Anthony Daniels signed my back panel and while we were doing that he remembered my R2 from EMP and we briefly discussed using him during his presentation in the main hall the next day. I had no idea if it would work out, but the next day I went back to the stage and we discussed what R2 would be doing. Grant Imahara (Mythbusters) was the host and when he asked Anthony about working with R2 in the movies he would say R2 was a pin in the butt and that was my cue.
Here is R2 waiting backstage for his cue.
R2 rolled out right on cue and the crowd went wild! We had a fun interaction as Anthony talked about the challenges filming with the real robots.
Afterward the stage crew snapped a picture for me. How fun to work with Anthony Daniels! He is super nice and a real crowd pleaser.