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  • Base Briefing – Endor Base

    What area does the base cover? Endor Base serves Northern California and the state of Alaska. How many members does the base have? 77 members Does the logo have any special meanings to it?  The Endor Base logo features the forests and hills of the northwest United States (that are very much like the forests of Endor) behind a blue rebel firebird. What is the base’s history? Originally started as the Northern California Base, one of the original 14 bases when the Legion was formed in 2000. It re-organized with members in the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, and Hawaii in 2002 –  becoming Endor Base. In the years since, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Hawaii have moved into other smaller Bases. Does the base have a favorite charity or annual event? For many years Endor Base hosted the Legion’s events at WonderCon in San Francisco. With WonderCon’s move down to Anaheim, Endor Base members get to travel down and simple enjoy the convention and assist Sunrider Base with the Legion’s activities. What are some recent events? Marion County Fair (San Rafael, CA), Contra Costa Library’s 100th anniversary (Pleasant Hill, CA) Does the base have any Detachment units? Corsair Squadron (Pilots), Delegation of Theed (Royality/Senatorial), Skywalker Temple (Jedi) Does the base have it’s own website? YES! Website: http://www.endorbase.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RebelLegionEndorBase Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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    Base Briefing – Elstree Base

    What area does the base cover? The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland How many members does the base have? 97 Does the logo have any special meanings to it?  Their logo features the UK national flag, commonly called the “Union Jack” centered inside the rebel firebird design; the word “choice” in Aurek-Besh around the bottom; on a black background. What is the base’s history? First formed as an outpost in October 2002; received promotion to Base in April 2006. What are some recent events? Legoland Discovery Centre (Manchester), Fairy Box Children’s Party (Dundee), Maker Faire (Newcastle). Does the base have any Detachment units? 1138th Krayt Squadron (Pilots), Shadow Unit 77 (Troopers), Elstree Special Ops Squad (Clones), Britannia Temple (Jedi), Azalus Kung Clan (Non-humans), Diamond Delegation (Royalty). Does the base have it’s own website? Yes – click here for our homepage; click here for our Facebook page; click here for our Twitter page. Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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    Base Briefing – Eagle Base

    What area does the base cover? The country of Poland How many members does the base have? 36 What is the base’s history? Started as an Outpost in July 2007. Does the base have any Detachment units? Aldera Squad (Troopers), Ossus Temple (Jedi) Does the base have it’s own website? Yes, click HERE to visit Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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    Dantooine Base

    What area does the base cover? Serving the states of Missouri and Kansas (USA) How many members does the base have? 58 members What is the base’s history? Started on April 2007; Dantooine Base grew out of the very large Central Base. What are some recent events? LEGOLAND® Discovery Center (Kansas City, Missour), Planet Comicon (Kansas City, Missour), Washington Public Library (Washington, Missouri), Wizard World – St. Louis (St. Louis, Missouri) Does the base have any Detachment units? Dantari Templs (Jedi); 35th SOC Squad (Original Trilogy Troopers); Marauder Squadron (Pilots) Does the base have it’s own website? No,  but they are on Facebook Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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    Lion Base

    What area does your base cover? – Lion Base covers the area of the Czech Republic (in the middle of Europe). How many members does your base have? – We have 27 active members and new ones are still coming. What is your base’s history? – The beginning of Lion Base dates to the end of 2009. In that time Czech Rebel Legion members started to promote the Rebel Legion and its mission by holding panels and discussions and by enticing other costume enthusiasts to improve their costumes and join the Legion. On the August 31, 2010 their efforts were rewarded with a success – the official approval of Lion Base as the unit of Rebel Legion serving the Czech Republic. Five founding members were Padme Andrea, Bossi, Kendra, Blair and Jekkyl. Soon the number of members was growing and the outpost with it. During the first year we’ve attended the great variety of events – sci-fi and fantasy conventions, entertaining events and afternoons for children, film music concerts, meetings with actors etc. Many of these events were entertainment events, but there were also many charity events. Not only we’ve attended events held in the Czech Republic, but we’ve also attended foreign events in nearby Poland, for example. In one year only, the number of members grew from 5 to 17 people (with more than 40 costumes). On September 9, 2011 the unit successfully finished its one year probation period and was officially promoted to base – Lion Base.   Does your logo have any special meanings to it? – It is easy to notice that the main motive of our logo is a lion. In this case the lion is not meant as the king of all animals, but this lion is the age-long symbol of Czech statehood. The Czech Lion has been part of coat of arms of many Czech rulers already in middle ages, so nowadays it is one of symbols inherently connected with the Czech Republic. In this way we, as well as Polish Eagle Base, uniquely reflect our states’ “animal symbols” in our Rebel Legion logos. Does your base have a favorite charity or annual event? – Since Lion Base was established its members regularly and actively attend both local and foreign sci-fi conventions (Koprcon, Festival Fantazie, Starforce etc.), toy fares (ITEA, For Toys etc.), thematic film music concerts and the great variety of charity events (voluntary blood donations, collections and events for Krtek foundation, collections and events for Kapka naděje foundation etc.). These named here are all the regular ones and our favourite ones. To pick just two, for example two… Our most favourite annual convention is probably Koprcon – a small convention aimed mainly at Star Wars fans where Czech community of Star Wars fan meets and where the atmosphere is very friendly and enjoyable. From charity events we greatly enjoy events for Krtek foundation, especially its regular Magic Halloween afternoons where not only we are dressed in costumes, but children as well, and where we prepare funny disciplines for children to accomplish in order to gain some sweet treats. What are some recent events you’ve had? – One of recent events we’ve attended has been Vánoční koncert filmové hudby (Christmas Film Music Concert) of Prague Film Orchestra held in the hall...

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    Dagobah Base

    What area does the base cover? Serving the states of Louisiana & Mississippi, USA How many members does the base have? 37 What is the base’s history? Dagobah formed in May 2009, growing out of Kessel Base     What are some recent events? Boo at the Zoo – New Orleans,  Wizard World – New Orleans, APAWS Adoption Event and Pet Food Drive – Baton Rouge Does the base have any Detachment units? Hawkbat Battalion (Clones), Dragonsnake Squadron (Pilots), Royal Rebellion Delegation (Senators/Royalty) Does the base have it’s own website? No, but they are on Facebook (click here) Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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    Member Dossier: Imrageth

    Roman Bela of Elstree Base When did you join the Legion? July 2012 Why did you join the Legion? I always wanted to get a Jedi costume and when I got one, I found out that I can do something good having some fun at the same time. Also my friend mentioned RL to me and it sounded like a great idea.     What is your favorite costume to wear? Animated Captain Rex If time and money were no issue, what would your dream costume be? Iron Man How has being a member affected your life? I met so many great people and stopped wasting my free time. Rebel Legion provides with many different activities, not only troops 😉 What would be your dream event to participate in? Star Wars Celebration What has been your favorite event to participate in? Dreamflight, London Expo Do you volunteer with other organizations? Yes, the 501st Legion What is your real life job? I am still a student. Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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    Cruz del Sur Base

    What area does the base cover? The country of Argentina How many members does the base have? 22 members Does the logo have any special meanings to it?  The stars of the Southern Cross (Cruz del Sur) constellation appear over an X-Wing, with the rebel firebird in the same blue of the Argentina flag’s color. What is the base’s history? Founded in 2010 to represent the members in Argentina. Cruz del Sur is small, but keeps busy going to local conventions, and base parties. Does the base have any Detachment units? not at this time Does the base have it’s own website? No, but they are on Facebook (click here) Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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    Member Dossier: Obi Anne

    Johanna Nybelius of Nordic Base When did you join the Legion? 2002 Why did you join the Legion? At that time the legion wasn’t much more than a place to have a picture of your costume up on the web somewhere. My first costume was a Padmé costume, and at first I didn’t even understand that prequel costumes were allowed there as well. When I got the explanation that the legion was for all “good guy” costumes it was a natural step for me to join. What is your favorite costume to wear? My favorite costume is my cancan trooper costume, which is a cancan outfit modeled after a stormtrooper costume. As for my favorite Rebel Legion costume it depends on the event. I love my A-wing pilot costume, and it’s really comfortable, but it’s only fun to wear at big Star Wars events, like Celebrations. At smaller events most people in the audience wonder what I’m doing with the Star Wars people. I also like wearing my Amidala Purple Travel Gown, because I’m proud of my work on it and it makes me feel really regal. If time and money were no issue, what would your dream costume be? More of Amidala’s costumes, for example her black travel gown or the cut senate dress from Attack of the Clones. How has being a member affected your life? It has sure taken its toll on my wallet… haha. No becoming a member made me even more interested in costuming, and I’ve become more invested in striving for accuracy and perfection. Through the legion I also have the possibility to use my costumes. I’m interested in other costume genres as well, but I don’t spend as much time and money on them because that would feel wasted when I don’t have any opportunities to wear them. With my Star Wars costumes I know that I have many chances to wear them every year. What would be your dream event to participate in? Probably being on stage during a concert with Star Wars music. I would have loved to see or troop at Star Wars in Concert, but it never toured the Nordic Countries. What has been your favorite event to participate in? I love the Jedi-Cons that take place in Germany, the last one was in 2010. They are quite small, but really relaxed and you get to experience the pure fun of being a fan with other dedicated fans. Do you volunteer with other organizations? I’m also a member of the 501st and I’m a Regional Support Administrator for FanForce Europe. What is your real life job? I’m a museum pedagogue at the historical mine and World Heritage Site of Falu Gruva, Sweden. A great place when you need to take photos of your tusken but don’t have time to go to Tatooine. Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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    Corellian Base

    What area does the base cover? Serving the states of Tennessee and Kentucky, USA How many members does the base have? 36 members What is the base’s history? Originally a part of Southern Base, one of the very first Bases formed when the Legion formed; along with the states of Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. With a growth of members in the region, most of those states have formed their own healthy bases, leaving just Tennessee and Kentucky under the Corellian Base banner. What are some recent events? Cleveland (Tennessee) Public Library, Star Wars Reads Day at West View Elementary School, Spring Carnival of Siskin Hospital, Chattanooga (Tennessee) Spring Fest. Does the base have any Detachment units? Bloodstripe Squadron (Pilots), Centerpoint Temple (Jedi), Fire Team: Solo Squad (Clones) Does the base have it’s own website? No, but they are on Facebook. (click here for their Facebook page) Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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