Held in San Mateo, CA and Austin, TX, Maker Faire is a two-day event celebrating DIY (DO It Yourself) creativity and learning. From a giant electronic giraffe to rocket launching, welding, bikes made of driftwood, Power Tool Drag Races, a giant clothing swap, food-making classes, and even a nighttime fire showMaker Faire has something for everyone.
"The Bay Area Maker Faire doubled in size after just one yearattracting a remarkable 45,000 attendees, while the Austin Maker Faire, in only its first year, drew 20,000 attendees. Most impressively, Maker Faire continues to attract people from outside the magazines readership base," explained Linda Zebian, Associate Editor, Folio:, Magazine Event Strategies.
In 2008, Maker Faire returns again to San Mateo (May 3 & 4) and Austin (October 18 & 19). "Maker Faire is about inspiring people to share their ideas, to think of new ones, to see the world and our surroundings in a different wayand more than anything, to have fun in the process! And to that end, we couldnt have been more successful," said Dale Dougherty, publisher & editor of Make Magazine.
For more information on the FOLIO FAME award or this years Maker Faire events, please contact Mark Ballard at: 212-255-8455 x225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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