I've had the pleasure of meeting & hanging out with some of the coolest 501st members around the globe (Star Wars Celebration Japan, Star Wars Celebration Europe, Star Wars Fan Days II & III, Dragon Con 2009, Star Wars Celebration IV in Los Angeles, Clone Wars Premiere In Hollywood, San Diego Comic Con, San Fransisco Wonder Con, Frank & Sons, Star Wars Day in Riverside & Rancho Cucamonga...) I've personally witnessed how dedicated ALL of the 501st members are to the Legion & I've had the pleasure of hanging out with 501st Founder Albin Johnson in Japan during Star Wars Celebration Japan! You can read my interview with him in the bog Archives June 2009... I created this on-going series because I am curious to learn about every member of the 501st & thought you might be interested in hearing their stories as well!
For this FEATURE, I interviewed Honorary Member Tom Kane who you all know as the voice of "Yoda" in the Star Wars Clone Wars series...
When did you first learn about the 501st?
At Celebration IV
Did you know you were going to be inducted into the 501st?
I had been warned, yes!
How were you inducted? Where?
I was inducted in Kansas City, at a dinner for me and Peter & Angie Mayhew.
Which Garrison Inducted you?
70th Explorers Garrison, KC
What’s your fondest 501st memory?
The dinner in Philly.
Do you plan on getting suited up?
I have some fantasies about it, yes.
Any upcoming events?
Not til the spring.