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Lord_Kosh last won the day on October 30

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About Lord_Kosh

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    Garrison Commanding Officer
  • Birthday 04/14/1978

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    Fairview, TN (6159699115)
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    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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    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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  1. Greetings from California.

    One of my next-door neighbors just moved from CA to TN... and 501st is nearly world-wide. We definitely would love to have additional troopers, so please feel free to let us know if you decide to move here. Once you are here, we can make a transfer request for you ...and the MidSouth Garrison will take the place of the Central California Garrison as your home garrison. You could still troop there (in CA) too if you are visiting family or friends there... but hopefully, you will troop with us often. And, your wife can be your handler at most events if she wants to meet some new people with you. We have four squads in TN, so depending on where you plan to move, you could be in one of those. We have some areas that aren't really part of the squads, but certainly are part of the garrison. Most of the events we get are within a squad region, but we do have a few areas in the middle that get events from time to time. Mos Nooga Squad - greater Chattanooga area (SE part of East TN close to GA border) Knox Eisley Squad - greater Knoxville area (East TN) Twin Sun Squad - greater Memphis area (West TN) Music City Squad - greater Nashville area (Middle TN) Marcus, Andy, and I are all live within Music City Squad, but we have troopers in each squad that would be delighted to have a new person join the squad. It is just a matter of where you wind up moving within TN.
  2. Hello from Memphis!

    Welcome Trey.
  3. Any Knoxville Build Days coming up?

    It would be great to start doing these build parties again, especially for those with workshops to host. Good luck with any that can be done.
  4. Hello from a visiting trooper!

    Welcome, John. Hope to see you at some troops soon.
  5. Greetings from Murfreesboro as well!

    Welcome, Walter. When Doug makes his account, I can upgrade you both to MSG members instead of recruits...
  6. 501st Member? Missing forum access? Post here!

    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...
  7. 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.
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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.
  9. 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.
  10. Nashville Comicon

    Event Name: Nashville Comicon Venue: Fairgrounds Nashville Venue address: 625 Smith Ave Nashville, Tennessee 37203 USA Event Start: 06/04/2022 - 10am Event End: 06/5/2022 - 5pm Event Website: https://www.nashvillecomicon.com Nashville Comicon – June 4-5, 2022 HELLO AMAZING HUMANS! We’re very excited to bring Nashville Comicon to Music City USA! We want to assure everyone that we recognize all Covid-19 concerns and will be paying close attention and implementing recommended protocols as this variant continues to evolve. Your health and safety, as well www.nashvillecomicon.com Expected number of attendees: Requested number of characters: Requested character types: Secure changing/staging area: No 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 will be concessions and restrooms. Comments: Nashville Comicon is a first-year event with tons of special guests, artists, crafters, cosplay, games, and more. Check out our website for event details. Referred by: Googled 501st in Tennessee.
  11. Hey there from Alabama!!

    Welcome. It is fun to have Death Troopers.
  12. Hello from Portland

    Welcome, Will. Hopefully, events will continue, and we will be able to troop... at least somewhat back to normal again. We have a lot of events in Nashville area, and in Clarksville here an there. Sometimes, we even get requests for Portland or nearby events. For you, the first (or next) step will be to figure out what sort of costume(s) you like, and figure out where to start in terms of building or assembling your first approved costume. You can never go wrong with a stormtrooper or TIE pilot, and many of the other troop types. Once completed, they are always well-received at events. Each, however, does require time to build, sand, paint, and strap (to oversimplify) so that the kit looks correct and screen accurate when on you. If you have something specific already in mind, especially a favorite character that will help fuel your enthusiasm to build it and troop in it, that is usually best. However, if you are looking for something a little easier to start with, an officer or crewman might be a better place to start. You can always add another costume later, and it can be good to have alternates... So having an officer or crewman costume can be good to have even if you want a stormtrooper or something more elaborate. You might prefer the armor at some events, and a tunic or flight suit for others. Some of the officer or crewman components are the base of, or work for, a variety of other costumes. There are lots of options, so if you are not sure, or have not yet narrowed down what you want, here is the CRL (Costume Reference Library) where you can see the costumes by either type or group, or by name. You'll want to pay attention to detail and look at the pictures carefully. Sometimes, a seam or a notch can change it from approved to not. https://databank.501st.com/databank/Costuming:CRL
  13. Hello from Knoxville

    Also, we actually have a team of GML's (Garrison Membership Liaison), with Braden and Laryssa working together as needed for local approvals. Other than that, Ron is absolutely correct, and we can never have too many TK's in the roster. Braden and Laryssa are both friendly and helpful, so they can guide you through the process. As long as you are using an existing CRL for your costume, approvals stay local with them (at least for the base approval level). The more advanced approval levels (2 & 3) might need the detachment's approval, which is likely to take longer. However, if everything you submit can be approved by the local GML team, they are pretty fast. Please be patient and remember though that they are volunteers and may have other costumes to approve as well as yours... not to mention work and family responsibilities. However, it appears that the GML team has already responded. Either way, Russ, Welcome!
  14. Checking in

    Hi Shane, Now that you have some access, please feel free to sign up on our events using this forum. We'd be delighted for you to join us. While you'd be welcomed at any event, you might look at the Chattanooga (Mos Nooga Squad) events area for most of the events closer to GA... And Ron may also post some events outside the squad area that you'd be welcomed in as well... which will be in our general MidSouth Garrison events section. But of course, feel free to pick out any other events you're interested in as well. Michael
  15. For Rebel Legion costumes, please contact Kathy. Her RL username is: LookingGlassCosplay Sine you will not be able to post directly to an event thread on their forum until you have an approved RL costume, please PM her directly about any events you are interested in attending. Her profile link for a PM (private message, or direct message) is: http://www.forum.rebellegion.com/forum/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=112416