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by teach42
Sat May 11, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: 2019 Mission Reports
Topic: 05/04/19 SAT - FCBD Aw yeah Comics - Skokie
Replies: 1
Views: 369

05/04/19 SAT - FCBD Aw yeah Comics - Skokie

Last minute troop to celebrate Free Comic Book Day at Aw Yeah Comics, featuring friend of the Legion, Jeffrey Brown! Was thrilled that Daniel and Jane were able to join in the fun, as there was a really solid crow there the entire time we hung out. Jane mostly hung out inside, and Dan guarded those ...
by teach42
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: 2019 Mission Reports
Topic: 04/25/19 THUR - Dolphin Fest - Skokie
Replies: 1
Views: 386

04/25/19 THUR - Dolphin Fest - Skokie

Event: Dolphin Fest Date: 4/25/19 Venue: Devonshire Elementary Address: 9040 Kostner Ave, Skokie, IL 60077 Donation / Money Raised: No donation was made, or charity named Total hours trooped: 1 Troopers Involved: Steve Dembo - TIE - TI 9526 Just a quick solo troop, doing a favor for a friend of mine...
by teach42
Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: 2016 Mission Reports
Topic: 07/17/2016 SUN -Discovery Education Institute- Chicago/60626
Replies: 1
Views: 732

07/17/2016 SUN -Discovery Education Institute- Chicago/60626

This was the opening for a summer institute hosted by Discovery Education at Loyola University. We brought together 150 teachers for a week of learning and professional development. Every year, we do some goofy video to kick things off. This year, we started off with a Shark Tank style video, leadin...
by teach42
Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: 2016 Mission Reports
Topic: 01/09/16 Saturday - 9th BDay Party - Skokie
Replies: 1
Views: 828

01/09/16 Saturday - 9th BDay Party - Skokie

Our little member of the Galactic Academy, Aiden, turned 9 on Saturday and wanted to do a SW themed slumber party. I was hoping that SOMEONE from the MWG could come swing by to welcome the guests as they arrived. To Aiden's incredible surprise, we had THREE members brave the cold and snow to suit up...
by teach42
Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: 2014 Mission Reports
Topic: IL- Wilmette, Kids Birthday Party 7/30/14
Replies: 2
Views: 1161

IL- Wilmette, Kids Birthday Party 7/30/14

Really simple troop. Buddy of mine from work was hosting a Star Wars themed sleepover for his 11 year old. It was very last minute and midweek, so I had to fly a solo mission, with my trusty clone from the Galactic Academy serving as my co-pilot! While the kids were off bowling, Aiden and I got to t...
by teach42
Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: 2013 Mission Reports
Topic: IL - Skokie/60077 - Library SW Extravaganza - SAT 11/2/13
Replies: 4
Views: 2609

Re: IL - Skokie/60077 - Library SW Extravaganza - SAT 11/2/1

Will do. Haven't heard anything yet though, but I do need to reach out to her about my own book. So I'll ask then :)
by teach42
Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: The Welcome Mat
Topic: Characters that are 5 foot - 5 foot 3 inches
Replies: 8
Views: 2291

Re: Characters that are 5 foot - 5 foot 3 inches

It's astonishing to me, but I can't seem to find any sort of heigh chart of major characters! If you go to starwars.wikia.com, you can find heights by individual character. But you can't sort or search that way.

Seems like it has to be out there somewhere, doesn't it?
by teach42
Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: 2013 Mission Reports
Topic: IL - Skokie/60077 - Library SW Extravaganza - SAT 11/2/13
Replies: 4
Views: 2609

IL - Skokie/60077 - Library SW Extravaganza - SAT 11/2/13

This event represented the first time the MWG trooped at the Skokie Public Library, and what a way to forge the new relationship! The event was split between two parts, the first hour being crafts and Star Wars activities in the children's area, and the second featuring author Jeffrey Brown doing so...
by teach42
Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:49 am
Forum: 2013 Mission Reports
Topic: IL - Chicago/60618 - SW Experience Petco LFL - Sun 9/1/13
Replies: 1
Views: 1439

IL - Chicago/60618 - SW Experience Petco LFL - Sun 9/1/13

This was definiteliy one of the more interesting events I've done! Costumed chars and pets always make for a lively setting :) Petco was launching a new line of SW themed costumes and chew toys for pets and wanted to kick things off in grand fashion. We had a TIE, Vader and Tusken on hand, and Aiden...
by teach42
Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:49 am
Forum: 2013 Mission Reports
Topic: 10/5/13 SWReads B&N Village Crossing (Skokie, IL)
Replies: 2
Views: 1802

10/5/13 SWReads B&N Village Crossing (Skokie, IL)

(Apologies for this getting posted so late!) This was a return visit for SW Reads Day to the Village Crossing Barnes and Nobles. Last year, they didn't quite know what to expect and were kind of fumbling around just a little (I was brand new, and was fumbling around alittle too!). But this year, the...
by teach42
Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:42 am
Forum: 2013 Mission Reports
Topic: IL- Skokie/60077- SWReads B&N Old Orchard (Skokie, IL)
Replies: 1
Views: 1539

IL- Skokie/60077- SWReads B&N Old Orchard (Skokie, IL)

This was the first of two SW Reads events in Skokie. Event took place at Barnes and Nobles in Old Orchard. Compared to last year, it was pretty chill. What I didn't realize was that last year, the library came in and ran the activities. This year, it was just the staff. While they did a good job wit...
by teach42
Tue May 21, 2013 6:58 am
Forum: The Welcome Mat
Topic: Greetings -- new TIE Fighter Pilot landed in Midwest
Replies: 67
Views: 21727

Re: Greetings -- new TIE Fighter Pilot landed in Midwest

That's awesome! Love the work on the gun. Did you ever make the TIE for your son?
by teach42
Tue May 07, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: 2013 Mission Reports
Topic: IL - Skokie/60077 - FCBD at Aw Yeah Comics - SAT 5/4/13
Replies: 3
Views: 1490

IL - Skokie/60077 - FCBD at Aw Yeah Comics - SAT 5/4/13

This was a small event, but meaningful for me because it helped support a fantastic new store in the Skokie area. Two proud members of the JRS represented the 501st that day. Harp took my armor and trooped in TIE, and I played the supporting role as Reserve Pilot. Due to the size of the crowd and th...
by teach42
Tue May 07, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: 2013 Mission Reports
Topic: IL-Chicago-Vader's Little Princess Launch Party - SAT 5/4/13
Replies: 1
Views: 1234

IL-Chicago-Vader's Little Princess Launch Party - SAT 5/4/13

http://i.imgur.com/IMsoNnr.jpg Jeffery Brown is the author of Darth Vader and Son , a fantastic book that my own son has committed to memory! This event was the launch party for his new book, Vader's Little Princess . Of course, it was also FCBD and Star Wars Day, which really made it a trifecta of...
by teach42
Thu May 02, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: The Armory
Topic: Ghostbuster SOLD
Replies: 28
Views: 14105

Re: Costumes for Sale

With the ATA clone kit. Do you know or have a link to sizing for it?? May be interested in that one.
by teach42
Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: The Armory
Topic: My ESB Boba Fett....So Far
Replies: 47
Views: 44115

Re: My ESB Boba Fett....So Far

Wow, that's looking sharp. Can't wait ot see it all come together!
by teach42
Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: The Welcome Mat
Topic: New user, lost and confused.
Replies: 50
Views: 13663

Re: New user, lost and confused.

Welcome aboard! It all does feel overwhelming until you start breaking it down. You can buy an armor kit, so no need to learn how to vacuuform or anything. Best bet is to find the costume you want, get signed up for the corresponding forums for that particular costume, and then overdose on people's ...
by teach42
Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: The Welcome Mat
Topic: Welcome TX 19800
Replies: 16
Views: 4548

Re: Welcome TX 19800

Welcome aboard. That's one bad ass looking suit!
by teach42
Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:43 am
Forum: 2013 Mission Reports
Topic: IL-Chicago/60655 - Southside Irish Parade - SUN 3/10/13
Replies: 6
Views: 2260

IL-Chicago/60655 - Southside Irish Parade - SUN 3/10/13

Event: Southside Irish Parade Date: Sunday, March 10, 2013 Place: Chicago, IL Tour of Duty (4 x 1.5 hours) Steve Dembo - 9526 - TIE Phyllis Schulte - 1951 - Gunner Dave Klima - 12155 - TK Matt Frysztaki - 8596 - Darth o' Vader This was an interesting troop that definitely demonstrated the commitment...
by teach42
Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: The Welcome Mat
Topic: Hello from Chicago!
Replies: 33
Views: 9839

Re: Hello from Chicago!

Welcome aboard! Can't wait to see progress pics.