Art was a great pilot who worked for China Airlines and enjoyed his time in the sky. He was also a huge Star Wars fan since childhood. His favorite costume in the Rebel Legion was the X-Wing pilot, just like his job as a commercial airline pilot. Art also loved collecting lightsabers and had 8 of them in his Star Wars collection.
He already finished his pilot costume and started to make his Jedi costume just one week before his passing. He was that close to joining this big family as an active member of the Taiwan Outpost, but sadly this dream would never come true.
Grampy-Wan (Terry Cannon) was a nine year veteran of the Rebel Legion, costuming as a Jedi, a Pilot, an RFT, and he was seen every year of Phoenix Comic Con playing poker for charity in his favorite costume, Obi-Wan Kenobi.
A polio survivor, he never let his disabilities get in the way of doing good, especially for charities involving sick children. He was a founding member of Mos Eisley Base, as well as a member of the RLSC, the KJO, and RAID. He left us for the galaxy far, far away on October 4, 2016 at the age of 62.
Justin “Phantom6” Manning
joined with the Force at the age of 43 on Sunday morning, January 17th after a hard-fought battle with cancer. He was a member of the Rebel Legion since 2003, and a two-term BCO of Alderaan Base. Though his battle required him to move to inactive status, he was never far away, and often attended events, his camera in hand. Always at his best when he was making sure others were having a great time, he went out of his way to ensure everyone felt welcome. Justin made friends wherever he went, and will be missed by everyone in the New England costuming community.
Taggart Cline – March 18, 1974 – May 12, 2014
Taggart battled diabetes and several other health issues but was on the mend when he died suddenly of complications.
Graduated from Waukesha South High School in 1992 and from UW-Whitewater with an associate degree in computer graphics. Tag worked for Waukesha Head Start Program with pre-school children for two years. He worked most of his adult life in restaurant management. He was a member of the 501st Legion, a Star Wars costuming group that does charitable appearances for children.
Jeroen ”JeroenM” Michiels – Benelux Base July 19, 1992 – May 6 2015
Jeroen was a passionate and motivated member and BMO of our base. We will miss him very much.Jeroen, you stay our Jeroen, our Luke Skywalker, our friend. We will never forget you. You stay one of us.
Thank you for everything…
Thank you buddy…
Be one with the Force!
Heidi was a founding member of Terrapin Base, established in her own livingroom in 2007. She was an energetic Jawa and always tried to make children smile.