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AutomataCon 2020

A Convention for Automata Enthusiasts

​May 29-31, 2020      Morris Museum    Morristown, New Jersey

More details about our next convention will be coming soon! 

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AutomataCon is a convention for automaton makers, collectors, and enthusiasts.

The goal of the convention is to gather people from around the world to share ideas, build relationships, and grow interest in automata.

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June 4, 2019 - Announcing AutomataCon 2020!

We are pleased to announce that the next AutomataCon will be held May 29-31, 2020 at the Morris Museum in Morristown, New Jersey! More details, including hotel and ticket information, will be coming soon. (The web site currently contains information pertaining to the previous event held in 2018).

May 24, 2018 - Privacy Policy Update

We have added a Privacy Policy page to comply with the European GDPR requirements. By using this web site and purchasing tickets to AutomataCon events, you agree to the terms outlined in the Privacy Policy.

May 24, 2018 - Thank you for making AutomataCon 2018 a success!

Thank you for making AutomataCon 2018 a success! We will be posting photos of the event here and on Facebook soon. 

May 13, 2018 - Attendee Gallery and Schedule Updates

We have made what is likely our final web site updates before the convention. Check out the latest attendees in the Attendee Gallery, as well as the near-final schedule on the Schedule page. The host hotel room block has expired, and the overflow hotel room block will expire on 5/14. See you at the convention!

April 16, 2018 - Overflow Hotel Added

As the host hotel is nearly full, we've added an offiical overflow hotel:

Hyatt House Morristown
194 Park Ave.
Morristown, NJ 07960
Tel- 973-971-0008
To reserve, go to the
 web site or call 866-974-9288 and ask for the AutomataCon group rate of $119/night + taxes.

April 8, 2018 - Updated Schedule

We've filled in some missing content in the schedule.

April 2, 2018 - More Updates to the Attendee Gallery

We've added some great new additions to the Attendee Gallery. Who are you excited to see?

March 17, 2018 - Draft Schedule is Live!

The draft schedule is up on the Schedule page. We have some fantastic programming scheduled for this year's convention. Please check it out!

Feb 17, 2018 - Updates to the Attendee Gallery

Check out the latest updates to the Attendee Gallery, including artists like Tom Haney, Dug North, Brad Litwin, and Alan Conquergood, and Michael and Maria Start from the House of Automata!


Jan 27, 2018 - Exhibitor Applications are Open!

Vendors and Artists can now apply for a table in the exhibition hall on the Exhibitors tab of the web site. Applications close Feb 28, 2018.


Dec 28, 2017 - Attendee Gallery and Panel Submissions are up!

Wa are now accepting proposals for programming at AutomataCon 2018. Please head over to the Schedule page and submit a proposal if you would like to participate as a panelist.

Also, the Attendee Gallery is up showcasing people who have already purchased tickets for the convention and asked to be listed on our web site. Some attendees have provided photos or links to their web sites, so please check them out!



Oct 25, 2017 - Tickets are now on sale!

The next AutomataCon will take place May 18-20, 2018, at the Morris Museum in Morristown, New Jersey! We are still updating the web site to provide more information, so the current content reflects the previous convention from 2016. Check back often for more updates!

AutomataCon 2016 took place at the Morris Museum in Morristown, New Jersey. You can see some of the photos on the Previous Events page.