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2016:

  1. Girl Scout GIRL Expo, Fresno – 1/23

  2. Star Wars Day @ DJs Collectibles, Hanford – 1/30

  3. Ani-Me Con Day 1, Fresno – 2/20

  4. Ani-Me Con Day 2, Fresno – 2/21

  5. Weekend Blender (Spring), Clovis – 3/5

  6. Spring Fling, Hanford – 3/19

  7. Spring Community Health Fair, Dinuba – 4/2

  8. Eaton Elementary Carnival, Fresno – 4/8

  9. Able Advocates Pancake Breakfast, Fresno – 4/9

  10. Hanford Mall Kids Day, Hanford – 4/16

  11. Star Wars Day at the Sacramento Zoo, Sacramento – 4/30

  12. Honor Guard for John Salles, Merced – 5/3

  13. May the 4th Be With You at TGI Friday's, Fresno – 5/4

  14. Star Wars Fans Blood Drive, Fresno – 5/7

  15. Rata Pancake Breakfast, Fresno – 5/14

  16. V Town Roller Derby, Visalia -5/21

  17. Superhero Run, Fresno – 5/22

  18. Kids Safety Awareness Day, Hanford – 5/29

  19. Memorial Day 10k Walk, Fresno – 5/30

  20. Fresno Grizzlies Star Wars Weekend - Day 1, Fresno – 6/10

  21. Fresno Grizzlies Star Wars Weekend - Day 2, Fresno – 6/11

  22. Independent Living Program's High School Gala, Fresno – 6/17

  23. Modesto Con - Day 1, Modesto – 7/9

  24. Stockton Con - Day 1, Modesto – 8/20

  25. Weekend Blender (Fall), Fresno – 9/10

  26. Make Matthew Smile, Stockton – 9/24

  27. First Annual Fallen Heroes Car Show, Fresno – 10/1

  28. ZappCon - Day 1, Fresno – 10/15

  29. Zoo Boo - Day 1, Fresno – 10/21

  30. Zoo Boo - Day 2, Fresno – 10/22

  31. Zoo Boo - Day 3, Fresno – 10/28

  32. Legends Free Halloween Comic Book Day, Fresno – 10/29

  33. Central Valley Walk to End ALS, Fresno – 10/30

  34. Toys for Tots Marathon Day 1, Fresno – 12/3

  35. Modesto Festival of Lights Parade, Modesto – 12/3

  36. Rogue One Premiere, Modesto – 12/17

 

2017:

  1. Lemoore Naval Base Rogue One - Day 1, Lemoore – 1/20

  2. 4-H Conference @ Wonder Valley, Sanger – 1/28

  3. Music of John Williams w/ The Stockton Symphony, Stockton – 2/25

  4. Tulare Sci Fi Con - Day 1, Tulare – 3/11

  5. AniMe Con - Day 1, Fresno – 3/18

  6. Superhero Run, Fresno – 3/25

  7. Able Advocates Pancake Breakfast, Fresno – 4/8

  8. Make a Wish for Nalynn, Fresno – 4/8

  9. Children's Hospital Run with the Heroes, Madera – 4/22

  10. Star Wars Fans Blood Drive II – The Drive Strikes Back, Fresno – 5/6

  11. Imperial Fanfest, Clovis – 5/6

  12. V-Town Roller Derby, Visalia – 5/13

  13. Carry the Load 10k Walk, Clovis – 5/29

  14. Grizzlies' Promo w/ KSEE24 Sunrise, Fresno -6/14

  15. Fresno Grizzlies' Star Wars Night. Fresno – 6/17

  16. Weekend Blender (Summer), Clovis – 8/12 – And Induction of Margo Apostolos as Honorary 501st Member!

  17. Be Your Own Hero Walk/Run, Hanford – 8/27

  18. Lemoore Naval Base NEX Cares, Lemoore – 9/16

  19. CenCal Muscle Walk, Fresno – 9/23

  20. Zoo Boo - Day 1, Fresno – 10/20

  21. Heroes for the Cause Blood Drive, Fresno – 11/4

  22. Clovis Children's Electric Christmas Parade, Clovis - 12/2

 

2018:

    59. Madera South High School Fashion Show, Madera - 2/9

    60. Family Fun Festival, Fresno - 4/13

    61. Star Wars Fans Blood Drive III - Return of the Blood Drive, Fresno - 5/5

    62. Yokomi Elementary School Spring Concert, Fresno - 5/31

    63. Red Ribbon Week, Fowler - 10/26

    64. Valley Deaf Festival, Fresno - 11/17

    65. Clovis Children's Electric Christmas Parade, Clovis - 12/1

    66. Tehipite Middle School Winter Fest, Fresno - 12/7

    67. Zoo Lights @ The Fresno Chaffee Zoo, 12/8

    68. CHP Kids' Christmas Party, Fresno - 12/15

 

2019:

    69. Sequoia Symphony - Great Movies, Great Music, Visalia - 3/2

   70. Able Advocates Pancake Breakfast, Fresno - 4/6

   71. Spring Fest at Tehipite, Fresno - 4/11

   72. Human Good Corp. Anniversary Dinner, Fresno - 5/1

   73. Fresno Grizzlies Star Wars Night Promo Filming, Fresno - 5/3

   74. Spring Carnival, Laton - 5/3

   75. Sunnyside Library MT4BWY, Fresno - 5/4

   76. Valley Animal Center Super Adoption, Fresno - 5/4

   77. Gillis Library MT4BWY, Fresno - 5/4

   78. Sanger National Night Out, Sanger - 8/6

   79. "Weird Al" Yankovic - Strings Attached Tour, Sacramento - 8/11

   80. MDA Muscle Walk, Fresno - 9/14

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1. Girl Scout GIRL Expo, Fresno – 1/23

 

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The one you can't really see in the back left.  (Which sort of was a trend for a while...)

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Ani-Me Con Day 2, Fresno – 2/21

 

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8. Eaton Elementary Carnival, Fresno – 4/8

 

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On the left between Kylo and Vader, looking short for once...

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9. Able Advocates Pancake Breakfast, Fresno – 4/9

 

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Take that, Rebel scum!  (Who would later become my RL Base CO.)

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11. May the Forest Be with You at the Sacramento Zoo, Sacramento - 4/30

 

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This is still one of my favorite pictures ever.

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12. Honor Guard for US Veteran John Salles, Merced - 5/3

 

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We didn’t pose for pictures. We didn’t engage the crowd and solicit high-fives or wave to newcomers as they came through the door, or ask if they had seen any droids. It wasn’t that kind of troop. We stood quiet and still, feeling the unique strain of standing still in full garb and armor, but unwavering in our vigil.

 

ID-39999 and I, TK-29118, stood guard at the viewing for John Salles, of Merced, California, United States Veteran, former Dos Palos Police Officer and Merced County Sheriff Officer, and fellow nerd. Mr. Salles was involved in World War II and Civil War reenactors, a collector of sci-fi paraphilia, including a Wrath of Kahn Starfleet uniform worn by Leonard Nimoy himself, and was building his own Anovos TK.

Several family members approached us and shook our hands, thanking us for being there. A few took pictures. One grinned as she high-fived us. We were told more than once it was a perfect touch, and exactly what Mr. Salles deserved in a final send off.

 

Mr. Salles was laid to rest in a military funeral on May the 4th, 2016, also apt.

It wasn’t a fun troop; it was a good troop.

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14. Star Wars Fans Blood Drive, Fresno - 5/7

 

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15. Rata Pancake Breakfast, Fresno - 5/14

 

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Couldn't find a photo of this one... but it was a great troop!  And we got to eat pancakes.  

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16. V Town Roller Derby, Visalia - 5/21

 

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Something about all the posed photos that makes me like the candid shots like this one.  I also have a habit of appearing like I'm staring directly into the camera from the background like this.  

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18. Kids Safety Awareness Day, Hanford - 5/29

 

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Middle TK.  Awesome fact: that speeder bike was built by the Biker Scout (a fellow Squad member).  

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19. Memorial Day 10k Walk, Clovis - 5/30

 

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...And then they fed us pancakes!  Second from the right, or, you know, the only girl at the table. 

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20. Fresno Grizzlies Star Wars Weekend - Day 1, Fresno - 6/10

 

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Third (OT) TK from the right, behind the Royal Guard

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21. Fresno Grizzlies Star Wars Weekend - Day 2, Fresno - 6/11

 

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First TK on the right, behind the Tusken.  (I'll admit it took me a minute to find myself...)

 

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A mighty fine looking group of TKs, TDs and a Deathtrooper (Zombie Trooper, now?).  First TK on the right.  

 

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With C3PO, who you probably didn't recognize because of his pink arm.  (The event benefits The Susan G. Komen Foundation and Force for the Cure).  

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22. Independent Living Program's High School Gala, Fresno - 6/17

 

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I'm not aware of any photos from this one, unfortunately.  It was a bit of an odd event, it was myself and one other TK, but we also spend a good amount of time in the hallway talking and having a great time among ourselves while their program went on.  Made a fun story, though, and we had fun.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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23. Modesto Con - Day 1, Modesto - 7/9

 

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On the right.  

 

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Guess who I met?!  The one and only Doug Jones!  Seriously an awesome and super nice guy.  Who cares if I have bucket hair?

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24. Stockton Con - Day 1, Stockton - 8/20

 

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TK on the left between the TIs.  

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