Saturday, March 15, 2008

Wizard World 2008

Today R2 returned to the Los Angeles Convention Center for the first time since Celebration IV, to entertain guests at the Wizard World convention. R2 joined members of the 501st and Rebel Legion, along with Chris Romines' R2-A1 and Max Cervantes' RT-R2.

R2's first assignment was to greet the visitors as they awaited entrance into the main hallway at the South Hall.

Ever have a feeling someone was sneaking up on you? R2 knows this Jawa from the Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade and has developed a sixth sense.

Following his Jawa encounter, R2 was stopped by a pair of Stormtroopers. He used his Jedi mind trick and narrowly escaped.

Free to go about his business and move along, R2-D2 joined R2-A1 for pictures, while their associated droid builders hid incognito in the background.

Kids and parents took their opportunity to pose with R2.

Chicks dig R2 too.

As do princesses and Jedi.

R2 digs muscle cars.

When R2 wasn't busy entertaining the crowd, he was allowed to crash (metaphorically) at the 501st booth (thanks guys!).

R2-D2 and RT-R2 were guests of honor as they were stationed in front of the stage for Steve Sansweet's Lucasfilm presentation. Robot Chicken creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich joined Steve on stage, talking about their Star Wars episode, and what it was like to direct George Lucas. It was a very funny and entertaining presentation.

Afterward, Steve and I posed with R2 (which we had done once before).

It was a fun and tiring day, and it was nice to get R2 out in a large public setting again. Nothing scheduled quite yet for the future, but I'm sure something will come up sooner or later.

1 comment:

Army Scout said...

Thanks for coming down! It's always great to droid with ya pal :)