Monday, March 6, 2017

Orange Coast Magazine article

There's a nice article about Mike in the March 2017 issue of Orange Coast Magazine. Photo courtesy of the talented Mark Edwards. 


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Upcoming Appearance: WonderCon Anaheim March 31 - April 1

WonderCon 2017 will be held March 31-April 2 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Mike will be part of the R2 Builder's panel on Friday night at 7 pm in Room 210. Saturday we will bring our BB-8 to the R2 Builder's booth. See you there!
For information about WonderCon:
https://secure.comic-con.org/wca


Saturday, February 4, 2017

Laguna Hills Technology Library presentation

Nearly 200 people came out to the Laguna Hills Technology Library to hear Mike speak about building his R2-D2 and BB-8. Broke last year's attendance record & they moved us to a larger room this time. Always fun to get out in the community and inspire kids and their parents.



Sunday, January 15, 2017

runDisney Half Marathon

We had a great time being a part of this year's Star Wars runDisney Half Marathon weekend at Disneyland and California Adventure. Always fun seeing all the creative costumes worn by the runners.

Here's a nice video reel of the 10K:
https://www.facebook.com/RunDisney/videos/1749071785118776/













Friday, December 30, 2016

Los Angeles Times article

Here's a nice article that appeared recently in the Los Angeles Times, after our presentation at the Laguna Beach Library. 



Thursday, December 15, 2016

Rogue One Screening for Boys & Girls Club of LA

It was great to be a part of this event for the Boys & Girls Club of LA. Love seeing the looks on the gracious kids' faces in the video (link below) as they watch the fake movie trailer. The kids even got T-shirts! So fun to see them getting Hollywood star treatment. Good work, Charles Schwab! 










Thursday, December 8, 2016

Children's Hospital LA visit

We were honored to be a part of this wonderful day-long holiday visit to hand out toys to kids at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, sponsored by Duracell. Kids received light sabers while surprised and excited staff were given Chewbacca masks. At day's end, kids, R2-D2 and Jedi representing the Light Side battled with Darth Vader and stormtroopers from the Dark Side on the pedestrian bridge out front.

Some favorite things said to R2 while visiting patients:

"He's real, I knew it!"

"I'm ready to battle the dark side. I'm going to be a Jedi knight. Bye C3PO!"


Here's some video recaps of the day: