|Group shot in front of the raffle car. Picture by Kevin Abato
We spent the morning and afternoon at Downtown Disney. This time, we hit the shops and Planet Hollywood for lunch. The convention pretty much starts this afternoon. There were about a dozen guest speakers, including myself, giving presentations on all things DeLorean and Back to the Future related.
|By late afternoon, the crew had brought in around 40 cars
|Stephen Clark of BTTF.com
|Finally got my picture taken with Bob Gale
|Finally a picture with Don and Nancy
|The raffle car
|Production Illustrator, Andrew Probert
|Shawn Kerkhoff and Donald Fullilove
Oliver and Terry Holler discussed their Time Machine that was featured in an ad campaign for Garbarino, an electronics store in Argentina. Christopher Lloyd reprized his role as Doc Brown for these viral ads.
Then there was this guy.
|Holding up my Hot Wheels DeLorean
- A brief history on the relationship between Hot Wheels and the original DeLorean Motor Company.
- Story of the almost Hot Wheels DeLorean, released as Turismo after slight modification to the casting.
- My responsibilities at work
- How I finally got the DeLorean into the Hot Wheels line up
- Process of how I made the DeLorean
- Summary of the different versions, including the Back to the Future Time Machine
- Mattel Hoverboard and my involvement on the project
- Sneak peeks that were exclusive to DCS 2012
- Q & A session
Yeah, I covered a lot. You can see how I went over. As you can tell from reading my posts, I am not the best at communication. Things get a little harder when there are 300-400 people in the audience, plus video cameras pointing at you. A lot of pressure when you are representing a big company like Mattel.
After my long-winded portion, there were a handful of other speakers, including Stephen Wynne, who spoke about how he acquired the parts and the name for DeLorean Motor Company. Tony Ierardi talked about his involvement with Proto-1 and the promise that it will always be preserved and part of the DeLorean community.
Going back in time, there were two presenters that spoke about their time with the original DeLorean Motor Company. Mike Knepper and Nick Sutton gave us some interesting historical information. They probably could have had more time, but some idiot was talking about toys and went over his time limit.
Back to the Future Special Effect Supervior, Kevin Pike talked about his experiences in working on the movies.
|Photo with Kathryn, with Danny (DMC-CA) in the back.
End of a long day, and there is another day to go. Luckily, I will not have to talk in front of hundreds of people and cameras, tomorrow. I can fake one-on-one conversation, but winging it on stage is another thing.
Go to Part I
To Be Concluded...