TACKLES ANOTHER CON
I drove down to the Con and met my party from Federation Toys. After saying hello and catching up on some old times I wondered around the convention floor to see what this Con was all about. First off I knew some guests were going to be there and I wanted their autographs. As usually I made my own collage up for the guest to sign. I made one for Anthony Daniels (C-3P0), Mathew Wood (voice of General Grievous), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) and someone who I have wanted to meet for a long time Director of “The Empire Strikes Back” Irvin Kershner. They all liked my collages and Mathew Wood did take down my information. Hopefully I will get some sort of message from him in the near future.
Within about on hour I got all my autographs and some. I got one from Kee Chan (Senator Male Dee) and one of Peter Mayhew’s (Chewbacca) on a print by Bryan Arendt from bryanarendtillustraions.com. He has about thirty different prints that he has created. Bryan has many wonderful prints of various Star Wars characters that he created in Illustrator. He is indeed very talented with the program.
At the Federation Toys booth that I helped at, I sat there talking with Dean Mitchell (Senator Cellheim Anujo) and Doug Wangler (Quinlan Vos). It was nice to sit and talk with them again. Dean shared all kinds of stories with me about some of the people involved with Star Wars and more. He is a rather nice and proper gentleman. We get along very well. It is nice to call him a friend.
Then there is Doug Wangler. Talk about a hoot. He is a crazy, down to earth guy. We talked about his character Quinlan Vos. He was kind of ticked that Hasbro messed up the action figure of Vos. He told me how there is not supposed to be a shield on his arm but that is a sleeve part of the tunic, there is not supposed to be paint on the left arm, it was supposed to be the hair ties, ect. He dressed up in his costume and sent lots of photographic reference to Hasbro. They said they would do something with it, maybe a fixed figure in the future? Also he informed me about a second Quinlan Vos figure but this time from the earlier days with his Jedi Robe and also another character from Legacy. Hint, Hint, Hint!
Anyways sitting there talking with both of them is always an honor. Not only do you learn some things but also you get to here some wonderful stories. Both Dean and Doug are both very nice people. I hope to see them more in the future and make our friendship stronger. Heck maybe I am up north and Dean is in the States there should be a Federation Toys / Sandtroopers pick nick!
The Force Among Us
So after a long day walking around
the Con you would probably be hungry. You do not want a hot dog from
the convention center. Why not go to YeOld Steakhouse? I cannot say
from experience but from what I hear from many Rebels and Troopers
this is the place to go for a juicy, melt in your mouth steak that
is out of this world.