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Nikola Tesla Energy Independence Celebrations and Conference Happening this Weekend

9 July 2010 by

I tend to shy away from posting non-fandom conventions and conferences here on The Convention Fans Blog, but I decided to make an exception for the Nikola Tesla Energy Independence Celebration and Conference. Why? Well, a lot of science fiction conventions actually have some great hard science programming, which I see gaining popularity every year. That, and this celebration includes Tesla coil demonstrations, contests, music and vendors, some of which may be of interest to the convention going crowd. And did I mention a lot of it was free? Yeah, there’s that.

Dubbed unofficially as “Tesla Fest,” this weekend of sciencey fun includes several activities spread over a few different locations. It is being held in downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The specifics are posted below:

Tesla Birthday Bash – FREE
July 9th , 8 pm -2 am
Independence Visitor Center, 6th & Market Streets

Exhibits, Vendors, and Music – FREE
July 10th , 10 am – 8 pm
Independence Visitor Center and outdoor visitor park area, 6th & Market Streets

Presentations and Lectures – FREE
July 10th , 10 am – 5 pm
Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street

Reception Dinner and Concert featuring The Divine Hand Ensemble – $20
July 10th , 6pm – 11 pm
Arch Street Meeting House
320 Arch Street
(Click here to get tickets)

Scientific Conference – $110
July 10th & 11th , 9 am – 5 pm
Two Liberty Place, 32nd Floor
1601 Chestnut Street
(Click here to get tickets)

Tesla Coil Competition and Exhibition – $20 Registration Fee
July 9th , 6 pm & July 10th , 10 am
Independence Hall outdoor visitor park area, 6th & Market Streets
(Click here for more information on this exhibition – pdf)

For more information and directions, visit www.nikolateslaclub.com.

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