Upcoming Events
Fri., 9/19: Ramencon (Merrillville, IN)
Come out and join a local comic/costume convention in Merillville.

Sat., 9/20: Birthday Party (Champaign, IL)
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Sat., 9/20: Joliet Family Fun Fest (Joliet, IL)
This event is put on every year by the non for profits of Joliet and would love to have us back again!

Sat., 9/20: Café Fundraiser Event (Aurora, IL)
We’re going to do free crafts like Jar Jar Banks & make-your-own pod racer, as well as many other events and one of our own would like the Garrison to come out.

Sun., 9/21: Challenger Learning Center (Hammond, IN)
Our third year and they want us back in a big way! Astronaut Jerry Ross will be in attendance, signing books, shaking hands, and meeting people!

9/27: Mighty Con Dupage Comicon (Wheaton, IL)

9/27: Store Grand Opening (Maryville, IL)

9/27: Make A Wish Walk/Run (Champaign, IL)

9/27: CIDSO Buddy Walk (Normal, IL)

9/27: Star Wars Rebels (Chicago, IL)

 
Legion News
The 501st Legion Trooper of the Month for April 2014 is...
April had two great nominees for Legion Trooper of the Month, both of whom have lent their time and skill toward helping new members complete their costumes and achieve their dreams of joining the Fighting 501st: Brian Robinson, TK-2918 of Garrison...

The 501st Legion Trooper of the Month for March 2014 is...
...Stew Salyer, TK-8814 of the Midsouth Garrison! Stew went above and beyond the call of duty in March by heading up a new "Disco Blast-a-Trooper" project for the MSG. Stew purchased all the equipment for the set, built it in his own time...

ANOVOS Costumes and the 501st
http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g395/MidwestGarrison/Legion%20Command/ANOVOSAnnouncement-554px_zps6d6671f7.jpg You've likely seen the new Star Wars costumes coming from ANOVOS , and there are a lot of questions regarding what will be "501st...

In Memoriam: Andreas Möller SL-2677
http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g395/MidwestGarrison/Legion%20Command/AndreasMoumlllerSL-2677EternalLegionnaire554px_zps30045f4d.jpg Andreas as Darth Vader, shaking the hand of 501st Honorary Member Anthony "Move Along" Forrest. Andreas...

Honoray Member: Confirmed! Jaime Hyneman joins the Legion
http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g395/MidwestGarrison/Legion%20Command/Jamie-Hyneman_zpsf3642594.jpg Back in 2009, a plan was set in motion to induct the Mythbusters , Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, as Honorary Members of the Legion. Five years...

In Memoriam: Lance Starmer SL-2640
http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g395/MidwestGarrison/Legion%20Command/ELLanceStarmer_zpscab8fd94.jpg Lance Starmer, SL-2640 of the 501st Legion, passed away on the 5th of June, 2014. Lance joined the 501st in 2000, as a member of the Empire City...

The 501st Legion and the Expanded Universe
http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g395/MidwestGarrison/Legion%20Command/EUAnnouncement-CloneEmperor-widescreen_zps3d1a2230.jpg New developments at Lucasfilm regarding the continuity of the Star Wars galaxy have cast some doubt on the future of...

In Memoriam: Taggart Cline TI-7430
http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g395/MidwestGarrison/Legion%20Command/taggart-banner_zps0b21741d.jpg Taggart Cline (TI-7430 of Wisconsin Garrison) passed away on the 12th of May, 2014. Holding dual memberships with the ??501st? and Rebel...

In Memoriam: Heidi Peterson TI-1938
http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g395/MidwestGarrison/Legion%20Command/EL_Heidi_2014RSS_zps2dc68bc0.jpg Heidi N. Peterson, TI-1938 of 501st Legion?s Old Line Garrison, passed away on the 10th of April, 2014. A long time member of our costuming...

501st Mission Spotlight: Star Wars Day, Rome
http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g395/MidwestGarrison/Legion%20Command/RomeatNight_zps2e2ea0b8.jpg After two months of planning, more than 100 members of Italica Garrison assembled at the Roman Colosseum for "Star Wars Day." Joined by...

 
Neighboring Units
Wisconsin Garrison
Wisconsin

Bloodfin Garrison
Indiana

Midsouth Garrison
Kentucky & Tennessee

Central Garrison
N. Dakota, S. Dakota, Minnesota, & Iowa

70th Explorers Garrison
Kansas & Missouri

Northern Darkness Garrison
Northern 22 counties of Indiana

Nar Shadaa Base
Rebel Legion - Wisconsin & Illinois

 
Event Calendar
NOTE:
  • An event only appears on the calendar below once it has been confirmed and all details set. Days that appear to be free below may already have events in the planning stages under way.
  • At least a month's advanced notice is appreciated for event planning. As a reminder, we are not professional entertainers or actors and all of our activities are done on a volunteer basis only.
  • Even with a free day and sufficient advanced notice, we cannot guarantee availability for events, again due to the fact that we are all volunteers who do this in our spare time.
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Events for May 5, 2012

Free Comic Book Day Frankfort :: Frankfort, IL

Join the MWG at AF Books for Free Comic Book Day
Star Wars Day at Miller Park Zoo :: Bloomington, IL

It's an afternoon of family fun with Star Wars attire encouraged. See special animal enrichment activities with the sci-fi theme.
Slackers CDs & Games-Free Comic Book Day :: Alton, IL

Our presence has been requested again to make an appearance at Slackers on Free Comic Book Day
Free Comic Book Day :: Portage, IN

For the 6th year in a row Sparky, of Lightspeed Hobbies, has invited the MWG to come out for Free Comic Book Day.
Free Comic Book Day :: Champaign, IL

Join the MWG at G-Mart for Free Comic Book Day
Free Comic Book Day :: Grayslake, IL

Join the MWG at Free Comic Book Day at Jay's Comics
Transplant Send Off :: Arlington Heights, IL

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Free Comic Book Day at Twilight Comics :: Shiloh, IL

The MWG, who have attended the last four years, have been requested to make an appearance at Twilight Comics
Free Comic Book Day at Comic Quest :: Evansville, IN

Join the MWG and the Bloodfin Garrison as they attend FCBD at Comic Quest
Coal City Library :: Coal City, IL

The library is hoping to have like a star wars jeopardy that the attendees and characters can play
No Mo Chemo Celebration :: Hudson, IL

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