Appearances

I have appeared at a number of conventions and events over the years.  I have been a guest, a panelist, run workshops, taught classes, and been the guest of honor.  It is truly humbling to be part of Star Wars history in that way.  I could not have imagined that childhood hobbies and interests in Star Wars at the age of 4  would have presented so many great opportunities over the years.

I have given talks, created multimedia presentations, and even films over a variety of topics.

My main profession is a teacher of World History, Comparative Religions, and Film Studies & Production. My years of teaching have given me great training and experience at explaining things in classes and large groups.  I have given presentations in small convention side rooms of 30 and in large halls in front of 1000+.  So far I have given presentations on:

– Action Figure Customization

– The Props of Star Wars

– The Historical Influences of Star Wars

 

– The Religious Influences of Star Wars

 

– The Cinematic Influences of Star Wars

 

– Star Wars and Mythology

 

– Film Analysis of the Star Wars Films

 

– Retrospective on Star Wars Fan Films

 

– Retrospective on Star Wars and Comedy

 

– Dioramas

 

– Sculpting and My Work

If you are interested in having me run a panel/class/or workshop please contact me through this site for availability.

By far, one of the greatest experiences that has come about in my hobby has been my involvement in the Star Wars Celebrations.   Much of that success is due to the hard work and selfless dedication of Frank Diorio who runs the Diorama Workshop.  It has been a pleasure to work alongside him at every Celebration since C2 in Indianapolis back in 2002.  That is 6 Celebrations in all.  Over the years my involvement has grown from volunteer and helper to taking on major builds to co-running it with Frank at Celebration Anaheim.  We have assembled a great group of volunteers and friends that have become more like family over the years.    Alissa, Duke, Mark, Scott, Chris, Pat, John & John to name a few, come back year after years after year.

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To learn more about each Celebration go to each event’s page and the sub-pages for special events at each convention