We sort of took over the Roll Call thread so I started a new thread here for our back and forth.
Taking on the Leadership branch as the Official member here, I'll let you know a little about myself and the costuming community in BC.
I started off costuming as a member of the 501st Canadian Garrison just prior SWC II in 2002.
I am a multi member of the 501st, Rebel Legion, Mando Mercs, and several smaller groups.
I have attended some major trooping events such as;
- Star Wars Celebration 2, 3, 4, 5, and will be going to 6
- The 2007 New Years Rose Bowl Parade,
- 3 Dragon cons,
- 4 Fan Expo's (Toronto), and
- a plethora of smaller cons from Halifax, Vancouver, Seattle, Victoria, Calgary, and San Francisco.
I have participated in the formation of the Outerrim Squad of BC, the Capital City Squad of Ottawa, later upgraded to a Garrison,
I was the Executive Officer of the Canadian Garrison, and supplied patches and coins to same and the Squads.
Costuming in BC
Is small but showing signs of growth. We have had for a long time Medieval re-enactment clubs in BC, but is not of great interest to me so my knowledge is limited, but I have contacts,
Steampunk is the new in thing, there is a con that has been held consistently for 2 years in a row in Victoria, and events in Vancouver,
The Outerrim Squad has had recent boost in membership in the last 2-3 years, membership in Vancouver, and the Okanagan has seen the greatest increase, I returned from Ottawa last July to Victoria, and although some members have lost interest, we have 2 new members one in Victoria, and Nanaimo, as well as a potential new member close to where I live who is interested in building a Boba Fett.
Fan Expo (although a literary con) has been the one consistent con to re-occur yearly in all of BC therefore the ORS has been attending it for the last 5 years, as the place for us all togather, last year members of BC and Alberta's Ghost Buster franchise was in attendance and both groups got along quite well.
short break more to follow