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A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

Gallery: Petaluma Rivertown Revival

For the 1st annual Petaluma Rivertown Revival festival at Steamer Landing Park there was a loose river monster (which was later caught … see below), viking ships, SRL robots, Lagunitas, deep-fried pickles, and killer handmade crafts. If you missed it, you really missed out. One more reason to love this crazy-ass town.

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July 24: SRL Robots Coming to Petaluma Rivertown Revival!!!

This’ll be Survival Research Labs‘ first show since moving from their 25 yr home of San Francisco to Petaluma.

Mark Pauline and crew will be showing off two robots—Running Machine and Big Arm—along with “special props”. Do not miss what is already going to be a craz-fun time for peeps, geeks, and families alike.

More info at SRL and The Rivertown Revival.

SATURDAY, JULY 24 ~ 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Steamer Landing Park, Petaluma

Look for Blue Ribbon Salvage, Lagunitas Brewing Company, and even peeps from The Handcar Regatta.

The fest goes on all afternoon, with events on water and several stages on land. Check the full schedule.

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Watch: Torso Cleanup on Aisle 12! Flaming Zombie Pants Push Shopping Cart!

Seen on the U of New Mexico campus in ’93. Students are startlingly unfazed. (Boing Boing / Bits & Pieces)

Perhaps we has shopping at this SRL show?

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Epic: Nike “Chase” Director’s Cut from I Love Dust

This is a great example of getting something more from the work you do for a client. After I Love Dust created this Nike Japan spot with AKQA San Francisco, they started tweaking it for their own portoflio:

“… what was once a 45 second piece featuring a girl dancing turned into a 1:20 epic about a girl-turned-superhero outsmarting an enraged robot through the centre of a Tokyo-inspired Metropolis.”

Soundtrack: Vitalic‘s Repair Machines. Watch Chase on Vimeo. (Thanks, Koxvold)

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Robot: Giant 60ft Gundam Lights Up Tokyo

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First there was the human-sized Gundam. Now, three years later, a life-sized Gundam! Currently towering over Shiokaze Park on Tokyo’s Odaiba Island. It’s the first event of three major events planned for the Gundam 30th Anniversary by toymaker Bandai.

Full story at Weird Asia News. More night pics at Pink Tentacle.

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Pics: RoboGames Beer BBQ Fundraiser at Lagunitas

Beer Bash on the Lagunitas Brewery Floor

Saturday was the RoboGames 2009 fundraiser partay at Lagunitas in Petaluma. The highlight, 2nd to all-you-can-drink beer, was crowd-pleasin’ robot “Beer Bash”; made from a half-keg of, you guessed it, Lagunitas.

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