Sunday, March 18, 2012

WonderCon 2012 - Day 3

Today was the third and final day of WonderCon 2012 in Anaheim, CA.

We started the day by unshackling the droids that were locked down overnight, and setting up the booth for another busy day.

Chris Romines shows his ferocious side.

As a tribute to day 3, here's a bombardment of pictures, interspersed with some of the goings-on.

Chris also did an interview with... someone, I don't know who. At this point he was out of costume.

Back to the bombardment.

It's getting a little cramped for two. I hate to say it, but soon Zoe may be too big for her droid, as Kayla stands by ready to inherit the droid passenger duties.

"Star Wars: The Old Republic" character model Sno E Blac took a group picture with us.

More bombardment.

Our friend Christy, along with The Penguin.

We dropped by artist and fellow R2 Builders Club member Norm Rapmund's table and chatted with/distracted him for a while.

At the end of the day, Ray Park (Darth Maul) kindly came over and took a group picture with us.

A video crew asked if my R2 could join in an impromptu video shoot of an "only-at-WonderCon" game of poker with Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Margaret Kerry (the model for Disney's Tinkerbell), and another gentleman that I probably should know but don't.

After three full days, it was time to pack up the booth and wheel the droids on out.

We had one of our traditional R2LA dinners at Red Robin, where we celebrated William's birthday, even though he didn't know it was his birthday. Nothing beats the stunned look of having a bunch of servers come marching out and singing unexpectedly. It was kind of like the look Kayla is giving.

This was probably the best convention I've attended yet, outside of the Star Wars Celebration gatherings. Parking was a problem and the table was a bit cramped, but we had a constant flow of visitors, Saturday's panel went great, and we all had a great time being together.

I will try to get a link to a full photoset together in the next day or two, so check back here to see more.

Update - 3/20/2012: I've uploaded a bunch of pictures here. Most were taken by me on my camera, but many were also taken by Michael McMaster, Russell Rucker and me on Michael's camera. A presumptive thank you to Michael for his pics.

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