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2009 - SheVaCon, Roanoke VA

This was my first trip to Shevacon. It's a smaller and more informal convention, based more around fan groups and fan activities than the more commercial aspects of other cons.

The droid builders group is well respected at Shevacon, and we were treated very well. I worked very hard during January and February to have my droid on his feet for this convention, and it really paid off!

I had two semi-significant problems arise with the droid. Upon unloading him from the truck, one of the legs started separating at the shoulder. Luckily I thought ahead far enough to bring a hand-truck and a drill, but not so far as to bring screws and PVC cement, so the local Lowes down in Roanoke came in very handy. With about 1.5 to 2 hours of work, R2-T0 was up on his feet for Friday evening. Being that I was the first to arrive from our group, I got all of the droid-related attention and we were well received.

The second incident was before heading out to dinner on Saturday. A taped-down cable on the floor tripped my droid. I had gotten stuck on it once earlier in the day, and another time earlier in the day I went right over it with no problems. This time, I gunned the throttle too much, and the shoulders had loosened a little over the course of the day (it happens), and the front foot caught, and he did a face-plant. There was damage, but it's not severe. Some hot-glue and he was back together, though I'll be replacing a few cracked pastic parts eventually.

Other than that, we had a great time, and we were so busy that I never really got out to see the rest of the convention. Especially with all of the R2-KT work being done on Saturday, and none of us stayed long on Sunday.

R2-KT is a very special droid, so be sure to click the link and take a look at what she's all about. She was in bad need of maintenance, and we all pitched in and got her up and running again.

<A href="//lightsabers.necrobones.com/droid-progress.html">R2-T0</A> all set for the trip.
^topFriday, February 27 2009
R2-T0 all set for the trip.

Droid, crate, and droid supplies all loaded into thetruck and ready to go!
^topFriday, February 27 2009
Droid, crate, and droid supplies all loaded into the truck and ready to go!

Recharging in the hotel room.
^topFriday, February 27 2009
Recharging in the hotel room.

Recharging in the hotel room.
^topFriday, February 27 2009
Recharging in the hotel room.

Dale's R2-D2 and my R2-T0.
^topSaturday, February 28 2009
Dale's R2-D2 and my R2-T0.

Andy's B-9 from Lost in Space.
^topSaturday, February 28 2009
Andy's B-9 from Lost in Space.

B-9 and the entire poster backdrop.
^topSaturday, February 28 2009
B-9 and the entire poster backdrop.

Alex and his dad Pat, working on their R2-D2.
^topSaturday, February 28 2009
Alex and his dad Pat, working on their R2-D2.

The droid booth.
^topSaturday, February 28 2009
The droid booth.

Greg's R2-D2 at the corner of our booth.
^topSaturday, February 28 2009
Greg's R2-D2 at the corner of our booth.

Quite the droid lineup!
^topSaturday, February 28 2009
Quite the droid lineup!

Dale, Andy, and Greg working on <A href="http://www.r2kt.com/">R2-KT</A>.
^topSaturday, February 28 2009
Dale, Andy, and Greg working on R2-KT.

My R2-T0, and Dale's R2-D2.
^topSaturday, February 28 2009
My R2-T0, and Dale's R2-D2.

Dale, Andy, and Greg working on <A href="http://www.r2kt.com/">R2-KT</A>.
^topSaturday, February 28 2009
Dale, Andy, and Greg working on R2-KT.

Pat taking a picture of the guys working on <A href="http://www.r2kt.com/">R2-KT</A>.
^topSaturday, February 28 2009
Pat taking a picture of the guys working on R2-KT.

Dale and Andy working on <A href="http://www.r2kt.com/">R2-KT</A>.
^topSaturday, February 28 2009
Dale and Andy working on R2-KT.

Droid area during R2-KT's work.
^topSaturday, February 28 2009
Droid area during R2-KT's work.

Droid area during R2-KT's work.
^topSaturday, February 28 2009
Droid area during R2-KT's work.

Greg, Dale, and Andy working on <A href="http://www.r2kt.com/">R2-KT</A>.
^topSaturday, February 28 2009
Greg, Dale, and Andy working on R2-KT.

Greg, Dale, and Andy working on <A href="http://www.r2kt.com/">R2-KT</A>.
^topSaturday, February 28 2009
Greg, Dale, and Andy working on R2-KT.

Greg, Dale, and Andy working on <A href="http://www.r2kt.com/">R2-KT</A>.
^topSaturday, February 28 2009
Greg, Dale, and Andy working on R2-KT.

R2-KT with her head off.
^topSaturday, February 28 2009
R2-KT with her head off.

<A href="http://www.r2kt.com/">R2-KT</A> scheduled repair session.
^topSaturday, February 28 2009
R2-KT scheduled repair session.

<A href="http://www.r2kt.com/">R2-KT</A> scheduled repair session.
^topSaturday, February 28 2009
R2-KT scheduled repair session.

<A href="http://www.r2kt.com/">R2-KT</A> scheduled repair session.
^topSaturday, February 28 2009
R2-KT scheduled repair session.

<A href="http://www.r2kt.com/">R2-KT</A> scheduled repair session.
^topSaturday, February 28 2009
R2-KT scheduled repair session.

<A href="http://www.r2kt.com/">R2-KT</A> scheduled repair session.
^topSaturday, February 28 2009
R2-KT scheduled repair session.

<A href="http://www.r2kt.com/">R2-KT</A> scheduled repair session.
^topSaturday, February 28 2009
R2-KT scheduled repair session.

<A href="http://www.r2kt.com/">R2-KT</A> scheduled repair session.
^topSaturday, February 28 2009
R2-KT scheduled repair session.

<A href="http://www.r2kt.com/">R2-KT</A> scheduled repair session.
^topSaturday, February 28 2009
R2-KT scheduled repair session.

<A href="http://www.r2kt.com/">R2-KT</A> scheduled repair session.
^topSaturday, February 28 2009
R2-KT scheduled repair session.

<A href="http://www.r2kt.com/">R2-KT</A> scheduled repair session.
^topSaturday, February 28 2009
R2-KT scheduled repair session.

<A href="http://www.r2kt.com/">R2-KT</A> scheduled repair session.
^topSaturday, February 28 2009
R2-KT scheduled repair session.

<A href="http://www.r2kt.com/">R2-KT</A> scheduled repair session.
^topSaturday, February 28 2009
R2-KT scheduled repair session.

<A href="http://www.r2kt.com/">R2-KT</A> scheduled repair session.
^topSaturday, February 28 2009
R2-KT scheduled repair session.

<A href="http://www.r2kt.com/">R2-KT</A> scheduled repair session.
^topSaturday, February 28 2009
R2-KT scheduled repair session.

<A href="http://www.r2kt.com/">R2-KT</A> scheduled repair session.
^topSaturday, February 28 2009
R2-KT scheduled repair session.

<A href="http://www.r2kt.com/">R2-KT</A> scheduled repair session.
^topSaturday, February 28 2009
R2-KT scheduled repair session.

<A href="http://www.r2kt.com/">R2-KT</A> scheduled repair session.
^topSaturday, February 28 2009
R2-KT scheduled repair session.

<A href="http://www.r2kt.com/">R2-KT</A> scheduled repair session.
^topSaturday, February 28 2009
R2-KT scheduled repair session.

Group photo!
^topSunday, March 1 2009
Group photo!

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