Base Highlight: German Base Yavin
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Base Highlight: German Base Yavin

About the German Base Yavin The year 2016 was a mixed year for the German Base Yavin. At the start of the year we weren’t able to find a Base Membership Officer (BMO) and didn’t have a Webmaster either; therefore, these duties were taken over by the Executive Officer (XO) and Commanding Officer (CO). In April we found a BMO who also took over responsibility for our webpage. We also increased the GBY social media presence by joining Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. You can find the German Base Yavin via our webpage: www.germanbaseyavin.com ,Facebook: www.facebook.com/GermanBaseYavin/, Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/germanbaseyavin/, Twitter: https://twitter.com/GermanBaseYavin and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNN0TKS_9wzoAz3voAefY3A. Please take a look and leave a message. Klicks on all social media are going up! With the new elections we now have members filling in all offices, including two BMOs and a Charity Officer. Our membership numbers greatly increased during the last two years and we currently have 87 members at our base. Thanks to all our members! The current offices: Base Commanding Officer (BCO): Karsten Graef aka Thorin Marin Base Executive Officer (BXO): Dane Braun aka darachim Base Membership Officers (BMOs): Nicole aka KimKenobi und Katrin aka Bookworm Base Webmaster (BW): Jens Siol aka JudgeMcKay Base Merchandise Officer (BMeO): Dirk aka Chewbacca Base Franchise Officer zur GG (BFO): Monika aka Mrs. Jedi Base Charity Officer (BChO): Karin aka Nira Billaba Base Lector (BL) Marcus aka Rikh- Tar For the Rebel Legion German Base Yavin Karsten aka Thorin Marin Commanding Officer RLBGY —————————————————————————————————————– Dortmund Con At the DoCon, a charity event of the Star Wars Fans Dortmund taking place from 13.08.- 14.08.2016, we participated with our information booth and a fun Star Wars tin game for kids to collect money for the social organization Kinderferienparty Dortmund (holiday activities for kids of poor families). With an entry fee of 2€, kids could take two throws on tins with pictures of Star Wars characters on them. The goal was knocking over all tins to show you are “strong with the force”, and to win a main price. For little padawans who didn’t quite manage doing that yet, a consolation price was offered. Thus no one was a looser. As a result, we could donate 50€ for the good cause on Sunday the 14.08. For the Rebel Legion German Base Yavin Karsten aka Thorin Marin Commanding Officer RLBGY —————————————————————————————————————– Science Fiction Meets Reality 24.09.- 25.09.2016 For about five to six years now, we have been taking part at the Science Fiction Meets Reality Con held at the museum of technology in Speyer. Since three years with our booth. This year, we offered a kids “Star Wars Dice Game” at...

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Base Highlight: Malaysia Outpost

Base/Outpost Name: Malaysia Outpost Location: Malaysia Established: July 2015 Command Staff:  King (BCO & BMO),  Nightress – BXO Rebel Legion Malaysian Outpost was first established between 2005 and 2006 by Nex, as the interest in Star wars costuming started to grow in Malaysia.  It lasted until 2010 and was disbanded due to lack of members.  In July 2015 the group was reactivated, mostly because we missed being part of the organization and wanted to show quality costuming again. Due to our long absence, we have a long way to go to grow this group again and to show everyone what Rebel Legion is all about.  Though we have lots of obstacles here we will push on and fight the good fight. Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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I Am Rebel Legion: The Story of Nancy

This article is part of an ongoing series of testimonials from our members, who gladly shared their stories about how The Rebel Legion has made a positive impact in their lives as well as the ones from the people in their community. If you want your story to be featured, send it to angie.rivera@gmail.com   May 24 of 2014.  I was on my way to deliver a costume for my goddaughter so she could dress up to attend Puerto Rico Comic Con.  I was already curious about the event, but every year I planned to attend, something always happened that I couldn’t go.  There were no tickets left for that day.  At the time I was going through a deep depression and it was the first time I took sick leave from work.  Due to the situation, my mother insisted that I attend the convention on Sunday, because there were tickets available.  I was very hesitant because I didn’t have a costume.  Since I was a girl I loved dressing up for Halloween.  When I reached adulthood I always chose to dress up in costumes that were different to me.  Lots of makeup to hide my face.  To be unrecognizable to my friends was a lot of fun for me so dressing up as Princess Leia was never an option.  The only thing I knew about Star Wars was the Prequel Trilogy with Hayden Christensen and the main characters of the Original Trilogy. My mother finally convinced me to attend Comic Con that Sunday.  I thought I had to dress up as Princess Leia for the event, because people always told me that I look a lot like Carrie Fisher.  I knew that a Princess Leia costume wasn’t going to be available because it wasn’t Halloween season, so I bought the first thing I found: a white dance outfit.  My mother completed the outfit by adding a white pillowcase (you read that right; a pillowcase), and painted a pair of old sneakers with white Griffin Scuff.  What a mother wouldn’t do for a daughter to make her feel better! As soon as I stepped into the venue, a new time in my life started in the time I was the saddest.  Before that day, I was always exhausted because of my workload, I was lonely, felt different, and more focused on making other people happier than I was.  Dance troupes were my therapy, but I didn’t belong to any at the time.  Time went by and my friends moved on.  I felt weird because I was always talking about movies and making costumes.  While my friends always talked about kids and...

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Base Highlight: Colombia Outpost (English)

Para la versión en Español de este artículo, entra aquí. Base/Outpost Name: Colombia Outpost Location: Colombia Established: October 30, 2015 Command Staff:  BCO: Pablo José Rico (Macu Winsan) BXO: Jose Luis Aponte (Josan Samlun) BMO: Wilmer Rincon (Renwin de Argol) At this time Colombia Outpost is composed of four active members.  Our translator, Jennifer Muller Trujillo is a prospective member of the legion. We are Star Wars fans since many years, so we started a fan club called Star Wars Colombia La Vieja República (Star Wars Colombia The Old Republic).  We became involved with Rebel Legion because we are motivated by the social work and to contribute in favor of those who need; that is the main reason why we wanted to belong to this great family. We received support from our legionnaire brothers from Autana Outpost (based in Venezuela): Xiomer Bolivar, Richard Gonzales and Marco Guevara, who guided us in the formation process of our Outpost.  Since we throw our Outpost in SOFA 2015  (Salón del Ocio y la Fantasía. In English: Entertainment and Fantasy Hall) the acceptance has been very good and our interest is to work very hard so we can grow up as an organization and work together for those who need.   At this moment our performed missions are:     SOFA 2015 (Salón del Ocio y la Fantasía. In English: Entertainment and Fantasy Hall). Official Release of the Laptop Hewlett Packard Star Wars Edition. A Star Wars Christmas (toy drive to help children of Sentires Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps vulnerable population). Desert Photo shoot (A photo shoot simulating Tatooine desert). Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens premiere (invitation from Lucas Film through Disney). Episode VII the Force Awakens movie invitation with the children of Sentires Foundation. Gift Delivery and Christmas Celebration in the headquarters of Sentires Foundation for all the children.   Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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I Am Rebel Legion: The Story Of William

This article is part of an ongoing series of testimonials from our members, who gladly shared their stories about how The Rebel Legion has made a positive impact in their lives as well as the ones from the people in their community. If you want your story to be featured, send it to angie.rivera@gmail.com   I remember when I was a kid, my father (may he rest in peace) took me to the now defunct theater in Cataño to see “The Empire Strikes Back”; I only remember a few scenes that stayed in my mind.  Years later, they took me to see “Return Of The Jedi”, which I remember in its entirety.  Since then, I’ve been a life-long fan of the Star Wars saga.  Whoever claims to know me and not know how a big of a fan I am, doesn’t really know me at all. Idiot.  Stupid.  Immature.  Ridiculous.  Those are only a few of the things people write about me and don’t have the slightest idea. I belong to a worldwide, non-profit organization called The Rebel Legion, and my local chapter is called Puerto Rico Base.  In this organization I learned to build costumes that are replicas of the originals used in the movies.  Through this organization I can give back to my community by bringing joy to whoever needs it and help my people.  I don’t charge a penny for doing all this and I don’t seek any kind of recognition.  I do this because it’s my way of helping others. By being a member of Puerto Rico Base, I had the opportunity to collaborate with entities like: Make-A-Wish Foundation, American Cancer Society, Boy Scouts of America, Relay For Life and Children’s Hospitals, among others.  I’ve also made friends that will last for the longest time, here in Puerto Rico as well as in other countries like Argentina, Mexico, Venezuela, Japan, and Costa Rica, among others. If doing good to my community means to be called “idiot, stupid, immature, ridiculous”, so be it.  I’d rather be called those things than being called criminal, abuser, drug trafficker or addict. My name is William Desiderio and I am a Star Wars Fan.  I have a family which I adore, and they support me in everything I do.  I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Engineering and a good job.  To My God and to my family I thank for everything I do and everything I am.   Like Puerto Rico Base on Facebook and Follow on Twitter. Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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Highlight: Apollo Base

Location: Ohio USA Established: November 27, 2015 Command Staff: BCO: Briankenobi (Brian Pauley) BXO: bountyhunterq (Dave Quillen) BMO: Bacca9 (Jamie Arielle) Apollo Base is the latest branch of the Rebel Legion with deep ties in Ohio.  As part of the Great Lakes Base, which originally covered Michigan and Ohio, our members attended over 200 events a year.  During its 5 year run, Michigan and Ohio experienced a lot of growth in members, which lead to the states separating into their own bases.  Now with the inception of Apollo Base, Ohio is poised to continue to serve The Buckeye State with over 100 events every year. Some of the high profile events we attend every year are: -The Columbus Clippers (AAA baseball team for the Cleveland Indians) -The Cincinnati Reds game -Yuri’s Night (a celebration of space and astronauts) We continue to grow and have a very diverse character roster.  We have a number of Wookiees and Jawas and we still have more people working on those costumes.  Apollo Base is looking to continue to represent the Rebel Legion the best we can because “it’s what we do.” Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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