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3/19/2018 Member News

2018 Gulf Coast Maker & Comic Con Saturday, March 24

This is a press release from St. Petersburg College. For more information, contact Rita Farlow, Assistant Director, Marketing and Strategic Communications, 727-302-6526 or Marilyn Shaw, Public Relations Specialist, 727-341-4712.

2018 Gulf Coast Maker & Comic Con Saturday, March 24

Come and experience the 2018 Gulf Coast Maker & Comic Con from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 24 at St. Petersburg College’s Seminole Campus, 9200 113th St.

This event is a partnership with the Eureka Factory, Foundation for Community Driven Innovation and St. Petersburg College. They’ve joined forces to bring together two great events - Gulf Coast MakerCon and Pinellas Comic & Maker Con.

The event is free and open to the public, with exciting activities planned for people of all ages and interests.

This experience showcases and supports the innovative and entrepreneurial efforts of area makers across a wide range of fields including: mechanical, electrical, communications, transportation, hardware and software development, heritage crafts and trades, arts, music, gaming, modeling and simulation and STEM initiatives, as well as the art of cosplay, comics, anime, and sci-fi.

There will plenty to see and do, including:

Exhibition Drone Races
Electrathon Car Races
Inventors & Entrepreneurs Showcase
Makers Market Vendors
Young Makers Village
Workshops & Demos
Deconstruction Zone
· Gaming Expo

· Heritage Makers (blacksmiths, weavers, woodworkers)

· Music Makers

· Transportation Exhibits

· Garden Tech & Sustainability

· 21st Century Tech

· Robotics and Mechatronics

· Comic exhibits & costume contests

For more information, contact Chad Mairn at mairn.chad@spcollege.edu or 727-394-6917 or Theresa Willingham at Terri@FFCDI.org or 727-394-6917. Learn more at gulfcoastmakers.com