We’re happy to welcome the UndRground Market to Gulf Coast Maker & Comic Con 2018. Emily Arvidson tells us more about her awesome upcycled art here.
GCMCC: What do you make?
UM: We make Steampunk/Alternative Jewelry and Costume Accessories, using upcycled flatware as our primary media. We also make Custom Cameo Creations, where people choose their components and we make a piece just for them, on the spot.
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Each year, almost since the inception of Gulf Coast Maker Con, USF CONNECT and the Florida High Tech Corridor Council have shown their support for the inventive spirit that fuels our Maker community. This year, they’re joining us again and we’re happy to give them a shout out for their continued support!
We’re happy to be joined by Pinellas STEM Academies at Gulf Coast Maker & Comic Con, this year, showcasing the inventive spirit of Pinellas County youth! Laura Spence, K-12 STEM Specialist for the Pinellas County School District, who will be sharing a workshop at the event, has led the development of 270 after-school STEM Academies, impacting more than 5,400 students. She also hosts an award-winning STEM television series, WPDS Ch14 Science Rocks Pinellas that can be found on YouTube, which highlights STEM concepts and events throughout the state of Florida.
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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 the Panhandle to the Keys,” and bringing the perfect complement of campiness to Gulf Coast Maker & Comic Con on March 24.
and share a bit more about their work uncovering the history behind the state’s creepiest stories and unusual locations.
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