In January, members of Empire Temple were invited to perform at the NY/NJ Heroes and Villains Fan Fest. Due to Hoth-like conditions, which swept the tri-state area and caused states of emergency, the organizers of HVFF announced a 2.0 re-do of Heroes and Villains in July for fans unable to make the original event.

As a non-profit group, Empire Temple usually raises money for local charity St.Mary’s Children’s Healthcare System for Children – but when Stephen Amell and the Heroes and Villains Fan Fest team announced that they would be donating all proceeds from Fan Fest Orlando to Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer’s One Orlando Fund, Empire Temple decided to pitch in and raise money for the victims’ families and survivors of the Pulse Nightclub tragedy as well.

During the Heroes and Villains weekend, our members trooped, took pictures with fans, but more importantly raised money through a tricky-tray like raffle which included:


  • A Combat-Ready Lightsaber similar to the ones we use in our shows
  • Replica wands from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (Orlando), donated from a friend of Saber Guild in honor of HVFF2 Raffle PrizesPulse Victim Luis Velma
  • Various Lightside and Darkside Star Wars collectibles from our friends at Hasbro, Inc.
  • An autographed show still from the CW’s The Flash, donated by our friend Carlos Valdes

Over #HVFF weekend we proudly raised $2,000 for the One Orlando fund. We’d like to once again thank our sponsors for their donations, the generous Heroes & Villains Fan Fest attendees and our members for their big-hearted spirits and diligence. We couldn’t have done it without you.

HVFF2 Winners

Upcoming Events

Empire Saber Guild at the NY Yankees SW Night

Empire Saber Guild at the NY Yankees SW Night

Aug 25, 7:05pm - Aug 25, 10:05pm

Yankee Stadium
One E 161st Street
Bronx, NY  10451 Map

Meet some of our #Jedi and #Sith at this Friday's New York Yankees #StarWarsNight Game! Empire Saber Guild will be trooping along with local #StarWars fan groups such as the 501st Legion: Empire City Garrison, Falco Clan of the Mandalorian Mercs, and Echo Base - Rebel Legion

Come find us and say hi!

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Empire Saber Guild Performance at Brooklyn Cyclones SW Night

Empire Saber Guild Performance at Brooklyn Cyclones SW Night

Aug 26, 6:00pm - Aug 26, 9:00pm

Brooklyn Cyclones Baseball - Mcu Park
1904 Surf Ave
New York, NY  11224 Map

It's one of our favorite times of the year - Brooklyn Cyclones (Coney Island) #StarWars Night! Join our members (along with members from Saber Guild : Endor Temple Operations and Saber Guild Corellia) as Kylo Ren and his Knights of Ren go on the search for #TheLastJedi at MCU Park. Will the Resistance be able to help her in time?

In addition to our performance, we'll be raffling off two lightsabers for our local charity - St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children, AND we'll be conducting our Padawan Training Institute (Please note: Spots are limited and on a first come basis. Please see our table to sign up.)

We can't wait to troop with some of the other local Star Wars fan groups such as the 501st Legion: Empire City Garrison, Echo Base - Rebel Legion, Falco Clan of the Mandalorian Mercs, Raquor'daan Clan_NJ, and more!

Hope to see you in Brooklyn!
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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk

Oct 15, 8:00am - Oct 15, 11:00am

Bandshell in Central Park
New York, NY  10065 Map

For the third year in a row, Empire Temple will proudly be a #ForceForChange by marching (in special pink tabards) in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk to raise money for the American Cancer Society. We began marching in 2015 in support of #SaberGuild's Assistant Global Director, Stephen, as his wife had just been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Feel free to join our members on October 15th - or if you are comfortable, you can support our team by making a donation to the American Cancer Society via our team page:

Thank you and May The Force Be With You!
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Posted by Saber Guild: Empire Temple on Monday, August 10, 2015

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