I had a wonderful time meeting other B9 Robot builders and many fans of the show. We didn't get there until 8 PM on Friday because of traffic delays. It appeared that there was a traffic accident on the only bridge that crossed the Ohio river in Cincinnati. It was a 3 hour delay. But once we got there we were greated by Mr. Pat Burns. Pat brought his Jupiter 2 Flight Console replica. What a cool set and backdrop it provided for the whole weekend.
A special thanks to Pat Burns for coordinating the entire B9 Club attendance at the show. This guy wore a permanent smile and was non-stop from the time he arrived until the last item was packed to go. What an awesome J2 flight deck he built. It'll be really neat when it's done. Pat was building much of it on the spot. Where he's going to put it when it done is what I want to know. He kept us supplied with food and refreshments most of the weekend. He had one corner of the room set up with all the treats.
Setup went well. My son helped me out and it was greatly needed. As you may suspect, setting up a robot is not a one man job. He's also ile not a total "geekazoid" like his dad, he is a sci-fi fan (thank you Star Wars) and he appreciated what the club members have done.I never realized how hard it was to stand and talk with people all day.
Here I captured Mark Goddard (Major Don West) goofing in front of the set. He re-enacted the classic "campy" way they would tilt the camera and run side to side whenever the ship was hit by asteroids.