Monday, July 17, 2017

San Diego Comic Con 2017

We are gearing up for two panels this year at SDCC. The first is our Mouse Droid panel on Friday at 6pm, the second is the R2 Builders panel on Sunday at noon. Hope to see you all there!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Wondercon Anaheim

Come visit the R2 Builders / BB-8 Builders Clubs this weekend (March 31- April 2) at the Anaheim Convention Center. Join our panel Friday night at 7pm to learn the ins and outs of droid building. I hope to see you all there!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Stan Lee's LA Comic Con

We had a blast again this year. WALL-E was a big hit, as were all the other droids in "Robot Alley". We met Stan again and he was kind enough to sign some artwork with his likeness on it. Such a great guy, and still going strong in his 90's!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Lucasfilm Visit

Last week I had to drop by Lucasfilm for work, and was able to bring my son Kyle along, since he had never been. Fun afternoon.

 Industrial Light and Magic

 Ship models from "Galaxy Quest"

Monday, March 21, 2016

New Adventures

It has been a busy few weeks! I worked with Lee Towersey in Hollywood, doing a number of droid related apperances, then flew to Orlando for some additional work.

A little fun at Jet Propulsion Labs
 This droid was everywhere
 Met the droid crew at Walt Disney World

Monday, January 18, 2016

Dream Come True

Last month I was honored to be the operator of the screen used R2-D2 from Star Wars Episode VI, The Force Awakens. R2 ran down the red carpet, alongside fellow droid C3P0, appeared onstage with the entire cast, was a photo op at the after party, and the following day appeared in the group photo in front of a Boeing Dreamliner painted as R2-D2.

For me this was a childhood dream come true, and the adventure of a lifetime. Everyone was kind and approachable, and excited to be a part of the largest premiere in Hollywood history. Special thanks to my friends at Lucasfilm and Disney who have given me so many opportunities. You are the best people to work for hands down. Thank you!

At the beginning of the red carpet.
 The whole event took place inside this tent...over 1/4 mile long!
 The fans and media loved the droids.

I was pointing out a mutual friend to George Lucas.
 My view from stage right inside the Dolby Theater.

The droid team! Matt Denton / Josh Lee (BB-8), C3P0 and Myself.
 Daisy Ridley was kind enough to take a photo with my camera. So sweet!

Lupita Nyong'o, Gwendoline Christie, and Oscar Issac
 Mark Hamill
 With Mark Hamill...another very kind person.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

New Builds for 2016

I am back in the shop working on new droids, plus a few other fun projects. I will do my best to post updates as I am allowed to share!