FIRST Alumni are a vital part of making ROBOTICON possible each year, making up almost 90% of our volunteer base, and 100% of our key volunteer positions.  FIRST Alumni are also active mentors and coaches of teams throughout Tampa Bay and Florida, and help support and run FIRST K-12 competitions and events year round.

Now with the creation of FCDI’s Advanced Manufacturing & Robotics Center (AMRoC) Fab Lab – which is also staffed by several FIRST alumni! – at University Mall, just a mile west of the University of South Florida, we’re able to throw FIRST Alumni a proper thank you party for all you do, not just at ROBOTICON, but at schools and youth groups across Florida all year long.

So after we wrap up the first day of ROBOTICON on Saturday, October 12, we’re inviting FIRST Alumni to head over to AMRoC Fab Lab to join us for a fun evening of board and video games with a side of pizza, refreshments, music and dancing. (With the FRC field over at Yuengling Center, we’ll have a decent sized dance floor at AMRoC!) The event will run from 6:30 pm to 10 pm.

This is a great opportunity to catch up with friends, old and new, chat about the new season(s) and generally talk shop in Tampa Bay’s one stop FIRST shop!  Alumni can also win some cool swag from event sponsors Game Stop and Nerd Culture.

Tickets are just $5 and include food, refreshments and one raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets can be purchased at the event. Proceeds benefit AMRoC Fab Lab FIRST programs.

Seating is limited, so reserve your spot today!

Click here to RSVP and save your seat for the ROBOTICON FIRST Alumni Game Night!

(Please note the mall closes at 9 pm and there is no late admission to the AMRoC event after that time.)