Category Archives: Heritage

Gulf Coast MakerCon 2015 Program Now Online

Gulf Coast MakerCon 2015 promises to be our biggest and best event yet, and a sign of things to come, as our Maker community continues to grow and connect.   Check out our 2015 event program and start planning how … Continue reading

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Meet the Maker: Gypsy’s Weavings

We’ve got a diverse community of artists and crafters represented at Gulf Coast MakerCon this year, among them Gypsy’s Weavings, makers of hand crafted chainmaille jewelry.  We asked them to tell us more about their work and what they’re bringing to … Continue reading

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Gulf Coast MakerCon 2015: Fighting Robots, 3D Printing, Handcrafts, Inventions, Gaming & More!

In just one week, on April 18th  at 9am at the  Florida State Fairgrounds Florida Center, Gulf Coast MakerCon will open its doors for our 4th Annual Celebration of the DIY Inventive Spirit! We’ll have more than 75 exhibitors representing a wide diversity … Continue reading

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Make the Maker: J Kent, Maker of Mabel the T-Rex Skull and a Mean Cream of Mushroom Soup

We have some amazing Makers of the Arts this year, among them J Kent, whose diverse talents, interests and passions will be made manifest through his lifesize cardboard sculpture of Mabel the T-Rex Skull, among other things.  J Kent has … Continue reading

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Gulf Coast MakerCon 2015 is Making it BIG!

Gulf Coast MakerCon 2015 is more than twice as big as our 2014 event, featuring  more than 75 Maker groups representing a wide diversity of interests, skills, hobbies, trades and professions ranging from textile and other heritage crafters, to amateur radio, inventors and … Continue reading

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Meet the Maker: Toni Gilliard, of Eighty5 Apparel

It’s easy to lose sight of the fact that the first “makers” were handcrafters, people who took – and still take! – raw materials and turned them into tools, shelter,  clothing, and decorative items.  Crocheting is one of those handcrafts … Continue reading

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Meet the Maker: Ellie Willingham, of Frontier Furs

Ellie Willingham joined us last year, making quite an impression with her heritage craft exhibit.  She’s back again this year, with new work and fresh insights for those who think a maker festival is all about high tech.  The first … Continue reading

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