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Toy Soldier Day 2016

"The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again." - Robert Jordan Another year has come to a pass, and the day has come for all good toy soldiers to…

Mission Report: MCM Expo May 2014

Met up with Gonzo, Delina, and Airhead at the Hostel on Thursday night. Had a couple of drinks in the bar, but as I had been out to York all day, I was quite a bit beat. The hostel pub was "American" themed, with whiskey drinks served in mason jars, a bust of the Blues…

Success! Witch Hunt V

Congratulations are in order for the personnel of the Fighting 97th in another successful Halloween invasion of the Witch City (Salem, Massachusetts). This year, the weather (a Nor'Easter) as well as the day (Monday) placed a damper on festivities, but the celebrations all kicked in as evening fell. A hearty congratulations to Agent Dark's award-winning…

Mission Report: ABQ ComicCon

I write you this day to inform you of the SUCCESSFUL brainwashing of the overcrowded and immensely popular Albuquerque Comic Con by members of the Seventh Mountain Regiment! In attendance were Scoutmistress Riognach, Nurse Amy, Soldier Mark and YellowJacket Geoff. Interviews were given to a local television station, but we didn't make the website (and…

Mission Report: SteamCon II

Con MVP: Little Miss Parasite SotW: Mr. Fritz SteamCon II was attended this year by twenty-three soldiers, most from the Cascadian Militia, but with representatives from the Desert Rats and the Seventh Mountain. The invasion proper was held on Saturday, with a booth in Artist Alley providing a stationary propaganda basecamp for the masses to…

Operation: Witch Hunt IV

Pandemonium in The Streets Witch Hunt Hits Record Numbers Toy Soldiers invade Salem Four Years Running Toy Soldiers of the Fighting 97th invaded the (in)famous Witch town Salem, Massachusetts for the fourth time in a row this last Halloween, on a search for fun, happiness and the supernatural. They found thousands of curious and costumed…

Mission Report: Great Grand British Invasion 2010

It was awesome! While I was a little bit late to the event on Saturday (I had gotten stuck in the Tower of London, and didn't budget my morning correctly), it was easy enough to find Monte at the Eye, and with a quick-change in a phone box (not really, I just changed shirts on…

Mission Report: Project A-Kon 21

A belated report for Project A-Kon; ran into a number of soldiers while working Security for both the Abney Park concert and the Dealers' Room. Wore a uniform or something resembling it all weekend, so was very identifiable by the end of it. Had a couple of attendees ask if I was personal security for…

Mission Report: PAX Prime 2009

I would like to report a successful invasion as Steel Clone #37 to Penny Arcade Expo; we had a relatively small showing (Roman, Emily, Killandrake and myself) but still had a very large draw with my Steel Clone costume. Very many people thought I was the doctor, and while I didn't dissuade them of this…

Mission Report: Project A-Kon 20

Representatives of the Seventh Regiment will be joining their comrades from the 301st Desert Fox Division, the 487th North Texas Division, the 888888th St Louis Crazy Eight Division and the DSTEAM Special Operations Group at A-Kon 20 in Downtown Dallas, Texas. This happens to be the 20th annual running of the largest animation and Japanese…