501st Legion | MidSouth Garrison

October 22nd, 2013

This past weekend marked the first ever Wizard World Comic Con in Nashville.  The Midsouth Garrison and Corellian Base wasted no time making sure we were well represented at the con.contable


The MSG and Corellian base teamed up with Dreams and Wishes of Tennessee with the goal of raising enough money to grant a child a wish.  The grand total after the convention closed it’s doors on Sunday evening was $3,605.25.  This not only met our goal of granting a child a wish, but when combined with another fundraiser we have previous done with Dreams and Wishes, was enough to grant two wishes!!  The MSG was very proud to be able to accomplish such a goal and couldn’t have done it without all the hard work from all in attendance and from all the con goers whose donations made it possible.



Saturday night the MSG decided to take a break from all the hard work and held a mixer at B. B. Kings Restaurant and Blues Club.  The restaurant was a great host and very accommodating with the management and waitresses being Star Wars fans as well.  We also had a special guest in attendance with us for dinner.  None other than Darth Maul himself Ray Park!  Ray is the nicest celebrity you could hope to interact with and we hope to cross paths with him again in the future.



The mixer would not have been possible had it not been for the hard work and dedication of one of our own.  We would like to thank Shannon for all the hours she put in making it sure everyone had a blast and making it a mixer to remember for years down the road.  Thanks again Shannon for all your hard work!


Check out our Facebook page for many more pics from this weekend.




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While it is not sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd., it is Lucasfilm's preferred Imperial costuming group.
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