GULF COAST MAKERCON

Eureka! Factory co-produces, with St. Petersburg College-Seminole Campus,  the biggest and best community maker festival on Florida’s west coast. From managing the venue, utilities, and site details, to curating the exhibitors, vendors, and performers, Eureka! Factory does it all. We are especially grateful for the help of our talented group of associates that take on the tasks of handling details in their areas of expertise. GULF COAST MAKER & COMIC CON draws makers and exhibitors from across Florida who share the joy of creativity, the challenges, and the stories.

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science

Exhibitors have brought fascinating and intriguing displays of scientific wonders. From unexpected chemical reactions to roller coaster physics and life size models of dinosaur skeletons, these creations are sure to awe and amaze!

art

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so be prepared to behold gorgeous collections of art created by the makers, and placed on display for your inspiration, enjoyment, or purchase. Painting, sculpture, fine art, even applied art grace the artists alley.

entertainment

What would an event be without music, song, and dance. But we don’t just pipe it in. We make it on the spot, fresh from the creative music, song, and dance makers themselves. Make it fun, make it memorable, and sing loud it at Gulf Coast Maker & Comic Con.

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ROBOT BATTLES

Stunning faceoffs between mega rivals. Action packed Robotic Combat as these heavy beasts vie for victory, tearing into each other like gladiators as they struggle to survive. Not to be out done, the tiny ‘bots get into the action too!

GAMING & ACTIVITIES

Play Games, Help Kids – Gamers on the Edge sets up the amazing gaming area where adults, children, families and friends can all have an exciting time together as they help raise funds to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

ELECTRIC CAR RACES

How far can racing go? Racing at speeds only an electrical engineer can appreciate, these mighty chariots compete for distance over time in these finely tuned electric race cars.
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AVIATION, ROCKETS & DRONES

Make it fun, make it fast, and MAKE IT FLY! All mannor of gravity defying things make their way to the booths and skys over GC Maker & Comic Con. From RC, to multirotor, to Ultrasonic Rockets!

Creativity

Build it by hand the old fashoned way, or with a modern laser cutter. Either way, creativity is in the mind and skill of the doer. From the blacksmith to the inventive technomaker, the spirit of creativity lives and thrives at GC Maker & Comic Con. Come see and learn some new skills!

Technology

From automation to animation, and applications of mechanization, the folks that present the coolest technology here at GC Maker & Comic Con love to share, explain, and showcase some amazingly awesome technology.

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The Eureka! Factory, a trademark of Willingham Associates LLC, is a collaborative of creative individuals and business partners who believe in the power of community driven innovation to help people move from passive consumption to empowered and active creation of their future and ours.