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  2. NF Strong Walk

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    Event Name: NF Strong Walk Venue: Overton Park Farmer's Market Pavilion Venue address: 389 E PKWY N Memphis, Tennessee 38112 USA Event Start: 11.06.22 - 10am Event End: 11.06.22 - 12pm Event Website: https://runsignup.com/Race/TN/Memphis/NFStrongTN Expected number of attendees: 80 Requested number of characters: Requested character types: Secure changing/staging area: No Can troopers carry blasters: Not specified Can troopers carry/bring props like lightsabers and staffs: Not specified Is parking available: Yes Is venue accessible to those with limited mobility: Yes Amenities available at venue: There is a restroom nearby at the playground that characters in the past have used. Water for sure will be there. We are unsure of what foods will be there, but y'all are welcome to anything that we have. Comments: We are planning on having our annual NF Strong walk on Sunday November 6, 2022. We are wanting to extend an invitation for you to join as our special guests. We missed you last year and wanted to give you more notice for this year's event. I am the head chair of the #NFStrong Walk for the Memphis area. My family and friends put our hearts and souls into this annual event as it grows bigger and bigger every year. I would like to invite you to join us. I was hoping your organization could send a few characters out to visit with our special needs families. Everyone's neurofibromatosis experience is unique.... My daughter Kaitlyn was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis (NF1) when she was a infant and she also was born with other handicaps. Kaitlyn is a seventeen year old fighting neurofibromatosis. One child out of every 2500 is born with NF. Neurofibromatosis is a chromosome disorder that can cause tumors to grow on the nerves throughout the body at anytime. NF is responsible for learning disabilities, seizures, hearing and vision loss, deformed bones,, scoliosis and many more difficulties. Kaitlyn has five lesions on the inside layers of her brain, one lesion on the outside of her skull, one between her brain! and her skull in the back of her head, one in her hip and one on her lung. In April 2015 she had a 6x9 tumor removed from the back of her head between her skull and scalp. MRIs have shown that the tumor has already grown back. NF has also given her epilepsy, scoliosis and learning delays. The goal of the #NFStrong Walk is to spread neurofibromatosis awareness and raise funds for NF Network Foundation, while also expanding the NF community. This is an event where everyone is welcome and it's okay to be different. We would be honored if you could join the fun at our Annual Memphis #NFStrong Walk on November 6, 2022! If you have any other questions feel free to contact myself or Ashley Sola with the NF Network. asola@nfnetwork.org More about the foundation and the walkhttps://www.nfnetwork.org/events/nfstrong/nfstrong-walk-memphis-tn-1?fbclid=IwAR2KAuguDqqjN5rKzHb5VpR1YDc7OiST5YO80l79UcYpw9XV7eGQhv3fvFA More about my daughter and her life with neurofibromatosis.curenf4kaitlyn.blogspot.com Referred by: You have come to this event in the past (before covid). We have seen you at several special needs events. You are always a HUGE hit! Rather you come to our event or not...Thank you for all the smiles you share with our special needs families!
  3. Fanboy Expo

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    Event Name: FanBoy Expo: Knoxville Venue: Knoxville Convention Center Venue address: 701 Henley Street Knoxville, Tennessee 37902 USA Event Start: Aug 5, 2022 - 12PM Event End: Aug 7, 2022 - 5PM Event Website: https://fanboyexpo.com/knoxville/ Expected number of attendees: 15000 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: Comments: Referred by: Previous events ******************************************** We have been given 10 comped weekend passes. We will give priority for the comp passes to troopers who can: - commit to attending all 3 days - in costume for part of at least 2 of those days - participating AT the booth (in costume or out) for part of each day. Sign up by replying here with your costume lineup, days expected to attend, and other troopers or handlers coming with you. If you request a comped pass, it is understood that you have agreed to meet the above requirements to the best of your ability. If we do not reach 10 people who can make this commitment, the passes will be distributed based on expected attendance. **************************************** It looks like we will have a similar space as last year, so Blast-a-Trooper may be out. We have new backdrops for photo ops and we'll try to fit Sarlacc cornhole in.
  4. Updated you to full member status... I assumed you would be part of the Twin Sun Squad (Memphis) and set you as both. You should no longer see "Recruit" under your name...
  5. 501st Member? Missing forum access? Post here!

    My TK number is 23030. Registered last week and trying to make sure I have access to all the member forums.
  6. 501st Member? Missing forum access? Post here!

    Hi, Just got approved last week! I've added my TK number to my profile.
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  8. -Thursday- Clarksville- Abby’s wish

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    Event Name: Abby’s wish Venue: Rossview Elementary in Clarksville, TN Venue address: 2235 Cardinal Lane Rossview Elementary ,Clarksville Tennessee 37043 USA Event Start: 6/30 - 10:30am Event End: 6/30 - Noon Event Website: Expected number of attendees: Requested number of characters: 5 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, snacks…just let me know why you need Comments: Abby is 4 and has a terminal brain tumor. She worships her big brother who is 9. Her wish is to ride the school bus with her brother. The bus will pick her up at 10:3 am and take the family to the elementary school where we will surprise her witch a little party. We have a few princesses coming and I would love to have a Star Wars character there for the brother, Ty. He loves his little sister so much and does everything he can to help take care of her. I wanted to do this for him so he too will feel like it’s his special day. If you have any questions just let me know. I know this is a difficult time for most people since it’s a Thursday and it’s during normal working hours so thank you for your consideration. I will also be submitting a press release for this wish event. Referred by:
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    Event Name: Golfing for Dreams and Wishes Venue: Old Natchez Country Club Venue address: 115 Garden Gate Drive Franklin, Tennessee 37069 USA Event Start: 8/22/22 - 5:00pm Event End: 8/22/22 - 6:45pm Event Website: www.GolfingForDreamsAndWishes.org - Ben’s wish reveal Expected number of attendees: 135 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: Restroom, changing area, water/sodas/etc, Bar B Q dinner Comments: We are granting a wish for 20 year old Ben at our golf tournament. He's battling a brain tumor. He is the sweetest and most thoughtful teen you would ever meet!! Ben and his younger brother are HUGE Star Wars fans. Ben’s wish is to take his little brother to Orlando to the Star Wars them park area at Walt Disney World. It’s a trip they would never be able to do on their own as a family not financed obligations. Ben and his family are from Cordova, TN and will be traveling to Nashville for this event. The boys will be told they are joining the golf event to share what Ben has been through with his cancer journey. I can’t wait to surprise them by letting them know they will be going to Disney and they will get to see the Star Wars land. I thought it would be super special if we could have some troopers come out and be part of this special announcement. The announcement will take place after the tourney, during dinner. Since it’s golf, we don’t have a specific time. However, typically this happens between 5:30-6. Arriving anytime before that would be great. The event will be held inside so we will have AC. Let me know if anyone has questions. Thank you so much!
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    This request just came in so it is short notice, but it's a special one for Dreams and Wishes. It's also a business day during business hours, so understandably tough but hopefully we've got a few folks that could make it. Event Name: Abby's wish Venue: Rossview Elementary in Clarksville, TN Venue address: 2235 Cardinal Lane Clarksville , Tennessee 37043 USA Event Start: 6/30 - 10:30am Event End: 6/30 - Noon Event Website: Expected number of attendees: Requested number of characters: 5 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, snacks, just let me know why you need Comments: Abby is 4 and has a terminal brain tumor. She worships her big brother who is 9. Her wish is to ride the school bus with her brother. The bus will pick her up at 10:30 am and take the family to the elementary school where we will surprise her with a little party. We have a few princesses coming and I would love to have a Star Wars character there for the brother, Ty. He loves his little sister so much and does everything he can to help take care of her. I wanted to do this for him so he too will feel like it's his special day. If you have any questions just let me know. I know this is a difficult time for most people since it's a Thursday and it's during normal working hours so thank you for your consideration. I will also be submitting a press release for this wish event.
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    Event Name: Music City Multi Con Venue: Farm Bureau Expo Center Venue address: 945 East Baddour Parkway Lebanon, Tennessee 37087 USA Event Start: 10/28/2022 - 4pm Event End: 10/30/2022 - 4pm Event Website: https://musiccitymulticon.com/ Expected number of attendees: 4000 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 of course. Water and limited snacks are available for people appearing. Onsite food vendors are also available during the convention. Comments: Music City Multi Con is Nashville's largest annual Gaming, Comic, Cosplay, and Pop Culture Convention. The three day event is taking place October 28-30, 2022 in the 79,000 sq ft Farm Bureau Expo Center in Lebanon, TN. Music City Multi Con is the perfect event for the video game, comic, and pop culture fan. Featuring over 100 arcade and pinball machines, over 100 video game consoles, and the largest Pinball tournament in the state. We also have tabletop gaming, a cosplay competition with cash prizes, and a kids costume contest. Plus we have special guests running presentations and panels all three days. Don't forget the large vendor room selling games, toys, and all the cool geek stuff you love. We have food vendors on site so you don't have to miss out on any of the convention. Referred by: Other Conventions
  12. Hello from Chapel Hill, Tn

    Welcome to the group. Vader is always one of the best characters, and most requested characters, of all... so having another Vader would be great. While you are working on builds, you are welcomed to come out and meet the local troopers at many different events... We can have handlers at several of them, so as long as it is not one of the few restricted events, please feel free to come out and join us while you are building your costume. I don't have a Vader, but I am certain that it is one of the most complex costumes (RotS or otherwise) and will take time and attention to get right. One thing you might want to do is consider getting the most basic officer or crewman costume ... or TIE pilot reserve. Once competed, you could troop with us in that one while you are working on your Vader. Once you get your Vader approved, you can still use the crewman/officer costume when you need a break from Vader or for variety. As long as they are each approved, you are not limited to one. Granted, once you get your Vader, you will probably default to that one, but you'd still have the extra option. We have at least one active Vader, but each of them can't make every event. It helps to have more than one... just not at the exact same event (unless they alternate who is Vader at one time). You might be able to touch base with some of them for guidance.
  13. Hello from Chapel Hill, Tn

    Hey Stephan, welcome and wish you the best on your Vader build.
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    2022-07-10 Hoptown Hoppers Baseball SW Night Event Name: Hoptown Hoppers Baseball Venue: Hopkinsville High School Baseball Field Venue address: 430 Koffman Drive Hopkinsville, Kentucky 42240 USA Event Start: 6/2/22 - 5:30 pm Event End: 7/19/22 - 8:00 pm Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zq8tJ1FPEAaMaVhTqys9DXv8OVQPuhHvR895JRAxHBQ/edit Event Website: https://hoptownhoppers.org/ Expected number of attendees: 400 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: This is a high school baseball field. There is a practice facility with private restrooms and we can provide a dressing area. We could provide bottled water, light snacks, etc for your group and concessions are available as well. Comments: The Hoptown Hoppers are a collegiate summer baseball team playing through June and July Event Captain: James Collins MSG Notes: This is a BlueGrass Garrison (BBG) event, so we would be providing support. The event request seems to have June and July, but I think the focus is on the Star Wars Night on 7/10... so that is what this is billed on... Please use the BGG spreadsheet.
  15. Old dad here, I have always wanted to do a cos-play of vader, I believe I am going to go the RotS route. My son was a make a wish child and would eventually love to give back as others have given to him when he was young. Not sure if I will ever be to the level of 501st certification but it is a long term goal and something to work towards, for now going to take it in strides, I wish I had done my research before buying a few days ago but just got a Black series helmet, finding out today it will not be allowed but maybe down the road I will get one that is. My next next project I am working on getting STL files to start my chest piece and belt boxes, also waiting for my materials to start on the 1st layer black leather suit to arrive.
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    Location: Northeast Community Credit Union Ballpark-804 Holly Lane, Elizabethton, TN 37643 Parking location and details: We have free parking at the stadium. Parking is located right outside the stadium. Event date: July 16th Event start time & approx. end time: Game starts at 7pm and will end around 10pm Call time: (Should be 1 hour prior to game start or doors open) gates open at 5:30pm Changing room details: The front office will be used as the changing room. It has air conditioning, and we will provide waters as well. Maximum number invited: 15
  17. Sat-Sun- Nashville Pet Expo

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    Event Name: Nashville Pet Expo Venue: Nashville Fairgrounds Venue address: 625 Smith Ave, Nashville, TN 37203 NAshville , Tennessee 32703 USA Event Start: august 13 - 10a Event End: august 14 - 4p Event Website: www.nashvillepetexpo.com Expected number of attendees: 5000 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: nada its a popular fundraiser thats on TV Comments: Nashville Pet Expo features dog luring, cool zoo kanagroo, dinoasur www.facebook.com/nashvillepetexpo Referred by: comic cons Additional Comments: If you saw a Kangaroo at the ICCC, this is their Zoo. They attend Cons with their animals. This is their response when I asked why a Pet Expo would request Star Wars, Vader's Fist, The Empire to attend a Pet Expo since it didn't line with the Star Wars Universe. They will be providing us with a table, therefore we will have to man the table, which is fun. Last table we set up was really loved by our Fans. This is a 2 day Event, Saturday August 13th 2022 from 10am - 4pm and Sunday August 14th again 10am - 4pm. As more information comes in, i will update.
  18. How's She Goin' Eh?

    You are more than welcomed to visit us down here. There will definitely be some troopers there from MidSouth, so you are certainly welcomed to come hang out with us while you are in town and at the convention. Fanboy Expo is one of the biggest ones we have in Tennessee, so whether you plan on bringing a costume to troop --or just play and relax, you are bound to meet some new friends here. I'm sure that a few would be delighted to trade swag with you as well, so feel free to bring some from up north if you will be able to do so.
  19. How's She Goin' Eh?

    Awesome possum. I'll be there one day, at least. Look forward to meeting you
  20. How's She Goin' Eh?

    The Fanboy Con at the beginning of Aug is the one I'm looking at. Never been to Knoxville. Wow it's nice to read your post Ron. Giant walk down memories lane.
  21. How's She Goin' Eh?

    Hey there! I am from Royal Oak, originally, just a few miles north of Detroit. Moved here 1.5 years ago. I visited Ontario every summer, as my grandfather was from Port Elgin - in fact, that is where I first saw the best film ever back in '77! My trooping was born in the Great Lakes Garrison, but it was just before the pandemic, so I never got to troop in "our home and native land." And yes, when I was 19, I did indulge in Canada's more relaxed drinking age law... although, I was usually the designated driver.... yes, honestly. I went to Don Cherry's and Bentley's a couple of times. Was never a fan of North American beer, aside from a Blue Light, on occasion. I miss going to Becker's and getting pop in the cans where you pushed the little button hole to release the carbonation, and the larger one to drink it! Hostess Salt and Vinegar chips (Ketchup or Dill Pickle? ew!!), and I still put white vinegar (not malt) on my fries!! And our treat was getting Big Bun pizza while we were there. Was a huge Wings fan, and my dad and I laughed at how you spell Defense with a C. (Swede Borje Salming helped pave the way for the greatest defenseman ever, our Lidstrom!) Grew up watching Hockey Night in Canada on CBC, when the weather was clear enough for our antenna to get a good enough signal. I am a proud American, but Bob Cole - best hockey play-by-play man, ever! And one of my final troops in Michigan was at a curling club, so I can say I did that... and it's tougher than it looks. Let me know when and where you might be trooping. I live in the Knoxville area, and we have FanBoy Con coming up in early August. Would love to meet you and chat it up. Ron
  22. How's She Goin' Eh?

    Hello there! Can’t wait to welcome you, Jason. Which convention do you plan attending?
  23. Hello, Jason from the great white north is here I am the Vindicator Squad Leader and Merch Officer for the Canadian Garrison I live in Windsor ON which is directly south across the river from Detroit MI I'm thinking of attending a Convention in your area so thought I'd check you guys out
  24. KnoxvilleCon

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    Event Name: KnoxvilleCon Venue: Clarion Inn Venue address: 5335 Central Avenue Pike Knoxville, Tennessee 37912 USA Event Start: June 4, 2022 - 10am Event End: June 4, 2022 - 5pm Event Website: www.theknoxvillecon.com Expected number of attendees: 100 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: water and change room Comments: knoxvilleCon is a collectors’ mecca convention located in the beautiful City of Knoxville, 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! Referred by: past events
  25. -SATURDAY-Nashville-HopeWalk Festival

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    Event Name: HopeWalk Festival 2022 Venue: Franklin Road Academy Venue address: 4700 Franklin Pike Nashville, Tennessee 37220 USA Event Start: 10/29/22 - 12:00 PM Event End: 10/29/22 - 3:00 PM Event Website: https://www.hopekids.org/hopewalktennessee/ Expected number of attendees: 250 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: Accessible restrooms, lunch, and water available Comments: Our second annual HopeWalk Festival is both a fundraising event to support our HopeKids mission and a celebration of our amazing HopeKids families! This superhero themed event will have games, activities, a 1-mile fun walk/roll, and so much more. Referred by: 501st have been to several HopeKids events! We love you guys!-Sat
  26. The Bluff City Jamboree

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    Event Name: The Bluff City Balloon Jamboree Venue: shelby farms park Venue address: Fields off Farm Rd - Shelby Farms Memphis, Tennessee 38018 USA Event Start: june16 - 5pm Event End: june 19 - 10pm Event Website: www.thebluffcityballoonjamboree.com Expected number of attendees: 15-25K Requested number of characters: open 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: there is the main park building for changing and rest rooms porta potties golf carts Comments: this is the same as last year Special night for special kids is on the 16th (SNSK) Referred by: long story Add'l Comments: I will get yall VIP parking passes that is on the festival field. The pilot tent is away from the public and secure. Would like for yall to have appearances Thursday through Sunday evening. Gates open at 4 pm each day except Thursday SNSK and that day its 5 pm. The balloons will arrive and inflate around 6 pm each day. Sunset is 8:15 each day and gates close at 10pm. I think most folks will show up around 6 pm each day except Thursday, the special needs folks will be there around 5 pm. Yall were a huge hit last year! We expect around 25k over the weekend.
  27. Lookouts game

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    Chattanooga Lookouts Star Wars Night 2022 Location: AT&T Field (201 Power Alley Chattanooga, TN 37402) Parking location and details: Parking garage located on 3rd Street between Chestnut and Broad ($5 gameday parking) Free street parking available at 6pm. You can drive up to the stadium to drop off costumes and equipment. Please contact Alex at atainsh@lookouts.com with questions or for specific accommodations. Event date: Friday, June 17th Event start time & approx. end time: First Pitch at 7:15pm, Gates Open at 6pm. 10:30approximate end time Call time: 5pm Changing room details: The changing room is located in the Lookouts front office. Fan group guests can enter through our main gates and then head to the right all the way to the end of our main concourse. The door to our offices will be on the left and has a red awning. The office has one large main changing area as we well restrooms and a smaller office for added privacy if needed. Snacks and water will be located in the changing area. Please ask a gate attendant or usher for directional assistance if needed. Maximum number invited: 60
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