501st Legion in the News, Around the Country

City Hall goes to the Dark Side

Orlando Business Journal by Jim Carchidi, Photojournalist Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2012

“Orlando City Hall was invaded by Darth Vader and his troops as Mayor Buddy Dyer hosted members of the Makaze Squad of the 501st Legion, Florida Garrison. The event was in recognition of this weekend’s opening of Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination at Orlando Science Center.” (read more)

Chicago Star Wars fans join forces to fight breast cancer

Examiner.com October 3, 2012 By: Lene Iglehart

“The Midwest Garrison is the Illinois chapter of The 501st Legion, a Star Wars Imperial costuming club dedicated to creating and wearing movie-quality costumes of the “villains” of the Star Wars universe. They have teamed up with the Nar Shaddaa Base, the Illinois and Wisconsin chapter of the Rebel Legion, in their seventh consecutive year of raising money for the American Cancer Society walk.” (read more)

The (Flint) empire strikes back: Local ‘Star Wars’ fanatics go all out as bad guys

Michigan Live By Scott Atkinson on October 02, 2012

FLINT, MI — They’ve been blown to smithereens on two Death Stars and may be the worst marksmen in the universe. But for Mike Andrews and some other local “Star Wars” enthusiasts, nothing is cooler than being a stormtrooper.’ (read more)

Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo

Edmonton Sun Saturday, October 20, 2012 07:19 PM MDT

“Carmen Huang, left, and Cindy (no last name given) pose with stormtroopers at the 501st Legion charity photo booth during the Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo at the Edmonton Expo Centre in Edmonton, Alberta on Saturday, October 20, 2012. Proceeds from the photos are being donated to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.” (read more)

2nd Annual Star Wars Blood Drive

WPRI.com, Rhode Island: Saturday, 06 Oct 2012, 10:40 PM EDT By: Stephanie Morgado

“PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Star Wars characters descended on the Rochambeau Library in Providence on Saturday for the second annual Star Wars Party and Blood Drive. Fans were also invited to dress up as there favorite Star Wars characters and donate blood.” (read more)