Writing Samples: Public Relations
PR blurb for the Carolinas chapter of the 501st Legion, an international volunteer organization:
The Carolina Garrison of the 501st Legion
"The 501st Legion is one of the world's premiere Star Wars costuming clubs. Founded in 1997 by South Carolina resident Albin Johnson, the club has thousands of members internationally, with chapters ("garrisons") throughout the world. The Carolina Garrison is comprised of 501st members in both North and South Carolina, whose costumes include stormtroopers, Darth Vader, and other characters from the Star Wars universe.
Formed originally as a social club for Star Wars fans to share their love of costuming, the 501st has since been very active in various charity and other events. Group members world-wide participate in concerts, movie premieres, sporting events, hospital visits, charity sponsorships, and other community-oriented activities. Locally, the Carolina Garrison's charity of choice is the Make-A-Wish Foundation, with whom the group has done appearances and fund raisers.
PR blurb for The ShadowPlayers Stage Combat group,
"For over 17 years, The ShadowPlayers Stage Combat Group has been captivating audiences large and small with their feats of choreographed swordplay. From educational school shows to performances for festival crowds, the group has travelled the length of the East Coast and to parts beyond demonstrating their skill with and knowledge of period weaponry. Appearances include Pepsi America's Sail, The National Geographic Whydah exhibit, and even a movie or two! With a strong emphasis on safety as well as realism, the ShadowPlayers bring the excitement of movie swordfighting to life."