Meet the Fan Maker: The James Bond Fan Maker

Matt Sherman is a big fan of James Bond, so much so that he runs Bond Fan Events, and also makes related props and costumes.  Check out his story and see what he’s bringing to Gulf Coast Maker & Comic Con 2018!

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Meet the Food & Drink Maker: Waypoint 6 Tavern and Geekery

We’re happy to be joined by the one and only Geek nation eatery and tavern in Tampa Bay: Waypoint 6, owned and operated by Kevin Daniels.  Kevin will be sharing his insights as one of our GCMCC Presenters at 11 am in UP 158, in his Burgers and Blades: Nerds in business talk . We asked Kevin to tell us a bit more about what he does and why.
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Tampa Bay Area Cosplayers and Costumers Hosts GCMCC Costume Competition!

Tampa Bay Area Cosplayers and Costumers will be hosting the Gulf Coast Maker & Comic Con Costume Competition at 4pm at the St. Petersburg College-Seminole Campus Digitorium!

All Cosplayers of all ages and skills are welcome to enter but space is limited. Get your registration form at the welcome table on Saturday, or download it here and bring the completed form with you when you arrive.

All entrants should be at the Digitorium and ready to go on stage at 3:45pm.  Read on for details!

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Meet the Maker: Tangible Labs

Another legacy exhibitor, Tangible Labs , of St. Pete, has been a fixture at both Gulf Coast MakerCon and Pinellas Comic and Maker Con since the beginning, and joins us again this year for Gulf Coast Maker & Comic Con 2018!  Mo Eppley shares more!

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Make the Makers: Sumo BrickBots

We’ll have a variety of robots and autonomous machines on display and operating at Gulf Coast Maker & Comic Con, and some interactive opportunities, too, like Sumo BrickBots!

Sumo BrickBots is an outreach activity of the Porygon Programmers, a FIRST LEGO League team coached by Eric Brosch with mentor Bill McCoin. This spring, the team is headed to FIRST LEGO League state competition in St. Augustine and an international competition at the University of Arkansas. In the fall, they will participate in FIRST Tech Challenge.  Eric tells us more about Sumo BrickBots here.

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