Brian Herring will be taking part in Rebelthon, a 12 hour event that celebrates ‘Community, Giving, and Hope’ taking place on Sunday 3rd May on the Rebel Legion Facebook page, joining the already announced Vanessa Marshall and Nick Kellington plus a cargo hold of great guests.
— The Rebel Legion (@rebellegion) April 22, 2020
Listen to Episode 35 of Making Tracks on Thursday for our catch up with Bill Holmes, Rebel Legion Commanding Officer, and thanks to Bill here’s the rundown as of today of the guests taking part in the event.
During this London lockdown I feel like I’m on Tatooine. No matter how nice my garden is I ‘can’t wait to get off this rock!’ Looking forward to joining the X-wingers and the Rebel Legion for their awesome #Rebelthon on May 3rd from 12 pm to 12 am. See you there! pic.twitter.com/IF7fu8W0dV
— Garrick Hagon (@biggsred3) April 19, 2020
There are other guests and Rebel Legion members taking part in the 12 hour broadcast, so stay tuned as we bring more news – and our chat with Bill – leading up to the event.
New York City, New York — On May 3, 2020 at 12:00 PM EST the Rebel Legion will hold our first ever Webathon to support UNICEF’s Global COVID-19 Response Fund. The Webathon will run for twelve (12) hours concluding and building up excitement to usher in May Fourth. May Fourth, also known as Star Wars Day to millions of fans across the world, is celebrated to commemorate the single largest film and science fiction franchise made.
Members of the Rebel Legion and talent from the Star Wars movies and animation will be coming together to celebrate the magic of the Star Wars Universe over these twelve hours and help raise money to fight the COVID-19 virus and to help the millions affected by the virus.
We will be streaming live from New York City, one of the areas hardest hit by the pandemic, from Rebel Legion’s Facebook page:
All funds will be collected by UNICEF, which is a Disney and LFL partner for Force for Change, and go directly to the global effort. All tax detectable contributions go to support the COVID-19 Recovery Fund.
You can make your direct donation to:
The Rebel Legion is a 8,000 all volunteer member driven international Star Wars costuming organization that represents the heroes of a galaxy, far, far away and brings them to our universe. The Rebel Legion makes appearances at private and public events, including charitable events and official Star Wars promotional events. The organization does not charge a fee for appearances, instead encouraging a donation to a charity.
It is divided into “bases” located throughout the world, and as of March 2020 the Rebel Legion membership is approximately 8,000 members and 50 bases. Though not affiliated with Lucasfilm, the organization is a partner organization to Lucasfilm.
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