More details about the shows by clicking on the pictures....
|Date||Event||Remarks||Click for more....|
|Dec 7th 1992||Offener Kanal (Citizen Channel), monthly movie magazine "Moviestar"||R2 still without working motors|
|Oct 1st-3rd 1994||Jedi-Con `94 Cologne, Germany||R2 suffers burned main engine relay|
|Feb 16th 1995||Deutsche Welle Fernsehen, for the Berlin Film Festival (Filmfestspiele)||Broadcast live worldwide via satellite|
|Mar 15th 1997||Radio Interview of R2 (!) and me in the "Wilde Welt" show of ORB||Only R2´s sound chip....||No pictures; Radio show....|
|Mar 15th 1997||German Premiere of StarWars-A New Hope Special Edition||Invited by 20th Century Fox Germany|
|Mar 29-31 1997||Jedi-Con `97, Munich, Germany. Three day event.||Artoo appears in all the shows|
|Jan 11th 1999||TV Berlin, Interview with R2, me and some friends in their costumes.||TV Berlin didn´t pay my lousy 100 Marks travel expenses ! What a poor outfit.....|
|Mar 23rd 1999||ARD, Brisant||Two days of shooting for five minutes of fame|
|May 12th 1999||RTL, Stern TV||Live performance of R2; Interview with three fans|
|Sep 1st 1999||Digiglobe 1999 Award for digital achievements||With George Lucas in one show - wow !|
|Nov 5th1999||Space Youth Event at the Sparkasse Wuppertal||Very well organised by the Sparkasse crew.|
|Sep 23rd 2000||Film Score concert with the Synfonic Orchestra Wuppertal||R2 performing before and during the concert|
|Apr 13-15 2001||Jedi-Con 2001 in Cologne||R2 disturb..., eh, assisted Don Bies during his guest panels and had a "dialogue" performance with the Jedi speaker during the Synfonic concert.|
|August, 2002||Filming for my R2 DVD||Shooting of an action sequence for a DVD about my R2|
|Sep 14, 2002||Tydirium||Filming of an additional sequence for the fan-film "Tydirium"||Bilderseiten/tydirium.htm|
|Oct 11, 2003||F.A.C.T.S. 2003 in Gent, Belgium||European Mini-Meeting of the R2 Builders Club|
|Apr 9-11, 2004||Jedi-Con 2004 in Dusseldorf||First major European Meeting of the R2 builders club|
|October 2004||F.A:C:T:S: 2004|
|May 17, 2005||German Premiere in Berlin||With George Lucas||click for pictures here.|
|October 2005||F.A.C.T.S. 2005|
|October 2006||F.A.C.T.S. 2006|
|July 12th to 15th, 2007||Celebration Europe, London|
|October 13th/14th 2007||F.A.C.T.S. 2007||Meeting old friends, and make some new ones.....|
21st to 23rd, 2008
|Jedi Con 2008 in Dusseldorf||Very cool|
|July 19th, 2008||2008 501st Annual Gathering in the Moviepark Germany||Outdoors for a change|
|September 5th, 2009||2009 501st Annual Gathering in the Moviepark Germany||Nicer than ever, however...|
|October 17/18th, 2009||2009 Annual R2 Builders Gathering at FACTS convention, Gent, Belgium||Now together with the French|
|April 3rd - 5th, 2010||Jedi Con 2010 in Dusseldorf||Superb again|
|October 23rd/24th, 2010||FACTS 2010, Gent||So many women, so little time....|
|April 28th- May 1st, 2011||FedCon, Düsseldorf||Biggest SciFi con in Europe|
|June 4-5th, 2011||Starwars Weekend, Legoland Günzburg||A wonderful family weekend|
The Journal Of The Whills was the club magazine of the (at that time) unofficial European Star Wars Fan Club ESWFC, which later mutated to the Offical OSWFC. Issue 42 featured an article about my early Artoo-Deetoo, who was not very sophisticated at that time.
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The THJ was in my opinion Germany´s best (and for a long time only) Toy collector magazine. Since the interest group is about the same, the THJ often also publishes articles about modeling, props or costumes. So I wrote an article in this magazine about the building of my R2 and about the countdown to the Jedi-Con 97. It mostly deals with all the mishaps that happen to you when you tackle a project like this, and especially when you have a deadline.
This issue featured a "Battlestar Galactica" special, and I did build the re-released kit of the Galactica, although with some refinements in the form of an interior lighting with glasfiber optics. Together with all weathering tricks I had it made a fine model that even made it onto the cover. Later, Revell Germany used pictures of my model for an advert.
This is a report I´m rather proud of. It was at that time (and I think it still is) the first and only article in the US fanclub´s Insider from a German contributor. It is about my two trips to the actual location in Norway, where the exteriors for the ice planet Hoth were filmed. There´s nothing left from the shooting more than 20 years ago, of course, but you readily recognise the mountains and the ridgelines that were seen in the movie.
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