Archive | January, 2014

Beating the Drum for Gulf Coast MakerCon

28 Jan

LI4E Volunteer and Maker Extraordinaire, Chuck Stephens, is making some noise for Gulf Coast MakerCon 2014. Check it out!

Welcome Awesome Makers!

27 Jan

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USF RIGOur Gulf Coast MakerCon 2014 line up is taking shape and it’s a beautiful synchronicity of creativity!

We’re delighted to welcome

You can find our full – and growing! – list of  Makers on our Makers page , and check out our great Event Partners, too!

 Early bird tickets are on sale through February 28th !

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International Tabletop Day @ Gulf Coast MakerCon, April 5th!

22 Jan

suncoast skirmishersLove tabletop games like cards, board games, dice games, tabletop RPGs?  So do we! That’s why we were delighted to learn that International TableTop Day is the first day of our thumbs_tabletopday2014_600x500 Gulf Coast MakerCon event this year!  So, in collaboration with Suncoast Skirmishers,  we decided to incorporate a Tabletop Day event into our Maker festival.

Inspired by the Wil Wheaton (yes, THAT Wil Wheaton) hosted YouTube gaming show TableTop  on the Geek & Sundry entertainment network, Tabletop Day is a celebration for all the fans of tabletop gaming.  “A single day where the whole world is brought together in a common purpose of spending time together and having fun. “

We think it’s a perfect complement to our weekend celebration of the DIY Inventive Spirit! So if you love to play tabletop games, or love to make them, join in with us Saturday, April 5th, in our Tabletop Day corner, in our Gaming section at Gulf Coast MakerCon! Bring your own games or play some of ours! Suncoast Skirmishers will have some great games set up for you to learn about and enjoy.

Early Bird registration runs through Feb. 28th and is just $30 for a Family/Friend 4 pack  of tickets, or $15 per person, for both days.

Individual advanced tickets for children ages 5-12 are just $8 for both days. Children under age 5 are free!

Ticket costs at the gate, the day of the event, will be $15/day adults (13+); $8/day for kids ages 5-12.  So get your Early Bird tickets soon. We’ll  Make Your Day!

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Gulf Coast MakerCon Inventors Showcase & More!

10 Jan

Make Your WeekendLI4Es Gulf Coast MakerCon 2014 will feature festivals within our festival, with a Youth Maker Festival, Robotics competitions and exhibits, and a Florida Inventors Showcase, hosted in collaboration with the Tampa Bay Inventors Council, one of our event partners.

Want to be part of the Showcase?  Include “Inventors Showcase” in the comments section of your Makers application here .  

We’re also looking for educational and commercial exhibitors who can showcase the celebratory spirit of innovation and inventiveness. We’re looking for Makers who provide interesting, interactive, and engaging experiences and innovative waresthat can help educate, inspire and motivate event goers to become active and empowered makers in their own lives.

Individuals as well as groups such as hobbyist clubs and schools are welcome to apply to exhibit. Here’s some of what we’re looking for:apply button

  • Student Projects
  • Music Performance and Participation
  • 3D Printers and CNC Mill
  • Heritage crafts and trades
  • Green Tech
  • Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems
  • Electronics
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Biology/Biotech and Chemistry Projects
  • Food and Beverage Makers
  • Bicycle tech
  • Shelter (Tents, Domes, etc.)
  • Unusual Tools or Machines and much more!

eventbrite buttonEarlybird registration runs through Feb. 28th and is just $30 for a Family/Friend 4 pack or $15 per person, for both days. Individual advanced tickets for children ages 5-12 are just $8 for both days. Children under age 5 are free!  Ticket costs at the gate, the day of the event, will be $15/day adults (13+); $8/day for kids ages 5-12.

 

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