“The Force Awakens” World Premiere
Dec25

“The Force Awakens” World Premiere

Collaborators: William Holmes, Chris Hummel, Adam Warman   December 14th of 2015 is a memorable day for Star Wars fans across the galaxy, but especially for the costuming organizations that promote the famous franchise. Members of the Rebel Legion, 501st Legion, Mandalorian Mercs and The Dark Empire were invited to the World Premiere of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California. About a half mile of Hollywood Boulevard was closed for preparation of the event.  A tent was setup covering the entrances of the main venue, as well as the Dolby Theater and the TCL Chinese Theater.   Fans started gathering alongside the Boulevard starting at 2pm.  A livestream started at around 4:30pm PST which was broadcast on the official website, StarWars.com.  National and international press covered the event. At 6:00pm PST, people headed to the theaters.  One of the theaters was selected for an introductory speech from Bob Iger, CEO of The Walt Disney Company) about the legacy of “Star Wars” in the history of popular culture, while introducing the president of Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy, alongside J.J. Abrams (director) and Lawrence Kasdan (screenwriter of “The Empire Strikes Back”, “Return Of The Jedi” and assistant screenwriter for “The Force Awakens”).  Shortly after, the main cast was introduced to an astonished audience prior to the beginning of the main event. Right after the main event, guests were escorted to the after party section, which was prepared with all kinds of amenities for the red carpet guests, turning Hollywood Boulevard in a party that people will never forget. We consider ourselves fortunate to receive an invitation to the World Premiere of the most awaited movie of the decade, if not of the century.  J.J. Abrams did not disappoint with his vision of the galaxy far, far away that has been passed from generations; my mother was 19 when the “Star Wars” was released, I was 18 when “The Phantom Menace” was released, and most of my contemporaries already have kids who will enjoy the new adventures of our beloved characters, and will pass the baton to the new heroes. Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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Member of the Month
Feb22

Member of the Month

This month’s Member of the Month is: REPUBLIC COMMANDO. He joined our ranks in 2013 and has trooped at 12 events since that time. Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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JEDI CODE
Feb22

JEDI CODE

There is no emotion, there is peace…

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Test numero trio
Feb22

Test numero trio

May the Force be with you. Always. Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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Test numero duo
Feb22

Test numero duo

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10 Easy Steps to Setting Up Your Own Merchandise Run

So you want to start a merchandise run for Base/Outpost or Legion items…but you start to tell yourself, “What am I doin, I have never done this before…what kind of Bantha Poodoo am I fixing to get myself into…aren’t there a million things that need to happen for me to do this…?” Never fear…don’t turn to the dark side. Here are 10 easy steps to get yourself going from Interest to Completed Sale: 1. Decide on your logo and/or art that you are going to use on a particular item, and make sure that the art is approved by the Merchandising Officer. If it is something for a major convention, the LCO. Those emails are rlmerchofficer@gmail.com or merch@rebellegion.com and lco@rebellegion.com . If it is PR merchandise, then it needs to go to the Rebel Legion PR Officer by PMing Deidra Culp, Princess Dee. There is so much out there that can be put on a particular item, and it is great when bases/outposts want to run their own sales for merchandise. 2. Research – find out as much as you can about the product, whether it be a coin, patch, hat, shirt, pen, button, sticker, etc. The Interest Threads and Current Items Threads are great places to start. See what others have done with their items. These areas are perfect for finding out the companies they have used, as well as the general interest for a particular item. Some things take time and may have dropped off after a while…maybe it is time to resurrect that item, start on a brand new one or do a rerun of an item that has already come and gone, like the We Are The Heroes shirts or the Tatooine Base patches. 3. Get pricing Quotes – Contact the manufacturer that we have used or if you know of a local company that you would like to try and give the business to, by all means, get competitive quotes as well as either hard copy proofs or as some of the major companies do, digital proofs, showing colors, threads, and pricing including and fees for shipping, setup and extra colors. Also make sure that you get information about quantity discounts and what the minimums are. Most places will have a minimum of 100 pieces for clothing, patches and coins, whereas items like pens, stickers, tattoos, etc. will be better off with 1000-10000. Some of the companies we use are: PATCHES: • Moritz Embroidery • Stadri Emblems • Patches R Us • Butler Patches COINS: • Challenge Coins R Us LANYARDS/PENS/MUGS • Namifiers TSHIRTS • Rollergraphics • Monkey in a Dryer EMBROIDERED ITEMS –...

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