Char, NC [EVENT] Sat. 8/16 2 to 8pm AMC Concord Mills, CLONE WARS with SW Characters and R2-KT

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  1. Jada Jedi Master

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    Where: AMC Concord Mills 24
    8421 Concord Mills Blvd.
    Concord, NC 28027

    When: 2pm to 8pm with dinner after

    What we need: Wranglers

    OK, this is a big event. We are going to be working with the 501st and Rebel Legion that day to entertain people in the foyer outside of the AMC theater in Concord Mills Mall.

    Even if you can only make it for an hour or two your help is needed. We will have games set up, characters will need to be watched to make sure they haven't fallen and can't get up and we may need runners to get addition materials.

    There will be plenty of breaks for folks because this is a long event.

    I will also be seeing about making wrangler tags for those wrangling. Please if you have it wear your CFF shirt. If you don't have one wear a SW shirt.

    Questions? Ask!
  2. Jada Jedi Master

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    Apr 20, 2006
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    OK, if you've never been to Concord Mills here is a map:

    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v139/SithJada/501st/AMCtheaters.jpg]

    And if you look at minutes 1:32 through 1:40 you'll see R2-KT in this video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCovBCBZGbs
  3. Jedi Trace SouthEast RSA

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    Is everyone getting excited? :D I?ve posted a thread here on the SouthEast Regional Discussion board where we can gather and talk about the new movie and share pics. Come on over and join us!

  4. jhc36 Jedi Master

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    Mar 19, 2003
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    sorry... i'll be at gencon representing the yuuzhan vong in the star wars miniatures masters event. [face_devil]
  5. Jada Jedi Master

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    Let us know how that goes! :D
  6. jhc36 Jedi Master

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    it's a 7 match tournament against the best in the country... if i win one game i'll be ecstatic. :p
  7. RipRoar Jedi Youngling

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    Looks like your group is going to have a blast! If our event is not held same day/times I may take the kids to see R2 and your troop at Concord Mills. KUDOS to you - your going to make a lot of people SMILE when they get there to see the movie!
  8. Jada Jedi Master

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    Hope to see you all there! So far we have 27 Star Wars characters attending. :eek: [face_dancing]
  9. MrEBeast Jedi Youngling

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    Dec 14, 2007
    I am tentively shooting for the Thursday night event.

    Aaron
  10. Mayhem Jedi Padawan

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    So we'll be around on saturday. I PM'd Jada with more details there.
    We're looking foward to meeting some of you finally (not to mention just getting out of the house for a bit lol).
  11. Mayhem Jedi Padawan

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    Nice to finally meet ya Jada!
    You guys put together a great event. The costumes looked fantastic (I'm jealous! lol).
    Looking foward to officially meeting more of you as time goes by.
  12. RipRoar Jedi Youngling

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    YOU GUYS WERE AWESOME! I am so glad the family and I made it out there Saturday night (Thank you Jada)! Great Job!
  13. Jada Jedi Master

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    Thanks for coming out Rip. I'm glad you all enjoyed yourselves.

    Ed, finally . . . :D So great to meet you and your lovely wife. I hope to see you again soon. [face_dancing]

    And now, I must sleep because I'm beat!!!

    ~Jada
  14. Jada Jedi Master

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    Here is an after report from Saturday:

    The Carolina Garrison would like to brag that we were the only garrison in the Legion to have international superstar and Clone Wars actress R2-KT in attendance at our event. :D

    [image=http://i308.photobucket.com/albums/kk330/dz5232dz6570/8-16-2008/l_1292d10c88243140e1a5cdfd13d91b4e.jpg]

    What better way to spend a hot August day then trooping a movie event inside a nice air conditioned mall? Saturday, August 16th the Carolina Garrison joined by the Rebel Legion?s Freedom Base, the Mandolorian Mercs and the Charlotte Fan Force converged upon the AMC 24 Concord Mills in Concord, NC around 1pm. The excitement built as each trooper arrived. A lot of us had not had a chance to troop together before so this was a very special event for us.

    At 2pm we went out into the foyer in front of the theater and we were mobbed by fans. Our wranglers set up a desk to hand out tattoos, trading cards, activity books, stickers and honorary cadet certificates and were immediately inundated with children of all ages wanting to sign up.

    [image=http://i308.photobucket.com/albums/kk330/dz5232dz6570/8-16-2008/AMCConcordMillsNC16Aug20082.jpg]

    Movie goers and mall walkers all stopped short when they saw the plethora of costumed characters outside the theater. Each one had a favorite and there were so many photos taken our troopers must have gotten sore face muscles from smiling under their masks. ;)

    [image=http://i308.photobucket.com/albums/kk330/dz5232dz6570/8-16-2008/IMG_0790.jpg]

    The Empire?s finest protecting a future 501st member!

    [image=http://i308.photobucket.com/albums/kk330/dz5232dz6570/8-16-2008/AMCConcordMillsNC16Aug200823.jpg]

    Mando?s at their finest

    [image=http://i308.photobucket.com/albums/kk330/dz5232dz6570/8-16-2008/th_AMCConcordMillsNC16Aug200818.jpg]

    Some impressive Clone Troopers and adoring fans!


    Some of the real highlights of the day were when we went through the theater just minutes before the previews started with mock fights between the Jedi, Snowbunny Padme, Mustafar Padme and the Troopers. Even the Tusken got in on the action. (Hopefully video will be available soon.) People cheered at this bonus entertainment.

    [image=http://i308.photobucket.com/albums/kk330/dz5232dz6570/8-16-2008/th_IMG_0799.jpg]
    [image=http://i308.photobucket.com/albums/kk330/dz5232dz6570/8-16-2008/th_IMG_0800.jpg]

    We also were very fortunate enough to have our very own Ahsoka!

    [image=http://i308.photobucket.com/albums/kk330/dz5232dz6570/8-16-2008/th_AMCConcordMillsNC16Aug200835.jpg]

    Thank you to the quick sewing and crafting of TB0314 ? Cami for making this outfit for her daughter, Mary Louise!

    [image=http://i308.photobucket.com/albums/kk330/dz5232dz6570/8-16-2008/IMG_0791.jpg]
    Cami and her youngling

    This day marked a fine day for the Carolina Garrison as we welcomed back one of our favorite members who had moved away ? TA240 ? Al!

    [image=http://i308.photobucket.com/albums/kk330/dz5232dz6570/8-16-2008/StarWarsTheCloneWarsEvent8-16-08015.jpg]

    At 5pm with the crowd swelling Jada wrangled the troops together for a group shot. (Unfortunately we had 2 or 3 folks who had to leave before then.) The crowd wasn?t thrilled when Jada backed them up so that Tripartite and she could get some good pictures of the group so, to appease the crowd ?Captain Rex? shot Jada with his nerf gun firing about 20 pellets. Laughter ensued.

    [image=http://i308.photobucket.com/albums/kk330/dz5232dz6570/8-16-2008/IMG_0816.jpg]

    Also in the picture is AMC 24 Theater Manager Ernie . . . an aspiring 501st member himself!

    Another highlight of the day was when the police officer who worked off duty at the theater on weekends came over and asked if he could hire the Stormtroopers to stay and help him keep the peace. He examined their weapons with awe and was thrilled at how professional the costumes were.

    Several members from neighboring fan force chapter Salisbury came down to support the event also. And we had brand new Charlotte Fan Force members Mayhem an
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