July 19th, 2018: R2 and I were able to visit some campers from the FunBotLab summer robotics camp. FunBotLab is a technology camp that teachesContinue Reading
June 16th, 2018: The AllStar Comic Con was held at the Sheraton Hotel in Tyson’s Corner, VA. R2 attended his first con, and got to meet SOContinue Reading
May 24th, 2018: The nice folks from the Udvar-Hazy National Air & Space Museum invited some of the galaxy’s most notorious &Continue Reading
May 19th, 2018: Stillbrave Childhood Cancer Foundation held their 4th Annual Carnival of Kindness at the nZone in Chantilly, VA. What an event itContinue Reading
May 12th, 2018: Today’s mission was to escort the Royal Examiner‘s Mother’s Day float through the historic district of FrontContinue Reading
April 28, 2018: Belmont Ridge Middle School hosted a fun & well-organized comic con featuring a bunch of local artists. We were able to meetContinue Reading
April 21, 2018: R2 and a few other 501st Legion members helped celebrate Comic Logic‘s 3rd year anniversary. We met lots of comic fans andContinue Reading
April 19th, 2018: R2 was invited to a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math (STEAM) event at a local middle school. He was able toContinue Reading
April 7th, 2018: The 501st was able to hang out with the Leesburg chapter of the Boy Scouts of America. Patrons were treated to some amazing LegoContinue Reading
March 9th, 2018: I took R2 out for his first event. Because I drive a small car, I have to transport R2 in pieces. As I was re-assembling R2Continue Reading
February 23rd, 2018: We had so much fun at the last Cub Scout Blue & Gold Banquet, we signed up for another one! Thanks for showing us suchContinue Reading
On February 11th, 2017, Cub Scout Pack 958 celebrated their Blue & Gold Banquet Star Wars Style! Thanks for letting the Empire celebrateContinue Reading
On January 11th, 2018, a great honor was bestowed upon Garrison Tyranus. We were invited to present a pink TK helmet to an amazing warrior who isContinue Reading
On Thursday evening, December 14th, 2017, the Empire paid a visit to the Udvar-Hazy National Air & Space Museum in Chantilly, VA. OurContinue Reading
November 24th, 2017: The Empire was invited to help celebrate the beginning of Christmas season at Reston Town Center. The parade featured overContinue Reading
October 27th, 2017: The Washington West Film Festival crew hired the guns of the Empire to help promote Indie films. Proceeds from the films areContinue Reading
October 21st, 2017: The Empire helped to cheer on walkers and runners in an effort to raise funding and awareness for Autism. Costume: SandtrooperContinue Reading
October 14th, 2017: The Cascades Public Library invited the 501st to help celebrate Star Wars Reads Day. We were able to meet many Star Wars fansContinue Reading
October 13th, 2017: In honor of those battling, and have battled Leukemia/Lymphoma, attendees raised funding and awareness for the diseases. TheContinue Reading
One of our Legion members is also a car enthusiast. Over the past few months, he’s cultivated a big following of car fans that meet everyContinue Reading
On Saturday, September 23rd 2017, The Children’s Tumor Foundation celebrated the brave NF Heroes who live with neurofibromatosis, andContinue Reading
“The Island Games” invited the 501st Legion to help celebrate the release of the 3rd booster pack: Empire at War for the Star WarsContinue Reading
The 501st Legion and FunBotLab said goodbye to summertime at its 3rd and final open house in McLean, VA. Spending time with the FunBotLab campersContinue Reading
My daughter and I got to troop with the FunBotLab team! This is the 2nd time that HappyTrooper and FunBotLab have teamed up together…and itContinue Reading
On July 22, 2017, Galactic Con invited the 501st Legion for a 2nd year of fun. Costume: Tusken RaiderContinue Reading
The 501st Legion was honored to be invited to this young man’s 6th birthday party. He is a true warrior and he’s kickingContinue Reading
My nephew celebrated his 2nd birthday Star Wars style! His Mom scratch-built some Stormtrooper armor, and his Dad, fresh from battling theContinue Reading
FunBotLab is an awesome summer camp for kids! FunBotLab campers learn to build robots using Legos, and then use computer programming to make themContinue Reading
Members of the 501st Legion’s Japanese Garrison and the Rebel Legion’s Japan Base, were kind enough to invite me to happy hour inContinue Reading
On June 10, 2017, Garrison Tyranus was able to join the Children’s Tumor Foundation to raise awareness for Neurofibromatosis. The #endNFContinue Reading
On June 3rd, 2017, the Fair Lakes League brought the Fair Lakes community together for an afternoon of fun and festivities. Guests were able toContinue Reading
The DC Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation held a Star Wars Father/Son night at the Dewberry Family Center. Ellie’s Hats &Continue Reading
Just a few parsecs away from the Ellie’s Hats Pancake Breakfast, a Northern Virginia Elementary school held a carnival & silentContinue Reading
Garrison Tyranus got to team up with Ellie’s Hats once again for a fun-filled morning with pancakes, sausage, and the Empire. Proceeds fromContinue Reading
On May 13th 2017, the Fairfax County Library hosted their own Comic Con at Chantilly High School. This family-friendly con featured coolContinue Reading
Washington West Film Festival helped the DC area celebrate May the 4th with a screening of Rogue One at the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse.Continue Reading
Casey’s Automotive in Chantilly, VA put on one heck of a car show & spring celebration, AND sponsored Ellie’s Hats to help raiseContinue Reading
Despite a soggy forecast, the rain stayed away while the Howard County Special Olympics held their 16th Annual Inspiration Walk at CentennialContinue Reading
On April 8th, 2017, the soldiers of Alex’s Army gathered in Haymarket, VA to celebrate his 13th birthday. An attempt to break the GuinnessContinue Reading
These elementary school kids celebrated one of the best decades ever…the 80s! They were kind enough to invite the 501st to help us all takeContinue Reading
These 5 Imperials had the pleasure of meeting some real life troopers at the INOVA Fairfax Children’s Hospital. These kids and theirContinue Reading
February 18th, 2017: TD-10900 took a break from the blistering sun on Tatooine and helped out with lifeguard duty at the Prince William CountyContinue Reading
On February 3rd, 2017, the Ashburn, VA Cub Scouts had a Star Wars themed Awards Banquet. Garrison Tyranus was honored to be invited! Costume:Continue Reading
On Janurary 21st, 2017, the Silver Spring Library held their first comic convention: MoComCon. We had a GREAT turnout and much fun was had byContinue Reading
December 16th and 17th, 2017: These nice ladies from the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum in Chantilly, VA allowed us to playContinue Reading
In these photos, you will see 3 armored Imperial soldiers. The true troopers in these pics are Ayla and her family. Ayla is kicking cancer in theContinue Reading
October 9th, 2016: the rain could not deter the many brave heroes who attended the 12th annual Walk for Autism at the Prince William CountyContinue Reading
On 10/1/2016, CTF hosted their walk to end NF. The day started and ended with rain, but the weather held out for all of the heroes that attendedContinue Reading
I want to say thank you to the Cure SMA – Virginia Chapter for inviting the 501st to their Walk-n-Roll event in Chantilly, VA on SeptemberContinue Reading
The Charm City Roller Derby Team invited the Mandolorian Mercs and the 501st to help celebrate Star Wars Night! Hands down, this was one of theContinue Reading
On July 31st, 2016, Galactic Con came to Columbia, MD. For a first-time con, they had a spectacular turnout. The floor was filled as soon as theContinue Reading
My nephew, Lincoln, celebrated his first birthday this weekend…Star Wars style! Yes, Lincoln’s journey to the Dark Side isContinue Reading
From July 1-3, 2015, the Gaylord National Hotel in National Harbor, MD hosted the Escape Velocity Convention, to raise money for the Museum ofContinue Reading
On Friday, June 24th, 2016, Hagerstown City Park had an outdoor viewing of The Force Awakens. They let us suit up and have a parade with theContinue Reading
The Potomac Nationals invited us over for “Star Wars Day” with the Make-a-wish foundation! We met some of the strongest kids thisContinue Reading
We attended AwesomeCon in Washington DC on June 5th, 2016. It was an amazing experience! Tons of stars from comics, TV, and the big screen! AlsoContinue Reading
Its all about Star Wars…and Legos at “Scouting for Bricks” in Leesburg, VA: May 15th, 2016. With my 2 daughters! Costume: SandtrooperContinue Reading
Cascades Library first-ever comic-con! Saturday, May 14th 2016 in Potomac Falls, VA Hot & cold! Costume: SandtrooperContinue Reading
National Free Comic Book Day: May 7th, 2016 at “The Comic Shop” in Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax VA Costume: SandtrooperContinue Reading