Wednesday, July 18, 2007

R2-KT Visit

After the Celebration IV convention in LA, Albin Johnson's R2-KT droid came to visit our R2-D2 and R5-DD droids until KT went to Comic Con in San Diego in July. KT was built in memory of Albin's daughter Katie, who died of brain cancer at age 7 in 2005. Albin takes it to charity events near his home in the Southeastern US to raise awareness and funds for pediatric cancer. During the visit, Michael did some needed repairs to KT to prepare it for its convention appearances with Lucasfilm & Hasbro. A few years ago as part of a group of R2 Builders, Michael had helped create KT for Albin. Michael assembled the "skins," which are the aluminum outer body coverings. For more information on KT, go to

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Skywalker Ranch Annual July 4 Picnic

Since Michael was in the Bay Area over 4th of July, he was invited to attend the Lucasfilm Annual Picnic at Skywalker Ranch. He toured the grounds, ate BBQ, played games (his team won first place and received a blue ribbon), and even saw George Lucas & Rick McCallum at the lunch area.