X, the Moonshot Factory held an outstanding Star Wars Day event this year. Tom was invited to be a keynote speaker along with Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo, professional droid-maker Michael McMaster and prop/costume creator (who’s worked on quite a few TSD and Regal Robot creations!) Gordon Tarpley! The trio talked about how they turned making (and a love for a certain sci-fi movie and all things geeky) into their careers.
Formerly known as Google X, this “moonshot factory” is developing wild solutions using breakthrough tech and genius ideas. The facility is an inspiration and the speakers got to tour some of the labs and even got a ride in a self-driving car!
In addition to the speakers, the event featured photo ops, costumed fans and even some very yummy Star Wars™themed treats. Best of all, the event raised over $15,000 for Magic Wheelchair, Make A Wish, and the Lustgarten foundation. We’d like offer huge thanks to X for making that happen!
Our friends at Magic Wheelchair were on hand and we’re currently working on an amazing project for that charity, along with 6 other pro FX studios, with the results to be revealed at San Diego Comic Con in July… stay tuned!
And, the wonderful people from The Star Wars Show were on hand covering the festivities and you can see much more in the video below!
Special thanks Nick Sexauer and the crew at X for being such gracious hosts! And please be sure to check out Regal Robot, to learn more about our new venture’s creative Star Wars and other themed furniture and art for your home, office or man cave!