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  1. Columbia person here!

    Yea! One good pilot deserves another... We've trooped together so many times, I've always considered like part of the family.
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    Event Name: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Expo Venue: Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library Venue address: 350 Pageant Lane, Suite 501, Clarksville, TN 37043 Clarksville, Tennessee 37040 USA Event Start: 2 November 2019 - 2 pm Event End: 2 November 2019 - 5 pm Event Website: mcgtn.org/library Expected number of attendees: 500 Requested number of characters: 12 Requested character types: Secure changing/staging area: Yes Comments: The library's annual Sci-Fi Expo is coming on Saturday, November 2nd. We are looking forward to another festive afternoon of games, crafts, demos, displays and various media. Hope you can join us again! Referred by: The Force
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    Event Name: Community CARES Walk & Expo Venue: Wilma Rudolph Event Center - Liberty Park, Clarksville TN 37040 Venue address: 1317 SUN VALLEY ROAD Clarksville, Tennessee 37040 USA Event Start: 10/12/2019 - 8:30am Event End: 10/12/2019 - 12:00pm Event Website: www.cadstn.org Expected number of attendees: 1,000 Requested number of characters: 3-8 Requested character types: Secure changing/staging area: Yes Comments: This is an event for the special needs community in Clarksville, Montgomery County and offered to all the surrounding counties. The event offers a resource fair with approx. 60 vendors, a 1 mile walk around Liberty Park pond to promote health and wellness. DJ so the kids can have fun. Games and sports offered. Referred by: You all have been gracious and come out to the event for many years. You are a huge hit for our kids and their families. Roster: Post (with costume/character) if you are able to attend. RL, Mando, and Droid builders all welcomed.
  4. Hello From Nashville!

    Hi Christian, Welcome to the party...figuratively. If you can see the event (calendar) section, there is a sub section for threads on build parties. At the moment, there isn't an active build party in the Nashville area scheduled... but check back for ones that could be added later. Personal and event schedules as well as the availability of tools and a workshop area/garage can make these less frequent than we would like, but they do happen from time to time here. However, you can also join us at most events (unless it has some limited ticket or pass concerns). You can meet several of us, maybe get tips on your stormtrooper build (or other costumes), and perhaps be a handler/helper, at these events until your costume/armor is approved. Stormtroopers are awesome in many ways... including that we can really never have too many of them at any event. Handlers can help us get suited up (if needed) and can always help take pictures for those that want to be in the picture with the characters... at least until you are suited up yourself and on the other side of the cameras.
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    Event Name: Sarah Winfree Venue: First Christian Church Venue address: 780 Fairground St Cookeville, Tennessee 38501 USA Event Start: 10/26/2019 - 10:00 Event End: 10/26/2019 - 12:00 Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/HighlandsRS/ Expected number of attendees: 300 Requested number of characters: 10 Requested character types: Secure changing/staging area: Yes Comments: The website I noted was for Highlands Residential Services Facebook page. They’re the ones who help to oversee this event. My friend Shaquawana Wester is the one who organizes it. Quawana’s Coats is a no questions asked coat drive for anyone in our community that needs a coat. People come from all over the upper Cumberland area to get coats. Many other businesses donate their time and services to this event each year. This will be the 8th year of this event. Lots of kids and adults, like myself, who absolutely LOVE Star Wars, will be there. The families that attend are mostly from low income housing. Referred by: Seth Wells
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    Event Name: Day of Play Venue: Wilma Rudolph Event Center Venue address: 1190 Cumberland Drive Clarksville, Tennessee 37043 USA Event Start: April 26, 2020 - 10:00 Am ...updated July 26, 2020 ...next update April 25, 2021 Event End: April 26, 2020 - 4:00 PM ...updated July 26, 2020 ...next update April 25, 2021 Event Website: Day of Play 2020- should be up in a few weeks Expected number of attendees: 2000 Requested number of characters: 5 Requested character types: Secure changing/staging area: Yes Comments: Day of Play- Provides a variety of play zones for children. Family event, children ages infant to 12. Please no weapons Referred by: Previous participations Notes: We have been asked to not bring blasters/weapons. We have done this event several times and is always a great deal of fun. Mostly an inside event, but with good weather, some outside activities as well so perfect for the free-range troopers. UPDATED: COVID-19 self-isolation concerns... April 26th cancelled and postponed to July 26th in hopes all is better by then. As of 4/21/2020, has been rescheduled again for 4/25/2021 (about a year from now). Post if you plan to attend... and if possible, indicate costume of choice.
  7. Howdy from Nashville!

    "Wonderful. [You] are now part of the tribe."
  8. Saying hello from Nashville

    You should be an Imperial, Gunner. Get it, "Imperial Gunner"... It was great meeting you again, and this time even trooping with you. Welcome to the forum.
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    Event Name: Backdoor Broadway Venue: CPS School of Fine Arts Home Studio Venue address: 910 Lindsey Dr Clarksville, Tennessee 37042 USA Event Start: 05/04/2019 - 11am Event End: 05/04/2019 - 2pm Event Website: www.cpsfinearts.org Training the Future. CPS School of Fine Arts is a Full service School of Fine Arts. Our Music, Theater, Dance and Visual Arts Academies instruct students on subjects ranging from Instruments, Voice, Children's Choir, Stage Acting, Film, Step, Ballet, Painting, Design, Sewing, Photography, Videography and so much more. www.cpsfinearts.org Expected number of attendees: 70 Requested number of characters: 15 Requested character types: Secure changing/staging area: Yes Comments: We are a school of Fine Arts and we are having our Backdoor Broadway. This is a recital we do every month to give our students the opportunity to perform. We will have lunch available to all attending. Referred by: Events around town.
  10. Just Approved!

    You can never go wrong with a TIE pilot at an event... or several. Welcome to the group and hope to see you out trooping.
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    Event Name: Jedi Training Venue: Putnam County Library Venue address: 50 East Broad Street Cookeville, Tennessee 38501 USA Event Start: June 26, 2019 - 4:00 p.m. June 29, 2019 - 2:00 p.m. Event End: June 26, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. June 29, 2019 - 4:00 p.m. Event Website: Expected number of attendees: 30 Requested number of characters: 5 Requested character types: Secure changing/staging area: Yes Comments: We are having our annual Summer Reading Program at the library and this year the theme is space. We wanted to incorporate something Star Wars themed. We were hoping to have a Jedi Training day where they would make foam light sabers, learn a few safe moves, and meet some characters from your organization. The date we entered is flexible, if a Saturday would be easier, that would be great too! We are just trying to do it in June. Referred by: Through friends and the internet. NOTES: RL definitely invited since it is supposed to be Jedi Training, though I'm certain they will be happy with Mando and Droids as well. Also, date is subject to change to either Saturday on each side of this week. UPDATE: Date changed to 2-4PM on Saturday, June 29th instead of 4-6PM on Wednesday, June 26.
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    Event Name: Rising Above Ministries Easter Eggstravaganza Venue: Algood Elementary School Venue address: 2525 Old Walton Rd Cookeville, Tennessee 38506 USA Event Start: 4-20-19 - 1:00 PM Event End: 4-20-19 - 3:00 PM Event Website: risingaboveministries.org/events Expected number of attendees: 300 Requested number of characters: 10 Requested character types: Secure changing/staging area: Yes Comments: This is an event for special needs individuals and their families. You all came one time before, and the families loved it. So many said it was the closest to going to Disiney World they would ever be. Referred by: Roger Werries- Cookeville, TN Roster:
  13. New Member Into

    Welcome. I think I recall you both at ICCC this year in Franklin.
  14. Moving to Tennessee

    Welcome, Jay...or soon-to-be-welcome. As long as you are referring to Spring Hill, TN... you are correct. MidSouth Garrison covers all of TN for sure. Spring Hill is partially in Williamson County, and partially in Maury County... and both of them are within the Music City Squad. While many events are closer to Nashville, we do have events from time to time scattered all around the area. Once you are settled in and ready to troop, please feel free to check the event calendar or this forum's event section. You'll want to look at anything in the Music City Squad section and the general MSG section... not to mention the conventions section. You might find some fun ones where you (and your wife) may want to troop. Sometimes, we have build parties as well. So check the forum and/or the event calendar when you can.
  15. I'm sure that Knox Eisley Squad would love to have you troop with them. They only have a few events scheduled at the moment, but they definitely get a lot. They have a few other conventions such as Marble City and Fanboy Expo. Just check back on the squad's event section... and peek in on the convention section since some events are posted there as well. If Chattanooga isn't too far for you, Mos Nooga Squad also has a regular flow of events coming in. The calendar should show the events for each squad as well as the full MidSouth Garrison, so check back whenever you have some time. And if you need a little extra hockey, check the Music City Squad for Nashville Predators events. The 501st events don't happen every day, but we get them from time to time. Congrats on approval, and welcome.
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    Event Name: Father's Day Meet & Greet Venue: Governor's Square Mall Venue address: 2801 Wilma Rudolph Blvd #92 Clarksville, Tennessee 37043 USA Event Start: 06/15/19 - 11:00am Event End: 06/15/19 - 2:00pm Event Website: governorssquare.net Expected number of attendees: 100 Requested number of characters: 50 Requested character types: Secure changing/staging area: Yes Comments: Charity Donation Event for Tennessee Dreams & Wishes Referred by: Facebook Roster (RL, Droidd Builders, and Mando's welcome):
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    Event Name: Enthusiastic Nerd Convention Venue: Manchester Public Library Venue address: 1005 Hillsboro Blvd. Manchester, Tennessee 37355 USA Event Start: March 28, 2019 - 1 PM CST Event End: March 28, 2019 - 4 PM CST Event Website: Expected number of attendees: Requested number of characters: 10 Requested character types: Secure changing/staging area: Yes Comments: Event for locals that appreciate all things nerd. Costume contest for patrons. Games and crafts. Local vendors. We are attempting to encourage Teens and Young adults to attend events at the library. Also help raise awareness about our location. Referred by: Another library staff member
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    Tullahoma 20th Annual Soap Box Derby Venue: Lincoln Street, Tullahoma Venue address: 501 N. Collins St Tullahoma, Tennessee 37388 USA Event Start: 5/4/2019 - 7am Event End: 5/4/2019 - 3pm Event Website: Expected number of attendees: 60 Requested number of characters: ? Requested character types: Secure changing/staging area: Yes Comments: Each year on the first Saturday in May the City of Tullahoma puts on an annual Soap Box Derby. This year happens to fall on May 4th (Star Wars Day!) and it's our 20th year of the program. I'm going to push it as a Star Wars themed event because of the date, and would like to see if there's a handful of characters that might come for the event, do pictures with the kids and such. What would be ideal is a few in the morning when the event starts and then a few in the afternoon when it ends to do photos with the winners. First race goes down the hill about 7am and the last race is usually between 2 and 3pm based on number of attendees. Thanks for your consideration and look forward to speaking with you. Referred by: Tennessean newspaper article from 2015 MSG GEC Notes: This event is opened to RL, Mandos, and Droid Builders alike... so please post if you can attend this event and will be able to be in Tullahoma, TN on May 4th. Please note that the most people will be there at the start of the race at 7AM, so we are asked to troop for a little while before the 7AM race starts. So, figure that we should start trooping (be in costume) around 6AM if we can be there. The people tend to leave as the races go on, and the kids are eliminated, so while the end of the race may be ideal for us in terms of travel and time suiting up, this will have the fewer number of people... the finalists (kids) and their families most likely. The event is outside, but they do have a lightning shelter if he weather gets bad. It doesn't look like they expect us to stay for the entire day, but I'm sure they wouldn't care if we did. However, since they asked for the beginning and the end, we'll keep two rosters going... one for early morning and one for mid afternoon. You can sign up for AM, or the PM, or both (if you want to troop, go home or do something else, and come back), or stay the entire derby race if you'd like. Just let me know when you post which one(s) you want. If you have more than one costume, you could wear one in the AM and one in the PM. The exact end time depends on the number of racers, so it could be as early as 1PM and as late as 3PM. Those still present at the race will probably take (winners) photos with us since they will likely all be finalists. 6AM (+) Roster: (Figure on being ready to troop a little before 6AM, and likely hanging around for an hour or so.) 2PM (+/-) Roster: (Figure being ready around 1PM and trooping the event until it is over which would be about 3PM.)
  19. 1st Armor

    Well, at least they eventually get it... One school of thought I have seen taken is to build the clean TK and use it for a while. As it gets dirty or scuffed, it gets closer to a Sandtrooper. I'm not an armor expert by any means, but as long as there are not too many differences between the standard TK armor and the armor for a sandy, this also buys you time to acquire or build the other components for a full sandy: back pack, pauldron, ammo pouches, heavy blaster rifle maybe, etc. While you are saving up for those, or getting the pieces ready, you can troop in the clean TK. One thing about trooping events is that you can never have too many TK's (or Sandtroopers for that matter). So either one will fit in well in any event.
  20. Hello from Mt. Juliet

    You don't see one called Music City Squad (Greater Nashville Area)? The other ones in the general Middle TN and surrounding areas not within a specific squad jurisdictions are just in the one that says Midsouth Garrison Events. These should both be within the same "Events" section of the forum, but I don't know if the permissions are set differently for those sub-sections. Robbie, are recruits able to see the MCS and general MSG event sections in either the forum or the event calendar? I don't know if the settings are different for these.
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    Event Name: STEM WARS! Science Strikes Back! Venue: Woodlawn Elementary School Venue address: 2250 Woodlawn Rd Woodlawn, Tennessee 37191 USA Event Start: Nov. 5, 2018 - 5:00 pm Event End: Nov. 5, 2018 - 7:00 pm Event Website: Expected number of attendees: 300 Requested number of characters: Requested character types: Secure changing/staging area: Yes Comments: We are having a school-wide science and math night that is themed STEM WARS. We are allowing students/guests to dress up as Star Wars characters. Last year, some of your guys came out and walked around talking to the kids. We would love as many as possible to come join us again. Referred by: Website GEC Notes: This is a Monday night, so the event requester has been notified that we probably won't be able to get many people for this, but if you think you can do it, I think they will be happy with any group they can get. I am also certain that RL, Droid Builders, and Mandos are all welcomed.
  22. Race Shirt Thread

    Wonderful. Didn't see a reply, so I thought I'd pitch in my two cents in case you were still awaiting a response.
  23. Hello from Mt. Juliet

    If you have access to the calendar of events, you could also come out to a few of them to get to know the troopers, see how they made their kits or assembled their costumes, gain some knowledge on where to get or not get components from in person, etc. They often look (nearly) identical on the outside, but everyone has their own system that best works for them, so seeing a few versions of each costume might give you ideas for your own. Many of us, including me, came out to events as a helper/handler for several events before I decided how or what costume to start with. Depending on what times you'd be available, there are likely some events coming up within the next few months in the greater Nashville area (including Clarksville) as well as surrounding areas. Check the calendar of events regularly... since we add them as we get requests... which can be quite often.
  24. Race Shirt Thread

    Assuming you don't have restricted access for some reason, this link should work: Or from the main forum Home - > 501st Only - > Imperial Quartermaster - > ORDER THREAD: Fall 2018 Racing Shirt Run FYI: Any of the garrison merchandise/swag ordering threads are usually in the same section - Home - > 501st Only - > Imperial Quartermaster. If you don't see the sections, you might need better access.. and might need to PM Robbie. He might have to add some permissions that come with being a member vs when you were a recruit, or maybe you aren't sure where to find things now that you see more parts of the forum... Hope this helps.
  25. Replying to Topics Not Available

    Some are locked or get moved to a new location (especially if they are older events, duplicated somewhere else, etc.) Are you trying to do so from a link, or are you viewing the conversation on the board and just can't reply at the bottom?