This will be my 15th year going to NerdFest, I mean DragonCon in Atlanta, GA. I have avoided the Robotics tract over the years because it has always been about Battle type robots that have zero interest for me.
However, I just read that they will be stepping out this year and including some Maker type stuff to include Arduino based animitronics and costume accessories. I am super exceited that they are branching out into stuff that really interests me and I am looking forward to hitting some of these panels.
If you have never been and live anywhere near Atlanta you should consider going. Great times are had by all during the four days of Labor day with 40,000 + attendees including lots of genre Film and TV stars.