In 2012 and 2013, we hosted a synth exhibition and swap meet called Synth-O-Mania. It was a total blast, but if you were in attendance or watched the video, you can't even imagine what the revival is going to be like.
Synthomania (now without the hyphens!) is coming back in 2018, and this time, it's all happening at San Antonio's awesome Paper Tiger. Not only is it a swap meet, it's now a concert and a workshop, too. We'll be having some awesome synth performances throughout the event, culminating in a Gary Numan performance - part of his Second Savage tour, with Nightmare Air opening! Full Synthomania lineup TBA.
We're also planning a DIY workshop, where participants can build an electronic gizmo. A nominal fee will be charged to cover materials. Gizmo TBA.
On display at this event will be synth collections from Syntaur and our Austin friends Switched On. If you've got a synth you're willing to trade, you may want to load it in the car before you swing by (or make us an offer ahead of time). A vast array of synths will be plugged in so you can demo them to your heart's content, and take home the ones you like.
Aside from the optional DIY workshop and the Gary Numan show ($25 advance tickets, $28 at the door), the event is free, so get ready to synth your soul off! It's all going down Saturday, September 8 starting at 3 PM.