Halloween at Hiller Aviation Museum 2008

It’s Halloween time again and we got a return invite to the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos.

Like last year it was a low key event with mostly younger children and their parents in attendance.

Steve, his daughter Anna and myself showed up with Artoo Saturday afternoon, and were mobbed from the outset, it was hard to see Artoo at times.

What’s nice about children of this age is that they totally believe that Artoo is real and very rarely look for an operator.

This kid dressed as a Commander Rex was a real pain, he wouldn’t stop beating on Artoo and kept on trying to open panels or rip something off.

To escape we went on a little tour of the museum.

There were a also few bounty hunters there from Black Fleet, but it looked like most kids were scared of them 🙂

As always more photos in the gallery.

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Posted by Chris on October 26th, 2008 in Events | No Comments

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Halloween 2007 at Hiller Aviation

The weekend before Halloween Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos threw a two day Halloween bash, and of course I had to take R2 along for a spin.

They had a lot of children activities and of course encouraged everyone to show up in costume.

R2 at Hiller Aviation Halloween event 2007

R2 at Hiller Aviation Halloween event 2007

R2 was a big hit with children young and old and I had a blast running him around. For part of the afternoon I hid myself up on a balcony overlooking the main atrium and most of the children and adults alike though that he was autonomous. I a little trouble from some over excited children, but security stepped in to keep everyone in check.

R2 at Hiller Aviation Halloween event 2007

R2 at Hiller Aviation Halloween event 2007

The cutes thing of the day was probably the little “pepe la peu” guy running around, he was fearless and kept on sprinting toward R2. His mother though that R2 was autonomous and was worried the robot would run her child over 🙂

R2 at Hiller Aviation Halloween event 2007

I probably hadn’t been to Hiller since the Pod Racer Exhibit back in 2001 and my first trooping event, but I’m hoping to go back soon.

A big thank you to the museum staff for making me feel so welcome, and to Jeff the museum Director for taking and sharing photos that are so hard to take when running R2.

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Posted by Chris on November 8th, 2007 in Events | No Comments

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