Anime Weekend Atlanta (AWA) is a Japanese Animation (Anime) & Comics (Manga) convention held in the Atlanta, Georgia area. AWA was first organized in 1994, with the first convention held in 1995. Since then, AWA has been recongized as one of the most popular Japanese Animation conventions in the United States, and one of the top ten attended anime conventions in North America*. AWA has a variety of events, including video rooms, dealers room, costume contest, panels, workshops, artist alley, and a formal ball.
Collision is "America's fastest growing tech conference" created by the team behind Web Summit. In two years, Collision has grown to almost 20,000 attendees from more than 100 countries. Attendees include CEOs of both the world's fastest growing startups and the world's largest companies, alongside leading investors and media.
CES is the world's gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years - the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), it attracts the world's business leaders and pioneering thinkers.
E3 is the world's premier trade show for computer and video games and related products. The show is owned by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the U.S. association dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of the companies, publishing interactive games for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers, and the Internet.
The mission of FIRST is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting Mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.
The varsity Sport for the Mind, FRC combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of 25 students or more are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. It's as close to "real-world engineering" as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.
Animation Supercon is a 3 day festival and convention meant to celebrate Animation, Cartoons, Anime, Comic Books, Video Games and Pop Culture. Our main events stage will showcase our celebrity guests, bands, costume / cosplay contests and screenings. Our exhibition floor will have hundreds of vendors, artists, fan groups, podcasters, filmmakers and writers. Our panels and autograph sessions give fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators and celebrities. Our professional and fan panels will be educational and fun, a place to learn about and discuss the industries we're celebrating. Our film festival will showcase independent animators from around the world. Our event rooms will have video games, roleplaying games, collectible card gaming, LAN gaming and game shows.
Everyone is a fan of something, and MegaCon is a place to celebrate all things pop culture. Get an autograph or a photo with your favorite guest and get the inside scoop about your favorite movies & TV shows at our celebrity panels! Watch professional comic artists battle it out in our popular Sketch Duels, learn from our "How To" workshops, and take photos with your favorite costumed characters! It's also a great place to buy a unique gift (or treat yourself!) with over 400,000 square feet of shopping madness.
METROCON started as a idea by the founders of AnimeMetro.com. AnimeMetro.com is an online anime community with over 5000 members. Over time, it seemed only natural for the members to want to meet each other in real life. People meet, form attachments and naturally want to meet each other. And what better place than at an anime convention? Since its inception, METROCON has continuously evolved, blazing the path for events like the Anime Human Chess Match, the Fantasy Masquerade, and more recently live fire shows and the METRO Star Party.
FLORIDA SUPERCON is South Florida's Comic Book, Anime, Animation, Video Game, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Pop Culture Convention is 4 days of fun dedicated to Comic Books, Anime, Animation, Video Games, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and all of pop culture featuring celebrity guests,comic book creators, voice actors, industry guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, panels, Q&A's, films & shorts, costume & cosplay contests,vendors, parties, anime, workshops, video gaming and more!
Gulf Coast Maker and Comic Con is an opportunity for everyone to join together to share resources, learn a craft, hone their skills, find career and academic opportunities, try new tools and innovations, and much more.
Gulf Coast Makers offers a broad based creative community for Gulf Coast area entrepreneurial and creative DIYers. This is a place where everyone can join together to share resources, information, events and more! Gulf Coast Makers hosts an annual DIY Celebration of the Inventive Spirit each spring, to showcase Makers, Shakers and Innovators across Tampa Bay. Collaboration is always invited and everyone is always welcome!
HP Discover is the Enterprise event for all alumni of HP Software Universe, HP Technology Forum and HP Technology@Work.
HP Discover is the showcase technology event where you can learn how HP makes technology work for you. Held annually, this event brings the power of people, technology and ideas to solve your most difficult Enterprise IT challenges.
IBM Innovate is the premier event for software and systems innovation. At Innovate, IBM will showcase how to harness the power of software-driven innovation to deliver smarter products and improve business outcomes. IBM will share the stage with customers and business partners to explore how to harness software investments by managing complexity, lowering risk, and driving down costs.
Insight offers a unique educational experience tailored to your needs. From business and industry solutions to deep-dive technical sessions, learn new ways to unlock the potential of data and analytics. Regardless of your interest, skill level or business priorities, the curriculum is designed to help you quickly and easily realize the full value of your investment.
Mizu Con is an annual convention based on Japanese Animation and the many sub-genres of Anime. Mizu Con will feature many of the festivities found at most Anime conventions. Events will include interesting and informative panels, Anime DVD screenings, live action movies, video gaming and even an Anime music video showcase! Mizu Con will also host an Artist Alley where local artists may showcase and sell their artwork and crafts. In addition there will be a cosplay contest, special guests, a dealer's room and much more! With over 30 years combined staffing and running Anime conventions, we hope to bring a quality show to the community annually and with community support we will be able to achieve our goal.
The biggest comic con in Florida's most densely populated county! For fans of comics, gaming, anime, cosplay, and makers/hackers!
FIRST students and guests enjoy a full scale competition event, a college and career fair, and more! Guests are able to tour Team Pits to see team members working on their robots and have a chance to talk to students, visit the Roboticon Exhibit Hall to enjoy STEM demos, vendors and organizations, and learn more about technical, math and science career and college opportunities.
The biggest party this side of the galaxy, Star Wars Celebration brings fans of all ages together, from all points of the globe, to celebrate the pop-culture phenomenon that is Star Wars. Whether it's young fans of Star Wars: The Clone Wars or die-hards fueled by the nostalgia for the original Star Wars trilogy; curious, casual followers; gamers, readers, costumers or collectors - there's something for everyone at Celebration. Both hardcore and casual fans will gather to have fun while celebrating their passion for all things Star Wars, discovering what's new, and being the first to see what's next. It's four fun-filled days of exhibits, a vibrant, interactive show floor, screenings, exclusive merchandise, celebrity guests, panels, autograph sessions, fan-inspired activities, and other surprises.
The Synapse Innovation Summit brings together innovators from all industries and stages of development to connect technology, regionally-based innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems throughout Florida.