A worldwide convention of air conditioning and cooling systems is set to befall Melbourne over the weekend, with “record numbers set to arrive for the best convention yet.” The annual Coolcon, held in a different city every year, is to be held in Australia’s own capital of cool, Melbourne, from the 12th to the 14th. Boasting “the coolest collection of air con and cooling related products this side of a split system”, the event is expected to attracted experts and enthusiasts from all across the country.
“This year will be the biggest one yet,” said organiser Peter Aldridge. “We are going all out with the large scale replica, in the large main dome.” Air conditioning vendors and repairers will take to the stage this year to show off their skills. Previews of new methods of airflow, as well as a new fan types will also make their Australian debut at Coolcon. Among the list of premiers is “a practical approach to air conditioning in Melbourne, with a demonstration, live, by some of the best and most dedicated experts this country has ever seen.”
Early press previews have marvelled at the “incredibly life-like replica in the dome; it was like I could just touch it,” as well as the live demonstration in Melbourne of air conditioner servicing. “I had always wanted to know how they do it, and to see it up on the big screen is a boyhood dream come true,” stated art critic Arthur Dayne.
The main event, featuring demonstrations by leading experts, is set to take place on the opening night of coolcon. This the fifth anniversary of Coolcon and organisers are pulling out all the stops to make it the best one yet. According to Aldridge. “We want to open on something huge and splashy that the cool people on this city can get behind, and that the air conditioning community based in Melbourne will be able to rally behind.”