Sunday, September 28, 2014

Star Wars Rebels Media Event

Today R2 returned to the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverley Hills, CA to help Disney/Lucasfilm with their media event to launch the Star Wars Rebels TV show.

Once again R2 and I were joined by Michael McMaster and Chopper, along with his wrangler Gordon Tarpley, and Chris Bartlett as C-3PO. Paul McCartney, Robert Downey Jr., Steve Carrell, Jennifer Garner, Robert Duvall and many others were roaming around the hotel too!

Unload time, at the not-too-cruel hour of 10:00am.

Today, our mission was to help with photos with the press, and some celebs. The press gets treated pretty well, with food, goodie bags and pics with robots. We were on a green screen background, to comp in something fun. What that was, I don't even know. R2 and C-3PO took turns with Chopper in front of the camera.

Without further adieu, a hodgepodge of pics. (It's not my fault most of the media are female.)

A view out the 12th floor window, over downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood (with the Hollywood sign way off in the distance)..

After we wrapped up, the kids from the cast of the movie "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" took pics with the droids.

Around 6:00pm we packed up and left. You know you're in Beverley Hills when you cross Rodeo Drive. Sorry R2, no gold-plated bling for you today.

It was another good day.

The full photoset is here.

Saturday, September 27, 2014


Today was R2LA XI!

Because Michael McMaster and I were busy doing the Star Wars Rebels premiere event in Los Angeles during the day, we didn't arrive until around 6:30pm, and had missed most of the event.

Just enough time to snap a few pics and chat with good friends.

And not only did I arrive late, but I left (relatively) early, as I had to prep for the next day's Rebels press event, and get ready for another long day. Oh well, hopefully I'll get to revel in R2LA XII.

Star Wars Rebels Red Carpet Premiere, and Press Event

Today R2 was joined by several characters from Star Wars Rebels to help with the premiere of the show at the AMC theaters in Century City, CA.

R2's partners in mischief were Chopper and Michael McMaster, and his wrangler Gordon Tarpley.

R2 and Chopper were joined by Chris Bartlett as C-3PO, which is always a treat. Kevin Weir and Michael Bender joined as Rebel Stormtroopers (I think!) and Lawrence Green as a rebel pilot, as the voice cast and crew made their way down the red carpet.

After the red carpet, the characters relocated upstairs near the theaters, where Rebels character displays were set up. If I actually watched TV I would know who some of these people are.

Once the movie started, characters were asked to do a little media stuff with Disney to wrap up.

But our day wasn't over yet!

We grabbed some quick lunch and motored over to the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverley Hills, for a press conference(!).

R2 and C-3PO kicked off the press conference with an intro. C-3PO even took some questions, before the voice cast came in.

The voice cast and the crew visited us in the green room as well.

Freddie Prinze Jr. especially liked Chopper, and took a pic with Chopper's builder, Michael McMaster.

We finally wrapped up around 4:30pm, and our day still wasn't over! R2LA XI awaited, with 2 hours of traffic between us.

We had a great time, and were to return the following day to the Four Seasons Hotel for another media day. Whee!

The full photoset is here.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Pre-R2LA XI Dinner

Tonight kicked off R2LA XI weekend, starting with our traditional dinner at Lamppost Pizza. Or should I say the "RULA" weekend.

Folks from Southern California, Northern California, Las Vegas and Salt Lake City all gathered to catch up and gobble down pizza.

Afterward, we retired to Mike's house, where I got to meet EVE-in-progress, and Mike explained how he's going about building her.

The weekend is about to get extremely busy for R2 and me, and not just because of R2LA.