On October 6th 2012 the Star Wars Reads and Bleeds event took place at the Providence Community Library located on Hope St in Providence, RI. The event was hosted and organized by Star Wars author Ryder Windham and was originally scheduled to be a blood drive with the New England Garrison of the 501st Legion and the Alderaan Base. It became part of the Star Wars Reads events when DK Publishing, the organizer of the events, asked Ryder to be a part of their effort to promote reading. During the event Ryder gave a presentation on his Clone Wars Secret Missions series of books. That presentation was very informative and gave some good behind the scenes insights into what happens when writing a book for Lucasfilms. The attendees were treated with a special treat when Ryder had a Skype session with Randy Stradley VP of Publishing at Dark Horse Comics.
The event was an entertaining and fun event for all. It was great seeing people turn out for a good cause in the Blood Drive. The folks with the 501st Legion and Alderaan Base were friendly and great as usual.