April 30 - May 2, 1999
Well, the weekend of April 30th, May 1st and May 2nd, 1999 will always be a wonderful memory for me. It was the chance in a lifetime to be involved in an international conference of about 40,000 Star Wars fans, meet Star Wars celebrities and get an upclose inspection of actual Lucasfilm props and archives.
was literally only days before the event that I was given the opportunity to
present my Star Wars custom toys and sculptures. I brought my Krayt
Imperial Guard, Vintage
George Lucas, Poncho
Yoda and the Simpsons
figures. I spoke on Sunday, May 2nd about our customizing group, The Forgotton
Force, and how we make custom toys and how to sculpt using Sculpey.
There are many great pictures I have taken, so click on the descriptions below to see them.
I think one of the best things about the weekend was meeting people face to face, fans and co-customizers of the Forgotton Force who I had only corresponded with via email. Everyone was wonderful, and being a representative from The Forgotton Force was a real honor and privilege. Having the pass to allow us to go in and out without lining up made me feel like royalty -- and being asked to make a certain member of Lucasfilm a custom was mind-blowing! (to see more details on THAT click here). Even Warwick Davis liked my Santa Yoda custom, which had a tiny Wicket ewok in Santa's sack!
I was pleased that my customs survived the trip intact ... if you want to see
more pictures, take a look at my photo album here!