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Corgis are racing at Tampa Bay Downs, and gamers are gathering at Guardian Con and Dan TDM show

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CUTENESS: Corgi racing at Tampa Bay Downs

More than four dozen short-legged racers will be running the track of Tampa Bay Downs for Corgi Racing on Saturday. The 48 corgis step up to the starting line in heats of eight at 5 p.m. after horse racing has finished for the day, and $5 gets you in for the day as a spectator. There's a concert after the race by the Soul Circus Cowboys. Be warned, you can't bring your own dog to the track and racing slots are full. Just embrace the cuteness. 11225 Race Track Road, Tampa. (813) 855-4401.

 

GAMERS: Guardian Con

The Florida State Fairgrounds is turning into gamer heaven this weekend, especially for fans of the futuristic shooting platform Destiny. What started as a fan meetup for Destiny streamers has turned into a big fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Guardian Con will have cosplay, panel discussions, vendors, meet and greets, artists and activities. Ottawa nerd-rockers Double Experience will be performing, and popular YouTube stars will talk about how they got their start. 11 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. Online ticket sales are closed, so entry is $30-$50 at the door and parking is $6 (cash only).

 

THE VIDEO STAR: Dan TDM

Dan TDM is one of the world's biggest YouTube creators whose channel focuses primarily on the hit game Minecraft. The Englishman, born Dan Middleton, even holds a Guinness record for "Most views for a dedicated Minecraft video channel" with more than 9.8 billion views and 14.9 million subscribers. His funny and personal videos have made him a star, and he's brought Dr. Trayaurus, Craig the Mailman and other characters and friends on a family-friendly tour that stops at Ruth Eckerd Hall at 2 p.m. Sunday. 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $53.25-$82.75, $95 meet and greet. (727) 791-7400. rutheckerdhall.com.

 

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