Category Archives: Heritage

Meet the Makers: Florida Society of Goldsmiths

We’re looking forward to the Florida Society of Goldsmiths inaugural visit to  Gulf Coast Maker & Comic Con!   The Florida Society of Goldsmiths (FSG) is a not-for-profit organization with chapters covering the state of Florida. FSG was created by metalsmiths to … Continue reading

Posted in Handcraft, Heritage, Jewelery, MakerCon, Makers, Makers Festival, Metalsmith | Tagged , , ,

Meet the Maker: Eerie Florida

We all know about Florida Man, of course, and Carl Haissen , Tim Dorsey and Dave Barry do an excellent job parodying Florida’s unique legacy of weirdness.  But here in Tampa Bay, we’ve got Eerie Florida, sharing “Chilling Tales from … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Books, Heritage, Makers | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Gulf Coast MakerCon 2016 Program Now Online!

Our 2016 Gulf Coast MakerCon event program is now available for your browsing – and downloading – pleasure! See the event layout, and check out our great list of exhibitors by booth number in the program or in this separate … Continue reading

Posted in Contests, Cosplay, Costuming, DIY, Drones, Gaming, Gulf Coast MakerCon, Gulf Coast Makers Festival, Handcraft, Heritage, inventors, jewelry, MakerCon, Makers, Makers Festival, Makerspace, Robotics, steampunk, Upcycling, Young Makers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

Meet the Maker: Phil Kunze, of PMK Woodworking

One of our new Makers this year is Phil Kunze, of PMK Woodworking.  Phil is pretty passionate about his trade and we’re excited that he’s bringing his fine craftsmanship to Gulf Coast MakerCon 2016.  Here’s what he had to say … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Gulf Coast MakerCon, Gulf Coast Makers Festival, Handcraft, Heritage, MakerCon, Makers | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Meet the Maker: Ellie Willingham of Frontier Furs

Joining us again this year is heritage crafter, Ellie Willingham, of Frontier Furs.  She reminds us that the first makers were those who crafted items from the natural world to make clothing, utilitarian accessories like bags and blankets, as well as art. … Continue reading

Posted in Gulf Coast MakerCon, Gulf Coast Makers Festival, Handcraft, Heritage, Makers | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,