area (likely in the center of the mall somewhere) to help the mall staff raise donations for the American Cancer Society. We can then troop as long as we are able to do so... and leave around 8PM or so. No restrictions on RL, Mando, or Droid builders, so all are welcomed, including handlers. Roster: Post if you can make it, and what costume(s) you will likely use
  5. Saturday - ClarksvilleCon

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    Event Name: ClarksvilleCon Venue: Riverview Inn Venue address: 50 College Street Clarksville, Tennessee 37040 USA Event Start: March 7, 2020 - 10am Event End: March 7, 2020 - 6pm Event Website: http://www.clarksvillecon.com Expected number of attendees: 2000 Requested number of characters: 20 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: secrure room, drinks and food Comments: ClarksvilleCon is a collectors’ mecca convention located in the beautiful City of Clarksville, Tennessee. Striving to be Tennessee’s best and truest comic convention featuring fandoms of multiple genres. As a long-time collector of comics and pop culture items the promoter brings Tennessee an event that will satisfy any fandom! In addition, a roster of comic industry professionals and fandom-related celebrities are guaranteed in attendance for fans to meet and greet. This will be one show not to miss! Referred by: past events we did together Roster: Post if you can make it, and what costume(s) you will likely use
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    Event Name: Habitat for Humanity Day of Service - May the 4th be with you Venue: Habitat for Humanity Of Montgomery Co. Restore Venue address: 404 Madison St Clarksville , Tennessee 37040 USA Event Start: May 4th - 12:00 Event End: May 4th - 5:00 Event Website: http://habitatmctn.org/ Expected number of attendees: 50 Requested number of characters: 4 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 two restrooms and a break room stocked with water and snacks. Comments: Habitat for Humanity hosts a day of service to increase awareness of our organization, mobilize volunteers for large projects in our ReStore, and share ideas in how we can improve our community. The Restore in our largest fundraising opportunity to provide the funds for home building. We would like to team up with local businesses and host a May the 4th be with you fun service day. We can adjust the timeline around your organizations requirements. Referred by: Online and word of mouth
  7. Hello and Stuff from La Vergne!

    Welcome! You can also join us at most events as a general helper/handler while you are waiting to find or build your own costume(s). You'd meet some of the troops, maybe get some pointers, and see how others made their armor fit. I noticed that the way people have organized the straps is quite different on the inside of the suit based on preferences, even though it should look the same form the outside looking at it. Handlers/helpers can help take pictures, monitor costumed characters for children out of sight or things like gum and paint (depending on the event), as well as extra hands for when a trooper can't quite reach something in costume. If you like officers and crewman costumes, you could potentially start with one of those... while you build your TK armor suit. Having two or more costumes means you'd have options at events. The softer Imperial officer/crewman costumes might be more comfortable, especially for longer troops where you might want a lighter costume for the later half. Some components are even shared by other costumes, so things like flight suits, the belt, boots, and a hat might help you towards other costumes such as TIE pilots, gunners, and other troopers. Just don't count on any of the officer pieces working towards a stormtrooper. The white armor costumes are definitely more recognizable though, and we simply can never have too many stormtroopers. Good luck and check the event calendars frequently if you want to start meting the garrison. Music City Squad (Nashville area) and the general MidSouth Garrison sections have the events local to Middle TN. We add them as the requests come in, so it can change often.
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    UPDATE: We now have the official times for this event. It is 6:30 to 7PM for our part of the Dreams and Wishes of TN granted wish. I know this is later in the day than we had planned initially, but we had to make sure everything would work out. He will be eating lunch/dinner in Murfreesboro, and making it to the Franklin AMC about 6:30. The movie (ST: ROS) showing is at 7PM, so he will visit with us and take pictures for this time, then head into the theater. He has not yet seen this movie, so no spoilers. I think he has seen all the others. Then, later this year, within a month or so, he will get to go to Disney World's Galaxy's Edge park as part of his wish. We can show up at the theater to change around 5:30 or 6PM, but the plan is to be suited up and ready by 6:30PM This is a short one, so no one has to stay in costume very long. Once he goes in hte theater to see the movie, we can de-suit or dress down and should be able to watch the movie. Not sure on concessions, but I would guess anything other than drinks and popcorn will be on you individually. No blasters again like the premier, but helmets, lightsabers, etc. are fine. We will most likely use the same changing area we did for the premier. Location: AMC in Franklin/Cool Springs 633 Frazier Dr. Franklin, TN 37067 ----------------- This is a tentative event post... in that Tanya with Dreams and Wishes is finalizing the details (exact times subject to change based on the AMC Theater and the other parts lining up). We were originally aiming for Sunday (Feb 2nd), but opted out of that since that is the SuperBowl. So now the plan is for Saturday, Feb 1st. I will modify this event as the details get developed. Exact times may change, but the date is more certain. Here is the basic plan so far: Tanya will take him to lunch in the late morning or around Noon, probably in Murfreesboro as the first part of his wish. We would be part of the second part of the wish. He will get to see the ROS movie in Franklin, were we all troop it like we did the premier in December. He hasn't yet seen that one but is a big fan. We would get there and suit up before he arrives, troop for his arrival for about an hour or so before he heads into the movie. Tanya is trying to work in a showing for those of us that troop as well, so not only would you troop for a worthy cause, you might be able to see the movie another time. Later, in February or March, the other part of his wish will be to go to Disney World and Star Wars Galaxy's Edge. At the moment, we are not aware of a limit for trooping, so RL, Mandos, and Droid Builders are all welcomed. Seeing the movie may have a limit, but that is TBD. Lightsabers should be fine, but no blasters to respect the theater policies just like we did for the premier.
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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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    Event Name: Relay for Life - American Cancer Society Fundraiser Venue: Governor's Square Mall Venue address: 2801 Wilma Rudolph Blvd #92 Clarksville, Tennessee 37043 USA Event Start: 06/06/20 - 12:00pm Event End: 06/06/20 - 4:00pm 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: Not specified 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 will provide all of these for the attendees. Comments: Charity Meet/Greet Photo opportunity to benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life held by team Queens for the Cure. Referred by: Past Events ROSTER: {Please post costume(s) choices if you can attend this event}. Michael R. (tentative, but IC, RG, or IG if I make it out).
  11. good morning I was wondering if you could help me with the inner and outer robe of a Senate Guard, Revenge of the Sith

    are you know someone who can thank you

  12. You're welcome. BTW: Marcus (JODOKAST), the current Squad Leader for the Nashville area (Music City Squad), has built a First Order stormtrooper... so other than the color (and perhaps Phasma's cape), he'd be a good source on exactly what/where to order the pieces and the more technical specs for making your costume build. I would imagine that Phasma should be quite similar to the rest of the standard FO troopers. I'm only aware of ANOVOS for these, but good luck with them on actually shipping the kit out to you these days... Not sure if the kit is truly everything, or if there are lots of other odds and ends to acquire as well... such as shoes, balaclava, neck seal, etc. I do not recall if there is anyone active in Knoxville area more local to you with a First Order trooper, but they have plenty of stormtrooper variants and assorted armor experts over there. Good luck
  13. I have also head a rumor that Clone Trooper armor fits women better than men... Something about the way it is cut... and that it was never actually worn by actors on screen... only in the CGI. That might be an option for you as well. We actually have (or had?) a female stormtrooper, Samantha, in our garrison if you are interested in Original Trilogy/EU "female stormtrooper" armor. Oh, and this isn't the skimpy "adult" version, but actually can get approved and looks great. Until she takes off the helmet, most people have no idea what gender the trooper is. If Samantha happens to see this post, perhaps she can tell you where she got her armor. Also, I am not aware of any rule that says a woman can't be a stormtrooper (of any era) as long as the costume meets the CRL. Any GML ought to be able to help you with that as part of the approval process. I'm sure the Knoxville Squad/crowd would be happy to meet you at a local event, where you can talk costume specs and get some feedback. You could come out as a handler/helper to some events and get to know the local troopers. You'd have plenty of time to ask questions, see how each put their suite together, and learn from them and any mistakes they made along the way. And you are already familiar with many aspects of costuming anyway, so that should help. Welcome.
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    Event Name: Terminal Hospice Patient Venue: Spring Meadows Nursing Home Venue address: 220 Highway 76 Clarksville , Tennessee 37043 USA Event Start: Any day you can come soon - Dec 14th 4PM Event End: - about 6PM or so Event Website: Expected number of attendees: 40 Requested number of characters: As many as you can 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 water and snacks. Let us know your needs Comments: We have a 45 year old terminally ill Hospice patient who grew up on Star Wars. We were trying to get him to the Premier of the new Mostar wars movie but he is getting too weak to attend. We are trying to honor a lady wish by throwing him some kind of star wars party. Hospice employees are buying things for him out of their own pockets. If anyone could come in costume to brighten his day it would be a blessing. Referred by: Dreams and wishes
  15. hello 501st

    No problem. Glad I could help. I thought maybe the squad vs garrison details might have been a little hazy, but that makes sense too. Multi-posting can get us dizzy sometimes.
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