Solarbotics at Calgary Entertainment Exp...

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April 28, 2014

Well, we survived the battlefield of 2014 Calgary Entertainment Expo with no human, animal or machinery losses (although with an apparent vocabulary shift towards geekery). In any case, running a double booth was a lot of fun and a lot of work, which makes it satisfying and tiring at the same time. And educating: we've learned that the Golem, one of our centerpieces and creation of Shannon Chappell, was not only a sculpture and a costume, but also a landmark ("Meet you at the Golem!" type of thing).

 

The show is getting bigger and crazier every year, and there's a lot of interesting costumes and wares to see. All in all, it's a place full of people passionate about cool and sometimes weird stuff, which you can find more of at our Flickr stream:

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