Dragoncon is a multi genre event with something for just about everyone and not always about cosplay. Well Robocop here might beg to differ but who has the nerve to argue a point with him?
There were also robots there. I only saw these two fully functioning robots from the Star Wars universe although there surely had to have been a K-9 from Doctor Who there somewhere. What was humorous about R2D2 here pulling up to have a “seat” with the humans is that he was there to watch Battlebots. Somehow that felt a bit odd.
The battlebots were ranked by weight from 12 pounds on up; not sure what the largest category was as we had to leave for another event. Unlike battlebots you may have seen on television, these mostly grabbed and shoved each other until they fell off the stage. No flame throwers or chainsaws were allowed. One bot that normally had a machete protruding from its front for this event replaced it with a pool noodle. I don’t recall the name of the first bot here but the second one with his handlers is named Dandelions Revenge. They said they were there for comic relief 🙂
Here is a video of one battle featuring Dandelions Revenge.