Come out to California for ComBots Cup, and watch robots smash each other to bits

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Want to see a bunch of DiY robots smash each other up in a series of competitive fights? Then you need to come out to California for the ComBots Cup - as an io9 reader, you even get a discount!

David Calkins, who co-organizes the event with Simone Davalos, writes in to tell us more:

ComBots invites all io9 readers to discounted tickets to "ComBots Cup V", the fifth annual heavyweight robot combat championship. This event highlights the best combat robot teams in America and their 220 pound flame-throwing, blade-spinning, titanium shearing robots of destruction! This year's event is Saturday/Sunday, October 23-24th from 2-7pm at the San Mateo Event Center.

Whether you're a sports fan or techno geek, ComBots puts on the best robot events in the world! If you missed seeing fighting robots at Maker Faire this year, or are longing for RoboGames, here's your chance to see them again. Full details at the ComBots site.


ComBots is pleased to offer i09 readers a 20% discount on ticket prices (adults normally $20, kids $15). Coupon is only valid for advanced purchases until Oct 20th. Buy tickets at and use the coupon code below for your discount when you check-out!

Special io9 discount code: i09-tk423