Sorry for the late notice, but I just got the word. A long list of manufacturers of synthesizers and other electronic music production tools are presenting Knobcon, a weekend geek-out for synthesizer afficianodos. Hands-on demos of modern and vintage instruments, boutique trade show with designers demonstrating and selling their gear, performances, and build-it-yourself workshops where you can learn workbench skills including soldering, and actually build something useful.
Admission for the full weekend is $35, with separate kit fees for the build-it-yourself workshops.
If you’re into electronic-based or experimental music and the tools used to create it, particularly if you’re in the Chicago area, this is the place for you this weekend.
Location:The Hyatt Regency Schaumburg
Schedule: Party with performances Friday, exhibits and workshops 10-6 on Saturday and 10-5 on Sunday
Full details at the Knobcon web site