It’s been a long while since I’ve been out to a convention, so I’m happy to announce that I’ll be attending AutomataCon, which will be held May 18-20 at the Morris Museum in Morristown, NJ. It’s the a convention aimed at collectors, historians, and makers of automata, and based on the reports from the first con, it sounds fascinating and wonderful. I’m looking forward to seeing automata both historical and new, and meeting incredible artists such as Dug North, and John Gaughan.
The convention is also timed to coincide with the museum’s “Curious Characters” exhibit of kinetic art, which looks like a perfect match:
— NJTV News (@NJTVNews) March 19, 2018
Here’s a bit of video from the 2016 convention, to whet your appetite. If you’re in New Jersey, stop by and say hello. It looks like a very family-friendly event.