A lifetime of self-taught work, and like many model rocketeers, these events were taken to heart. Enough whimpering. Here's a shot of me in my first parade, which was pirate-themed, but I always carry a modroc. Arrr!
That sounds like it. Remembers the lander being a composite of a Gemini capsule and mini-LM descent stage. Definitely a one-way ticket ride to the lunar surface, as long as you landed in a relatively clear area.
Gawd, I hope not. There was a huge pink anime cat at the con, but I think she'd bounce a bit.
Maybe you're referring to that bothersome lion (Naburu--I think). Lucky Dog (red like Clifford) and Wildfox (in Lions NFL jersey) both dogpiled on him. I pretty much got on well with the crowd. They said Awww! when I was called out.
When not playing games, I wandered about the con with my non-flightworthy 1:5 scale IQSY Tomahawk generating interest. I was helping to promote the hobby and my character proved to be a great fit.
Last month I made a number of appearances during the CAP Great Lakes Region Summer Encampment as the model rocketry course mascot. The event took place the very week of the Apollo 11 mission's 40th anniversary. I did my best to mark the occassion. Here I am during the cadet graduation party at week's end.
The rocket is a wrecked Aerotech HV ARCAS which I did "Air Guitar" with. Strummed the fins off that beast.