REBEL LEGION HELPS CHILDREN’S CHARITY AT CELEBRATION ANAHEIM

Members and friends of the Rebel Legion costuming group raised over $8,000 at their first-ever charity dinner, held during Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. Celebrity guests including Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Jeremy Bullock (Boba Fett) and Lee Towersey, R2D2 builder for the new Star Wars movie The Force Awakens, joined members of Lucasfilm’s preferred “good guys” costuming club to support children’s charity Variety through a series of raffles and auctions. The charity dinner was the brainchild of three Rebels – Rick Chinn from Hoth Base in Australia, Suzi Stelling and Roman Bela from Elstree Base in the United Kingdom – who decided to use the opportunity to fundraise for Variety while Rebel Legion members from all over the world were gathered together for the biggest event in Star Wars fandom. 300 people attended the event, which highlighted the Rebel Legion’s motto of Costuming – Charity – Community. Guest speakers included David Small, the Executive Director of Variety International; Albin Johnson, founder of the 501st Legion and the Galactic Academy; and Pete Vilmur, head of fan relations from Lucasfilm. “Coming from a show business background, the Rebel Legion and Variety, the Children’s Charity share a common goal of building a better, more fun world. Like the Rebel Legion has “bases” around the world, Variety has “tents” across the world serving children at a local, national and international level,” David said later. “We are thrilled to be working with the Rebel Legion globally to help brighten the lives of many more children. On behalf of the kids Variety supports, we thank the Rebel Legion members for their support and partnership.” Auction and raffle prizes included a Star Wars Episode 7 crew jacket, several signed X-wing helmets, a crystal reveal lightsaber and a Chewbacca messenger bag signed by Peter Mayhew. Rare Rebel Legion collectors’ items were also auctioned off to bring in more money for Variety. Donna Keeley, commanding officer of the Rebel Legion, said: “We are proud of what we were able to achieve with our Charity Dinner. Our only regret is that we had to turn so many people away as it sold out about two months before the night. We had great guest speakers, a very generous crowd and some special VIPs to join us. “Our hope is that this can become one of our signature events, to have the Rebel Legion Charity Dinner at Star Wars Celebrations supporting a wonderful charity.” Plans are now under way to hold another charity dinner at Celebration Europe in London next year.   For more information, please contact Rick Chinn (rick.chinn@gmail.com) or Claire Mackie (pr@rebellegion.co.uk).         Report Content Issue: * Blank Page...

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Rebel Legion Charity Dinner
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Rebel Legion Charity Dinner

The Rebel Legion is proud to announce the first Rebel Legion Charity Dinner at Celebration Anaheim on the 18th of April 2015. Let’s come together to celebrate our Costuming – Charity – Community, we will have some food, have some fun, raise some money for charity, talk about costuming and maybe even mingle with some VIP’s. We are partnering with Variety International to raise money to help provide the best quality of life to disabled and underprivileged children around the world. All money raised on the night will go directly to Variety Children’s Charity to help provide medical equipment such as wheelchairs, leg braces, augmentative speech equipment, hearing aids and all types of prostheses. For more information please check this topic. Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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Website 2.0

We are extremely happy to announce that the new RL website is live! It’s been two very productive months for the web team but we finally managed to get it done. Something that had been on mind of former admins for many years and never been started because of extreme complexity of the project. According to the archive, the first plans to upgrade the website started 5 years ago but they died pretty quickly. Nevertheless, I am honoured to be a part of the team that managed to make the first big step forward when it comes to the website. It’s not a final product, and in fact it’s just the 1st of the four stages we have planned. The next one will involve upgrading the forum which is most likely to happen in the next couple of weeks. It’s a very complicated process so we have to take it slowly. I would like to present and thank the team that made it possible. Ashley Walker, LPRO, who was one of the creators of a new marketing plan which inspired me to continue (or actually start over) development of the website. Rick Chinn, our coordinator, who spoke to me on a phone and gave some brilliant ideas on how we can tackle the issue of several interlinked modules and stayed with us all the time. Lesmarie Velez-Colon, who said ‘We can do it!’ and thanks to her we did it. She was also our second team leader and irreplaceable asset. Nicholas Reynolds, who provided us with some great technical support. Suzi Stelling, Peter Truscott-Stroud and Vlastimil Sprta who spent countless hours adding never-ending content. Mark Mulcaster who created the amazing video. Just to give you an idea of what it involved, we have manually added : 236 costume standards 80 base pages 120 other post/news items 126 pages 600 photos approximately 80 points which show bases on an interactive map 230 high resolution photos for standards which can be seen as featured photos Okay, time to move on to the new features and functionality. Obviously, the main feature is the new design which shows who we are and what we do in a better way. It is responsive so it maintains it’s awesome look and functions on all devices – computers, tablets and phones. We have come up with a revised and much clearer format of costume standards. Not just visually but also browsing categories. Our comlink with all articles has been migrated and incorporated into the new website. AWRI will most likely follow. All static pages from the old website have been migrated. Slider on the homepage is a unique feature that...

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Ghost Base

The Rebel Legion is getting stronger with a new base, Ghost Base, which covers US States of Pennsylvania and Delaware . Base Command Team Ryan Miorelli – Base Commander Joshua Murphy – Executive Officer The base currently has 46 active members. Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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Philippines Typhoon Relief

Dear Legion Members, The Rebel Legion Philippines Typhoon Relief was a success! The Legion donated $798.61 to the Red Cross! A big Thank You to all the members that donated to this cause! We are the Good Guys! May the Force be with you, Angel Martinez Legion CO Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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New Outpost

Congratulations  to our new Outpost in South America: Ecuador Outpost! Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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