Florida Pirate Con

 

 

The Florida Pirate Con will take place June 14th through the 16th at the International Palms Resort & Conference Center bringing with it a wealth of Florida History.

World famous treasure hunters, historians, artists, authors and pirate enthusiasts converge to share their stories and displays depicting pirate lore and the never ending quest for gold.

Many may know a thing or two about the1622 Spanish Treasure Fleet which lost eight of its vessels off the Florida Keys; ships laden with gold, silver and other jewels & gems, the most famous being the Santa Margarita & the Nuestra Señora de Atocha. But only the men who worked alongside Mel Fisher and recovered treasures from these very wrecks can tell you first hand of their experience.

President of the Institute of Marine Archaeological Conservation, Pat Clyne and Spanish shipwreck authority,
Carl Fismer are two such men and both will be on hand to answer your questions regarding these famed Florida shipwrecks.

At the Florida Pirate Con you can also meet Naval historian and undersea explorer, Captain Mike Daniel who discovered a number of famous archaeological sites and located a number of lost historical sites in Florida, the Caribbean, the Bahamas and the Carolinas. His most renowned discoveries are that of Blackbeard’s flagship the Queen Anne’s Revenge and the treasure Galleon Nuestra Senora de las Maravillas.

There will be treasures and artifacts on display and various types of pirate related merchandise for sale from costumes & shipwreck jewelry to books and leatherwork not to mention great opportunities to meet famous artists
like Don Maitz; creator of the Captain Morgan Spiced Rum Character, along with other renowned Pirate Lords and celebrities.

In addition, the 2013 Florida Pirate Con will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Annual Cocoa Beach Pirate Fest;
a free, family-friendly event geared up for scallywags both young and old, and will feature some great piratical entertainment with a bevy of arts & craft vendors selling their wares.

The Florida Pirate Con is located in Cocoa Beach at International Palms Resort & Conference Center
1300 North Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

Event Hours:
Friday 12 noon – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday 11am – 5pm

Pirate’s Ball (Friday 8-11PM cost $20 Adult’s only)

Admission:
Advance Tickets $5.00 (per day) $10.00 at the door
Weekend Pass: Advance Tickets $10.00 (covers all 3 days) $20.00 at the door
VIP Pass: Advance Tickets $25.00 (includes Pirate’s Ball and Weekend Pass) $30.00 at the door

Advance Ticket prices will also be extended to guests staying at the resort.

Whether you are a seasoned pirate re-enactor or you just purchased your very first plastic sword and eye patch, the Florida Pirate Con is a place where pirate enthusiasts gather and where the dreams of future pirates are born!

For information regarding the Florida Pirate Con or the 2nd Annual Cocoa Beach Pirate Fest please visit www.floridapiratecon.com or www.cocoabeachpiratefest.com
you may also call POTTC Events at (561) 792-9260 or email info@pottcevents.com

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