On Saturday and Sunday, June 23 and 24, 2012 members of the Georgia Garrison of the 501st Legion joined forces with the East Coast Cosplayers (ECC) at SavCon’s “Cosplay for A Cure” event. With the Pink Heals fire truck in the background, 501st and ECC members posed for pictures and encouraged donations to support cancer awareness and research.
SavCon 2012 was Savannah, GA’s first ever Transformers convention. Despite the Transformers theme, con attendees were excited to see the 501st join them. Standing out near a busy street and waving folks in to the event, we believe that we were responsible for a number of people visiting the event who would not have otherwise had an interest.
For next year’s con, SavCon staff have offered the 501st an enhanced presence at the show, including a costuming panel session and a broader SF theme for the con. We’ve enthusiastically accepted – it sounds like fun!
Savannah, GA members Gayle Klar (CC3058, trooping as Rebel Legion member “Chewie”), Troy Downen (TK3104) and Rebel Legion member Scott Klar (“Old Ben”) are joined by Transformers characters (L-R) Orion Pax, Ariel and Kicker.
The Savannah-area 501st members have established a presence on Facebook: stay current with their activities when you “like” their page at Coastal Empire 501st Legion.
In the service of Lord Vader with precision and determination,