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 to include CASH$$ will 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.
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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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KHAN games began in 2009 as a dream. Deep within his REM sleep, Kevin Hanley dreamed of learning how to make games for his beloved childhood gaming system, the Nintendo Entertainment System. When we woke up, he found himself unemployed with a lot of time to kill, so he made his dream come true.
As a creative chameleon, Joe Granato realizes his creative compulsions through the medium best suited to express them. By day, he is a professional videographer, filmmaker, and documentarian; by night, an enthusiastic programmer. He is a musician with national touring experience, playing with bands such as the Toadies and the Misfits, and has since settled down a bit to work more on film score composition and production. He is a fiction writer and aspiring novelist with a working draft of his first novel recently reviewed by 21 time best selling fantasy author Piers Anthony. He has taught game development in different educational environments for nine years. As the mastermind behind The New 8-bit Heroes, he is looking to synthesize all of these creative and technical skills into a single project which will pay homage to his lasting affinity for the 8-bit aesthetic and the NES era of gaming.
Cosplay has found its next big thing with RoadRunner Cosplay. With hits such as: Dean Winchester, The Green Arrow, and everyone’s favorite Merc with a mournr08th Dapper Deadpool. When RoadRunner Cosplay steps into character anything can happen. His goal is to bring a true depiction of people’s favorite characters to life right in front of their eyes. With his playful antics and outgoing personality there is a no telling who RoadRunner Cosplay will show up to a convention as. The possiblities are endless with RoadRunner Cosplay, he isn’t just your average cosplayer, he is the future of cosplay.
THEIR COMING BACK!!! – 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.