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Would 501st ever approve a TK in person? I am finishing up my TK armor now, and always see your booths at comic con or Star Wars celebration. Would be awesome if you could approve some TK’s in person or even set up a photo booth for picture submissions while at conventions?  

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17 minutes ago, Jon E. said:

Would 501st ever approve a TK in person? I am finishing up my TK armor now, and always see your booths at comic con or Star Wars celebration. Would be awesome if you could approve some TK’s in person or even set up a photo booth for picture submissions while at conventions?  

I don’t think they would make approvals in person, but even if they did, I’d think submitting photos on the pre-approval thread would be the better way to go; it would give you the chance to get feedback and make any adjustments that might be necessary.

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Actually it varies by garrison.  I make in person approvals when needed.  Why not?  They are better than photos.

10 minutes ago, Twosolitudes said:

I don’t think they would make approvals in person, but even if they did, I’d think submitting photos on the pre-approval thread would be the better way to go; it would give you the chance to get feedback and make any adjustments that might be necessary.

 

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That said - submitting a pre-approval is a good idea, IMHO.

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8 hours ago, Jon E. said:

Would 501st ever approve a TK in person? I am finishing up my TK armor now, and always see your booths at comic con or Star Wars celebration. Would be awesome if you could approve some TK’s in person or even set up a photo booth for picture submissions while at conventions?  

At Celebration in Orlando Tony Jobe (Ukswrath) and I did two in person approvals for the higher levels of Expert infantry and Centurion.

The Centurion was to our Detachment leader Paul :)

As he mentioned better than photos but the Pre approval thread was designed specifically for the purpose helping get things right for your 501st approval first go.

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Totally. I am finishing touches on my TK so I can troop at comic con. Was hoping to get some photos done and submitted before then, but know that’s not gonna happen in two weeks. Wanted to ask, as it would have been awesome to be “knighted” a 501st before or at SDCC. But I’ll just have to wait till after:) hope to meet some of you at SDCC! 

 

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On 7/9/2018 at 8:15 AM, Jon E. said:

Totally. I am finishing touches on my TK so I can troop at comic con. Was hoping to get some photos done and submitted before then, but know that’s not gonna happen in two weeks. Wanted to ask, as it would have been awesome to be “knighted” a 501st before or at SDCC. But I’ll just have to wait till after:) hope to meet some of you at SDCC! 

 

I submitted my pictures two weeks before celebration Anaheim. By the time I got there, I was approved!
So if you hurry up, it might even be possible ;)

 

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22 minutes ago, TkRodrigues said:

Question do i have to start a build thread in order to be approved?

No you don't  it's just a good way of getting feedback on your build, it's a bit like the pre approval forum, some post images in there so they can get bugs ironed out before submitting for approval. FYI you receive approval through your local GML (garrison membership liaison) so stay in contact with them ;) 

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So what are the rules concerning volunteering while waiting on your kit/approval? I’ve been told it’s a great way to meet garrison members but don’t know the actual rules around it? 

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4 minutes ago, Helmshandcrafted said:

So what are the rules concerning volunteering while waiting on your kit/approval? I’ve been told it’s a great way to meet garrison members but don’t know the actual rules around it? 

Hey Derek, 

If you haven't done so already, I recommend signing up on your garrison boards. You can ask this question on their boards. Our Garrison in PA allows cadets/new members to come and "squire or be a handler" at our events. :)

 

https://www.carolinagarrison.net/

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11 minutes ago, Pretzel said:

Hey Derek, 

If you haven't done so already, I recommend signing up on your garrison boards. You can ask this question on their boards. Our Garrison in PA allows cadets/new members to come and "squire or be a handler" at our events. :)

 

https://www.carolinagarrison.net/

Yes I am already registered for Carolina garrison. (Gastonia NC here) But didn’t get a straight forward answer from the event coordinator. I have also posted in the garrison forums and have not received any replies. 

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4 minutes ago, Helmshandcrafted said:

Yes I am already registered for Carolina garrison. (Gastonia NC here) But didn’t get a straight forward answer from the event coordinator. I have also posted in the garrison forums and have not received any replies. 

Interesting. @CrookKnight is the local Attache for the Carolina Garrison. I recommend sending him a PM. He should be able to answer your question. 

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What is his name? I may have spoken to him already
PMing you and Crook

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