My good friend Brad miraculously completed a project he's been working on for a year. Brad built a prototype R5 droid in memory of our son Paul. He named it R5-PQ and used Paul's favorite colors. Paul was with us at MegaCon in 2007 and I'm sure he would be honored from all the hard work Brad poured into this project. It's just amazing to me that he finished it on time. Brad is an AMAZING builder.
I consider the promoters of MegaCon friends of ours and when they found out what Brad was doing they asked if they could print a writeup of Brad's project in the MegaCon program which is pretty cool to Yvonne and me.
But on another note ... I don't know why people are uncomfortable with the fact that a droid was built in honor of our son. Pictures were posted by someone on the R2 forum about R5-PQ and there was not a single response. I have to be honest, that bothers me. It's something that was built by Brad to honor Paul. I think it's one of the nicest things someone could do. I only mentioned Brad's project once before on the R2 forum when I announced MegaCon and got the same zilch response. Must be too heavy of a subject for most people. But it is what it is.