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Compiled by William Gurstelle
Our favorite events from
around the world.
Sept. 10–12, Odense, Denmark
More than 20,000 people visit
RoboDays to interact with playful,
instructive, and interactive robots
from all over the world. From singing
robotic flowers to Blubber Bots (see
MAKE, Volume 12), RoboDays has
something for everybody. robodays.dk
Sept. 4–7, Atlanta, Ga.
The largest multimedia, popular
culture convention in the USA
focusing on geek life! Programs
include science fiction, fantasy,
gaming, computers, robotics, and
space science. dragoncon.org
>> BALLS 18
Oct. 2–4, Black Rock Desert, Nev.
Watch the best and brightest in
the world of amateur rocketry
demonstrate their ability to build
and launch the largest nonprofessional rockets seen anywhere.
>> Electronic Music Midwest
Nov. 5–7, Kansas City, Kan.
Composers from around the
world visit the EMM Festival to
share their music. Electronic
music artists will perform short
concerts representing a wide
variety of music and media.
>> Gas Engine and Antique
Sept. 19–20, Portland, Ore.
GEARS caters to model engineers
and home machinists. Scale-
model steamships, engines, and
other handmade mechanical
creations are displayed and
>> Red Bull Soapbox Race
Sept. 26, Los Angeles
soapbox dream machines
compete against the clock.
>> Science Days
Oct. 15–17, Rust, Germany
Take part in workshops, hands-on
experiments, science shows, and
more. This year’s focus is on
space travel and climate change.
>> California Hot Rod Reunion
Oct. 16–18, Bakersfield, Calif.
Makers of an automotive bent will
love CHRR, featuring hundreds of
street rods, custom, and muscle
cars. There’s also a swap meet, a
Manufacturers Midway, and “lots
of celebrities.” museum.nhra.com
>> Aviation Nation
Nov. 14–15, Las Vegas
The official air show of the U.S.
Air Force, this huge event at
Nellis AFB is an unconstrained
celebration of aviation technology. Flying exhibits include the
Thunderbirds air demonstration
squadron and the top-of-the-line
F- 22 Raptor fighter plane.
>> Working Waterfront Festival
Sept. 26–27, New Bedford, Mass.
America’s largest commercial
fishing port invites visitors to
explore boats, mend nets, and
watch cooking demonstrations.
>> Bridge Day Festival
Oct. 17, Fayetteville, W. Va.
Watch expert rappellers and para-
chutists jump off the 876-foot-
high New River Gorge Bridge. Ride
the zip line 700 feet down to the
road below. officialbridgeday.com
IMPORTANT: All times, dates, locations,
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