An Awesome Little Con On The Emerald Coast!
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Emerald Coast Con will be held at the Ramada Plaza Beach Resort 1500 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548
Saturday, November 18, 2017: 9:00 am to 11:55 pm and Sunday, November 19, 2017: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Emerald Coast Con is a multi-genre convention in Fort Walton Beach, FL! Emerald Coast Con began in 2015 as a video game fundraising initiative in Northwest Florida. Emerald Coast Con is not only for gamers, but also hosts a broad assortment of pop-culture panels and fanfare for lovers of comics, sci-fi, fantasy, anime, and multi-genre entertainment throughout the Southeast. Proceeds from Emerald Coast Con benefit The Arc of The Emerald Coast a local nonprofit.
We would like to welcome game developer and Florida native Catherine West! Starting her programming journey on a TI-86 calculator, Catherine coded her way to a job at Chucklefish in London as Technical lead and was the lead programmer of Starbound. The indie game is an intergalactic journey through a vast procedurally generated universe. The player must traverse the stars in their space shuttle while beaming down to planets on various quests to collect items, fight enemies, and explore the wide open world. You will not want to miss Catherine’s panel!
Voice actor Dino Andrade is probably best known to video game fans worldwide as the Scarecrow from the Game of The Year Award-Winning Blockbuster Batman: Arkham Asylum. Dino is also known as the voice behind Professor Putricide, Mimiron, High Tinkerer, Mekkatorque, The Death Knight Gnomes and more from World of Warcraft, which boasts 11 million gamers around the globe! Additionally, Andrade has lent his voice to such high-profile properties as Brutal Legend, Call of Duty, Guitar Hero, Pocket God, Samurai Heroes, and Nerf-N-Strike. Anime/gamer fans know him for his starring roles as Kenshin in Sengoku Basara, and Ragou in Tales of Vesparia, as well as his guest appearances in Hellsing Ultimate and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. Dino has also been heard in both radio and television campaigns for Kellogg’s Rice Krispies as the iconic voice of Pop of Snap, Crackle and Pop fame!
Check out other great Guests and Speakers under the Guests tab!
Emerald Coast Con is excited to again host in 2017 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 to include CASHS will be announced at a later date.
Possible tournament games may include but not limited to Super Smash Brothers 4, Mortal Kombat, Ultra Super Street Fighter 4, BlazBlue: Chrono Extend, Killer Instinct, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, and more.
The Retro Gaming Lounge will 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.