Emerald Coast Con began in 2015 as a video game fundraising initiative in Northwest Florida dedicated, but not limited, to retro, current-gen, next-gen and indie gaming and computer science. This convention is not only for gamers and techies, but also includes a broad assortment of pop-culture exhibits and fanfare for lovers of comics, sci-fi, fantasy, anime, and multi-genre entertainment throughout the Southeast.
The Arc of The Emerald Coast a local nonprofit are financing, organizing, and benefiting from Emerald Coast Con.
Emerald Coast Con is an effort to capture appreciation for gaming and media arts entertainment, advocate computer-science education and literacy, and build awareness and recognition for services and opportunities for persons with disabilities in Northwest Florida.
Emerald Coast Con is excited to again host in 2016 competitive gaming tournaments for Wii U, PS4, and Xbox One on the Emerald Coast Con Gaming Expo Floor! All tournaments will be open for both days of the event. All attendees are welcome to compete but must register onsite. Great prize packages will announced at a later date.
Possible tournament games may include but not limited to Super Smash Brothers 4, Mortal Kombat, Call of Duty: AW, Ultra Super Street Fighter 4, BlazBlue: Chrono Extend, Halo 4, Killer Instinct, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, and more.
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Emerald Coast Con’s retro-arcade was an exciting and popular attraction at our inaugural event and will return in 2016! Our volunteer technicians and arcade sponsors worked hard to secure 16 + retro arcade games. These older games require a lot of maintenance, service, and love.
Games included Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Super Mario Bros, Donkey Kong, Street Fighter, NFL Blitz, The Simpsons, Ms Pacman, and more!
Details on games that will available are pending…..
The retro console room will again feature over 25 retro gaming stations including NES, Super Nintendo, N64, GameCube, Sega Master System, Sega Genesis, Sega Saturn, Dreamcast, Playstation 1 and 2, Xbox, NeoGeo, and Turbo Duo consoles. We’re pulling out all the classics, rare, and sought after gems for our guests to enjoy.
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Toby is best known for his YouTube videos, as well as a number of television and film roles. His experience in entertainment media is extensive, with over 14 million subscribers and over three billion views on YouTube alone. He has also been a voice actor and was the only recurring human character on Cartoon Network’s Annoying Orange.
2015 Emerald Coast Con Guest – Tom Fulp is a co-Founder of the Behemoth and creator of Newgrounds.com, a home for indie games, art, music and animation on the web. The Behemoth is responsible for Alien Hominid, Castle Crashers, BattleBlock Theater and the upcoming Pit People. Tom would love to talk to you about the Behemoth, Newgrounds or even that game he made about The Room.
2015 Emerald Coast Con Guest – Norman Caruso is the creator of Gaming Historian, a documentary series on YouTube that discusses the history of video games. The show has covered a variety of topics, most notably the history of LJN & the Atari Games vs Nintendo case.
His work has been featured on Destructoid, Capcom, Polygon, and classrooms around the world. He graduated from Elizabeth City State University with a degree in history in 2009.
2015 Emerald Coast Con Guest – The Super Guitar Bros are not actually brothers – they’re bros! SGB is an acoustic/classical guitar duo creating covers of their favorite video game songs. Some are soothing and relaxing while others are intense and dramatic.