The Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 52: At the Con. This week we celebrate anniversaries, 2 years of podcasting and 30 years of Dragon*con. We braved the record crowd of 77000, dodged Storm troopers and hobbits, and even crossed the food court to bring you a new episode recorded live at Dragon*con. We also recorded a few interviews. In Science we talk to Trey Roski and Greg Munson, the founders of BattleBots, about the origins of fighting robots and what the future of the sport looks like. In Blowing Smoke we talk to world renowned author, Michael A Stackpole, about what it takes to be a writer and creating characters in the original Star Wars expanded universe. We also review the Perdomo Lot 23 and Wells Brewing Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale.