My Evening With George Lucas

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    My Evening With George Lucas

    Had a tremendous opportunity to be a Darth Vader at the Force Unleashed launch last Monday night at Best Buy here in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lucas Film chose me to accompany George Lucas onstage for photo opps. I was also photographed with Mr. Lucas and several of the game's stars in a private photo area backstage.

    This is the only photo I have at the moment, and it's a pretty bad one. I'll post more when I get them. Supposed to get some shots from the other photos they took, which should look much better.

    Did not get to talk to Mr. Lucas because he was surrounded with handlers and press. Did get a shot with my arm around his shoulder so hopefully it comes out.



    There is a YouTube video as well.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bQjK4JYKpk

    Since I was so much taller than Lucas and visibility is so bad in the helmet I had no idea what he was doing with his hands. I only later realized he was trying to give me the mike - D'oh! No idea what I would have said if he actually gave it to me.

    Fan went out while I was up there under the hot lights and I barely made it back down the stairs because my lenses had fogged up.

    Anyway, a great night and a once in a lifetime experience to be with the man himself.

    Jon

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    Haha WOW! Lucky man.

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    That's awesome! They should of made sure you had a minute to at least talk to the guy though...

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    Freak'n awesome!!!!

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    Right on Jon! Totally cool!

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    Very cool! Dont you love when costumes malfunction at the worst times possible.

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    Way to go Jon, the hard work on the suit paid off big!

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    Whoa, congrats! Nice Vader aswell. Impressive....Most impressive

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    Wow! Congrats!

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    Wow, what an honor, was your clone there? I bet he can't stop talking about it!

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    LadySewforus said: View Post
    Wow, what an honor, was your clone there? I bet he can't stop talking about it!
    Lol - Nope, the little ones were at home. Late night, and with school and all. MiniFett got a game out of it, that's mostly what he cared about anyway

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    Very cool Jon, can't wait to see the rest of the photos.

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    Everybody just loooves Darth Vader Don't let your head get too big Jon

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    so cool! i saw the pic of the stormtroopers getting pushed by starkiller. i can't wait to get the game. i told myself that i wasn't going to get it until my clone trooper is done!

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    Very cool Jon! Look forward to the other pics!

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    very nice bro. what an opportunity

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    Excellent! Congrats on being chosen and getting to meet "the Creator."

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    Lol - Nope, the little ones were at home. Late night, and with school and all. MiniFett got a game out of it, that's mostly what he cared about anyway
    Tell MiniFett that I say "hey"


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    pennywise said: View Post
    Everybody just loooves Darth Vader Don't let your head get too big Jon
    Hey PW - My wife will tell you that I have always had a head like Charlie Brown.

    LadySewforus said: View Post
    Tell MiniFett that I say "hey"

    He does not get on the board much with school now, so I will let him know LS4US - thx

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    Re: My Evening With George Lucas

    Awesome!

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    It looked like fun. congradulations!

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    Congrats! I saw the pics and video from the event and was VERY jealous!

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    I was great meeting you Monday night, congats again on getting to go up on the stage. Here is a good photo of the both of us with a couple of troopers.
    Darren

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    Congrats! I saw the pics and video from the event and was VERY jealous!
    Me too

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