Sunday, March 18, 2012
Mike spoke on a panel of R2 Builders at this 3-day event at the Anaheim Convention Center. The club's booth was in the same area as the celebrity autograph booths, so he met stars from Incredible Hulk, Elvira and Tron. WALL-E also made a surprise appearance.
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Saturday, March 17, 2012
R2-D2 appeared onstage with Anthony (C3PO) Daniels at the Themed Entertainment Association awards at the Disneyland Hotel. The event honored the theme park staff who worked on the Star Tours refurbishment. Mike built a custom-designed tray to allow R2 to carry the heavy acrylic trophy onto the stage for Anthony to present. R2 also used his life form scanner to intercept a transmission of congratulations from George Lucas.
Michael & Anthony Daniels
Michael custom built this trophy tray
R2 entertaining guests in lobby
R2's lifeform scanner intercepts a transmission from George Lucas to project on screen (this is the rehearsal; guys in back are stormtroopers)
Anthony marvels at R2's lifeform scanner at rehearsal
Anthony rehearses dialog with R2
Anthony & troopers on monitor
Anthony & R2 exit stage
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