Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Movies Release Dates

At least, as of now....

Feb 6 - Fanboys
Mar 6 - Watchmen
May 8 - Star Trek
May 22 - Terminator Salvation
Jun 5 - Land of the Lost
Jun 26 - Transformers 2
Jul 10 - Harry Potter
Oct 16 - Where the Wild Things Are
Nov 6 - The Wolfman (remake)

Apr 30 - Spider-Man 4
May 7 - Iron Man 2
Jun 18 - Toy Story 3
Jun 25 - The Green Hornet
Jul 16 - Thor

May 6 - The First Avenger: Captain America
Jul 15 - The Avengers

Monday, January 19, 2009

Star Wars, Georgia State Basketball and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

This past Saturday, I was a handler for a 501st event in conjunction with the Georgia State Men's Basketball team and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. It was a fun event and we had a great 501st turnout.

It wasn’t heavily promoted due to time constraints and there were some people that did not understand why stormtroopers were patrolling the basketball court but overall it was a hit with the public. We even had Pounce, the GSU mascot, decked out in Jedi robes.


The costumed characters did a little bit of everything. They handed out bingo cards, escorted the chorus, conducted the band, participated in contests (I think it was rigged. The Jedi won!), signed autographs and, of course, mingled with the public.

They were escorts at the half-time presentation to MS Society and flanked both sides of the court at the end of the game to keep guest and spectators off the court. Unfortunately, I think they had the opposite effect.

At one point, they even had one of the officials getting pictures with as many characters as possible.

But as always the children were the best!

Of course, none of this would have come together without our GSU liaison Zach Moore

and all the dedicated troopers of the 501st Georgia Garrison.


Friday, January 16, 2009

I.S.S. - The Badge

This weekend the 501st has a big troop supporting Multiple Sclerosis at the Georgia State University basketball game.

While talking with the GSU liaison, I asked if the non-costumed characters (the handlers) needed some type of indication that we were part of the 501st group. He said that would be very helpful. So with that, the I.S.S. badge was born.
(C'mon, this was a chance to get creative).

I have a logo and a tag line, thanks to Madog - "Making Bad Look Good".
Here is a sneak-peek at the design:

Now for my disclaimer:
The I.S.S. is purely my concotion. I am not a member of the 501st but I know many who are and I support them.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Imperial Support Services

What is Imperial Support Service/Staff?

Imperial Support Staff are trooper’s guides, gophers, dressers, undressers, armor bits collectors, velcro replacers, cell phone holders, water dispensers, battery replacers, traffic cops, wallet holders, armor cleaners, blaster holders, and photographers.

We fix armor mishaps, cloak and tunic tears, holster blow-up’s and trooper boo-boo’s. We locate event liaisons, explain to security that we really are supposed to be here and handle the paperwork.

In a sentence, we keep our troopers safe and happy.