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Albin Johnson

In 1997, Albin Johnson created the 501st Legion, an Internet-based group for Star Wars costumers describing itself as Darth Vader’s elite Imperial unit, “Vader’s Fist.” In 17 years, Albin helped grow the group to over 10,000 members worldwide in over 48 countries. The 501st has appeared in Star Wars novels, games, comics, toys, cartoons, and even Episode III. Following the loss of his daughter, Katie, to cancer in 2005, Albin and the R2 Builders Club created R2-KT, a pink astromech droid, to spread awareness of pediatric illnesses. Together, the 501st and R2-KT have raised millions for charity and worked with the Star Wars community to make a difference in the world.

Albin Johnson