The Dragonflight gaming convention wants to have an increasing
robotics presence in the next few years. Last year, WAR had an
antweight tournament there that was very well received - not a large
audience, but whenever there was action, a crowd quickly gathered and
gazed in awe, then moved on regretfully to their scheduled games.
Apparently they were very impressed and the whole community
talked about us, because they really want us back, as well as anyone
else who is interested. They are a nonprofit and would like to go
after educational grants.
They have a conference room, and they would like robotics groups to
do presentations, particularly with parts to assemble or bots to
demonstrate. This is an intelligent but naive adult crowd, many of
whom are familiar with computers and programming. There will also be
a permanent display table for publicity. WAR has been asked to do an
antweight tournament on Sunday - perhaps we could work in some mini-
sumo. Presentations would preferably be Saturday for best
attendance, but could be Friday or Sunday as well.
Dragonflight is August 13-15, Friday-Sunday, on campus of Seattle
University. It is a gaming convention - boardgames, computer games,
war games, strategy games. (Our robots are considered "live-action