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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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  • TK ID Number
    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.
  • First Name
    Michael
  • Last Name
    Richardson

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    Event Name: Lipscomb Basketball Adoption Rally & Star Wars Day Venue: Allen Arena Venue address: 1 University Park Dr, Nashville, TN 37204 Nashville, Tennessee 37204 USA Event Start: 02/05/2022 - 3:00 PM Event End: 02/05/2022 - 5:30 PM Event Website: www.lipscombsports.com/adoptionrally Expected number of attendees: 2,500 Requested number of characters: 12 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 are available throughout the arena. We can also have bottled water and food available for participants. Comments: This is our yearly Star Wars Day event that we run in conjunction with our Adoption Rally which benefits local families through their adoption process. Having you all out to this event is always fun and adds great value to our promotion benefiting a great cause! Referred by: We've had you all here for this event in the past and it's a huge hit! Roster: (please indicate costume if you know what you are going to use as well) Notes: RL, Mando, and Droid Builders all welcomed...
  2. Visiting from Alaska December 17-28

    Very nice. That is a nice collection of patches you have there... a well-trafficed jacket. Certainly let us know next time you plan to be in town and maybe we will have more troopers that can meet up with you. Glad you had a fun visit and got to exchange some swag in the process. Win-Win. Happy New Year!
  3. until
    This is a Joint-Ops event where KY is the lead garrison and we are the supporting garrison. Last time, we had eight (8) or more troopers form TN join the two (2) troopers from KY. The event requestor (who knows Enrique - Lord Vader) contacted us through him... but the event will really belong to Bluegrass Garrison in KY based on actual location/site. We will be supporting our northern neighbors. Date: May 14, 2022 Warrior-Con Site: Warrior Zone on base, Fort Campbell, KY Address: 3910 Indiana Ave, Ft. Campbell, KY 42223 --Most likely. Time: 1PM to 7PM for the entire thing, but they may break it in two parts. Details: The event requestor has asked us to join them again. The plan at the moment is for 1PM-3PM to the family version and the 4PM-7PM to be the "adult version" --her words, not mine. My guess is that the family con and the adult con may contain different costuming options... where the costumes might be more mature based on the later one. Little kids are bound to be at the first part, so they might try to steer of the more adult costumes (such as Slave Leia) to only the second half of the Warrior-Con. Last time, there was a mini-vendor section, a costume contest for the troops/family, and a few other little things. This certainly was not confined to Star Wars, but we were the main featured attraction. I know they are opened to RL, Mando, and Droid Builders... and will likely add other costumers (super heroes, Ghostbusters, etc.) to the mix. We also did a "grand entrance" for them with a mini-procession. BASE NOTES: Obviously, since this will be on the military base itself, anyone that does not already have a gate pass will need to plan to be there early to get the visitor pass at the main gate. We used Gate 4 last time. No weapons allowed, and you must bring ID, vehicle registration & insurance proof, and of course, have a legitimate reason to be there. The event requestor should notify the visitor station why and when we will be coming out for their event, so we will likely just have to tell them something like, "We are here for the Warrior Zone's Warrior-Con", and who our contact is. I planned to be there 2 hours earlier from the event time, and it worked out last time we went. Please use this spreadsheet provided by Bluegrass Garrison to sign up and ensure to use the correct tab. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zq8tJ1FPEAaMaVhTqys9DXv8OVQPuhHvR895JRAxHBQ/edit You can also feel free to post below to let us know here as well, but please make sure you add yourself to the Bluegrass Garrison signup document above. Ex: Please make sure you indicate the Club as Midsouth Garrison, Corellian Base, Mando Mercs TN clan, or something like that so they know which troopers are TN visitors vs KY troopers.
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    Date: January 8, 2022 ---a week and a half away! Event Location: Pennyrile State Forest Park Lodge 20781 Pennyrile lodge rd, Dawson Springs, Ky 42408 Details: The Pennyrile State Forest Park Lodge is functioning as a shelter or temporary housing for about 100 residents affected by the recent tornados, including children. Request is for as many costumed characters as we can provide... and others such as Ghostbusters, superheros, etc. are all welcomed. This will be a fun event for the children impacted by the storms. Secure changing room will be provided, and since this is a hotel-like lodge, there should be plenty of parking (including parking for those with disabilities). NOTES/UPDATES: Obviously, if other costume groups are welcomed, so are RL, Mando, and Droid Builders. If you have contacts with any of them, please invite them to join us and if possible, please give me a head count here by Friday, Jan 7th at 5PM. We will be working with our friends from Bluegrass Garrison in KY as well, so it would be nice to know about how many will show up. Roster -- Please post if you can attend, and list costume option(s) if you know : Enrique D. --Lord Vader (plus handlers?) Michael R. --IC most likely, maybe RG or IG Jay P. --TK (plus 1 handler, maybe)
  5. Visiting from Alaska December 17-28

    Welcome to Nashville area... The temperature is on the colder side compared to what we have had lately... but probably warmer than Alaska.
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    Event Name: Kentucky tornado victims fund raiser Venue: Govenor's Square Mall Venue address: 2801 Wilma Rudolph Blvd, Clarksville, TN 37040 USA Event Start: 12-18-21 - 12:00 PM (Noon) Event End: 12-18-21 - 4:00 PM I know this is short notice, but if anyone is available to troop in Clarksville at the mall, we will be raising funds for the tornado victims in Kentucky. Lord Vader has helped arrange this one with our MSG CO, and he is asking his loyal troops to come out and support the cause if you can. My guess is that we will have a changing room and access to one area of the Mall for us to gather in while trooping. It could be the center area, towards the food court, or in a store that is not being used. I will most more when I have more details. However, this is definitely a charity event and last minute... so please pardon the lack of details. I'm certain we will have fun trooping, and all are welcomed to troop with us. I hear Darth Vader has even talked with the TN Ghostbusters in case we encounter and Jedi spirits (past, present, or future). Please post here or just come on out and join us if you can. I will save the formality of a roster, but the more the merrier. Lord Vader should be there, and three others for sure... and I am pretty sure I can make it out, too.
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    Event Name: Christmas at the Movies Venue: Gateway Church Venue address: 1250 Madison St Shelbyville, Tennessee 37160 USA Event Start: 12-19-21 - 8:00 am Event End: 12-19-21 - 1:00 PM Event Website: gatewayShelbyville.com Expected number of attendees: 500 Requested number of characters: 10 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 can provide restrooms, waters and snacks. Comments: This is for a church. We are doing an event called “Christmas at the Movies.” We like to have characters for people to take photos with before and after each service. We would need you to be available for that from 8:00 am - 9:00 am, 10:00 am - 11:00 am and 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. There will be a room for you to rest in during breaks. We will take from 1-10 storm troopers based on your availability and will make a donation to you. Referred by: Abigail Neeley I have declined this event since no one is available.
  8. Visiting from Alaska December 17-28

    I'm not sure what happened 3 years ago, but maybe this time it will work. I don't typically have swag to trade, but I would be interested in maybe having a meetup with those that can make it. At the moment, I don't see any events in our MSG area or squads that we'd already be at, but perhaps a weekend could work for several of us to meet for a few hours... if it works for you. Dec. 18/19 could do nicely, since the next weekend would be Christmas. I'm also very close to Nashville, TN so anything in this area would work well for me. I may be able to do something closer to Chattanooga too, if that is the plan that works for more of us and would be something that would fit your holiday/trip plans well.
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    Event Name: Drive by Santa Venue: Crow Center Venue address: 211 RICHVIEW ROAD CLARKSVILLE, Tennessee 37040 USA Event Start: 12/5/2021 - 12:00pm Event End: 12/5/2021 - 2:00pm Event Website: Expected number of attendees: 20-250 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, Refreshments Comments: This event is a “Drive by Santa” for individuals with special needs and their families. Each family receives a goodie bag from Santa. Referred by: You have been a part of our big event but due to COVID haven’t had in 2 years.
  10. Hello from Memphis area!

    Even if you don't want to remake your shoretrooper for the 501st. there are other costumes you could work on... and save your shoretrooper for when you are outside the garrison and not trooping official events. It still looks nice, it just isn't screen accurate for the 501st. If you have not already found it, you can browse for other options in the Costume Reference Library, or CRL for short: https://databank.501st.com/databank/Costuming:CRLbyname
  11. Hello Everyone!

    That is one of the benefits of trying it out at troops like you did last weekend. Helps you figure out where all the kinks are in the armor... literally and figuratively. It obviously has to look accurate, but at some point you need to be able to wear it. So, this was like a practice run.
  12. Hello from Memphis area!

    I agree, it looks good. I'm no expert on shoretroopers though, so I thought I'd let someone else cover that.
  13. Hello Everyone!

    Nick, you certainly can be part of a squad, too... Music City Squad in your case, and still troop anywhere in the garrison. Hope to see you out with us again soon.
  14. Hello from Nashville

    That sounds like a good start or process. When you submit your formal approval photos to the GML, you'll typically need to send/attach at least 5 clear, full body inclusive images of your costume with a clean and basic background color behind that does not distort or hide costume features. They include: front view left side view right side view back view front view with helmet off, but it can be in your hand(s). If you have these, it will give the GML a good start. If needed, send any additional images the GML may ask for if more clarification is needed on any items. And remember, our GML's are friendly, and will hopefully let you know what is wrong... if anything... so that you can fix that and resubmit it until it is correct and approved. But, as you said, some input from troopers here --and on the BHG forums-- should help you fine-tune it before you send it in to a GML to review ...and hopefully make the approval process easier when you are ready to submit your costume. If you have questions, please ask on BHG side, or even here if you'd like. Also, you could come out and join us (as a helper/handler) even before you get approval for most events on our calendar. Some events with limits may not allow us to have handlers, or be limited on numbers. Priority always goes to approved costumes/troopers for those, but several events are opened to handlers or have unlimited signups. If you were to join us at some of those events, you could get to know the local troopers here at MSG and in the Music City Squad...or surrounding areas. You could also get to see how trooping works in general, which will hopefully make you even more comfortable once you get approved. You might also get some feedback --and perhaps even dry-run or test run-- for your costume to make sure it stays together as you troop. Sometimes, even when the costume works great for approval visually, it may not always work functionally when you actively troop and event. So, these test cases may help you modify your costume so that it works functionally as well as visually. Visually, you may not be able to modify much, but you can still customize how your straps work and how things are attached to each other as long as it meets the required specs for approval.
  15. Hello Everyone!

    Nick, it was indeed great to meet you Saturday. Welcome to the party... or the Dark Side. Now that you are on the forums here at the MSG, you'll be able to see where other events will be in Clarksville, and greater Nashville area. Check the calendar and/or the event section for updates often. As we get new events, they get added. You can join us at most events and get to know most of us, and compare costume notes as needed. The events closer to Nashville are in the Music City Squad (MCS) section, and the ones closer to Clarksville are in the general Midsouth Garrison (MSG) section/calendar. If you are going to be in the other squad areas of TN, feel free to look at those too. Events within the squad areas will be found in the squad's section and calendar, but those in areas outside a squad are in the MSG general section. Keep in mind that one does not have to be part of a specific squad to troop events, or attend. We are usually able to have handlers/helpers at events, so even before your costume is fully approved, you can join us at most events. Once your costume is complete, and approved, you will have more access on the forums and be able to troop any event as a trooper. Until then, check the events section of the forum and calendar to see where you can come out and join us next. Trooping events is always fun with more troopers, and costume variety is always good. While you can never have too many stormtroopers, TIE pilots, officers, and the like, it is also fun to have some of the more rare characters. You never know when you will be a kid's favorite character... or an adult fan's favorite character. I'm sure you will be able to get input and recommendations on costume components as you need them as well, and your 3D printer will get quite the workout. I'm no expert on the Sith Acolyte, but it certainly looked good to me.
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