It all started when Scott Allen, TK-413, while residing here in CT, came into contact with the ECG around 1999 and in 2001 founded the NEG.
As the numbers of members grew here in CT, Scott would regularly seek them out by email or phone to welcome them to the group. He would constantly be found helping others with their armor or another costume, selflessly giving of his time and knowledge.
Through this, the members in CT started to form strong bonds of friendship which grew into regular social dinners. It was not uncommon to see every active CT member as these dinners grew.