Trooper Spotlight #8: Allen Shepherd

August 16th, 2015
Allen Shepherd

Legion Number:
TR 2101

Member Since:

Primary Costume:
Imperial Royal Guard

Other Costumes:

Legion/Garrison Offices Held:
Old line Garrisons Garrison Commanding Officer (2014)

Old Line Garrison Public Relations Officer (2015)

Favorite Event:

I think my favorite events are trooping before the rescreening of the movies. You get all these people lining up to relive Star Wars on the big screen and when they see you walking down the line stopping to take pictures it is just fun to do.

Most Memorable Trooping Moment:

This is two fold but at the same event. In 2014 we had our first appearance at Awesome Con DC and did Blast-a-trooper and by the end of the weekend we had raised around $2500 for charity. That is just amazing in my books that we raised that much money in one weekend. The second part is at the same convention we hosted a panel, this was the first panel OLG had done in as long as I could remember. I walked into the room 15 minutes before the start of the panel and it was already packed. I made the comment “you are all here for the meet the 501st panel?” and was awarded with a loud yes.

First Contact with the 501st Legion:
The first time I heard about the 501st was while watching an MTV show I can’t even remember what it is called now but the father really loved Star Wars and dressed up but the son hated it and they got the son to dress in armor and walk around a Convention.

Reason for Joining the 501st Legion:
I love the aspect of dressing up as a Star Wars character and raising money for charity as well as bringing smiles to the faces of those who come see us.

Favorite Star Wars________:

Movie wise it is Star Wars Episode VI one of the reason I chose Royal Guard as my first costume.

Book wise I really enjoy the Bane storyline but I also enjoy Karen Traviss Clone Wars storyline.

Favorite Star Wars Character:

Imperial Royal Guards you just look at them and can tell there is something different about them.

Other Hobbies:

Doing Movie Reviews.


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