Sunday, July 21, 2013

Course of the Force Bay Area Adventure

Here's some photos from Course of the Force, taken during R2's exciting trip to the Bay Area, where he visited Skywalker Ranch, Yahoo, YouTube, Google and the Golden Gate Bridge. R2 was transported in a custom-decorated Ford vehicle. This event is a Make-A-Wish fundraiser. Photos courtesy Course of the Force.




Skywalker Ranch
Skywalker Ranch




 








Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Course of the Force Closing Party, San Diego

The Course of the Force light saber relay, a Make-A-Wish Foundation fundraiser, ended at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego, across the street from ComicCon. We attended the closing party, where the final runner placed the light saber in R2's holder for the last time. Then the Spazmatics played classic 80s tunes and everyone danced and had a great evening at the open-air event.


Final Make-a-Wish relay runner talks with event hosts, including Chris Hardwick & Ashley Eckstein



The Spazmatics



Ashley & David Eckstein, Mike Senna

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Course of the Force--Huntington Beach

This week R2-D2 is working a Make-A-Wish foundation charity event, an Olympic torch-style relay along PCH to Comic Con in San Diego. Here's photos of Artoo in Huntington Beach. The last runner of the day places the light saber into R2's holder (the run starts and ends each day with R2 on various piers along the coast).

Fan dressed as C3PO posts with R2-D2


Event host poses with R2-D2 at day's end

Artoo enjoys view of Huntington Beach Pier

last runner of the day places light saber "torch" in R2-D2's holder

last runner was a Make A Wish kid