I was able to attend the 5th annual Star Wars Day at the Sterling Heights Public Library in Sterling Heights, MI, and I had a ton of fun. Judging by the reaction of the many kids in attendance, I wasn?t the only one. There were plenty of costumed members from the 501st Legion present and available for pictures, as well as answering questions about all the good work that they do. This was my first real Star Wars fan event, and I was really impressed. Inside the library, there were several activity stations, including a mask making station, two blaster shooting stations, and a booth about the 501st and the Great Lakes Garrison. The blaster shooting stations were the most popular, and the kids? favorite target was the costumed stormtrooper. Kids received certificates for participating and had the opportunity to enter a raffle for either Dark Side or Rebel Alliance prizes.
Without a doubt, the event was a success, and I heard more than one kid asking if they could go look for Star Wars books in the library. The sheer number of kids at this event was proof that Star Wars fandom and the passion for reading are alive and well, even amongst the younglings.
Rebelscum Breast Cancer Awareness Charity Patch Posted By Philip on November 25, 2014: Thanks to everybody that ordered patches. I sent a check for $1,600.00 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation on Monday. While it's not as much as I hoped for, it's still very much appreciated. They will remain for sale in the store for anybody that still wishes to purchase them. Details after the jump.