Build Fight Fun! at InfinitiCon Tallahassee

Presented By buildfightfun

Tallahassee, FL, US

July 8 - July 9, 2023

Event Information

Organizer: buildfightfun
Location: 505 W Pensacola St
Tallahassee, FL 32301
US

Get Directions
Starts: Jul 8, 2023
Ends: Jul 9, 2023
Website: https://www.infinitycon.com/tally

Registration

Starts: Apr 17, 2023 14:04 UTC
Ends: Jun 30, 2023 14:06 UTC
Waiting List: Allowed
Entry Fees: Fee per robot (See class list)

Event Organizers


Brian Boatright
Event Organizer

Matthew Heston
Stream Director

Alex Thompson
Merchandise Manager

Michael Heston
Art Director
John Flaacke IV
Safety Officer

Robot Classes / Competitions

Category Robot Class Maximum
Capacity
Currently
Registered
Waiting
List
Entry
Fee
Pit Crew
Allowed
Combat 1 lb - Antweight 20 12 Robots None 20.00 USD 4 Per Robot
Combat Plastic Ant 20 4 Robots None 20.00 USD 4 Per Robot
Combat 3 lb - Beetleweight 20 8 Robots None 20.00 USD 4 Per Robot

Event Description

Build Fight Fun! at Infinity Con Tallahassee

Build Fight Fun is excited to hold our first combat robot event at the annual Infinity Con on July 8th and 9th in Tallahassee Florida! This event is open to all builders of any experience level!

About InfinityCon Tallahassee

Infinity Con focuses on artists and creators of major and independent comic books, video & tabletop gaming, anime, with events & entertainment for all ages scheduled throughout the weekend. We create a place where attendees can shop, learn, be entertained, and come together to celebrate the pop culture they love. We aim to entertain & inspire dreamers and creators of all ages!

VENUE TICKETS FOR BUILDERS AND SPECTATORS

AREA HOTELS

Each Team registered for the event will have up to four (4) two-day event tickets included. If you have only 2 robots registered but have 5 crew, you will receive 4 tickets but need to buy the additional ticket. If you have 6 robots registered you will receive 6 tickets. 

https://www.infinitycon.com/tally/tickets

While convention passes will be available day-of the event, tournament registration ends on Friday , June 30th at 11:59PM EDT.

Keep in mind that tickets are non-refundable, as described on the convention's website linked above.

Tournament Info

  • Weight Classes:
    • Ant (limit 20 with waitlist) (Day 1 Only, Full Bracket)
    • Plastic Ant (limit 20 with waitlist) (Day 2 Only, Full Bracket)
    • Beetle (limit 20 with waitlist) (Day 1 & 2, Finals on Day 2)
  • Each match will be 2 minutes except the semi-finals and finals which will be 3 minutes
  • *Each bot per class must have a dedicated driver, you cannot enter two bots in the same class with the same driver.
    • You can enter and drive more than one bot and they will be put into different qualification groups. if both or all make it to finals and they are in same match, you need to choose another driver or withdraw/tap out one of the bots. 

      Because we do not have a wait list a week out. We can allow builders to enter more than one robot per weight class. There are some issues with this obviously if more than one of your robots make it to finals in same weight class. Also we will continue to stay on a tight timeline for matches. If you cannot get your robot ready in time, that match will have to forfeit. This is more of an issue in finals than qualifications. Every effort will be made to allow for repairs up to the point it delays the overall event. We must be done by 4pm on Sunday. 
  • Pre-Event email will have any more specific instructions.
  • Arena Size and Construction
    • 8ft x 8ft Square Arena
    • Clear Double 1/4" Polycarbonate Walls
    • Floor is MDF with thick paint and grit for grip

Event and Prize Pool is Sponsored By Build Fight Fun!

Combat Robotics for Everyone!

We will award a trophy for each Class for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place and also pay out 50/40/10% from registration fees per class.

Example: if the total registered and paid is $200 for the Antweight Class, 1st place will receive $100, 2nd $80, and 3rd $20

*Individual prize amounts to be determined based on competitors in each class. 

Bot Photos

We ask each competitor to upload a render or ideally an actual photo of your robot to the event website. We also ask that after passing safety you allow us to take a photo of your bot at our photo booth. Robots registered with no render or photo may be bumped for those who have one.

Rules

  • We’ll be following the SPARC ruleset with the following points of emphasis:
  • No fire weapons
  • No entanglements
  • Robots with active weapons must only be activated inside an arena! (This is rule #1! You will be disqualified immediately and receive NO refund of fees if you break this rule!)
  • Robots with active weapons must only be activated inside an arena! (This is rule #1! You will be disqualified immediately and receive NO refund of fees if you break this rule!)
  • All Lipo batteries must be in a LiPo bag while charging. -- Bring your own power strips.
  • Tapouts are allowed
  • Exposed batteries are automatic forfeits (tap out)
  • One unstick per fight (if you become unintentionally stuck)
  • Match length: TBD day of event, will be either 2 or 3 minutes depending fight volume
  • Robots may be disqualified at any time at the event organizer’s discretion.
  • Most Important Rule - **HAVE FUN**

VOLUNTEERS WELCOME!

We're happy to have any available volunteers help with the event. If you have family/friends coming that aren't fond of sitting in the pits all day playing games on their phone we can always use help.  Pit Runners, Judges, Safety, and possibly announcers.

Want a free ticket to the event and have at least 4 hours to volunteer?

Each 4 hour shift earns a day pass, volunteers for the morning shift and spends the afternoon enjoying the rest of the event. Work the evening shift on Saturday and spend Sunday enjoying the event.

Sorry but you cannot volunteer Saturday or Sunday afternoon and have access to the event that morning.

 

Volunteers also get a free Build Fight Fun! shirt  

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS 

  • Builder Attendant (Pit Runners) (need 1 per 3 hour shift, 6 for tournement)
    • help keep the builder pit area clean and clutter free. You may also help communicating between arena control and builders about schedule of fights and delays
    • anyone 10+ can do this job and it is a great way to help your fellow builders and friends
  • Arena Attendant (need 1 per 3 hour shift, 6 for tournement)
    • Usher builders in and out of the arena with their robot
    • Keep the arena floor and surrounding area clean and clutter free and ready for next fight
    • anyone 10+ can do this job and it is a great way to help your fellow builders and friends
  • Judge (1-3 per day)
    • We need at least one judge, ideally 3. No experience needed but you will be briefed on basic judging criteria and expected to do your best 🙂 You cannot have a friend or family member competition.
    • anyone 10+ can do this job and it is a great way to help your fellow builders and friends
  • Stream Assistant / Associate Producer (1 per day)
    • Knowledge required but no experience needed. You will help run the video switcher (pushing buttons) and make sure the event stream is running on Twitch, Facebook, and YouTube. 4 Hour Shifts.
    • anyone 12+ can do this job and it is a great way to help your fellow builders and friends

We appreciate any help you can provide. Use this Link to Apply for Volunteer Positions

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