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Robot Combat Panel at the Open Sauce Convention; Fans Interacting with Bots.
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PHOTOS AVAILABLE: BATTLEBOTS HOSTS ROBOT COMBAT PANEL AT OPEN SAUCE CONVENTION
On Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16, BattleBots, the hit television series and world leader in the fast-growing sport of robot fighting, attended the Open Sauce convention in San Francisco, California, where they hosted an enthralling robot combat panel and interacted with fans.
Moderated by “The Bot Whisperer” Peter Abrahamson, the panel included BattleBots co-founder Greg Munson, bot builders from the TV show and a representative from the National Havoc Robot League (NHRL). The audience included hundreds of engaged fans asking questions about robot fighting sports.
The two-day event also featured interactive exhibits, the latest in maker technology, other panels and workshops. BattleBots fans and YouTube content creators also received the unique opportunity to interact with bots and bot makers from the TV series at the convention.
ABOUT BATTLEBOTS: DESTRUCT-A-THON
“BATTLEBOTS: DESTRUCT-A-THON” is the live experience inspired by the drama, action and destruction of the TV series, condensed into an intense, fast-moving, 75-minute theater show. All the fights that take place during “BATTLEBOTS: DESTRUCT-A-THON” are real, and no one—not even the drivers—know which robot will be victorious each night. Each show is full of shocks, surprises and the kind of robot carnage for which BattleBots is famous. Each show consists of five to six one-on-one robot battles—the results of which are not only unpredictable but also sure to be chock full of surprises as the bots and their weapons—such as deadly spinning blades that can slice through steel like butter and flame throwers that can shoot fire six feet into the air—take over the arena. Guests can also marvel at the spectacle of 300-pound robots—the weight of an NFL lineman—or parts of robots soaring more than 16 feet in the air. DESTRUCT-A-THON” robots include many of the most famous which have delighted millions of fans all over the world. With names such as Witch Doctor, Kraken, Mammoth, HyperShock, Ginsu, Malice, Nightmare, Overkill, Tazbot and Whiplash – the lineup also includes new robots created specifically for the live show. Las Vegas audiences will have the unparalleled chance to see new robots, Chopper and Diablo, before they are featured on the TV series.
BattleBots is the world leader in the fast-growing sport of robot fighting. For more than 20 years, BattleBots has brought its unique mix of metal mayhem, flames, explosions and high drama to its passionate fans around the world. Created by Edward (Trey) Roski and Greg Munson and now seen in over 150 countries, the sport has over 10 million followers on social media, as well as tens of millions of television viewers. For more information, go to www.battlebots.com, or follow on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
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