The following letter was sent out to the BattleBots contestants on 8/13/00:
AN ANNOUNCEMENT FROM BATTLEBOTS
THE NEXT EVENT:
BattleBot Builders - We wanted to let you know that we are planning the next BattleBots event for November 17-19 in Las Vegas. While this event is as yet unconfirmed and subject to change, we wanted to give you as much lead time as possible. Official confirmation and event details should be made available soon.
- This event will include all four weight classes
- This event will be televised for the NEXT 13 Comedy Central episodes
- Comedy Central plans to use robots from all four weight classes
Entry Forms will be made available on-line when the event date is finalized. We will also issue an additional mass email at that time specifying event dates, location, entry procedures for veterans and newcomers, any new or updated rules, and entry limitations/qualifications. This information will also be available on our website at http://www.battlebots.com.
BATTLEBOTS SERIES TO AIR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23RD:
The Comedy Central BattleBots series begins Wednesday, August 23rd with a half hour promotional special at 10:30 PM (after South Park) and repeating on Saturday, Aug 26 @ 10:00 AM, 5:00 PM & 11:00 PM, Sunday, Aug 27 @ 11:30 AM, Monday, Aug 28 @ 1:00 AM and Wednesday, Aug 30 @ 3:30 PM (all times PST)
The series proper will continue Wednesdays at 10:30 PM (after South Park) with repeats Saturday at 5:00 PM and 11:00 PM. For more info check out http://www.comedycentral.com/bots/
We've seen the first episode and like it very much. The show is entertaining and funny while not detracting from the seriousness of the sport or the efforts made by the builders. Let us know what you think once the series premieres.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL BATTLEBOTS COMPETITORS:
BattleBots Competitors, soon you should be receiving a letter by post mail outlining royalties payments to be made for broadcast appearances, video sales, etc. This letter will contain important tax documents that must be return to BattleBots Inc. Your cooperation in returning these documents as soon as possible will be greatly appreciated.