Saturday, October 08, 2016


Today was the big day, R2LA XIII! All told, over 130 people came by throughout the day from all over the country, along with between two and three dozen droids.

I arrived at Mike Senna's house a little after 11:00am, and unloaded in the designated Droid Unloading Zone. There were signs directing us on everything.

And I mean everything.

Droids, and lots of them.

BB-8s and Baby-8.

For the first time, the Senna/McMaster/Tarpley Robot Chicken action figures were united.

Along with their slightly more lifelike counterparts.

I tried to keep an eye on the webcast and make sure nothing froze up.

Mike explained his static BB-8.

Brian Mix demonstrated his fire-breathing Logan's Run gun.

Someone brought a full-sized Star Wars arcade game!

Toward the end of the afternoon we prepped the droids for the group photo.

After the photo, John Boisvert modeled his John-Taun head.

Around 11:00pm we started folding up the tables and chairs, and taking down the awesome canopy that Mike deployed to keep us out of the direct sunlight.

Around 11:30pm, Michael McMaster got hungry for a donut run, so we headed out. Only in our world is it not unusual to see a pickup truck with R2-D2 hanging out in the truck bed (in this case, Matthew Henricks' droid).

It was another hugely successful event, and I'm already looking forward to next year!

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