Monday, May 28, 2007

Celebration IV Convention, Los Angeles

Michael displayed his 2 droids, R2-D2 and R5-DD in the R2 Builder's Room at the Star Wars Celebration IV convention in LA May 24-28, 2007. About 52 fan-built droids were on display in one of the favorite convention exhibits. There was always a line of people down the hallway waiting for photos with R2-D2 and C3PO in the "blockade runner" photo backdrop, which was built by our R2 Builder friend Michael McMaster. On Sunday, Michael spoke on the Advanced Droid Builder's panel, where he demonstrated converting his R2 into R5. His droid appeared as "DeeDee" at the Pink Five premiere with Director Trey Stokes & Actress Amy Earhart. We got DeeDee's head autographed by Cherise Bangs, the actress who recorded DeeDee's voice. On Monday, R5-DD participated in the R2 Builder's Droid Parade around the lobby. The kids appeared as ewoks on Sunday, and were a big hit in the autograph area.

For more information on Pink Five or to view the films, go to:
www.trudang.com/pinkfive/









Saturday, May 5, 2007

Free Comic Book Day, Santa Clarita

R2-D2 and his 2 ewok friends appeared at one of five Free Comic Book days throughout Southern California on Saturday, March 5. Brave New World Comics in Newhall handed out lots of free goodies to attendees, while costumed 501st characters entertained & posed for photos. The kids met & got autographs from Kevin Thompson, one of the actual ewok actors from Star Wars Episode VI & Lucasfilm's "Ewok Adventures" movies. They enjoyed threatening the biker scouts & Darth Vader with their sticks!