Tom was once again invited as a guest to Salt Lake Comic Con 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah! At the show, he was a part of five panels and with members of our team also had a booth dedicated to the Mandalorian Skull sculpture creations by our latest venture, Regal Robot where we’re creating officially licensed, Star Wars themed furniture and decor!
This year’s show featured twice the cantina! Presented by Tom, along with old friend and Lucasfilm creative executive, Pablo Hidalgo, the pair hosted two in-depth, packed house panels about the Star Wars Cantina. Fans got to enjoy rare and never before seen photos and hear stories from the crew that created the famous scene.
For the first time in the USA, the pair became a trio, presenting a similar panel with famed FX Artist, Writer, Director (and “Punk on the bus” from Star Trek IV), Kirk Thatcher! Based on the monsters in Jabba’s Palace, this all-new panel featured a glimpse at a never-before-aired “Revenge of the Jedi” branded creature making featurette. Fans (and the hosts) laughed along as Kirk entertained them with his stories from 1983 when he was a member of the creature crew, behind the scenes on Star Wars, Return of the Jedi!
Tom also took part in wonderful panels about the 50th anniversary of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride in Disneyland, and an incredible look into the history of horror and special FX makeup with featured guest and special effects legend, Steve Johnson!
What an exciting show! For more pics, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram…. and also check out the Regal Robot Facebook and Regal Robot Instagram accounts as well, for even more about our new venture into official Star Wars furniture, sculpture and decor!
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