Saturday, March 30, 2013

Wondercon Anaheim - Day 2

Today marked day 2 of Wondercon, at the Anaheim Convention Center, in Anaheim CA. Some folks had a rougher night than others, as the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man was passed out face down when we arrived in the morning.

We set up the booth a good ninety minutes before show opening. We arrive early mainly to secure parking. It gets crazy with 40,000 people attending.

The show opened, and we were non-stop busy the whole day.

Clone Wars voice actor Dee Bradley Baker stopped by a photo-op area to take some pics with a clone trooper and R2.

My droid and I did a brief interview for Stan Lee's web site.

The ladies from Team Unicorn helped to raise funds for Children's Hospital Los Angeles. For a $5.00 donation to CHLA, folks got to take a picture with Team Unicorn and some of the Star Wars characters, including R2.

One of my favorite costumes, an AT-ST attached to this young man, complete with sound effects. All he needed was a Chewbacca mask.

Ashley Eckstein, also of Clone Wars fame, visited and good-naturedly lobbied for her character, Ahsoka Tano. I like to think that my R2 is the official R2-D2 of Ashley Eckstein, but then I like to think a lot of things.

It's not a convention unless we're dragging Mythbuster Grant Imahara into our booth for a group picture.

Mike Senna showed Grant his reworked WALL•E drivetrain. It's quite a piece of machinery.

Toward the end of the day, we did one of our infamous droid parades, with 8 droids in tow. My droid was the third from the front, blaring out the Disneyland Main Street Electrical Parade theme song.

Shortly thereafter, day 2 was over, and we locked up the booth. Just a short amount of time to rest up for the third and final day.

The full photoset is here.

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