A note for those of you in the Atlanta area on Labor Day weekend: I'll be appearing at two events as part of the Dragon*Con, largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe.
Some of you may know that I used to be director of the Robotics Track at Dragon*Con. In the years since I've left to dedicate more time to Big Blue Saw, the current director, Valerie Macht, has expanded the focus of this track to include more events for makers of all kinds, not just robot builders.
I'm excited to be appearing with two friends of mine whom I admire not only for their building prowess, but also for their wit and charm: famed special effects artist Peter Abrahamson and mad genius Charles Guan of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. We'll be conducting a discussion panel entitled Digital Fabrication, Laser and Waterjet Cutting. This takes place on Saturday, September 1 at 11:30 AM in the Savannah Rooms 1-3 of the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel. We'll be talking about Big Blue Saw, giving demonstrations, showing off parts, answering questions, and even giving away a few freebies.
Also, on Monday, September 3 (Labor Day), I'll be competing in Robot Battles 44 with my robot Jaws at the Hyatt Regency VI-VII Ballroom. Most of Jaws's custom parts were made using Big Blue Saw.
I look forward to seeing you there.