Sunday, November 27, 2011

Los Con LA

Michael appeared with R2-D2 on a panel discussing "How to Build Your Own R2-D2" at this small fantasy & sci fi convention at the LAX Marriott. He found a young fan who enjoyed driving R2, and also enjoyed meeting one of his favorite sci fi authors, Larry Niven.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Riverside Robotics Society

R2-D2 &WALL-E appeared for the 2nd year at Riverside Robotics Society's Robot Expo at the Woodcrest Community Library. One of the event's goals is to inspire children to pursue careers in math, science, or engineering. Exhibits included robot soccer, Terminator robots, a Lost in Space Robot, a singing robot Elvis and many others. Mike met fellow robot builder, and the voice of the Tonight Show, Wally Wingert. Thanks to Victor Franco for driving R2-D2 & sharing his photos.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Alexander's 3rd Birthday Party, Yorba Linda

R2-D2 entertained the kids at this backyard birthday party in Yorba Linda. The kids (& adults) took turns posing for photos & giving R2-D2 high fives. Then they played games of hide & seek as R2-D2 followed them around. The kids enjoyed the sense of power they felt giving R2-D2 orders in a fun game of "Simon Says." They said things like, "Simon says turn your head around. Simon says go over there. Simon says high five."

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Wizard World, Anaheim

R2-D2 appeared at Wizard World in Anaheim. Mike's favorite moment of the day was sitting in the Batmobile!