How would you like to help support shark conservation, research, and education? How would you like to do that by going to a scuba show with great vendors with all of the latest gear, live aboards, art, clothing, and more? What if that same show had the stars from the Discovery Channels, National Geographic, Smithsonian Institute, and ocean artists giving talks, panels, and Q&A’s? If it also had exhibits with animals, robotic sharks, and other exhibits for the whole family would that be great? Finally, what if we through in an art exhibit and short film festival? How about Scuba speed dating? The possibilities are endless. We want to it to be like attending Shark Week LIVE!
I always loved the air of community that San Diego Comic Con had and wished there was something like that for those of us that love the oceans. I also wanted to do something that could make a difference. So I decided, “why can’t we do both? “ I think the best way to effect change is through education. I wanted to create something that not only related to the scuba community, but would be interesting to someone who watches Shark Week. We could get those people in and educate them, get them excited about the oceans, and send them back out to spread the word. And, we could have blast ourselves.
We have lined up an impressive list of speakers and exhibitors. We are announcing one per week for the next couple of months. We are proud to announce the first one. The world famous ocean artist Wyland will be at SharkCon. Wyland’s body of work and tireless conservation efforts speak for themselves. I am sure that his talk will be amazing. To catch our weekly announcements of our speakers, please like us at https://www.facebook.com/SharkCon . Also, you can buy your tickets and take advantage of hotel deals at www.shark-con.com
We want to make this show for you. If you have an event you would like to see at SharkCon or a speaker you would like to see please email us at [email protected] . The majority of the proceeds will go to shark conservation, research, and youth education projects. It will be Jawsome!
By Guest Blogger Shark-Con