2019 Diamond Bash

The 2019 Diamond Bash was a fundraiser event for Make-A-Wish hosted by Diamond Garrison of the 501st, the event was held on August 3rd 2019, at the Centennial Country Club, Conway, AR.

The MC for the evening was BRIAN STEWARD. Brian is currently a feature writer, columnist and cover artist for full Moon Entertainment’s Magazine, DELIRIUM. He is a writer and photographer for movie news website www.ComingSoon.net, the UK’s SCREAM THE HORROR MAGAZINE and KISS: The Official Magazine, a licensed publication devoted to the legendary rock band, KISS. Until its demise, he was a writer and poster artist for horror film magazine FANGORIA and its sister publication, GOREZONE. At HEAVY METAL magazine, he worked as lead book designer and contributing illustrator.

Brian’s official concert photography includes such notable acts as KISS, Alice Cooper, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Rob Zombie, Slayer and Anthrax

Each attendee enjoyed a variety of experiences:

  • swag bags and souvenir lanyards
  • dinner
  • Star Wars music by the Conway Symphony Orchestra
  • Star Wars character photo ops
  • Best Buy Star Wars VR gaming
  • Make-A-Wish and 501st introductions
  • cake party
  • contest award winner announcement
  • live auction including:
    • Star Wars themed cakes
    • KISS and Weird Al concert tickets
      donated by 100.3 The Edge
    • A Star Wars Storm Trooper helmet signed by Star Wars actors
    • Star Wars character signed prints
  • and so much more as items continue to be donated to the event, it’s a “must be there” event!

Diamond Bash Cake Decorating Contest:

Another great way to donate to the Make-A-Wish charity was to get involved with the Diamond Bash Cake Decorating Contest! Here are the details the decorators had to meet…

  • Cakes must be baked and decorated by entrant. Teams are welcome to participate; however, only one award and one seat will be presented. More seats can be purchased at http://www.ar501st.com/events/. There is a maximum of two entries per person or team.
  • All entries must include 3 cupcakes as a tasting element for judging. An ingredient or allergen discloser must be accompanied with each entry. (ie: contains nuts, gluten free, contains dairy, etc.)
  • Cakes must be Star Wars and be at least 80% edible.
  • Cakes must be presented and made transportable with disposable packaging.

The cakes were auctioned off during the Diamond Bash, and served to attendees. All entries received one seat to the Diamond Bash on August 3rd.

For questions please call Kara @ 501-328-3915

A galactic thanks to our 2019 Diamond Bash Sponsors