I guess there is something called Bent 2006 going on right now in NYC. I thought about going, but decided against. While the festival does cover a wide variety of interesting topics like 555s, oscillators, SK-1 Midi control, SpeakJet hacking, etc, most of that info is already available on the internet. It would be lovely however to mingle with all the other benders and builders to put some faces with nicknames, but maybe next time. I hope everyone has fun and posts lots of pictures. Blogs of the event are here and here.