Sunday, March 23, 2014


This post is a little out of sequence because, quite frankly, I forgot to post it up last summer.  Here's my appearance from the June 15th, 2013 Sacramento Rivercats game.  

June 15th, 2013


Star Wars:  Where Science Meets Imagination

This was the final leg of the tour!  San Jose Tech Museum, 22 Mar 2014!  The Golden Gate Garrison of the 501st invited the Central California Garrison to troop with them at the museum on it's final weekend.  This was a fun event and allowed my son and I to take a look at the real props and costumes used in the making of all 6 Star Wars films.  

So many pictures, but here's some of the highlights:

This Millennium Falcon was HUGE!  I'm not kidding you!  HUGE!!!!!  I knew it was big from reading the books and looking at photos, but to stand next to it and see it in person...WOW!!  It's 6 FEET in diameter!  Lots of wonderful little details that you'll never see on screen!  Wish I'd had my good camera!  But, these are all iPhone shots.

Falcon Cockpit

Taun-Taun and Luke!  Used in Stop Motion filming for Empire Strikes Back.

The little green man himself!  YODA!


Walker from Empire Strikes Back

I know the photo is dark, but if you look carefully, that's my 5'10" son standing on the left side of the photo.  That's how big this X-Wing was!

Me standing next to a screen used Vader suit.

TJ and the suit

I didn't read the little sign, but I think this was a Return of the Jedi Trooper

The Chicken Walker

More wonderful vehicles!!!

Shawn Crosby's (ObiShawn) custom Star Wars car!

Again, hard to tell from this shot, but that's the 6 foot Millennium Falcon behind me.

The queue line of the exhibit.

TJ & I in the hallway of the Millennium Falcon

These guys were HUGE!

These are not the droids I was looking for!

This was one of my favorite shots of the day!  Love taking pics with my son TJ!

One of the Employees working the exhibit!

Standing outside, greeting the crowds.  Notice the Jurrasic Park Jeep behind us?

More photos with the gang.

Next to ObiShawn's vehicle.

Ed and I take turns in our Vader Suits so we aren't both exhausted beyond belief at the end of the day.  So glad we could split the day up.  Would have killed either one of us if we had to troop the whole day alone!!!

Come see this exhibit or pay the price!

Looks like a shot right out of Jabba's Palace...just a wrong coloring.

We would be honored if you would join us!

Me standing next to the screen used suit again.

Shame this shot was so dark of me standing in the hallway of the Millennium Falcon

Walking up to the museum!  

All I can say...WOW!  What a day!  So glad we could troop this event!  


March 8th & 9th, 2014. Sacramento's first Wizard World, Comic Con! Here's some of the photos from the event.
IT'S DARK HELMET! What a great opportunity to stand beside one of MY favorite characters!
Standing with my fellow members of the Central California Garrison
That's Steve Martinez portraying Cap'n Jack Sparrow...and what an amazing job he does too!
Faceoff Season 3 winner Nicole Chilelli! Roseville, CA Native!
The character gathering for the con!
My buddy Gabe
As I was walking through the Con, a guy walked up to me and asked if I wanted to be on television? I said sure! He shook my hand and said he was the producer of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. He asked if I'd be willing to shoot a promotional spot for the show with Emma Slater, one of the professional dancers on the show. ABSOLUTELY! Haven't seen the spot air yet, but I'm watching for it.
Another shot with Emma Slater of Dancing with the Stars
Trooper (Myke Soler), myself and Grand Moff Tarkin (Bob Herron)
Stormtrooper (Anthony Lopez), myself and a Biker Scout (Michael Gomez)

Thursday, May 9, 2013


Here's a series of photographs from my latest appearance as Vader with the 501st Central California Garrison at Gamer's Circle Comics in Folsom, CA on May 4th, 2013.
This is a comparison shot of me standing next to Gamer's Circle Comics Shop Owner Andy Wood. Andy stands 6'2". The left portion of the picture is a shot of us from 2009. The right side is a shot of us from 2013. Notice my height gain? That's thanks to the custom boots I had designed with internal lifts and a taller heel.
The full image from the photo above (2013)
You have failed me for the last time...
Isn't photography wonderful! That's me lifting a fellow 501st member off the ground in front of the shop!
My son and I! So proud of him for helping me out! He'll be a Clone Trooper this summer!
In front of the shop
Lifting my son into the air!

Another shot in front of the shop The shop flyer from the event