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 r2la.com 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!